Ouachita River Community,
Let me be the first to say, “Welcome Back to School!” I hope all of you had time to enjoy this summer together. As you know, school is fast approaching. In three short weeks we will begin the 2019-20 school year. We have been working hard to prepare our classrooms, buses, facilities, and personnel to make this year a success. I want to thank all of the staff for working so hard to prepare for the upcoming school year. We accomplished so much last year as a district, and I look forward to seeing what successes this year will bring as well.
This year, as in the past, you will notice a few new faces among the ORSD family educating our students. I encourage you to come to Open House on August 12th at 6:30 pm to meet and welcome our new staff. Also, I want to share with you that we still have a Before/After School Program that will be starting in October on the Acorn Campus. This program will provide homework support, enrichment activities, an afternoon snack, and transportation home. We will be communicating to you much more about this program as we approach September. Also, I want to share with you that we will have a different car rider drop off system this year on each campus. Please call your respective school for more information. Construction will be ongoing on the Acorn Campus until October around the Mary Davis Gym, New Gym, and Acorn High School. Each year our goal is to make our campuses as safe, functional, and clean as possible.
In closing, let me say thank you so much for all of your support last year. I am very excited and enthusiastic about this year and the new projects to come for the Ouachita River School District. I cannot wait to see all of our students and staff!
Jerrall A. Strasner