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COVID-19 Information


District Statement 4/07/20

At the authorization of Governor Hutchinson, the Lakeside School District will be closed for on-site instruction for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year.

All regularly scheduled school days will utilize alternative methods of instruction (AMI) assignments. The final day of instruction is May 29, 2020.

To view Monday’s full press conference, click on the following link:

We encourage all Arkansans to follow the Governor’s daily briefing to stay informed with current developments in our State. 

District Statement 3/19/20

Hello, this is Shawn Cook superintendent of the Lakeside School District. Lakeside Administration recently received direction from the Governor and the Arkansas Department of Education regarding the status of public schools. Lakeside will remain closed after Spring Break until Monday, April 20th. 

Digital instruction will resume on Monday, March 30th. Students who received packets need to call 501-262-1880 to speak to their building principal. 

Lakeside will continue to provide meals through Spring Break and as long as permitted. Please stress to your students the importance of social distancing. Enjoy your break and stay safe!

District Statement 3/15/20

Hello, this is Shawn Cook, superintendent of the Lakeside school district.  Lakeside Administration recently received direction from the Governor and the Arkansas Department of Education regarding the status of public schools.  Beginning Monday, March 16th, Lakeside will be closed for onsite instruction and will begin digital instruction. Our district and building offices will remain open to answer your calls and to provide materials if needed.

Lakeside School District will reopen on Monday, March 30 pending approval of state agencies. All sporting events, practices, and activities have been canceled until further notice.

These days will be classified as Alternative Method of Instruction days. Your student should have a device that they are able to continue their education through digital instruction. If your student does not have a device or did not bring one home, please contact your principal. Breakfast and lunch will be available tomorrow if needed. Additional details will be provided soon.

District Statement 3/11/20

Lakeside has been closely monitoring the Novel (new) Coronavirus (COVID-19). We are aware that there has been a presumptive positive COVID-19 case in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. 

This afternoon, we received the following proclamation from the state: 

“It is essential that our schools and educational institutions remain operational in the most practicable manner possible without jeopardizing public safety.”

“The Secretary of Health, in consultation with the Secretary of Education, shall have sole authority to close public school campuses throughout the state for reasons related to COVID-19.”

Lakeside is a 1 to 1 District (1 device for every student) and is prepared to deliver academic instruction using technology anytime school is dismissed for an extended period of time. 

Our attendance has remained at approximately 96%; however, Lakeside continues to take precautions to prevent the spread of the coronavirus and other viruses (flu, common cold, etc) which include:

  • Routinely fogging and disinfecting the classrooms and school buses
  • Encouraging staff and students to wash their hands frequently with soap and water
  • Ensuring that bathrooms are adequately furnished with soap

How can you help? 

  • Make sure your email and phone number are up to date so that we can keep you informed.
  • Continue to practice good hygiene with your students.
  • As always, if your student is experiencing symptoms from illness, stay home.