Where Students are Learning for Life!

Our District proudly received this flyer today from the Arkansas Division of Elementary and Secondary Education to post on our website. Congratulations to our Elementary School for their big gains!

Enjoy Your Snow Day - November 15

Today will count as a snow day and will be made up on February 17th. There will be no instruction going on today. Be safe and have fun!

Home Live-Streams Now Available

West Fork Schools will now begin live-streaming all home athletic functions. In time, other home group events will be streamed as well.

Access the live-streams on our YouTube channel or by clicking the image to the left.

At this time, away events will not be streamed by West Fork Schools; however, most schools that we compete against provide a public live-stream link on their websites.

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Hall of Fame Information

West Fork Community:

It's time to recognize more outstanding graduates, former employees, and major contributors who have set themselves apart by their overall impact on our school and community by nominating them to the West Fork Public Schools Hall of Fame. These two links take you to the Nomination Criteria and the Nomination Form. The nomination deadline is December 23, 2022.

Thank you for your support of this event.

Holiday Gift Assistance Date Extended

Parents & Guardians of West Fork Students:

West Fork Public Schools has extended the date of application for holiday gift assistance to Wednesday, November 9th. If your family needs support this holiday season, please fill out the application found at https://bit.ly/WFPSchristmashelp. Applications are also available in the front office of each building. Applications are due back by November 9th. If you have any questions, please contact your child's school counselor.

Thank you.


Game Date and Time Changes for Football Games vs. Greenland

Parents, Guardians, Students, & Community:

Because of the severe weather predicted for Friday night, most schools in NWA have started announcing that they are moving their Friday night football games to Thursday night. West Fork and Greenland have agreed to do the same. The senior high football game vs. Greenland at Greenland will now be played on Thursday night beginning at 7:30. The 7th grade & junior high games will still be played on Thursday at West Fork, but the game times will be moved to 3:30 for 7th grade and 4:30 for junior high to accommodate for the senior high game.

We apologize for this late notice and any inconvenience we've caused, but for the safety and welfare of everyone involved, we feel strongly that this is the right decision. We can play with rain falling, but we can't play with severe storms all around us.

Thank you so much for your understanding.

John Karnes, Superintendent

Parents, Guardians, & Tiger Football Fans

This post is to inform you that Charleston High School will be live-streaming this Friday night's football game beginning a few minutes before 7:00 pm. Please click on this link to access their homepage where the link to the live-stream can be found at the bottom of the page. The West Fork School District is working on having the ability to make more live-streamed events accessible for our parents and community in the near future. Thank you for your patience.

Letter to Parents & Guardians from the Superintendent - October 22, 2022

Parents & Guardians:

Click on the attached link for a letter from the Superintendent giving a brief overview of the school year thus far, information about Parent-Teacher Conferences, and information about additional support for struggling students.

Letter from the Superintendent

Thank you.


Parent-Teacher Conferences

October 24 & 25

Parents & Guardians:

Parent-teacher conferences are being held on Monday, October 24th, and Tuesday, October 25th from 3:15 to 6:45. By now, you should have already heard from your child’s school to set up a meeting time with your child’s teacher(s). If you have not heard from your child’s school, please reach out to his/her teacher and ask to set up a meeting time. Your involvement in your child’s education is a major factor in the educational success that he/she will experience while in school. Attending your child’s parent-teacher conferences is one great way to become involved. If neither day works for you, please ask your child’s teacher(s) for an alternate date or time to meet.

Thank you.

Fall Break for Students - October 31st

Parents, Guardians, & Students:

There will be no school for students on Monday, October 31, 2022, to provide our students with a fall break in the form of a three-day weekend. All district and building offices will still be open. We hope our students enjoy their break and return refreshed and ready to finish out the fall semester, which ends on December 21st. Classes will resume on Tuesday, November 1st.

Thank you,

John Karnes, Superintendent

Letter to Parents Regarding Students Trying to Leave and Re-enter Ballgames

Parents & Guardians:

West Fork School District hopes that you are doing well. Please click on the link to read an informative message regarding students leaving ballgames and trying to re-enter.

Thank you.

John Karnes, Superintendent



Letter to Parents & Guardians from the Superintendent

Hello Parents & Guardians:

I hope you're doing well. I have prepared a letter for you that can be accessed with this link... Superintendent's Letter.

Thank you,

John Karnes, Superintendent

#TigersLearnforLife


Monday, September 5th - No School

Parents, Guardians, & Students:

There will be no school on Monday, September 5, 2022, in observance of Labor Day. All district and building offices will be closed. We hope our students and their family members enjoy their three-day weekend. Classes will resume on Tuesday, September 6th.

Thank you,

John Karnes, Superintendent

Thank you Parents & Guardians

Thank you so much for your amazing show of support to our district by completing 40 free and reduced meal applications last night. We hope to see even more applications completed tomorrow morning. The flyer below also shows you some additional benefits beyond those listed in last night's post.

Thanks again!

John Karnes

#TigersLearnforLife

West Fork Schools Needs Your Assistance

Parents & Guardians:

The district is asking for your help and it will only take a few minutes of your time. If you did not complete the free and reduced meal application while you were registering your child online for this school year, we ask that you please click on the provided link https://docflow.wftigers.org/free-reduced-lunch-application/ to sign in and access the application and complete it. Not only may your family be eligible for free or reduced meals, but the district will also receive an additional $538.30 for each student that is eligible which can be spent on educational resources such as teacher aides, computers, books, intervention tools, school safety resources, etc. even if the family chooses not to participate.

If you have any questions about completing the application, please contact Mrs. Judy Tiller at the district's administration office.

Thank you for your assistance.

John Karnes, Superintendent

#TigersLearnForLife

Back to School Message from Superintendent John Karnes

Parents & Guardians:

I hope your child enjoyed his/her summer and is looking forward to beginning a new school year tomorrow morning. I will assure you that all of us working for the West Fork School District are excited about beginning a new school year and are determined to get off to a great start.

Having said that, tomorrow morning between 7:15 and 8:00, we’ll have approximately 1,000 students and employees arriving on our campus, which means there will be a lot of buses and car traffic, in addition to students walking to school. As you bring your child to school, I am asking you to arrive early, be patient, and be extra observant, because any tiny distraction could result in an accident. At the Elementary School, we have made a small change after you drop off your child at the cafetorium that should greatly increase the safety of our students by limiting vehicle and student interactions at the crosswalk. Additionally, for a lot of parents that also have children to drop off at our middle school and/or high school, this change should shorten their dropoff time by eliminating the third trip through the 4-way stop in the middle of town. If this change doesn’t seem to improve the vehicle congestion at the Elementary School dropoff location after a few days, we will re-evaluate and make any necessary changes.

To help ensure your child’s safety, we ask that your child always exits your vehicle from a passenger side door and goes directly to their assigned location. Each building will have monitors outside at our student dropoff locations to assist as needed. I also want to remind you that it is illegal to talk or text on your cell phone while in a school zone and it is also illegal to pass a stopped school bus when its flashing red lights are on.

In closing, I want you to know that all of us here at the West Fork School District expects to have a safe and productive 22-23 school year, but it will take all of us working together to make this expectation become a reality, and I know we can do it!

If I can ever be of assistance, please don’t hesitate to ask.

Thank you,

John Karnes, Superintendent


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