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Broken Arrow Public Schools moves 3 more middle schools to distance learning

Posted at 4:24 PM, Nov 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-11 17:40:33-05

BROKEN ARROW, Okla. — Broken Arrow Public Schools announced it's moving all students at Oliver Middle School, Oneta Ridge Middle School and Childers Middle School to distance learning starting Thursday, Nov. 12.

Students will return back to class on Monday, Nov. 30 after Thanksgiving break, according to district officials.

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The district said it's moving to distance learning because of transmission in the community, as well as contact tracing of support staff, bus drivers and other essential workers.

By taking these precautionary measures at the secondary level, it allows us to focus our resources on our elementary students, keeping them learning in-person. Last spring, we received feedback from parents following school closures, and we realized it’s very tough for parents of those elementary students to easily navigate distance learning, so we are doing all we can to keep them in their classrooms.
Dr. Janet Vinson, superintendent of schools

Students in all other grades and school sites across the district will continue in-person learning, unless directed otherwise by the site principal, according to the district.

This comes as the district recently moved several other schools to distance learning, including the remaining middle schools, students in grades 9-12, as well as Aspen Creek Early Childhood Center.

READ MORE: Broken Arrow Public Schools moves Centennial Middle School, Sequoyah Middle School to distance learning

The district said its child nutrition program will provide meals daily during the work week outside of the school sites from noon to 1 p.m.

For additional information about Broken Arrow Public Schools response to COVID-19, click here.

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