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Claremore Public Schools delays start of school year

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Posted at 5:40 PM, Aug 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-05 18:40:27-04

CLAREMORE, Okla. — The Claremore Public School Board of Education is delaying the start of the 2020-21 school year by one week.

Superintendent Bryan Frazier recommended on Wednesday that the district push the start date from Aug. 20 to Aug. 27 and the board approved, according to district officials.

The district said it still plans to hold in-person classroom instruction during the year.

Officials released changes to the previous calendar to accommodate the new start date.

  • Students will be in school on Friday, Sept. 4 for a full day of instruction, originally scheduled as a day out for the Labor Day weekend. This date will not be a distance learning day.
  • The first distance learning day will be Friday, Sept. 11.
  • The two professional development days scheduled for Sept. 29, 2020 and Feb. 26, 2021, will now be instructional in-session days. The professional development days are now front-loaded to accommodate the additional training days for teachers on Aug. 20 and 21, 2020.
  • May 27, 2021, is now the last day of school for students.
  • May 28, 2021, is now the last day for teachers.

"We need everyone to do their part to keep the numbers down, wear a mask, practice social distancing, wash your hands, and use hand sanitizer. Please stay safe so we can start school," Frazier said.

For more information about the district's back to school plans, click here.

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