The 2020-21 school year in Green Country is going to look different for most students due to the pandemic.
Ahead of the first day of school several districts released plans to keep students and school staff safe. Changes include daily schedule, instructional options, mask requirements and school bus protocol.
In March 2020, several Green Country schools temporarily closed and moved to virtual classrooms after the first case of COVID-19 in Tulsa County was announced on March 6.
School districts are working to provide communities with the safest and best education amid the pandemic.
Below is a list of schools and links to proposed plans:
TULSA PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Tulsa Public Schools announced a new calendar plan for the 2020-21 school year. TPS officials said they will announced the weekly schedule for the school year in August 2020 after they receive the most update advice from health officials.
The school year will begin on August 31 and end on June 8. At this time, TPS officials said the calendar includes all-district distance learning days on Wednesdays, which allows students to participate in distance learning, provides an opportunity for additional in-person tutoring and allows staff to clean buildings mid-week.
BROKEN ARROW PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Broken Arrow Public Schools approved new school times and six virtual days for their 2020-21 school year.
JENKS PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Jenks Public Schools released new guidelines for the 2020-21 academic year giving parents and students three instructional options: all at-school learning, all virtual learning, blended learning.
UNION PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Union Public Schools released their plan for the 2020-21 school year and are providing parents with two options: in person learning and virtual learning.
BIXBY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Bixby Public Schools released their guidelines for returning to school for the 2020-21 academic year.
OWASSO PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Owasso Public Schools released a letter and FAQs to the families in their district. In the letter, Owasso Public Schools Superintendent Amy Fichtner said they have two main goals: decision-making is focused on the health and safety of the students, staff and community and to keep school in session for the 2020-21 academic year if possible.
SAPULPA PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Sapulpa Public Schools is providing a choice from three learning options for the 2020-21 school year: traditional, virtual and hybrid. Sapulpa Public Schools said they will be releasing their complete reopening plan on July 31.
SAND SPRINGS PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Sand Springs Public Schools released their 'Strategies for Start Up' plan for their 2020-21 academic year. The 'Strategies for Start Up' plan provides details for the district including employee and student guidelines, operation guidelines and health guidelines.
BARTLESVILLE PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Bartlesville Public Schools released their reopening safety guidelines for the 2020-21 school year. Face coverings will be a part of the dress code for students in 6th through 12th grades.
MUSKOGEE PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Muskogee Public Schools released their plans for the 2020-21 academic year. MPS is planning to return to tradition on campus learning for the 2020-21 school year. Officials said distance learning may be required at some point during the school year. For the first time in the school's history, they are offering students from Kindergarten through 12th grade the option to pick full-time distance learning, instead of the full-time traditional on campus learning format.
TAHLEQUAH PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Tahlequah announced it is going to delay opening until August 27, citing delays in PPE gear in regards to coronavirus safety precautions.
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