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Green Country school districts release 2020-21 plans amid pandemic

Posted at 3:14 PM, Jul 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-29 14:31:03-04

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 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.

READ MORE on Tulsa Public Schools plan and safety measures for the 2020-21 school year


Broken Arrow Public Schools approved new school times and six virtual days for their 2020-21 school year.

READ MORE on Broken Arrow Public School's 2020-21 school plan


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.

READ MORE on Jenk's 2020-21 school plan and safety measures


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.

READ MORE on the Union Public Schools plan and safety measure for the 2020-21 academic year


Bixby Public Schools released their guidelines for returning to school for the 2020-21 academic year.

READ MORE on the Bixby Public Schools 'Return to Learn Guide" for the 2020-21 academic year.


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.

READ MORE on Owasso Public Schools plan and FAQs for the 2020-21 school year


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.

READ MORE on Sapulpa Public schools plan, safety protocols and FAQs for the 2020-21 school year


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.

READ MORE on Sand Springs Public Schools safety protocols and guidelines for the 2020-21 academic year.


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.

READ MORE on the Bartlesville Public Schools reopening safety guidelines for the 2020-21 school year.


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.

READ MORE on the Muskogee Public Schools 'Return to School Plan' for the 2020-21 academic year.


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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