TULSA, Okla. — As coronavirus cases continue to rise across Oklahoma, several schools in Green Country announced they are moving to distance learning.
Several districts said the move to distance learning isn't only due to the coronavirus cases in their schools, but also due to the lack of substitutes for absent staff and bus drivers due to positive cases and quarantines.
Below is a list of the Green Country schools moving to distance learning:
Owasso Public Schools
Starting on November 18th, Owasso grades 9th -12th will switch to Owasso's Pivot to Home program and continue for the remainder of the semester.
The district is still having in-person classes for Pre-K - 8th grade. CLICK HERE for more information.
Tahlequah Public Schools
Tahlequah Public Schools is moving all students to distance learning starting Nov. 16. Official said students remain in distance learning through Nov. 20. The next week, students will be out of school for Thanksgiving Break. READ MORE: Tahlequah Public Schools moves all students to distance learning
Skiatook Public Schools
Skiatook Public Schools is moving to distance learning from Nov. 16 through 20, according to the district's Facebook page. Students will be on Thanksgiving break from Nov. 23 through Nov. 27th. All students will return to in-person learning on Nov. 30th. READ MORE: Skiatook Public Schools moves to distance learning on Nov. 16
Glenpool Public Schools
Glenpool Public Schools moved all schools to distance learning starting Nov. 16. All schools will return to in-person learning on Nov. 30. READ MORE: Glenpool Public Schools moves to distance learning starting Nov. 16
Collinsville Public Schools
Collinsville Public Schools Superintendent, Lance West, announced that the district will pivot to distance learning on all campuses starting Nov. 16th due to an increase in positive COVID-19 cases in the area. Students will return to in-person classes on Nov. 30th.
To read the full statement released for Collinsville Public Schools, click here.
Herald Lower Elementary School: Superintendent for Collinsville Public Schools Lance West said they switched to distance learning on Nov. 9th due to a surge in cases among his staff at Herald Lower Elementary School. READ MORE: Collinsville Herald Elementary to return to in-person learning on Nov. 16
Muskogee Public Schools
Muskogee Public Schools is moving to virtual learning due to increasing COVID-19 cases and the number of absences across the district. The district will move to virtual learning beginning Monday, Nov. 16 and students will return to in-person instruction Monday, Dec. 7. READ MORE: Muskogee Public Schools move to virtual learning amid rising COVID-19 cases
Jenks Public Schools - All secondary students in 7th through 12th grades
Jenks Public School officials announce all secondary students are moving to distance learning. This goes into effect on November 16th. The plan is for students to return to in person learning on December 7th. READ MORE: Jenks Public Schools moves all secondary students to distance learning
Broken Arrow Public Schools
Broken Arrow Public Schools announced the plan for students after the Thanksgiving break. CLICK HERE to read more >>> Broken Arrow Public Schools announces post-Thanksgiving break plan for students
Broken Arrow Public Schools announced it's moving all students at Centennial Middle School and Sequoyah Middle School to distance learning starting Tuesday, Nov. 10 and all students at Oliver Middle School, Oneta Ridge Middle School and Childers Middle School to distance learning starting Thursday, Nov. 12. All students will return back to class on Monday Nov. 30th.
READ MORE: Broken Arrow Public Schools moves 3 more middle schools to distance learning
Sand Springs Public Schools - 6th through 12th grade students
Sand Springs Public Schools is moving students in 6th through 12th grade to distance learning on Nov. 12th. Students will return to the classroom on November 30th. READ MORE: Sand Springs district moves 6th - 12th grade students to distance learning on Nov. 12
Union Public Schools - Boevers Elementary and students in grades 6th through 12th
Union Public Schools announced students at Boevers Elementary and those in grades 6-12 are moving to distance learning beginning Nov. 12. Students will return to the classroom on Nov. 30.
READ MORE: Union Public Schools: Boevers Elementary students, grades 6-12 to move to distance learning
Bixby Public Schools - Bixby North Elementary
The Bixby North Elementary school will be on distance learning from November 9th to November 20th. READ MORE: Bixby North Elementary moves to temporary distance learning
Oklahoma City Public Schools
Oklahoma City Public Schools is moving to distance learning starting Nov. 16. Superintendent Dr. Sean McDaniel said the move to distance learning is due to the rise of coronavirus cases moving Oklahoma County into the Oklahoma State Department of Education's "Red Alert Level". Officials have recommended the district transition into the protocols for the Red Alert Level.
Oklahoma Public Schools will start distance learning on Nov. 16 and will continue it through the end of their first semester, which ends on Dec. 18, 2020.
Sequoyah Public Schools
Sequoyah Public Schools released a statement detailing that Mid-High and High Schools will pivot to distance learning.
Mid-High and High School will return to in-person learning on November 30th.
Sequoyah Upper Elementary Grade 5 (only) will pivot to distance learning and return to in-person learning on December 4, 2020.
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