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Jenks Public Schools release guidelines for 2020-21 school year

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Posted at 9:46 PM, Jul 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-04 11:31:46-04

JENKS, Okla. — Jenks Public Schools released guidelines with three distinct learning options for students during the 2020-21 school year.

The district is making alternate plans due to the coronavirus pandemic.

OPTION #1 – ALL AT-SCHOOL LEARNING (Option Available Pre-K – 12)

In this option, students will:

  • Remain enrolled in Jenks Public Schools
  • Attend school daily in a traditional, face-to-face classroom environment
  • Engage in a variety of learning experiences with teachers and peers
  • Continue to access educational technology supports
  • Continue to access all courses and activities offered at Jenks Public Schools
  • Continue to access guidance and counseling, media centers and other student programs as needed

OPTION #2 – ALL VIRTUAL LEARNING THROUGH TROJAN CONNECT PROGRAM (Option Available K – 12)

In this option, students will:

  • Remain enrolled in Jenks Public SchoolsAccess learning activities via an online platform (Calvert Learning for grades K-6 and Edgenuity for grades 7-12)
  • Have progress monitored by a certified Jenks Public Schools teacher
  • Receive supplemental instructional support for coursework from a certified Jenks Public Schools teacher
  • Require at-home parental guidance and support during learning activities in grades K-6 Have access to guidance and counseling services, media centers, and other student programs as needed
  • Receive technology device and internet access support as needed

Students must opt-in to the Trojan Connect Program by July 31. After a student signs up for this option, officials said the student will be locked into the Trojan Connect Program for the entire fall semester. Click here to sign up for the Trojan Connect Program.

OPTION #3 – BLENDED LEARNING (Option Available Grades 7 -12 ONLY)

In this option, students will:

  • Remain enrolled in Jenks Public Schools
  • Attend school daily for a portion of the school day while completing remaining courses via the Edgenuity online platform Interact directly with teachers and peers
  • Engage in a variety of learning experiences Be eligible to participate in school-sponsored activities and athletics
  • Access guidance and counseling services, media centers, and other student programs as needed
  • Receive technology device and internet access support as needed

Students must opt-in to Blended Learning by August 7. To select blended learning or increase the number of virtual hours a student who is already enrolled in virtual classes, click here.

If you select Option #2 or Option #3, you must opt-in by August 7.

Jenks Public Schools is taking the following steps to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • All staff members, visitors, and students in grades 3-12 will be required to wear face coverings. Any exceptions require the approval of the site principal.
  • Students in grades Pre-K-2 are strongly encouraged to wear face coverings when feasible. Masks will be encouraged when social distancing is difficult to accomplish.
  • Regardless of age or grade level, all students are required to wear a mask while riding on a bus. All JPS bus drivers are required to wear a mask.

Officials changed the start date from Aug. 19 to Aug. 24. Students will start the 2020-21 school year distance learning, officials said.

For more information about Jenks Public Schools learning options and guidelines, click here.

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