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Muskogee Public Schools release 'Return to School Plan' for 2020-21 academic year

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Posted at 2:05 PM, Jul 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-29 14:39:39-04

MUSKOGEE — Muskogee Public Schools released their plans for the 2020-21 academic year.

Officials said they based their plans on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO).

MPS is planning to return to traditional on-campus learning for the 2020-21 school year on August 31. 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.

MPS will implement the following safety precautions for students and staff:

  1. Use of Personal Protective Equipment throughout the district.
  2. Sanitizing all district spaces each day with foggers or Clorox 360 Machines.
  3. Sanitizing high touch areas throughout the district multiple times a day.
  4. Changing cafeteria arrangements where possible to increase social distancing.
  5. Changing entry, release, and hallway patterns where possible to increase social distancing.
  6. Evaluating and adjusting bus routes where possible to increase social distancing.
  7. Increase time away from the building for students / staff with fever or other symptoms of COVID.
  8. Strengthening the Distance learning curriculum for all students in MPS.
  9. Communicating timely and useful information about confirmed COVID-19 cases that affect MPS.

Officials said the following principles are in place for the school and staff:

  1. Employee and student safety measures
  2. Input from school and community members
  3. Health guidelines
  4. Support for families

MPS will provide plan updates based on information they receive from the CDC, WHO, and state and local health agencies.

To view MPS's 'Return to School Plan' for 2020-21, click here.

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