OWASSO, Okla. — Owasso Public Schools released a letter and FAQs to the families in their district.
In early Aug. 2020, Owasso Public Schools said they are pushing back the start of school as well as starting the year with distance learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
District officials said the first day of school has been moved from Thursday, Aug. 13 to Monday, Aug. 24.
Officials said all grade levels will not being in the classroom with their teachers to start the year and will be using the "Pivot to Home" plan.
In July 2020, Fichtner said parents will notice one main change in the calendar for the 2020-21 academic year.
Friday, Sept. 4, will be a 'Pivot to Home' day. Fichtner said on this day, students will learn from home and teachers will teach from home.
She added the district is hoping this is the only 'Pivot to Home' day needed for the entire year.
Fichtner said it is also requiring staff, students, parents and visitors to wear face coverings. Owasso Public Schools will do the following:
- Require each of our employees who are in school buildings with students to wear a mask or face covering during the school day.
- Require each student in grades 4 through 12 to wear a mask each day.
- Require each student in grades 4 through 12 to wear a mask on school buses.
Students in pre-K through 3rd grade are given an option to wear a mask. The district said it will provide a mask to all staff and students, but they can use their own mask if they choose.
There are certain exceptions to the mask requirements and Fitchner said they are willing to work with families regarding their concerns.
Owasso Public Schools provides a FAQs section for families to learn the answers to the several questions they have. Link to the schools frequently asked questions is below:
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