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Parents react to 2020-21 TPS schedule options

TPS back to school COVID-19
Posted at 5:51 PM, Jun 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-30 19:36:48-04

TULSA, Okla. — Tulsa Public Schools is offering multiple options when it comes to the 2020-2021 school year.

Educators are accommodating several different scenarios amid the coronavirus pandemic.

READ MORE: Tulsa Public Schools announces 2020-21 school calendar with changes due to COVID-19

“Well, we were excited to see that there was a plan, I guess. The Wednesday off option seemed positive to me. I just found out about the dividing the class into two groups and kind of being able to social distance better that way, and I really liked the sound of that,” said TPS parent, Nico Albert.

Albert’s daughter is headed into the 4th grade at TPS and looking forward to going back to school.

TPS announced this week that school will start August 31 and end June 8.

However, what the year will actually look like “classroom-wise” is still up in the air.

TPS offering up multiple options depending on the COVID-19 data in Tulsa.

This graphic represents those options:

TPS back to school COVID-19

Albert says all the unknowns are hard to wrap her mind around.

“Yeah, dreading, but like anticipating and dreading, but throughout this whole thing, I think the thing that's been most uncomfortable for everyone is just the uncertainty. We have no idea, and it's so unprecedented that there's no way for us to know the best plan of action,“ Albert said.

Many parents are also concerned about childcare during virtual learning as well as accessibility to virtual classes.

TPS says they are working with community and business leaders to provide child care for families if virtual learning is needed.

“So, I'm sure that Tulsa Public Schools will find a way to support us, and support these kids because it's the most important thing. We can't let them down in this moment,” Albert said.

Click on Tulsa Public Schools 2020-2021 for more information.

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