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Muskogee Public Schools ask families to sign COVID-19 guideline contracts as school begins

Posted at 4:45 AM, Aug 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-31 08:52:43-04

TULSA, Okla. — Muskogee Public School students are awake bright and early this morning for the first time in months.

It's their first day of school, but before students enter these doors, their families signed contracts.

The COVID-19 contracts are to ensure students will follow safety guidelines while in school buildings.

Some of those guidelines include:

  • Masks are required for students and staff. They are provided at the beginning of each semester. However, for Pre-K through 2nd grade, masks are not required but strongly encouraged in the classroom.
  • Anyone with COVID symptoms or a temperature over 100 will be sent home and asked to follow guidelines.
  • Students will not be screen daily, only portions of the school population will be screened.

The Muskogee Public Schools back to school plan also said the district does not have a set number of cases that will trigger a closure of bus routes, sites, departments, or the district. Their hope is to keep as much of the district open as possible.

To prevent the spread, Muskogee Public Schools will be requiring all employees to self-screen on a weekly basis. But not all students will return in-person on Monday, some are online for the year, but can switch to the in-person version. The deadline to apply is September 11, 2020 to apply.

CLICK HERE for Muskogee Public Schools' full back to school plan, and all you'll need including contracts, and links to apply.

The schools website is here.

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