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School walkout: what you need to know

Posted at 5:10 PM, Mar 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-30 06:24:22-04

Here is a list of preparations made by schools to prepare for the teacher walkout. 


  • All schools closed to the public
  • Days affected by the shut down will be added to end of the school year
  • Transportation will be available for students taking classes at sites not affected by the walk out, like Tulsa Tech and Tulsa Community College
  • Varsity sports and activities will continue. Junior Varsity athletics and district-run extracurricular programming will be suspended. 
  • Graduation and prom will be held as planned


  • Graduation and prom will continue as scheduled
  • Classes at Tulsa Tech will be in session. Students can drive themselves or catch a bus at Owasso High
  • Students can attend their classes at Tulsa Community College
  • OPS will modify its schedule to modify state testing
  • The ACT will take place for juniors on April 3 unless the walkout is still happening. Then, it will be administered April 24
  • All athletic games and tournaments, fine arts competitions, concerts and extracurricular activities will take place as scheduled
  • Practices for fine arts and athletics will happen after 3 p.m. 
  • Out-of-state trips will still occur 

Broken Arrow

  • BAPS Child Nutrition will be providing free meals for students 18 and under at:
    • Central Park Community Center (1500 S Main St.) 11 a.m. to noon
    • Sequoyah Middle School (2701 S. Elm Pl.) 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    • Creekwood Elementary (1301 E. Albany St.) 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
    • Indian Springs Apartment Complex (2177 W. Jasper St.) 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. 
  • Graduation and prom will take place as scheduled
  • Planned trips for athletes and fine arts, athletic competitions and fine arts contests and activities will take place as scheduled
  • Practices will take place only after school hours
  • SAT testing will take place as scheduled on April 10 from 7:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    • High school bus routes will run as scheduled that day with students returning home after testing is complete
  • AP testing will take place May 7-25
  • More information on the Oklahoma School Testing Program for third through eighth grades and the 10th grade science test will be provided later
  • The only students allowed access to school buildings will be those taking classes at Tulsa Community College at BAHS or eating at the designated areas



  • Tulsa Tech will continue to have classes. Students will need to find a way to the high school to be transported to Tulsa Tech
  • Tulsa Community College will have classes. Students will need to find their own way to their classes
  • The SAT will take place as planned on April 10. Students will need to find their way to Union High School
  • AP exams will take place May 7-25
  • More information will be provided on the Oklahoma School Testing Program for third through eighth grade and the 11th grade center as it becomes available
  • Union Athletics will proceed as normal with varsity games only. All sub-varsity contests and games wil be suspended. All levels will be able to practice during normal hours
  • All athletic and Fine Arts trips will take place as scheduled 
  • All Fine Arts activities for sixth through 12th grade will take place as normal. No Fine Arts activities will take place for elementary students
  • High school graduation and prom will continue as scheduled 

Sand Springs

  • The normal calendar will continue, unless the walkout lasts longer than six days or April 9. Days will then be tacked onto the end of the year. 
  • Additional time may be added to the school day to make up for lost time
  • School buildings will be closed during the walkout 
  • Tulsa Community College and Tulsa Tech will be open. Transportation will continue as scheduled for those programs. Students can catch the bus at CPHS
  • The ACT will be administered to juniors on April 3
  • Information on testing for third through eighth grades and 11th grade science will be provided as it becomes available.
  • All extracurricular activities and athletics will continue as normal
  • Graduation and Prom will continue as scheduled
  • Free food will be provided to children 18 and under at: 
    • Salvation Army 4403 S. 129th W Ave. Sand Springs (Lunch and Breakfast) 
    • Lake Methodist Church 7750 W. 14th St. Tulsa (Lunch and Breakfast ) 
    • Garfield STEAM 701 N. Roosevelt Ave. Sand Springs (Lunch and Breakfast) 
    • Olivet Baptist Church 155 N. 65th W. Ave. Tulsa (Lunch only) 
    • Harvest Church West Tulsa 331 S. 49th W. Ave. Tulsa (Breakfast only) 
    • Church That Matters Church 3 W. 41st S. Sand Springs (Lunch only) 
    • River Oaks Community Center (4800 W. 16th St. Sand Springs Lot 1 (Lunch only) 
    • Breakfast is from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. 
    • Lunch is from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


  • Students grades will not be affected
  • Educational or related services will not be provided during the walkout
  • First four days will be treated as snow days. Every day after will be made up beginning May 18
  • Breakfast and lunch will be offered to students under 18
    • Sequoyah Elementary School at 425 S. College
    • Briggs Public School at 17210 S. 569 Rd. 
    • Breakfast 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. 
    • Lunch 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
    • Parents are required to accompany students but will not be served food
  • Tahlequah First Methodist Church will have daycare from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 300 W. Delaware St. Register here
  • The ACT will be administered on April 3. No transportation will be provided
  • ICTC will continue during the walkout. Transportation will continue between the high school and ICTC campuses. Classes will be canceled on April 2
  • Sports will continue, except junior varsity sports scheduled away from varsity sports and middle school sports
  • Prom and graduation will continue as scheduled
  • No transportation will be provided to students by TPS
  • For more, click here


  • SAT will go on as scheduled April 10 but makeup date April 24 will also be made available
  • No changes to graduation and prom
  • Extracurricular activities and pre-planned fundraisers will continue as scheduled
  • Those with questions can call MPS at 918-684-3700 Ext. 1633


  • Schools could be closed for up to 10 days in event of walkout
  • Day-to-day decision on whether to hold school
  • Depending on how long walkout lasts, school year could be extended
  • Graduation and prom to go on as scheduled
  • ACT will pushed back to April 24


  • Will serve lunch during the closure from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
    • Morris First Baptist Church - 520 S. Second St. in Morris 
    • Morris First Assembly of God - 206 N. Hughes in Morris 
    • Students can have lunches delivered by filling out this form


  • Will notify parents Friday if walkout will occur
  • Each day of school missed will be made up
  • ACT will continue as scheduled
  • Prom will go on as scheduled, along with graduation, extracurricular activities and athletic events


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