Claremore Public Schools approves back-to-school plan for 2020-21

CLAREMORE, Okla. — The Board of Education in Claremore approved its “Return to Learn” reentry plan for their students for the 2020-2021 school year Thursday night.

The first day of school is scheduled for Aug. 20.

The district also has a feedback form on their website for questions and comments.

The district plans to create an FAQ to answer questions.

Parents can select which option -- in-person, virtual, or hybrid -- for their students on the district’s website.

See the full plan for Claremore Public Schools here.

Enrollment options for students

  • Traditional school (physically attending class)
  • Students will be in the classroom Monday through Thursday.
  • They plan to give students devices for digital learning as Friday will be a distance learning day for students. Teachers will be in school and students will learn from home.
  • The district says if restrictions start to get lifted they may change this schedule back to five days in the classroom, but that change would be unlikely.

Claremore Virtual School (CVS)

  • 100% online school
  • The 250 teachers across the district will be available for students in the virtual school options
  • Each students will be assigned a teacher who will monitor their progress and curriculum throughout the district
  • Students still have access to extra-curricular activities

Hybrid

  • A combination of traditional and virtual school
  • Example: If a student wants to take part in band, but wants to do school online they would be considered a hybrid student.
  • This will happen with any “co-curricular” courses.
  • Students will also be able to use this option with vo-tech and college concurrent enrollment classes.

Safety protocols for the district

  • Masks for students and teachers will be mandatory
  • The district bought lots of hand sanitizer and mobile dispensers for it
  • Temperatures of staff and students will happen daily
  • Each school site will have water bottle refill stations
  • Disinfecting and cleaning of rooms will happen frequently
  • The goal is to be as healthy as possible. The district says can’t prevent the virus but they can mitigate the risk