Sand Springs elementary schools temporarily shifting to distance learning

Sand Springs elementary schools temporarily shifting to distance learning
Sand Springs delays start to school

SAND SPRINGS, Okla. — Sand Springs School officials announced elementary schools in the district will transition to distance learning starting Nov. 20.

This decision comes after the district was forced to shift to distance learning at Clyde Boyd Middle School, the Freshman Academy, and Charles Page High School last week.

Please review the attached letter from Supt. Durkee regarding the SSPS Elementary School shift to Distance Learning that will begin on Friday Nov 20 -

Posted by Sand Springs Public Schools on Wednesday, November 18, 2020
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They say they are also experiencing a high number of quarantines at our elementary sites affecting our ability to adequately staff our classrooms. their goal is to protect staff and students’ health and safety to the greatest extent possible.

Distance Learning Model for ALL elementary sites including the Early Childhood Education Center beginning Friday, November 20 through Tuesday, November 24. Students will return to in-person instruction on Monday, November 30, immediately following Thanksgiving Break.

The 21st Century after school program at Garfield STEAM Academy and Northwoods Fine Arts Academy will be cancelled Thursday afternoon on November 19. Page Academy and the Virtual Academy will be open and continue regular operation.

The school breakfast and lunch program will continue to offer free meals to all children ages 18 years and younger at all sites with the exception of Charles Page High School. Lunch, and breakfast for the next day, will be available for pick up from 11 to 12:30 Friday, Monday, and Tuesday. Your child does not have to be present to receive the meals.

While we understand this learning model is not optimal for all students, the district says they are committed to giving their best effort to make sure we continue to meet students’ needs.