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RETURN TO LEARN UPDATE, September 18, 2020


Posted Date: 09/18/2020

At Waynoka Public Schools, we pride ourselves on doing what is right for our students as a whole and giving them the best education and opportunities possible. We strongly believe that our students learn better when they are here with us in front of our trained educational professional. We have done everything we can to limit exposure while still providing a sense of normalcy for our students. As you know, we have had two positive cases, both within our elementary staff. This has created less than ideal situations for some teachers and families that have had to quarantine due to being exposed. Understand, this quarantine is a mandate straight from the health department not from Waynoka Public School. We have no ability to change it and by law we must follow it.

 

Our plan is to open back up on Monday September 21, 2020. The schedule will remain the same, and students will need to wear a mask when walking to and from their classroom. This will allow us to limit exposures in the hallways and help keep the quarantine sizes smaller if another positive case arises. If you do not feel comfortable sending your students back to school right now, we completely understand. Please let your building principal know that you would like to stay home and use our distance learning platform.

 

We all want to live our lives and not be locked in our homes. We are not asking you to change that. However, given that there are confirmed positive cases we ask that you pay close attention to your child's health. If they show any symptoms, please do not send them to school. Keep in mind, it takes 2-14 days for somebody to show symptoms after they have been exposed. If your child has been in large crowds where social distancing is not possible, such as the UTV takeover, we ask and strongly encourage if at all possible your child remains at home on our distance learning platform. This will give time for symptoms to show before they potentially expose other students at school. We understand that this may not be feasible everyone. Keep in mind, returning to school too soon may create a situation resulting in a longer period of distance learning.

 

Our goal is to provide our students with the best education possible even with all of these obstacles thrown in our way. We cannot do it without your support and help along the way. Together we will get through this and be a stronger community because of it. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the school. 

 

It's a Great Day to be a Railroader!

 

Waynoka Public Schools Administration

At Waynoka Public Schools, we pride ourselves on doing what is right for our students as a whole and giving them the best education and opportunities possible. We strongly believe that our students learn better when they are here with us in front of our trained educational professional. We have done everything we can to limit exposure while still providing a sense of normalcy for our students. As you know, we have had two positive cases, both within our elementary staff. This has created less than ideal situations for some teachers and families that have had to quarantine due to being exposed. Understand, this quarantine is a mandate straight from the health department not from Waynoka Public School. We have no ability to change it and by law we must follow it.

 

Our plan is to open back up on Monday September 21, 2020. The schedule will remain the same, and students will need to wear a mask when walking to and from their classroom. This will allow us to limit exposures in the hallways and help keep the quarantine sizes smaller if another positive case arises. If you do not feel comfortable sending your students back to school right now, we completely understand. Please let your building principal know that you would like to stay home and use our distance learning platform.

 

We all want to live our lives and not be locked in our homes. We are not asking you to change that. However, given that there are confirmed positive cases we ask that you pay close attention to your child's health. If they show any symptoms, please do not send them to school. Keep in mind, it takes 2-14 days for somebody to show symptoms after they have been exposed. If your child has been in large crowds where social distancing is not possible, such as the UTV takeover, we ask and strongly encourage if at all possible your child remains at home on our distance learning platform. This will give time for symptoms to show before they potentially expose other students at school. We understand that this may not be feasible everyone. Keep in mind, returning to school too soon may create a situation resulting in a longer period of distance learning.

 

Our goal is to provide our students with the best education possible even with all of these obstacles thrown in our way. We cannot do it without your support and help along the way. Together we will get through this and be a stronger community because of it. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the school. 

 

It's a Great Day to be a Railroader!

 

Waynoka Public Schools Administration