Back To School Plans For School Districts Across Northeastern Oklahoma


Wednesday, July 15th 2020, 12:26 pm
By: News On 6


A constantly updated list of back to school plans for school districts across northeastern Oklahoma.


Bartlesville Public Schools - Bartlesville Public Schools plan involves 3 options for parents: traditional in-person, all-virtual, or blended. For more information, visit Bartlesville's plan here. Hear our in-depth interview with the superintendent here.

Bishop Kelley High School - Bishop Kelley will begin their school year with their Hybrid II Learning plan, a mix of in-person and virtual learning, where students are divided into cohorts. You can find more details on the full plan here.

Bixby Public Schools - The Superintendent gave an update video, which you can watch here. Bixby Public Schools plan for fall reopening includes dividing the student population into 2 groups, with only 1 on-campus at a time. This plan will then take the third week as online-only, for the district to evaluate the best way forward. Parents have the option to choose an online-only option as well. You can find the whole plan here.

Bristow Public Schools-Bristow has delayed its start date to August 31. Officials said they won't require masks in the fall but will have staff do daily temperature checks. You can find the reopening plan here.

Broken Arrow Public Schools-Broken Arrow Schools has plans in place for students to be home some days during the school year for distance learning. Broken Arrow Schools said they will be replacing their Late Start Wednesdays with six days where students will be at home for virtual learning. Click here for more information.

Claremore Public Schools - Claremore Schools will offer 3 options for parents: traditional schooling, virtual schooling, or a hybrid. Claremore will also designate Fridays as virtual days for those who will physically be in schools and will be requiring masks. You can find their plan here on the website. Hear our studio interview with the Claremore Superintendent here.

Haskell Public Schools - Haskell plans to start schools on August 17 and you can find the full district plan here.

Henryetta Public Schools - Henryettta Schools will start school on August 24 and classes for the first 9 weeks will be virtual for all students, based on state guidelines. For more information, visit their Facebook page here.

Jenks Public Schools-Jenks Public Schools will start on August 24 and has released its learning options and guidelines for 2020-2021. You can find it here. The deadline for parents to opt-in to the virtual or blended option has been pushed back to August 7.

McAlester Public Schools - Hear our in-depth interview with the superintendent and assistant superintendent here.

Muskogee Public Schools - Muskogee Public Schools has announced it will have 27 virtual learning days throughout the school year. Find the schedule and their back to school plan here on their website.

Oologah-Talala Schools - Oologah-Talala Schools has voted on its 2020 Fall reopening plan. The district is including distance-learning days and school leaders said they are expecting more guidance from the State Board of Education before announcing the official plan.

Owasso Public Schools- Owasso Public Schools has voted to delay the first day of school, moving it from August 13 to August 14. The district said it will utilize distance learning for all grades using its "pivot to home" plan due to increases in cases of COVID-19. For more information, click here.

Sand Springs Public Schools- Sand Springs Public Schools has approved their return to school plan. The plan states that masks are required for students and staff. You can read the full strategy plan here.

Tulsa Public Schools-The Tulsa Public Schools Board of Education has approved a new calendar for the 2020-2021 school year with safety measures in place.

The school year will begin on August 31 and end on June 8, 2021. The district plans for various options to be available for students and families, including learning in-person, a mix of in-person and distance learning, and distance-only learning. For more information, click here.

Union Public Schools- Union Public Schools has released its re-entry plan. Officials said the first day of school is now scheduled for August 24th. As CDC released new guidelines, Union Schools have created a list of frequently asked questions for parents about the fall semester. Click here for the re-entry plan.

Wagoner Public Schools-Wagoner Public Schools has released its 2020-2021 Re-entry plan. Masks are encouraged, but not required. You can see the detailed plan here.

Westville Public Schools - The Westville School Board voted for masks to be mandatory for all people inside buildings, including athletes. You can find the full plan here.


The State Department of Education has issued new changes in their Return To Learn guidelines, which you can find here.