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-According to school officials, the new start date for grades K-12 is September 3rd and Pre-K is now scheduled to start on September 8th. 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.

Glenpool Public Schools - Glenpool Public Schools will require masks on buses and for students in grades 3-12 during the day. For more information, find the full plan 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. Hear our in-depth interview with the superintendent here.

Keystone Public Schools - Keystone Public Schools announced their first day of school is September 8. The district offers 2 options, virtual or in-person learning, but more details are still to come.

McAlester Public Schools - The McAlester school board voted Monday, August 10th to delay the start of the upcoming year by two weeks to Wednesday, August 26th.

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

Morris Public Schools - Morris Public Schools announced it will delay its opening until August 27.

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 24. 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. To watch our in-depth interview with Owasso Superintendent, visit this story. For more information, click here.

Porter Schools - Porter Schools plan relies on a color code chart that will determine if masks are required. The first day is August 20, and as of August 11, masks will be required for all students and staff. For more information and updates, visit their Facebook page.

Sand Springs Public Schools- Sand Springs Public Schools has approved their return to school plan. They are now waiting for board approval to delay the start date to August 24. The plan states that masks are required for students and staff. You can read the full strategy plan here.

Sapulpa Public Schools - Sapulpa Public Schools delayed their start date to Monday, August 24. The district is offering three options for enrollment: in-person, virtual or a hybrid learning model.

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 and the board voted on August 10 to retain in-person learning for the start of school. 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. Watch News On 6's interview with the superintendent here.

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.

Webbers Falls Public Schools- Webbers Falls announced it will delay the start of school until Thursday August 20.

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.