Oklahoma City Public Schools - Future Pre-K Families
Future OKCPS Pre-K Families,
As part of the Pathway to Greatness plan, OKCPS committed to maintaining two temporary sites for Pre-K overflow classes. Initially, we planned to keep at least one class at each elementary school. However, a core principle of P2G has been listening to the needs of our students and community, and the district heard multiple times the importance of maintaining stability for our families who are attending schools outside of their neighborhoods on a transfer. In the short term, moving more of our Pre-K classes for high transfer schools to overflow centers allows us to support that stability for more transfer students to remain enrolled in their current school. It also allows us to continue to offer full day Pre-K, at no cost, to all of our families and to provide our teachers with the opportunity to collaborate with a team.
If your assigned neighborhood school is Cleveland, Wilson or Nichols Hills, your school’s Pre-K program will be located at Horace Mann Temporary Pre-K Overflow 1105 NW 45th Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73118. The two off-site classes affiliated with Cleveland will remain at Linwood Early Learning Center 3034 NW 17th.
If your assigned neighborhood school is Ridgeview or Quail Creek, your school’s Pre-K program will be located at Johnson Temporary Pre-K Overflow 1810 Sheffield Rd, Oklahoma City, OK 73120.
If your assigned neighborhood school is Britton, your school will have two Pre-K classes housed at Britton and three Pre-K classes housed at Johnson Temporary Pre-K Overflow 1810 Sheffield Rd, Oklahoma City, OK 73120. The school will notify you of your child’s class location.
The relocation of these classes is temporary, and as enrollment stabilizes in the next few years, it is our intention to gradually move these Pre-K classes back to their home schools, hopefully beginning in 2020-21.
Pre-K students in classes located at Johnson and Horace Mann will share space with early childhood programs serving children birth to age 3, which will be provided by non-profit community partners. Your Pre-K student will have access to art, music and physical education just like if they were at their home school.
As always, families will be responsible for transporting their Pre-K student to school.
Please contact the Early Childhood Department with any questions at 587-0360.
Thank you for your patience, understanding and flexibility as we transition and implement the positive changes coming as part of the Pathway to Greatness.