Notice to Families | February 18, 19 & 22 Asynchronous Learning
This is an important update from Oklahoma City Public Schools.
Due to the ongoing impacts of our winter weather, OKCPS will continue with ASYNCHRONOUS Remote Learning for ALL students on Thursday and Friday, February 18th and 19th. This means that teachers will continue to have assignments available for all students to complete at their own pace and their own through Canvas.
We realize that our families and staff may be experiencing internet, power and/or water outages, and we are hopeful that continuing with asynchronous learning for Thursday and Friday will allow families much needed flexibility. We simply ask that students log in and complete assignments if and when they can.
In addition to providing much-needed flexibility, our asynchronous schedule will allow OKCPS to honor our city leaders’ request for the community to conserve energy by avoiding having more than 30,000 students and 2,500 teachers consuming energy for the same eight hours over two days. Meanwhile, district teams will use the next few days to visit our school sites and continue repairing any damage that may have been caused by low temperatures and winter weather.
As we look ahead to next week, OKCPS has also made the decision to make next Monday, February 22, an ASYNCHRONOUS Learning Day for all students. This will provide our district maintenance crews with the opportunity to make sure classrooms are ready for students, and it will allow flexibility for our staff members who had an opportunity to sign-up to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at the state’s mega-POD on Monday. Asynchronous learning on Monday means that teachers will once again have assignments available for all students to complete at their own pace and their own through Canvas.
We plan to resume our regular A/B schedule for in-person learning on Tuesday, February 23.
OKCPS Curbside Meal Service is still suspended for Thursday and Friday and all district-sponsored activities have been cancelled as well. We do, however, expect our Curbside Meal Service and all district-sponsored activities to resume on Monday, February 22.
The 2-1-1 HeartLine is open 24/7 for help with counseling, food pantries, housing, health resources, child care, caregiver support, financial programs and other supports during this difficult time. As always, please call 911 for emergencies.
All district facilities will be closed and OKCPS staff will be working from home on Thursday and Friday. Our school sites will also be closed on Monday as staff work from home. During this time, schools and some offices will not be able to answer phones, so families will need to use email or the parent portal to connect with school staff.
District officials will continue to monitor the situation and will notify you of any adjustments to our plans through social media, phone and text messages and on OKCPS.org.
Thank you for your continued support of OKCPS. Please stay safe and warm.