Friday, September 4, 2020

Sallisaw Schools Temporarily Switching to Virtual Education

Sallisaw Superintendent Randy Woods announced on Friday that Sallisaw Public Schools will be switching to an all virtual format beginning Tuesday, Sept. 8 when students would normally be returning to class from the Labor Day holiday.

In a letter to Parents and Guardians Wood stated the following:

"Recently, we've had an increase in the number of positive cases of COVID-19 in our school system as well as a significant number of staff and students having to be quarantined. To further safeguard our students, staff and families, Sallisaw Public Schools will switch to Distance/Virtual Learning beginning Tuesday, September 8th, 2020. Students will return to class learning on Monday, September 21st. If your child exhibits symptoms as of September 21st, please keep them home.

I want to emphasize that we will continue to provide distance learning and expect all students to engage in this process. Our faculty and staff will still be providing daily lessons through Google Classroom. Attendance will be taken, so be sure your child checks in and completes their assignments daily."

The school will continue to provide meals to students during this time. Breakfast and lunch can be picked up at any school campus cafeteria from 11 am to noon. for all students grades pre-K through 12. The cafeteria staff will bring the meals out and everyone is asked to remain in their cars.

"While we are in the business of educating, our first priority is the safety of our students and our employees. We are grateful for your patience and understanding as we continue to work through this challenging time together," Wood added.

KXMX News Staff

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