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April 5, 2020

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Technology Checkout and Learning Packets

This past Thursday and Friday, we served over 1,500 students who needed a device, a hotspot, or a learning packet. There is one last chance to get a device or learning packet on Monday, April 6th, from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM at the Miami Activity Center (MAC) on the Southside of Miami High School. Otherwise, you will need to contact your child's principal via e-mail to make arrangements to get the necessary learning resources.

All students in grades 4th-12th will need a device and access to the internet as they're learning will be online (Google Classroom, Edgenuity, and other platforms). Students in grades PK-3rd will participate in blended learning, which is a combination of online learning and paper packets.

Lastly, I would like to give a shout out to our IT Staff, site principals, and many others that put in multiple days and extremely long hours to help us pull off this undertaking! (IT Staff - Nick Talbert, Aimee Parnell, Sandy Ankenman, Brenda Wright, & Stacy Custer)

Tips to maximize your children's at-home learning time

As schools move to distance learning in the wake of COVID-19, families, and caregivers are now facing a new role in ensuring their children are taking the necessary steps to finish schoolwork each day at home.

Learn how to maximize your child’s at-home learning time by following the tips for families below.

  • Work with your child to designate a space for learning that will limit distractions as they complete their school work.
  • Create a schedule. At times when life does not feel normal, helping students stay on a routine is helpful. Remember to maintain time for breaks, lunch, and snacks, as well as walks and play.
  • Allow children time to interact with friends virtually or on the phone. This will help them maintain relationships and continue to build their social skills.
  • Emphasize that learning will continue even though it is not occurring in the normal setting.
Click here to visit the MPS Digital Learning Webpage

This site is a resource for both parents and students. You can find the distance learning guide, how-to information for parents, tools for students, subject-area resources, and other learning resources and opportunities.

Need help or have a question about technology or devices

If you are having technical issues, please email, or call tech support at (918) 542-3192, ext. 1100.

MPS Continues to Provide Meals

The City of Miami's shelter in place order does not impact our ability to provide meals to our students. MPS will continue to provide this much-needed service and will contact our families if anything changes.

Curbside pickup is available on Monday through Friday at both Roosevelt Elementary School and Will Rogers Middle School from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Click here for Delivery Locations.

Student Enrollment

The statewide school closure as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic has caused MPS to cancel original enrollment plans for Pre-K, Kindergarten, and all current students. We are in the process of moving to an online enrollment platform and will put out information next week on Pre-K and Kindergarten enrollment. Information on online enrollment for current students will be coming in the next few weeks.

Office Hours & Contact Information

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and per CDC guidelines, State and Local ordinances, our schools and offices continue to be minimally staffed. MPS Central Office will be open from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Monday through Friday, and School Offices will be open on Tuesdays from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. All Offices are not open to the public but available by phone or appointment. We will continue to be accessible by e-mail and responsive to messages on our social media pages.

For any IT help that is needed, please e-mail

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FAQs for Oklahoma Public Schools

The Oklahoma State Department of Education ( has provided Coronavirus/COVID-19 FAQs for Oklahoma Public Schools updated March 31, 2020.

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