NPS Parent Update - Sept. 4
Important information for parents
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IN-PERSON LEARNING UPDATE - Friday, Sept. 4, 2020
As a reminder, we provide weekly updates regarding the status of in-person instruction. Each Monday, a forecast for the following week is provided. Each Friday, after Oklahoma’s Covid-19 Alert System is updated, we confirm the following week’s instructional plan. These updates are applicable only to those students who are enrolled in the traditional/remote or blended learning options. Students enrolled in the full-time virtual option will not be affected.
The Covid-19 Alert System was developed by the Oklahoma State Department of Health and has been adopted by the Oklahoma Department of Education. The alert system does not differentiate between Orange Level 1 and 2. However, according to the Oklahoma Department of Education, Orange Level 1 is defined as more than 14.39 but fewer than 25 cases per 100,000 people, while Orange Level 2 is defined as more than 25 but fewer than 50 cases per 100,000 people.
ELEMENTARY STUDENTS: The current status of Cleveland County is Orange 1. Elementary students enrolled in either our traditional/remote or blended learning options will continue to report to school for in-person instruction on Tuesday, Sept. 8. Schools are closed Monday, Sept. 7, due to Labor Day.
MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS: The current status of Cleveland County is Orange 1. Middle and high school students who are enrolled in traditional/remote or blended learning options report to school on an alternate schedule that begins Tuesday, Sept. 8. Monday, Sept. 7, is Labor Day and there is no school. Click here for information about alternate schedules. School principals have shared detailed information about alternate schedules and student group assignments with students and parents.
We are delighted to share that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has granted several flexibilities that allow the continuation of free student lunch programs. This means that school breakfasts and lunches will be free to anyone 18-years-old or younger effective Sept. 1, through Dec. 31, or until funds for the program are depleted. Students who were charged for meals on or after Sept. 1, will be eligible for a refund to their accounts and more information will be provided when it is available. Meal service for students enrolled in traditional/remote learning will remain the same. To adhere to record-keeping guidelines students will still ring up their lunch as normal, but there will be no charge or cost. For more information, visit www.normanpublicschools.org/meals.