Masks Required for Students, Employees, and Visitors Starting Sept. 14 - Opt Outs Available for Medical, Religious, or Personal Reasons
The Jenks Public Schools Board of Education has voted to approve a temporary mask requirement for all students (PK-12), employees, and visitors while indoors on district property. The mask requirement will go into effect on Tuesday, September 14. The Board of Education was able to take this action due to a temporary injunction filed by an Oklahoma District judge which places a hold on the enforcement of Oklahoma Senate Bill 658. The temporary mask requirement will remain in place until revised or suspended by the Board of Education.
Simultaneously, the District will apply the temporary mask requirement to JPS buses effective Tuesday, September 14.
To maximize protection from the Delta variant and reduce the risk of spread, the CDC recommends universal masking for all students, employees, and visitors to schools regardless of vaccination status. JPS will continue to provide a mask to any student, staff member, or visitor upon request.
If a parent/legal guardian or eligible student (age 18+) indicates wearing a mask is not possible due to medical, religious, or strong personal reasons, the parent/legal guardian or eligible student may request an exemption in writing by completing this opt-out form and submitting it to the correct school site. The completed form may be emailed to the contact at your student's school site listed below or delivered to the main office of that school site. If you choose to email the form, please "opt-out form" in the subject line of the email. PLEASE NOTE: Only a signed and completed copy of the exemption form will revoke the mask requirement for your student. Once your form is submitted, you may assume it has been approved unless you hear from the District.
Main Office in Building C
Email completed form to: Denise Hill at firstname.lastname@example.org
Email completed form to: Myra Baker at email@example.com
Email completed form to: Lindy Risenhoover at firstname.lastname@example.org
Main Office in Building D
Email completed form to: Christina Wilson at email@example.com
Email completed form to: Kim Dyer at firstname.lastname@example.org
Email completed form to: Michelle Sumner at email@example.com
Email completed form to: Larry Ravenscroft at firstname.lastname@example.org
Email completed form to: Judi Thorn at email@example.com
Email completed form to: Michelle Meehleder at firstname.lastname@example.org
Main Office in Building 6
Email completed form based on student last name:
Last name A–D email to Karen Carpenter at email@example.com
Last name E–K email to Kim Graham at firstname.lastname@example.org
Last name L–Q email to Jennifer Henry at email@example.com
Last name R–Z email to Tricia Smart at firstname.lastname@example.org
Although many will agree and many will disagree with the decision to require masks, we want our students and employees to be healthy, and we want our schools to remain open for in-person learning. The safety of students and employees is always a priority at Jenks Public Schools.
Please remember, parents/guardians are expected to screen their child for COVID-19 symptoms prior to sending them to school each day. Students should stay home if experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or any other illness.