Some JPS Sites Transitioning to Distance Learning
Due to the high number of absences among teachers and support staff, JPS will transition West Elementary, West Intermediate and all students in grades 9-12 to distance learning for the remainder of the week – Tuesday, January 11 through Friday, January 14. Shifting these sites to distance learning will allow JPS to reassign substitutes and personnel to provide coverage to other school sites.
Students at West Elementary, West Intermediate, and in grades 9-12 will return to school on Tuesday, January 18 unless otherwise notified. All JPS school sites are closed on Monday, January 17 for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
All other JPS school sites will remain open this week for in-person learning. If staff absences rise and there are not enough substitutes to provide adequate coverage, JPS may have to transition other sites to distance learning.
Information on assignments and coursework during distance learning will be emailed from your child’s teacher(s) or posted on Canvas. All students in grades 3-6 will take home a Chromebook today to complete assignments during distance learning or in the event their site transitions to distance learning later this week. Students in grades PK-2 will be bringing home learning menus and some supplies to help in completing menu tasks.
For students in distance learning, FREE meals are available for pick up from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on the north side of the Central Campus Dining Hall at Jenks High School.
Activities and athletics will continue during this period of distance learning while following existing COVID protocols.
Students with disabilities who are unable to receive a Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) solely through a distance learning environment (as determined by the IEP team) and those students who are unable to receive instructional services through distance learning, may receive certain services at a school site that is otherwise closed. Families of students with disabilities will be contacted directly by staff members from their school site or by their special education teachers.
Sites in Distance Learning for Remainder of This Week:
Sites Open for In-Person Learning Unless Otherwise Notified:
Data from across the nation suggests the Omicron variant is more contagious, but symptoms are less severe. Jenks Public Schools encourages students and staff members to wear masks and socially distance when possible to mitigate the spread during this period of rising case numbers.
We understand these decisions are difficult and the transition to distance learning creates challenges for many students and families. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we continue to navigate through the COVID-19 pandemic.