All BPSD sites in distance learning through Friday

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Bartlesville Public Schools.
Bartlesville Public Schools.

All sites in the Bartlesville Public School District (BPSD) will be in distance learning through Friday, Jan. 21 due to district-wide staffing challenges caused by COVID-19 infections, the district announced Tuesday.

Meanwhile, Dewey High School as well as all Caney Valley students will be in distance learning all week.

The Bartlesville Public School District reports a shortage of substitute teachers and other school staff and is currently on red alert through Jan. 22.

High school and middle school students are asked to use their Chromebooks and check Canvas for their assignments.

Chromebooks are available at school offices, which will be staffed, for those who need one. No-contact drive-thru breakfast (8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.) and lunch services (11 a.m. to 1 p.m.) will continue at Central and Madison middle schools each day for anyone ages 1 to 18.

The YMCA School Age Care program will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Hoover Elementary on Wednesday. Call Richard Kane YMCA at 918-336-0713 for more information.

Extracurricular activities will continue as normal.

At the red alert level, face masks and 6-foot distancing are recommended indoors. Indoor assemblies are not recommended, and indoor and outdoor venues are advised to operate at 50% capacity.

Meanwhile, the Dewey school system announced in an online update that the high school will be in distance learning all week following a steady increase in COVID cases. The elementary and middle schools will continue in-person learning on Tuesday, but according to the update the district will continue to monitor student and staff absences and make further announcements if needed.

Caney Valley is planning to resume in-person instruction Jan. 24. CV Superintendent Steve Cantrell said in a statement last week that there were 26 students and staff members who tested positive for COVID. Four of their nine bus drivers as well as half of their custodial staff were in quarantine or isolation.

After being in distance learning last week, Copan Public Schools is going back to in-person learning this week. The district asked parents to keep their children home if they have a fever, allergy, runny nose, stomach issues or diarrhea. "This is an effort to keep our doors open on campus," Superintendent Chris Smith said in a statement.

Hornets were given the following protocols:

  • Children who test positive for COVID need to quarantine for five days from the date their symptoms began. They can return when they no longer have symptoms. Mask wearing for five more days to help prevent further spread is recommended.

  • Children with direct exposure can return to school after five days with no symptoms or a negative COVID test.

This article originally appeared on Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise: All BPSD sites in distance learning through Friday

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