NPS Mask Update
WHAT TO KNOW
Norman City Council has lifted its city mask mandate.
Norman Public Schools will continue current masks-required protocols through the end of the school year.
Beginning with our outdoor graduation ceremonies, as well as summer programs and activities, masks will be strongly recommended on all NPS campuses moving forward.
Vaccinations are available for anyone age 12 and older at vaccinate.oklahoma.gov.
On Tuesday, May 18, the Norman City Council voted to lift its mask mandate effective immediately. The Norman Board of Education approved Monday, May 24 our recommendation that NPS continue its current masks-required protocols through the end of the 2020-2021 school year. We believe that with just days of instruction remaining, it is in the best interest of our students and staff to finish the year with consistency.
Additionally, the Board approved our recommendation that, beginning with summer school and summer activities, masks be strongly recommended on all NPS campuses moving forward, which will give families options. This change also includes our high school graduation ceremonies for both Norman High and Norman North. These events will take place outdoors at Harve Collins Stadium and seating capacity has been limited.
We will continue to strongly encourage all students, staff and parents to follow CDC guidelines regarding masking. It is important to note that recent updates to these guidelines relaxing mask recommendations apply to fully vaccinated individuals.
I remain optimistic and encouraged by rising vaccination totals. In fact, thanks to our partnerships with the Cleveland County Health Department and Immy Labs, this year we were able to offer vaccination clinics to our teachers on the very first day they were eligible. Just a few weeks ago we offered vaccine clinics for students 16 and up and last Friday we were able to host another clinic for students 12 and up. The response to those clinics was outstanding and every available appointment was filled. If you or someone you know would like to be vaccinated, appointments are available to anyone age 12 and older at vaccinate.oklahoma.gov.
The district will maintain all other safety protocols, including contact tracing, social distancing to the extent possible and all enhanced sanitization and cleaning protocols. We remain vigilant in our response to COVID-19 and will continue to work with our community partners to monitor trends in cases. The health and safety of our students and staff is of the utmost importance and we will remain flexible and responsive with our practices as conditions change. You can find complete information about our response to COVID-19, including current protocols and procedures here.
Dr. Nick Migliorino
Norman Public Schools
COVID-19 ALERT SYSTEM
Please continue to check this site regularly as plans and procedures are subject to change.
Criteria used to determine if learning can take place in person is based upon the COVID-19 Alert System, which was developed by the Oklahoma State Department of Health. Students who are enrolled in the traditional learning option will continue following a full-time schedule unless the Oklahoma COVID-19 Alert System reports Cleveland County in the Red Level. Regardless of the alert level, if school is in session parents may choose remote learning for their child, or enroll in any of the blended or virtual education options offered by the district.
Frequently Asked Questions
COVID-19 Vaccination Information
Covid-19 Alert System
COVID-19 Exposures and Positive Cases
Safeguards at Schools
COVID-19 in Children and Teens
Individual School Closures/Remote Learning
Remote Learning Schedules
Alternate Learning Schedules
Remote Learning versus Virtual Learning
Access to Devices and Internet
Remote Learning Attendance and Grades
Students with Special Needs
COVID-19 Information for Teachers and Staff
COVID-19 Vaccination Information
Contact Tracing and Quarantine Protocols
PPE and Cleaning Supplies
District COVID-19 Reports
Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FCCRA)
Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
Employee Leave Scenarios
Leave when working from home
Extended Period of Time Leave of Absence
Guest Teachers and Classroom Coverage
Employee Assistance Program
Canvas/Seesaw Assistance for Teachers
COVID-19 Testing update with Dr. Kate Cook
NPS Virtual Town Hall with Norman Chamber
Back-to-School Task Force Members
|Name||Title / Affiliation|
|Justin Milner||NPS Associate Supt & Chief Operating Officer - Co-chair|
|Holly Nevels||NPS Associate Supt & Chief Human Resource Officer - Co-chair|
|Sean Bauman||IMMY - Immuno-Mycologists, Inc. - CEO|
|Beth Roberson||NPS Health Services Coordinator|
|Scott Beck||NPS Executive Director of Student Services - Secondary|
|Holly McKinney||NPS Executive Director of Student Services - Elementary|
|Brad Benson||NPS Director of Fine Arts|
|T.D. O'Hara||NPS Director of Athletics|
|Gayla Mears||NPS Director of Special Services|
|Beth Albert||NPS Executive Director of PD/Student Achievement|
|Alesha Leemaster||NPS Executive Director Communications|
|Stephanie Williams||NPS Diversity Enrichment Council|
|Shirley Simmons||NPS Data Systems & Management Specialist|
|Pete Liesenfeld||NPS CTO|
|Sharon Heatly||NPS Director of Guidance and Counseling|
|Martha Pangburn||NPS Teacher/Librarian|
|Amber Bui||NPS Director of Tranpsortation|
|Dr. Kate Cook||Norman Regional Hospital - Medical Director, Pediatric|
|Dr. Gary Raskob||OSDH - Epidemiologist|
|Lee Hall||City Hall/Bond Advisory|
|Scott Martin||Chamber of Commerce - President|
|Shannon Richards||SPAN Rep|
|Linda Sexton||NPS Board of Education - President|
|Dirk O'Hara||NPS Board of Education - Vice President|
|Aiyana Henry||OU - Asst Professor/Elementary Education|
|Captain Shawn Hawkins||NPD/SRO|
|Travis King||NFD - Fire Chief|
|Cole Atkinson||Moore Norman Tech - Director of STEM|
|Mark Coulter||Sodexo Child Nutrition|
|Kevin Benda||Sodexo Custodial|
|Dr. Wade Smith||Ministerial Alliance|
|Whitney Lawrence||OU Early Childhood Institute - Asst Director|
|Sara King||Health Department - PIO Health Education|
|Tori Collier||Parent - Special Services|
|Gregory Page||NHS Student|
|Deja Williams||NNHS Student|
|Irie Rogers||Irving Middle School Student|
|Jackie Kanak||CC Health Department Regional Director|
|Matthew Miller||CC Health Department Local Emergency Response Coord|
|Michael Potter||CC Health Department Local Emergency Response Coord|
|Amy Allen||CC Health Dept Environ Health Supervisor|
|Sherri Thorton||NPS Support Staff|
Enrollment is still open! Please enroll as soon as soon as possible. It is important to select the preferred education option for your child during enrollment to ensure we have that infomation as school buildings reopen.
Parents and guardians are encouraged to download the Norman Public Schools mobile app and create a Parent Portal account. In addition, learning management systems (Seesaw for elementary students and Canvas for secondary students) will be used to share lessons, assignments and academic activities. Parent access to the learning management systems will be provided by each student’s teacher after school has begun.