Parent Update (Jan. 17, 2022)

  • WHAT TO KNOW

    • Due to staffing absences related to the current COVID-19 surge, the following schools will engage in remote learning Tuesday, Jan. 18. 
      • Adams Elementary
      • Cleveland Elementary: Kindergarten and 5th grades only (all others in person)
      • Kennedy Elementary: 4th grade only (all others in person)
      • McKinley Elementary
      • Washington Elementary
      • Longfellow Middle School
    • All other schools will engage in traditional, in-person learning Tuesday, Jan. 18. 
    • We will continue to monitor staff absences on a school-by-school basis. Determination for Wednesday, Jan. 19 will be made and communicated Tuesday.
    • Meals are available for pickup Tuesday at Sodexo Central Kitchen (111 N. Berry Rd.) by calling 405-366-5908. Click for details
    • To the extent possible, all school activities will proceed as normal. Coaches and sponsors will communicate details with their respective clubs, groups and teams.

    Parents,

    As we communicated Wednesday, the district is currently experiencing high levels of student and staff absences due to the recent surge in COVID-19. Our teachers, administrators and staff continue to do everything in their power to ensure class coverage and supervision. This has been particularly challenging with our guest teacher pool being nearly depleted by COVID-related absences.

    Unfortunately despite our best efforts, we are experiencing staffing levels which prevent us from providing in-person learning on Tuesday, Jan. 18 at several sites.

    As a result, the following schools will engage in remote learning Tuesday, Jan. 18.

    • Adams Elementary
    • Cleveland Elementary: Kindergarten and 5th grades only (all others in person)
    • Kennedy Elementary: 4th grade only (all others in person)
    • McKinley Elementary
    • Washington Elementary
    • Longfellow Middle School

    All other schools will return to in-person learning Tuesday, Jan. 18.

    As always, we will continue to monitor staff absences on a school-by-school basis. Determination for Wednesday, Jan. 19 will be made and communicated as early as possible Tuesday.

    Candidly, our pool of guest teachers remains depleted by COVID-19 absences. If you are interested in becoming a guest teacher, you can apply by clicking here. If you would like to volunteer at your school, sign up by filling out the Volunteer Sign-Up Form. Once you’ve  completed the form, click next and you will be directed to complete the Volunteer Agreement Form. Volunteers may be subject to a background check.

    Thanks to our dedicated Health Services Team and a well-planned stock of materials, Norman Public Schools has been fortunate to be able to provide free COVID-19 testing at our schools. Unfortunately, due to national shortages in tests, the Oklahoma State Department of Health is now limited in what it is able to provide to schools. As a result NPS may soon run out of tests, however, we will do everything in our power to replenish our stock as soon as possible.

    As we have been from the beginning, we remain committed to doing everything we can to keep our doors open and our students in person. We will get through these challenging times if we support each other and work together. Thank you for your understanding, your support and for all you do for our students and staff.

    Sincerely, 

    Dr. Nick Migliorino
    Superintendent
    Norman Public Schools

Frequently Asked Questions

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Information

  • COVID-19 Exposures and Positive Cases

  • Face Coverings

  • Safeguards at Schools

  • COVID-19 in Children and Teens

  • Attendance

  • Individual School Closures/Remote Learning

  • Remote Learning versus Virtual Learning

  • Technology Assistance

  • Access to Devices and Internet

  • Students with Special Needs

  • Student Meals

  • Extracurricular Activities

COVID-19 Information for Teachers and Staff

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Information

  • Contact Tracing and Quarantine Protocols

  • Return-to-Work Protocols

  • PPE and Cleaning Supplies

  • District COVID-19 Reports

  • COVID Leave

  • Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

  • 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

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
Wes Moody 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
Brittany Arnold PEN
Linda Sexton NPS Board of Education - President
Dirk O'Hara NPS Board of Education - Vice President
Steve McDaniel Parent
Libbi Holbrook Parent
Aiyana Henry OU - Asst Professor/Elementary Education
Rooney Virgin OSSBA/Parent
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

District COVID-19 Reports

  • Click here to view the district's daily COVID-19 reports.

    Covid Numbers link

Enrollment

  • Enrollment for the 2021-2022 school year is open. Use the links below to complete the enrollment process.

    STEP 1:
    If you have not already, please complete Pre-Enrollment for the 2021-2022 school year.

    Pre-Enrollment here

    STEP 2: Once you have Pre-Enrolled your student, please complete Enrollment Confirmation. We ask all pre-enrolled students to complete Enrollment Confirmation by Monday, August 2, 2021.

     Enrollment Confirmation

     

    August In-person enrollment dates are primarily for new families and anyone needing assistance with enrollment.  Dates and times are below:

    ExpandED Online - 809 N. Findley
    Tuesday, Aug. 3 | 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    Wednesday, Aug. 4 | 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

    Elementary School
    Tuesday, Aug. 3 | 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. - 6 p.m.
    Wednesday, Aug. 4 | 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. - 6 p.m.

    Middle School
    Wednesday, Aug. 4 | 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. - 6 p.m.
    Thursday, Aug. 5 | 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. - 6 p.m.

    High School
    Wednesday, Aug. 4 | 7 a.m. - 2 p.m.
    Thursday, Aug. 5 | 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
    Friday, Aug. 6 | 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Education Options

  • Traditional, In-Person Option

  • Full-Time Virtual Options

  • Blended Options

Got Questions?

Instructional Resources

  • 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. 

     

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