NPS Mask Update


    • 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


    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

    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


  • 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. 


    Click here to view the report published by the Oklahoma State Department of Health May 19, 2021.



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

  • Attendance

  • Remote Learning Schedules

  • Alternate Learning Schedules

  • Remote Learning versus Virtual Learning

  • Technology Assistance

  • Access to Devices and Internet

  • Remote Learning Attendance and Grades

  • 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

  • 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
Cari Elledge 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

City of Norman Covid-19 Updates


  • 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. 


Education Options

  • Traditional / Remote Option

  • Blended Options

  • Full-Time Virtual Options

Contact Information

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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