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Walkout update and SAT information
As a reminder, schools will be closed Friday, April 6. While there has been some encouraging progress at the State Capitol, uncertainty surrounding funding sources remains. We continue to closely monitor the situation and will provide information about next week as soon as it becomes available. We want this walkout to end soon so we can resume classes, and I encourage you to contact your legislators to let them know your opinions on the issue.
IMPORTANT: We will continue to offer the SAT exam to high school juniors Tuesday, April 10, regardless of the walkout. Students must sign up in advance and the deadline to register is Monday, April 9 at 9 a.m. Students who have signed up in advance must report to their school by 8:30 a.m. the morning of the exam. Juniors who do not sign up will be given the opportunity to take the SAT on April 24. Click here to sign up.
Many parents requested information about how the walkout will impact the school calendar. The first four days of the walkout, through Thursday, have been covered with our remaining inclement weather days. As the walkout continues, beginning Friday, extended school hours and/or additional instructional days will become necessary, as state law requires districts to provide a minimum of 1080 instructional hours. We understand many families have vacation plans at the end of the school year. My intention, to the extent possible, is to add time to existing school days rather than add days to the end of the year. The duration of the walkout will determine how much time will need to be made up and if it becomes necessary to add days to the school year. Additional details will be provided as they are available. If you have specific questions please contact your site principal.
Students are encouraged to take advantage of meals provided at multiple sites across the district. Serving times and locations are listed here.
I understand how frustrating this situation is for our families. I, too, am concerned and continue to actively seek resolutions with our legislators so we can gain the staffing levels necessary to resume school. Thank you for your continued patience as we work through this unprecedented event together.
Dr. Nick Migliorino
Norman Public Schools