Posted Date: 03/24/2020
Parent and/or Guardian
We were notified Monday by the State Department of Education and State Superintendent Joy Hofmeister that we will not be reopening our doors for the remainder of this school year. Instead, we are now going to move to distance learning to finish out this year's needed credits to graduate or promote to the next grade level. All of this will be announced Wednesday at the State Department of Education Board Meeting scheduled for 9:30 am. The State Department is working hard to put together a framework for schools to follow for the remainder of the year. We will begin meeting with our staff and start preparing a plan for what that will look like in our district and how we can best meet the needs of all of our students. We know many are worried about their child’s education and promotion to the next grade; please rest assured that we will work with you and do our best so that your child will not be negatively impacted.
Senior parents and/or guardians, I know this is unfair and the worst case scenario for your student. These are unprecedented times for education and our state. It is heartbreaking to come to grips on all they will miss out on as we finish up the year. Please know that we will do everything in our power to lessen the impact on them and restore any events that are planned for them as the state allows. This is heart wrenching for not only you, but our staff as well. They have worked so hard preparing, laughing, and crying with your student to help you mold them into what they have become today. Several of our teachers have been with them since they began going to school here, and it brings great pride to see all of their accomplishments that they have done throughout their career here.
The one thing I know that is certain is that we live in the best community in the state of Oklahoma. We are all family, and we will all pull together to get through these times and come out stronger in the end. As soon as more viable information comes to us, we will keep you informed as well. We plan to be ready to push out our distance learning plan when the state allows us beginning on April 6, 2020. Please be patient and check your email and our website for updates.
Scott Cline, Superintendent
Waynoka Public Schools