We have entered unprecedented times with the cancellation of all Oklahoma Schools due to the Coronavirus. Please know that we are working diligently to assess the situation and doing everything we can for our students and employees during the closure. You are NOT expected to be educating your child at home. Instead, we encourage you to enjoy time as a family. Taking the recommended precautions, you could enjoy the park, read books, play games and puzzles, and play outside. The most important thing is the safety and health of our students, their families, and our employees.
At this time, school and activities will return on April 6. We will continue to work diligently to provide you information as well as updates on this fluid situation. This shut down was mandated by the Oklahoma State Board of Education. As we receive guidance from them on requirements to make-up these days and how it affects state testing, we will let you know.
Breakfast and lunch will be provided to ALL Sulphur students for FREE. The brown bag breakfast and lunch will be available every weekday beginning on Monday, March 23. Drive-thru pick-up will be available from 10:30-12:30. For your convenience, we’re providing pick-up locations. These locations are the High School parking lot next to the cafeteria and Crossway First Baptist Church parking lot. Students must be present.
Practices & Events:
The school shut-down includes all activities as well. All practices, meetings, and events have been canceled. SPS facilities are closed to employees, students, and community use. Prom has been postponed at this time because of cancelations of the facility it was to be held in. Our class of 2020 seniors WILL graduate. The graduation date could change as the situation evolves.
SOTC & Concurrent Classes:
Southern Oklahoma Technology Center classes are also canceled at this time. Concurrent students will be expected to continue their work as directed by their college or University.
Teacher & Staff Pay:
All certified positions are not expected to be impacted. There are provisions in law for emergency situations, such as times like this, to not impact certified positions. Currently there is not protection for our support staff in law. We and many others are working for a legislative solution. We are doing everything we can to minimize the impact an operational shut-down will have on our employees. The situation is complex and depends on how long the operational shut-down occurs. Please note that this situation is evolving and, unlike the teacher walkout, is an operational shutdown under a state of emergency so different regulations apply. As definitive answers become available, we will update staff. Employees needed to support essential roles during this time may still be expected to work and will be contacted by your District leader.