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UPDATE:  4.3.20  I  4:00 PM  
RE:  Continuous Learning Parent/Student Guides Now Available 

Zebra Family,

My hope and prayers are that you are safe & healthy while taking care of your families and friends. Our number one concern is your safety and wellbeing. Parents, we love and miss your children. Closing our buildings and canceling many of our year-end events leaves us broken-hearted. Since these restrictions have gone into place, we have been working on a plan to connect with students and families - to do what we do best - love and teach your children. I am so proud of the work our teachers and administrators have done over these past few weeks. I am proud to be a Zebra.

With that said, tonight, we are releasing our Continuous Learning Model for all students beginning Monday, April 6th. Our goal is to provide continuous learning until May 15th and to do so in a manner th+at does not stress students or families. These are unique times, unprecedented, in fact. We are going to deliver instruction in many ways which will be engaging and hopefully stress-free. We will be flexible and show grace in all we do.

If we can be of assistance to your family, we are here for you. We may not have the answers, but we will find the resources. As teachers, and especially in times like these, we will serve this community.

Please take the time over the weekend to review the guidebooks, outlining this distance learning plan. If you have any questions, you may email your principals, teachers, or call the district office at 918-923-4200.

Please take the CDC guidelines seriously, practice social distancing, wash your hands, stay at home, and stay away from people, if at all possible.

We will get through these times together; we will be stronger because of it.

Thank you, and as always … IT'S A GREAT DAY TO BE A ZEBRA!

Superintendent Bryan Frazier
Claremore Public Schools

You can find the Continuing Learning Parent/Student Guides here. 

UPDATE:  4.3.20  I  12:00 PM
RE:  Continuous Learning Model Launching Tonight


UPDATE:   4.1.20   I    6:00 pm
RE:  ENROLLMENT PROCEDURE FOR NEW RESIDENTS DURING THE COVID-19 CLOSURE


The Claremore School will be providing enrollment opportunities by appointment only for the remainder of the 2019- 2020 School Year. To make an appointment email [email protected]

Include in your email the current grade(s) of your student(s) and address the student will reside so appropriate packets can be prepared ahead of your appointment—enter "Appointment Request" in the subject line of your email.

Due to the COVID19 concerns throughout the world, enrollment will be limited to only one parent or guardian at a time.

No children will be allowed to be present in the building during the enrollment process.

At the time of your appointment, you will enter the North Doors of the Enrollment Center building. The doors will be locked, and a staff person will let you in. Following the CDC recommendations, our staff member will take your temperature and provide you with gloves to be worn by the parent at the door. You will be escorted to the Enrollment Center to complete the process.

All enrollment packets and documentation requirements are provided on our Enrollment Center webpage

Bring all completed forms and documentation with you to your appointment.

IF you are unable to print the enrollment packet, one will be available for you at the time of your appointment. 

If you have the ability, you may email the completed enrollment packet and required documentation to the above email. Once the documentation has been reviewed and verified, no appointment would be necessary.

If you have had a fever in the last 24 hours prior to your appointment, please reschedule your appointment. If you are coughing or sneezing please wear an appropriate mask.


UPDATE: 3.27.20 l 3:00 PM
RE:  Graduation l Updating Contact Information l Child Nutrition l 
Personal Belongings l Returning of School Equipment/Uniforms 

GRADUATION

I have heard from many of you regarding the letter posted on March 24 about graduation. I want to emphasize that graduation has not been canceled at this time. However, if the current situation remains the same or worsens, we will be unable to have the graduation ceremony scheduled on May 15. The restrictions from the CDC are in place, and we cannot proceed until these restrictions are lessened or removed. Does this mean we can have graduation in June? Possibly. Does this mean we can have graduation with limited numbers attending? Possibly. We cannot predict the spread or fallout the pandemic will have in the future.

In the midst of all the unknowns - be assured if there is a way we can have graduation at Lantow Field, we will do so and are considering all the options to make that happen. Graduation is the single most important event organized for our students and families. It is a culmination of years of effort and sacrifice by students and parents alike. When I was a principal, I would tell the students at graduation practice, “You may think this event is for you, but honestly, it’s for your parents and family as much as it is for you.” Although I don’t remember much about my graduation, my parents surely do. I still believe this. Nonetheless, we cannot and will not jeopardize the safety of these very students or families in the current circumstances.

Together with every person in this country, we are hoping and praying for the best, but we must plan for other outcomes. I apologize for not being clear earlier, and I hope this somewhat clarifies our position as a district.

Superintendent Bryan Frazier

UPDATING CONTACT INFORMATION

If you are not receiving emails or phone calls, please email your child’s principal, and they will facilitate updating that information.

If your child’s teacher or principal has not contacted you, please call 918.923.4200 follow the prompts and enter #2, then #1, and leave us your child’s name and school.

CHILD NUTRITION 

This past week, our child nutrition department distributed 2779 meals to children in our community at the Meals 2 Go: Drive-Thru locations. Our partnership with the Food 4 Kids Backpack Program through the Salvation Army also provided over 600 bags for weekend meals. This service will continue providing free meals for students 18 and under while our school buildings are closed. Locations and times can be found on our website.

PERSONAL BELONGINGS & RETURNING OF SCHOOL PROPERTY

We are currently working on solutions for picking up personal belongings and returning school equipment, resources, uniforms, etc. Remember to check the website, app, and social media for updates.


UPDATE: 3.24.20 l 7 PM
RE: Letter from Superintendent Bryan Frazier

Dear Claremore Zebra family,

It is with a heavy heart that I write this letter today. Tomorrow at 9:30 AM, the State Board of Education (SBOE) will vote on a recommendation from Superintendent Joy Hofmeister to close all schools across the state for the remainder of the school year. This closure includes all extra-curricular, co-curricular, and any event(s) that exceeds the CDC guidelines for meetings. Again, this means all extra-curricular, co-curricular, and all district sponsored special events are canceled for the remainder of the school year. Regretfully, these cancellations include prom and, most likely, the Class of 2020 Graduation Ceremony at Lantow Field. This action is in direct response to fight against COVID-19 and the attempt to mitigate its spread and transmission. This action is not official until SBOE passes it; however, I believe this will be a formality, and it will pass with SBOE approval.

The building doors may close, but learning will continue. Closure deals with the physical structures of buildings and the ability to meet together person to person. Claremore Public School administrators and teachers are currently planning and organizing, by way of teleconference and video-conference, to create procedures and practices for distance learning. This will be a Continuous Learning Plan. While the education of our students will resume as early as April 6, there will not be traditional, in-person instruction. More information regarding the specifics of what remote learning looks like and how it will be delivered to our students and families will be posted soon. Please continue to check the website, app, and social media for more information.

Our first responsibility is to meet the needs of our students and families. We will continue to feed students Monday through Friday from 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM. We are working with Food 4 Kids to distribute their Back-Pack Program at our Friday, Meal 2 Go Drive-Thru, providing some food items for the weekend.

Our next phase of planning is to deliver instruction to our students and ensure our seniors graduate. As I said earlier, administrators and teachers are working together to determine what instruction is appropriate from April 6 until the end of the school year and how we are going to deliver this instruction for student learning. This Continuous Learning Model will utilize creative ideas to fill gaps, deepen knowledge, and reinforce essential concepts already taught. We will look at online learning, including video conferencing, YouTube, Facebook, and a variety of other possible means to meet our students' needs. More information will be provided as we approach April 6, 2020.

This is a very difficult time for all families and students, but especially the Senior class of 2020. This is unprecedented, uncharted waters, and it's not fair, but it is our current reality. We are proud people, one that is resilient. We will work together to get through to the other side. As a District, we are sensitive to the range of emotions you are experiencing at this time. We are working on creative solutions to recognize our senior class and celebrate their accomplishments. We will celebrate their successes at Claremore High School; unfortunately, it will not be person to person. Your last block as a senior will be unlike any other in the history of Claremore High School. One that will be talked about for years to come. Let us focus on what has been accomplished the best we can, today, not what we are missing out on in the coming weeks. This group is destined for something special. This moment in time does not take away what you have already accomplished, and it certainly will not prevent the significant achievements in your future.

In these times, it is important we care for our family's health, safety, and wellbeing. Please continue to practice social distancing, personal hygiene, and self-isolation; this is a serious situation we are experiencing; the only measure known to mitigate this disease is to stay at a safe distance from others and not transmit the virus.

Strong Schools - Strong Community - ZEBRA Strong,

Superintendent Bryan Frazier
Claremore Public Schools


UPDATE:  3.23.20  l  6 PM
RE:  Meals 2 Go Drive Thru / Day 1

Zebra Families,

Today was the first day of our Meals 2 Go Drive-Thru. The process revealed some operational challenges we are committed to resolving. I apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience and the kind spirit you all demonstrated in the lines today. We are diligently working today to fix these issues and will be better prepared tomorrow, to properly serve our community.

Thank you again for your patience and understanding during this unprecedented situation.

Strong Schools - Strong Community - ZEBRA Strong

Superintendent Bryan Frazier
Claremore Public Schools


UPDATE: 3.20.20  
RE: Prescription Medicine Retrieval Procedures

We understand that due to this unplanned closure, some families may have left their child’s essential prescription medications in the school. If you need your child’s prescription you may pick it up at their school site Monday, March 23rd between 10 AM and 2 PM. In order to practice social distancing please email your site principal directly to schedule a pick-up time. Medication will be brought out to you and can only be picked up by a parent/guardian - ID will be required.


UPDATE  3.19.20  l  6 PM
RE: Meals 2 Go - CPS Food Distribution Plan

Meal drive-thru locations begin serving, March 23rd.  Locations will be open Monday - Friday from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM.

ZEBRA Families,

We are committed to providing meals for all our students in need as long as schools are closed during the evolving COVID-19 situation.

Claremore Public Schools is approved for a drive-thru “Grab and Go” meal service. Children, 18 years and under, will receive lunch for the current day and breakfast for the next morning at NO COST.

Meal drive-thru locations begin serving, March 23rd. Locations will be open Monday - Friday from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM.

Current locations include:

  • Westside Elementary - 2600 Holly Road (circle drive on the north side of the building).
  • CPS Enrollment Center - 101 West 11th Street (circle drive).
  • Cedar Point Church - 1600 N Lynn Riggs Blvd. (under the main entrance sign).
  • Justus-Tiawah North Campus 14902 E School Rd. (off Hwy 20

Our goal is that no student goes without a meal. If you do not have transportation, please contact CPS, 918-923-4100, so we can identify under-served pockets and address those needs.

You can find the menu on the website or the CPS App > Site > Dining


We will practice social distancing during food distribution. At our CPS Drive-Thru Grab and Go, our staff will bring the packaged food to your vehicle at the curb. We ask that you do not leave your vehicle.

How can you help? Please follow all the CDC recommendations to help mitigate the COVID-19 virus.

  • Wash hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Practice social distancing.
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when sick.
  • Contact your doctor or the health department if symptoms continue.
  • Cover mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

Continue check here or the CPS app. You can find the free app on Google Play or App Store.

Strong Schools - Strong Community - Zebra Strong

Bryan Frazier, Superintendent
Claremore Public Schools


UPDATE 3.16.20  l  6:30 PM

At 4:00 p.m. today, State Superintendent of Public Instruction and the State BOE voted to approve the cessation of operations of all schools in the state of Oklahoma, until April 6, 2020. What this means to CPS is we will be extending the measures already in place to disinfect and deep clean our facilities. Only essential central office administration, construction, and cleaning crews will be allowed on-site through April 6, 2020. We will use the time from now until April 6 to collaborate with district, local, and state agencies to plan and prepare for future events.

Please practice the measures laid out by the CDC for personal health and safety. The well being of our families is the number one issue at this time. We all play a significant part in mitigating this virus at home and work, and throughout the community.

We are currently working on a means to feed our students through our Child Nutrition Department during the closure of our schools. Please check for updates on when and where this will occur within our community. Our goal is to have a plan in place by Monday, March 23, 2020.

We are grateful for your patience and understanding as we continue to navigate this challenging situation. 

Strong Schools - Strong Community - Zebra Strong 


UPDATE 3.16.20   l   2:45 PM

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister has called an emergency meeting of the State Board of Education for 4 p.m, today.  We will continue to monitor the situation and communicate over the next few days, on our plan to support families. Please be patient, as we all navigate through this unprecedented time together. 

OSDE Schedules State Board of Education Meeting to discuss closing schools.

Click the photo to view it as a website. 


UPDATE 3.15.20   l   5:00 PM

Claremore Public Schools will not be making long term decisions when information is changing rapidly and/or not available. We will attempt to give our families lead time on any postponements or cancellations, when possible.

Based on the current level of community transmission, we are taking measures to be back in school on March 23. The status could change day-to-day. If the community transmission level rises, steps will be taken to become more restrictive.

Community transmission levels are determined by the CDC based upon confirmed positive tests. As the testing process becomes more available and widely administered, the numbers will likely increase. The quantity and location of the concentrations of positive results determine transmission levels. These levels will be a factor in making our decisions. Therefore, decisions on events that are weeks or even months away cannot be determined at this time.

We are attempting to mitigate this virus and do our part. Please reference the links provided below to the CDC to guide you and your family in your personal decisions.

As things change, we will be timely with our communication and will use email, the Claremore Public Schools app, and our website to publish new developments with our plan. If you haven't downloaded our district spp, you can access it on Android here or iPhone here.

Thank you for your support and understanding during this unprecedented time.


UPDATE 3.14.20   l   6:30 PM  

Claremore Public Schools will be using spring break to deep clean and thoroughly disinfect all of our buildings. Only essential central office administration, construction, and cleaning crews will be allowed on-site during spring break.

This time also allows for epidemical evaluation and contact tracing by health agencies. The data provided by the CDC will give us more information to make decisions in the coming days and weeks.

Our team will meet at the end of this next week regarding events beginning Monday, March 23. 


UPDATE 3.12.20   I   4:00 PM

Effective immediately all CPS athletic and extracurricular events have been canceled through spring break. 

We will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as necessary.

3.10.20

Zebra family,

As always, the safety of our students and staff is our number one concern. With the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, there has been conflicting information. I want you to know what we are currently doing as a school district in order to do our part in trying to prevent the spread of this virus. I also want to provide you with some information and supporting links addressing what you can do in your homes and at work to aid in the prevention of COVID-19, as directed by the CDC.

COVID-19 is a respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) virus, and we are learning more about it every day. There is currently no vaccine to protect against COVID-19. At this point, the best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed to the virus that causes it. Stopping transmission (spread) of the virus through everyday practices is the best way to keep people healthy. More information on COVID-19 is available here.

Schools, working together with local health departments, play a critical role in slowing the spread of diseases in order to ensure that students have safe and healthy learning environments. Schools serve students, staff, and visitors from throughout the community. All of these people may have close contact in the school setting, often sharing spaces, equipment, and supplies.

Claremore Public Schools will continue to monitor this very fluid situation and adjust procedures accordingly. Proper cleaning, social awareness, and good practices at home, school, and work will be significant contributors to preventing further spread of this virus.

Thank you,

Superintendent Bryan Frazier

Claremore Public Schools


At School

We are:

  • Cleaning and disinfecting all rooms and offices daily with Virex and Buckeye Eco Neutral Disinfectant. Both products are endorsed by the CDC to fight the Novel Coronavirus.
  • Cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched areas, such as door handles and restroom areas, daily.
  • Spraying down buses four times a day with Clorox 4 In One, also endorsed by the CDC.
  • Installing hand sanitizer dispensers at each site, with sanitizer containing 60% alcohol or greater, as recommended by the CDC.
  • Completing a deep clean of all our sites during spring break.

We will daily monitor the situation in our district, county, and state, working closely and complying with suggestions from the Oklahoma Health Authority, State Department of Education, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the US agency charged with tracking and investigating public health trends.


At Home

Practice everyday preventive actions now. Remind everyone in your household the importance of practicing daily preventive measures that can help impede the spread of respiratory illnesses:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to seek medical care.
  • Cover your mouth with a tissue when coughing and sneezing.
  • Clean frequently touched surfaces and objects daily (e.g., tables, countertops, light switches, doorknobs, and cabinet handles) using regular household detergent and water.
    • If surfaces are dirty, they should be cleaned using a detergent and water before disinfection. For disinfection, use an approved product. A list of products with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-approved emerging viral pathogens claims, maintained by the American Chemistry Council Center for Biocide Chemistries (CBC), is available at Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Fighting Productspdf iconexternal icon. Always follow the manufacturer's instructions for all cleaning and disinfection products.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Always wash your hands with soap and water if your hands are visibly dirty.

Travel over Spring Break

If you travel, we suggest using the guidelines from the Federal State Department and the CDC. If you travel to countries where there is a Level 3 Advisory, please consult the following link: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories.html/

The recommendation is to self-quarantine for 14 days (see notice below).