On Jan. 22, every Broken Arrow Public Schools student in grades Pre-K through 12 will experience a “virtual” school day, and teachers will participate in professional development sessions.
Students in Pre-K through seventh grade will receive an assignment for each content area, and students in grades 8 through 12 will utilize their Google Chromebooks to finish required assignments. All assignments are expected to be completed at home.
High school buses will not run, with the exception of Tulsa Technology Center (TTC) and Northeastern State University (NSU) buses. TTC and NSU students will still be required to attend classes on their respective campuses.
In addition, in-season sports (basketball, swimming and wrestling) will continue to hold scheduled games and practices. Other varsity sports may hold practice at the discretion of the coaches. Off-season middle school sports will NOT hold practice.
Fine arts activities will be held as scheduled. Program directors will communicate with students as necessary.
Below is detailed information for each grade level. For more information, please contact your child’s school site or teacher.
Grades Pre-K through 5
Grades 6 and 7
Grades 9 through 12
Special Education Students
Teachers will provide separate or modified assignments if needed for students who receive special education services.
At their final meeting, the High School Configuration Steering Committee along with three members from the Visioning Task Force reconvened to discuss their final recommendations regarding the future and framework of Broken Arrow High School. This group will present three recommendations to the Board of Education at their regularly scheduled meeting at 6 p.m. on Feb. 11 at the Education Service Center.
In addition to the recommendations, they will also present their options for the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) facility scheduled for the second phase of the bond issue.
“I want to take a moment to sincerely thank the members of the High School Configuration Steering Committee and Visioning Task Force for their work, dedication and time on this project throughout the past three years,” Superintendent Dr. Janet Dunlop said. “I highly encourage the community to join the Board members on Feb. 11 to hear the recommendations from the committee.”
To view the history and timeline of the high school configuration process, please visit www.baschools.org/goba. For more information about the 2015 bond issue, please visit www.baschools.org/2015Bond.
This month is School Board Recognition Month – a time designated to salute the work of more than 2,700 elected school board members for their untiring dedication to public education.
“At Broken Arrow Public Schools, we are privileged to have five committed individuals who play a vital role in serving our students, staff and community,” Superintendent Dr. Janet Dunlop said.
The five members are Steve Allen, President; Steve Majors, Vice President; Jerry Denton, Clerk; Cheryl Kelly, Deputy Clerk; and John Cockrell, Member.
“Each of these individuals develop policies and make tough decisions on complex education and social issues impacting the entire community,” Dunlop said. “They bear the responsibility of a $112 million budget, which serves more than 19,000 students and 2,000 district employees. They carry out the truest form of representative government in our democracy – volunteer public service.”
The Board is responsible for establishing policies under which the school system operates while acting within the framework of Oklahoma and federal laws. As citizen leaders, individual school board members contribute hundreds of hours each year to leading the district, whether it be crafting policies, listening to staff and student concerns, or recognizing outstanding programs.
“I hope each of you will help me take a moment to express appreciation for each of them and the effort they invest in improving our district,” Dunlop said.
Learn more about each member by visiting www.baschools.org/BoardofEducation.
Broken Arrow Public Schools has launched a free mobile app to provide parents, students and families with the latest news and information from across the district. This new mobile app is available on both Apple and Android devices and was designed as a one-stop-shop to access school news, calendars, Parent Portal accounts, lunch menus, bus stop information and more. It also gives students and parents the ability to easily report bullying or a threat.
“Parent engagement is one of the most important factors in a child’s education,” Broken Arrow Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Janet Dunlop said. “We are always working to enhance our communication tools, and with this new mobile app, parents and students can stay connected 24/7.”
In addition, the mobile app can be customized by the user by selecting schools in which they will push notifications, news and calendar updates.
Download the app:
How to receive push notifications from certain school sites:
For more information, please contact the district’s communications division at 918-259-5700.
Broken Arrow Public Schools Athletic Department will host the 4th annual “Freezin’ for a Reason” fundraiser in support of the district’s Special Olympics team 5 p.m. on Jan. 16 at the BA Golf and Athletic Club swimming pool.
Those taking the cold-water plunge are asked to raise a minimum of $50 to help support the Special Olympians’ trip to the Oklahoma Olympic Games this spring.
“I really like that our high school athletes have embraced our students, our Special Olympic athletes," said Christine Gould, Broken Arrow Public Schools Special Olympics Coach. "They come out in such great numbers every year and support us."
Last year’s “Freezin’” raised nearly $5,500.The event provided funds to outfit each Special Olympic athlete in a team uniform and warm-up gear, along with helping offset travel costs.
"The track and field events are the most enjoyable events to me," said Gould, whose brother was a Special Olympic athlete. "You are close enough to the competitors to see the looks on their faces. You can see how excited they are when they cross the finish line. When I see that it brings me joy...pure joy."
More than 100 Broken Arrow Special Olympians in grades 3-12 participated in the last summer's Oklahoma Special Olympics Summer Games in Stillwater. This year's games are scheduled for May 15-17, 2019. The team’s annual trip to Stillwater is solely funded by fundraisers throughout the year.
Participants may bring their donation and registration form to the BA Athletic Department any weekday between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. or bring donation and registration the day of the event. Cash or check only please. Make checks out to BAPS.
Local businesses, groups or organizations that would like to donate or participate in “Freezin’ for a Reason” may contact the athletic office at 918-259-5900.
The BA Golf and Athletic Club is located at 1651 E. Omaha St. (51st Street) between Lynn Lane and County Line Road.
The annual BA Special Olympics Chili Cook-off is scheduled for 6 p.m, Feb. 8, 2019, at Centennial Middle School. A live auction fundraiser is scheduled to begin at 7:15 p.m.