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BAPS to cancel March 1 and April 5 distance learning days, updated schedule below

Due to transitioning all sites from in-person learning to distance learning this Thursday and Friday (Feb. 25 and 26) for our staff to receive COVID-19 vaccinations, Broken Arrow Public Schools has made the decision to cancel the distance learning Monday scheduled for Monday, March 1. All sites will be in-person learning rather than distance learning for this date.

We have planned April 1 as a distance learning day for our staff to receive their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. As our instructional calendar reflects, April 2 was previously scheduled as no school for students and staff, so distance learning will be utilized April 1, resulting in only one instructional day going to distance learning. Therefore, the previously scheduled distance learning day for Monday, April 5, will now be used for in-person learning.

Again, by providing the vaccines to our employees, we are hopeful this will reduce the number of teacher absences related to COVID-19 illnesses and exposure, and we will be able to remain in-person learning more regularly. 

As a reminder, distance learning Mondays were scheduled in lieu of late start Wednesdays this school year. These days provide teachers, staff and administrators with valuable time for professional development, professional learning communities and continuous improvement, which has a direct impact on instruction and student learning. We look forward to continuing this type of preparation time for our staff in the future.

We also know distance learning can be highly successful for some students yet challenging for others. If your student struggles, please reach out to your student's teacher directly. If you need additional assistance with your student or the instruction, please feel free to reach out directly to your student's site principal. We want to support all students' learning and provide the best instruction.

In summary, students will be distance learning Feb. 25 and 26, in-person learning March 1, distance learning April 1, out of school April 2 and in-person learning April 5.