School Closure Update
Oklahoma Schools To Remain Closed, Offer Continuous Learning
(March 25, 2020) - As districts around the state and across the country continue to grapple with how to proceed in this unprecedented challenge to public health and education, the Mustang School District supports the nation’s need to flatten the curve of the COVID-19 pandemic.
This morning, following critical guidance from the CDC, the State Board of Education voted to approve a Continuous Learning Plan that directs all Oklahoma public schools to complete the school year for Oklahoma students without reopening school buildings. This means that the remainder of the school year in the Mustang Public Schools (MPS) will not occur in a traditional school environment that brings large numbers of students and staff together in one location.
As such, MPS will extend its districtwide closure for the remainder of the 2019-2020 academic year.
At this time, all schools and offices are not scheduled to reopen until the 2020-2021 school year begins.
Beginning April 6, districts will be expected to provide distance learning for the remainder of the school year. The Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE) has formed a Distance Learning Team that will guide us by providing a framework of expectations. This is a difficult situation and we appreciate your patience as we navigate it together. We are confident that our team will have a quality continuous learning plan established for our students within the next two weeks. In the meantime, communication will be a top priority.
We will continue to follow the guidance of local/state/national health and education leaders as we move forward. For additional information, please visit one of the following:
MPS Dedicated COVID-19 Page (http://www.mustangps.org/COVID-19.aspx)
Communications from MPS, Information, Updates, Links/Resources
Closure Resources Page (http://www.mustangps.org/SchoolClosureResources.aspx)
Food Service, Educational Supports, Links/Resources, Travel Reporting
Closure/COVID-19 FAQs (http://www.mustangps.org/FAQ.aspx)
Commonly Asked Questions, Informational Resources
Though school buildings are closed, unique learning opportunities are being designed and once complete will be implemented to ensure continuous learning for each student for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. We are navigating uncharted waters, and we are so proud of how everyone is stepping up to meet the challenge To conclude, we would ask that you CLICK HERE to view a message from Superintendent Bradley.