November 13, 2020
As promised, here is more information about our temporary closure and transition to Distance Learning. As you already know, we are moving our entire District to Distance Learning effective Monday, November 16, 2020. This model will remain in place for at least two weeks until December 4, 2020. At this point, the District will re-evaluate the situation and determine next steps/possibilities for return.
While I know this is disappointing news, we have planned for this scenario. Please use the instructional “Go Packs” provided on the first day of school for November 16 & November 17. The distance learning lessons (beginning Nov. 18) being planned by your student’s teacher will be much more rigorous than these materials. Additional copies of the “Go Packs” will be sent through SeeSaw. Paper copies will also be available in the Lakehoma office should you need them. Classroom teachers will contact you regarding Lakehoma’s Distance Learning plan for November 16- December 7, 2020. Daily community meetings will be held with your child’s classroom teacher on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Fridays, as follows:
Kindergarten- 8:00-8:20 am
1st Grade – 8:25-8:45 am
2nd Grade – 8:40-9:10 am
3rd Grade – 9:15-9:35 am
4th Grade – 9:40-10:00 am
PreK – 10:05-10:25 am
On Wednesday, November 18th, you will have the opportunity to meet at the above time with your child’s teacher for a Question and Answer session. The link for the meeting will be sent from your child’s teacher so be looking for that in your email or through SeeSaw notification.
Daily assignments will be sent through SeeSaw for all students with access to WiFi and a device at home. For those that stated they need a paper/pencil packet, you will need to pick this up from the school office after 12:00 noon on Tuesday, November 17th. This packet will contain work for the week of Nov. 16-20th. When you drop of that packet you will get the next packet for Nov. 30th-Dec. 4th.
If you are completing work through SeeSaw, your child’s daily work completion will count as their attendance as well as their grade for that day. For those picking up a packet, the first packet must be returned to school on Monday, Nov. 23 and the second packet returned on Monday, Dec. 7. This packet will count as your child’s attendance and grade during the dates covered.
If you have any questions, please contact your child(ren)s teacher or the school office at 405-376-2409.
Additionally, your student will still be able to receive meals through our school, if desired. Meals will be available at Lakehoma for drive-up service from 11am-1pm on November 16-20 and November 30-December 4, 2020. For meal pick-up, drive through the circle drive located on the west side of the building (front drive). Remain in your vehicle and a child nutrition employee will assist you from there. You will need to give your child’s student ID numbers to pick up a lunch. You may pick up for multiple students, even if they attend one of the other Mustang schools, at Lakehoma.
Lastly, if your student(s) receives special education services, you should be hearing from the case manager to discuss how their IEP will be implemented during this remote learning.
The health/safety of our students, staff, and families is our utmost priority. We will continue to work with county health officials to address this, and future situations. We will also continue to follow all COVID-related safety procedures as indicated in our Health/Safety Plan
which is continually updated based on the latest guidance from the CDC and local/state health officials. We also want to take this opportunity to remind everyone of the importance of wearing face-coverings/masks, staying six feet apart from others, and regularly washing your hands. These mitigation strategies are just as important outside of the school environment as they are inside our building. During this time, as always, please monitor yourself for possible COVID-19 symptoms
and continue to conduct a self-check each day as referenced in the MPS Daily Symptom Check
. If you exhibit symptoms, please contact your medical provider immediately for advice/guidance. Additionally, we ask that all of our staff, students, and families utilize the COVID19@mustangps.org
email to report positive tests, close contacts, exposures, and/or quarantines. Information reported here will be viewed by the MPS COVID-19 Response Team and used for monitoring and contact tracing only. No names will be made public.
- When emailing, please include as much detail as possible including, but not limited to:
- Parent/Guardian Name(s)
- Child(ren) Name(s)
- Child(ren) Grade(s)
- Child(ren) School(s)
- Details of what you are reporting. Please be as specific as possible.
As a community, we are committed to measures that protect public health and safety. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me at 405-376-2409 or email@example.com
. For questions related to COVID-19, please visit the Oklahoma State Department of Health COVID Resources site
or call the Oklahoma Department of Health COVID-19 call center: (877)215-8336 or the Canadian County Health Department at (405) 262-0042. You are a valued member of the Mustang Family, and please know that we will make it through this challenging time together. Thank you for your continued support.
Shawna Carter, Principal