Jenks Public Schools Return To Learn Plan 2022-23
In accordance with federal guidelines, Jenks Public Schools posts a Return To Learn Plan containing important information for students, staff, and families for the 2022-23 school year.
The following plan has been approved by the JPS Board of Education. The Return To Learn Plan is subject to change.
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- JPS is offering in-person learning for all grades (PreK-12).
- School sites will remain open for in-person instruction unless the effects of COVID-19 cases necessitate a transition to temporary distance learning.
- Students in 7th and 8th grade have the option to enroll in a full-time, online learning environment.
- For 9th-12th grade students, virtual coursework for individual courses or full-time may be selected as space and schedules allow.
ACCOMMODATIONS FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES
- Students receiving special education services will be provided modifications and accommodations per Individual Education Program (IEP).
- Students’ Individualized Education Program will continue to include a contingency plan for extended periods of distance learning.
MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLNESS
- Students have access to counseling at school by District counselors and by licensed counselors provided through partnerships with community mental health agencies.
- Staff members are offered free and confidential counseling and other resources through the District’s Employee Assistance Program.
ACTIVITIES, ARTS, AND ATHLETICS
- All school-sponsored activities and athletic teams will resume normal practices and protocols.
- All buses have masks and hand sanitizer on board.
- Bus air-conditioning systems will run in fresh-air mode and without recirculation to ensure riders constantly receive a large supply of clean, outside air.
STRATEGIES TO REDUCE RISK OF EXPOSURE
- Parents/guardians are expected to screen their child for COVID-19 and other illnesses each day prior to sending their student to school.
- Students and staff should stay home if experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or any other illness.
- Students or staff who test positive for COVID-19 shall not attend school/work for a period of at least five (5) full days.
- In alignment with state and national health organizations, JPS will not conduct contact tracing
- JPS will continue to require anyone who tests positive for COVID-19 to isolate according to CDC guidelines regardless of vaccination status.
- Masks will not be required, but masks will be available for students, staff, and visitors who wish to wear one.
- Students will be reminded to wash their hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds prior to eating, and especially after sneezing, coughing, or blowing their nose.
- Students and staff will have access to hand sanitizer in classrooms and cafeterias.
- At the end of each scheduled event or school day, the District’s cleaning contractor will clean frequently touched surfaces and objects.
- Improved heating, ventilation and air conditioning filters have been installed in all District buildings that will filter one hundred percent (100%) of a room’s air every eight (8) hours and capture 95% of all COVID-19 droplets
- Each school site is equipped with water bottle filling stations.
- JPS will remain in contact with the Tulsa Health Department and Oklahoma State Department of Health concerning COVID-19 guidelines and safety protocols enacted in our local area and state.
- Oklahoma State Statute Title 70 Section 1210.190 (SB 658), effective July 1, 2021, restricts school districts from requiring a COVID-19 vaccine for students.
- State and local health departments and the CDC recommend COVID-19 vaccines for those eligible.
- District Health Clinics will maintain a list of local providers and can share locations to schedule appointments for diagnostic or screening testing as needed with staff, students, and families.
***PLANS SUBJECT TO CHANGE***
Published August 9, 2022
View a longer, more detailed version of the 2022-23 JPS Return To Learn Plan here
Jenks Public Schools' plan for American Rescue Plan/ESSER III funds details how the District will address the following areas:
1. COVID-19 prevention and mitigation strategies
2. Addressing learning loss
3. Other ESSER III expenditures
4. Ensuring unique needs are met for most vulnerable populations
View the complete ARP/ESSER III Spending Plan as a PDF document