Teacher Tests Positive For COVID-19 As Bixby Returns To School

Monday, August 17th 2020, 6:14 pm
By: Emory Bryan

BIXBY, Okla. -

Bixby Public Schools returned to class and a teacher has now tested positive for COVID-19.

The district reported it was a 6th grade teacher at Bixby North Intermediate who tested positive Saturday, after experiencing mild symptoms. Because they were exposed, five coworkers are now in quarantine.

Some teachers wore face shields on their first day. Students all wore masks, but only half of them were in the building.

“There’s five kids in my first hour,” said high school junior Sage Barner.

Bixby divided the student body by last name into two groups, so only half attend class on campus this week and the other half will next week. When they’re not on campus, they will attend online classes.

"We're going to do the best we can reconnecting and building relationships with kids, which is why we adopted the plan we did, to get some face-to-face instruction time with kids, as well as some components of distance learning," said Superintendent Rob Miller.