Some Oklahoma school districts have opted to return to virtual learning due to a continuous increase in state COVID-19 cases.
The latest risk level on the Oklahoma State Department of Health’s COVID Alert System has caused the Oklahoma State Department of Education to enter its red level category, meaning 50 or more cases per 100,000 people by county.
The following is a list of districts moving to distance learning:
Bixby Public Schools: Bixby Public Schools announced they will transition students in grades 9-12 to distance learning for two weeks starting on November 9. The district said this was due to the rate of COVID-19 transmission in their community.
Broken Arrow Public Schools: Broken Arrow Public Schools announced all students in grades 9-12 will move to distance learning starting Monday, Nov. 9. Officials said the distance learning will conclude on Friday, Nov. 20. And as of Tuesday, Nov. 10, students at Centennial Middle School and Sequoyah Middle School will also be moving to distance learning through Friday, Nov. 20. Those students will return to regular instruction on Monday, Nov. 30, as well.
Central Public Schools: Central Public Schools said they will transition to distance learning starting on November 10 and in-person classes will resume November 30.
Collinsville Public Schools: Collinsville Public Schools announced Nov. 14 that classes will pivot to distance learning/remote educations at all of its campuses beginning Monday, Nov. 16 and lasting through Tuesday, Nov. 24. Following Thanksgiving break (Wednesday, Nov. 25 through Sunday, Nov. 29), the district plans to return to in-person learning on Monday, Nov. 30.
Glenpool Public Schools: Glenpool Public Schools will transition students to distance learning from November 16 to November 20 after having 16 students and staff test positive for COVID-19 since Wednesday.
Henryetta Public Schools: Henryetta Public Schools said the high school will transition to distance learning starting November 12 through November 30 due to an increase in COVID-19 cases.
Jenks Public Schools: Jenks Public Schools officials said students in grades 7-12 will be moving to distance learning. 7-12th grade students will begin distance learning on Monday, Nov. 16th and will return to school on December 7th.
Nowata Public Schools: Nowata Public Schools announced on Nov. 15 that it will transition to distance learning at the district's middle school and high school beginning Monday, Nov. 16 through the end of the week. The district said a positive COVID-19 case is confirmed at the district's middle school. The district's elementary school will continue with in-person learning this week.
Oologah-Talala Schools: Oologah-Talala Schools is switching to distanced learning for all students from December 7th until December 18th.
Owasso Public Schools: Beginning Wednesday, Nov. 18, Owasso Public Schools said students in grades nine through 12 will pivot to distant learning for the remainder of the fall semester. In-person instruction will continue for students in grades Pre-K through eighth.
Pawhuska Public Schools: The district announced that a student has tested positive for COVID-19. Due to the positive test and potential exposure, the district said the junior high and the high school will pivot to distance learning beginning Monday, Nov. 16 and lasting through Friday, Nov. 20. Both elementary schools will continue to operate on a normal schedule.
Owasso Public Schools: Owasso Public School students in grades 9-12 will "pivot to home" starting Nov. 18th through the remainder of the semester, Dec. 18th.
Sand Springs Public Schools - Sand Springs will shift to its Distance Learning Model for grades 6 through 12 beginning Thursday, November 12. They will return to in-person learning on Monday, November 30, following Thanksgiving Break.
Sequoyah Public Schools: The district said Sequoyah Mid-High and High schools will pivot to distance learning and return to in-person learning on November 30, 2020. Sequoyah Upper Elementary Grade 5 (only) will pivot to distance learning and return to in-person learning on December 4, 2020.
Skiatook Public Schools - Skiatook Public Schools will pivot to distance learning for one week starting Monday, November 16 - Friday, November 20. This is for the entire district.
Stillwater Public Schools: Stillwater Public Schools announced that, due to rapidly rising COVID-19 numbers in the county, all students will move to distance learning during the week of November 16-20.
Tahlequah Public Schools: Tahlequah Public Schools will move their district to virtual learning starting on November 16 through November 20.
Union Public Schools: Union Public Schools has announced that students at Boevers Elementary and those in grades 6-12 will move to distance learning beginning this Thursday, Nov. 12. School officials say those students will return to campus on Monday Nov, 30 after Thanksgiving.
Vinita Public Schools: The district announced Sunday, Nov. 8th that Vinita Middle School will transition to distance learning due to additional COVID-19 cases.
Webbers Falls Public Schools: The district announced that all students will shift to distance learning effective November 16 through November 20 due to the increase of COVID-19 cases in the school and community.