Broken Arrow Public Schools students are heading back to the classroom in person on Tuesday morning. They officially began their spring semester on Monday morning in a virtual setting, but that was only for the day.
BAPS is one of the larger districts in and around the Tulsa area only after Tulsa Public Schools. TPS is remaining virtual with a phased approach to returning over the next month.
Broken Arrow Public School’s website states they are currently in phase orange, which is tier three out of four on the county’s COVID-19 chart. This means there are currently more than 14 positive cases per every 100,000 people in the county. This tier calls for every student to wear a mask while on campus, physical distancing measures must be kept as much as possible in community areas and in classrooms, and large events are to be canceled.
The district is also asking that students use their own supplies and sit in the same assigned seat every day. BAPS also mentioned on their Facebook page they are asking for patience when it comes to bus routes since they are still short-staffed and have consolidated many routes.
The district said in a Facebook post to “please prepare for delays tomorrow as EVERY student heads back to the classroom. We appreciate your patience as our wonderful bus drivers safely transport students to and from school!”
Find a Full List Of School Return Plans HERE
Their website has a list of guidelines they expect the campuses to follow in order to keep students and teachers safe. Much of that list can be found below or you can Click Here.
Orange Phase - Overall safety guidelines: