Return to Learn Plan
HPS is offering in-person learning and virtual learning upon request. Students will be automatically enrolled in traditional learning to begin the 2021-2022 school year. HPS will remain open unless Covid-19 case numbers within the district necessitates a transition to temporary distance learning.
Hominy Public Schools recommends students and staff to wear masks indoors when social distancing is not possible. The CDC and state and local health departments also recommend masks at this time.
Contact Tracing and Quarantine
Parents will be notified if their child is within six (6) feet of a person who tests positive for Covid-19. HPS students or staff who come into contact with a Covid-19 positive individual should self-monitor for symptoms and may return to school or self-quarantine with no penalty. Students or employees who test positive for Covid-19 must stay home for ten (10) days. If symptoms persist, the person may need to stay home longer. HPS will work with state and local health departments on cases of Covid-19.
Athletics and Activities
All school-sponsored activities and athletic teams will continue to adhere to guidelines put in place by HPS and the OSSAA.
Parents and Visitors
Parents and visitors will be allowed in building lobbies or main offices for appointments. Each school site will have the flexibility to approve volunteer activities within their site.
Students will eat in the cafeteria and resume normal lunches. Breakfast and lunch are free to all students for the 2021-2022 school year.
Buses will run as normal during times of in-person learning, and all HPS buses will have masks and sanitizer on board. Buses will be cleaned and disinfected on a regular basis.
Strategies to Reduce the Risk of Exposure
Social distancing is encouraged when possible in areas such as cafeterias, hallways, gymnasiums, etc.
Students will be reminded to wash hands and use hand sanitizer.
Seating charts will be used when possible for contact tracing.
Oklahoma SB 658, effective July 1st, 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.
Monitor for Symptoms
Parents/guardians are expected to screen their child for Covid-19 symptoms 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.
Plans Subject To Change.
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