August 28, 2020 Update
The Wellston School District had one high school student test positive for COVID-19 during the week of August 24-28, 2020. Students identified as close contacts were quarantined according to CDC and State Health Department guidelines. The students and a parent of each student, were contacted by the school administration and informed of the proper procedures and protocol.
A staff member at Wellston Elementary has tested positive for COVID-19. The Lincoln County Health Department has been properly notified of the situation. Anyone meeting the definition of close contact has been notified as recommended by the CDC, the Oklahoma State Department of Health, and the Lincoln County Health Department. No students met the definition of close contact. The buildings and buses are being cleaned and sanitized daily.
Wellston Public Schools: Return to Learn August 2020
Per our previous statement Wellston Public Schools intends to resume traditional learning on August 20, 2020 at all sites; we are also offering virtual (PK-12) and blended (6-12) learning options by application. We are closely monitoring the current COVID-19 situation and plans will continue to be flexible with the changing conditions. We have listed some of the safety measures that we will be applying below. As always, it is our goal to ensure the health and safety of our students and staff while providing the best education possible for students.
The three learning options being offered by Wellston Public Schools are as follows:
Information regarding Enrollment:
We again want to thank you for your cooperation during this time. If you have any questions or concerns, you can reach out to your child’s principal or the superintendent’s office at the numbers and emails listed below.
Dwayne Danker, Superintendent
Wellston Public Schools
2020-2021 School Plan
As we prepare for the 2020-2021 school year, we must balance health and safety measures with student learning. We are preparing to offer three enrollment options for the 2020 -2021 school year. Plans will be fluid and flexible as information becomes available from county and state health officials and educational agencies. More specific information will be available through the website and district offices by August 3, 2020.
The three planned enrollment options are:
Wellston Schools has purchased in excess of 100,000 dollars in new laptop computers, tablets, and online curriculum for students in preparation for the upcoming school year.
We are planning to start classes on Thursday, August 20, 2020 with additional health and safety measures put into place. We are adding numerous hand sanitizer stations and purchased several digital thermometers, masks, wipes, peroxide multi-surface disinfectants and other cleaners. We have also purchased three electrostatic sprayers and botanical disinfecting solution to spray the classrooms, common areas, facilities, and buses at least once a day. Students will be spaced in classrooms, buses, and other areas as best as possible. Staff and students will be allowed but not mandated to wear masks. Plans will need flexibility as needs and conditions are constantly changing. It is our goal to ensure the health and safety of our students and staff while providing the best education possible for students.
Wellston Public Schools
MISSION: At Wellston Public Schools, we pursue educational excellence for all students. We recognize that students, faculty, staff, and parents share the responsibilities for learning in a safe and developmentally sound environment.
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