REMINDER!! ALL middle school students being dropped off (or walking) in the mornings must come through the NORTH doors of the middle school. (no exceptions) Our SOUTH side is for bus riders ONLY. Temperatures must be taken before students can enter the building. We appreciate your support to ensure the safety and well being of our students and staff! We can't wait to see our kids tomorrow!
Thank you to everyone who has shown interest in the part-time custodial position at the high school. We are happy to say that the position has been filled.
!! PART-TIME JOB OPPORTUNITY !! Wynnewood Public Schools is looking for a self-directed, conscientious individual to clean and disinfect classrooms in the high school after classes are dismissed for the day. Start time is flexible. Beginning pay is $9.00 an hour. If interested, please call the superintendent's office at 405-665-2004.
Student Council applications are available now in our Middle School office for any 6th-8th grader interested in joining. The applications are due September 1st. See you all SOON! :)
FOOTBALL FRIDAY & SENIOR NIGHT!!!
Reminder- Blended/Virtual parents and guardians only. Please be sure that you and your student stop by the Superintendent's office by the end of this week to fill out the Blended/Virtual intake form. The office is open from 8:00am-4:00pm. 702 E Kerr Blvd (405)665-2004
DON'T FORGET... Beginning August 27, the first day of school, breakfast and/or lunch will be available for pickup for all virtual learners grades PK-12 at the Wynnewood High School cafeteria on days when school is in session. Breakfast will be available for pickup between 8:00-8:30am, and lunch pickup will be available between 11:00-11:30am. Breakfast is free of charge to all students, and lunch prices for virtual students are the same as traditional students. Parents or students picking up meals should come to the outside double doors leading into the cafeteria (southeast side of the building).
Wynnewood Public Schools is still looking to hire dependable and responsible bus monitors for the upcoming school year. We need five monitors for our morning routes, which run from 6:30-8:30am, and we need one monitor for our afternoon routes, which run approximately from 2:30-4:30pm (a couple of routes take a little longer). A background check is required and will be paid for by the district. This position pays $8.00 an hour with a start date of August 27th. This is a great part-time job opportunity. Please call the superintendent’s office at 405-665-2004 between 8:00am-4:00pm Monday through Friday for more information or to apply.
Wynnewood Public Schools is partnering with Delbert's Grocery Store to hold a Stuff the Bus drive on Saturday, August 22, from 7:00am-7:00pm in Delbert's parking lot. Please consider dropping off a few items from the suggested supply list. The list can be found on the Wynnewood Public School's website, on flyers at Delbert's Grocery Store, and will be published in this week's Wynnewood Gazette. Thank you!!
** This post is lengthy but contains important information concerning this school year. It can also be found in our “2020 Back to School Plans” on our website** When schools suddenly closed their doors last March for the remainder of the school year, everyone was thrown into a tailspin. Distance learning was something that most of us didn’t want to do and most certainly weren’t prepared to do. Maya Angelou said, “Do your best until you know better, and when you know better, then do better.” Well… five months later, we know better. We, as a school district, feel much more prepared for distance learning, but right now the only thing we know for sure is that our plans seem good in theory and look good on paper, but until we actually put our plans into practice, we just don’t know for sure. With that in mind, we’ve decided to implement two virtual days in September and one virtual day a month after that to ensure that our students can successfully connect and access their virtual learning content, and that our students who cannot connect because of lack of available or reliable internet service will receive meaningful instruction in a way that allows them to progress academically and that makes sense for them and their families. We are not making this decision lightly because we know the inconvenience, and, in some cases, possible hardship that it will cause for many of our parents and guardians; however, we absolutely believe that it is vitally necessary to practice our plans and work through our problems and issues before we end up in a situation like we did last march. It’s unfortunate but we need to be able to transition between traditional learning and virtual learning as seamlessly as possible in order to eliminate as much stress and anxiety from whatever situation we as a community are experiencing at the time. Our virtual practice days will all be held on Wednesdays, meaning each of those days, your child will learn from home. All of those days will count as school days. In September, virtual days are scheduled for the 16th and the 30th. Each month after that, they are scheduled for the last Wednesday we are in school through March 2021. No virtual days are scheduled in April, May, and June of 2021.You will not need to purchase anything. Information regarding devices and connectivity will be forthcoming. We hope you know that we do not take your support, patience, and flexibility for granted. These are trying times, and forging unified relationships with our families and community partners is the only way we will successfully navigate through all this while doing our best to ensure that our students' academic and physical needs are not only being met but are also continuing to move forward in a healthy and positive way. As always, please contact your child’s building principal or the superintendent’s office for additional information or questions. Thank you.
Please click the "2020-2021 Back to School Plans and Information" link on the front page of our website to find detailed information regarding our virtual learning plans, including an overview and short informational videos about Edgenuity Courseware and Pathblazers, our virtual learning curriculum platforms.
This information is for parents/guardians who are choosing either the full virtual or blended learning options to begin the 2020-2021 school year. We are requiring at least one (1) parent accompanied by the student or students being enrolled to fill out the Virtual/Blended Intake Form and the Device Check-Out Agreement (if necessary), These forms MUST be completed before students can access their virtual learning coursework. This registration process begins Monday, August 17th through Friday, August 21st anytime between 8:00am-4:00pm at the superintendent's office (702 E Kerr Blvd-the far east end of the high school). Also, please plan on attending an important virtual learning orientation on Monday, August 24th. We will be discussing and demonstrating how to log-on and navigate the Edgenuity and Pathblazer educational platforms. The meetings will be held in the high school cafeteria. Meeting times are as follows: Grades K-5 at 5:30-6:15pm Grades 6-12 at 6:30-7:15pm Please enter the cafeteria through the double doors at the east end of the front side of the building. If you have any questions, please contact your child's building principal. Thank you for your continued support.
NOTICE: No Friday Night Lights...due to not having new lighting installed, we have moved up game time versus Lone Grove!
Middle School parent meeting dates will remain the same!
Good evening to our Wynnewood friends, neighbors, and families. After much thought and many conversations, we've decided to delay the beginning of school by two weeks. This is not a decision that we are taking lightly, and we hope that the inconvenience to our families is minimal. The reasons for this delay revolve around preparedness. We are just not ready. We feel good about the plans we have in place and the direction we are going, but as we worked through the details and contingencies, we have come to the conclusion that beginning our school year on August 13th would inevitably lead to very frustrated students, parents, and teachers. Our new start date for students is August 27th, and we're not promising that we'll have all of our issues resolved by then, but we will be in a much better position to serve our families in the way they deserve by a staff that is much more comfortable with all of our new programs and procedures. It's our hope that the additional two weeks will give us enough time to work through our technology related issues and enough time to work through some questions, details, and concerns associated with our virtual learning programs. Athletics and other extracurriculars will not be affected by this change. As mentioned earlier, the new start date for students will be Thursday, August 27th. We'll have our new end date soon. We realize our Pauls Valley Co-op students and our students attending Mid-America Technology Center will be affected by this change, but we will have a plan in place for them early next week. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call me or your child's building principal. Thank you for your patience and flexibility.
Wynnewood Public Schools is looking to hire dependable and responsible bus monitors for the upcoming school year. We need six monitors for our morning routes, which run from 6:30-8:30am, and we need two monitors for our afternoon routes, which run approximately from 2:30-4:30pm (a couple of routes take a little longer). A background check is required and will be paid for by the district. This position pays $8.00 an hour with a start date of August 13th. Please call the superintendent’s office at 405-665-2004 between 8:00am-2:00pm Monday through Thursday for more information or to apply.
Educational plans and options have been posted to the website.
Most of us have witnessed the bitter ugliness circulating through various mediums of social media revolving around “the best” plan or options for coming back to school this fall. The truth, however, is that there is no “best” plan or option for opening school. Everyone has his or her own unique set of circumstances and beliefs that shape his or her opinions about what school and education should look like this August. It’s my belief that each school district needs to implement a plan that makes sense within the context of the community it serves. In all likelihood, no plan will meet the needs of every student and family, but it won’t be from a lack of thought, planning, effort, and consideration of our staff, students, and community. Wynnewood Public Schools is prepared to offer three enrollment options that we hope meets close to all of our student and family needs. We realize that there may be situations and circumstances that require individual attention. With that said, we believe that direct instruction is the best instruction, especially for children in Pre-K through second grade. Interpersonal interactions and hands-on activities are central to early childhood learning and are difficult to recreate virtually. We also acknowledge that some parents and students might not be ready to move back to traditional learning and be back in the classroom. As you read through and consider our plans and options for the upcoming school year, I would respectfully ask that rather than becoming worried or angry about something you disagree with or becoming upset about a situation that we may have inadvertently failed to address, please give me or your child’s principal a call and let’s try to work through the issue together. More often than not, we’ll find a solution to the problem that works for everyone involved. Now more than ever, the partnership between school and home will be integral to a successful year. Our educational options along with other very important district and building information will be available by noon today on our website. You can access those documents by clicking the “2020-2021 Back to School Plans and Information” tab located on the front page. Even amidst the chaos and uncertainty, we are excited to begin the new school year and re-connect with our students and families. Sincerely, Tim Simpson