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.
Wynnewood Public Schools is hiring a full time maintenance person to begin immediately. Basic electrical and plumbing knowledge and experience is desired but not necessary. Common sense, honesty, and a good work ethic, however, is required. Also, candidates must be willing to obtain his or her commercial driver’s license (CDL) and be willing to drive a school bus. Please call Eugene Dixon at 405-207-8046 for more information or pick up an application at the Superintendent’s office located at the east end of the high school (702 E Kerr Blvd).
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
We are almost a month away from the start of school, and we know that students and their families are waiting anxiously to see what that's going to look like. The plans we were working on last week look differently than the plans we are working on this week, and quite honestly, that's been our story since late spring. We think we have it figured out, and inevitably something happens or we learn new information that causes us to rethink our plans and direction. I work with an AMAZING group of administrators, teachers, and support staff, and because of their ideas and insights, I went home last night and told my wife that I haven't felt this good in months about how school will look for us this fall. We feel that we have the big pieces of the puzzle in place; we just need another week to work through some details. It's our intention to begin rolling out our plans to everyone by the end of next week. We appreciate your patience and look forward to sharing information with you soon. Tim Simpson Superintendent
Yesterday afternoon, one of our football stadium light poles broke at the base and fell into the parking lot. Thankfully no one was in the vicinity and no one was injured. Until all of the light poles are replaced, the stadium, track, field house, and weight room are off limits to everyone, including staff unless specific permission has granted by the superintendent to be on site. Information revolving around graduation and summer pride will be forthcoming.
Attention Parents! Please make note of the following!
There's only a week left to purchase your 2019-2020 Yearbook!
2020-2021 Enrollment Info
Return your library books!
Don't forget to order your Yearbook!
Please visit the link https://5il.co/ekml to get the latest information about the ways Wynnewood will providing distance learning to our students.
Just a reminder!!
2020-2021 School Calendar: Follow link to print - https://5il.co/eicv
From David Jackson, Executive Director of the OSSAA: In conjunction with this decision the OSSAA Board voted unanimously, at the March 26, 2020 Teleconference Board Meeting, to cancel the State Basketball Tournament for Classes 2A, 3A, 4A, 5A and 6A; additionally, all spring activities have been cancelled for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. For the purpose of all OSSAA member school activities, all school personnel, including certified, adjunct or volunteer coaches, as well as teachers, directors, or instructors are prohibited from engaging in any type of OSSAA member school activity involving secondary students; no practice, instruction, training, weight lifting, tryouts, competition or travel is permitted. SUMMER TIME ACTIVITIES: Until further notice, no OSSAA member school activities will be permitted. The timeline for the beginning of summer activities will be provided to member schools at a time when CDC recommendations as well as State and Local government recommendations allow for safe participation.