Ponca City Public School Students Will Head Back to Class on August 18th
Mike Seals - August 16, 2021 2:35 pm
School Begins Wednesday in Ponca City
School starts on Wednesday, Aug 18th in Ponca City. The Ponca City Public School District online registration is now open at pcps dot us. Here are the requirements for masks at Ponca City Public Schools and Prevention Strategies for the 2021-2022 school year:
• Masks are optional unless a state of emergency is recommended by the Governor
of Oklahoma. The OSDH and CDC recommend masking indoors for all
individuals. If a mask mandate is implemented, the Board of Education must
make it an agenda item each month to discuss the rationale for the local health
department’s recommendation. (OK SB 658 – Effective July 1, 2021)
• By Federal Order, masks are required for all public transportation networks.
The current Federal Order is in effect through September 13, 2021. Masks are
required for the following PCPS modes of transportation with more than one (1)
person in the vehicle. School Buses and School Vehicles
• In school vehicles and if masks become required in the buildings or on school
grounds, masks must be properly fitted. Masks must fit snugly against the sides
of the face with no gaps and must fully cover the mouth and nose unless eating,
drinking, or during high-intensity physical exertion.
5 Key Prevention Strategies:
• Required masking if the Governor declares a state of emergency.
The CDC recommends masking indoors for unvaccinated and
vaccinated individuals. Masks are highly encouraged in all indoor
settings, but not required pursuant to SB 658.
• Physical Distancing as much as possible – Grouping/Cohorting
• Handwashing and Respiratory Etiquette
• Cleaning and Maintaining Facilities
• Contact Tracing in Combination with Cooperation with KCHD on
Isolations and Quarantines – The CDC recommends close contact
quarantines for unvaccinated individuals. The OSDH will issue
mandatory, required isolations of positive cases for unvaccinated
individuals. Visit pcps dot us for more information or call the registration Center at 580-718-3834.
FREE breakfast and lunch will be served to all Ponca City Public School students during the 2021-2022 school year. PLEASE remember to slow down, watch out for the kids in our community, and always obey the school zone speed limits!!!!!!