Ponca City Public Schools go to Distance Learning for Tuesday, 10-27

Mike Seals - October 26, 2020 4:17 pm

Due to the likelihood of freezing precipitation, below freezing temperatures, and deteriorating travel conditions as advised by the National Weather Service, PCPS students will participate in Distance Learning rather than In-person Instruction on Tuesday, October 27, 2020.

According to the news release from Superintendent Arrott, the primary concern is the safety of students and staff while traveling to school. Though students will not be attending school, it will be an instructional day and participation is expected. Students who do not log in to complete assignments by midnight on Tuesday, October 27, will be counted absent.

Teachers will be posting a variety of instructional supports, which may include videos or resources and will post an assignment for each class. Teachers will be working from home too, but they will be available for student support during regular classroom hours, 8:00 a.m.-3:10 p.m. on Tuesday, October 27.

Extracurricular activities and events are cancelled for Tuesday, October 27 and students will not report to athletic practices because the Distance Learning Day is due to inclement weather.   However, coaches or sponsors may offer or require a home activity or workout.

There will be no Grab and Go meals served on Tuesday, October 27 due to the likelihood of hazardous driving conditions.

Additionally, Ponca City Virtual Academy students will not come to 111 W. Grand for testing or tutoring. PCVA teachers will be available via email.

In the event we have power outages overnight, the Distance Learning Day will change to a Snow Day and not an instructional day. However, we will send out an App Notification and press release IF outages happen at our first opportunity.

The Board of Education Office will be open on Tuesday, October 27. Call 580-767-8000 with questions.

Thankfully, we have had plenty of practice with Distance Learning.   Stay safe, PCPS Family!


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