On Jan. 22, every Broken Arrow Public Schools student in grades Pre-K through 12 will experience a “virtual” school day, and teachers will participate in professional development sessions.
Students in Pre-K through seventh grade will receive an assignment for each content area, and students in grades 8 through 12 will utilize their Google Chromebooks to finish required assignments. All assignments are expected to be completed at home.
High school buses will not run, with the exception of Tulsa Technology Center (TTC) and Northeastern State University (NSU) buses. TTC and NSU students will still be required to attend classes on their respective campuses.
In addition, in-season sports (basketball, swimming and wrestling) will continue to hold scheduled games and practices. Other varsity sports may hold practice at the discretion of the coaches. Off-season middle school sports will NOT hold practice.
Fine arts activities will be held as scheduled. Program directors will communicate with students as necessary.
Below is detailed information for each grade level. For more information, please contact your child’s school site or teacher.
Grades Pre-K through 5
Grades 6 and 7
Grades 9 through 12
Special Education Students
Teachers will provide separate or modified assignments if needed for students who receive special education services.
Cold weather and a delicious bowl of chili are the perfect pair, which is why the Broken Arrow Special Olympics Team is excited to host its annual chili dinner and silent auction Friday, Feb. 8, at 6 p.m. in the Centennial Middle School cafeteria.
During this fundraising event, attendees will enjoy dinner with a variety of chili and spaghetti options. The silent auction features themed baskets, hotel stays, spa packages and restaurant packages.
All proceeds benefit BA Special Olympics, assisting the team as they travel to the area and state games.
At their final meeting, the High School Configuration Steering Committee along with three members from the Visioning Task Force reconvened to discuss their final recommendations regarding the future and framework of Broken Arrow High School. This group will present three recommendations to the Board of Education at their regularly scheduled meeting at 6 p.m. on Feb. 11 at the Education Service Center.
In addition to the recommendations, they will also present their options for the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) facility scheduled for the second phase of the bond issue.
“I want to take a moment to sincerely thank the members of the High School Configuration Steering Committee and Visioning Task Force for their work, dedication and time on this project throughout the past three years,” Superintendent Dr. Janet Dunlop said. “I highly encourage the community to join the Board members on Feb. 11 to hear the recommendations from the committee.”
To view the history and timeline of the high school configuration process, please visit www.baschools.org/goba. For more information about the 2015 bond issue, please visit www.baschools.org/2015Bond.
This month is School Board Recognition Month – a time designated to salute the work of more than 2,700 elected school board members for their untiring dedication to public education.
“At Broken Arrow Public Schools, we are privileged to have five committed individuals who play a vital role in serving our students, staff and community,” Superintendent Dr. Janet Dunlop said.
The five members are Steve Allen, President; Steve Majors, Vice President; Jerry Denton, Clerk; Cheryl Kelly, Deputy Clerk; and John Cockrell, Member.
“Each of these individuals develop policies and make tough decisions on complex education and social issues impacting the entire community,” Dunlop said. “They bear the responsibility of a $112 million budget, which serves more than 19,000 students and 2,000 district employees. They carry out the truest form of representative government in our democracy – volunteer public service.”
The Board is responsible for establishing policies under which the school system operates while acting within the framework of Oklahoma and federal laws. As citizen leaders, individual school board members contribute hundreds of hours each year to leading the district, whether it be crafting policies, listening to staff and student concerns, or recognizing outstanding programs.
“I hope each of you will help me take a moment to express appreciation for each of them and the effort they invest in improving our district,” Dunlop said.
Learn more about each member by visiting www.baschools.org/BoardofEducation.
Broken Arrow Public Schools has launched a free mobile app to provide parents, students and families with the latest news and information from across the district. This new mobile app is available on both Apple and Android devices and was designed as a one-stop-shop to access school news, calendars, Parent Portal accounts, lunch menus, bus stop information and more. It also gives students and parents the ability to easily report bullying or a threat.
“Parent engagement is one of the most important factors in a child’s education,” Broken Arrow Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Janet Dunlop said. “We are always working to enhance our communication tools, and with this new mobile app, parents and students can stay connected 24/7.”
In addition, the mobile app can be customized by the user by selecting schools in which they will push notifications, news and calendar updates.
Download the app:
How to receive push notifications from certain school sites:
For more information, please contact the district’s communications division at 918-259-5700.