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Fort Gibson Schools - COVID-19 UPDATES

Updated March 17, 2020

March 17, 2020

Hello Tiger Family,

This RoadMap document we trust will help guide parents and students while the school is shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

These plans will continue until school resumes on Monday, April 6, 2020. We ask that you understand this is a fluid situation and things may change, but we will let you know through our school website at www.fortgibsontigers.org, Facebook, and email and text messages from our district's mass-notication system of any and all changes.

A section of our webpage has been setup for students and parents to access selected resources that are FREE. You can find these online resources at www.fortgibsontigers.org and look for the Academic HyperDoc article.

 

 

March 16, 2020

The State of Oklahoma has issued guidance directing schools to shut down through April 5, 2020.  Therefore, all activities will be cancelled until school resumes on Monday, April 6, 2020.  The school district will be releasing guidance on access to meals, options for supplemental off-site learning,  and a roadmap for dealing with a two-week shutdown tomorrow afternoon.  Please stay tuned as we all work together to serve kids and mitigate any wide scale spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

 

 

March 12, 2020

Tiger Nation,
This afternoon Governor Stitt held a press conference addressing concerns about Coronavirus (COVID-19). He was clear in his public communication that closing schools at this time is not recommended or necessary to eliminate community spread of (COVID-19). At this time, we will remain in session as scheduled but have made preparations to serve students virtually for a period of ten days should the need prevail at some point this spring. Communication will be coming home soon issuing guidance on academic expectations should a closure occur. I want to thank our staff for their hard work in preparing for potential closures and taking steps to maintain our high standard of academic excellence.
We also ask for cooperation and communication if you or your child are traveling to a country or location that has experienced a high rate of community spread of (COVID-19). We are prepared to take precautions and make academic arrangements to serve any student needing offsite accommodations.
As an extra-layer of precaution, if your child has an underlying health condition identified by the CDC as a high risk category: heart disease, lung disease, diabetes or a suppressed immune system, you may contact our nurse or site principals to make additional academic arrangements to accommodate your child.
In a situation that brings about a lot of uncertainty, one thing is certain. After watching our community pull together and make great strides to rebuild during and after the flood, we live in a great community with a strong resolve that is second to none. We will navigate through this temporary pandemic and continue to make Fort Gibson the best place to live and raise a family.
We will continue our communication as the situation develops and additional decisions need to be made regarding school closures and school activities.

It’s always a great day to be a Tiger!!!

Scott Farmer, Superintendent

 

 

March 09, 2020

Fort Gibson Schools - Travel Plans & Coronavirus Information

Tiger Nation,

It has been a great year of accomplishments in and out of the classroom and we remain very proud of our staff and students as they work diligently to keep moving Fort Gibson forward!     The year has gone fast, and we are just one week away from Spring Break!    We know the week of Spring Break brings about an opportunity for family time and travel to various destinations.  It is always our mission to provide a safe and healthy environment at school, and that core mission remains resolute regarding all facets of health and safety, including mitigation of airborne illness such as the flu and recent cases of coronavirus (COVID -19).   We will be ramping up our sanitation activities and communicating with the Health Department on implementation of our Pandemic Response Plan should the situation intensify.  To help ensure the safest possible facilities and interactions for our students, we ask that you to notify us if you or your children plan to travel to a destination listed as a level 2 or 3 country.  If you are traveling abroad there are certain precautions of which you need to be aware.

Individuals returning from travel to China, South Korea, Italy, Iran, Japan or any other Level 2 or 3 country as identified by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) should self-quarantine for a period of 14 days before returning to school. This applies to all students, teachers, and other school or district staff.   In the event of quarantine, academic accommodations for students will be arranged. 

Steps for returning travelers from Level 2 or 3 countries:

  1. Take your temperature with a thermometer two times a day and monitor for fever. Also watch for cough or trouble breathing.
  2. Stay home and avoid contact with others. Do not go to work or school for this 14-day period. Discuss your work situation with your district before returning to work or school.
  3. Do not take public transportation, taxis, or ride-shares during the time you are practicing social distancing.
  4. Avoid crowded places (such as shopping centers and movie theaters) and limit your activities in public.
  5. Keep your distance from others (about 6 feet).
  6. Please refer frequently to the CDC Travelers Guidance as other countries may be elevated to Level 2 or 3 at any time.

We don’t desire to impair your travel plans for Spring Break but do ask that you communicate ahead of time if traveling abroad.   Have a safe and healthy Spring Break!!!

 

Scott Farmer, Superintendent

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