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David Doss

David Doss, 3 days ago

The Oklahoma State Board of Education voted to extend the closure of school for the remainder of the year. We will provide distance learning after April 6th. Please go to the link below and complete this survey by noon Friday March 27th as we are preparing for virtual distance learning. This survey needs to be completed once per household. https://forms.gle/isFHhKvku91u4YW29

Navajo Public Schools

Navajo Public Schools, 5 days ago

March 23, 2020
Dear Navajo family:

Today, state officials announced they will recommend to the state Board of Education that Oklahoma students not return to the classroom for the remainder of the current school year, as our state continues to fight the spread of COVID-19. They will instead recommend a continuous learning plan that will allow students to complete the school year at home. It is important to note that this decision is not final until the state Board of Education meets on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 and votes to approve the recommendation.

We are sharing this information with you in advance, however, so that you can begin to prepare accordingly for your family. We understand this recommendation is in the best interest of everyone’s health, which is our greatest priority as a district. If approved, this also means that all extracurricular activities and special events will be canceled as well. Making these difficult decisions, we believe, is simply the right thing to do for our students, our staff and our community.
We do have good news: Navajo is developing a plan to ensure your child will continue to have opportunities to learn and to grow academically, especially with parental support. Because we are unable to safely gather together, these lessons and activities will primarily be delivered and communicated virtually. As you can imagine, this is a significant transition for our students and our teachers. Navajo will spend the next two weeks planning for this effort and will share details with your family as soon as they are available. Teachers and support staff members will hear from their principals soon as they gather input regarding the next phase of the school closure.
For students, it likely will be sad and disappointing to learn that school as they know it will not resume this year. Please give them a safe place to express their feelings and to vent about the changes in their life. For our seniors and their parents, we know it is an especially difficult time. We will do everything possible to ensure their efforts are recognized and celebrated in special and unique ways. This is an unfair situation, but please reassure them that it does not diminish their achievements. In fact, it will become one more example of how they demonstrated their strength as a Navajo Indian.
We have posted resources on our school website: www.navajo.k12.ok.us. The site also includes recommendations from the CDC about protecting your health and the health of your loved ones. We ask you to please follow their advice by: (1) washing your hands regularly; (2) staying at home, if you can; and (3) practicing social distancing of at least six feet from others.
The meals that you see other schools serving their students during the school closure are offered through a program that Navajo Public Schools does not qualify for at this time; however, the state has requested a waiver for schools that do not qualify and we are waiting to hear if it is approved. As of today, March 23, 2020,this waiver has not been approved. We will notify our community if the waiver gets approved, and if/when we are able to participate in this meal service for our students.
This is an unprecedented situation, and it has required an unprecedented response. We can still take care of our students, though. This is a community that sticks together in challenging times, and we know this experience will be no different. As soon as we identify our next steps, we will share them with you.
Please stay safe. As always, we appreciate your support of Navajo Public Schools.

Sincerely,


Vicki Nance
Superintendent

Navajo Public Schools

Navajo Public Schools, 11 days ago

Dear Navajo parents and staff:

Yesterday afternoon, the state Board of Education voted to close all Oklahoma schools, effective immediately, until at least April 6, 2020 in an effort to minimize the spread of COVID-19. This includes Navajo Public Schools. Additionally, there will be no school activities during this time.

While state officials mandated schools to close for two weeks following spring break, they also encouraged administrators to prepare for the possibility of longer-term closures, if it becomes necessary. At least 35 other states across the country also have made the decision to close schools statewide in the interest of public health.

Oklahoma schools are not expected to be required to make-up the missed days. At this time, schools have been instructed by the state Department of Education not to provide online, home-based or distance learning for students.

This is an unprecedented situation, and it continues to evolve by the hour. We know this uncertainty can cause anxiety and worry, but we want to assure you that Navajo is doing everything possible to ensure the needs of students and employees will be met during this unique time. Employees will receive information about their responsibilities during the school closure over the next few days.

We encourage you to comply with what health officials have recommended as well. If you can, please stay home and enjoy family time. If you must go out, please practice social distancing, allowing at least six feet between you and other individuals. If you have questions about COVID-19, please contact your medical professional or the county health department. You also can learn more about how to prevent the illness by visiting https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/prevention.html

Communication will be key during the next two weeks. It is our hope that accurate and up-to-date correspondence will combat fear and panic, as well as help you make well-informed decisions for your family. As a district, we will be sending correspondence to you by Facebook and all-calls. You also can get the latest information by visiting www.navajo.k12.ok.us.

For Navajo, there is nothing more important than the safety and health of our students, staff and community. We want you to be safe, and we appreciate your flexibility and understanding. The Navajo community is strong, and we will get through this together.

Sincerely,

Vicki Nance
Superintendent, Navajo Public Schools


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Shawn Sager
Principal, Navajo Elementary School
580.482.7742

Navajo Public Schools

Navajo Public Schools, 11 days ago

Navajo School is currently taking applications for the following positions for the 2020-2021 school year:

Early Childhood
Head HS Girls' Basketball Coach, with Teaching duties

Please email the following to:
Vicki Nance, Superintendent
vnance@navajo.k12.ok.us

Navajo School Certified application, available on the Navajo School website: www.navajo.k12.ok.us
Letter of Interest
Copy of Oklahoma Teaching Certificate
2 Letters of Reference
Copies of College Transcripts

Applications will be taken until positions are filled.

Navajo is an Equal Opportunity Employer......


Vicki Nance
Superintendent
Navajo Public Schools
15695 South County Road 210
Altus, OK 73521
(580) 482-7742 (Phone)
(580)482-7749 (Fax)

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