The 21st Century after school program at Garfield STEAM Academy and Northwoods Fine Arts Academy will be cancelled Thursday afternoon on November 19, 2020.
Please review the attached letter from Supt. Durkee regarding the SSPS Elementary School shift to Distance Learning that will begin on Friday Nov 20 - https://bit.ly/38RDFQp
If your student's Chromebook is damaged during distance learning, here is the process for submitting that device for repair: During the school day: Devices can be dropped off at the school site that your student attends from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM. After Hours: Devices can be dropped off for repair at the attendance office the old Central Ninth Grade building (14 W. 4th St. Sand Springs, Oklahoma 74063) from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Parking can be found across the street from the old CNGC. If you have any Chromebook related questions or concerns, please call the IT Helpdesk at 918-246-1599 or email the IT Helpdesk at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sandite Families- The letter attached to this message is an updated version of the letter from Child Nutrition that was sent out yesterday. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1c_k0-YtoQMNga1SsxYE6FsRxSie2_KW1/view?usp=sharing
Sandite Families, As we enter into Distance Learning with our 6th through 12th students, it is important to continue to follow important health protocols even when school is remote. Remember the 3 W’s: Wash your hands, Wear your mask, and Watch your distance. Please continue to call or email and update your child’s school IF: Your student has been in close contact with someone who tested positive for Covid 19, OR Your student has tested positive for COVID 19 This information is important and allows us to determine when it is safe for your child to return to school. Sincerely, Sandite Nursing Team
Sandite Families- The following letter is from our Director of Child Nutrition regarding meals for secondary students during our partial shut down. If you have any questions, please call Child Nutrition at 918-246-1430 https://drive.google.com/file/d/1mnC5LT0cIgtg5Ua5pp2TnWhwpPUlHSgn/view?usp=sharing
Sandite Families- Please take a moment to read the following letter from Superintendent Durkee regarding some school closure that will go into effect tomorrow (11/12/2020). Please contact your building administrator with any questions. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1qcRQDpsysRjdrAiWbFcW4hcJi6dC4_5l/view?usp=sharing
We're hiring qualified adults to substitute teach in our schools (K-12). Certified substitutes are paid $90/day and non-certified substitutes $70/day. Be assured, safety is of the utmost importance these days, for you and our students. Consider giving back and making huge impact on our students, all while earning some extra cash! Apply online: https://sandsprings.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx
Congratulations to our 2020-21 site Sandite Teachers of the Year!
Good afternoon parents and guardians. North side schools were in a brief lockdown this afternoon for precautionary measures due to a police pursuit of an individual. The lockdown lasted approximately 30 minutes and we were cleared at 3:12. Safety procedures for buses were enacted and may have caused delays. Students and staff remained safe at all times. ~Superintendent Durkee
Congratulations to our very own Lindsey Sinkbeil, SSPS School Nurse for being selected by the Oklahoma State Department of Education as one of only 14 nurses in the state to participate in Project SWITCH (Strengthening Wellness and Improving Teachers and Children’s Health)--a CDC leadership program designed to assist schools in adjusting to the challenges of COVID-19! We are beyond blessed and grateful for all of our staff, but this year we are especially grateful to our team of nurses, who have done an amazing job, going above and beyond during this unprecedented time, to ensure the safety of our students and staff. We are so proud of Lindsey for her dedication and commitment to our students! The goal of Project SWITCH is to provide training and assistance to schools on the implementation of the CDC’s COVID-19 school-based guidance in the areas of physical activity, chronic disease management, social emotional climate, nutrition services and supporting high risk/vulnerable populations. As part of the project, Lindsey will attend monthly meetings and receive additional trainings. A region of the state will be assigned to each member of Project SWITCH, and nurses like Lindsey will conduct virtual Communities of Practice meetings to disseminate CDC information and provide professional support to individuals at other schools in the region.
Teachers & Librarians: Award-winning authors Kate Messner and Traci Sorell offer a thought-provoking author visit based on their books about the real history of the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag people, the myth of the "First Thanksgiving," and modern-day Native traditions of gratitude. Kate is the author of more than four dozen books for kids, including her new HISTORY SMASHERS illustrated nonfiction series, which unravels myths about history. In this author visit, she'll share a look behind the scenes at HISTORY SMASHERS: MAYFLOWER and challenge readers to some fun history quizzes, including a "What's Wrong With This Picture?" investigation of a famous "First Thanksgiving" painting. Traci Sorell is the author of the Sibert-Honor picture book WE ARE GRATEFUL: OTSALIHELIGA and several other works for young readers that celebrate Indigenous cultures. Traci will talk about Native perspectives on Thanksgiving, using a scene from her 2020 Global Read Aloud selection INDIAN NO MORE as a jumping off point. She'll share her Cherokee tribe's views on gratitude along with a partial read-aloud of WE ARE GRATEFUL: OTSALIHELIGA. Q&A with both authors will follow. https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ksAQEzt1SXq0Lq6CF0Ww-Q
Chris Corbin was presented with the Sandite Pacesetter Award at tonight's Board of Education Meeting for outstanding excellence as a P.E. teacher and Cross Country coach. He goes above and beyond to inspire his students and athletes!
Tyrone Carr received the Sandite Pacesetter Award at tonight's Board of Education Meeting. As a bus driver, Tyrone has gone above and beyond, taking excellent care of his passengers.
Brennan Loader, Angus Valley Elementary student, received the Sandite Spirit Award at tonight's Board of Education Meeting. Brennan was nominated by her principal, Angelia Noel for always being an insightful, thoughtful and respectful student.
Check out our September Sandite Heroes! These students were recognized for their strength of character and RESPECT for September - https://www.sandites.org/page/sandite-heroes
The Fitz family received the Sandite Spirit award at Tuesday's Board of Education Meeting. The Fitz's were nominated by Karen Biggs, Limestone Principal. Biggs said, "The Fitz family have been such a blessing to Limestone. They work behind the scenes to support our school. Many of our teachers Donors Choose projects would not be completely funded without the generous donations from the Fitz family. They are a family that we know we could call on at any time to help."
Jay Rotert, Virtual Academy director received the Sandite coin for his work with the Virtual Academy this year. Rotert was presented with the award during Tuesday's Board of Education Meeting. Superintendent Sherry Durkee said of Rotert, "There was an incredible increase in enrollment and he has done a great job!"
Monday, August 31, we held the ribbon cutting on the new Charles Page High School Freshman Academy and STEM Center! A big thank you to Lt. Governor Matt Pinnell for once again visiting Sand Springs. Thank you to Rep Jadine Nollan and Senator Allison Ikley-Freeman for their continued support of education. Special thanks to so many others in attendance, including Board of Education members, City Council members, Sand Springs Mayor Jim Spoon, Charles Page High School staff, as well as KKT Architects, Inc. and LDKerns Contractors. We also want to extend our thanks and say how proud we are of Sandite Class of 2020 graduate Nicolas Hancock. Nicolas went to work with LDKerns Contractors back in February through the ICAP (Individual Career Academics Program). It was a fantastic morning, thank you to everyone who showed up! Go Sandites! #BESandite
HAPPY FRIDAY!!! Parents: Please don't forget today is EARLY RELEASE Friday! Parents & guardians of Elementary students, remember your student will be at the bus stop 30mins earlier today ~ Thank you for your help and have a great weekend! The Transportation Department