March 18, 2020
This past year has been one that has tried Webbers Falls Public Schools and our community. The school and community members have overcome a catastrophic flood, a small fire in a school storage building, our volunteer fire department recently lost valuable equipment and a building. Through those recent trials, the school and the community have proven that WE ARE WEBBERS FALLS STRONG! As we have overcome these trials, we will overcome COVID-19!
Earlier this week State Superintendent Joy Hofmeister recommended to the State Board of Education a “cessation of school operations” for all public schools in the state of Oklahoma to try to stop the spread of COVID-19 beginning March 17th until April 6th. This is means that there will be no teaching occurring during this time. It also means that all activities are canceled during this time. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends no gatherings of more than 10 people and that if one must be in public, that one get no closer than six (6) feet to a person. There will be no practices or gatherings on or in any Webbers Falls School Facility until April 6th. We hope to be able to return to school at that time. However, it is possible that it may last longer.
Beginning Monday, March 23rd, Webbers Falls Public School will begin providing breakfast and lunch for Webbers Falls students. Each student will receive a lunch and a breakfast every week day. You will be able to “drive-through” to pick up both meals at the same time, from 10:30 am until 12:30 pm, every day. If you are unable to drive into Webbers Falls, you may request your meals to be delivered.
To enable us to plan the number of meals required, please contact Judy Treadwell at firstname.lastname@example.org to inform us if your family will be participating. When you contact Nurse Treadwell, please state the family name, if you will pick up the meals via drive through or you need meals delivered, the number of students in the family (it would help to have student names), the physical address to be delivered, and a telephone number to reach you. We may request additional information later. At this time, we do not know the specific time that the meals will be delivered to your home if you are requesting delivery service. No delivery service will be provided in the town of Webbers Falls.
Please spread the word to Webbers Falls patrons who may not have internet access so they may participate also. Those who do not have Internet access may call the school, 918-464-2334, Monday morning beginning at 8:00 am. They will also need to provide the information that was requested above.
This will be posted on the website and on Facebook. Please understand that we will not be monitoring or replying to the comments on Facebook. Therefore, you should email or call the school for more information.
One last bit of information, if your child is enrolled in a college course, those classes have been moved to online and they will be meeting via Internet. Do not neglect those college courses.
We hope that this will help your family during this crisis and school closure. We will keep you updated as information is supplied to the district. Stay safe, wash your hands, and keep your children engaged in learning.
Dixie Swearingen, Ph.D.