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Ponca City Board of Education approves return to in-person learning in January


The Ponca City Board of Education approved the recommendation that PCPS students return to In-person Instruction on Tuesday, January 5, 2021.  If conditions adversely change between now and January 5, 2021, the Board could reconvene, through a Special Board Meeting, to transition back to Distance Learning. Superintendent Arrott will continue to confer regularly with local and state health department officials throughout the break.


Upon returning to school, if PCPS does not have enough staff to operate a site effectively and safely, or if they reach significant levels of students or staff affected at a particular site, administration will make the decision to transition the site or sites affected to Distance Learning for a period of two weeks.


A confirmation of the decision for a January 5, 2021, start date will be made available to PCPS families no later than Saturday, January 2. Please have alternate accommodations available for your children, but currently, PCPS anticipates returning on January 5.