Dear Parents/Students, Virtual students have until midnight of each day to complete assignments. Students must login to their Google Classrooms daily to be counted as "present" and not "absent". Assignments are for a grade. This is the link for our Staff Directory. It contains all of our email addresses: https://www.sallisawps.org/o/sps/staff Reach out to your child's teacher via email if you have any questions about their classroom. You can email our librarian, Mrs. Thomason, if you have Wengage or Google login issues. If you have general questions, the number here at SMS is (918) 775-6561. We know this is a difficult time for everyone and we are here for you. Thanks for all of your support! Mr. McInerney
September 3, 2020Dear Sallisaw Parents, Staff and Community Members:We received notification that a Sallisaw Middle School staff member has tested positive for COVID-19. While we must protect the privacy of the person involved, we believe it is best to communicate transparently with you so you can make well informed decisions for your family.There is nothing more important to Sallisaw Public Schools than the safety and health of our students, our staff and their families.We are working with the Health Department on Contact Tracing and determining who will need to be quarantined. The administration is currently contacting staff and parents of those students who had sufficient interaction with the staff member to require quarantine.Sallisaw Public Schools will continue to follow all COVID-related safety procedures.Covid-19 is transmitted through person-to-person contact and through the exchange of respiratory droplets. Symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, cough and shortness of breath. If you or any member of your family exhibit these symptoms, please contact your medical provider for advice immediately. Symptoms usually appear 2-14 days after exposure.The CDC recommends the following best practices to help prevent the spread of COVID-19:Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available. Avoid close contact with those who are sick. Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue or your sleeve. Avoid touching your eyes, mouth and nose. Disinfect frequently touched surfaces and objects. Stay at home when you are sick. Practice social distancing, leaving at least six feet between you and other people. Wear a cloth mask in public when you cannot social distance.Our greatest priority is the safety of our students, staff and community members. We are grateful for the opportunity to serve you and your family, especially as we face this challenging situation together. Thank you for your support of Sallisaw Public School.Paul R. Wood Superintendent
September 3, 2020 Dear Sallisaw Parents, Staff and Community Members: We received notification that a Sallisaw Liberty Elementary School staff has tested positive for COVID-19. While we must protect the privacy of the person involved, we believe it is best to communicate transparently with you so you can make well informed decisions for your family. There is nothing more important to Sallisaw Public Schools than the safety and health of our students, our staff and their families. We are working with the Health Department on Contact Tracing and determining who will need to be quarantined. The administration is currently contacting staff and parents of those students who had sufficient interaction with the student to require quarantine. Sallisaw Public Schools will continue to follow all COVID-related safety procedures. Covid-19 is transmitted through person-to-person contact and through the exchange of respiratory droplets. Symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, cough and shortness of breath. If you or any member of your family exhibit these symptoms, please contact your medical provider for advice immediately. Symptoms usually appear 2-14 days after exposure. The CDC recommends the following best practices to help prevent the spread of COVID-19: Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available. Avoid close contact with those who are sick. Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue or your sleeve. Avoid touching your eyes, mouth and nose. Disinfect frequently touched surfaces and objects. Stay at home when you are sick. Practice social distancing, leaving at least six feet between you and other people. Wear a cloth mask in public when you cannot social distance. Our greatest priority is the safety of our students, staff and community members. We are grateful for the opportunity to serve you and your family, especially as we face this challenging situation together. Thank you for your support of Sallisaw Public School. Paul R. Wood Superintendent
As a result of Covid-19 quarantine mandates, Sallisaw High School has made the decision to cancel the football game on Friday, September 4, 2020 vs. McAlester High School. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your patience and understanding. Our greatest priority is the safety of our students, staff and community members. We are grateful for the opportunity to serve you and your family, especially as we face this challenging situation together. Thank you for your support of Sallisaw Public School.
As we look forward to students returning to campus and extracurricular activities beginning, we ask that you please take time to review the Sallisaw Public Schools General Event Attendance Recommendations. The safety of our students, staff, and community remain our top priority. We thank you for your cooperation. Go Black Diamonds! https://5il.co/jxyf
Sallisaw High School is seeking a dynamic teacher certified in secondary History. All qualified and interested candidates please email your resume', letters of reference and teaching certificate to Russell Tillery, Sallisaw High School Principal (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Due to recent increases in Covid-19, Sallisaw Public Schools will be delaying the start of school to August 24, 2020. Teachers will report as planned on August 10 in order to receive additional technology training and help with preparing and distributing student Chromebooks. We appreciate your patience as we continue to work through this difficult time. Student and staff safety continue to be our highest priority. We are asking that you take this time to prepare for potential disruptions to the school calendar. We will continue to provide updated information as it becomes available.
Sallisaw Middle School is seeking a dynamic teacher certified in Middle School Mathematics. All qualified and interested candidates please email your resume', letters of reference and teaching certificate to James McInerney, Sallisaw Middle School Principal: email@example.com
Cherokee Nation’s Respond Recover and Rebuild Education Initiative portal is now live at this link: https://zfrmz.com/ZQH1i5uKRo6sd2oQgsiM Eligible citizens can access the portal to apply for these benefits: Application Deadline: August 7, 2020 before 11:59pm CST (The previously announced school clothing assistance program has been extended. Paper applications already submitted will be processed). Eligibility Requirements Each child may only be reported by one applicant and must be the custodial parent or guardian of the child. Educational Assistance Program Citizenship: Must be Cherokee citizens on or before July 13, 2020 Residency: NO residency requirement Age: Children between ages of five (5) and eighteen (18) years of age on or between the dates of July 1, 2020 and December 30, 2020. Enrollment: Students concurrently enrolled in high school and college will only be eligible for the Higher Education Scholarship Technology Grant. Any applications for this program will be removed from consideration of this program. School Clothes Program Citizenship: Must be Cherokee citizens on or before July 13, 2020 Residency: Must live within the Cherokee Nation jurisdiction. Age: Children between ages of five (5) and eighteen (18) years of age on or between the dates of July 1, 2020 and December 30, 2020. Existing Applications: Any students previously submitted for the School Clothing Voucher Program will be not receive additional funding from this program. Students that have previously submitted will be processed under those guidelines established by Cherokee Nation Human Services. If you have any questions regarding eligibility or submission please call 918-453-5000 to be directed to Cherokee Nation staff assisting with questions.
Class of 2020: Ruth Kelly will be set up Saturday at 8:30 for individual pictures of Graduates. They will also be taking pictures of each graduate as they receive their diploma. They have been asked to stay after the ceremony to continue with individual pictures if the need is there. NO PREORDERS will be taken. You will have to check the Ruth Kelly Website and order from there. Pictures should be posted a week after ceremony.
The 2020-2021 Cherokee Nation Concurrent Scholarship application deadline has been extended to June 26, 2020 at 4:59 p.m. Central Time. If you have any questions, please let us know.
https://myokpromise.org/ SHS Parents: If your student was in the 10th grade during the 2019-20 school year and you anticipate that your 2020 income may be under the $55,000 application limit for the Oklahoma’s Promise scholarship due to recent reductions in your income, you may submit an application based on your 2020 estimated income. The application must be submitted prior to the June 30, 2020 deadline at https://secure.okcollegestart.org/applications/Oklahoma_Promise/apply.html. You will be required to provide a copy of your 2020 federal tax return when completed to verify that your 2020 income was under $55,000. The application will be held as pending until the tax documentation is received. Please send any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Seniors: Please visit Google Classroom and complete the Senior 2020 Graduation form. We are needing to know if you plan to attend the graduation ceremony on June 27, 2020. If you are planning to attend, we also need to know approximately how many guest you will have in attendance. Thank you!
Apply Today! June 2020 Vacancy Description: Special Education Teacher Qualifications: A current Oklahoma teaching certificate with Special Education in Mild/Moderate & Severe/Profound areas. Candidates must demonstrate knowledge of special education, mild/moderate needs, severe/profound needs, behavior management within the general education classroom, special education classroom, consultation, and developmental needs of school aged children and adolescents. The Special Education teacher must work collaboratively to design Individual Education Programs(IEP) that implement evidence based, differentiated, and innovative instruction. Application Procedure (REQUIRED): To apply for this vacancy, please go to sallisawps.org and complete an online application and/or email Liberty Elementary Principal, Toni Jasna (email@example.com), Special Education Director, Erika Dickerson (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Superintendent, Randy Wood (email@example.com). Materials required for consideration: Included with your application, please provide resume, a copy of your teaching certificate, and reference letters as available. Contact Information: For more information or questions, please contact Administration Office at 918-775-5544. Sallisaw Public Schools is an equal opportunity employer.
Apply Today! June 2020 Vacancy Description: Early Childhood/Elementary Teaching position(s) Qualifications: A current Oklahoma teaching certificate is required. Application Procedure (REQUIRED): To apply for this vacancy, please go to sallisawps.org and complete an online application and/or email Liberty Elementary School Principal, Toni Jasna at firstname.lastname@example.org or Eastside Elementary Principal, Chad Jasna at email@example.com. Materials required for consideration: Included with your application, please provide an application and/or resume, a copy of your teaching certificate, and reference letters as available. Contact Information: For more information or questions, please contact Toni Jasna at 918-775-4741 or Chad Jasna at 918-775-9491. Sallisaw Public Schools is an equal opportunity employer.
Each year the Masonic Charity Foundation in association with our local Sallisaw Lodge 120 work with our school to provide the Student and Teacher of Today program. The teacher is chosen by a vote from their peers. One 8th grade male student and one 8th grade female student are chosen by a vote from their teachers. The characteristics of a Student of Today are high grades, good behavior, and a wonderful attitude! The 2020 Students and Teacher of Today at Sallisaw Middle School are Luke Echols, Abigail Thomason, and Rachel Terry. Congratulations to these fine students and teacher!
LIBERTY Parents/ Guardians, We are so proud of all our students for working hard over the last several weeks. We want to thank you for helping your child learn and grow during our distance learning time. As our school year ends next week, we are working hard to plan and prepare for the 2020-2021 school year. We wanted to share some information with you to help prepare you and your child for our upcoming school year. If you have a child that will be a new student we have an online pre-enrollment form for grades Pre-K through 2nd grade. There are directions in the link on how to fill it out and what documents are needed for enrollment. Click below to get started on enrolling your child. Again, this is only for students who are new to the school district. Enrollment Link: https://forms.gle/tz8am2modXFfDCfN8 For our 2020-2021 School year we will be sending out letters August 1st that let students and families know who their teacher will be and important information for the upcoming school year. If your address changes over the summer please email Mrs. Barlow at firstname.lastname@example.org the updated address so we can send this information to you. We hope you all have a wonderful and safe summer! We miss you and can't wait to see you again!
Yearbook information: Herff Jones printing plant located in Kansas City, KS was allowed to reopen on Monday, May 3rd with limited staff. The plant has been closed since March 20th. Herff Jones prints and distributes yearbooks for hundreds of thousands of schools nation wide. We ask that you remain patient with us as we gather information from Herff Jones regarding revised printing and delivery schedules. You can still order online through our website until June 1st. When more information is received it will be posted to social media, Sallisaw Public Schools Website and the yearbook website. Thank you for your patience.
Graduating Seniors: Please check your Google Classroom and complete the Diploma Name Request form by Thursday, May 7 at 3:00 PM.
Liberty Elementary PREK and KINDERGARTEN PRE-ENROLLMENT is now available online for Sallisaw Public School~Liberty Elementary grades PK4 and Kindergarten. If your student is currently enrolled in Liberty ~ Sallisaw Public Schools, they will automatically be rolled up to the next grade. We will ask for paperwork/documentation to be provided at a later date before school begins. Please complete enrollment link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScfiGJ6pNiMJwymFG0_JQ-Twal8yBYJGp3HKQfm3NNjHcfLjQ/viewform?usp=pp_url
Due to the Covid 19 virus/pandemic that has swept across the world, the cookie dough fundraiser for Sallisaw High School is on hold. Once the restrictions are lifted we will get the cookie dough delivered to the Coaches. Then, Coaches will get the cookie dough to the students who sold it. We will make sure to notify everyone when the cookie dough order is received. Safety of everyone involved is our most important aspect and we don't want to jeopardize anyone's health or well being. Thank you for your patience and supporting our students and our schools.
This evening, Friday, April 10, Sallisaw Public Schools will be joining with schools across the nation in honoring the graduating class of 2020 this evening. We will be turning on the football stadium lights at 20:20 (8:20pm) for 20 minutes and 20 seconds to honor the senior class. Our message to the Seniors, “We are going to burn our stadium lights for you... as a symbol of hope and an assurance that you are on our hearts and minds”! Please know that this is not a social gathering, but instead a symbol of hope and assurance to the Class of 2020 during these turbulent times!
SHS Students: Due to ongoing public health concerns, Best Sports will not be delivering letterman jackets to the high school as usual. Please contact Guy Davis to pay any remaining balance and shipping cost. Thank you email@example.com Best Sports Store: 479-443-3662
Exciting News! OKLAHOMA Science & Engineering Fair 2020 Results for SMS Out of 128 students Abigail Thomason placed 3rd in Physics and Astronomy category Macie Gremillion placed 2nd in Division II Animal Science category Landon Burmaster earned an Environmental Protection Agency Award Congratulations SMS Students!!
Eastside/Liberty Students and Parents Our Scholastic Book Fair is still happening! It's now online. Help support our school and get great books to read. Orders ship directly to your home. Free shipping on any Book-Only Orders of $25 or more. Open April 7th-April 20th https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairs/cptoolkit/homepage.do?method=homepage&url=eastsidemediactr2
We want to thank the City of Sallisaw and DiamondNet. For students who do not have internet access, DiamondNet has WiFi available in two separate locations. Location 1 is the parking lot between Sallisaw Lumber and the library. The network is DiamondNet and the Password is BlackDiamond. Location 2 is Brushy Lake. The network is BrushyLake and the password is BrushyLake. We appreciate the City of Sallisaw and DiamondNet going above and beyond to help our students during this difficult time.
Parents and Students of SMS, I hope all of you are doing well or as good as can be during this COVID-19 outbreak. Who could have imagined that our school year would be cut short this way? Over the past two weeks teachers at our school have worked to prepare for the best possible education they can provide during this unprecedented time. These distance learning services will begin on April 6th. Teachers are currently reaching out to parents and we are still receiving information from the shared survey to determine who has internet access so they may participate in online classes through Google Classrooms, Google Meet, Zoom, Study Island and other online platforms and who will need paper assignments. If you’ve not heard from a teacher or me through a call or email, hold tight and we will touch base. Teachers are working primarily from home. Monday was the first day that teachers were allowed back in the building. They go in one at a time to practice social distancing. During these short windows of time, they make copies and do some of the things that they cannot accomplish from home. When we determine for certain who needs paperwork (packets), we will get those out to you through school pickup, drop off or through the mail. If your student needs their username and/or password for any of the following online resources you or your student can email firstname.lastname@example.org (Mrs. Thomason) for the information: Google Study Island Accelerated Reader Wengage gradebook Thank you for your patience as we prepare to help the students from afar. We miss the normal school day as I’m certain you all do as well. Be safe, Mr. McInerney
Distance Learning Packet Pick Up When: Thursday, April 2, 2020 (7:30 am -12:30 pm) Where: Liberty Elementary Drop Off Lines PreK/K-Kindergarten Access Road 1st/T-1-Liberty Front Door 2nd-2nd Gr. Back Door How: *Bring your car sign or make a sign with your child’s first and last name in dark, bold print. Place it on your front windshield. “Pull up to your child’s pick up line, STAY in your vehicle and wait for a staff member to bring your child’s packet to you. We will not answer any questions, this is only a time to pick up packets. The packet will have information on how to contact your child’s classroom teacher. If you haven’t been contacted by your child’s classroom teacher please email email@example.com and we will make sure the teacher contacts you. We greatly appreciate your patience and support. (We will be following all CDC guidelines) *If you have multiple children at Liberty, plan to pull through each grade level pick up line. Thanks so much for your help. We miss your children immensely!
The staff members at Liberty/Eastside have missed our students/families so much that we have decided to have a caravan on Wednesday, April 1st at 3:00 p.m. Staff members will drive caravan-style through some neighborhoods of the school's boundaries. We want to provide a safe and positive caravan experience that also adheres to social distancing guidelines, so please be aware of and follow these guidelines: • Keep all children (and adults) off the street as the caravan passes by. • Do not approach any vehicle. • Do not attempt to make physical contact with anyone in a vehicle. • Do not attempt to pass anything to anyone in a vehicle. • Please maintain a significant distance (at least 6 feet, more is better) between you and anyone who is not a member of your immediate family. *West on East Creek to South Wheeler *To Iola *To West Ruth Ave *To JT Stites *To Cherokee *To Dons Mobile Homes *To Cherokee *To North Jefferson *To Redwood *To North Elm *To Quesenbury *To Wheeler *To Cherokee *To school We love and miss each of you ♥️
Liberty Parents: Teachers will be in contact today through ClassDojo, Remind, Facebook Messenger or Grade Level Private Facebook pages concerning our next steps/process.
Information for School Closure (family survey) This confidential survey is to collect information that will allow our staff to plan for distance learning. On April 6, student learning will be done outside of school buildings, which have been closed statewide to contain the spread of the coronavirus. We want to ensure that we are equipped to transition to a distance learning environment in a way that meets the needs of all families. Your responses will help us determine how to best ensure your child continues to learn and grow until schools can open again. Please Click the link below: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe7HxCIW_8JqCXI8Q9BOaYZj4yqe5fwwZ5lFgFhS8qSPhTo8Q/viewform?usp=sf_link
SHS students, please check your Google Classroom and complete the Digital Access Form as soon as possible. We are currently making plans to implement Distance Learning for the remainder of the school year as directed by the Oklahoma State Department of Education. Thank you!
The State Board of Education has voted unanimously to close school buildings for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. All events and extracurricular activities have been cancelled. Our teachers will be developing plans to provide distance learning opportunities til the end of our scheduled school year. Official services have been suspended until April 6th. This will give the state, administration, and teachers time to remotely plan how to best service our students in such an unprecedented time. Any resources provided at this time are optional because we know many parents want to continue working at home with their children.
Food Delivery: Please remain in your homes and the meals will be placed at or near front door. Delivery drivers will wait until someone comes out and gets lunches before they drive off. Remain at least 6 ft from them as CDC recommends. We appreciate your cooperation.
Parents & Students: Reminder that starting tomorrow (March 23rd) Grab and Go meals will be provided for students to pick up at the west side of the Middle School Cafeteria and at the Boys and Girls Club from 11:00am to 12:30pm. Meals will be delivered between 11:00am and 12:30pm, per request, by calling the Administration Office (918) 775-5544. Students cannot be dropped off or stay on campus to eat. Also, due to the school closure our Elementary 4 year old & kindergarten pre-enrollment will not take place April 1st and 2nd. It will be rescheduled at a later date.
For all concurrently enrolled students: Your instructors should have contacted you via CASC email or Blackboard. CASC classes will be online until further notice. Students be sure to communicate with your instructor(s) and continue to complete your college coursework.
Due to OSDE restrictions, all SPS athletic facilities are closed to students and the public. We appreciate your attention to this matter. We will keep you posted on any updates. Thank you.
Spring break has been extended until April 6. More information to come. This means no instructions and no extra curricular activities. Mandatory requirement from the State Department of Education.
Parents PLEASE make sure all information is up to date with our Liberty office....Such as your phone number and address! If you need to make changes please call the office! 918-775-4741
SPRING BREAK TRAVEL INFORMATION We received the following information from the Oklahoma State Department of Education. https://sde.ok.gov/newsblog/2020-03-06/coronavirus-spring-break-travel. It contains information regarding Spring Break travel. If you plan on traveling to any of the Level 2 or 3 countries mentioned in this information or any countries that could be elevated to Level 2 or 3 at any time, we ask that you please let the school know. Thank you, Paul R. Wood, Superintendent
Online yearbook sales close April 11th. The last day to purchase your yearbook at school will be May 1st. Get yours today before prices go up. See the Yearbook page for details.
Liberty Upcoming Events Dr. Seuss Character Parade Thursday, March 5, 2020 @ 8:15 am Liberty Elementary Family Literacy Night Thursday, March 5, 2020 @ 5:30pm-7:00pm