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Area schools announce snow-related closures; Tulsa Public Schools lets teachers work remotely but distance learning planned

Area schools announce snow-related closures; Tulsa Public Schools lets teachers work remotely but distance learning planned

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Winter weather

People make their way back up a hill near 65th street and Yale Ave in Tulsa as a winter storm drops snow in the city on Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020.

Update (11:20 a.m.): Tulsa Public Schools canceled Monday meal services.

"We have seen greater accumulation of ice than was originally forecasted in the weather models," TPS officials said in a news release. "Given current conditions, and to prioritize the safety of our team members and families, we have made the difficult decision to cancel meal services for today, Monday, Dec. 14. We will resume meal services as usual tomorrow, Tuesday, Dec. 15. For information about local resources for meals and groceries, contact 211 Eastern Oklahoma by calling 2-1-1 or texting your zip code to 877-836-2111."


Multiple northeastern Oklahoma school districts announced schedule modifications Sunday evening after several inches of snow fell throughout the region that weather forecasters predicted could freeze over as temperatures drop overnight.

The following districts have either canceled classes or adopted changes that account for the winter weather:

Canceled (no classes, whether in person or distance learning):

Modified:

  • Tulsa Public Schools -- teachers are able to work with students remotely, but the district will be open as of 10 a.m. Monday. Staff will be on a two-hour delay from their typical reporting time. Meal services are canceled for Monday.
  • Bixby Public Schools -- students will participate in distance learning, but school sites are closed.
  • Broken Arrow Public Schools -- in-person learning and school events canceled, but students will participate in distance learning. All sites, including district offices, are also closed.
  • Union Public Schools -- distance learning begins at 10 a.m.; meals available for pickup beginning at 1 p.m.

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Gallery: Scenes from heavy snow in the Tulsa area

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