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Education notebook: Area school districts set upcoming schedules

Education notebook: Area school districts set upcoming schedules

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Two more area school districts set details Monday for the upcoming 2021-2022 school year.

Dates and times: Two more area school districts set details Monday for the upcoming 2021-2022 school year.

Berryhill Public Schools approved its 2021-2022 calendar. As approved, classes will start on Aug. 18 and are scheduled to end on May 24. Three inclement weather days are built into the west Tulsa district’s calendar.

Meanwhile, the board at Union Public Schools voted to utilize the same bell schedule from the start of the 2020-2021 school year with six different start times among its campuses.

The elementary schools will be in session from 7:40 a.m. to 2:20 p.m. Classes will run from 8:10 a.m. to 3:11 p.m. at Union High School and from 8:15 a.m. to 2:57 p.m. for the Union Freshman Academy.

The Eighth Grade Center will be in session from 9 a.m. to 3:44 p.m. Meanwhile, the Sixth and Seventh Grade Center will have separate bell times for its two grades, with the elder grade in class from 9:05 a.m. to 3:47 p.m. and the younger grade in class from 9:35 a.m. to 4:17 p.m.

The first day of classes for Union Public Schools is Aug. 18.

PTA prizes: The Oklahoma Parent-Teacher Association recently named the Broken Arrow PTA Council its Council of the Year and the Lynn Wood Elementary School PTA its Unit of the Year.

Shot clinic: In conjunction with the Muscogee Nation Department of Health, Sand Springs Public Schools is hosting a drive through COVID-19 vaccination clinic Tuesday at Charles Page High School from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for students, parents, district employees and their families.

Back in the cloud: The Oklahoma State Department of Education’s annual professional development conference starts Monday morning. Due to COVID-19, the three-day event will be held virtually again this year rather than as a cross-state road trip.

Board schedule: The school boards for Bartlesville, Catoosa, Owasso and Tulsa have regular meetings scheduled for Monday evening, while the state Board of Education is scheduled to meet Thursday morning.

TPS’ board of education also has a special meeting scheduled for Wednesday afternoon.


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My primary beat is public education. I am a third-generation graduate of Oklahoma State University, a board member for Oklahoma SPJ and an active member of the Native American Journalists Association.

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