Lincoln Elementary shifts to remote learningJanuary 13, 2022 | Headlines
PONCA CITY — The Ponca City School District today that Lincoln Elementary students will shift to distance learning on Jan. 14.
Lincoln joins the high school and West Middle School in remote learning.
Officials report that in addition to high numbers of COVID-related absences, many students and staff members at Lincoln are experiencing a stomach type virus, which could potentially be COVID-19.
Many students and staff affected by COVID are scheduled to return to Lincoln on Tuesday, Jan. 18.
A Distance Learning Day on Friday, Jan. 14, the weekend, and a previously scheduled Professional Development Day on Monday, Jan. 17, will allow time for recovery and will prevent further spread of any virus.
Google Classroom will be utilized and teachers will communicate details to parents through Class Dojo. Internet hot spots and Chromebooks will be sent home with Lincoln students today.
Students at Lincoln Elementary School will return to in-person learning on Tuesday, Jan. 18. Monday, Jan. 17 is a pre-scheduled Professional Development Day for PCPS so NO PCPS students will be in school on Jan. 17.
Lunch and breakfast for the next day for Lincoln Elementary students will be available for drive-thru pick up on the west side of West Middle School on Friday, Jan. 14. We will also provide a lunch delivery at the basketball courts at White Eagle on Friday, Jan. 14 from 11 a.m. until noon.
Students at all three sites will return for in-person instruction on Tuesday, Jan. 18.
All other PCPS school sites will remain open this week for in-person learning. Omicron has spread through the district and has peaked rapidly in the schools. Health care professionals believe Omicron will run its course rapidly so Distance Learning should be short lived.
Keep up-to-date of the latest information from Ponca City Public Schools through the PCPS App, Facebook page, website, and local media outlets.
For questions call the Lincoln office tomorrow at 580-767-8050. Staff not affected by COVID will be in the building during regular school hours.