Quapaw Public Schools Daily Updates

January 28, 2021

This Week at QPS

January 25-30

Homecoming Spirit Week

The Night before Christmas.
Wear your Christmas PJ's.
Elementary School Spelling Bee-9:00 a.m.
(No Spectators)

Green and White Day
We will give out prizes for the most spirited.

Grade 6-8 Basketball home Fairland-Noon (2 Gyms)



Gates Open at 5:30 p.m. for HS Game

HS Basketball home Fairland-6:00 p.m.





JH Basketball home Bluejacket-Noon



Gym will be cleared at 2:00 p.m. for cleaning.

Gates Open at 2:45 p.m. for HS Game

Homecoming at: 3:00 p.m.

HS Basketball home Bluejacket-3:30 p.m.






                                    Doors Open for JH Game: 11:30 a.m.  (JH Pre-Passes Only)

                                    12:00: JH Girls Game

                                    1:00: JH Boys Game

                                    Clear Gym for Cleaning (Approximately: 2:00 p.m.)                              

                                    Doors Open at: 2:45 p.m. (HS Pre-Passes Only)

                                    Homecoming: 3:00 p.m.

                                    3:30: HS Girls

                                    5:00: HS Boys

Virtual Parent-Teacher Conference Information
February 2 and 4
4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
In an effort to maintain a sense of normalcy during this period of time, we will be conducting parent-teacher conference phone calls on Tuesday, February 2, and Thursday, February 4, between 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 pm.
Elementary parents should have received a letter about this process. MS and HS parents will be receiving a phone call from a teacher.
Thank you in advance for your patience as we try to reach every parent. If you have any questions, please contact any of the building administrators.
Elementary Principal: Sheri Compton: scompton@qpswildcats.com
MS/HS Principal: Tamara Bacon: tbacon@qpswildcats.com
Assistant Principal: Aaron Thomasson: athomasson@qpswildcats.com

Congratulations to Kale Thomasson. All-Star Class A Football Defensive Back.

Quapaw Public Schools will not be accepting deliveries for Valentine's Day. If you purchase an After Prom goodie bag, they will be given to students on Friday, February 12. Thank you!

Please note attending games has changed due to 50% capacity limits. All schools will be limiting capacity at games. Tickets will be distributed to coaches/players and those attending will have to have the admission ticket to purchase a ticket at the gate. Ticket distribution numbers may change based on the location of the game, with some schools having smaller or larger gymnasiums. Please make sure that you are in communication with your student athlete on how to obtain the tickets. 


Thank you J&M farms for the magic reading blankets. Every first grader received one!!

A big thank you to the Modoc Nation and Stables Casino for the donation of hand sanitizer. Thank you for supporting the students and staff of QPS.


**Covid cases are increasing across Ottawa County.  Please, if you are not feeling well or if you believe that you may have been exposed to Covid, stay home and please notify the school office.  Please do not attend school activities if you have any type of symptoms.  Thank you!**


December 4, 2020


School Districts throughout the State have been in contact with local Health Departments for the past 2 days gathering more information and updates on the new CDC guidelines on the period of quarantine time for direct contacts.  Because this is a directive from the national level we will not need local Board approval to implement this new procedure from the CDC and the State Health Department.  It becomes immediate guidance.


The CDC has announced significant changes to its guidance regarding COVID-19 quarantines, lowering it from the previous standard of 14 days.  A person can end quarantine after 7 days from their last exposure if they test negative and have no symptoms. The test can be a PCR or rapid test and should be taken no sooner than 48 hours prior to the end of the quarantine period.  Quapaw Public Schools must have a negative testing report from the Ottawa County Health Department, lab or Medical Doctor before the student is allowed to return on day 8.


Without a test, a person can end self-quarantine after 10 days, but should monitor symptoms for 4 additional days.  The guidance says when a shortened quarantine is in place, the following must occur through 14 days after exposure:  Daily symptom monitoring, wearing a face covering (mask) and social distancing.


Please note, these changes are ONLY for individuals who are identified as DIRECT CONTACTS and does NOT change the isolation period and guidelines for POSITIVE individuals. Household contacts should still follow the guidelines of beginning quarantine AFTER their last date of exposure to the positive individual.


Please let me know if you have any questions.

David Carriger


Quapaw Public Schools

Wildcat Staff Supporting Mrs. Bacon

Quapaw Public Schools would like to thank Mariah Tyner for serving 8 years as the JOM Chairperson.  We appreciate all her efforts and hard work in helping the students of QPS!


Just a reminder that masks are a requirement for all 

6th - 12th grade students when attending Quapaw MS and HS.  Please help your child remember to bring a mask each day.  Also, please help them understand the importance of wearing a mask to help keep everyone safe, so we can stay in school and continue to offer school activities.

Congratulations to the following Lady Wildcats who made the 

All District Softball Team: 

First Team

Catcher: Jenna Kerley

OF: Gracie Crawford

Second Team

Shea Ottesen

Karissa Anderson

2020 A-5 Football District Awards

QB- Kale Thomasson - Quapaw
K/P –  Matt Lovell - Quapaw
DL-  AJ Mareno - Quapaw
All District
Quapaw- Hunter Sappington (DL) / Ethan Mate (DB) / Jonathan Green (LB) / Taylor Roher (OLB) Honorable Mention – Racin Smith

Homecoming 2020
Congratulations Homecoming Queen 
Shea Ottesen

Thank you for supporting the QHS After Prom!
Dawg House
Revive-Trina Kohley
Papa G's
R6 Recycling
Dallas' Dairyette
The Nutrition Way
Nikki Martin-Scentsy
Quapaw Express
Dairy King
Charlie's Chicken
Lil' Cafe
Shelbie's Shirt Shack
Taco Bell
Long John Silvers
Stephen Gilman-Scentsy

Beginning immediately ALL STUDENTS and children, 0-18 years of age, may receive free meals through the Quapaw child nutrition program. Oklahoma has been granted a waiver through December 31 for this program or until federal funding runs out. It’s still very important that you complete the free/reduced meal application. For further information, please call Shelle Glerup at 918-674-2501 ext. 102.

The Board approved the following changes to the Ready for Learning School Reopening Plan:

Elementary School: Elementary students will not be required to wear masks WHEN proper social distancing guidelines are possible.

MS/HS: Students MUST wear masks in hallways, offices, classrooms, where social distancing guidelines cannot take place.

Bus riders will have assigned seats.  Masks REQUIRED.

No Visitors in Classrooms/Hallways.

Recess will take place at the Elementary School.  Social distancing as much as possible on the playground.

No outside food allowed to be brought into the classrooms.

Thank you to those businesses that donated for staff professional development:

Quapaw Dallas' Dairyette

Baxter Pizza Hut Sonic Copper Lily Rita's Roost Monarch Pharmacy Beauty Bar Cheri Forbis

Miami Long John Silvers KuKu Montana Mike's Charlies Chicken

Commerce Lil' Cafe

Joplin BBB Industries

Thank you Route 66 Express on the donation of school supplies, back packs and bottled water. We appreciate everything you do for the Quapaw Public Schools!

A big THANK YOU to the Quapaw First Baptist Church on the $1,000 donation for school supplies. We appreciate your generosity!

A big thank you to Quapaw First Baptist Church on the $450 donation to Quapaw Elementary School.

A big thank you to the Modoc Nation and Stables Casino for the donation of hand sanitizer. Thank you for supporting the students and staff of QPS.
A big thank you to Gina and Ezra from Family Dental Associates in Miami with treat bags for our staff.
A big THANK YOU to the Quapaw Nation Department of Public Safety on the donation of masks for QPS. We appreciate all you do for our students and staff!
We would like to say Thank You to Chief Ethel Cook and the Ottawa Tribe for their donation of sanitizing wipes and to 
Kirk Myrick for the delivery!
Quapaw Public Schools would like to thank the Wyandotte Nation and Chief Friend for a $10,000 donation to the school district. We appreciate your generosity and caring spirit for the students and staff at QPS. THANK YOU
We would like to thank the Arvest Foundation for the $5,000 donation for new computers. We appreciate your support!
A big thank you to Quapaw First Baptist Church on the $450 donation to Quapaw Elementary School.

Here are a few reminders as we deal with the 
COVID-19 virus.

Healthy Habits for Dealing with COVID-19
Clean your hands often.
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing, or having been in a public place.
If soap and water are not available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
To the extent possible, avoid touching high-touch surfaces in public places – elevator buttons, door handles, handrails, handshaking with people, etc. 
Use a tissue or your sleeve to cover your hand or finger if you must touch something.
Wash your hands after touching surfaces in public places.
Avoid touching your face, nose, eyes, etc.
Clean and disinfect your home to remove germs: practice routine cleaning of frequently touched surfaces (for example: tables, doorknobs, light switches, handles, desks, toilets, faucets, sinks & cell phones).
Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
Wear a face mask.
Social Distance.

District Office
305 W 1st St
Quapaw, OK 74363
Phone: (918) 674-2501
Fax: (918) 674-2721
David Carriger
Email: dcarriger@qpswildcats.com

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