Quapaw Public Schools Daily Updates



New Student Enrollment
The Building Offices will open on August 2.  
New Student Enrollment will take place August 3-5.  
Please contact the office on August 2 for an appointment.
Elementary: 918-674-2236
Middle School: 918-674-2496
High School: 918-674-2474


Activity Schedule

Thursday, July 29

Band Camp (9-Noon)

Summer Pride: Group 1: 8:00 a.m. Group 2: 9:30 a.m. JH: 11:00 a.m.

JH Softball Practice: 9:00 a.m.

HS Girls Softball Practice: 2:30 p.m.

 

Friday, July 30

Band Camp (9-Noon)

Summer Pride: Group 1: 8:00 a.m. Group 2: 9:30 a.m. JH: 11:00 a.m.

JH Softball Practice: 9:00 a.m.

HS Girls Softball Practice: 2:30 p.m.



Back to School Night Open House

August 17

5:00-7:00 p.m.



Supply List 2021-22
School begins Thursday, August 19.



SAFE RETURN TO LEARN
2021-22

Dear Quapaw Parents and Students:

 

For the past several weeks Quapaw Public Schools have been working on plans and procedures for the 2021-22 school year.  Many of the following items came as recommendations from the consultation with local stakeholders and from federal and state levels.  The safety precautions will help for a safe return to school this fall.

 

Our main focus is on student and staff safety as we continue to educate students through the continued pandemic period.  As we prepare for the next school year, I want to provide you with an updated glimpse of how learning and safety will look at Quapaw Public Schools during the 2021-22 school year.  After successfully returning to learn in a traditional in-person format during the 2020-21 school year, Quapaw Public Schools will remain open for in-person instruction for the coming year.  We are trying to return to “near normal” procedures and schedules as possible. Listed below is our updated plan.  If you have any questions, please contact us at QPS.


Sincerely,

David Carriger

Superintendent

Quapaw Public Schools


Safe Return to School Plan



ENROLLMENT

For school enrollment, a parent or guardian shall provide one of the following: current, up-to-date immunization records or a completed and signed exemption form.



Request for Bid Proposals 

June 29, 2021

The Quapaw Public Schools is now accepting bid proposals for pest control services.

All bid proposals are to be submitted to:

Quapaw Public Schools
ATTN: David Carriger, 305 West 1st Street, Quapaw, Oklahoma 74363 

 

The Administration Office must receive bid proposals no later than 2:00 P.M. on Friday, July 23, 2021. 

For more information or questions concerning individual school properties or proposal guidelines, please call David Carriger at 918-674-2501 ext. 103. between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M. Monday through Thursday. 

REQUEST FOR BIDS
PEST CONTROL SERVICES

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: July 23, 2021. 

STATEMENT OF PURPOSE 

The purpose of this Bid Request is to solicit bids to provide pest control services for Quapaw School District buildings, kitchens, serving areas, and cafeterias. We have 4 buildings/sites within our school district. The service period is for the 2021-22 school year. 

Pest control service provider agrees to seek out the source of any indicated infestation and spray/treat accordingly. Failure to seek source of insects would result in a greater population and would not be in keeping with the nature of this Proposal for pest control. 

Since this bid relates to “services”, the District may renew the contract yearly for up to one (1) additional year if so desires to renew contract and the Pest Control Company is in agreement. Should a contract be renewed, a new service agreement shall be issued and signed by both parties for each year after both parties elect to proceed with services as specified in this proposal. Cost will remain the same for the additional year. 

BID GUIDELINES 

This Request for Bid represents the requirements for an open and competitive process. Bids will be accepted until 2 p.m. on July 23. Any bids received after this date will be returned to the sender. All bids must be signed by an official agent or representative of the contractor submitting the Proposal. 

If the contractor submitting a bid must outsource or contract any work to meet the requirements contained herein, this must be clearly stated in the bid. Additionally, all costs included in the bid must be all-inclusive to include any outsourced or contracted work. All outsourced or contracted work must include a name and description of the organizations being contracted. 

BID SPECIFICATIONS 

Quapaw Public School District is comprised of 4 buildings/sites. Listed below are the building sites: 

Administration Building/Bus Barn

High School (Main Building/FACS/Ag-Shop/Field House)

Middle School

Elementary School

 

·  Prices submitted should include services to each of the locations for the bid period of August 15, 2021 – June 30, 2022. 

·  Services will be scheduled through the Superintendents Office at 305 West 1st Street with David Carriger, 918-674-2501 ext. 103. 

·  The contractor shall provide within the bid his valid and current license, permit or appropriate document, which permits their business to control pests in schools, homes and businesses. Three (3) commercial references should be provided with the bidder’s proposal. 

·  Pest control services are defined as treating the buildings and cafeterias for roaches, water bugs, wasps, bees, silverfish, ants, spiders, other insects, mice, rats and snakes. Contractor may view sites prior to submitting bid by calling David Carriger at 918-674-2501 ext. 103.

·  INCLUDE within your bid a list of the CHEMICALS that will be used in the blanket sprayings of each building, cafeteria and food preparation area. This list will be kept on file. The CHEMICALS used in pest control services shall conform to the federal, state and local ordinances and laws. Rodenticides shall be used with all due precaution to avoid accidents to humans, domestic animals and pets. Special care shall be exercised in the use of liquid insecticides in areas having asphaltic, mastic, or linoleum floor surfaces. All pest control work shall be performed in a safe manner and in accordance with the most modern, effective scientific pest control procedures, with safety of children in mind. 

·When spraying cafeterias, extreme caution and all regulations regarding spraying in a food preparation environment shall be followed. A pesticide approved for use in food preparation areas shall be used.

·Call backs for any type of pests, if necessary, will need to be taken care of within a 24-48 hour notice. 

·Service invoices will require a signature of approval from on-site representative to receive payment. School office personnel will be available for service signature during the summer months. 

·Responding organizations need to be aware that Child Nutrition serves Breakfast and Lunch in the cafeterias and these times will need to be avoided for service, therefore, all spraying must be completed after 1:30 Monday through Friday. Operation for the months of June and July are Monday through Thursday 8:00 until 3:00. 

·SPRAYING SHALL OCCUR EACH AND EVERY MONTH WITH BILLING FOR THAT MONTH. NO BUILDING SHOULD BE SPRAYED TWICE IN THE SAME MONTH TO MAKE UP FOR A MONTH SKIPPED, BUT AREAS COULD BE SPRAYED OTHER TIMES IN ONE MONTH WITH NO CHARGES IN THE EVENT OF FOLLOW-UP SPOT SPRAYINGS. 

·  By signing this bid, your organization agrees to be responsible for damage to buildings and grounds that are the direct result of carelessness of your organizations representative that performs the work. 

·  Also the successful contractor shall provide proof of insurance prior to spraying beginning, to protect the school district against negligent or careless acts. This insurance shall not be less than $100,000. 

·  The successful contractor must also provide proof of Worker’s Compensation with the State of Oklahoma. 

·  Invoicing procedures must be acceptable to the Quapaw Public Schools Administration Department. Each building/location must be invoiced separately. Statements should be mailed/emailed to: 

Quapaw Public Schools
ATT: Purchasing
305 West 1st Street

Quapaw, Oklahoma 74363

·Quapaw Public Schools reserves the right to reject any and/or all quotes/bids or any part thereof, to waive technicalities or informalities, and to award the contract to company other than the low bidder, if cause can be documented. 

 



Head Start Enrollment Information 2021-22.




Congratulations to the 2021-22 Quapaw High School Cheerleading squad:

Taylor Welch
Macey Brewster
Savannah Glerup
Emily Steele
Shalie Loomis
Lauren Littlejohn
Mia Johnston
Maggie Smith
Josie Parker
Hayley Green
Katie Wray
Emily Shelton
Karma Douffet
Patience Cody

Mascot
Naomi Daugherty

Congratulations to the 2021-22 Quapaw Middle School Cheerleading squad:

Madison Overman
Jayden VanHoose
Jenna Forcum
Parkker Ray
Talan Richardson


The Quapaw Public Schools would like to thank the Northeast Tribal Health System for the donation of Face Shields and PPE equipment to help the students and staff stay safe during the pandemic.  We appreciate your generosity.


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!**




SCHOOL BREAKFAST/LUNCH INFORMATION
ALL STUDENTS and children, 0-18 years of age, may receive free meals through the Quapaw child nutrition program during the 2021-22 school year. Oklahoma has been granted a waiver through 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.





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














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