Quapaw Public Schools Daily Updates
Saturday, October 31
HAPPY HALLOWEEN

Elementary Picture Retake Day
Tuesday, November 10
A significant amount of students and staff did not get photographed on the original picture day. Please make sure you get pictures taken on the day listed above.


Daylight Savings Time Ends on Sunday, November 1

Time to Fall Back


BASKETBALL GUIDELINES-PROTOCOLS

 

As we begin the MS Basketball Season next week, the Lucky 7 Conference and the Quapaw Board of Education has approved guidelines and protocols for student and spectator safety for the 2020-21 season.  Our number one goal is to have our students compete and play basketball this season.  With this goal, all of us have to do our part to make this happen in the safest possible environment.  We want to give our basketball teams and cheerleaders the season they deserve.  Here are the protocols and guidelines for basketball in Quapaw and throughout the Lucky 7 schools:

 

·      Masks will be mandatory in all indoor facilities. (Gymnasiums/Lobby/Snack Bar Area/Rest Rooms).

·      Following CDC guidelines, masks will be required (masks should not be worn by children younger than 2 years old, anyone who has trouble breathing, anyone who is unconscious, incapacitated, or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance) for indoor activities where social distancing is not possible.

·      Persons not complying with this requirement will be treated as an unruly fan and will be removed from the facility.

·      No outside food or drinks will be allowed in the facilities.

·      No one will be allowed on the court except players, coaches, officials, cheerleaders, game workers, and administration.

·      There will be no fundraising activities on the basketball court.

·      These guidelines will include youth basketball, MS basketball and HS basketball.

 

As stated above, our number one goal is to provide the safest possible environment for our student athletes.  It’s a sacrifice we must make to allow our kids the opportunity they deserve this season.  We appreciate your understanding and your continued support for the Quapaw Public Schools.



NEO Junior-Senior Days


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!







Congratulations to the QHS Academic Team. They won the District Academic Bowl defeating Afton. Members of the team: Katie Lawrence, Madi Barnett, 
Aarron Schaffer, Katie Wakefield, Izzy Morris, Mailey Sharp, 
and Rachel Clonts.
They will compete at Regionals on November 14 in Covington.

Parents:

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.


Just a reminder that 2020-21 Impact Aid applications are due. Please sign, date, and return it to your child’s school as soon as possible.
This is an important item in the financial operation of QPS. Your support is greatly appreciated!



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



Homecoming 2020
Congratulations Homecoming Queen 
Shea Ottesen






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

SCHOOL BREAKFAST/LUNCH INFORMATION
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.


October Newsletter



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 Gina and Ezra from Family Dental Associates in Miami with treat bags for our 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!
#ArvestFoundation


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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