Back to School 2020

This site subject to frequent updates - Last updated 7/24/2020

Learning Options

Stillwater Public Schools is incorporating a variety of types of learning to address student and family needs for the 2020-2021 school year.


  1. Traditional Learning - In person instruction at school facilities with additional health and safety measures including preparation for Distance Learning which will be enacted only during school closures and much improved over the Spring 2020 experience.


  1. Virtual Learning - Full-time online learning

    • Hybrid Schedule - Allowing for some virtual courses and some in person instruction

Health and Safety Measures

Student and staff health will be at the forefront of every decision

  • CDC guidelines will serve as the basis for daily operations, school closure, and safety procedures.

  • CDC states school district can determine, in collaboration with state and local health officials to the extent possible, whether and how to implement CDC guidelines and considerations while adjusting to meet the unique needs and circumstances of the local community.

  • SPS developed a task force, consisting of district teachers, staff and administration, local health officials, and government officials, to provide leadership in determining and reviewing process and procedures related to COVID19.

  • SPS is consulting with Stillwater Medical Center team on policy/procedure review and general guidance regarding questions about COVID19.

Additional Health and Safety Details

As face coverings are one of the most effective methods to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, Stillwater Public Schools will require students, staff, and visitors at school sites to wear face coverings. We encourage families to talk about how face coverings work to protect our community and to work with children to get used to wearing a mask prior to the start of school on August 20.

All SPS students will be receiving one washable cotton face covering. We also encourage families to acquire additional face coverings for convenience and to allow their children to identify a style/pattern they are comfortable wearing and that allows them to express their personality.

School spirit face coverings and personal safety kits are available from Dearingers, our provider of staff and student masks, at StillwaterPioneers.com.

Additional local vendors with SPS branded masks are Chris' University Spirit, Stillwater Screenprinting, Pic Print Press, Dupree Sports, and possible school/PTA fundraisers.

A Message from the Superintendent

We know this has been and is a challenging time for all in the SPS Family. The details laid out here regarding health and delivery of instruction will no doubt require constant refinement, and our ability to adjust as needed remains crucial. We appreciate your understanding and involvement, which have always been key to the Pioneer Way.

We are approaching our return to school guided by three principles:

  • Student and staff health will be at the forefront of every decision.

  • We are committed to student academic achievement and student experiences.

  • While COVID19 presents unprecedented challenges, SPS has unwavering belief it will meet our current student needs and use this experience to advance SPS.

This site will provide you with preliminary information about what back to school for Fall 2020 will look like. As the current health crisis continues to evolve, it is impossible to know what the future holds; therefore, we must prepare for many possible situations and challenges. Frequent updates and changes may occur.

Please know that our primary goal is to educate students in a safe environment.

Thank you,

Marc Moore, Ed.D.

Superintendent

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