March 26, 2020
Dear CPS family:
Yesterday, following a vote by the state Board of Education, we learned that Oklahoma students will not return to the classroom for the remainder of the current school year. Cheyenne Public Schools will implement continuous learning plans that will allow students to complete the school year at home. State education and health officials believe this move will help our state fight the spread of COVID-19. We are sharing this information with you now, so you can prepare accordingly for your family. We understand this change is in the best interest of everyone’s health, which is our greatest priority as a district. The state board’s vote also means that ALL extracurricular activities and special events are canceled.
Cheyenne Public Schools is developing a delivery plan to ensure your child will continue to have opportunities to learn and to grow academically, especially with parental support. These lessons and activities will primarily be delivered and communicated through varying devices utilizing Facebook Live, Google Classroom, Google Hangouts, Zoom Video Conferencing, DoJo, Cami, and others, as well as, the original correspondence paper packets that have been utilized when students have been sick or absent.
As you can imagine, this is a significant transition for parents, students, and teachers. We have had several meetings with our administrative team and are beginning district-wide virtual meetings with our teaching staff to discuss our delivery plan in order to make this transition as smooth as possible. Cheyenne Public Schools will spend the next few days preparing and planning and will share details with your family as soon as possible. I have confidence in our school system that we will be successful in whatever is asked of us.
Please note....whatever is asked of us educationally, first and foremost of importance is the health and general welfare of the family unit. With the assistance of CPS, my vision is for our students to be engaged in learning and sharing experiences at home with their families.