Return to Learn


As a result of ongoing pandemic protocols, Sapulpa Public Schools' Board of Education has approved the Return to Learn Plan for the 2022-23 school year.

The following plan will serve as our guide for the 2022-23 school year. There may be a time when it is necessary to tighten some restrictions; therefore, this guide is subject to change.

This plan was approved on February 17, 2023. Click to download.

  • SPS offers traditional, in-person learning for PreK through 12th grades.
  • Sapulpa Virtual Academy is available for Kindergarten through 12th grades.
  • Hybrid instruction is available for 9th through 12th grades.
  • All learning options are at minimum a one-semester commitment.
  • School sites are open for in-person learning unless a public health emergency necessitates temporary distance learning.
  • Parents and guardians should screen each child for symptoms of illness, including COVID-19, before sending their student to school. Symptoms include, but are not limited to, fever of 100 degrees or more, sore throat, cough, respiratory symptoms, vomiting, and new loss of taste or smell. Any student, teacher or staff member experiencing such symptoms should stay home.
  • Teachers will work with students during absences to maintain academic progress.

  • Students or employees who test positive for COVID-19 should stay home according to the CDC recommendation, which is currently five (5) days. If symptoms persist, the person may need to stay home longer.
  • SPS remains in contact with the Creek County Health Department and the Oklahoma State Department of Health regarding pandemic protocols.
  • No social distancing requirements are in place unless necessitated by a public health emergency.


  • The district disinfects spaces as often as possible.
  • Communication to students and staff promoting behaviors to reduce the spread of illness, such as frequent handwashing, and respiratory etiquette, will continue.

  • Masks will not be required.
  • Students, staff, and guests who wish to wear a mask are welcome to and will not be discouraged from doing so.

  • Student meals are not free for the 2022-23 school year per USDA guidelines.
  • All parents or guardians are encouraged to fill out and return the Free and Reduced Meal Application provided to all students at the start of the school year.

  • Students have access to counseling from district counselors and licensed counselors provided through partnerships with community agencies.
  • Additionally, the district employs behavior specialists and school psychologists.
  • Staff members may utilize the district's Employee Assistance Program.

  • Visitors must check in at main offices.
  • Guests may visit buildings for programs and special events per building guidelines.

  • All athletic teams and school-sponsored activities will adhere to district guidelines.

  • Click here to download and view the revised Esser III plan (FY 2023).

    Additional information:
    COVID-19 Information & Data Updates
    Creek County Health Department COVID-19 information

    This plan is a revision to the Operations and Learning Plan written in June, 2021 and to the Return to Learn plan revised in September, 2021, the Return to Learn plan revised in February, 2022, and the Return to Learn plan revised in June, 2022.

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