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 June 13, 2022. 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 will be open for in-person learning unless a public health emergency necessitates temporary distance learning.

  • Parents are asked to remain in their cars when dropping off or picking up children from school.
  • Arrival and dismissal procedures may be modified to accommodate changing pandemic conditions.

  • Parents and guardians should screen each child for COVID-19 symptoms before sending their student to school. Symptoms include, but are not limited to, fever of 100 degrees or more, sore throat, cough, respiratory symptoms, and new loss of taste or smell.
  • Students, teachers, and staff are expected to stay home if they do not feel well.
  • Teachers will work with students during absences to maintain academic progress.

  • The district will continue to disinfect all spaces as often as possible, at minimum once a day.
  • Classrooms will be equipped with cleaning supplies.
  • Handwashing stations, hand sanitizers, and disinfectant wipes will be in common areas.
  • Ongoing communication to students and staff promoting behaviors to reduce the spread of illness, such as physical distancing, frequent handwashing, and respiratory etiquette will continue.

  • Students who come into close contact with a COVID-19 positive individual should self-monitor for symptoms and may return to school or self-quarantine with no penalty.
  • Students or employees who test positive for COVID-19 must stay home for five (5) days, per CDC guidelines. If symptoms persist, the person may need to stay home longer.
  • The district may quarantine a school, grade, or class if conditions warrant.
  • No social distancing requirements will be in place unless necessitated by a public health emergency.

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

  • Student meals will not be 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.

  • Parents should not send their child to a bus if their child is ill.
  • Cleaning supplies will be available on each vehicle.

  • 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 and the Return to Learn plan revised in February, 2022.

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