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SHIDLER SCHOOLS’ MASK MANDATE
Earlier this week Governor Stitt and Oklahoma State Health Department Commissioner Frye announced new guidance to schools regarding Covid-19 quarantine procedures. Starting on January 18th, Shidler Schools will follow these new guidelines for all staff and for students in grades 3-12. A letter from the Shidler school superintendent explaining why Shidler Schools is implementing a MASK MANDATE is linked below. Also linked below is the guidance document issued by the State Health Department. If you have any questions, please contact a school administrator. Thank you.
SPRING SOFTBALL 2021
Slowpitch Softball will be here before we know it. Coach Ehrlich has arranged for fans to purchase softball apparel through an online store. If you are interested in showing up to softball games this Spring in some sporty new apparel to show off your TIGER PRIDE, visit the link below.
2020 was certainly a challenging year for us to give the kind of public recognition to our students that they deserve. One such example of this was our inability to present Julie Jones, a 2020 Shidler Graduate, with plaques for the Golden Bear and Janelle White Awards at last springs’ High School Graduation Ceremony. Julie attended Alumni Homecoming a few weeks ago and was finally able to be publically recognized at the Shidler Alumni Association Business Meeting. Pictured below is Julie with presenter, Jamie Smith. Congratulations Julie!
NEVER MISS ANOTHER SHIDLER BASKETBALL GAME!!! Shidler Schools is now part of the thousands of other schools across the United States to offer high definition streaming of our 5-12 grade home basketball games through a partnership with the National Federation of High School Sports, PlayOn Sports and Pixellot Cameras. Subscribers are granted access to unlimited live and VOD recorded sporting and various other competition categories which include soccer, diving, cheerleading, fencing, swimming, football, baseball, chess, and many others. Subscription cost is $10.99/month or $69.99/year.
If you are interested in subscribing or learning more about the NFHS Network, please follow this link https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/.
ANNOUNCINGTelehealth Option for Shidler Students and Staff Is Here
Shidler Schools has entered into an agreement with Pawhuska Family Medical Clinic which allows students and school employees to see a doctor and/or nurse while at school using Telehealth Technology. This technology permits doctors in Pawhuska to conduct many routine screenings and diagnoses on students without students having to miss school or wait days to get a doctor’s appointment. Telehealth patients are assured of the same rights of medical privacy during telehealth visits as would be afforded them during in-person doctors’ visits. The program is optional and parents must give permission for their children to be seen by a doctor. Obvious potential benefits are that students can be evaluated by medical professionals without having to miss school or parents miss work to take their children to a doctor. The School encourages all parents to consider signing their children up for this option. To learn more or to sign up, please access the brochure below.
NEWLY ESTABLISHED SCHOLARSHIP
ETTER SCHOLARSHIP FOR FUTURE TEACHERS
Shidler alum, Dr. Delores Etter, and husband Jerry continue their generous giving to support Shidler Schools, its students and employees. The Etters have now established a FUTURE TEACHER SCHOLARSHIP aimed to help current Shidler Teacher Assistants become Certified Teachers. Recognizing that Oklahoma is in the midst of a severe teacher shortage, the Etters decided to provide financial help to all current Shidler Teacher Assistants who aspire to become teachers realize their dreams. In 2020-21, Four (4) Shidler Teacher Assistants will receive from the Etters $200/credit hour to pay for their college classes. The scholarships are renewable each year until a teaching degree is obtained. Recipients are eligible to receive up to $8,000 per year in total financial support though this scholarship. While there is no requirement for scholarship recipients to teach in Shidler Schools once a teaching degree is earned, it is the School District’s hope that these Future Teachers give first consideration to Shidler Schools when the time comes for them to teach. Thank you once again to Delores and Jerry for all the incredible things you both do to help our School District!
This space will be used to provide Covid-19 information.
Newly Released Health Dept. Documents – January 4, 2021
Updated guidance from the CDC will be our new standard for returning to school or work from a fever. Persons will now be permitted to return to school or work after being temperature-free without aid of fever reducing medication for 24 hours rather than 72 hours.
Welcome to 2020-21 Tiger Basketball Season. Due to sharp spikes in Covid cases in our area, Shidler Schools has implemented new protocols for basketball. The protocols below have been updated to reflect current conditions. Please help give our players and fans the best opportunity to enjoy the remainder of our season by doing all you can to keep yourself and others safe. THANK YOU.
BASKETBALL PROTOCOLS FOR FANS & PLAYERS
Education research makes clear that extracurricular activities are an important aspect of healthy student development. It is therefore our intent to offer our 5th – 12th grade athletes the opportunity to continue to play basketball so long as players and coaches are not subject to Covid-19 Isolation resulting from a positive test or Quarantine Restrictions due to close contact exposure.
Schedule Changes & Notes:
January 22nd – CANCELLED all JH games @ Avant
January 25th – JV Girls ADDED @ Hominy. JV starts at 5:30 followed by Varsity girls and Varsity boys.
January 26th – RESCHEDULED FROM EARLIER CANCELLATION: Varsity boys and girls @ Drummond with girls starting at 6:30 followed boys.
February 1st – RESCHEDULED FROM EARLIER CANCELLATION: JV girls @ Shidler vs Barnsdall starting @ 5:30 followed by Varsity girls and Varsity boys.
February 2nd – ADDED JV Girls @ Shidler vs Woodland starting at 5:30. Varsity girls and Varsity boys follow the JV game.
BASKETBALL & CHEER ROSTERS:
ELEM/JH ROSTERS HIGH SCHOOL ROSTERS
Enel Green Power, our Wind Farm Friends, recently donated an additional $38,095 to Shidler Public Schools. This generous donation will be used to support and pay for student scholarships, technology improvements, teacher training, expenses for qualifying students to take college classes while still in high school through the concurrent enrollment program at Northern Oklahoma College, and to promote STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) Education. We are deeply appreciative for this incredible gift and for the many other ways that Enel supports Shidler Schools and our broader community.
Shidler School Reopening Plan for 2020-2021 School Year
Below are documents explaining how Shidler Public Schools plans to reopen schools in August, 2020 and also what additional precautions will be taken to reduce the chances for contraction and spread of Covid-19 in our school setting. Steps that the school is asking parents to take are also included in these documents, because it will require a concerted effort between school and home to give us the best chance to open and remain open until the threat of Covid-19 is eliminated.
OUR NEW SCHOOL
Thank you Shidler School District Patrons for supporting the bond to build a new junior high and high school. The project is progressing nicely with the footprint of the building now entirely visible and steel being erected. We want to thank our amazing architectural team at Boynton Williams and Associates, our General Contractor, Rick Scott Construction Company and all the quality subcontractors who will bring us a great new school. Improvements to our district are only possible with the public’s support. THANK YOU!!!