EMERGENCY BROADBAND TEMPORARY BENEFIT
The Emergency Broadband Benefit is a temporary FCC program to help families and households struggling to afford broadband internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Emergency Broadband Benefit provides: § Up to $50/month discount for broadband service; § Up to $75/month discount for households on qualifying Tribal lands; and § A one-time discount of up to $100 for a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet purchased through a participating provider if they contribute more than $10 but less than $50 toward the purchase price. The Emergency Broadband Benefit is limited to one monthly service discount and one device discount per household.
To order your 2020-2021 yearbook, follow the instructions provided below. The cost is $25.00. Deadline for orders is May 10.
Please fill out this form at
Make checks payable to Shidler High School Yearbook and turn in to Laurie Murphy or mail to Shidler High School, c/o Kerri Robinson, PO Box 85, Shidler, OK 74652. Please contact Mrs. Murphy at 918.793.2461 with any questions.
ATHLETIC PHYSICALS OFFERED BY APPOINTMENT
Athletes in grades 7-12 are required to have a physical before practicing or playing any sport. Physicals completed prior to May 1, 2021 are not valid for the 2021-22 school year. Due to Covid -19 protocols, athletic physicals are being offered by appointment only at the Robert Clark Family Health Center in Fairfax, 918-642-3100. Shidler Schools very much appreciates the partnership of Robert Clark Family Health Clinic and the Fairfax Community Hospital to perform physicals prior to July 1st at a discounted rate of $15/athlete. Face coverings are required for admittance to the clinic, which are provided upon arrival to patients at no additional cost. After July 1st, physicals will cost $20. Parents may choose to have physicals performed by their child’s own physician at another time and location if they choose.
Except for the back page which will be completed by a doctor, download and complete the entire physical packet and take it with you to your doctor's appointment The back page will be completed by a clinician. Once all pages are complete (including the doctor's part), the student or parent must return the entire completed packet to the school.
Summer Driver Education
Driver Education will be taught Summer 2021 at Shidler Schools by Dr. Morgan. Cost to parents is $150 payable to Shidler Public Schools by June 1st. Students must be at least 15 years old by mid-July 2021 to enroll. A sign-up sheet is posted in the HS Office. Out-of-district students may apply to take drivers education though this summer offering and if accepted will be admitted for a cost of $250.
Health Officials Announce New Quarantine Exemption
for Fully Vaccinated Persons
Fully vaccinated individuals who are exposed to a Covid-19 positive person will no longer be required to quarantine if the exposure occurs at least 14 days from receipt of their second vaccine dose.
Shidler Schools’ Child Nutrition Director, Debra Jackson, was recently awarded a $9,000.00 grant to initiate and support a backpack program and the summer food program. The purpose of this grant is to support critical work to end childhood hunger and is part of the Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry Campaign. The grant is generously funded by Humana Healthy Horizons. Ms. Jackson’s proposal was one of only 14 funded in the state of Oklahoma
SHIDLER SCHOOLS’ MASK MANDATE
Governor Stitt and Oklahoma State Health Department Commissioner Frye recently announced new guidance to schools regarding Covid-19 quarantine procedures. Starting on January 18th, Shidler Schools began following these new guidelines for all staff and for students in grades 3-12. A letter from the Shidler school superintendent explaining why Shidler Schools implemented 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.
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!
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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.
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!!!