Several metro school districts have opted to start spring break early this year. Oklahoma City Public Schools, Yukon, Moore, Mustang and others have canceled classes for Friday.

As the number of cancellations grows many families and school employees are wondering how it will affect their spring break.

Aside from the fact that spring break will be starting early for many people this year, the most important thing to know - is to be careful.

Speaking at a joint press conference this afternoon at the State Capitol, State Superintendent Joy Hofmeister urged school district employees to use the time wisely.

‘This s a good time for districts to use common sense and take practical steps as students may be traveling,” she said.

Hofmeister also reiterated the importance for families and employees to use all necessary precautions while they are away.

“It goes without saying,” she said. “That we need to underscore that families and students over spring break be cautious and sensible. Wash hands and wash them vigorously, practice social distancing and wipe down surfaces.”

In a statement released earlier this week, Hofmeister advised anyone that returns from a country deemed high risk by the CDC, to self-quarantine for a period of 14 days before returning to school.