Deadline Approaches For OKCPS Families To Opt-In, Out Of Online Learning For Spring Semester

Tuesday, December 1st 2020, 6:01 am
By: Ashley Holden

Oklahoma City -

Oklahoma City Public School parents and students have until Friday, December 4 to opt-in or out of online learning for next semester.

District staff said they want parents to understand that whatever choice they make, it does come with a commitment. 

Parents will have to decide between the traditional in-person learning or what the district calls E3, their online learning program that's completely virtual.

Right now, every OKCPS student is learning virtually through the end of the year, but the plan is to go back to in-person learning when it's considered safe. If parents pick the traditional path, the hope is their child would go back sometime in January on an A/B schedule. E3 students would stay entirely online.

Either way the window to change the path your child is currently on ends Friday. 

"For Pre-K through eighth grade it needs to be a nine-week commitment either way. And then ninth through twelfth grade it's a semester commitment," said OKCPS Media Relations Manager Crystal Raymond. "So if you select it that's what you will be doing through the end of the school year in May."

If parents want their children to attend school online, there is still opportunity for middle and high school students to participate in extracurriculars.

"Say if your student plays sports, or they are in art or want to do music or an extracurricular they will have the option to go to their home school in-person even if they are on E3 when we welcome students back," said Raymond. 

If you do want to change your child's learning path, the district wants you to contact their school by Friday.

Click here for more information on the E3 learning program.