Kendall-Whittier Elementary Goes to Distance Learning

Nov 19, 2020

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Tulsa Public Schools' Kendall-Whittier Elementary on Thursday moved students to distance learning because of COVID-19.

A letter to families said the school can't offer in-person learning to pre-K through third graders right now because of "staffing challenges and external COVID-19 close contacts."

The school is currently planning for students and staff to return on Dec. 3. They will miss just four days of in-person instruction with the Thanksgiving break and Dec. 2 being a normally planned distance learning day.

Grab-and-go breakfasts, lunches and suppers will be offered Nov. 19, 20 and 30, and Dec. 1 and 2 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

At a Monday night board meeting, TPS officials said 10 out of 221 pre-K and kindergarten classrooms had been moved to distance learning. First through third graders returned to their classrooms on Monday. Other elementary students are to return Nov. 30.