Craig Wall , about 12 hours ago

Students, Parents and Friends, I wanted to reach out today to give you an update on "where we are," relative to our return to school plans. It seems like every day is a new day, and the information that we are being provided to make decisions is constantly changing. We are doing our best, and our hope is to have some plans in place as early as July 15. Whatever those plans might be, I am fairly certain that they will change before we return to school. But, we will return to school. Last week, the Valliant Board of Education adopted a revised school year calendar. This calendar was worked out jointly by the school administration and the Valliant CTA. The calendar moves the start date for students to August 17. Additionally, the calendar adds "virtual days" on some Friday's during much of the school year. These virtual days will have requirements associated with them, but it will not be a day that is required to be physically at school. More information on virtual days will be released in our upcoming plans. Our school is working with a number of other schools in SE Oklahoma to develop a response plan for how to deal with site and district outbreaks of Covid during the school year. The response plan has had input from State and Regional Health Department personnel and provides schools some uniformity in the decision making process. I know that many of you are anxious about how school might "look" as we move forward. It will certainly be different. Right now, we are finalizing plans for isolating and distancing during the school day, while still maintaining as normal a schedule as possible. There will be differences. Please be patient, as we want to try to resume safely, and to get all our kids back to school. In the meantime, please start working on some routines that will likely be necessary as we return. Check your child's health status each morning, including taking their temperature. Begin making plans for how you would deal with day care, etc., if you or your child were sick, or if you had to be quarantined. This year, it's going to be more important than ever for you to help us, by keeping your child that is sick or not feeling well, at home. If we all work together, we can keep this virus at bay. We will make it, together. Craig Wall, Supt.

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Craig Wall , 22 days ago

Parents, Students and Patrons, Today, June 15, Our coaches and I met to reassess our summertime activities due to the continuing Covid-19 pandemic. Originally, we had decided to adopt the OSSAA recommendations for returning to play through today. While we honestly don’t know the right thing to do, we have decided today that we will allow limited return to play for the next two weeks. While we return to the field/court, we want everyone to realize they we take our students and your safety very seriously. Therefore we will be taking additional precautions to sanitize and avoid contact wherever possible. We will continue to screen all of our athletes for symptoms, contacts, and will monitor their temperature. We will also continue our sanitization protocols. Beginning on Tuesday, June 16, Middle School athletes can begin participating in Summer Pride. Summer Pride for MS begins at 9:00 am. MS Cheer will also begin activities immediately. While everyone has different ideas as to what we should do, we are trying our best to get back to some level of normalcy. We need your help with this. We need you to understand that there are reasons for the procedures we are taking and would hope that you will support us in this effort in athletics and I. Everyday life. Further, we need you to help us by social distancing in the spectator areas, avoid the bleachers, sit further from the field, etc. This is very important as we look forward to returning to school and sports in the fall. The actions we take today may help us get back to normal sooner. Each Coach/Sport will have specific requirements and guidelines as we move forward. It’s a great day to be a Bulldog! Craig Wall

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Craig Wall , 26 days ago

The Valliant Chamber is sponsoring a social distance parade to celebrate all our Valliant graduates of 2020. Forms are available on Facebook and The Valliant Chamber of Commerce. We will line up in the Valliant High School Auditorium parking, at 5:30 pm. The parade will start at 6:30 pm on Friday June 12th 2020

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Craig Wall , 29 days ago

Patrons, Last night during our Valliant Board of Education Meeting, we had problems throughout the meeting with the connectivity of one of our board members. Immediately following the meeting last night, we consulted with Oklahoma State School Board Attorney's for guidance. Following discussions with the Attorney's this morning, more simply, because it is the right thing to do, we have decided to hold an additional meeting, in person, on Thursday, June 11 at 11:00 am to revisit the agenda in its entirety. The meeting will be held in the Library/Media Center. I want to sincerely apologize for this situation. Although we have come to depend on technology throughout this pandemic, we realize that its limitations sometimes expose our own. #weareValliant Craig Wall, Supt.

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