FAQs

The Coronavirus pandemic has us all wading through uncharted waters.  Together, we are giving it our best efforts to not only keep our own families safe, but our community, as well.  It’s difficult to make plans when we are unsure of the timeline and the possibility of increased restrictions. Below are many questions we have received, and the answers for TODAY.  As new information becomes available, we will adjust our answers.

 

Will Piedmont Schools reopen for the 2020-2021 school year?

Yes, please review our back-to-school plan and guidelines.

 

 

How will I know if my child may have come in contact with a student or staff member who has tested positive for the Coronavirus?

In the event a student has a positive diagnosis of COVID-19, Canadian County Health Department will be notified by the testing center and will begin the contact tracing process. Per Oklahoma State Department of Health protocol, only students who are identified as being within 6 feet of the diagnosed person for fifteen minutes or more will be notified of possible exposure. Due to confidentiality regulations, Piedmont Schools will not release specific student or staff names or information in the event of a positive case. Parents are encouraged to sign a release with the Department of Health to assist in contact tracing in the event of a positive COVID-19 diagnosis.

 

What about my child’s Special Education Services?

Throughout distance learning, Special Education teachers and providers of related services provided activities and supplemental learning opportunities to meet IEP goals. Virtual education sessions were also made available. If you have questions about Special Education Services, please contact Kiley Rios, Director of Special Services.

 

What about state testing?

The federal government approved Oklahoma’s request to suspend state testing for the 2019-2020 school year. In addition, eighth-grade students will receive an exemption from the required 8th grade ELA test required for obtaining a driver’s permit. Tenth-grade students will be exempt from the required US History end of instruction assessment. The ACT provided to PHS Juniors was canceled and will not be rescheduled. 

 

Is the district Administration building open?

The Administration offices are not open to walk-ins. If you need assistance, we encourage you to email enrollment@piedmontschools.org or call 405-373-2311. 

 

How do I enroll my child for the 2020-2021 school year?

PPS is accepting new enrollments for the 2020-2021 school year via the links and documents provided online. Families are encouraged to visit our website and to click the links to complete enrollment information. Download the necessary forms in fillable PDF, gather the required documents and scan/email them to enrollment@piedmontschools.org.

 

Who do I contact if my student is having technical difficulties with their Chromebook?

Please email help@piedmontschools.org for assistance with your student’s Chromebook. Questions pertaining to particular applications or issues with Google classroom should be directed to edtech@piedmontschools.org.

 

Will child nutrition assistance continue through the summer?

Weekly meal deliveries will continue each Tuesday through the end of July to any Piedmont family who has completed our Child Nutrition Request Form.

Will construction continue on the Bond projects?

Construction is set to continue on all bond projects.

 

I need to speak with my student’s site administrator. How do I contact them?

 

My student needs emotional support. How do I contact our school site counselor?

Early Childhood Center

Currently reviewing applications for position.

Northwood Elementary

kelly.barker@piedmontschools.org

Piedmont Elementary

cathy.adams@piedmontschools.org

Stone Ridge Elementary

erin.nation@piedmontschools.org

Piedmont Intermediate

brandi.bird@piedmontschools.org

Piedmont Middle School

cindy.attalla@piedmontschools.org

Piedmont High School

cathy.earnest@piedmontschools.org


marcy.eldridge@piedmontschools.org


I have additional questions, who do I call or email?
Families are welcome to call 373-2311, our district administration number, for additional assistance.

 

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