Hello families! Here is a message from administration that may help clarify some things:
Today, the state Board of Education did accept State Superintendent Joy Hofmeister’s recommendation to close Oklahoma school buildings through the end of the year. Please know, however, that learning will continue.
Ripley is developing a plan to ensure all students have the opportunity to continue to grow academically, safely at home, and with parental support. Our plan will be flexible so that it will work for all students, and we will share the details with you as soon as they are available.
I know this is an unprecedented situation, and people have worries and questions about this change. I understand your concerns, but I know, as a community and as a district, we can find solutions to this problem.
I especially want to say a word to the Class of 2020. This is disappointing, it’s frustrating and it is not fair. Please don’t let it diminish your accomplishments and your excitement about graduation… because we won’t. It is our sincere hope that we can give you the ceremony and celebration you deserve as soon as our state’s medical professionals determine it safe to do so. We won’t forget about you. We promise!
Until then, though, we need everyone to do what the CDC has recommended to protect your health: wash your hands; stay at home, if you can; and practice social distancing. Even in this challenging time, we will continue to learn and grow together… even while we have to be apart.
As always, it’s a great day to be a Warrior!
SCHOOL MEALS UPDATE: After a phone conference with the Oklahoma State Department of Education today, we have had to implement some changes to the meal pick ups. Beginning this Monday, March 23rd, breakfast and lunch will be available for pickup from 9:00-10:00 a.m. each week day. There will be no later pick up available. When you arrive, please pull through the elementary pick up line, tell the staff member how many meals you need, and the food will be brought out to you. Please do not exit your vehicles! If you wish to pick up meals for other families' children, just add that number into the ones you are picking up for your own children. In an effort to make sure we have enough meals available, please message the school Facebook page, or send an email to email@example.com with the number of meals you would like to pick up, if possible. As a reminder, there will be no one in the building, so please do not call the school. You can reach us at the email previously listed, or via the Facebook page messenger. Thank you for your understanding.
SCHOOL CLOSURE UPDATE: Today, Mrs. Pitts attended the OSDE telephone conference. The Oklahoma State Board of Education has closed all schools and school activities until April 6th. This means that ALL practices, games, and other events are cancelled. NO STUDENTS OR TEACHERS will be allowed on the school campus during this time. Only administrative personnel and support staff will report to work on March 23rd. We will let you know about meals and other information as it becomes available. Thank you for your patience during this time.
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History tells us that a warrior is one who is engaged aggressively or energetically in an activity, cause or conflict. Native American warriors were known for their aggression which was fueled by their honor, pride, and sense of self-preservation.
The Ripley Warriors are also energetically engaged in activities, causes, and conflicts on our ballfields and basketball courts as well as in our student organizations and classrooms. We aggressively engage our education and co-curricular activities with honor, integrity, and bravery like those proud Native American warriors from long ago. We embrace their spirit and honor their memory.
We are the Ripley Warriors.