Teachers are embarking on a new way to instruct and connect with their students. We understand this is a new experience for our students too. This time is an opportunity for students to continue to learn while school facilities are closed. Student grades prior to the beginning of required Continuous Learning instruction must not be negatively impacted. Continuous Learning will never replicate the amazing things that happen in classrooms across Putnam City. The Continuous Learning program is designed to stand in the gap for our students during this pandemic. It provides us the opportunity to facilitate ongoing learning for our students and provide them with important connections and a sense of normalcy.
Online for Students with Access
Beginning Monday, April 6th, students with internet and device access will receive instructions for Continuous Learning under the Academics page on www.putnamcityschools.org. All curriculum will be online for these students, and there is no need to obtain a packet at meal services if you have internet and device access. Simply check the Academics page on our web site starting Monday for weekly curriculum.
Packets for Students without Access
Beginning Monday, April 6th, students who do not have internet and/or device access may obtain hard copies of the curriculum at their meal curbside pick-up location from 11:00am-12:30pm. New packets will be delivered to meal sites every Monday, but will be available for pick-up Monday through Thursday during that scheduled time. If you are unable to pick-up packets for your child during that time, a limited number of packets from the current week and past weeks may also be picked up Monday-Thursday from 9am-12pm at the Enrollment Center inside the PC Center, 5604 NW 41st St #100, Warr Acres, OK 73122.
Students’ finished work will not be physically submitted to the teacher, however the teacher will be checking in with students to discuss their work and address questions.
Teachers will use many modes of communication to connect with you and your student. Pre-K through 2nd grade will use Seesaw or Class Dojo while 3rd grade through high school will use Google Classroom. Teachers may also contact families by phone.
Continuous Learning is from April 6th through the last day of school, May 8th. After this date, Putnam City Schools will keep online resources posted under the Academics page, Instruction Resources for Students and Families. You will be able to access these resources even after the last day of school.
Special Education Services
Putnam City Special Services is working to individualize resources and activities tied to students’ IEPs as part of the District’s Continuous Learning Framework. Special Education teachers and staff will be contacting parents the week of April 6th to discuss options available for Continuous Learning and to conduct IEP/504 meetings as needed. We look forward to collaborating with parents as we continue to meet the needs of our students during this time.
Specials and Electives
Music, Art, Physical Education, Media, Stem, Counselors, and other elective teachers will be reaching out to students also. We are excited about the creative ways they will connect with students, and the innovative projects to come!
Suggested Learning Times
Pre-K and Kindergarten - 45 minutes a day
1st through 5th grade- 1 hour 20 minutes a day
Please note, this is the total length of time students should be working on the provided weekly activities each day. This should be broken down into smaller increments throughout the day depending on the age of the student. In addition to this time, students can participate in elective activities, the optional learning resources, and 20 minutes of recommended daily reading and 20 minutes reflex math practice (1st-5th grade)
6th through 12th grade - 3 hours a day
Please note, this is the total length of time students should be working on the provided weekly activities each day. This should be broken down into smaller increments throughout the day depending on the age of the student. In addition to this time students may engage in activities facilitated by elective teachers. Students can also participate in the optional learning resources and 20 minutes of recommended daily reading.
Breakfast & Lunch
FREE Curbside Lunch & Grab-and-Go Breakfast
This is available at every school except three: Capps will be served curbside at Central Elementary, and PCN will be served curbside at James L. Dennis Elementary. Putnam City Academy will be served at their home site.
Continue to check for updates on www.putnamcityschools.org and on all of our social media.
EL students will continue to receive language development support on two essential ELD standards in addition to the weekly core activities. These supports are included in the weekly service delivery for EL students to access in electronic format or picked up at lunch time with the core lessons. ELD teachers will receive additional guidance on working with our ESL students.
Putnam City Schools strives to ensure that all students receive a strong academic foundation. We believe that students should be provided a quality curriculum through sound instructional practices. Putnam City Schools embraces both academic rigor and character development as a means for educating the whole student.
Putnam City Schools has a proud academic tradition. Historically speaking, Putnam City Schools has the state's fifth-highest number of Oklahoma Academic Scholars, an honor awarded to students by the Oklahoma State Department of Education. The district also has the fifth-highest number of Academic All-Staters, a recognition bestowed by the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence.
Putnam City Schools' history of excellence provides a framework for the now, as students are encouraged to achieve their potential. Through a rigorous curriculum and best instructional practices, Putnam City Schools fosters academic growth and character development within all students.
Putnam City Schools
Department of Curriculum & Instruction
Vision: Equitable Learning for All
Mission: Provide quality curriculum and support for instruction designed to educate the whole student