Quapaw Public Schools Daily Updates
Tuesday, October 19, 2021



QUAPAW PUBLIC SCHOOLS
2021-22 FEDERAL SURVEY
SURVEY DATE: OCTOBER 18, 2021
Dear Parent/Guardian:
We need your help to complete our 2021-22 Impact Aid application.
It is time once again to take our “Impact Aid” survey count. This important survey identifies students who live on Indian Land, Federal Tax Exempt Property (including Low Rent Housing), and those students whose parents are employed by a Tribal Agency or in the military.
We need to survey our student body in order to be as accurate as possible. Data gathered from the attached survey will provide us the information needed to file our application for funding through this federal program.
Please complete the survey that was sent home today with your student, and return it to your child’s school by OCTOBER 27.
This is an important item in the financial operation of your school. Your support is greatly appreciated!
Sincerely,
David Carriger
Superintendent
Quapaw Public Schools

This Week at QPS

  

Tuesday

Grade 1 Field Trip to Annabelle’s Fun Farm

Day of Service

 

Wednesday

Flu Shot Clinic

Lucky 7 Admin/Coaches Meeting at Afton

 

Thursday

FCCLA District Conference at Vinita

NE Sporting Clays at Coweta

 

Friday

HS Football at Oklahoma Union

 

Saturday

Quapaw Hay Days

Next Week at QPS

October 25-30, 2021

 

RED RIBBON SPIRIT WEEK

 

Monday

Red Ribbon Week: Wear Bright Colors/Sun Glasses

FCCLA at 5-Mile Camp

MS Football at Nowata: 6:00 p.m.

 

Tuesday

Red Ribbon Week: Twin Day

School Safety Meeting

JOM Meeting: 5:00 p.m.

 

Wednesday

Red Ribbon Week: Wear Red

 

Thursday

Red Ribbon Week: Wear Camo

QHS Reality Check

 

Friday

QES Halloween Parties

HS Football home Fairland: 7:00 p.m.

Wear Yellow/Black for Childhood Cancer Night

QHS Reality Check

 

Saturday

OSU Homecoming Parade (Band)


Jostens will be presenting to the sophomore and senior class on the following date:
Ring & Cap and Gown
PRESENTATIONS in the CAFETERIA:
Monday, October 25
Sophomores @ 1:00 (Rings)
Seniors @ 1:30 (Cap/Gowns)
Jostens will be taking orders on the following date:
Ring & Cap and Gown
ORDER DATE in the CAFETERIA:
Monday, November 1
Seniors @ 1:00 (Cap/Gowns)
Sophomores @ 1:30 (Rings)

FFA

Congratulations to our QPS students who participated at the FFA State Cattle Grading in Tulsa on Thursday. Teams ended up 16, 52 and 94 out of 200+ teams. We would like to welcome Kolton Harris 403, Maggie Smith 400 and Lydia Daugherty 401 to the 400 club. Also, for the second straight contest Holden Radford broke 400 with a 410 . They have a bright future with this contest with no seniors, 1 Junior, 4  sophomores, 4 freshman and 3 eighth graders. 

Great job!

October Newsletter

Native American Night 2022




August 23, 2021

Dear Parents:
I am excited to welcome your child back for the new school year. Even after several years in education, nothing matches the excitement of the back-to-school season. It is my favorite time of the year.

As we look to the new school year, we are reminded that the last 18 months have been challenging for everyone, including our students and staff. While we will continue many precautions to protect their safety, we are working to “return to normal” with as few interruptions to learning and activities as possible.

On our website, you can review our Return to Learn plan, which outlines COVID-19 related protocols for the coming year. The plan can be accessed at [qpswildcats.com]. Here are some highlights:
•In accordance with Oklahoma state law, face coverings/masks will not be required for students or staff; they are optional.
•Our dedicated maintenance team will continue to deep clean and sanitize our school facilities, and all staff members will continue to encourage thorough hand washing. Hand sanitizer will also be readily available for students.
•Where possible, we will continue to observe social distancing of three feet, as recommended by the CDC.

Eligible staff members and students (with parental consent) are encouraged – but not required – to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Health officials agree this is the best way to slow the spread of the virus and avoid disruption to the school year. If you are interested in receiving a vaccine for you or another member of your family, please contact the Ottawa County Health Department or your medical provider for more information.

As always, we are here to help your family with any concerns or questions you have. The success of our students – including your child – is our focus and mission. We appreciate your support and involvement.

Here’s to a happy and healthy 2021-22 school year!

Sincerely,

David Carriger
Superintendent
Quapaw Public Schools

SAFE RETURN TO LEARN PLAN
ESSER 3 PLAN
2021-22

Dear Quapaw Parents and Students:

 

For the past several weeks Quapaw Public Schools have been working on plans and procedures for the 2021-22 school year.  Many of the following items came as recommendations from the consultation with local stakeholders and from federal and state levels.  The safety precautions will help for a safe return to school this fall.

 

Our main focus is on student and staff safety as we continue to educate students through the continued pandemic period.  As we prepare for the next school year, I want to provide you with an updated glimpse of how learning and safety will look at Quapaw Public Schools during the 2021-22 school year.  After successfully returning to learn in a traditional in-person format during the 2020-21 school year, Quapaw Public Schools will remain open for in-person instruction for the coming year.  We are trying to return to “near normal” procedures and schedules as possible. Listed below is our updated plan.  If you have any questions, please contact us at QPS.


Sincerely,

David Carriger

Superintendent

Quapaw Public Schools


Safe Return to School Plan

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QUAPAW PUBLIC SCHOOLS

ARP/ESSER III 

USE Of FUNDS PLAN

2021-22

 

 

August 5, 2021

 

Introduction 

The Quapaw Public Schools is committed to implementing prevention and mitigation strategies, addressing the academic impact of lost learning time, and responding to all students’ academic, social, emotional, and mental health needs from the Covid pandemic. 

This plan was developed through consultation with stakeholders, including students, parents/guardians, families, teachers, board members, school staff, district administrators, principals, special education director, the federal programs director, the alternative education director, the district homeless liaison, the district foster care liaison, the district Indian education project director, and the Johnson O’Malley contact. A Tribal representative from the Quapaw Nation was also involved in the consultation and collaboration. The district engages in ongoing consultation and collaboration with our local tribes. 

Quapaw Public Schools will periodically, but not less than every six months, seek public input and consultation to review and, as appropriate, revise the plan that was developed. 

Following the American Rescue Plan Act (ARP)/Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER) plan guidance provided by the United States Department of Education (USDE) and the Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE), this plan was initially approved and adopted by the Quapaw Public Schools Board of Education on Thursday, August 12, 2021. After approval and adoption, the plan was posted on the district’s website on August 13, 2021. 

ARP/ESSER III Use of Funds 

Quapaw Public Schools received an ARP/ESSER III (795) allocation of $1,266,088.07. These funds will be leveraged in addition to the remaining CRRSA/ESSER II (793) funds to provide the students in the district with a safe in-person learning environment. The district expended all of its allocated CARES/ESSER I (788) during fiscal year 2021. QPS will utilize ARP/ESSER III (795) funds to implement prevention and mitigation strategies, address the academic impact of lost learning time, and respond to all students’ academic, social, emotional, and mental health needs. Any remaining funds will be utilized consistent with section 2001(e)(2) of the ARP Act. QPS will also utilize at least 20% of ARP/ESSER III (795) funds to mitigate learning loss and accelerate learning. The total amount of the 20% set-aside will be at least $253,217.60 of the district’s $1,266,088.07 total ARP/ESSER III (795) allocation. All funds will be utilized for reasonable and necessary expenditures that prevent, prepare, and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The following expenditure plan is current as of Wednesday, August 4, 2021. However, please be aware that this plan is subject to change as needs are monitored and reassessed throughout the current school year. 

The district anticipates utilizing funds in the following ways to implement prevention and mitigation strategies:

Quapaw Public Schools (QPS) plans to utilize ARP/ESSER III (795) funds to implement prevention and mitigation strategies that are consistent with the most recent CDC guidance on operating schools for in-person learning. 

HVAC

The district intends to replace HVAC units across the district to improve indoor air quality in school facilities. This prevention and mitigation strategy is a direct response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, this strategy will allow the district to better prepare for and prevent the spread of COVID-19.  

Projected Cost: $130,000.

Buses

The district intends to purchase additional yellow route buses to promote social distancing and improve indoor air quality. This prevention and mitigation strategy is a direct response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, this strategy will allow the district to better prepare for and prevent the spread of COVID-19.  

Projected Cost: $180,000

Windows

The district intends to replace windows across the district to improve indoor air quality in school facilities.  This prevention and mitigation strategy is a direct response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, this strategy will allow the district to better prepare for and prevent the spread of COVID-19. 

Projected Cost: $75,000

Doors

The district intends to replace several doors across the district to improve indoor air quality in school facilities. This prevention and mitigation strategy is a direct response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, this strategy will allow the district to better prepare for and prevent the spread of COVID-19. 

Projected Cost: $75,000

Roof Repair

The district intends to improve roofs across the district to promote social distancing and improve indoor air quality. This prevention and mitigation strategy is a direct response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, this strategy will allow the district to better prepare for and prevent the spread of COVID-19. 

Projected Cost: $50,000

Flooring

The district intends to improve flooring across the district to promote social distancing and improve indoor air quality. This prevention and mitigation strategy is a direct response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, this strategy will allow the district to better prepare for and prevent the spread of COVID-19. 

Projected Cost: $50,000

Technology

The district intends to purchase technology to promote social distancing and improve one-to-one student and staff connectivity. This prevention and mitigation strategy is a direct response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, this strategy will allow the district to better prepare for and prevent the spread of COVID-19. 

Technology costs include but are not limited to: 

Chromebooks 

Laptops
PCs 

Educational Software
Printers
Headsets
Smartboards
Updated Communication/Intercom Systems 

Projected Cost: $100,000

Technology Facilitator/Support

The district intends to employ a staff member in the district technology department through the fiscal year 2024. The Technology Director/District Device Manager position will assist in the development and implementation of procedures and systems to improve the preparedness and response efforts by the district to logistical issues caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The District will also use BOLT Technology for technology support.  This staff member and company will be responsible for managing the devices purchased in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This will allow the district to be better prepared in its COVID-19 response procedures and systems. All students in the district will benefit from this positional and technical support. 

Projected Cost: $200,000

The district intends to utilize funds for construction projects that will flow through the district Building Fund. This will allow the district to leverage additional funds for projects that promote social distancing, improve indoor air quality, reduce risk of virus transmission, reduce exposure to environmental health hazards, and support student health needs. This prevention and mitigation strategy is a direct response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, this strategy will allow the district to better prepare for and prevent the spread of COVID-19. 

Addressing the Academic Impact of Lost Learning Time 

(20% Set-Aside) 

Quapaw Public Schools plans to utilize ARP/ESSER III (795) funds to address the academic impact of lost instructional time through the implementation of evidence-based interventions. QPS ensures that the chosen interventions respond to students’ academic, social, and emotional needs and address the disproportionate impact of the coronavirus on the student subgroups described in section 1111(b)(2)(B)(xi) of ESEA (20 U.S.C. 6311(b)(2)(B)(xi)) (which include each major racial and ethnic group; economically disadvantaged students as compared to students who are not economically disadvantaged; children with disabilities as compared to children without disabilities; English proficiency status; gender; and migrant status), students experiencing homelessness, and children and youth in foster care. The total amount of the 20% set-aside will be at least $253,217.60 of the district’s $1,266,088.07 total ARP/ESSER III (795) allocation. 

The following have been utilized as resources for evidence-based interventions/practices: 

·      The American School Counselor Association

·      National Library of Medicine

·      ERIC

·      National Regional Educational Laboratory

Intervention will include the implementation of evidence-based Tier 1 instruction, Tier 2 evidence-based support for unfinished learning, and Tier 3 tutoring, if necessary. 

The district anticipates utilizing funds in the following ways to address the academic impact of lost instructional time: 

Alternative Teacher

The district intends to employ a full-time alternative teacher through the fiscal year 2024 to help bridge the gap of learning loss of students during the COVID-19 pandemic. This is a needed academic and research-based intervention in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting learning loss. 

Projected Cost: $150,000

School Nurse

The district intends to employ a full-time nurse (contract through Community Health Center of SE Kansas) through the fiscal year 2024 to help bridge the gap of learning loss of students during the COVID-19 pandemic. This is a needed academic and emotional research-based intervention in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting learning loss.   Research from the National Library of Medicine concludes that comprehensive school nursing services contributed positively to the academic performance of students. In addition, it can be suggested that effective school nursing services should include services such as acute-chronic disease treatment, first aid, health screening, health improvement-protection, health education, guidance and counseling and case management. 

Projected Cost: $115,000.

Elementary School Counselor

The district intends to employ a full-time elementary school counselor through the fiscal year 2024 to help bridge the gap of learning loss of students during the COVID-19 pandemic. This is a needed academic and emotional research-based intervention in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting learning loss.  This program will be part of the Counselor grant through the State.  Research shows the implementation of school counseling program has a positive impact on student achievement.  Numerous studies demonstrate the value of school counseling for students in the domains of academic development, college and career readiness and social/ emotional development. Results of research about the effectiveness of school counseling can be found at schoolcounselor.org/effectiveness.  

Projected Cost: $90,000.

Summer School Program

The district intends to continue a summer school program through the fiscal year 2024 to help bridge the gap of learning loss of students in the elementary and middle school (PreK-8) during the COVID-19 pandemic. This is a needed academic and research-based intervention.  

Projected Cost: $50,000

Response to the Academic, Social, Emotional, & Mental Health Needs of All Students: 

Quapaw Public Schools (QPS) plans to utilize ARP/ESSER III (795) funds to ensure the interventions implemented will respond to the academic, social, emotional, and mental health needs of all students, particularly those disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, including students from low-income families, students of color, English Learners (ELs), children with disabilities, students experiencing homelessness, and children in foster care. 

Use of Remaining Funds: 

Quapaw Public Schools (QPS) plans to utilize any remaining ARP/ESSER III (795) funds consistent with section 2001(e)(2) of the ARP Act. 

*REMINDER: This plan is subject to change as needs are monitored and reassessed throughout the current school year. 

 







ENROLLMENT

For school enrollment, a parent or guardian shall provide one of the following: current, up-to-date immunization records or a completed and signed exemption form.




Congratulations to the 2021-22 Quapaw High School Cheerleading squad:

Taylor Welch
Macey Brewster
Savannah Glerup
Emily Steele
Shalie Loomis
Lauren Littlejohn
Mia Johnston
Maggie Smith
Josie Parker
Hayley Green
Katie Wray
Emily Shelton
Karma Douffet
Patience Cody

Mascot
Naomi Daugherty

Congratulations to the 2021-22 Quapaw Middle School Cheerleading squad:
Madison Overman
Jayden VanHoose
Jenna Forcum
Parkker Ray
Talan Richardson

Thank you Quapaw First Baptist Church on the $2,500 donation for school supplies. We appreciate all you do for the students and staff of QPS.

Thank you to the Eastern Shawnee Wellness Center for the senior notebooks.

A big thank you to the Peoria Tribe CCDF and Business Committee on the backpacks and school supplies.


A big thank you to Oldcastle for donating wood chips for the elementary playground and Hart Trucking for the delivery.

The Quapaw Public Schools would like to thank the Northeast Tribal Health System for the donation of Face Shields and PPE equipment to help the students and staff stay safe during the pandemic.  We appreciate your generosity.



Thank you Crossland Construction for transporting the sand for the football field.  We appreciate the support!



A big thank you to J&M Farms for the compost for the football field. Thank you for supporting the Quapaw Wildcats!



SCHOOL BREAKFAST/LUNCH INFORMATION
ALL STUDENTS and children, 0-18 years of age, may receive free meals through the Quapaw child nutrition program during the 2021-22 school year. Oklahoma has been granted a waiver through for this program or until federal funding runs out. It’s still very important that you complete the free/reduced meal application. For further information, please call Shelle Glerup at 918-674-2501 ext. 102.





Here are a few reminders as we deal with the 
COVID-19 virus.

Healthy Habits for Dealing with COVID-19
Clean your hands often.
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing, or having been in a public place.
If soap and water are not available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
To the extent possible, avoid touching high-touch surfaces in public places – elevator buttons, door handles, handrails, handshaking with people, etc. 
Use a tissue or your sleeve to cover your hand or finger if you must touch something.
Wash your hands after touching surfaces in public places.
Avoid touching your face, nose, eyes, etc.
Clean and disinfect your home to remove germs: practice routine cleaning of frequently touched surfaces (for example: tables, doorknobs, light switches, handles, desks, toilets, faucets, sinks & cell phones).
Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
Wear a face mask.
Social Distance.
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District Office
305 W 1st St
Quapaw, OK 74363
Phone: (918) 674-2501
Fax: (918) 674-2721
Superintendent
David Carriger
Email: dcarriger@qpswildcats.com














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