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Altus Public Schools

To:  Parents of AHS Juniors

From:  Altus Public Schools

Date:  September 13, 2021

In compliance with Section 1111(b)(2)(H) of ESSA, Altus Public Schools would like to provide community stakeholders with an opportunity to provide meaningful input regarding our district’s intent to request permission to administer the ACT test in Spring 2022 to eligible juniors as part of the state contract with the Oklahoma State Department of Education and ACT.

Last year over 95% of Oklahoma schools selected to administer the ACT .  Our district believes this is an excellent opportunity for all eligible juniors to the  ACT at no cost to them or their families.

Additional information on why we chose the ACT can be found at:  8 Reasons to Choose the ACT Test.

Should you have any questions/comments, please reply by September 30, 2022 to callen@altusps.com

Cindy Allen

Altus Public Schools

District Test Coordinator

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Student safety and wellbeing has always been and continues to be the highest priority at Altus Public Schools.  Yesterday, August 30, 2021, at the 9th Grade home football game APS resource officers were notified of a high school student who was in possession of and discharging a bb gun in the stands.  Resource officers escorted the student outside of the stadium and the student was released into parental custody.  Altus Police Department was notified of the incident.

Altus Public Schools is a weapons-free school.  The District’s policies reflect a no-tolerance approach to weapons on school grounds and action laid out in school policy was followed.   Due to privacy laws the District cannot comment any further.

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Friday, August 27, 2021

 Bulldog Community,

 As news from Afghanistan continues to come across the radio and air waves, I can’t help but think of the many men and women in the Altus Public Schools Community who currently serve and have previously served our great country fighting against terrorism. 

Altus Air Force Base is a cornerstone of our community and we at Altus Public Schools value each service member and dependent who are stationed in Mobility’s Home Town. 

 It is our privilege to partner with the men and women of the Mighty 97th to meet the needs of the students of Altus Public Schools.  And during this uncertain time, as always, we are committed to supporting our students, families, and heroes serving in the United States Military, especially here at our own Altus Air Force Base. 

Please reach out to myself, your school principal, counselor, or teacher to express any needs you, your loved ones, or your squadron might have.   We are committed to supporting all of our Bulldogs.

Once a Bulldog, Always a Bulldog!

Sincerely,

Roe Worbes 

Superintendent Altus Public Schools 

It's Bulldog Season!  Click to view a message from Mr. Worbes.  

 

MESSAGE

Masks Will Be Optional at Altus Public Schools

In compliance with Oklahoma Senate Bill 658, which was signed into law on May 28, 2021, masks will not be required during the 2021-2022 school year unless Jackson County declares a state of emergency in consultation with the Jackson County and Oklahoma State Health Departments.

In keeping with the latest guidance from the Jackson County Health Department, the Oklahoma State Department of Healththe Centers for Disease Control and the American Academy of Pediatrics, masks are welcome and are an option for all students, faculty, staff, and visitors of Altus Public Schools.

Altus Public Schools will continue a layered mitigation process that will include appropriate hygiene practices, proper ventilation, and increased cleaning practices, including the use of electrostatic sprayers.  As always, we appreciate our parents/guardians screening their children’s symptoms daily as we work together to maintain the healthiest school environment for our Bulldogs.

Altus Public Schools is excited to begin this school year on Thursday, August 12 with regularly scheduled school hours.

 

 

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