Return to Learn Covid Procedures

The following infographic helps to explain our 2021-2022 Learning Plan 

Mask Protocols

Beginning January 3, 2022 masks will be recommended, rather than required for students and staff.

Why the Change to Masks Recommended?

  • Families with students ages 5-18 now have the option to choose to vaccinate their child
  • Very few students are wearing masks in school as they have an opt-out available  
  • Masking is most effective when it is universal and that is not the case in our classrooms.

What Do I Do If My Student Has Covid?

EPS Covid Protocols – (Staff & Students)

  • Isolation: Anyone with a positive COVID-19 test will be required to isolate regardless of vaccination status.
  • Quarantines: EPS does not require quarantines. Parents will be notified when their child has been in close contact with a positive case of COVID and they will have the responsibility whether to quarantine their child or not. 
  • Exposure: Schools will notify parents if their child has been exposed at school and provide Symptom Guidance  (Staff & Students)
  • Staying Home When Sick: It is more important than ever that you do not send your child to school if they are feeling unwell until you know the cause of their illness. Anyone with a fever, diarrhea, or vomiting must stay home until 24 hours symptom-free.

Covid-related Communication From Superintendent Grunewald

January 20 District Offers Bonuses to Staff and Incentives to Subs to Maintain In-Person Learning

January 13 District to Close on Friday, January 14 Due to Staff Illnesses and Unfilled Substitute Jobs

January 2- District Urges Vigilant Personal Health and Safety Practices Amid Omicron Spike

December 15-District Moves to Masks Recommended in January 2022 

District Updates Return to Learn Procedures Relaxing Several Mitigation Measures November 4, 2021

September 23 District Establishes Covid Positive Threshold Which Could Change Quarantine Procedures

September 17 District Quarantine Guidance to Remain Unchanged Following Court Ruling

September 2 Mask Requirement Goes Into Effect Sept. 8

August 30 District Reinstates Mitigation Measures to Stop Spread of Covid

August 18 Changes in Covid Exposure and Quarantine Practices

August 16 Answering Mask Mandates Questions

Covid Numbers at a Glance

District Population

Active Positive

Active Quarantine

27532 664 2.41% 804 2.92%

1-21-22 Covid Tracking by Site 

Click Here for Archived Covid Tracking Results

District Testing Hub Open for Your Convenience  

The district has partnered with a third-party provider, Total Wellness, to provide testing Covid, Flu, and Strep.

This hub is for employees, students, and their immediate family members. It is not open to the public.

The center is open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday – Friday.  The center is separate from the school and has its own entrance, private rooms, and bathroom. Anyone who enters the center for a test does not interact with the general population of the elementary school. The center’s phone number is (405) 726-4816. 

Have Questions?

If you have a question that cannot be answered by your child’s school site,  please email us at  If you believe your child has Covid and you are wondering about the next steps, DO NOT email this account. Contact the Covid Captain at your child’s respective school site.