Student & Parent Frequently Asked Questions
Please see the sidebar to the left for all distance learning information.
When students use technology, we know that accidents happen or that the technology may stop working. If your student has an issue with any district-provided technology that prevents him/her from participating in distance learning, please call the Information Technology Department at 366-7070, Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Our EPS*it staff will be more than happy to assist you.
We want to stay in touch with you and your family, as well as send you important information while we learning are remotely. In order to do so, we need to be sure we have a current phone number and email on file for you.
1. Click “SwiftReach/SwiftK12” on the top left of window.
2. Click “Contact Information” along the top right.
3. Update your contact information.
4. Save changes.
Beginning April 6, office staff will be available at the buildings to assist families weekdays from 8 a.m. to noon, Monday through Thursday. Please contact us by phone or email for assistance. Please remember: It is critically important that we abide by all safety regulations in our interaction with the public and other members of the school staff.
EPS is working to schedule virtual IEP meetings for the convenience and safety of parents and staff. We will get in touch with you soon if you have an upcoming meeting. Because this is an unprecedented change for public schools, we are waiting for additional guidance from state and federal officials regarding other aspects of special education services.
Northern Oklahoma has moved all instruction online. Students should check their NOC email accounts for more information from college officials. Autry Technology Center classes are canceled until at least April 6, perhaps longer.
No. Waivers have been approved at the federal level to eliminate state tests this school year.
One of our most important roles as educators is to ensure students have the skills and knowledge to promote or graduate at the end of each year. Students who were on track to graduate or promote prior to the COVID-19 closure will not be negatively impacted by the state Board of Education’s decision to move to a home-based learning program.
EPS is working to provide more access to students. Every secondary student has been provided a 1:1 Chromebook and a hot spot with free wifi. This device and the wifi can be used by other siblings in the home as well. We are also planning to determine what homes do not need a hot spot (because they have their own wifi) so that the devices can be shared with those who do. EPS may be able to also distribute the 1:1 devices that are kept for elementary students at school. We just want to be sure that any pick-up and/or distribution process will be safe for families and employees. We need to have as limited physical or in-person contact as possible for now.
A continuous learning plan is the phrase selected by the state Department of Education to describe the remote education experience students will have now through the end of the school year. All learning will take place at home, either through online learning or home-based activities. Even though we will not be at school together, EPS will still focus on relationship with students through phone calls, emails, text and video.
Unfortunately, no. It is not safe at this time for the public or participants to gather together for such events.