Dear Marlow Outlaw Students, Families, and Community Members,
Marlow Public Schools has always had a rich, storied history of taking care of its students and its community. Once an Outlaw, ALWAYS an Outlaw! To that end, I must share with you some serious news.
After the State Board of Education’s decision on Wednesday, March 25, 2020, Oklahoma students will not return to the classroom for the remainder of the current school year. Instead, school districts, including Marlow, will implement continuous learning plans that will allow students to complete the school year at home. State education and health officials believe this will help our state fight the spread of COVID-19.
We want you to be able to prepare accordingly for your family. We realize this change is in the best interest of everyone’s health, which is our greatest priority as a district. The state board’s vote also means that all extracurricular activities and special events will be canceled as well. Making these difficult decisions, we believe, is simply the right thing to do for our students, our staff, and our community.
We do have some good news, though: Marlow Public Schools is developing a plan to ensure your child will continue to have opportunities to learn and to grow academically, especially with parental support. Because we are unable to safely gather together, these lessons and activities will be delivered to you in various ways. Our administration team has spent several hours planning for this effort and will share details with your family as soon as they are finalized. We appreciate the efforts of our child nutrition employees in feeding students every week day. We appreciate our custodial and maintenance crews as they work to clean and disinfect every building in the district. The work of running the district is still going on.
For many students, it likely will be sad and disappointing to receive confirmation that school as they know it will not resume this year. For our seniors and their parents, we know it is an especially difficult time. We will do everything possible to ensure their efforts are recognized and celebrated in special and unique ways. This is an unfair situation, but please reassure them that it does not diminish their achievements.
We have posted numerous resources on our website, including information about free breakfasts and lunches for students under the age of 18, which will continue, as well as answers to frequently asked questions regarding the school closure. You’ll also find recommendations from the CDC about protecting your health and the health of your loved ones: (1) washing your hands regularly (2) staying at home, if you can; and (3) practicing social distancing of at least six feet from others.
This is an unprecedented situation, and extraordinary times demand: CHARACTER, LEADERSHIP, CONCERN FOR OTHERS, and THE OUTLAW WAY. This community sticks together in challenging times, and we know this experience will be no different. As soon as we finalize our next steps, we will share them with you.
Please stay safe. Thank you for supporting Marlow Public Schools and GO OUTLAWS!!
George E. Coffman, Jr.
March 23, 2020
Dear Marlow Parents, Staff, and Community Members:
As our country fights the spread of COVID-19, we believe one of our greatest responsibilities is to communicate transparently and often with you, our school community. It is our hope that accurate and up-to-date correspondence will help you make well-informed decisions for your family. Nothing is more important to MPS than the safety and health of our students, our employees and their families. When we work together, we can provide the best care for all involved.
MPS will continue to clean and disinfect surfaces inside all district school sites, facilities, and venues. As more cases are being confirmed across the state of Oklahoma, it is important to remain vigilant. The CDC recommends the following best practices to help prevent the spread of this global pandemic:
Symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. If you or any member of your family exhibits these symptoms, you are encouraged to contact your medical provider for advice immediately. Symptoms usually appear 2-14 days after exposure.
If you would like to learn more about COVID-19 visit the following links: https://coronavirus.health.ok.gov/
Our greatest priority is the safety of our students, staff, and community members. Please continue to take necessary precautions to protect yourself and those around you.
We are grateful for the opportunity to serve you and your family, especially as we face this challenging situation together. Thank you for your support of Marlow Public Schools.
George E. Coffman, Jr.
March 17, 2020
Dear Parents and Families,
The Oklahoma State Board of Education held an emergency meeting the afternoon of March 16, 2020, resulting in a mandate that all public schools in Oklahoma close from March 17 through April 6, 2020. This includes all extracurricular activities.
Members of the Marlow Public Schools administration team has met to plan for continuing to serve our students during this time.Information on meal service through our child nutrition program for students 18 years old and younger is listed above.
The Marlow Public Schools leadership team is working diligently with top leaders in our state to stay abreast of the most recent developments. As our understanding of the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic changes rapidly, it’s important for our community to remain calm and continue to practice preventative measures such as good hand hygiene, staying home when sick, avoiding large crowds and social distancing.
The health of our students and staff continues to be our number one priority. If you believe you have been exposed to the coronavirus/COVID-19 and/or have symptoms, immediately self-quarantine and contact the COVID-19 Call Center at (877) 215-8336 or call Stephens County Health Dept. 580-252-0270.
Thank you for your help in keeping our community healthy and safe. We will update information as it becomes available.
George E. Coffman, Jr.
MARCH 5, 2020
DEAR PARENTS AND FAMILIES,
YOU HAVE LIKELY SEEN A LOT OF RECENT MEDIA ATTENTION ON THE CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19). THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION IS PROVIDED TO HELP PREVENT THE TRANSMISSION AND SPREAD OF CORONAVIRUS . THE VIRUS, LIKE MANY OTHER ILLNESSES INCLUDING THE FLU, IS SPREAD BETWEEN PEOPLE WHO ARE IN CLOSE CONTACT WITH ONE ANOTHER (WITHIN ABOUT 6’) VIA COUGHING OR SNEEZING. THE SAME GOOD HEALTH HABITS THAT PREVENT OTHER VIRUSES LIKE THE FLU, ALSO PREVENT THE SPREAD OF CORONAVIRUS AND DECREASE THE RISK OF GETTING SICK:
--WASH YOUR HANDS OFTEN WITH SOAP AND WATER FOR AT LEAST 20 SECONDS. USE AN ALCOHOL-BASED HAND SANITIZER, WITH 60% ALCOHOL, IF SOAP AND WATER ARE NOT AVAILABLE.
--COUGH INTO A TISSUE OR YOUR ELBOW (NOT YOUR HAND), THEN THROW TISSUE AWAY AND WASH YOUR HANDS. --AVOID TOUCHING YOUR EYES, NOSE, OR MOUTH WITH UNWASHED HANDS.
--AVOID CONTACT WITH PEOPLE WHO ARE SICK AND STAY HOME WHEN YOU ARE SICK. --KEEP STUDENTS HOME IF THEY ARE RUNNING A TEMPERATURE OR THEY REPORT NOT FEELING WELL OR APPEAR WEAK OR ILL.
--CONSULT YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IF YOU OR YOUR CHILD HAS HEALTH CONDITIONS THAT PUT YOU AT INCREASED RISK.
WE AT MARLOW PUBLIC SCHOOLS ARE COMMITTED TO KEEPING YOU INFORMED AND WORKING WITH YOU TO KEEP OUR SCHOOL COMMUNITY SAFE. FOR MORE COVID-19 FACTS, VISIT THIS WEBSITE: HTTPS://WWW.CDC.GOV/CORONAVIRUS/2019-NCOV/ABOUT/SHARE-FACTS.HTML
GEORGE E. COFFMAN, JR.
HS SPANISH TEACHER
MS MATH TEACHER w/ possible coaching
ES MUSIC TEACHER
MS SCIENCE w/ possible coaching
Please send letter of application and resume to Marlow Public Schools. Attn: George E. Coffman, Jr., Supt.
The positions will be filled as soon as possible.
Go beyond the limits!
Welcome To The Official Website of
The Marlow Public Schools
Home Of The Outlaws
"Building Better Futures"
**NEW STUDENT REQUIRED PAPERWORK:
1. ORIGINAL BIRTH CERTIFICATE
2. PROOF OF RESIDENCY (UTILITY BILL IN PARENT/GUARDIAN NAME)
3. CURRENT SHOT RECORD
4. Social Security Card (Requested
OUTLAW ATHLETIC PASSES
FAMILY PASS - Covers: father, mother & children in grades K-12 ($200.00)
ADULT PASS - This is good for one adult. ($100.00)
STUDENT ACTIVITY PASS - This is good for one student grades K-12. ($20.00)
SENIOR CITIZEN PASS - This is good for anyone who is 62 +. (Free to those who live in the MPS district only.)
All Gate Ticket Prices
High School Games - Adult 5.00 Student 4.00
Junior High Games - Adult 4.00 Student 3.00