Confusion abounds night before Broken Arrow virtual first day of school

Collaborator: Brittany Harlow
Published: 09/02/2020, 9:55 PM
Edited: 03/11/2021, 10:22 AM
(TULSA, Okla.) Thursday is supposed to be the first day of school for students in Broken Arrow Public Schools, but some parents are still wondering when they will receive their school schedules. Recent posts on the district’s Facebook page received frustrated comments Wednesday night, such as: “It would be nice if someone would communicate with parents regarding our kids schedules since school begins tomorrow!!! THIS IS EXTREMELY FRUSTRATING!!” “Been trying to call and their line goes straight to a full voicemail box. I'm so frustrated and disappointed. Looks like I'll have to enroll my son online elsewhere since BA can't get it together.” “Quarter til 7 and still no email from teachers. No way to prepare for tomorrow.” The district announced in early August the school year would be pushed back from August 19 to September 9 to continue monitoring COVID-19 data. BA officials released this statement to parents and students on Wednesday: “I want to thank you for your patience and apologize for the lack of communication. It seems for every email and phone call we answer there are two more waiting. Everyday has been a battle between spending time responding to questions about schedules and actually doing the work to get teachers assigned, rosters built, and the various other functions necessary to get school up and running. Today your roster teachers will be reaching out with information on how to access each teacher's site, and what your student needs to be doing the first two days of school. As is always the case, there is the possibility that your contact information was recorded incorrectly. If you DO NOT hear from your roster teacher by 5 pm today, please email them and the email addresses provided below.” But parents who have emailed their designated teachers said they have not received any response. Check back for updates.


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