Cordell Public Schools in the News...
2014-2015 Winter Sports Schedules Released...
Cordell basketball schedules have been released for the 2014-2015 season. You can access a printable PDF version by clicking on these links: JH/HS, Elementary Basketball, JH/HS Wresling
Biometric Palm Scanning Information
Cordell Schools is using a near-infrared light scan which captures and stores a student's palm vein pattern. Unlike fingerprinting technologies, the palm vein device can only recognize the pattern if the blood is actively flowing within the individual's veins, which means that forgery is virtually impossible. The information cannot be shared... with any other organizations outside of the school district. The patterns can only be used by the school district.
The device does not come in contact with the skin, making it extremely hygienic. It also makes it ideal for use with young people, who are often in a rush and are prone to forgetting or sharing, punch or swipe cards. This system ensures that parents can only be billed for meals provided to their children. Waiting times in line are also significantly reduced. Students who do touch the scanner are encouraged to use the hand sanitizer provided nearby.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Mr. Overton at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 580.832.3420 ext. 101.
The Oklahoma State Department of Education released the 2014 Report Cards.
Click on the following links to access the Cordell A-F Report Cards.
Cordell Elementary School
Cordell Junior High School
Cordell High School
Cordell Board of Education Approves 2014-2015 School Calendar...
Cordell Public Schools has released the 2014-2015 school calendar. Click here to access a PDF version.
CPS Implements SchoolMessenger System...
Cordell Public Schools is implementing a new program called SchoolMessenger this year. This new system will allow us to notify parents and guardians of student absences, lunch bills, school closings, important announcements, and emergency situations. Messages and phone calls will come from the school's phone number 580-832-3420. We will notify you based on your preferred method of phone call, email, or text messages. Please help us by verifying and updating your contact information with your child's school office. We believe this resource will become a valuable tool communicating school events with you.
To comply with wireless carrier requirements and protect against unsolicited text messages, you may receive an SMS message to the wireless cell phone number that the district has on file requesting that you opt in to receive important information from the district via SMS text message. The message you receive will be similar to the following: "Cordell Public Schools alerts. Reply Y for aprx 5 msgs/mo. Txt HELP 4 info. Msg&data rates may apply. Visit schoolmessenger.com/tm". So that you can continue to receive these important messages from your student’s school district, we encourage you to reply with "Y" or "Yes" or "OPTIN" when you receive such a verification message.
To opt out of all text messages from SchoolMessenger, visithttp://www.schoolmessenger.com/txtmsg/ or reply with STOP to the opt-in message that you receive. If you opt in, but decide to opt out later on, you may also reply "STOP" to any message or send "STOP" to 68453. The school district does not pay for text message charges that may be incurred by you for sending or receiving text messages. Check with your wireless carrier for possible charges.
In Case of Inclement Weather...
When conditions exist which may cause the delay or dismissal of school, local media will be notified. News concerning the dismissal of school will be broadcast over KWTV (Channel 9), KOCO (Channel 5), and KFOR (Channel 4), as well as 95.5, 96.5, and 101.7 FM radio stations.
Classroom Websites Now Available...
Many of our teachers have created web pages highlighting classroom activities, assignments, and calendar events taking place in individual classrooms. To access these classroom web pages, click on the link under the teacher's name. Be sure to check back often as they will be updating the pages frequently.