I would like to take this opportunity to express my sincere appreciation and admiration to the faculty and staff of Cordell Schools. Their advocacy and actions during the recent teacher rally have been truly professional while keeping the best interest of the Cordell Community a priority.
A monumental step has been taken towards the goal of properly funding education within the state of Oklahoma. Per pupil funding has reached an all-time high in Oklahoma. With an increase of $543,954,340 in the overall budget for common education, educators can claim a victory! Although this is a great accomplishment, it is simply too much to expect Legislators replace all of the funding deficits from the past decade in one year.
During a critical time of the school year, the Cordell Schools faculty and staff stayed dedicated to your child's education. In an effort to show appreciation to the Cordell Schools faculty and staff for their ongoing support and commitment to the Cordell Community, I am making a change to the school calendar as we move forward.
The last day for classes for Cordell Schools will be Friday, May 11, 2018. All of the normal end of the year activities will still take place, but a few events will be moved. I look forward to sending another graduating class off into the world on Monday, May 14, 2018.
Brad Overton, Superintendent
Cordell Public Schools in the News...
Cordell Board of Education Approves 2018-2019 School Calendar...
Cordell Schools has released the 2018-2019 school calendar. Click here to access a PDF version.
Child Nutrition Charging Policy…
Cordell Schools would like to remind parents of the policy in reference to meal charges. Cordell Schools requires parents to pre pay for student meals. You may pay via PayPal through the Parent GradeBook Portal or simply send money to the school with your child. If you have any questions, please contact DeeDee Feltman at 580-832-1005.
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 99.3 FM radio stations. We will also post on our official school Facebook Page as well as use our SchoolMessenger alert system.