School Board Official
Cordell Public Schools is pleased to announce our newest board member, Mr. Nocona Cook. Mr. Cook graduated in 2004 from Cordell Public Schools and from Southwestern Oklahoma State University with a degree in Business Management in 2009.
Nocona and his wife Jordan have two sons, Denton and Baylor. Denton is currently in Mrs.
Power’s first-grade class, and Baylor is two.
Mr. Cook is co-owner and operator of Cook Farms, which is a substantial farming business in Washita County and includes raising wheat, cotton and stocker cattle. He also owns a custom and hay business. Mr. and Mrs. Cook are involved in a registered Angus cattle business where they raise and sell registered Angus bulls for an annual production sale.
Mr. and Mrs. Nocona Cook currently chair the Oklahoma Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers State Committee. Nocona also serves on the Washita County Farm Bureau Board, Young Farmers and Ranchers Committee, and Washita County Cattleman’s Association Board. Mr. Cook serves as president of the Washita County Fire Association and Fire Chief/EMT for the Cloud Chief Fire Department.
Nocona expressed his interest in serving on the Cordell Public Schools Board of Education because he believes in our community and school system. With his board, committee, and business experience, he believes he can have a positive impact on the future direction of our school system.
Nocona was appointed to the Cordell Board of Education on Monday, January 13th and will be sworn in and begin serving on the board on Monday, February 10, 2020.
Cordell Board of Education Approves 2019-2020 School Calendar...
The Cordell Board of Education approved a revision to the school calendar for the 2019-20 school year. The changes include being out of school on Monday and Tuesday during the week of Thanksgiving and moving the last day of school to May 15th. Click here to access a PDF version.
Schools, Parents to Receive Initial Student Scores in May...
OSTP Parent Portal is an online tool families can use to access their students’ OSTP results for students in grades 3-8. The portal has OSTP results for 2016-17 and 2017-18 and will have 2018-19 preliminary OSTP results for families to access in late May. If you have not visited the portal, you can access it here using these sample logins.
Access the Parent Portal at https://okparentportal.emetric.net/
The Parent Portal Training video can be accessed below:
Cordell Schools Implements STOP!T Program...
On October 29, 2018, students at Cordell Schools were introduced to a new program, STOP!T. STOP!T is a program where students can anonymously report bullying or harassing behavior via the STOP!T smartphone App or via their website at https://appweb.stopitsolutions.com/login.
Respiratory Illness/Flu Season is HERE……….
Parents, students, and staff,
As you are all aware, we are in the midst of cold and flu season. It is important now more than ever to take precautions to keep ourselves, our families, and high-risk individuals safe and healthy.
We have seen cases of both Flu and RSV already this year, and now is a good time to review the importance of getting a flu shot, using correct cough etiquette, frequent and careful handwashing, and staying home until well.
Please review “Too sick for School” flyer produced by the Oklahoma State Health department (attached to this letter). These are the guidelines we are using for sending ill students home and excluding from school until well.
Also, provided below are the links for handwashing infographic, cough etiquette infographic, flu 2019-2020 fact sheet, and RSV fact sheet. These are very informative and can also help with teaching handwashing and cough etiquette to children. If you do not have access to the internet and/or would like a handout on any of these topics, please let me know.
Influenza fact sheet- https://www.ok.gov/health2/documents/Influenza.2019.pdf
Cover your cough fact sheet- https://www.ok.gov/health2/documents/Cover%20Your%20Cough%20the%20Right%20Way!%20-%20ADS.pdf
RSV fact sheet- https://www.ok.gov/health2/documents/RSV.2009.pdf
If your student has been out ill and has seen a physician, please bring doctor note to school with dates to be excluded/excused from school and date they may return to school. Please let me know if you have any questions regarding this or any other health matter involving school.
Jamie Goodwin, School Nurse
Too Sick for School:
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 for 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.
Current Condition: Clear
Wind Speeds: 18.78mph
Chance of Precipitation: 0%