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<i class="far fa-clock clock fa-fw"></i>8 min read</span></div></div><a href=/coronavirus/fusion-medical-animation-EAgGqOiDDMg-unsplash.jpg><img class="featured-image img-fluid" srcset="/coronavirus/fusion-medical-animation-EAgGqOiDDMg-unsplash_hu9b5f96d780538e662a590cff4a0d5bf8_775215_256x0_resize_q75_box.jpg 256w, /coronavirus/fusion-medical-animation-EAgGqOiDDMg-unsplash_hu9b5f96d780538e662a590cff4a0d5bf8_775215_512x0_resize_q75_box.jpg 512w, /coronavirus/fusion-medical-animation-EAgGqOiDDMg-unsplash_hu9b5f96d780538e662a590cff4a0d5bf8_775215_1024x0_resize_q75_box.jpg 1024w, /coronavirus/fusion-medical-animation-EAgGqOiDDMg-unsplash_hu9b5f96d780538e662a590cff4a0d5bf8_775215_2048x0_resize_q75_box.jpg 2048w" src=/coronavirus/fusion-medical-animation-EAgGqOiDDMg-unsplash_hu9b5f96d780538e662a590cff4a0d5bf8_775215_1024x0_resize_q75_box.jpg alt="Visualization of the Covid-19 virus.."></a><div class=article-post><p>Welcome! This page will be updated throughout the rest of this school year to provide resources, information, and guides for our school community. Please continue to check back for the newest info.</p><h2 id=contents>Contents</h2><p><a href=#the-taliaferro-times>The Taliaferro Times</a><br><a href=#contact-information>Contact Information</a><br><a href=#faq>FAQ</a><br><a href=#food>Food</a><br><a href=#homework-and-classes>Homework & Classes</a><br><a href=#testing>Testing</a><br><a href=#extra-curriculars>Extra-Curriculars</a><br><a href=#technology>Technology</a></p><h2 id=the-taliaferro-times>The Taliaferro Times</h2><p>Please connect with us on social media for live updates. Feel free to DM us or mention us on any platform:<br><strong>E-mail</strong>: <a href=http://eepurl.com/giEz1L>Subscribe to Updates</a>. Contact us at <a href=mailto:feedback@thetaliaferrotimes.org>feedback@thetaliaferrotimes.org</a>.<br><strong>Twitter</strong>: <a href=https://twitter.com/btw_news>@btw_news</a><br><strong>Instagram</strong>: <a href=https://instagram.com/btw_news>@btw_news</a><br><strong>Facebook</strong>: <a href=https://facebook.com/btwnews>btwnews</a><br><strong>Mastodon</strong>: <a href=https://mastodon.social/@btw_news>@btw_news@mastodon.social</a></p><h2 id=contact-information>Contact Information</h2><p>See the BTW Directory at <a href=https://btw.tulsaschools.org/connect-with-us/>https://btw.tulsaschools.org/connect-with-us/</a>.</p><h4 id=district>District</h4><ul><li>Website: <a href=https://tulsaschools.org>https://tulsaschools.org</a></li><li>Twitter: <a href=http://www.twitter.com/TulsaSchools>TulsaSchools</a></li><li>Facebook: <a href=http://www.facebook.com/TulsaPublicSchools>TulsaPublicSchools</a></li><li>Text Messages: text &ldquo;Yes&rdquo; to 67587</li></ul><h4 id=school>School</h4><ul><li>Website: <a href=https://btw.tulsaschools.org>https://btw.tulsaschools.org</a></li><li>Twitter: <a href=https://twitter.com/BTWHSTulsa>BTWHSTulsa</a>.</li></ul><h4 id=btw-administrators>BTW Administrators</h4><ul><li>Dr. Melissa Woolridge, Principal: <a href=mailto:woolrme@tulsaschools.org>woolrme@tulsaschools.org</a>.</li><li>Matt Myers, Assistant Principal: <a href=mailto:myersma2@tulsaschools.org>myersma2@tulsaschools.org</a>.</li><li>Audra Bull, Assistant Principal (AP Program): <a href=mailto:bullau@tulsaschools.org>bullau@tulsaschools.org</a>.</li><li>Sharon Lazdins, Assistant Principal (IB Program): <a href=mailto:lazdish@tulsaschools.org>lazdish@tulsaschools.org</a>.</li><li>Chenani Arterberry, Dean: <a href=mailto:arterch@tulsaschools.org>arterch@tulsaschools.org</a>.</li></ul><h4 id=counselors>Counselors</h4><ul><li>Janna Adamo, A-Ham: <a href=mailto:adamoja@tulsaschools.org>adamoja@tulsaschools.org</a>.</li><li>Mary Beth Lykins, Han-Pa: <a href=mailto:lykinma@tulsaschools.org>lykinma@tulsaschools.org</a>.</li><li>Jennifer Sack, Pe-Z: <a href=mailto:sackje@tulsaschools.org>sackje@tulsaschools.org</a>.</li><li>Angela Jones, Freshman: <a href=mailto:jonesan5@tulsaschools.org>jonesan5@tulsaschools.org</a>.</li></ul><h2 id=faq>FAQ</h2><p><a href=#faq>General FAQ</a><br><a href=#class-of-2020>Class of 2020 FAQ</a><br><a href=#class-of-2021>Class of 2021 FAQ</a><br><a href=#class-of-2022>Class of 2022 FAQ</a><br><a href=#class-of-2023>Class of 2023 FAQ</a><br><a href=#family-faq>Family FAQ</a></p><h4 id=whats-happening>What&rsquo;s happening?</h4><p>On March 25th the <a href=https://sde.ok.gov>State Board of Education</a> voted to physically close all public schools for the remainder of this school year in favor of &ldquo;distance learning&rdquo;, either online or in another format. TPS will begin virtual learning on April 6th. See the official TPS page: <a href=https://www.tulsaschools.org/parents-students/athomeactivities>https://www.tulsaschools.org/parents-students/athomeactivities</a>. TPS has specified that these platforms will be used:</p><ul><li>Canvas: <a href=http://www.tulsaschools.org/canvas>www.tulsaschools.org/canvas</a></li><li>Zoom: <a href=http://www.zoom.us/signin>www.zoom.us/signin</a></li><li>Google Classroom: <a href=http://www.classroom.google.com>www.classroom.google.com</a></li></ul><p>Latest Release from the State Department of Education (March 25th): <a href=https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/OKSDE/bulletins/2832a1f>Link</a>.<br>Thorough State Department FAQ (March 26th): <a href=https://sde.ok.gov/sites/default/files/FAQS%20FOR%20PUBLIC%20SCHOOLS%20-%20COVID-19.pdf>Link</a>.</p><h4 id=how-can-i-get-alerts-from-btw>How can I get alerts from BTW?</h4><p>First, make sure you are getting alerts from TPS by texting &ldquo;Yes&rdquo; to 67587 to subscribe to SchoolMessenger. More information on how BTW will communicate with familes and students will be released soon.</p><p>The following accounts have been authenticated as official media of BTW admins:</p><ul><li>The email addresses listed <a href=#btw-administrators>above</a>.</li><li>The BTW Twitter page: <a href=https://twitter.com/BTWHSTulsa>BTWHSTulsa</a>.</li><li>GroupMe Accounts: their accounts will be added to the respective class chats.</li></ul><h4 id=how-can-i-get-a-copy-of-my-transcript>How can I get a copy of my transcript?</h4><p>Email your counselor to request a PDF copy of your unofficial transcript. <a href=#contact-information>Contact information.</a></p><p>You can also head to <a href=https://www.tulsaschools.org/parents-students/student-recordstranscripts>this TPS website</a> to request the following documents free of charge:</p><ul><li>Official high school transcript</li><li>Cumulative record pre-K - 12th grade</li><li>DMV verification letter</li></ul><h4 id=will-we-still-be-receiving-grades>Will we still be receiving grades?</h4><p>Tulsa Public Schools wrote on April 3rd:</p><blockquote><p>No. Teachers will provide feedback on student work, but students will not receive official grades on assignments. Individual assignments will not be recorded in Powerschool.</p></blockquote><p>According to the State Department of Education:</p><blockquote><p>Districts are expected to continue providing learning opportunities for students through the end of the school year and thereby afford students the opportunity to earn grades. Final grades are to be awarded and posted to transcripts according to current district policies&mldr; student grades prior to the beginning of required distance instruction must not be negatively impacted. - <a href=https://sde.ok.gov/sites/default/files/FAQS%20FOR%20PUBLIC%20SCHOOLS%20-%20COVID-19.pdf>Source</a></p></blockquote><h4 id=i-left-things-at-school-how-can-i-get-them>I left things at school. How can I get them?</h4><p>Please be patient as we explore this. At the moment, TPS officials are not sure how this will work.</p><h4 id=what-about-my-textbooks-or-library-books>What about my textbooks or library books?</h4><p>Right now, hold onto any textbooks you have. They might be used by your classes during distance learning. Once TPS decides how textbook and library book return will happen, we will update this page.</p><h4 id=i-need-help-accessing-technology>I need help accessing technology.</h4><p>See <a href=#technology>Technology</a>.</p><h4 id=how-can-i-stay-connected-as-a-student>How can I stay connected as a student?</h4><p>Join the Facebook group <a href=https://www.facebook.com/groups/224359005601603/>Tulsa BTW Stuco</a> to learn more about a virtual spirit week!<br>Join your class chat, if you haven&rsquo;t already. Don&rsquo;t know how? <a href=#the-taliaferro-times>Contact us!</a></p><h3 id=class-of-2020>Class of 2020</h3><p>See TPS&rsquo;s senior information page: <a href=https://www.tulsaschools.org/parents-students/seniors>https://www.tulsaschools.org/parents-students/seniors</a>.</p><h4 id=whats-going-on-with-graduation>What&rsquo;s going on with graduation?</h4><p>TPS wrote in an update to families on March 25th:</p><blockquote><p>While it is possible that we may be able to have graduation ceremonies this summer, our high school graduations will likely not be traditional ceremonies. - <a href=https://web.archive.org/web/20200325185059/https://resources.finalsite.net/images/v1585158629/tulsaschoolsorg/vfb66hzqffpb0agacrpf/32520MessagetoFamilies.pdf>Source</a></p></blockquote><p>It is possible that a ceremony of some form will take place during the summer. The State Board of Education has also mentioned online streamed ceremonies which would allow students and families to participate from anywhere.</p><h4 id=what-will-happen-to-prom>What will happen to Prom?</h4><p>Prom was scheduled for April 4th. It is currently postponed indefinitely. As soon as more information is available we will send it out.</p><h4 id=i-need-a-college-or-scholarship-recommendation-what-should-i-do>I need a college or scholarship recommendation. What should I do?</h4><p>Contact you counselor as usual! They can continue to help you with the college search process, recommendations, sending transcripts, and communicating with colleges. Everybody in this country is going through similar conditions, and colleges know that flexibility is key to success in this irregular time.</p><h3 id=class-of-2021>Class of 2021</h3><h4 id=what-will-happen-to-prom-1>What will happen to Prom?</h4><p>Prom was scheduled for April 4th. It is currently postponed indefinitely. As soon as more information is available we will send it out.</p><h3 id=class-of-2022>Class of 2022</h3><p><em>Nothing here yet!</em></p><h3 id=class-of-2023>Class of 2023</h3><p><em>Nothing here yet!</em></p><h3 id=family-faq>Family FAQ</h3><p>Until we can update this section of the site, please visit <a href=https://www.tulsaschools.org/parents-students/coronavirus>https://www.tulsaschools.org/parents-students/coronavirus</a> for TPS&rsquo;s official coronavirus page.</p><h2 id=food>Food</h2><p>TPS and other Oklahoma districts are continuing to provide meals to students throughout this crisis. TPS has set up grab-and-go sites and bus routes throughout the city to distribute these meals. To find your nearest site in Oklahoma visit <a href=https://meals4kidsok.org>https://meals4kidsok.org</a>.</p><p>If you need further assistance finding nutritious food or you&rsquo;re unable to access TPS meal sites, take a look at <a href=https://hungerfreeok.org/covid19/>https://hungerfreeok.org/covid19/</a> to explore other options including SNAP.</p><h2 id=homework-and-classes>Homework and Classes</h2><h4 id=classes>Classes</h4><p>Distance learning is scheduled to begin on Monday, April 6th.</p><h4 id=homework-and-study-help>Homework and Study Help</h4><p>Please reach out to your teachers to ask for assistance.</p><p><strong>Peer to Peer</strong>, BTW&rsquo;s own student-led tutoring program, will continue to operate virtually in order to help students excel academically. Services will include pairing students together for virtual tutoring and studying groups, collecting resources, and helping people understand new <a href=#testing>Testing</a> formats. Please join the Remind by texting @p2pbtw to 81010.<br>To find help, text the Remind or email P2P at</p><h2 id=testing>Testing</h2><h4 id=ap-testing>AP Testing</h4><p>AP Testing is being fundamentally changed this year to include shorter online-only tests with two different test dates. See <a href=https://apstudents.collegeboard.org/coronavirus-updates>https://apstudents.collegeboard.org/coronavirus-updates</a>.</p><h4 id=ib-testing>IB Testing</h4><p>The IB Examination session for May 2020 has been canceled. See <a href=https://www.ibo.org/news/news-about-the-ib/may-2020-examinations-will-no-longer-be-held/>https://www.ibo.org/news/news-about-the-ib/may-2020-examinations-will-no-longer-be-held/</a>.</p><p>In place of exams, internal assessments will be externally assessed by the IBO to determine students&rsquo; marks.</p><h4 id=state-testing>State Testing</h4><p>Oklahoma has been given a waiver which allows for state testing this year to be skipped. Oklahoma-required exams for underclassmen and juniors will no longer take place.</p><h4 id=act-and-sat>ACT and SAT</h4><p>The ACT April 4th testing date has been rescheduled for June 13th.<br>All SAT testing through May has been canceled.</p><h2 id=extra-curriculars>Extra-Curriculars</h2><p>All in-person extra-curriculars are canceled. Please speak to your individual club/organization leaders to find out more information about how they might function digitally.</p><h4 id=the-taliaferro-times-1>The Taliaferro Times</h4><p>The Taliaferro Times is moving to a digital-only platform, using remote work software to collaborate. Join us by texting @btwnews to 81010.</p><h4 id=national-honor-society>National Honor Society</h4><p>See NHS&rsquo;s guide at <a href=https://bit.ly/nhs-covid-19>https://bit.ly/nhs-covid-19</a>.</p><h4 id=peer-to-peer>Peer to Peer</h4><p>P2P will continue virtually. See <a href=#homework-and-study-help>Homework and Study Help</a>.</p><h4 id=model-united-nations>Model United Nations</h4><p>All BTW events, conferences, and meetings postponed indefinitely. BTW virtual options are being explored.<br>Members can participate in a national virtual conference being organized right now. More information will be sent out on the Remind: text @btwmun to 81010.</p><h2 id=technology>Technology</h2><h4 id=access-to-technology>Access to Technology</h4><p>As we move to distance learning, access to a computer and the internet is critical. TPS aims to ensure that every student has access. Take these steps if you need help:</p><ol><li>Fill out the survey sent to BTW families by Dr. Woolridge.</li><li>If you have further concerns, contact <a href=#btw-administrators>Dr. Woolridge</a>.</li><li>See <a href=https://www.tulsaschools.org/parents-students/athomeactivities/internet-and-hot-spots>this page</a> for resources regarding computers and internet access.</li></ol><p><strong>Update</strong>: If you filled out the survey and indicated that you have an internet connection but do not have a device, you should have received an email on April 1st which gave further instructions on how to receive a Chromebook. If you did not receive this email, or have further questions, please contact Dr. Woolridge.</p><h4 id=learning-software>Learning Software</h4><p>We want to make sure that everyone knows <em>how</em> the technology we will use works. Come back soon for links to tutorials.</p><h4 id=what-software-should-i-use>What software should I use?</h4><p>Come back soon for more recommended software. All our recommendations will be free and open-source.</p><p><strong>Real-Time Communication</strong>:</p><ol><li><a href=https://signal.org>Signal</a>: easy to use and end-to-end encrypted messaging with voice and video calling.</li><li><a href=https://meet.jit.si>Jitsi Meet</a>: free video/voice conferencing without an account.</li><li><a href=https://about.riot.im/>Matrix/Riot</a>: federated group communication, chat, and calls.</li></ol><p><strong>Office/Documents</strong>:</p><ol><li><a href=https://libreoffice.org>LibreOffice</a>: Microsoft Word alternative.</li><li><a href=https://cryptpad.fr>Cryptpad</a>: CryptPad is a private-by-design alternative to popular office tools and cloud services. Includes collaborative text editing, slides, spreadsheets, polls, kanban, whiteboard, and drive storage.</li></ol><p><strong>Research</strong>:</p><ol><li><a href=https://zotero.org>Zotero</a>: Zotero is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share research.</li><li><a href=https://zbib.org/>ZoteroBib</a>: EasyBib alternative.</li><li><a href=https://archive.org>The Internet Archive</a>: Internet Archive is a non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more.</li></ol><p><strong>Notes</strong>:</p><ol><li><a href=https://joplinapp.org>Joplin</a></li><li><a href=https://standardnotes.org>Standard Notes</a></li></ol><p><strong>File Sharing</strong>:</p><ol><li><a href=https://send.firefox.com>Firefox Send</a></li><li><a href=https://send.tresorit.com>Tresorit Send</a></li></ol><p><strong>Password Manager</strong>:</p><ol><li><a href=https://bitwarden.com>BitWarden</a></li></ol><hr><h2 id=send-us-updates-questions-and-additions>Send us updates, questions, and additions!</h2><p>Contact us using one of <a href=#the-taliaferro-times>these methods</a>.</p><hr><p>Photo by Fusion Medical Animation on Unsplash.</p></div><div class=article-post><div class=post-info><hr class=post-end><ul class=tags><i class="fas fa-tags fa-fw"></i><li><a href=/tags/btw-news>#btw-news</a></li><li><a href=/tags/local-news>#local-news</a></li><li><a href=/tags/national-news>#national-news</a></li><li><a href=/tags/international-news>#international-news</a></li></ul><p><i class="fas fa-file-alt fa-fw"></i>1508 Words</p><p><i class="fas fa-code-branch fa-fw"></i><a href=https://git.sr.ht/~exprez135/taliaferro/commit/6315765f61043b849c0797173273e5d2f973c1a6>6315765f</a> @ 2020-04-02</p><p>See more from The Taliaferro Times <a href=/author/The-Taliaferro-Times>here</a>.</p><p>Send feedback and letters to the editor to <a href=mailto:feedback@thetaliaferrotimes.org>feedback@thetaliaferrotimes.org</a>.</p></div></div><div class="row PageNavigation d-flex justify-content-between font-weight-bold"><a class="d-block col-md-6 text-lg-right" href=/privacy-policy/>Privacy Policy &#187;</a><div class=clearfix></div></div></div></div></div></div></div><div class="jumbotron fortags"><div class="d-md-flex h-100"><div class="col-md-4 transpdark align-self-center text-center h-100"><div class="d-md-flex align-items-center justify-content-center h-100"><h2 class="d-md-block d-none align-self-center py-1 font-weight-light">Explore <span class="d-none d-md-inline"></span></h2></div></div><div class="col-md-8 p-5 align-self-center text-center"><a class="mt-1 mb-1" href=/tags/btw-news>#btw-news</a>
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