A Message from Dr. April Grace, Nov. 16, 2021
November 16, 2021
Dear Shawnee Families,
Wow, it’s hard to believe we have almost reached our Thanksgiving Break! It doesn’t seem that long ago that we were welcoming our students back to school after summer.
In previous communications I have shared that we would make you aware of opportunities for you and your family around vaccine clinics. Together with our community partners SSM Health, Citizen Potawatomi Nation and the Pottawatomie County Health Department, we are offering a COVID-19 vaccine clinic opportunity for adults needing a booster, children ages 5-11, or anyone who may now be deciding to take the vaccine. The clinic is this Friday, Nov. 19, from 4 to 7 p.m., at SSM Health Medical Group on Kethley Road. We recognize this is a very personal choice for families and simply want to make you aware of the opportunity. We certainly encourage you to visit with your medical provider, as well as consider your own personal beliefs, to determine if this is what is best for you or your child. If you choose to schedule a vaccine appointment for you or your child during this clinic, you may call SSM Health at (405) 273-5801 and ask to speak with someone about the upcoming vaccine clinic. You may also schedule through the health department website, vaccinate.oklahoma.gov.
Lastly, I want to encourage you to download our school app and sign up for our text notifications. We try to use a variety of communication methods to make sure our families know what is happening in our schools. Our app and text notifications are the fastest ways we have for getting information to you. You may download our app by searching for “Shawnee OK Public Schools” in your mobile device’s app store, and you may sign up for text notifications at the bottom of our website’s homepage at www.shawnee.k12.ok.us.
As always, I am thankful for each of you, our students, our staff, and our community. I come to work each day filled with gratitude for the people I serve in our school district. Stay safe, and enjoy the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday.
April Grace, Ed.D.