FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Please see the following Frequently Asked Questions about the Starkville Oktibbeha School District's COVID-19 response and it's impacts to students and families. We are continuing to update this list.
No. SOSD is currently planning to implement both traditional and virtual learning options simultaneously.
Yes. Parents may choose to move their child/student between traditional and virtual learning models at the start of school OR at the end of each nine-weeks grading period.
A hybrid schedule which combines online and in-person instruction for students will currently not be offered in elementary and middle school grades. The hybrid option could be implemented as a mitigation response to increased community spread of Covid-19 when guidance does not call for a full school closure.
Yes, students who choose the virtual schedule will be allowed to participate in athletics and extracurricular activities.
No. The District will be unable to provide transportation to and from school for athletics/extracurricular activities for students who choose virtual and/or hybrid options.
Online registration for kindergarten 2020-21 is open. Go to www.starkvillesd.com/registration to complete your online form. You can return your required documents, including two proofs of residency, birth certificate and immunization record when our schools reopen.
Online registration for returning students for the 2020-21 school year opens July 8.
To complete your online registration form, you must log into your PowerSchool parent portal at http://www.starkvillesd.com/parents/power-school. If you do not have an account, you will need to create one to complete registration requirements.
Students will begin school on Thursday, August 6.
The District has removed 3 late start days scheduled for the fall semester.
The District is also considering removal of fall break from the calendar.
After Thanksgiving, the District could shift to an entirely virtual learning model for the remainder of the semester.