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 traditional, virtual (K-12) and hybrid (8-12) learning options simultaneously.
Yes. Parents of K-5 grade students 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. Parents of 6-12 grade students may choose to move their child/student between traditional, virtual and/or hybrid (8-12) learning models at the start of school OR at the end of each semester.
The deadline for parents to choose for the start of school in August is July 23.
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.
A hybrid schedule is being offered in grades 8-12.
Yes, students who choose the virtual and/or hybrid schedule will be allowed to participate in athletics and extracurricular activities. Parents will be responsible for transportation when students are not at school during the day.
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. All document uploads. are also enabled in the online registration portal. Or you may return required documents to your child's school.
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.
Get started at www.starkvillesd.com/registration.
Students will begin school on Monday, August 24.
The District has changed the first day of school for students to Monday, August 24, and the first day of school for teachers to Tuesday, August 17.
Go to https://www.starkvillesd.com/about-socsd/academic-calendar to the current calendar for the 2020-21 school year.