COVID-19 & Return to School Updates for 2021-2022 School Year

As the Starkville Oktibbeha School District plans for a return to full, in-person traditional school in August 2021, the District is revising and adapting plans accordingly and appropriately with the latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control, the Mississippi State Department of Health and the Mississippi Department of Education.  The health, safety and well-being of our students and staff is of utmost importance. This page will serve as an on-going feed of SOSD return to school updates, Covid-19 response, event information and resources as we prepare for the start of the 2021-2022 school year. Please visit the following links for up-to-date information.

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Practice these Preventative Measures:

  • Avoid close contact with sick people.
  • While sick, limit contact with others as much as possible.
  • Stay home if you are sick.  
  • Cover your nose and mouth when you cough or sneeze.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands; germs spread this way.
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that may be contaminated with germs. 
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Practice social distancing, which the CDC defines as remaining out of congregate settings, avoiding mass gatherings, and maintaining distance (approximately 6 feet) from others when possible.

It is imperative that our students, families and employees follow recommended guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and the Mississippi State Department of Health regarding social distancing and key preventative measures. We're counting on you, Jackets!


Centers for Disease Control definition of social distancing