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Oklahoma high school sports: Oklahoma City Public Schools to resume athletics Monday

Sports at Oklahoma City Public Schools are back on.

Only five days after saying athletics were stopped until further notice, the district announced Wednesday athletics would resume Monday. OKCPS cited continuous review of multiple data points, as well as conversations with our public health partners, in making the decision.

The district announced last Friday that because Oklahoma County's COVID Alert Level had risen to Orange Level 2, all athletics would be canceled until further notice beginning Monday. That included games, events and practices.

Indoor activities were canceled for Friday and Saturday while outdoor ones were allowed to compete.

Now, athletics are back on, starting Monday.

Millwood and Putnam City also announced its athletics programs were halting until further notice the same day OKCPS did, citing COVID concerns. However, Millwood rescheduled its football game this week and will travel to play Kellyville at 7 p.m. Saturday. 

Putnam City's athletics programs remained sidelined this week.

In addition to resuming athletics, OKCPS will also:

Bring back small groups of students who had already returned to our campuses. This will include; 

  • Resume 90-minute (optional) curricular and co-curricular afterschool activities as of Oct. 5

  • Resume in-person instruction for students with special needs who were in a self-contained classroom on Oct. 19

  • Resume the OKCPS Children in the Workplace program on Oct. 19

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Nick Crump of Classen SAS carries the ball during a high school football game between Classes SAS and Southeast at Speegle Stadium Stadium in Oklahoma City, Okla., Friday, Sept. 4, 2020. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]

Nick Crump of Classen SAS carries the ball during a high school football game between Classes SAS and Southeast at Speegle Stadium Stadium in Oklahoma City, Okla., Friday, Sept. 4, 2020. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]

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Cameron Jourdan

Cameron Jourdan joined The Oklahoman in March 2019 to cover high school sports. He graduated from Oklahoma State University in May 2018. He had an internship with The Oklahoman and Stillwater News Press. During his time at OSU, Cameron served in a... Read more ›

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