We are thrilled to officially welcome you to Bixby Public Schools in a few short weeks! For now, it’s important we share an update with you relative to the status of your child’s Pre-K placement for the upcoming 22-23 school year.
The district is currently reviewing enrollment data with plans to communicate Pre-K placement confirmations via email no later than May 20th.
We’d like to take this opportunity to extend our sincerest apologies for the technical difficulties many of you experienced during enrollment. We greatly regret the challenges families faced in navigating what was planned to be a user-friendly, straightforward process. Our "dry run," completed the week prior, did not indicate any problems so the technical issues that occurred with PowerSchool caught us very much by surprise. We truly apologize for any unnecessary stress caused by these glitches. Also, we would be remiss not to recognize the kindness, grace, and patience extended by so many families as our enrollment team fielded hundreds of phone calls, visits, and emails. Amidst all of the difficulty, it was truly a profound reminder of how wonderful the Bixby Community truly is, and for that, we are very grateful.
Due to these challenges, the district has modified the procedures by which we will place Pre-K students. As you can imagine, opportunity would not be equitable to all families for the district to use timestamps for placement determinations due to the aforementioned technical difficulties. Therefore, in the event there is insufficient capacity at a school site, our enrollment team will use a lottery system to determine placements.
The district will make every effort to accommodate all students wishing to attend Pre-K at BPS. However, due to capacity, this placement is not always available at the student’s home school site. In this case, families will be offered a placement at an alternate school site in the district. It is important to keep in mind that Pre-K is a one year placement and ALL students will attend Kindergarten at their home school site regardless of their Pre-K placement.
The confirmation coming your way soon will indicate one of three scenarios:
Placement at your home school site
Placement at an alternate school site
Placement on the district’s Pre-K waitlist
We look forward to sending confirmations very soon! In the meantime, if we can assist you in any way, please do not hesitate to reach out.
BPS Enrollment Team