Skip to main content

Message from the State Superintendent


Posted Date: 01/13/2021

Message from the State Superintendent

Important COVID-19 Vaccine Information for Teachers & Support Staff from State Superintendent Joy Hofmeister

Dear Educator,

The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) must prioritize when certain individuals and groups receive the COVID-19 vaccine because the state’s allotment of the vaccine, as is the case with all states, fluctuates from week to week. With school teachers and support staff in such critical positions, we are thankful that all school personnel are in Phase 2 of the state’s vaccine distribution.

As Oklahoma witnesses a surge in coronavirus cases, I urge you to take advantage of this opportunity. Regardless of where you reside in the state, you can schedule an appointment to receive the vaccine by going online to OSDH’s Vaccine Scheduler Portal at https://vaccinate.oklahoma.gov . This easy-to-use portal offers a questionnaire that helps determine your priority group for vaccination. Specifically, you will want to answer YES to the following question:

Are you a teacher, or a student age 16 and older, or a resident or administrative staff in an educational setting such as pre-K-12 schools, child care facilities, early childhood facilities, colleges, universities, career/vocational technology centers, or other post-secondary institution?

Moreover, it is possible that other factors might make you a candidate for vaccination even sooner. For example, Oklahomans age 65 or older can get the vaccine now. After this group, Oklahomans under 65 with specific medical conditions, such as diabetes or high blood pressure, will be eligible. Again, the portal will find the earliest you can receive the vaccine, and it will ensure you have the opportunity to schedule your appointment at a convenient location.

You can learn more about the vaccine here. We all know how the three W’s – wear a mask, wash your hands and watch your distance – are critical in beating COVID-19. Now, we have a fourth W—welcome the vaccine!

On behalf of all Oklahoma families, I want to thank you for your hard work and dedication especially during these extraordinary times.

Very sincerely,

Joy Hofmeister
State Superintendent of Public Instruction

District Announcement

Union COVID-19 Response Plan

View Union Public Schools' COVID-19 Response Plans to keep school open.

Return to School Plan: English / Spanish

Frequently Asked Questions: English / Spanish

See Case Counts (Updated Weekdays)

Visit our Coronavirus Section for details.

Need Help?

Union Public Schools

Free Meals

Union is offering free meals now through June 30. Details.

District Calendar

Upcoming Events

Share This Page

  • FB SHARE
  • Tweet Page

Contact Information

Union Public Schools
8506 E. 61st Street
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74133
Map
Map  
Phone: 918-357-4321

Current Weather

Current Condition: light rain

Temperature: 42.73˚F

Feels Like: 29.52˚F

Wind Speeds: 17.76mph

Weather humidity: 72%

Chance of Precipitation: 0.55%

District News

Board Report - January 19

Board Report - January 19
[read full article]
Posted Date: 01/20/2021
Source Page: District News

Board of Education Considers 2021-2022 School Calendar

Board of Education Considers 2021-2022 School Calendar
[read full article]
Posted Date: 01/20/2021
Source Page: District News

Chris McNeil Appointed To Represent Zone 2 on Board of Education

Chris McNeil Appointed To Represent Zone 2 on Board of Education
[read full article]
Posted Date: 01/20/2021
Source Page: District News

Early College High School Program Expanding; Program Rebranded as EDGE

Early College High School Program Expanding; Program Rebranded as EDGE
[read full article]
Posted Date: 01/20/2021
Source Page: District News

8th Graders: Apply for Early College High School

8th Graders: Apply for Early College High School
[read full article]
Posted Date: 01/20/2021
Source Page: District News

Campus Life

Top 12 Mr. & Miss Union Candidates Announced

Top 12 Mr. & Miss Union Candidates Announced
[read full article]
Posted Date: 01/20/2021
Source Page: Campus Life

Inauguration Broadcast for Kids

Inauguration Broadcast for Kids
[read full article]
Posted Date: 01/20/2021
Source Page: Campus Life

Boevers Offering Virtual After-School Programming

Boevers Offering Virtual After-School Programming
[read full article]
Posted Date: 01/20/2021
Source Page: Campus Life

JH Wrestling Sweeps To Become District Champs!

JH Wrestling Sweeps To Become District Champs!
[read full article]
Posted Date: 01/20/2021
Source Page: Campus Life

Union Wrestling Advances to OSSAA Dual State Tournament in March

Union Wrestling Advances to OSSAA Dual State Tournament in March
[read full article]
Posted Date: 01/20/2021
Source Page: Campus Life