From The Desk of Dr. Trice Butler

Superintendent, Wilburton Public Schools

August 2021 – Returning to Learn


From the Superintendent’s Desk:

August 2021


“We are all connected by a simple wish—to be visible, to be heard, to know that we matter.”
Vlada Mars

It is a tremendous blessing to know we will have the opportunity to be back in a traditional education setting this August. So, welcome back to a new and exciting school year at Wilburton Public Schools! Despite the current surge in the COVID-19 pandemic, our goals continue to focus on providing each student with a premier educational experience and a path to a fulfilling future, based on every child’s interests and needs. Our emphasis is to provide a balanced social, emotional, academic, and physical program through diverse curricular and extracurricular opportunities.

The WPS 2021-22 Return to Learn Plan is posted on the school’s website; however, please remember it is a “living” document and could be amended as we move through this school year. 
Maintaining a safe environment is always a top priority.

Please continue to follow all COVID-19 health and safety recommendations: 

  • Cleaning your hands often, either with soap and water for 20 seconds or a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. 
  • Avoiding close contact with people who are sick.
  • Putting distance between yourself and other people (at least 6 feet). 
  • Covering your mouth and nose with a cloth face covering when around others.
  • Covering your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. Clean your hands after throwing away the tissue. 
  • Cleaning and disinfecting frequently-touched objects and surfaces daily.

We have a great deal to accomplish. Our students’ success depends on our school communities. Thank you for being a part of Wilburton Public Schools and for advocating for your student, our students, and each other.


Dr. Trice Butler
Superintendent of Schools


“Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift of God, which is why we call it the present.”  Bill Keane