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Principal's Message

Welcome back! It is my pleasure to welcome you to the family of Barnes Elementary School for the 2021-2022 school year! Our building is already buzzing with excitement and anticipation for what is to come. We have an outstanding crew of educators that are eager to have the most fantastic year of learning, laughing, and growing as a school family! We have added several new ladies and gentlemen to our team of professional educators and I can’t wait for them to meet everyone!  

The work we do together always centers around providing a safe, motivating environment where learning is our priority! The partnership between school and home is a relationship that is critical to our student's success so we encourage your involvement and engagement! We are glad that things are “opening back up” for our in-person learning opportunities, and we will be embracing those opportunities, while still being mindful of the health and safety priority we have for our students and staff. Many activities and “extras” were not able to be scheduled last year. Please know that we will ease back into those things, and some may still have to be limited. Thank you in advance for your trust in us with these limitations, which won’t be forever. I hope that you will not hesitate to call our office 918-272-1153 for any questions or concerns that you may have. You are a valuable part of our team and we look forward to getting to know both you and your students!  
Know that we are prepared for excellence in student learning and OPS has crafted numerous documents with helpful information for parents to be in the know about things this school year. Please be sure to familiarize yourself with our Owasso Public Schools website.
Information will continue to be updated throughout the year. Additionally, official OPS communications will also be sent via email, and Barnes Facebook page will still keep you informed with happenings and reminders. We’ve got you covered!   
We are looking forward to an exciting, new school year! We’ve GOT this!