TPS encourages families to prepare for new school year

TULSA, OK – The 2019-2020 school year begins on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, and Tulsa Public Schools is encouraging families to plan ahead for a strong start to the year. Back to school information for parents, students, and families is available on the district’s website at www.tulsaschools.org/backtoschool.

“We’ve got an exciting year of teaching and learning in store for our kids, and we’re eager to welcome Tulsa students and families back to school on August 21,” said Superintendent Deborah A. Gist. “We hope that students will develop good attendance habits early in the year, and we encourage parents to talk with their children about the importance of getting to school on time every day. Students can fall behind even if they miss just a day or two every few months – every minute of learning matters.”

The district is reminding families to plan for the new school year by:

Enrolling before the school year begins by visiting www.tulsaschools.org/enroll or coming to the Enrollment Center at 2819 S. New Haven Ave between 8am and 4pm on weekdays. Families who are new to the district, have moved over the summer, or have a child who will be four years old on or before Sept. 1 should plan to enroll their children before August 21.

Visiting www.tulsaschools.org/backtoschool to find important information such as the school calendar, bell-times, bus routes, school supply lists, and information about uniforms for each school.

Staying updated on emergency weather closings and delayed starts by signing-up for new text alerts from Tulsa Public Schools by texting “Y” or “Yes” to 67587 to opt-in to text messages from Tulsa Public Schools.

The district is offering additional enrollment support services for families living in North Tulsa by hosting Enrollment Days in room 121 in the Alcott building located at 525 E 46th Street North. Enrollment supports will be available at Alcott on the following dates:
Thursday, August 8 from 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Tuesday, August 13 from 8 a.m. – noon.