After an unusually mild fall, winter weather has arrived, and with it, the possibility of inclement weather conditions. While time spent in the classroom is integral to preparing students for academic success, students and staff must be able to get to and from school safely. Superintendent Deborah A. Gist explains, "Our most important responsibility is to keep our students safe and to keep our team members safe."
In inclement weather conditions, district staff use three guiding principles to decide emergency school closings.
1. Time spent in the classroom is integral to preparing students for academic success.
2. Students and staff must be able to get to and from school safely.
3. Parents and guardians must have adequate time to make arrangements for transportation or childcare.
Our staff closely monitor road and street conditions, weather forecasts and whether district parking lots, sidewalks and buildings can be cleared and safe for children and staff. When the decision is made to close schools due to inclement weather, announcements will be made no later than 5:30 a.m.For more information about inclement weather and school closings, visit: www.tulsaschools.org/weather_closing. For a list of snow day learning activities, visit www.tulsaschools.org/snowdaylearning.