Throughout the pandemic, Tulsa Public Schools has remained committed to bringing students back to in-person learning. Last night, our Board of Education began deliberating and taking action on our district’s mode of learning for the second quarter of the school year.
Early Wednesday morning, the Board of Education made the decision to have students in pre-kindergarten and kindergarten return to in-person classes on Monday, Nov. 9. The Board also decided that elementary students in grades 1-3 will return to in-person classes on Monday, Nov. 16. Elementary students in grades 4 and 5 will return to in-person classes on Monday, Nov. 30. Students who are in the 6th grade at an elementary school will also return on Monday, Nov. 30.
Wednesdays will continue to be distance learning days for students.
We will, of course, continue to closely monitor conditions around health and safety in our schools both during this shift and continuously across the year.
The Board made the decision to continue discussions about the mode of learning for students in middle, junior high, and high school at its next meeting on Monday, Oct. 19.
Even as the district shifts to in-person learning, families who would prefer to keep their children home can continue in the distance learning mode. Students who are registered in Tulsa Virtual Academy may also remain in distance learning for the rest of the school year.
We will be sending out more information to parents, teachers, and support professionals in the next few days.