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October 4, 2023: Parent Update

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Three Things [Elementary]:

  • Sign-up today for Fall Break Camp!
  • See how your student is doing - register now on PowerSchool
  • Refer someone to work at Tulsa Public Schools – or apply for a job yourself today!

Three Things [Secondary]

  • Seal of Biliteracy – students apply by October 13th
  • SAT and other Testing Updates for 2023-24
  • See how your student is doing - register now on PowerSchool

 Fall Break Camp (October 18-20) – Sign up today! [Elementary]

TPS Before and After Learning is hosting a Fall Break Camp October 18-20 at Hoover Elementary! Programming will run from 7:30 am - 5:30 pm all three days (Wednesday - Friday). Enrollment is open for all TPS Students Pre-K through 5th grade. The rate is $90 for camp, and DHS, Cherokee Nation and Muscogee Nation subsidies are accepted! TPS Employees receive a 25% discount.

Registration is on a first come basis. Sign-up today to make sure you get a spot!

Register here on MySchoolBucks:

(You will need your child’s student ID to create an account)

If you have any questions about the process, please call 918-833-9573. Families can also email Jackie Kelley at

Apply to earn the Seal of Biliteracy [Secondary]

The Seal of Biliteracy encourages students to study languages and prepares students with 21st-century skills that will benefit them in the labor market and global society. Earning the Tulsa Public Schools Seal of Biliteracy certifies a student’s literacy skills in multiple languages – skills that are attractive to employers and college admissions offices.

This prestigious honor goes to students who demonstrate proficiency in more than one language. See our website for qualification requirements and application information. Student application is due Friday, October 13rd.

Beginning this school year, students in grades 10, 11, and 12 may apply to test for the Seal of Biliteracy. For more information, go to or send an email with any questions.

SAT/ACT and other Testing Updates for 2023-24 [Secondary]

Please note the following testing requirements and opportunities for Tulsa Public Schools Students:

  • This spring (April 2024), all 11th graders will take the ACT to fulfill their graduation requirements for English Language Arts and Math state testing.
  • Current Grade 11 students can also take the digital SAT at no cost to students or families in the fall semester of 2024, during their 12th grade year.
    • Because your student will likely have taken the PSAT/NMSQT College Board assessments in both their 10th and 11th grade years, taking the SAT as a 12th grader allows both you and your student to track their growth and progress over time.
    • Through participation in College Board assessments like the PSAT/NMSQT and the SAT, students can opt into scholarship opportunities, access unlimited free SAT score sends as well as college application fee waivers, and get connected with college and career resources.
    • Students can download College Board’s new free app (English / Spanish) as one way to quickly access these benefits.

Offering the SAT during a school day in the fall of 12th grade removes certain barriers that students may face during weekend testing (work obligations, athletic or other extracurricular activities, transportation, etc.) and ensures that students receive scores in plenty of time to apply for college.

Parent guides for the digital SAT are available in both English and Spanish.

More information about the SAT for 12th graders will be shared in the fall of 2024. 

See how your student(s) are doing in their classes – sign-up for PowerSchool!

We encourage all families to monitor PowerSchool and speak with their students about their class performance. Parent/Teacher conferences are scheduled for October 16th and 17th, but it is never too early to check on student progress.

Attached are directions for both PowerSchool and Canvas (Canvas provides an easy way for you to know what your student is learning and doing in their classes).

Key Dates

  • October 18-20: Fall Break – No School for Students
  • Fall Break Camp (October 18-20) – TPS Before and After Learning is hosting a Fall Break Camp at Hoover Elementary! Open to grades Pre-K - 5. 7:30 am - 5:30 pm all three days
  • Lights On Afterschool: October 26 evening; students and families participating in (or interested in) afterschool and extended learning activities

Seen around our district

  • HISPANIC HERITAGE FESTIVAL Tulsa Public Schools’ 2nd annual Hispanic Heritage Festival at the Gathering Place featured lots of impressive performances by Latin dance groups and students from around the district.
  • BOOKER T. WASHINGTON HIGH SCHOOL Among other recent awards, Tulsa Public Schools’ Booker T Washington High School was selected as a 2023 Blue Ribbon school by the U.S. Department of Education.
  • BEYOND HIGH SCHOOL FAIR Members of our Postsecondary Readiness team held Tulsa Public Schools’ 11th annual Beyond High School College and Career Fair at the Reynolds Center last week, which was open to all TPS high school students

Team Tulsa is hiring! We have full- and part-time roles available throughout the district. Visit to learn more and apply today.

Refer someone to work at Tulsa Public Schools!

Make a difference by making a referral! As a valued member of the Tulsa Public Schools Community, your input means a lot to us! We know that you know fantastic and talented people, and we'd love the opportunity to recruit your friends and family members to work with our district!  Sharing your personal and professional networks helps to ensure we recruit the best of the best! With a wide variety of teaching opportunities as well as district support roles outside the classroom, Tulsa Public School is… One Team- Unlimited Possibilities! If you know of anyone who might be looking for a new opportunity and would be a good fit at Tulsa Public Schools, please fill out this form:

Thanks to federal recovery funds, we were able to invest in air quality improvements in our buildings, Ready. Set. Summer! programming, and enrichment programs to address learning loss. Learn more about ESSER (federal recovery) funding here.

Tulsa Public Schools students lead through literacy, are empowered through experience, and contribute to their community. We honor the diversity, creativity, and passion of our students, elevating every student to be designers of their destiny. Learn more about Pathways to Opportunity, our plan for the next five years.

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