Mask expectations for students and adults
We are temporarily strengthening the mask expectation we have in place throughout our district. While our city is experiencing a surge in COVID-19 infection rates with the highly contagious Delta variant, our expectations for mask wearing are as follows:
- Effective Monday, August 30: All staff will wear masks while inside our buildings. The only exception will be for individuals who have a documented and approved medical exemption.
- Effective Tuesday, September 7: All students will wear masks while inside our buildings. The only exceptions are for students who have a documented and approved medical exemption or a district-approved exemption based on the educational or the social and emotional needs of the student. During the next week, we will be sharing details with our school communities regarding the specific expectations and possible exemptions regarding mask wearing.
Visit www.tulsaschools.org/safety for more information about our safety practices and protocols.
Keep schools safe with rapid testing
Help prevent the spread of COVID-19 by opting your child into our rapid testing program! This program helps to identify asymptomatic COVID-19 cases early and ensures that affected individuals are separated from others so that we can limit the spread of the virus. All students in grades pre-K-12 are eligible to opt-in to this optional program that is helping to keep our schools safe. Click here to opt in by creating an account on Project Beacon or click here to learn more about the program.
Update your child’s information for 2021-2022
New year - new information! Take a few minutes to log into SmartChoice at enroll.tulsaschools.org and complete your child’s Back to School Information Form. This form is designed to be “one-stop” where you can update your contact information, opt-in to COVID-19 rapid testing, and update the information that we use to make sure schools have access to Title I and state funding sources.
Emergency Rental Assistance Program
The Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) supports low- to moderate-income families with rental costs and utility bills. If you qualify for unemployment, have reduced household income, or experienced financial hardship related to the COVID-19 pandemic, you may be eligible for rental assistance. Families at risk of experiencing homelessness or who have a household income at or below 80 percent of the area median are also eligible.
To apply for rental assistance:
- Visit erap.restorehope.org to submit your application;
- Upload your documentation, including copies of your ID, utility bills, lease, and income or unemployment information;
- Check your email to see if you qualify, and the ERAP will work with your landlord and/or utility company to make payments on your behalf.
FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccination
Earlier this week, the US Food and Drug Administration approved the Pfizer vaccine for the prevention of COVID-19. COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective at preventing COVID-19, reduce the risk of spreading the virus that causes COVID-19, and are available free of charge for anyone ages 12 and older. Visit vaccinate.oklahoma.gov to schedule your appointment today.