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School begins August 1st, 2019.

We look forward to seeing our students back in class on time on Wednesday, August 21, 2019! This back to school page is your hub for all of the news and information you need to prepare for a great start to the 2019-2020 school year. We encourage you to bookmark this page and check back often for updates! Starting on August 1, follow #TPSBack2School on the Tulsa Public Schools FacebookTwitter, and Instagram pages to stay up to date on the new school year.



Back to School Resources

Attendance/Bell Times

Good attendance is one of the most important factors in the academic success of your child. Please have your child at school every day possible.

1 - 7 : Monday, *Thursday

1 through 7 : Monday, *Thursday

1st hour 8:30  AM 9:30 AM  
2nd hour  9:35  AM 10:25 AM  
3rd hour 10:30 AM 11:20 AM  
4th hour 11:20   AM 11:50 AM A Lunch
  11:55 AM 12:50 PM A Class
  11:25 AM 11:50 AM B Class
  11:50 AM 12:20 PM B Lunch
  12:25 PM 12:50 PM B Class
  11:25 AM 12:20 PM C Class
  12:20 PM 12:50 PM C Lunch
5th hour  12:55 PM 1:45  PM  
6th hour  1:50 PM 2:40  PM  
7th hour  2:45 PM 3:35  PM  

*1-7 Thursday schedule if no Advisory

Block: Tuesday (1-3-5-7); Wednesday (2-4-6-7)

Block: Tue. (1-3-5-7); Wed. (2-4-6-7)

1st/2nd hour 8:30  AM 10:20 AM  
3rd/4th hour  10:25  AM 11:05 AM A Class
  11:05 AM 11:35 AM A Lunch
  11:40   AM 12:45 AM A Class
  10:25 AM 11:35 PM B Class
  11:35 AM 12:05 AM B Lunch
  12:10 AM 12:45 PM B Class
  12:15 PM 12:40 PM B Class
  10:25 AM 12:10 PM C Class
  12:15 PM 12:45 PM C Lunch
5th/6th hour  12:50 PM 2:35  PM  
7th hour 2:40 PM 3:35  PM  

Advisory/Activity/Pep Assembly

Activity/Advisory/pep assembly

1st hour 8:30  AM 9:15 AM  
2nd hour  9:20  AM 10:05 AM  
3rd hour 10:10 AM 10:55 AM  
4th hour 10:55   AM 11:20 AM A Lunch
  11:25 AM 12:15 PM A Class
  11:00 AM 11:20 AM B Class
  11:20 AM 11:45 PM B Lunch
  11:50 PM 12:15 PM B Class
  11:00 AM 11:50 PM C Class
  11:50 PM 12:15 PM C Lunch
5th hour 12:20 PM 1:05  PM  
6th hour 1:10 PM 1:55  PM  
Activity/Advisory/Pep Assembly 2:00 PM 2:45 PM  
7th hour 2:50 PM 3:35 PM  



1st hour 8:30  AM 9:10 AM  
1st hour Assembly/2nd hour  9:15  AM 10:05 AM  
2nd hour Assembly/2nd hour 10:15 AM 11:05 AM  
3rd hour 11:10   AM 11:50 AM  
4th hour 11:50 AM 12:15 PM A Lunch
  12:20 AM 1:05 AM A Class
  11:55 AM 12:15 PM B Class
  12:15 PM 12:40 PM B Lunch
  12:45 PM 1:05 PM B Class
  11:55 PM 12:40 PM C Class
  12:40 PM 1:05  PM C Lunch
5th hour 1:10 PM 1:55  PM  
6th hour 2:00 PM 2:45 PM  
7th hour 2:50 PM 3:35 PM  

Breakfast & Lunch

Free or Reduced Lunch:

  • Middle school and high school students must fill out an application every year to receive free or reduced meals.
    • Please fill out only one application per household. List all people that reside in your house on the application.
    • If you have any questions, please reach out to the Child Nutrition office or you can email us at

APPLY HERe for free or reduced price meals

Aplicación Para Comidas Gratuitas
Y De Precio Reducido


To prepay online for meals:

  • Visit Pay Fees
  • Follow instructions to set up an account and make payments

Early pick up from school

  • Make sure your school has the accurate list of persons approved for picking up your child from school.
  • Adults must present their photo ID pick up a student early.


When do I need to enroll my child?

  • If your child is going to be 4 years old on or before September 1
  • If your child is new to the district
  • If you have recently moved

How do I enroll my child?

Find your bus

Route Time Location
- - Bus routes for 2019-20 will be published on 8/1/2019. Please check back at that time!        

Who do I call if my child has not returned home from school on time?

  • First call the school
  • If you do not get an answer, call transportation at 918-833-8100  
  • Note: buses may run 10 minutes after the posted stop time

Who do talk to about transportation for students with special needs?

  • Call our special needs transportation representative at 918-833-8148 or
  • Note:  There is a 3-5 day processing window for all new applications.

TPS students in grades 9-12 can ride Metropolitan Tulsa Transit Authority buses for free any day of the week. Students must present a valid TPS student I.D. Check times using the MTTA Trip Planner at Contact or call 918-582-2100 for additional information.


  • Visit Health & Wellness
  • Includes required immunizations, health forms and tips for maintaining good health

Amanda Meldrum

Dates and information for free immunizations.
Dates and information for free immunizations.

School Safety

See. Hear. Share.  Call 918-480-SAFE or share with a trusted adult.


You can help keep your school community safe. If you see or hear something concerning, call 918-480-SAFE (7233) or share with a trusted adult.


  • Visit our Student and School Safety page for more information.
  • Make sure your child's school has your accurate emergency contact information.
  • Please obey traffic signs and stay alert when driving in a school zone.


For the 19-20 school year, we will use the SchoolMessenger communication system to keep our families updated. It gives us the ability to contact you by phone & text in the event of emergency weather closings and delayed starts. Make sure your contact information is up-to-date with your school and to opt-in to receive text messages, text "Yes" to 67587.

We use three guiding principles to make decisions about postponing or closing schools for inclement weather:

  • 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.
  • Parents and guardians must have adequate time to make arrangements for transportation or childcare.

School closings or delays are communicated widely through our website, social media, SchoolMessenger communication system, and local news outlets.

Learn more about our inclement weather procedures here.

Stay Connected

Make sure to follow us on social media for current events and updates to activities being held at Booker T!


If you are interested in joining the PTSA or volunteering at the school, click the link below to find out more!

Get Involved


For the 19-20 school year, we will use the SchoolMessenger communication system to keep our families updated. It gives us the ability to contact you by phone & text in the event of emergency weather closings and delayed starts. Make sure your contact information is up-to-date with your school and to opt-in to receive text messages, text "Yes" to 67587.

Be sure to sign up for Hornet Emails.

Student Grades & Records

To view your child’s grades, attendance and other information:

  • Parents - Student Grades
  • Select “Create Account” and provide requested information
  • Sign in using your created account and password
  • Student data, including class schedules, will be available Aug 21.

To request a transcript, visit Student Records/Transcripts.


Please bring a pencil and paper on the first day. Teachers will provide specific supply lists.


All Tulsa Public Schools students must be in compliance with TPS Board Policy 2601 and 2601-R.

If something is not specifically listed does not constitute a valid excuse for dressing in a manner contrary, or is not complimentary to, or respectful of the intent outlined by this uniform code. Students who elect not to conform to the dress and grooming rules set forth by the TPS Policy 2601 and 2601-R and the 2018-2019 BTW Uniform and Dress Code Policy will be subject to disciplinary actions and/or sanctions as defined by the TPS Behavior Response Plan.

  • Student ID badges must be worn and easily visible at all times.
  • Logos--BTW logos may be any size. Other logos may be no larger than 1 ½” (Polo, Izod, The North Face, etc.).
  • Special dress days will be announced ahead of time
  • Pull-over or Zipper Hoodies, Sweaters, Jackets, Vests, Cardigans, Blazers and any other outerwear must be school colors (orange, black, white or grey) with a uniform shirt worn underneath the outerwear.
  • Fleece wear and sweatshirts must be a solid color.
  • Any visible clothing that is altered beyond the manufacturer's original pattern or is stretch-to-fit clothing is not permitted
  • The true Hornet tradition is to wear orange and black every Friday!

For more information, read the complete Booker T. uniform policy.

Contact the school counselor if you need assistance getting uniforms.

Contact Us

Booker T. Washington
1514 E. Zion St.
Tulsa,  OK 74106

Dr. Melissa Woolridge

Sharon Lazdins
Assistant Principal

Matt Myers
Assistant Principal

Audra Bull
Assistant Principal

Click here to find out more about the leadership team.

Behavior Guide

Our student and family guide to success provides guidance for how school teams may respond to student behavioral issues. Our goal is to support our students in learning how to navigate challenging situations and make smart and productive decisions about how they respond so that they are prepared to be successful in college, careers, and life.

Student and Family Guide to Success

Student and Family Guide to Success
(Behavior Response Plan included)

Guía Familiar para el Éxito del Estudiante

Student Success Plan

The Student Success Plan is a way to help students make to plan to meet their goals to succeed at school and in life.  Teachers, counselors, and family work with the student to set academic and behavioral goals and ways in which to achieve them.

Download the Student Success Plan Template