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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.


The first two days of school for pre-kindergarten students are reserved for orientation and screenings (August 21-22). The first full day of school for all pre-kindergarten students is August 23, 2019. 

All schools will hold an orientation meeting to meet with pre-k students and their families on the first day of school (August 21, 2019).

This is an attendance requirement. Students who do not attend the orientation meeting or their scheduled assessment/screening meeting (regardless of date scheduled) must be counted absent as they cannot count in the school membership until they attend school.

The pre-kindergarten screening assessment will be held on the first two instructional days of the 2019-2020 school year, by appointment. All pre-kindergarten students should be scheduled for a 30 minute screening assessment on August 21 OR August 22, which will be conducted 1:1 by their teacher.


 

Enroll

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

Bus stops

 

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

  • First call your child’s 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 csctrans@tulsaschools.org.
  • Note:  There is a 3-5 day processing window for all new applications

Health/Immunizations

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

Uniforms

Polo Shirt

  • Polo shirts can be long sleeve or short sleeve
  • No t-shirts, or sleeveless shirts. All shirts must have collars
  • No writing, logos, stripes, or patterns
  • Shirts must be tucked into pants or shorts
  • Any red, navy blue white, light blue, pastel yellow, and pastel pink

Pants & Shorts

  • example of khaki shorts
    example of black pant
    No cargo pants/shorts
  • No jeans
  • Pants should fit properly in all areas.
  • Shorts must extend below the fingertips when the child is standing with hands to their sides
  • Navy, khaki, or black

Dresses, Skirts & Jumpers

  • Length must extend below the fingertips when the child is standing with hands to their sides.
  • Jumpers must have a collared shirt underneath
  • No writing, logos, stripes, or patterns
  • Navy, khaki, black, Grissom plaid

 


Shoes

  • All shoes need to be athletic style shoes
  • No boots, sandals, flip flops, ballet shoes, shoes with a heel, dress shoes, ballet flats, rain boots
  • Shoes with lights, games, or sounds are not allowed
  • Any color

Jackets & Coats

  • Hoodies and sweatshirt must be Grissom Spiritwear or solid colors
  • Heavy coats need to stay in lockers
  • Teachers may have students put their jacket in their locker if it becomes a distraction
  • Plain red, navy blue, black, white, or heather gray 

Tights, Leggings & Accessories

  • Tights/leggings should be worn under a skirt or dress
  • They are not to be worn as pants alone
  • Hair accesories must be uniform color
  • Solid red, navy blue, or white only
  • No patterns

Contact the school counselor if you need assistance getting uniforms. For more information on Grissom's uniform policy please visit the link below. 

Grissom Uniform Policy 

Attendance/Bell Times

           Bell Times

Opening Bell 7:30 a.m.
Dismissal Bell 2:35 p.m.

 

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.

Stay Connected

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

 

If you are interested in getting involved at the school, click the link below to find out how!

Get Involved

SchoolMessenger:

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.

Supplies

Pre Kindergarten

  • 2 Pocket Plastic Folders (any color)
  • 1 (2-pack) Glue Sticks
  • 1 pair of Scissors (Fiskars brand preferred)
  • 2 boxes – 24 ct. Crayola Crayons
  • 1 Rest Mat (Measures 1” x 19” x 45” and Tri-Folds to 4” x 11” x 19”) Any larger and it does not fit on our shelf.
  • 1 set Child-sized earbuds
  • 3 boxes Kleenex
  • 2 lg. containers Clorox Wipes
  • 1 box Ziplock gallon baggies (Girls)
  • 1 box Ziplock quart baggies (Boys)

Mrs. Pugh requests:

  • 1 Yoga mat (instead of the rest mat above)
  • 1 ½ in. binder

Kindergarten

  • 2 24 Ct. crayons (Crayola preferred)
  • 1 Primary Composition books (60 page)
  • 1 Zippered pencil bag (no boxes)
  • 10 Glue sticks
  • 1 Set of child-size earbuds or headphones (student choice)
  • 2 Pink erasers

When purchasing backpacks please remember they must be able to fit into lockers and NOT have rollers or wheels.

Additional Classroom Wish List – please choose 2:

  • 3 Boxes of tissues
  • 1 Containers of clean-up wipes
  • 1 Box quart or sandwich sized zipper bags
  • 1 Tub baby wipes
  • 1 Package 4 ct. playdough (any colors)
  • 1 Package small dixie paper cups    
  • 1 Package 24 count pencils
  • 1 Package small brown paper sacks

First Grade

  • 3 Plastic Folders, no brads, 1 green, 1 yellow & 1 red

  • 1 Blunt end scissor

  • 2 24 Ct. crayons (Crayola preferred)

  • 2 Mead primary journals (preferred brand) NO SPIRALS!

  • 1 Pencil box (8”x5”)

  • 6 Pink erasers

  • 5 Glue sticks

  • 24 Pencils – wood # =2 (Ticonderoga preferred)

  • 5 “Expo” dry erase markers, black only (low odor)

1 Pair child-sized headphones or earbuds

 When purchasing backpacks please remember they must be able to fit into lockers and NOT have rollers or wheels.

Additional Classroom Wish List:

ALL STUDENTS:                      

  • 2 Boxes 144 Ct tissue
  • 3 Containers clean-up wipes (Lysol or Clorox)

BOYS please bring                  

  • 1 Box gallon size baggies

GIRLS please bring                 

  • 1 Box quart size baggies

Second Grade

  • 4 4 Folders with brads (4 green) 
  • 2 5" Blunt end scissors 
  • 4 24 Ct. crayons (Crayola preferred) 
  • 2 boxes Colored Pencils 
  • 1 Art/Pencil box/bag (big enough to hold all supplies)
  • 8 Pink erasers 
  • 4 Package eraser caps 
  • 10 Glue sticks 
  • 60 Pencils - wood #2 (Ticonderoga preferred) 
  • 4 Wide Ruled Composition Notebooks (No picture spaces)
  • 2 Pair of over the ear headphones (NO earbuds) 

When purchasing backpacks please remember they must be able to fit into lockers and NOT have rollers or wheels.

Additional Classroom Wish List: 

  • Tissues
  • Clean-up wipes

Third Grade

  • 72 #2 pencils (Ticonderoga preferred)
  • 1 12”X7.5” cloth zippered pencil bag (anything smaller won’t work) you can find this at Wal-Mart in the art supplies.
  • 1 Personal pencil sharpener (must catch shavings)
  • 24 Glue Sticks
  • 12 count crayons (Crayola preferred)
  • 2 24 count colored pencils
  • 2 Package of 4-5 colored highlighters
  • 2 Packs Expo dry erase markers (low odor)
  • 1 5 inch scissors
  • 3 Pink erasers
  • 2 100 count lined index cards (200 total cards)
  • 4 Composition books college ruled (no spirals)
  • 4 Packages looseleaf notebook paper college ruled
  • 4 Boxes of tissues
  • 3 Containers of clean-up wipes
  • 1 Agenda that you purchase in the office at Grissom $5.00
  • Backpack that will fit into lockers (no wheels or rollers please)

Fourth Grade

  • 5 12 count boxes of #2 pencils, pre-sharpened (60 pencils)
  • 1 pencil box
  • 2 personal pencil sharpeners (must catch shavings)
  • 10 glue sticks
  • 4 Mead composition notebooks
  • 1 24 count box of Crayola crayons
  • 2 12 count boxes of Crayola colored pencils
  • 4 ultra-fine point Sharpies
  • 2 packages of pencil top erasers
  • 2 1" binders with clear cover insert on front
  • 1 pair of headphones or earbuds (student choice)
  • 1 package of red pens
  • 2 packages of wide-ruled notebook paper
  • 1 Expo set of black makers with wipe-off board eraser
  • 1 adult size scissors

Class Wish List:

  • 1 box of Kleenex
  • 1 container of sanitizing wipes

Each student is required to have an assignment book.  These will be available at the "Meet the Teacher" night. Suggested donation to defray costs is $5.00. Thank you!

When purchasing backpacks, please remember they must be able to fit into lockers and NOT have rollers or wheels.

Fifth Grade

  • 1 12 or 24 count colored pencils
  • 1 60 wooden #2 pencils
  • 1 12 count package of red pens
  • 7 plastic folders with pockets and brads (2 red, 2 blue, 1 green, 1 yellow, 1 purple)
  • 1 glue stick
  • 2 yellow highlighters
  • 2 wide-ruled spiral notebooks 70 count (1 red, 1 blue)
  • 1 large plastic pencil box or bag for personal supplies
  • 1 personal pencil sharpener (must catch shavings) - optional
  • 1 pink erasers
  • 2 boxes of blue Expo dry erase markers (low odor)
  • 1 set of earbuds or headphones (student choice) needed for class work

Class Wish List:

  • 1 or 2 Kleenex boxes
  • Boys - Ziploc bags (quart and/or gallon size)
  • Girls - Clorox wipes

NOTE: Students may want a protractor to have at home.

Each student is required to have an assignment book. These will be available at the "Meet the Teacher" night. Suggested donation to defray costs is $5.00. Thank you!

When purchasing backpacks, please remember they must be able to fit into lockers and NOT have rollers or wheels.
 

Breakfast & Lunch

To prepay online for meals:

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

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 21st.

To request a transcript, visit Student Records/Transcripts.

School Safety

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

SEE. HEAR. SHARE.

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.

REPORT AN INCIDENT HERE.

  • 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.

SchoolMessenger:

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.

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.
  • See TPS Regulation 2117-R: STUDENT PICKUP DURING THE SCHOOL DAY

Grissom Pick up - drop off information


Grissom Parking Lot Procedures:

ALWAYS

  1. Watch for children.
  2. Go slow.
  3. Be courteous. Use words to help and horns only for emergencies.

BEFORE SCHOOL

  1. Keep the steps clear of cars. Drop off at the sidewalk north or south of the steps.
  2. Park in the lot, not at the curb. Unattended cars at the curb block traffic and slow down drop-off.
  3. Get here early. By 7:35, the drop-off zone will be crowded. By 7:40, your child will be late to class.

AFTER SCHOOL

  1. Do not park in the bus loading zone at the far south end of the building. It is marked. Thank you.
  2. Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd Grade all pick up NORTH of the steps. Stay in the INSIDE lane. Pick up at the CURB.
  3. 4th, 5th, 6th, and Pre-kindergarten pick up SOUTH of the steps. Stay in the MIDDLE lane until you reach the steps. Pick up at the CURB.
  4. Park in the lot, not at the curb. Unattended cars at the curb block traffic and slow down pick-up.
  5. Keep the steps clear of cars. Pick up at the sidewalk north or south of the steps.
  6. You can always park in the lot or on a side street and walk to pick up your child. It can be quicker than waiting in line in your car and helps keep the lot safe and less congested.
diagram of Grissom parking lot procedures

 

Grissom Elementary School
6646 S. 73 E. Ave.
Tulsa, OK  74133
918-833-9460

Brent Rowland
Principal
rowlabr2@tulsaschools.org

Click here to learn 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