Tulsa Public Schools kicks off school-based summer programming

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Published: 07/06/2021, 1:41 PM

(TULSA, Okla.) Starting Tuesday, Tulsa Public Schools is welcoming students back for a month of fun and engaging programs and activities. Summer programs will run through Friday, July 30 at schools across the district. 

The district has more than 11,000 students enrolled in its summer programs, and all students will receive transportation, breakfast, and lunch free of charge. Information about program schedules and bus routes is available at www.tulsaschools.org/summer.

“Our school teams have been working so hard to ensure that our students have an amazing summer experience,” said Superintendent Deborah A. Gist. “This is an exciting opportunity to think differently about how we are serving and supporting Tulsa children and families even when school is not in session, and we are so excited to kick off our summer day-camps!”

July school-based summer programming is part of the district’s Ready. Set. Summer! initiative: a full summer of seamless fun and educational experiences for all Tulsa Public Schools’ students. Unlike traditional summer learning, Ready. Set. Summer! is focused on helping young people recover from pandemic-related stress, disconnection, lack of engagement, and emotional trauma. Ready. Set. Summer! will help students regain the social and emotional footing to prepare them for the fall semester.

Gist said: “This is why we are so excited to provide students with the opportunity to attend our summer day-camps where they can explore their interests, improve their literacy and numeracy skills, and make connections with caring adults and with their peers.”

The district’s school-based summer programming ends on Friday, July 30. Visit www.tulsaschools.org/summer to find more information on Ready. Set. Summer!


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