A letter from Principal Cross.
Peary Elementary teachers share a video to celebrate the current 6th graders move to middle school.
We recently received notice that SchoolWay will be retired as of July 1, 2019, so our schools will no longer be able to use it. Because of this, we are transitioning to SchoolMessenger.
Peary Elementary school is on the move. Tucked away inside a neighborhood on the city’s east side, the school has seen a dramatic increase in academics, attendance, and behavior. The staff and leadership of the school believe the main reason is the family atmosphere they strive to maintain in the building. “We’re the polar bear family,” explains Principal Tessa Cross. “We’re a family, it’s not ‘you’re the students, I’m the principal,’ we’re a family, I’m your momma bear and that’s seriously what we talk about. I’m momma bear.”
Reading and math scores are both up by double digits from the prior year and suspensions are down at Peary Elementary School.
Following the United States Department of Agriculture’s extension of several waivers related to student meals, Tulsa Public Schools will return to its summer meal service model on Monday, Sept. 14.
While our schools are in distance learning, attendance will be based on students logging into Canvas and doing their assignments. Attendance will be taken weekly using assignments completed between Monday morning and Sunday night.
Students in distance learning have the flexibility to complete assignments and virtual classes on the schedule that best meets the needs of each family. While distance learning will include Zoom-based “live” classes, all Zoom lessons will be recorded for students to watch at a later time.
Superintendent Gist shares a message about equity.
This afternoon, Tulsa Public Schools announced the district’s 2020-2021 Teacher of the Year. Superintendent Deborah A. Gist surprised Monroe Demonstration Academy teacher Laura Grisham at her school to name her as the 2020-2021 Tulsa Public Schools Teacher of the Year.