Tulsa MET JH & HS
September 6, 2021 Newsletter
Greetings Tulsa MET families,
Tulsa MET families,
Last week was hectic! Having three of our advisors/teachers rebalanced to a new school created many changes within the school day.
Tuesday morning every student will receive an updated schedule during first period. Our academic counselor, Ms. Heather, has been working diligently to adjust student schedules, while ensuring students are enrolled in courses needed to graduate.
Additionally, we strive every day to ensure that all students are able to learn in a safe environment. Effective Tuesday, September 7: All students will wear masks while inside our buildings. The only exceptions are for students who have documented and approved medical exemption or a district-approved exemption based on the educational or the social and emotional needs of the student.
Thank you for your patience during these changes.
If you have any questions, you may reach me at 918-746-9300 or at email@example.com.
Valarie Farrow, Tulsa MET JH & HS Principal
As you are aware, in Tulsa Public Schools, we expect all students and team members to wear masks while in our buildings. This has been the case since we started school, and I am proud that the vast majority of our team members and students are keeping each other safe by wearing masks each day.
Now that we have completed our first full week of classes and given the current surge of COVID cases, we are working with our team to understand how to continue improving our safety protocols. Using feedback from our team, we have developed and want to share with you a temporary strengthening of the mask expectation we have in place throughout our district. It is critical that we do everything possible to keep our students and teachers together, safely, and in person in our schools, and masks are a critical way to sustain the safe, in-school learning experience that our students need and deserve.
For now, 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.
We will continue to work closely with the Tulsa Health Department over the coming weeks to ensure that our safety practices stay tightly aligned with guidance from public health and medical professionals. We will also continue to listen to feedback from our school teams to make sure they have the clarity and support they need to keep your children safe.
Thank you for doing your part to protect our children and our city.
Deborah A. Gist
IN THE NEWS! Tulsa MET Bike Shop
September 7-30: Family Visits with Advisors (Virtual)
October: Parent/Teacher Conferences (Dates TBD)
October 11-12: Fall Break (No Classes)
October 13-15: Extended Learning Opportunities
November 22-26: Thanksgiving Break (No Classes)
December 10-17: Student Exhibitions (Parent/Guardian Attendance Required)
December 17: End First Semester
December 20-31: Winter Break (No Classes)
January 3: Teacher Professional Day (No Classes)
January 4: Begin Second Semester
Tulsa MET Transportation
Parents should view the Washington High School bus routes to determine the closest pick up/drop off points to their residence. Tulsa MET has a shuttle bus that picks our students up from Booker T. Washington High School in the morning and transports them to our site. In the afternoon, the shuttle bus transports Tulsa MET students back to Booker T. Washington High School, where they load their bus to their drop off location.
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Tulsa MET Mission
- Provide challenging and flexible curriculum through personalized, student-driven, real world learning projects, supporting students as they discover and utilize their passions, interests, and talents.
- Empower students to succeed in achieving their personal, educational, and professional goals.
- Graduate students as proactive, self-sufficient problem solvers.
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