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Jan. 31: Information on potential bad weather | Information

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Good evening,

I guess you too are keeping a close eye on the weather forecast for this week. We wanted to make sure you know that we are working closely with the National Weather Service and the Tulsa Area Emergency Management Agency to monitor weather conditions. Based on the current forecast, we expect precipitation and a significant drop in temperature starting Wednesday. Rainfall and low temperatures are then expected to continue overnight, and forecasts point to likely hazardous road conditions on Thursday and Friday.

Given the possibility of a change in the forecast conditions, we have not yet made a decision regarding closures in the event of bad weather. Our commitment is to carefully consider the safety of your family and our team as well as the critical need for our students to be at school in person. We expect to make a decision no later than 10pm tomorrow, Tuesday February 1st, although we expect to have stable patterns by late afternoon and update you by early evening.

We make these bad weather announcements by:

  • Email and text message to our team members and families;

  • Publications on our website and on our Facebook and Twitter pages; and

  • Updates from local TV and radio.

With the high likelihood of significant adverse weather conditions, we want to ensure that our team members and their families have as much time as possible to prepare. There are some things you can do now to prepare for the weather:

  • If you don’t receive a bad weather update by tomorrow’s tee time, make sure your child brings home the supplies and devices they need for a day of remote learning;

  • Make sure we have a current mobile phone number for you – click here to update your details;

  • Have a back-up plan for childcare in the event of school closures; and

  • Contact 211 Eastern Oklahoma by phone at 2-1-1 or by texting your zip code to 898-211 if you need help with warm clothing, shelter, utility payments or other resources and services.

For more information on our weather response, visit www.tulsaschools.org/weather.

Better,

Deborah A. Gist, Superintendent