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Back to School

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.



Emerson Montessori is a neighborhood school.  When students move into the neighborhood, their home school is Emerson unless they choose to opt out.    When students begin their journey at Emerson Montessori, we will work closely with both the student(s) and their family to transition into the Montessori classroom.  Each new family will be required to attend a new parent orientation within the first 30 days of entry.  

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
  • Note:  There is a 3-5 day processing window for all new applications


  • 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.


Emerson Uniform Policy


  • Colored, button down polo (no logo) in blue, yellow/gold.
  • Sweatshirts and sweaters /cardigans (no logo) must be uniform colors.
  • 1 undershirt may be worn, must be white and tucked.
  • School shirts may only be worn on Fridays .
    • No Hoodies or Vests


  • Slacks/Shorts/Skirts/Jumpers in Khaki or Navy
  • Shorts are to be worn under dresses during Physical Education.
  • Plain white, navy, black, khaki leggings can be worn under skirts .
  • Extremely tight shorts, pants (skinny jeans/skinny uniform pants) or excessively large or baggy clothing are not allowed. Pants and shorts shall be worn at the waist.
    • Leggings and dark colored jeans are not considered appropriate uniform pants.


  • Tennis shoes are encouraged, especially since all students attend gym class.
    • NO high heels, backless shoes, flip flops/house shoes, shower shoes, cleats, or roller shoes. 


  • Coats, hats, gloves, scarves, purses, backpacks, and fanny packs must be stored in student lockers. These items will not be allowed in the classrooms.
  • Hats, caps, curlers, sweatbands, bandanas, or scarves may not be worn within the school building unless prescribed by a physician and approved by the school administration.
  • Clear backpacks (preferred), no backpacks with wheels.
    • Please be mindful that student lockers are small. The lockers measure 10" in width and 10" in depth and 16" from backpack hook to base of locker.


Fridays are considered School Spirit Day! Students may wear their school t-shirt along with a pair of blue jeans.  Blue jeans must be in good repair with no holes, tears or stains. Cargos, leggings, overalls and jumpers are not permitted.   

Boy/Girl Scouts, Brownies or Daisies may wear their uniform vests or shirts on designated meeting days along with approved uniform bottoms.

Uniform Exchange

To serve the families at our school, we have started an “uniform exchange closet”.  At anytime during the year, families are welcome to drop off uniforms that no longer fit their child.  Families can also “purchase” uniform pieces with their parent involvement card.

Uniforms must be:

  • washed
  • no holes or tears
  • no stains 
  • zippers and buttons in good working order

The uniform exchange closet is overseen by the 4th grade students.

They will decide during the school year specific times of donation and selling.

Contact the school counselor if you need assistance getting uniforms. For more information on the Emerson uniforms please click the link below. 
Emerson Uniforms

Attendance/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 Emerson!


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

Get Involved


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.


2019-2020 School Year

pre-k and kindergarten

Montessori Supply List 2019-20
Montessori Children's House (Pre-K and Kindergarten)

Need list:

  • One Box of Tissues
  • One package of white copy paper
  • 12 count of color pencils (favorite choice is Prismacolor or other high quality pencils)
  • Zip lock bags (gallon, quart and snack size: 1 of each)
  • One package of baby wipes
  • Paper towels 

Change of uniform clothes, socks, and underpants in a zip lock bag with child's name. 
Free standing framed family picture (will be returned at the end of the school year)

Wish List:

  • Bar of hypoallergenic soap
  • Dish soap
  • Zip lock bags (gallon, quart, snack size: 2 or more)
  • One package of sponges without scrubber
  • Pack of white wash clothes
  • Package of white card stock
  • Safety Pins
  • Coffee Filters

Lower elementary

Lower Elementary Wish List
If possible, please bring supplies with your child's name written on them to student.
Phase in and Parent Orientation (First Years - August 19th, Returning Students: August 20th)


  • Kleenex
  • Roll of Paper Towels
  • 1-2 Canister of disinfectant wipes
  • 1 Bottle of Hand Sanitizer
  • 1 Package of White Copy Paper

Optional items to support our classroom environment and learning

  • Two, fabric pencil bags with zipper and three holes for binders. 
  • Extra uniform to leave in locker (labeled with name) 
  • Dish towels for drying (earth tones) 
  • Washcloths for cleaning (earth tones) 
  • A sweater or zip-up jacket in uniform colors (no logo or decoration) to wear in the school building if your child tends to get cold. 
  • Prisma Colored Pencils 
  • Glue sticks and/or Elmer's liquid glue 
  • Ziplock baggies (quart and gallon)
  • Magic Erasers 
  • Unscented laundry soap
  • Dish soap 

*If these supplies are a hardship for your family in any way, please let us know so we can assist.

Please be mindful when purchasing backpacks that they need to fit into the following parameters. Lockers measure 10" in width by 10" in depth and 16" from backpack hook to base of locker. They will also be hanging jackets therefore full size backpacks will not fit well. 

upper elementary

Upper Elementary Supply list 2019-20 

Kleenex (3) 
Hand sanitizer (3) 
Clorox wipes (2) 
Paper towels (3)

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.


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.


  • 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.


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.


Emerson Elementary
910 N. MLK Blvd.
Tulsa, OK 74106

Diane Beckham

Elizabeth Taylor

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