Monday, Tulsa Public Schools held their first day of school for students who will be learning from home for the next nine weeks. Parents picked up school supplies needed to help students transition to full-time distance learning.
Parents at Patrick Henry Elementary School picked up supplies and meals that TPS has provided for every student.
“My son is here on a transfer so we live across town. So, coming every day to pick up is just not an option. It cuts too much time into the time that he should be learning," said Richelle Crosslin.
The beginning of each school week, Tulsa parents will pick up learning lessons, school supplies, and meals for their students.
“Each child will have three component bags. It will be frozen, refrigerated, and a dry good bag. It will meet all the requirements that the state regulates," said Shelia Russell.
You’ll need to bring your student’s ID with you to pick up the meals.
TPS Area Manager of Child Nutrition Shelia Russell said if you have kids that are 8th grade and younger that are enrolled at different schools you can pick up in one location.
"High schoolers have to go to the high school to receive their meals because of the requirements that they have to have to have a balanced meal with the state and federal requirements,” said Russell.
The school will provide two meals for each day of the school week.
“I’m a single parent and so it’s hard. I mean not that I wouldn’t find a way to feed my son, but this definitely takes a burden off my plate," said Crosslin.
Russell said not to worry if you couldn’t make it over to pick up the meals in time Monday, just contact your students school and you can pick it up another day.