Getting to School
Every minute of your child's learning day is important. Good attendance is vital to the academic success of every student. Thank you for valuing your children's learning time as much as we do by having them at school on time, all day, every day. If you need to report an absence, call the school office at 918-746-9320 by 8:00 a.m.
- Arrival & Dismissal
- Bicycles, Scooters, Skateboards, Rollerblades
- Bus Routes
- Field Trips
- Parking Lot
Arrival & Dismissal
Every day the doors open at 7:00 a.m. When students arrive they will go to the gym where they are supervised until 7:20 a.m. At 7:20 a.m., students will be allowed to enter the hallway and walk to their classrooms. “Breakfast in the Classroom” is free to all Celia Clinton students and is served from 7:20 – 7:50 a.m. In order for your children to receive breakfast in the classroom, they need to be on time.
Students should not arrive on campus before 7:00 a.m. Thank you for your cooperation and attention in this matter.
Dismissal begins at 2:35 p.m. All families will receive two (2) dismissal tags at the beginning of the year. These tags are the only way students will be released.
Dismissal procedures are as follows:
- When picking up students at dismissal, drive down Queen on the north side of Celia Clinton, take the street dividing Celia Clinton and Educare and enter the school parking lot from Seminole.
- Please notice this is a one-way parking lot. Please follow posted signs and traffic flow. Please do not get out of your vehicle.
- Display your dismissal tag on your dashboard or visible to staff.
- Continue to follow the flow of traffic.
- Students are delivered to your car.
- Walk to the designated walker exit.
- Hold up your dismissal tag.
- Students will exit the building.
Students remaining at school for any after school activity will remain with their class during dismissal.
Lost or Replacement Dismissal Tags:
Dismissal tags can only be given to families by our parent facilitator. If you have lost or need a replacement tag please make plans to come into the office between 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. You will need to bring your valid, unexpired ID to receive a replacement tag.
We understand that there are times when you must pick up your child, however, the expectation is that each student is in class all day. Every minute in class is important to your child’s education and success. Please try to avoid picking up your child unless it is for an emergency. If you must pick up your student early, follow these procedures:
- Call ahead and give the student’s name, grade and teacher.
- When you arrive, come to the front office with your valid, unexpired, photo identification (School Board Policy 2117-R).
- Sign the student out as directed by office staff.
- Students will then be called down to the office ready to leave.
Early dismissal will not be permitted after 2:00 p.m. even with an appointment card. No student will be allowed to leave class without the office notifying the teacher. Parents are NOT allowed to go to a classroom to get their child.
If there is an occasion when your child must be checked out of school by someone other than the parent/guardian or persons listed as an emergency contact on the child’s contact list information, you will need to come to the office in advance and add that person to the current emergency contact and pick-up information. The person picking up your child will need to follow the above procedures in the office and show a valid, unexpired photo identification.
If the child returns to school the same day, the parent or guardian will need to walk the child into the building and sign them back in through the office. The office will give the student a pass to return to class.
On time all the time, every day every where.
Oklahoma Public Schools are in session a minimum of 180 days. Parents are responsible for their child's attendance. The policy is that children may be excused from school because of illness, death in the family or religious holidays.
Pleasure trips are classified as unexcused absences.
Every minute in class is important to your child’s education and success. While our goal is: On time, every day, all day, we understand there are times your child will be sick or unable to attend school. When this happens, call the school office at (918) 746-9320 by 8:00 a.m. Please provide a doctor’s note when your child returns to school following an absence.
If a child is absent for four (4) or more full or partial days within a four-week period or is absent for ten (10) or more full or partial days within a semester, the attendance clerk will notify the parent/guardian and immediately report such absences to the district attorney for truancy (pursuant to Title 10A of the Oklahoma Statutes 70-10-106).
Absence Make-Up Work:
A student absent fewer than two (2) days will receive all make-up work upon their return to school. You may call the office to request homework if your student is absent MORE THAN TWO DAYS. Students will have the same number of days to turn in missed work, as they were absent.
We appreciate the efforts you make to ensure your child is at school every day and on time. When students are tardy they miss out on breakfast, morning activities and critical learning. A student is considered tardy if they arrive after 7:30 a.m. Tardy students must have a pass from the office to be admitted to class. Excessive tardiness, excused or non-excused, will be reported to Pupil Accounting and truancy.
Bicycles, Scooters, Skateboards, Rollerblades
Students riding bicycles should follow safety rules while riding to and from school. All bicycles are parked at the bicycle rack during the school day, which is located by the north/main entrance. When at school, bicycles may not be ridden on the sidewalks. For your safety, it is recommended that you use locks on the bicycles when parked at school. Helmets are encouraged.
Scooters, skateboards, skates, and skate shoes (Heelies - even with the wheels removed) are prohibited at school.
We provide bus transportation for:
- Non-transfer elementary students living 1.5 miles or more from their school; and
- Non-transfer middle school or high school students living 2 miles or more from their school.
Buses may arrive up to 15 minutes after the scheduled stop time. Students should remain at the stop up to 15 minutes after the scheduled stop time. If students wait longer than 15 minutes, call 918-833-8100.
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Who do I call if my child has not returned home from school on time?
- First call the 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
All field trips must be approved by the principal. No field trips will be approved where students are transported in private vehicles. No student will be allowed on a field trip without a TPS permission form that is signed by a parent/guardian. Due to district policy, telephone permission for a trip is not acceptable.
If you are volunteering to be a chaperone on your student’s field trip, you must fill out volunteer form (found in the office). Younger siblings are not allowed on field trips. Also, when returning from a field trip we ask that you do not dismiss your child early from school as it will interrupt their instruction.
Please observe the "No Parking" signs. Parking is only allowed if your car is parked in a parking spot. Do not park on Seminole and exit your vehicle to retrieve children - this is a City of Tulsa street and TPD (Tulsa Police Department) often issues tickets to vehicles parked there. On Seminole, drivers must remain in their cars while waiting to pull into the school drop off/pick up area. Vehicles are allowed to wait on gravel surfaces only. Please do not drive on dirt or grass.
The parking lot on the west and east side of the school is reserved for our staff members only and is not a drop off or pick-up zone. Please abide by the posted “Staff Parking” signs that are located in these parking lots.
Observe the areas for handicapped parking. Please be courteous to parents, students or staff who need these parking spots.
Visitors to Celia Clinton are always welcome! Tulsa Public Schools has a policy that requires all parents, volunteers, and other visitors to check in at the office and obtain an identification badge/sticker. Please do not go to your child’s classroom without checking in with the office and obtaining a visitor’s badge. Classroom observations must be arranged with the principal 24 hours in advance.
Because visitors affect all children, we request that other children not be brought to a school visit. The prearranged visitations should be limited to 30-45 minutes.
|Opening Bell||7:30 a.m.|
|Dismissal Bell||2:35 p.m.|
Celia Clinton Elementary
1740 N. Harvard Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74115