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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.



Back to School Resources

Attendance/Bell Times

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.

Period Time Length of time
1st/2nd hour 8:30 am- 10:00 am 90 minutes
3rd/4th Hour 10:05 am- 11:35 am 90 minutes
5th/6th hour 11:40 am- 2:10 pm 150 minutes
Lunch A 11:40 am- 12:40 pm 60 minutes
lunch B 1:10 pm- 2:10 pm 60 minutes
7th/8th Hour 2:15 pm- 3:45 pm 90 minutes

Breakfast & Lunch

Free or Reduced Lunch:

  • Middle school and high school students must fill out an application every year to receive free or reduced meals.
    • Please fill out only one application per household. List all people that reside in your house on the application.
    • If you have any questions, please reach out to the Child Nutrition office or you can email us at

APPLY HERe for free or reduced price meals

Aplicación Para Comidas Gratuitas
Y De Precio Reducido


To prepay online for meals:

  • Visit Pay Fees
  • Follow instructions to set up an account and make payments

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.


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

Route Time Location
- - Bus routes for 2019-20 will be published on 8/1/2019. Please check back at that time!        

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.

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.

TPS students in grades 9-12 can ride Metropolitan Tulsa Transit Authority buses for free any day of the week. Students must present a valid TPS student I.D. Check times using the MTTA Trip Planner at Contact or call 918-582-2100 for additional information.


  • 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.

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.

Stay Connected

Make sure to follow us on social media for current events and updates to activities being held at Hale!


If you are interested in joining the PTA or volunteering 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.

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 21.

To request a transcript, visit Student Records/Transcripts.


Each teacher will send home lists for supplies once school starts.


Nathan Hale High School does not require specific clothing for school wear. Student clothing should be appropriate to the learning environment and school guidelines. Those guidelines are listed below.

The following are not considered to be appropriate clothing for school dress:

  • Hats, scarves, headbands, shower caps, hairnets, bandannas or other forms of head covering that hinders facial recognition. (Hoodies may be worn, but will be considered inappropriate clothing if hood is worn on head)
  • Attire that reveals cleavage and/or the midriff area (male and female).
  • Fishnet tops, tank tops, muscle shirts, and straps less than three fingers in width (straps on both shoulders).
  • Dresses, skirts, or shorts less than fingertip length when arms are extended at the side.
  • Any attire that is a substantial disruption to the learning environment at the discretion of the site administrator(s).
  • Insignia, Monograms, Patches, Makeup, Tattoos, and Brands or other body decorations (whether temporary or permanent) that is a substantial distraction from the educational process or convey crude, vulgar, profane, violent, death-oriented, gang-oriented, sexually explicit or sexually suggestive messages or advertise tobacco, alcohol, illegal drug paraphernalia are not acceptable.

Please note the following two disclaimers:

  • Violation of these guidelines might require a change of clothes being brought to school and/or disciplinary action.
  • Changes may be made to the 2019-2020 dress code during the school year if deemed appropriate to maintain the learning environment by site administration.



Nathan Hale High School no tiene establecido una vestimenta específica para usar en la escuela. La forma de vestir del estudiante debe ser de acuerdo con el entorno educativo y las normas escolares. Estas normas se presentan a continuación:

Lo siguiente no se considera ropa apropiada para la vestimenta escolar:

  • Gorros, bufandas, cintillos, gorros para ducha, redecillas para el cabello, bandanas u otros accesorios que al cubrir la cabeza impidan el reconocimiento facial (se pueden usar sudaderas, pero no se considerará inapropiado el uso de la capucha sobre la cabeza).
  • Vestimentas que muestren escotes y/o el área del diafragma (hombres y mujeres).
  • Camisetas de malla, camisetas sin mangas y  con tirantes con menos de tres dedos de ancho (tirantes en ambos hombros).
  • Vestidos, faldas o shorts con una longitud menor a la extensión de la punta del dedo al extender los brazos a los lados.
  • Cualquier tipo de vestimenta que represente una sustancial distracción al entorno educativo a discreción del (los) administrador(es) de la institución.
  • No se permite el uso de Insignias, Monogramas, Parches, Maquillaje, Tatuajes y Marcas u otras decoraciones corporales (temporales o permanentes) que representen una distracción sustancial del proceso educativo o que transmitan mensajes groseros, vulgares, profanos, violentos, enfocados en la muerte, enfocados en pandillas, sexualmente explícitos o sugerentes o que promuevan el uso de tabaco, alcohol o drogas ilegales.  

Favor tenga en cuenta las siguientes dos cláusulas de exención de responsabilidad:  

  • La violación de estas normas podría requerir traer un cambio de ropa a la escuela y/o una acción disciplinaria.
  • Cambios al código de vestimenta 2019-2020 pueden ser realizados por parte de la administración de la institución durante el año escolar si se considera apropiado para mantener el entorno educativo.

Contact Us

Nathan Hale High School
6960 East 21st St
Tulsa, OK 74129

Dr. Sheila Riley 

Jackie Tolbert
Assistant Principal

Chad Beesley
Assistant Principal

Gina Cook
Assistant Principal

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