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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.



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?


Lanier Supply List



  • 1 - Box of crayons (24 count)
  • 1 - Box of Tissue
  • 2 - Cans of playdoh
  • 1 - Tub of Clorox wipes
  • 1 - Bottle of hand sanitizer
  • 1 - Roll of paper towels
  • 1 - Pair of child-sized headphones for technology use (no earbuds please). These will be shared with all students in the classroom. Please do not label with your child's name. 
  • 1 - beach towel to lie on during rest time (Please label with name) - no blankets, pillows, or stuffed animals 
  • 1 - Backpack – No wheels – (Please label with name) - Please make sure it is a STANDARD sized backpack. Students will often have a folder, resting towel, lunch box, and jacket to take home. A standard sized backpack will help make sure they can get it all home easily. 


  • Colored copy paper
  • Gift cards to Wal-Mart or Target to purchase extra supplies throughout the year
  • Extra headphones
  • Extra snacks for those who forgot to bring them (peanut free please)


1 - Full-size backpack labeled with name.
3 - Boxes of Crayola Brand  small crayons (24 count)
1 - Three ring binder – 1 inch (Solid color only/no design)
2 - Plastic pocket folders without prongs – 1 red 1 blue
1 - Box of Kleenex
1 - Roll of paper towels (select-a-size)
1- Pair of headphones (not earbuds) for technology usage labeled with child’s name

Please do not put names on the supplies.  They are class supplies and will be used by all.

Wish List
-Individually wrapped snacks (animal crackers, pretzels, goldfish)
-$5.00 Target/Walmart Gift Cards (for supplies throughout the year)
-Copy Paper

1st Grade


  • 1 - Backpack (No Wheels)
  • 1 - Box of markers (Crayola Brand – 8 count Classic Colors)
  • 1 - Package of pencils (Ticonderoga Brand/Pre-Sharpened)
  • 1 - School Supply Box
  • 1 - Bottle of Elmer’s School Glue
  • 1 - Plastic Pocket Folder
  • 1 - Package of Copy Paper
  • 1 - Box of Crayola Brand – 24 count Crayons
  • 2 - Boxes of Tissue
  • 6 - Sticks of Elmer’s Brand Glue Sticks
  • 1 - Pair of headphones for technology usage (no earbuds please)

Please bring one or more of the following:

  • Clorox Wipes
  • Sidewalk Chalk
  • Play-doh
  • Paper Towels
  • Ziploc Bags (gallon size with slide lock)

(Please do not label supplies with student names)

2nd Grade

1 - Backpack – no wheels
1 - School supply box
2 - Single color spirals
5 - Plastic folders with brads in the center
3 - Composition notebooks (single color)
2 - Boxes of 24 count crayons
2 - Boxes of markers (10 count)
4 - Packages of 24 count pre-sharpened Ticonderoga pencils
1 - 2 pack of glue sticks
1 - 2 pack of paper towels
3 - Boxes Kleenex
1 - 16oz. Hand sanitizer
1 - 2 pack of pink erasers
1 Pair of earbuds for technology usage - please place in a baggie with child's name

(Please do not label supplies with student name)

3rd Grade

4 – Large boxes of tissue
3 – 24 count Ticonderoga pencils
1 – Set long colored pencils (24 count)
1 - Small school box
1 – Package glue sticks
1 – Pair pointed tipped scissors
1 – Package of wide-ruled notebook paper
1 – Student dictionary with guide words
1 – Container of antibacterial wipes
1 – Purple folder with brads
1 – Blue folder with brads
1 – Green folder, with or without brads
1 – Red folder, with or without brads
1 – Yellow folder, with or without brads
1 - Folder of your choice for homework
1 – Pair of headphones for technology usage (no earbuds please)
4 AA batteries to be used in music class

No binders, and no individual sharpeners please

4th Grade

1 – Trapper keeper with zipper
1 – Plastic white Sterlite 12QT dish pan OR $3.00
1 - Supply box
3 – Large boxes of facial tissue
1 – Package 600 count, wide ruled, notebook paper
2 – 24 count Ticonderoga pencils
1 – Handheld pencil sharpener (to stay in supply box)
1 – 4 pack of Play-doh
2 – Large containers of antibacterial wipes
1 – Box of snack size storage bags (boys)
1 – Box of quart size storage bags (girls)
1 – Plastic folder with brads
1 – 25 count page protectors
2 – 12 count colored pencils (1 pkg stays in supply box)
2 – Package of markers
4 – Highlighters (1 pink, 1 yellow, 1 green, 1 blue)
1 – Package dry erase markers
1 – Pair of adult scissors
1 – Package of cap erasers
1 – Book :  “Tales of a 4th Grade Nothing” by Judy Blume
1 – Pair of earbuds for technology usage (please label with child's name)
4 AA batteries to be used in music class

1 – Extra package of pencils                                      
1 – Package of sheet protectors
1 - Extra package of dry erase markers                    
Extra Play-doh
1 - Ream of bright colored copy paper                     
Extra notebook paper

5th Grade

Trapper Keeper
3 - Large boxes of facial tissue
3 – 24 count Ticonderoga pencils
2 – Large containers antibacterial wipes
5 – Composition notebooks
1 – Package markers
1 – Pocket folder with brads
1 – Set of headphones or earbuds for technology usage
4 AA batteries to be used in music class

1 – Box of dry erase markers
1 – Box of Ziploc bags
1 – Roll of paper towels


Our school is blessed to receive donations every year from various sources. These donations provide more than enough in the way of glue, crayons, scissors, and other basic supplies for my classroom. I only have a few essential supplies that I require parents to provide:

1 Backpack (regular size)

2 Boxes of Tissues

1 Package of Disinfectant Wipes

1 Can of Disinfectant Spray

1 Roll of Paper Towels

1 Box of “Ziploc” bags (quart or gallon size)

Your student also needs the following things to help with daily needs:

  • Diapers/Pullups & baby wipes. If your child uses diapers / pull-ups, please send them. You may send them daily in the backpack (at least 2 per day) or send a pack to leave at school. Please send at least one wipes package/container as well.

  • Extra clothes. We need a shirt and pants/skirt left at school in case of accidents; if your child is potty-trained, please send a pair of underwear to leave as well.

  • Special Diet/Feeding. If your child has a special diet or uses a certain cup, utensils, etc., these will need to be sent daily to be used at school.

These supplies are NOT ESSENTIAL; they are things that we ask parents to send for everyone to use throughout the year.

  • Snacks (ex. Popcorn, animal crackers, graham crackers, dry cereal, etc.)

  • Art supplies (ex. Stickers, foam sheets, glitter, googly eyes, feathers, etc.)


Polo Shirt

  • Polo shirts can be long sleeve or short sleeve
  • No t-shirts, or sleeveless shirts. All shirts must have collars
  • No writing, logos, stripes, or patterns
  • Shirts can be red, blue white, black and gray

Pants & Shorts

  • example of khaki shorts
    example of black pant
    No cargo pants/shorts
  • No jeans
  • Pants should fit properly in all areas.
  • Shorts must extend below the fingertips when the child is standing with hands to their sides
  • Colors can be navy, khaki, tan, or black

Dresses, Skirts & Jumpers

  • Length must extend below the fingertips when the child is standing with hands to their sides.
  • Jumpers must have a collared shirt underneath
  • No writing, logos, stripes, or patterns
  • Colors can be navy, khaki, tan, or black



  • All shoes must have rubber soles. 
  • No open toed shoes. 
  • Rain boots are allowed, but please send a change of shoes to be worn during the school day.  
  • Shoes with lights, games, or sounds are not allowed
  • Any color

Jackets & Coats

  • Any light jacket may be worn in the classroom. 
  • Heavy coats need to stay in lockers
  • Teachers may have students put their jacket in their locker if it becomes a distraction
  • Any color

Tights & Leggings

  • Tights/leggings/jeggings should be worn under a skirt or dress
  • They are not to be worn as pants alone
  • Any color or pattern

Contact the school counselor if you need assistance getting uniforms. For more information on the Lanier Elementary Uniform Policy please use the link below. 


Pre-K Students

If your child is enrolled for pre-k at Lanier this fall, please see the important dates below...


Meet the Teacher (for the entire school) - Monday, August 20th from 4-6pm - This event is for you to find out which teacher your child has, meet that teacher, and check out our school. If possible, please bring your school supplies.

Pre-K Parent Meeting - Wednesday, August 22nd at 8:00am - The pre-k teachers will explain important topics about school such as meals, drop off, dismissal, dress code, communication, etc. At least one adult needs to be at the meeting. This is required in order for your child to attend pre-k at Lanier Elementary. Your pre-k student does not have to be at the meeting, but is welcome to attend. 

Pre-k Screenings - Wednesday, August 22nd and Thursday, August 23rd - You will sign your child up for one, twenty minute screening time during one of these days. Sign ups will be available at Meet the Teacher and the Pre-k Parent Meeting. This screening is required for all pre-k students.

First Day of Pre-k - Friday, August 24th - Please be aware that the rest of TPS begins school on Wednesday, August 22nd but pre-k students do not begin school until Friday, August 24th. This allows us the chance to assess our students and get to know them before they begin their first school experience.


If you have any questions or concerns, please free to email Mrs. Meryhew at

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.


Regular Schedule

Start Time 7:30 a.m.
Dismissal Bell 2:35 p.m.


Drop Off

Students will be going to Gym or Breakfast


  • Students coming from Indianapolis will Enter into our 1st and 2nd grade hallway


  • Students coming from Harvard will Enter into our main entrance

*Watch for heavy traffic during this time on Harvard. Safety First!  

*NO PARKING ON HARVARD ALLOWED!  Student MUST exit from passenger side of car when coming from Harvard.

Stay Connected

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


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.

Breakfast & Lunch

Lanier Breakfast & Lunch

Breakfast and lunch are available for FREE to all elementary students in TPS. No forms are required. Though we do encourage parents to still fill out the Free & Reduced lunch applications as it helps our school receive funding. 

Breakfast is served in the cafeteria beginning at 7:00am. 

Lunch is served at different times. Please call the school to find out what time your students eats lunch. 


  • 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.

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.

Find your bus

School bus stop location

Buses load and unload on Indianapolis Street.

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.


Lanier Elementary
1727 South Harvard Avenue
Tulsa, OK 74112

Betty Adams

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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)

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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