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Back to School Tips


    Some families have had their students enrolled for months. If that’s not you, that is perfectly okay! OKCPS starts classes on August 11 and has staff ready to help get your students ready for the new year. 

    • Plan and prepare. Make sure your students have all the necessary items to start a new school year. This may mean uniforms* for your elementary students or some new clothes* for middle and high school kids.
    • Make sure students are enrolled. Easy enrollment can be completed online or at your student’s school.
    • Teach your students their personal information including their full name, address, parent’s phone number or name. This is especially important for bus riders.
    • Establish a bedtime routine that’s early morning friendly. Most kids need at least 8 hours of sleep, so if that’s a challenge, move their bedtime up.
    • Decide on a plan for meals. Will your kids eat breakfast and lunch at school? Or will they want breakfast beforehand? As a reminder, OKCPS is a CEP district, so all students receive meals at no cost.
    • OKCPS provides devices for all students. Work with your kids to make sure their devices are charged and ready to go every school day.
    • Get involved! OKCPS has many opportunities for caregivers to get involved in their student’s education.

    These are a few upcoming events:

    • Meet the Teacher - All Elementary Schools (including PreK centers) - August 9th from 4 - 6pm
    • 5th Grade Flyover - August 10th from 9am - noon
    • Freshman Orientation - August 10th from 7:25am-10:30am
    • Back to School Bash - August 13 from 11am - 4pm at Douglass High School. 
       - Free resources for families, including health screenings, immunizations, food, supplies etc
    • Open House  
       - August 22nd from 5-7pm for high schools
       - August 23rd from 5-7pm for middle schools

    All of these tips will help your students “Think Big” this upcoming school year!

    *Uniform and dress code information has been updated for the 2022-23 school year and can be found on the district website www.okcps.org/uniforms along with other important information.

Back to School Bash


    OKCPS will host two Back to School Bash community events to provide families with the information, resources and direct services they need for a successful school year. The goal of this event is to bring our community partners and families together to provide no-cost medical screenings, share after-school program options, family and health resources, host informational workshops and more!