This is a sad day for the Tulsa School of Arts and Sciences community; the fire at 2324 E 17th Street has been devastating. Our community is very strong and we will recover and rebuild together. Our number one goal is to get students back into classrooms and begin to get back to a sense of normalcy. At this time, this is our plan for the road ahead:
Tulsa Public School has graciously opened the doors to Sequoyah elementary and already begun an amazing transformation, cleaning and moving equipment for our use. Our staff will meet at the school this afternoon to make strategic decisions for our new location. We are asking that students and parents not come to the school this afternoon or evening so that we can prepare ourselves.
Tomorrow we are going to have school at Sequoyah starting at 9:00 am. We will begin with a family meeting with all of the staff and students, then time to meet and talk about the future with their advisers and teachers. School will let out at 2:50. We will determine tomorrow if we will have school on Friday and will let everyone know by 2:50 via TSASNotes and Facebook.
There are a lot of questions and an overwhelming outpouring of support. We’ll have more information about how the Tulsa Community can help as soon as possible. We anticipate a public meeting in the near future.
We have said many times in the moving process that the school is not a building, but it is a community. This has never been more true than today. We will rise like our beloved phoenix from this fire together thanks to that community support.
We Are TSAS!