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Back-to-School Information, School Supplies for Start of the School Year

Back-to-School Information, School Supplies for Start of the School Year

MUSKOGEE, Okla. - Muskogee Public Schools has announced key dates and information regarding the start of the 2023-24 school year. Meet the Teacher events will take place throughout the district on Thursday, August 17 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The first day of class for all schools is Monday, August 21.

School Supplies

MPS will once again provide some school supplies to Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade students who attend a district school. Supply distribution will take place at each school site through the student’s homeroom classroom following the start of the school year.

MPS Johnson O’Malley Backpack and Supplies Giveaway

Muskogee Public Schools’ Johnson O’Malley students are invited to attend the 2023 JOM Backpack Giveaway at the New Tech building at Alice Robertson on Tuesday, August 8 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Wednesday, August 9 from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The event is open to MPS JOM students across all grade levels.

Parents will need to bring their student’s CDIB or Tribal Membership card or the parent's CDIB or Tribal Membership card IF the parent has at least 50% blood quantum. Parents will also be required to complete a 506 form and a survey once they arrive. Upon receipt of all three items the student will receive a free backpack and a box of school supplies.

District-Wide Dress Code and Tax Free Weekend

Muskogee Public Schools has a district-wide dress code. The dress code standardizes clothing and appearance expectations across all school sites. The 2023-24 MPS Dress Code has been published and is available online at the district’s website.

Oklahoma’s annual tax-free weekend begins on Friday, August 4 and ends Sunday, August 6. Certain clothing and shoe purchases are exempt from sales tax for this time period only. Qualified items are exempt from state, city, county and local municipality sales taxes.