Parental involvement is a combination of commitment and active participation on the part of parent to the school and to the student. As parents you can ensure that your child receives the benefits from parental involvement by staying up to date on what is happening in the classroom.
Tulsa Public Schools is committed to helping your child develop the academic knowledge and critical thinking he or she needs to succeed in school and beyond. As a result, these involvement opportunities empower parents to take action. By connecting parents to school officials, community members, other parents, knowledge, and powerful allies, these opportunities build bridges and networks that support schools and sustain whole communities.
Parent Involvement Facilitator
Hi! My name is Debbie Little, and I am the Parent Involvement Facilitator here at Webster High School. My job is to get parents involved in their child's education and to assist them in things they may need to help in their success. Please feel free to come visit my room (Room 105).
Parent Involvement Facilitator
DANIEL WEBSTER MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL PARENT INVOLVEMENT PLAN
Tulsa Public Schools shall promote parent involvement in all schools as mandated by Title I, Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 2015 (ESEA) and work as equal partners with parents in providing quality learning experiences for every student, every day, without exception.
The Board believes and acknowledges that parent involvement raises the academic achievement level of students. Additionally, parents become empowered, teacher morale improves and communities grow stronger when parents take an active role in educating their children. To this end, schools shall involve parents in the education of their children at all grades levels. The Superintendent or his/her designee shall provide coordination, technical assistance and other support necessary to assist all schools in planning and implementing effective parent involvement activities to improve student academic achievement and school performance. Public Law 107-110, ESEA; section 1118- Title I Parent Involvement establishes that to build capacity for parent involvement within schools, a district is to “develop jointly with, agree on with, and distribute to parents of participating children a written Parent Involvement Policy”.
Building Parents Capacity for Involvement
The Board believes that empowering parents to insist on improvement and giving schools extra incentive to do so and by giving parents options regarding their children’s education helps the district to realize its vision “Excellence and High Expectations with a Commitment to all” for patrons of the community. As a result of this belief, the Board shall create an environment of supportive and collaborative parent involvement.
1. Program Information for Parents:
Webster Middle & High Schools shall provide assistance to parents of all children in understanding such topics as the state’s academic content and achievement standards, the assessments being used, the requirements of Title 1, Part A, Elementary & Secondary Education Act of 2015 and how to monitor, via Power School, their children’s progress and work with educators to improve their achievement.
2. Materials and Training:
Webster Middle & High School shall provide materials and training, such as literacy training and training on how to use technology, to help parents work with their children to improve achievement. This is implemented through the Parent Resource Room providing parent’s a computer, printer, desk and code to access the internet.
3. Educate Educators:
Webster Middle & High School shall educate teachers, pupil services personnel, principals and other staff, with the assistance of parents, in the value and utility of contributions of parents, and in how to reach out to, communicate with, and work with parents as equal partners, implement and coordinate parent/teacher conferences and build ties between parents and the school.
4. Understandable Communication:
Webster Middle & High School shall ensure that information related to school and parent programs, meetings and other activities is sent to the parents of all children in a format, practical, in a language the parents can understand.
5. Other Requested Activities:
Webster Middle & High School shall provide such other reasonable support for parental involvement activities as parents may request.
6. School community will demonstrate exceptional parent/guardian involvement and support through membership in its respective parent/guardian association, and the district will increase its Partners-in-Education agreements with community, businesses, institutions, organizations and agencies.
♦ Parent-Teacher Conferences
♦ Windows to Success – Opportunity Career Fair
♦ Back To School Night
♦ FAFSA application nights
♦ Membership in SW Tulsa Education Initiative
♦ Tulsa Route 66 Main Street
♦ SAT College Board Night
♦ Home visits by Social Service Coordinator, Administration, PIF
♦ West-side Community Gathering /Homecoming-Parade
♦ Afterschool tutoring/enrichment (CITY YEAR)
♦ Family Literacy Night / Family Math Night
♦ Booster Clubs
♦ Alumni Association
♦ Webster Website, Face Book Page, School Way App
♦ PCAC (Parent, Community Advisory Council)
♦ PTSA(Parent, Teacher, Student Association) & PTSA Scholarships for Seniors
♦ Parent Involvement Facilitators for MS & HS
♦ Spirit Store/ Warrior Wagon Concessions
♦ Communities In School / Partners In Education / Faith Based Partners
♦ Banquets / Concerts / Assemblies
♦ Volunteers as Testing Monitors and Chaperones
♦ Agendas & Take Home Folders - MS
♦ 8thgrade Formal
♦ 8thgrade Promotion
Legal Reference: Elementary & Secondary Education Act of 2015, P.L.107-110, Title I
Revised on September 20, 2018
District Involvement Information
- Stay Connected - TPS social media and smartphone app
- Tulsa Council of PTAs
- National PTA
- Booster Clubs/PTAs sanctioned organizations
- Parents as Teachers
- Student and Family Guide to Success (includes the Behavior Response Plan)
- Achieving. Classroom Excellence (ACE) Parental Curriculum Choice Letter
- Logrando la Excelencia en el Salón de Clases Carta hacia los Padres para la Selección de Currículo
- Parent Guide | Guía para Padres
- Parents Right To Know | El Derecho a Saber de los Padres
- Parent and Family Engagement Policy
- Educational Surrogate Parents Program
- All students need parental support to succeed. The Educational Surrogate Parents Program responds to the need for support and representation of students with disabilities whose parents are not available. This program relies on the commitment of volunteers who support a student's education by advocating for him/her to ensure that the student receives a free and appropriate public education.