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.
Partners in Education
- City Church
- Park Plaza
- Church of Christ
- Ethos Church
- Myers-Duren Harley-Davidson
- Brookside Lions Club
- Reading Partners
- Reading Partners (1 hr a week)
- Help with field day/super kids day
- Field trip chaperones
- After school club volunteers
- Help a teacher
Many of these opportunities will require a personal background check. Contact our parent facilitator, Karen Gilbert for more information.
WRIGHT ELEMENTARY Parent Involvement Plan
Wright Elementary faculty, staff, and administration will provide a climate of mutual respect, trust, and involvement so that parents and guardians are empowered as stake holders and partners in helping their children achieve excellence in education. We hold the belief that parental involvement in a child's education is critical to success, and we foster and promote the ideal as an integral part of our mission and philosophy.
Wright Elementary School shall promote parental involvement as mandated by Title I, Every Student Succeeds Act and work as equal partners with parents in providing quality learning experiences for every student, everyday, without exception.
The Board and Wright Elementary School faculty and staff believe and acknowledge that parent involvement raises the academic achievement level of our students. To this end, Wright ES shall involve parents in the education of their children at all grade’s levels and class settings.
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, Every Student Succeeds; 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 then distribute to parents of participating children a written ParentInvolvement Policy".
BUILDING PARENTS CAPACITY FOR INVOLVEMENT The Board and Wright ES believe that empowering parents to insist on improvement regarding their children’s educations helps the district realize its vision for the community we serve.As a result of this belief, the Board and Wright ES shall create and build upon an environment of supportive and collaborative parent involvement.
1. Program Information for Parents: Tulsa Public Schools and Wright ES 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, Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and how to monitor their children's progress and work with educators to improve their achievement. Wright ES will provide this information to parents and guardians at the annual Title I meeting, by letter, via our website, email distribution lists, as appropriate, PTA/Parent Advisory Committee meetings and assemblies.
2. MATERIAL AND TRAINING Tulsa Public Schools and Wright ES shall provide materials and training, in the areas of reading and math literacy as well as training on how to use technology in order to help parents work with their children to improve academic achievement. Wright ES is actively pursuing greater parental involvement in the school climate and will continue to do so by developing a Parental Advisory Committee (PAC) in conjunction with our PTA as a way to promote understanding the value of attending the meetings in order to give parents/guardians greater say in their children'seducations.
3. EDUCATE EDUCATORS Tulsa Public Schools and Wright ES 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 programs and build ties between parents and the school. Wright ES holds the view that open, honest, and consistent communication between the school and the home will result in higher student academic achievement and help foster positive social skills that will benefit the student, school, and community atlarge.
4. PRESCHOOL COORDINATION Tulsa Public Schools and Wright ES shall "to the extent feasible and appropriate," coordinate and integrate parental involvement programs with Sooner Start and other preschool programs, and conduct other activities such as parent resource centers Wright ES shall, shall "to the extent feasible and appropriate," coordinate and integrate parental involvement programs and activities with preschool programs, and conduct other activities, such as parent resource centers, that encourage and support parents in more fully participating in the education of their children.
5. UNDERSTANDABLE COMMUNICATION Tulsa Public Schools and Wright ES 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, and, to the extent practicable, in a language the parents can understand. Distribution of information will be done using a variety of means including email distribution lists, bulletins, telephone contact, and written communications. Most parental communication will be in Spanish and English. OTHER REQUESTED ACTIVITIES Tulsa Public Schools and Wright ES shall provide such other reasonable support for parental involvement activities as parents may request, including but not limited to:
The contribution of parent outreach by the PTA and PCA will help strengthen and guidethedirection of parental participation at Wright resulting in greater parental/guardian collaboration with the school.
Reviewed: September 10, 2018
Legal Reference: Every Student Succeeds Act, P.L. 107-110, Title I Part IV Adoption
This School Site Parental Involvement policy has been developed jointly with, and agreed upon with, the parents of children participating in the Title I,Part A programs, as evidenced by the Parent Involvement Committee.
This policy was adopted by Wright Elementary School on August 30, 2018 and will be in effect for the period of one year. The school will distribute this policy to all parents of participating Title I, Part A children on or before September 28, 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.