Vision: For immigrant families in Tulsa Public Schools to feel welcome and empowered to actively participate and support their children’s education, and become thriving members of their school communities.
Mission: The mission of the Community Services team is to empower immigrant families to advocate and promote their children’s academic success and further develop their sense of belonging and identity by creating educational and leadership opportunities for parents, and celebrating the traditions, cultures and languages of our immigrant communities.
We believe our diversity is a community treasure.
We care for one another, support one another, and work together to improve our community.
Our classrooms are safe spaces.
We are here for you.
We recognize that many of our community members may have questions or concerns about the rights of students and families who have immigrated to the United States. We hope the information included here will help to alleviate your worries and answer your questions. Please feel free to contact us with any questions.
English for Parents offers tuition-free English classes to non-English speaking parents with children enrolled in Tulsa Public Schools.
The English for Parents program is designed to engage the parents in the school system, support them in their ability to connect with the school, and address multiple levels of English capabilities.
Classes are led by an instructor endorsed or certified in methods and techniques of teaching English as a second language, who uses a nationally recognized curriculum that incorporates digital literacy, English language development, and career exploration. One day a week, the curriculum incorporates family literacy and school engagement activities. This includes take-home activities parents can do with children to support learning at home, detailed information on how to utilize PowerSchool, and information on how to prepare for parent/teacher conferences.
Enrollment is on a first come first serve basis and space is limited. Good attendance is required.
Fall semester begins in September. Registration will open in August.
For more information, call 918-240-7468.
We serve immigrant families in Tulsa Public Schools with young children ages 0-5 through the Baby Book Club program.
Through the Baby Book Club we are able to serve the parents and their young children, and offers our immigrant parents the opportunity to participate in four family literacy sessions that offer interactive parent-child activities to participant families and promote community connections.
The program focuses on promoting a cultural bridge between families and schools and creates a space to connect, socialize and provide early literacy for young children. Mothers are assisted with skill building and knowledge about child development, so that early learning and intervention can occur. Parents meet four times each month at selected Tulsa Public Schools sites.
The Baby Book Club also promotes community connections and activities to participant families to meet their needs and requirements. The program also provides an opportunity for children to receive an ASQ (Ages and Stages Questionnaires) which is used to assess the development of young children, identify strengths and concerns in social-emotional and developmental domains.
For more information, call 918-240-7468.
All parents have the right to receive information about their child's education in a language they understand, through translated materials or a language interpreter, and to adequate notice of information about any program, service, or activity.
Tulsa Public Schools provides professional language assistance services, including interpretation (oral) and translation (written), to parents and guardians who may have limited English proficiency, at no cost to them.
When a child enrolls in Tulsa Public Schools, we ask parents about the language they would like to use when communication with the school. This information helps our schools identify the language needs so they can provide an interpreter or translated documents.
Only those with approval by the district can provide translation and interpretation services. This may include staff, volunteers, or contract providers.
We discourage the use of family members and friends for the provision of language assistance services, the use of such individuals would be a violation of interpretation and translation practices.
A minor child may never interpret or translate.
- Parent Notification of Language Assistance Services
- Language Assistance Services for Parents/Guardians
- Language Assistance Plan
Tulsa Public Schools takes proactive steps to notify parents and guardians who may be identified as limited English proficient of the free interpretation and translation services available to them for school-related purposes. The following documents are available to parents:
The school should communicate with parents about their child's education. To facilitate school-home communication with parents and guardians who may have limited English proficiency, Language Assistance Services offers the following services at no charge to parents:
- Face to Face interpretation
- Phone interpretation
- Written translation
Tulsa Public Schools staff who need to schedule face to face interpretation services or need a document translated should submit their request through the Language Assistance Portal form in InsideTPS.
All district employees also have access to phone interpretation services in more than 200 languages, 24/7 by contacting Language Line at 1-866-874-3972 from any phone.
Parent or guardians who need assistance in a language other than English may submit their request by completing our Language Assistance Request Form.
Todos los padres tienen derecho a recibir información sobre la educación de sus hijos en un idioma que puedan comprender, a través de materiales traducidos o un intérprete de idiomas, y a recibir una notificación adecuada de la información referente a cualquier programa, servicio o actividad.
Las Escuelas Públicas de Tulsa brindan servicios profesionales de asistencia con el idioma, incluida la interpretación (oral) y la traducción (escrita), a los padres y tutores con dominio limitado del inglés, sin costo para ellos.
Cuando un niño se inscribe en las Escuelas Públicas de Tulsa, les preguntamos a los padres sobre el idioma que prefieren usar para comunicarse con la escuela. Esta información ayuda a nuestras escuelas a identificar las necesidades lingüísticas de las familias y así poder proporcionar un intérprete y/o documentos traducidos.
Solo aquellos que son aprobados por las Escuelas Públicas de Tulsa pueden ofrecer servicios de traducción e interpretación. Esto incluye al personal del distrito, voluntarios o proveedores contratados.
No aconsejamos que familiares o amistades de los padres de familia presten los servicios de asistencia con el idioma ya que esto podría significar una violación de las prácticas de interpretación y traducción.
Un niño nunca debería interpretar o traducir.