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Student and Family Support Services

Working together to benefit students

Strong school and family partnerships are critical to students' academic, personal, and social success. We welcome our parents, guardians, and families to be involved with their child's schools as volunteers, advocates, and partners in education. We offer many programs and services to help meet the needs of students, parents, schools, and our community and to help our young people gain the tools they need to thrive within their educational journeys and beyond.
 
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Resources for Parents and Families

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I Report a Student or School Safety Concern?

TIPS Report Incident

To report a student or school safety concern, please call 918-480-SAFE or use the online reporting system, TIPS. Threat Assessment, Incident Management and Prevention Services (TIPS) is an online system for students and parents to report potential threats to the safety of students and staff, including:

  • weapons possession
  • drug/alcohol use
  • bullying harassment or intimidation
  • school vandalism
  • physical assault
  • threats of violence
  • suicide risk
  • abuse or neglect
  • other incidents

*Reports may be made anonymously

How can I prepare for Parent/Teacher Conferences?

Parent/teacher conferences are held twice a year at each school site. These conferences provide one-on-one time between parents and teachers to discuss their child's academic, behavioral, and social progress in school. Conferences are a time to air concerns from parents or teachers and to formulate a plan to help the student improve or continue to succeed. 

Before the conference:

  • Talk to your child how they feel about school.
  • Ask your child if there is anything that they want you to talk about with the teacher.
  • Write down any questions you may have.

Some questions to ask at the conference:

  • Does my child participate in class?
  • Does my child seem happy at school?
  • What are my child’s strongest and weakest subjects?
  • How does my child get along with other students?
  • What can I do at home to help?

How can I volunteer at a school?

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Tulsa Public Schools! Our mission is to provide a safe environment for all students and staff members. Please fill out the volunteer form below, sign it, and return it to the principal at the site you wish to volunteer. 

Volunteer form - English
Volunteer form - Spanish

What are FAMILY AND STUDENT OPPORTUNITY FAIRS?

Tulsa Public Schools hosts student opportunity fairs for high school students and their families to:

Check back for 2018-19 dates.

What Community Resources and Supports are available?

Community Assets Map

View our comprehensive map of community resources.

Local food pantries

Tulsa OK Food Pantries helps find local pantries, soup kitchens, food shelves, food banks and other food help.

Parenting workshops

Oklahoma's University for Parents (OK-UP) educates and assists families as they strengthen parent-child relationships and build positive parenting skills. During the workshop a light meal and childcare is available. OSU-Tulsa partners with Tulsa Public Schools, Catholic Charities, Teach Not Punish (TNP) and Greenwood Cultural Center to provide these workshops.

Visit Oklahoma's University for Parents to view and register for upcoming workshops.

Career training opportunities

CareerAdvance® provides free career training program that offers coaching, education, training and job opportunities for families with young children.

  • Train for high-demand healthcare careers
  • No cost for tuition, books or childcare
  • Most certificates earned in 18 weeks or fewer
  • Career coaching and connections to local employers

Learn more and register to attend a session at CAP Tulsa - CareerAdvance or 918-900-2551.

Where can I find foster care information?

FOSTER Care Contact

Kendall Huerta
918-746-6241

Enrollment Center
2819 S. New Haven
Tulsa, OK 74114

Foster Care Education

"Title I, Part A (Title I) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), now contains key protections for children in foster care that require State and local educational agencies (SEAs and LEAs) to collaborate with child welfare agencies to ensure the educational stability of children in foster care." -U.S. Dept. of Education

What do I do if I have a disagreement with my child's school?

It is important that your child's teachers and school leaders have an opportunity to hear your concerns and help come to a resolution, so your first step to is set up a meeting with the teacher or principal. Remember that there are two sides to every story so try to assume best intentions in your discussion of the concerns. If - after speaking to the teacher and principal - you feel that the concern is not resolved, contact the Student and Parent Advocacy office at 918-746-6457.

How do I appeal a suspension?

If the out of school suspension is ten days or less:  

  • Within five school days of the suspension, the student's parent or guardian may request, in writing, a hearing by the Site Suspension Review Committee. The decision of this committee is final.

If the out of school suspension is 11 days or more:

  • Within five school days from the date of suspension, the student's parent or guardian may request, in writing, a hearing with the site suspension review committee.  
  • If the parent or guardian is not satisfied with the decision, a request for further hearing by the superintendent or designee may be made within five days of the site committee's decision. We will schedule these hearings as soon as possible.
  • If the parent or guardian is not satisfied with the decision of the superintendent or designee, they can request an appeal to a hearing officer.

Decisions for alternative placements are not appealable. Please contact Renee Weygandt at 918-746-6457 or by email for further information on suspension appeals.

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