What is parent engagement?
Parent engagement is the relationship between parents and school staff as they work together to support and improve the learning, development and health of students. Parent engagement in Tulsa Public Schools is a shared responsibility in which schools are committed to reaching out to engage parents in meaningful ways, and parents are committed to actively supporting their children’s and adolescents’ learning and development.
The Tulsa community has many organizations that are ready to help those in need. We work with these community partners to help provide assistance to our families experiencing difficult situations. If you have a particular need that is not listed below, please dial 211 for a community guide of resources or call LaTina Busby at 918-746-6372. Please use this link for a Community Assets Map.
Local food pantries
Tulsa OK Food Pantries helps find local pantries, soup kitchens, food shelves, food banks and other food help.
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.
Tips 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?
Family Advocacy Coordinator
Tulsa Public Schools hosts student opportunity fairs for high school students and their families to:
- learn about options after high school
- help with FAFSA forms
- sign up for Tulsa Tech
- enroll in the Tulsa Achieves program at Tulsa Community College
- apply for Oklahoma's Promise
- learn about Workforce Tulsa
Check back for 2018-19 dates.
Part of being an engaged parent is keeping up to date with the current events, changes and progress in the district: