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.
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.
PURPOSE: MacArthur Elementary shall promote parent involvement in all schools as
mandated by Title I Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) 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 should involve parents in the education of their children at all grade 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, Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Title 1 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 to become the “District of Choice” for patrons of the community. As a result of this belief, the Board shall create an environment of supportive and collaborative parent involvement.
Program Information for Parents: MacArthur Elementary School shall aid 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 child’s achievement.
MacArthur Elementary provides this information to the parents at Title 1 meetings, parent conferences, Back to School, daily messages via Talking Points, newsletters, email and phone calls. Parents are given the Code of Conduct and the attendance policies at the beginning of the school year.
Educate Educators: MacArthur Elementary 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 programs and build ties between parents and the school.
MacArthur Elementary holds weekly staff development meetings to help teachers and staff better communicate with families and understand student and family issues. The PTA and PBIS teams are in place and offer support with parent involvement. MacArthur makes additional family and staff educational opportunities available through its partners in education and the programming they offer. Communication through newsletters, phone calls, email, MacArthur website and the TPS website all increased awareness and facilitated partnerships with parents. awareness.
Preschool Coordination: MacArthur Elementary School shall “to the extent feasible and appropriate,” coordinate and integrate parental involvement programs with our Early Childhood Program and conduct other activities, such as parent resource centers, that encourage and support parents in more fully participating in the education of their children.
MacArthur Elementary provides full day Pre-K classes that serve a maximum of 60 students. Parent resources available at the school encourage and support parents in participating in their children’s education.
Communication: MacArthur faculty and staff value the importance of open communication with parents throughout the community. It is our policy to send home information weekly or as it becomes available through talking points, Canvas, monthly parent programs, calendar/newsletter in a format, and, to the extent practicable, in a language the parents can understand.
Parental Participation: Annual Title 1 meeting, Parent, Teacher, Student Association / Parent Community Advisory Council, Parent Involvement Resource Center, Parent/Grandparent groups, Title 1 Parent Surveys, Reading Counts, Language Class, and Reading Partners.
Communication: Parent teacher conferences in fall/spring, 6-week Progress reports, Talking Points in English/Spanish, PowerSchool, Parent Involvement Board in the foyer, after school Pickup Patrol, Flyers, LiveSchool, MacArthur website and Reading Partners.
Parent Resource Center: Parenting Books/Parent Education Classes, Language classes and Community resources pamphlets are available for our parents.
PTA: We hope you will join the PTA SY 2023-2024. Dues are only $5 per year. The PTA is a great way to become more involved in your child's education. The kids see you in a different light when you are helping the school and serving its community.
Please contact Ms. Wells to let her know that you can help!