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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.

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Brett McGill, President
Amy Roesslein, Vice President
Rachel Vernon, Secretary
Laci Myers, Treasurer

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Patrick Henry Elementary School, a part of Tulsa Public Schools, shall promote parent involvement as mandated by Title 1, ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act) of 2015 and work as equal partners with parents in providing quality education for every student, every day, without exception.  We at Patrick Henry Elementary believe building a solid educational foundation at the elementary level will improve the future success our students.

The TPS Board believes and acknowledges that parent involvement enhances 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 shall 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, No Child Left Behind; section 118-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 TPS Board and Patrick Henry Elementary 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 is “Excellence and High Expectations with Commitment to All” for patrons of the community.  As a result of this belief, the Board shall create an environment of supportive and collaborative parent involvement.

1. Program Information for Parents:  

TPS and Patrick Henry Elementary 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, ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act) of 2015 and how to monitor their children’s progress and work with educators to improve their achievement.

2. Materials and Training:  

TPS and Patrick Henry Elementary shall provide materials and training, such as literacy training and training on how to use technology, to help parents work with their children to improve achievement.

3. Educate Educators:  

TPS and Patrick Henry Elementary shall educate teachers, pupil services personnel, principals, and other staff with the assistance of parents, in the value and utility of contributions of parents.  In addition, 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.

4. Preschool Coordination:  

TPS and Patrick Henry Elementary shall “to the extent feasible and appropriate,” coordinate and integrate parental involvement programs with Head Start, Even Start, and other 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:  

TPS and Patrick Henry Elementary 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.

6. Other Requested Activities:  

TPS and Patrick Henry Elementary shall provide reasonable support for parental involvement activities as parents may request.

7.  Attendance:  

TPS and Patrick Henry Elementary shall reach out to parents and guardians through several different channels of communication, phone, email, school functions, to provide and inform parents of the importance of being on time and monitor absences. Our goal is to have every child in school every day, statistics have proven a good attendance record greatly increases the overall self-esteem of the student and results in better grades.

Tulsa Public Schools District Core Goals:
Safe and Secure Schools
Student Learning and Performance
Financial Sustainability
Leadership and Sustainability
Teacher Effectiveness

Adopted: September 2009
Revised:  September 2018
LEGAL REFERENCE:  Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), P.L. 114-95.


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Patrick Henry Elementary
3820 E. 41st St. 
Tulsa, OK 74135