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.
School Specific Involvement Information
To get involved at McLain, contact our parent involvement facilitator, Millie Vickers!
Parent Involvement Facilitator
MCLAIN 7th GRADE ACADEMY PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT POLICY
McLain 7th Grade Academy administration and staff believes that parental involvement is an essential component in the education pathway to excellence of our students. In compliance with Title I, Part A of the Every Student Succeeds Act, McLain 7th Grade Academy Parental Involvement Policy will be kept on file in the Main Office.
Parental Involvement Mission: As a McLain 7th Grade Academy parent I am committed to be supportive in my child's education, learning, and progress. Together we can make a difference.
McLain 7thGrade Academy shall provide a variety of measures to ensure a partnership with the parents, students and teachers in order to foster a commitment to a collaborative, structured environment that meets and exceeds the needs of the whole child. Parents, students, and teachers will sign an "Accountability Agreement" during the fall of each school year that outlines their responsibilities each holds in the education of the student. Parents and students will receive notification of the Code of Conduct, Attendance Policies and Dress Code of our board approved uniform policy at the beginning of each school year to make parents and students aware of the consequences for violating any policy. Progress reports, phone calls, parent -teacher conferences and grade cards will be provided to the parents to help monitor their child's progress. We will ensure that every child has been given their PowerSchool login to monitor grades on a weekly basis. Parents are also encouraged to log in.
McLain 7th Grade Academy will provide professional development opportunities to faculty and staff to enhance the ''teacher-parent" relationship. The Parent Resource area in the library will house a variety of parenting books, pamphlets, and community resource information to help parents with the things necessary to help their children to improve toward the pathway of excellence.
McLain 7th Grade Academy will make certain that information will be provided to all parents. A detail list of upcoming events both school-wide and classroom will be provided. McLain will inform parents, students and the community of school events and meetings via school marquee, SchoolMessenger, school website, and School Way. Parents will be informed on how to check and monitor their child's progress through our TPS PowerSchool system so that improvement can be achieved and information will be provided in a language the parents can understand.
IV. Teamwork and Participation
To ensure 90% Parental Involvement as partners we need parents support by volunteering atleast (9) hours at the school. Research has shown when parents are active in their children education students are more likely to succeed in learning when their families actively support them. With dedication coupled with the on going support from parents, teachers, staff, students, and community, success is inevitable.
V. Title 1 Meeting
McLain 7th Grade Academy will hold an Annual Title I meeting to inform parents of Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and Annual Yearly Progress (AYP), Oklahoma School Testing Program (OSTP), and your right under Title I.
VI. Other Requested Activities
McLain 7th Grade Academy will also develop functions that are reasonable and practical for community organizations and business to help in parental involvement activities.
This policy is in accordance with:
Tulsa Public Schools shall promote parent involvement in all schools as mandated by Title I, Every Student Succeeds Act and work as equal partners with parents in inspiring and preparing every student for the greatest success in college, careers, and life. 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 in the education of their children at all grades 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.
District Involvement Information
- Stay Connected - TPS social media and smartphone app
- Tulsa Council of PTAs
- National PTA
- Booster Clubs/PTAs sanctioned organizations
- Parents as Teachers
- Student and Family Guide to Success (includes the Behavior Response Plan)
- Achieving. Classroom Excellence (ACE) Parental Curriculum Choice Letter
- Logrando la Excelencia en el Salón de Clases Carta hacia los Padres para la Selección de Currículo
- Parent Guide | Guía para Padres
- Parents Right To Know | El Derecho a Saber de los Padres
- Parent and Family Engagement Policy
- Educational Surrogate Parents Program
- 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.