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.
Memorial High School
Parent Involvement Plan
PURPOSE: Memorial High School shall promote parent involvement as mandated by Title I,
No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 and work as equal partners with parents in providing quality learning experiences for every student, every day, without exception.
At Memorial High School we believe 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, Memorial High School shall involve parents in the education of their children at all grade levels.
As a result of our belief in parent involvement, our desire to create an environment of supportive and collaborative parent involvement, and the purposes of Title I of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, Memorial High School adopts this Parent Involvement Plan. This will be displayed on the school website and the district website, displayed on the parent information bulletin board located in the main office of Memorial High School, and communicated to parents through the parent newsletter.
- Program Information for Parents: Memorial High School 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 I, Part A, No Child Left Behind (NCLB) and how to monitor their children’s progress and work with educators to improve their achievement. Specifically, Memorial will host two information nights, one at the school and one other population center within the school’s boundaries. The purpose of these will be assisting parents in their understanding of content, standards, assessments, and how to use the PowerSchool Parent Portal, e-mail, parent-teacher conferences, and phone contact to monitor progress and work with teachers. Parent Portal contacts were distributed to parents when students and parents came to school to pick up schedules, and have continued to be distributed at all parent-teacher conferences.
- Materials and Training: Memorial High School provides material for parents on health and college readiness in the parent information kiosk in the main office. We shall also develop a parent resource shelf that provides materials on literacy, use of technology, and supporting students in their school achievement, all of which will be available for parents to check out for their use. Memorial offers parent trainings to address family and student literacy strategies and how parents can use technology to work with their children to improve achievement.
- Educate Educators: Memorial High School has and will continue to educate teachers, pupil services personnel, principals, and other staff on the use of web pages to communicate course content, daily assignments, and grades to parents. With the assistance of parents, MHS will educate its educators and staff 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. We will also implement and coordinate parent programs and build ties between parents and the school.
- Understandable Communication: Memorial High School shall ensure that information related to school and parent programs, meetings and other activities is communicated to the parents (most often in both English and Spanish) via the school website, Schoolway App, Google classrooms, e-mail, Language Line, School Connects phone calls to all parents at the phone numbers they have listed as their point of contact, and the school marquee. Memorial will ensure that information is sent to the parents of all children in a format, and, to the extent practicable, in a language the parents can understand.
- Other Requested Activities: Memorial High School shall provide such other reasonable support for parental involvement activities as parents may request. Examples of activities and resources include:
- AP Parent Meetings
- Back to School Night
- Band Parent Meetings
- Booster Club Meetings
- Boys Basketball Parent Meetings
- Cheer and Pom Parent Meetings
- Google Classroom
- Edmodo, classroom site
- Edmodo, school site
- EL Parent Nights
- Enrollment Information Meetings for Parents
- FAFSA Night
- Football Parent Meetings
- Freshman Orientation
- Instrumental and Vocal Music Performances
- Parent Teacher Conferences
- Parent Teacher Student Association Meetings
- Parents of Seniors Meetings
- PowerSchool Parent Portal Access
- Robotics Booster Club Meetings
- School Website with Teacher Web Pages, Class, and Assignment Information
- Title I Parent Meetings
- Summit Parent Meetings
- AP Trivia Night
- Outstanding Charger of the Month
- Home Visits
- Social Media/Apps
- Volunteer Opportunities
- Parent Advisory Committee
Adopted: December 2010
Revised: August 2020
Legal Reference: No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, P.L. 107-110, Title I
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.
Memorial High School holds several events throughout the year:
- Parent Teacher Association Meetings
- Back to School night
- Freshman Orientation
We are always working on increasing the involvement of our parents and upcoming events for this year will be on our calendar.