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.
Partners in Education at sequoyah
The focus of Partners in Education is to link children with the community resources that help provide the knowledge and skills needed for their future success. The Partners in Education program connects children and teachers with corporate, education, volunteer, government, and civic leaders. These partnerships help educators improve the academic and personal growth of all children.
A partnership can be as simple as having lunch with a child, sharing a professional expertise, donating supplies, and much more. Every resource big or small helps. The sky is the limit when it comes to partnership opportunities.
Please contact Sequoyah Elementary if you would like to become a part of our family and be a Partner in Education.
Our Current Partner:
One Williams Center
Tulsa, OK 74172
Tulsa Public Schools
Sequoyah Elementary School
Parent Involvement Plan
Tulsa Public Schools shall promote parent involvement in all schools as mandated by Title I, No Child Left Behind Act 2001 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 in 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.
Sequoyah Elementary School Teachers and Staff believe that empowering parents to insist on improvement and giving them options regarding their children’s education will help the district to realize its vision of excellence and high expectations with a commitment to all. As a result of this belief, Sequoyah Elementary shall create an environment of supportive and collaborative parent involvement.
Sequoyah is a diverse school that currently has559students. The racial make-up of Sequoyah Elementary is 0% Asian, 8%African American, 66%Hispanic, 3%American Indian/Alaska Native, 9%Multi-Cultural, 0% Pacific Island and 14%Caucasian. Sequoyah strives to incorporate cultural diversity in our curriculum and instill a sense of pride in one’s heritage.
Sequoyah is also a Universal Free Lunch school. All of our students participate in the Universal Free Breakfast in a Bag school program, which allows students to eat breakfast in the classroom with their teachers in the mornings.
2.) Program Information For Parents:
Sequoyah 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.
3.) Materials and Training:
Sequoyah shall provide materials and training, such as literacy training and training on how to use technology in order for parents to help their children improve in their education.
4.) Educate Educators:
Sequoyah shall educate teachers, pupil services personnel, principals and other staff members with the assistance of parents, in the value and utility of contributions of parents and in how to reach out to communicate, as well as work with parents as equal partners. We will also implement and coordinate parent programs and build ties between families and the school.
5.) Sequoyah’s Program Information:
Sequoyah will act as a liaison between the school and the community. We will help build relationships with faculty and parents. Sequoyah will help translate flyers, conferences and school connects. We’ll work to create an awareness of the significance of teamwork between home and school in a child’s learning process. The office will house a collection of parenting books, informational flyers and community resource information to provide parents with the necessary tools to help develop successful students.
6.) Understandable Communication:
Sequoyah is committed to providing information related to the school and parent programs, meetings and other activities in a timely manner in a format that is understandable for all families. Information will be in a language parents can understand. Interpreters are available when needed. Communication is provided in the form of monthly newsletters from teachers and administration, parent calendars, phone calls, the marquee and School Connects telephone messaging.
7.) Parents and Volunteering:
Sequoyah will continually encourage all families to support their children and school by volunteering to participate in various acts of service as needed and defined by school faculty.
8.) Other Requested Activities:
Sequoyah Elementary shall provide such other reasonable support for parental involvement activities included but not limited to:
-Literacy Night -YMCA GoClub
-Parent Conference -SOM and Awards Assembly
-Grandparents Day -Schoolwide Family Picnic
-Rock the Test -Communities in School
-Sequoyah Mentors/Tutors -GED Program
-Distribution of information on Community Resources and Activities
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.
Sequoyah Elementary School
724 N Birmingham Ave
Tulsa, OK 74110