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Get Involved

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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Parent Teacher Association

Strong school and family partnerships are integral to the academic, social, and emotional well-being of our students. We welcome our parents, guardians, and families to be involved with their child's school as volunteers, advocates, and partners in education. Join the Wayman Tisdale's Parent/Teacher Association and attending meetings regularly is a great way to stay engaged with your child's school community. 


Parent Facilitator

Wayman Tisdale Fine Arts Academy has a full time Parent Involvement facilitator.  Ms. Sandra Joseph takes pride in being the voice and representative for families. Her duties include assisting families with resources, communicating important information regarding education, safety, and community events. Ms. Joseph is the liaison to the community and partners in education and the volunteer coordinator. 

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Reading Partners

Reading Partners is a national nonprofit that partners with elementary schools to help students develop strong literacy skills. Our volunteer reading partners help students struggling with developing the reading skills they need to succeed in school and in life. Reading Partners is an evidence-based and community-driven organization that welcomes volunteers from all walks of life to help make a difference for Tulsa children. Volunteer with Reading Partners and help our scholars. 


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Wayman Tisdale Fine Arts Academy Parent Involvement Plan 


Purpose: Tulsa Public Schools shall promote parent involvement in all schools as mandated by the Every Student Succeeds Act and works as equal partners with parents in providing quality learning experiences for every student, every day, without expectation.

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 education 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 academic achievement and school performance . Parent Involvement establishes and builds 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 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. 

1) Shared Accountability 

Tisdale believes that excellence in education can be achieved by the active partnership of students, families and staff working together. Therefore, Tisdale utilize various measures to insure that the needs of out students are being met. Our Site Improvement Plan is shared with parents at the beginning of school and reminders are sent in newsletter from teachers and administrators. Students and parents receive notification of the Code of Conduct, Dress Code and Attendance Policies at the start of school to make every one of acceptable behavior and the consequences of violating these expectations. Progress reports and/or report cards are sent to parents to monitor their student’s progress. Each fall “Accountability Agreement” is sent home to outline the responsibilities of teachers, parents and students. 

2) Communication

Tisdale communicates with parents by using the following parent notices: outdoor marquee sign, phone calls, school way app, handouts, call connect, parent portal , face book, Tisdale website,  and teacher’s newsletter, school web site, face book page, parent , teacher  conferences, monthly calendar , parent newsletter  and grade level back to school nights. Teachers also send home student planners or calendars with daily homework assignments announcements and notes. The academic progress of students is monitored with progress reports, report cards, phone calls, e-mails and conferences. The guidance counselor, social worker and parent facilitator provide community resources on parenting topics. Tisdale ensures 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.

3) Materials and Training 

Teachers provide parents with web pages for academic practice and suggestions for helping their children at home. The counselor, social worker and parent facilitator will share community parenting opportunities with parents

4) Educate Educators

Tisdale educates teachers and all support personnel in the value of contributions from parents, and in how to reach out to communicate with, and work with parents as equal partners. Team leader coaching teams, universal whole building discipline hierarchy , map program K- 6thto measure growth in subjects and principal or team leader lead professional development were establish to help better the educational growth  We  will continue to implement and coordinate parent programs and build ties between parents and the school. 

5) Educational Opportunities

Tisdale has a Parent Resource Center available to assist parents in helping their child to be successful. Our Parent Resource center has a collection of parenting books and community resource information available for parents to use. Tisdale will continue to provide professional opportunities for our parents and faculty to help strengthen the “teacher-parent” relationship.

6) Parent/Guardian and Community Involvement

Tisdale uses the following strategies to enhance parent/community involvement:

  • Tisdale School and teacher web sites
  • Partners in Education; continues to sign more
  • Grade level Back to School Nights
  • Opportunities for Boy Scouts and Good News Club groups at school
  • Literacy & Math Night 
  • Family Night / Stem Night 
  • Parent Volunteers
  • Title I/ Site Improvements Plan explanation meetings
  • Encouraging participation Fine Arts Activities and outings
  • Family Orientated Programs / Great Americans, winter and Spring Programs. 
  • Parent Academies 
  • Parent Community Advisory Committee 
  • Twenty One Century after School Tutoring Club
  • Reading and Lunch Buddies
  • Reading Partners 
  • PTO 
  • The Zone/ 6thgrade transition program
  • Tisdale Dance Team
  • 100 Black Men mentorship program
  • Girl Scouts
  • Campfire 

Adopted: December 2, 2010 Revised September 21st, 2018


District Involvement Information