For Parents
Parents and schools need to work together for the betterment of the students. Parents play an important role in providing support and building the confidence of their children. Parents should check some of the tips or activities they can use to develop their children’s confidence and improve their school experience.

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  • Before & After Care for students
    • Childcare is the responsibility of parents before 8 a.m. and after 3:20 p.m., except in the following situation:

      Students who eat breakfast in the school cafeteria may arrive at 7:50 p.m.

    • School personnel are responsible for bus riders from the time they are picked up until the time they are delivered.

    • If your child is left unattended at school before 8 a.m. or after 3:20 p.m. you will be notified to make other arrangements for the safety and security of your child.

  • Bus Transportation Services
    • The school district provides bus transportation to students who live more than a mile and a half from the school.

    • It is the responsibility of parents to arrange for the school bus transportation service for their child(ren).

    •  Bus transportation request forms are available in the school office.

    • NOTE:  It may take a few days to add students or stops to existing routes.

  • Child Nutrition: Breakfast
    Breakfast is available for students and adults in the school cafeteria.  Prices for meals are posted in the cafeteria and on a separate sheet in your parent folder.
  • Child Nutrition: Free and Reduced Breakfast & Lunch
    •  Free and reduced meal prices are available to students (only) for both breakfast and lunch.

    • To qualify for price reductions, parents must fill out the appropriate form and return it to the school office.  Forms are sent home with ALL students.

    • The names of students who qualify for free and reduced meals are kept confidential.

  • Child Nutrition: Lunch
    • The student lunch program meets all federal and state guidelines.

    • Students are offered choices each day.

    •  Students may bring money to school to pay for lunch, which will be collected by the student’s homeroom teacher in the morning.

    •  Parents are encouraged to send a check to set up an account for student meals.  The cafeteria manager will ‘swipe’ a bar code each time the student eats in the cafeteria, to charge the account.  Parents will be notified (by note sent home with student) when the account needs to have more money deposited into it.

    •  If a student is unable to pay for lunch, or his/her lunch account is depleted, the student may charge lunch.  Only three charges are allowed.

    • After a student has charged lunch three times, s/he will be issued a cheese sandwich for lunch until the account charges are paid up.

  • Health Services – Illness
    • The school clinic is staffed with a trained health assistant, and a licensed nurse is on call at all times.

    • Students who are ill are sent to the clinic by their teacher(s).

    • The health assistant will monitor the child’s condition, take his/her temperature and determine if the child should return to class or if the parent should be called.

    • If a student is running a temperature, parents will be called to come get him/her.

    •  In the event of a minor injury at school (paper cut, playground scrape, etc.) the child will be treated and returned to class.

    •  In the event of a more serious injury, parents will be notified and an accident form will be filed with the District Health Services office.

  • Health Services – Medication Policy
    • Medication must be brought to the school by the parent / guardian

    • All prescription medication must be in the original container with the prescription label containing the dosage orders in tact.

    • The health assistant must follow the doctor’s orders for medication administration.

  • Student Assessment: Diagnostic Testing
    • Both informal and formal diagnostic testing services are available to support Tulsa Public School students.

    • Diagnostic testing may be requested by the teacher, parent or counselor.

    • The process for TPS special testing services will be facilitated at the school site by the school counselor.

  • Student Support: Guidance & Counseling Services
    • Contact the school counselor if your child is in need of guidance or counseling services.

    • The school counselor serves as the building test coordinator.

    • The counselor facilitates the Student of the Week program.

    • The counselor may work with individual students, parents, student groups, class groups or with all students together in an assembly setting.

  • Student Support: Reading Sufficiency Act (RSA)
    • This is a State of Oklahoma learning initiative supported by law.  Components of RSA include:

    • The development of a Site Reading Improvement Plan by school staff.

    • The identification of students in grades K-3 who are reading below level through the use of state-approved assessment tools.

    • The funding of identified students to allow schools to provide additional reading support material or services, such as tutoring.

    • Teacher & parent agreement on the plan.

    • The plan will include suggestions for home support in the area of reading improvement.

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