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.
Some parents have been asking, “What is a SOAR ticket?”
Salk teacher, staff member, or administrator may give a SOAR ticket to student when they see the student doing something right. In other words, the student showed that he or she knows the Salk expectations for school behavior.
Our expectations for behavior are in effect all day — from arrival to dismissal. They are summarized by the word SOAR, which stands for:
S - Safety: Students watch out for their own and others’ physical and emotional well-being. (Examples: Following hallway, classroom, and playground procedures; using kind words; making good choices)
O - Ownership: Students take responsibility for their actions and interactions (Examples: Completing assignments on time; asking for help when needed; and accepting responsibility and consequences)
A - Achievement: Students come to school ready to learn and do their best each and every day.(Examples: Staying on task; being prepared for activities; and participating in activities with interest and enthusiasm)
R - Respect: Students show respect to adults and other students, and respect school and personal property. (Examples: Following instructions; speaking politely to others; using materials without damaging them)
Once students collect enough tickets, they may exchange them for prizes from their homeroom teacher or school administrators.
We encourage all Salk Eagles to SOAR!