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2019-2020 Land Trust and TSSA Preliminary Summary of Spending and Outcomes

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Teacher and Student Success Plan (TSSP)

Academic Goal #1: To increase the number of students achieving proficiency or higher in Science to at least 65% on the end of year state tests and student growth score of at least 55 points.

Action Plan Summary: We will provide professional development support of teachers to refine and master the CSD instructional priorities.  In addition, teacher data teams will work with the academic coach to design and implement curriculum that is DOK appropriate for their expected outcomes.

Expenditures:

  • After School ‘Warrior Support’ (Landtrust)
  • Professional Development Days (Landtrust)

Outcomes: Each data partner team met three times during the year with their achievement coach to strengthen instruction through backward design, DOK levels, intentional learning outcomes, and the instructional priorities (with an emphasis on Structured Classroom Discussions).

After identifying faculty needs for specific instructional priorities, school-provided professional development focused on individual elements of the instructional priorities as determined by need. Teachers strengthened and implemented backward design, DOK levels, intentional learning outcomes, and the instructional priorities in their classrooms.  After-school Warrior Support provided enrichment and one-on-one support for students specifically in Science one day a week. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, end of the year tests were not administered, and as such there is not data to show progress.

Academic Goal #2: To increase the number of students achieving proficiency or higher in Math to 55% or greater on the end of year state tests and student growth score of at least 50 points.

Action Plan Summary: We will provide professional development support of teachers to refine and master the CSD instructional priorities.  In addition, teacher data teams will work with the academic coach to design and implement curriculum that is DOK appropriate for their expected outcomes. Each data partner team will meet three times per year with their achievement coach to strengthen instruction through backward design, DOK levels, intentional learning outcomes, and the instructional priorities (with an emphasis on Structured Classroom Discussions). After-school Warrior Support will provide enrichment and one-on-one support for students specifically in math three days a week.

 Expenditures:

  • Substitute Teachers for Data Teams (Landtrust)
  • After School Warrior Support (Landtrust)
  • Math Lab (FTE)
  • MI Student Rewards (Landtrust)
  • Professional Development Day (Landtrust)
  • Illustrative Math Consumables (Landtrust)

Outcomes:

Each math lesson was designed with additional supports to help meet the needs of students with disabilities.  Our continuum of services was a key factor to providing proper academic placement. Students were targeted and discussed as a subgroup to ensure consistent support and monitoring. Each math lesson was designed to have an ELL enhanced support built into daily practice.  One math lab period for each grade level was provided for Tier 2/3 intervention for our most struggling students. Each data partner team met three times per year with their achievement coach to strengthen instruction through backward design, DOK levels, intentional learning outcomes, and the instructional priorities (with an emphasis on Structured Classroom Discussions). After identifying faculty needs for specific instructional priorities, school-provided professional development focused on individual elements of the instructional priorities as determined by need. Teachers strengthened and implemented backward design, DOK levels, intentional learning outcomes, and the instructional priorities in their classrooms.  After-school Warrior Support provided enrichment and one-on-one support for students, specifically math, 3 days a week. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, end of the year tests were not administered, and as such there is not data to show progress via the RISE platform. However, there is data to show a drop in students achieving advanced or proficient year to year as well as on the fall Math Inventory test.

Academic Goal #3: To achieve growth of at least 100 Lexile points for 55% of our students scoring basic or below basic in reading proficiency as measured from 2019 Fall Reading Inventory to the 2020 Spring Reading Inventory.

Action Plan Summary: BLT (Building Leadership Team) representatives, in conjunction with department teams, will focus on systemic vocabulary development across the curriculum in addition to one disciplinary literacy strategy per department. The systemic vocabulary and disciplinary literacy strategies will act as scaffolds for these students. We will monitor the progress of students through formative assessments in their Language Arts classes.

Expenditures:

  • Professional Development Materials (Landtrust)
  • Student rewards for Reading Inventory growth (Landtrust)
  • After school Warrior Support (Social Studies and ELA) (Landtrust)
  • Professional Development Day (Landtrust)

Outcomes: Departments discussed Disciplinary Literacy strategies and chose a single focus for the 19-20 school year. Departments created an implementation plan that included instructional priorities and disciplinary literacy strategies, making sure they vertically aligned these strategies as a school. Ongoing Review of Instructional Priorities and Disciplinary Literacy strategies at the beginning of the year and revisited regularly. Continuous Professional Development was provided on Instructional Priorities and Disciplinary Literacy Strategies via faculty meetings and professional development days were held throughout the year. Monthly department agendas included sharing evidence of implementation plan and reviewing data as departments. We provided after school Warrior Support for additional ELA and Social Studies literacy support. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Spring Reading Inventory was not administered. However, Winter 2019 Reading Inventory shows an increase of 5% of students scoring advanced or proficient over Fall 2019 Reading Inventory scores. From Fall 19 to Winter 19, 42% of the basic and below basic students increased 100 points or more. As such, we were well on our way to meeting our goal of 55% of those students making 100 or more Lexile points of growth.

School Climate Goal: To increase the number of students reporting that they feel recognized for positive behavior by 5% or greater by May, 2020, through a student survey that will measure students’ perception of positive reinforcement and following school rules.

Action Plan Summary: A Fall and Spring survey will be created to track data.  Formal and informal iPops will be used to measure the 4:1 positive feedback ratio. Warrior Card distribution will be tracked by grade level based on the number turned in at the Warrior store and/or daily, weekly, monthly drawings.

Expenditures:

  • Student Reward Items (Landtrust)

Outcomes: Each staff member received a stack of Warrior cards in their box to start the year, with more available. A survey was administered to the student body October 15, 2019. The ‘Warrior Store’ was created, offering various items for ‘sale’ with the currency being Warrior Cards. In addition to the Warrior Store, daily, weekly, monthly, and term drawings were held for students to win prizes for turning in their Warrior Cards. 88% of our teachers achieved ‘highly effective’ by having a positive to corrective feedback ratio of greater than 3:1.

October 8, 2019 – Minutes

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October 8, 2019 - 3:30 PM

Welcome and Introductions

Committee Members:

  • Grace Acosta, Chair
  • Laurie Marsh, Vice-Chair
  • Doug Graham, Principal
  • Roger Moody, Assistant Principal
  • Kesha Prince, Teacher
  • Roxanne Wolfe, Counselor
    • Aja Steck, Parent
    • Cindy Boyer, Parent
    • Tess Hortin, Parent
    • Mindy Doyle, Parent
    • Jody Hadfield, PTSA President Non-voting

    *Laurie not in attendance.

Future Meeting Dates and Times

  • 2ndTuesday of every month @ 3:30 PM, Main Office Conference Room

                           *April meeting moved to 3rd Tuesday

  • November 12, 2019
  • December 10, 2019
  • January 14, 2020
  • February 11, 2020
  • March 10, 2020
  • April 21, 2020*
  • May 12, 2020

September Meeting Minutes Approved. Tess Hortin Motioned, Principal Graham Seconds, everyone in attendance approved.

Reminder to attend SCC Training at the District Office. All members must attend to be on the board.

Safety Plan – There is a new requirement for the SCC board to review and approve the safety plan. The Principal needs to submit the report at the end of the year.  Focus on 2 or more Safety concerns or items.

Review the Canyons School District Safety Plan, on the Districts website.

Safety Plan Concerns/Ideas:

  • Crosswalk near the Community Building is a concern, crossing guard needed
  • Morning Drop off is a concern, dropping off in multiple locations
  • Possibly setting up a flashing sign – Need to talk to the City
  • Safe Walking Route plan will be submitted to the City from the SCC Board or School
  • Possibly set-up Student Safety Team, look into
  • Safety Education Program for Students
  • “No Parking” signs installed in various locations
  • Flyer to Parents reminding them of Safety plan and drop off/ pick up
  • Students to help direct the Safety Plans, to assist parents/ guardians
  • Social and Emotional support and responses
  • Bullying – Student and Teacher Education and Understanding
  • Second Step Program – Social and Emotional awareness and lessons, integrated into the Educators program (weekly in homeroom). Success at Ridgecrest with tremendous decrease in behavior and conflict issues
  • Netsmart replacement. Need digital media recourse up and working with assembly

We will disucss in the next meeting.

Grace requests that PTSA to be involved with implementing whatever the safety plan will be.

Cell Phone Policy changes. What is the policy and what changes do we make? It’s mostly at Teachers discretion.  If there is a need to have cell phones for learning purposes it needs to be approved by the Principal.  Currently, cell phones and one ear bud are allowed during lunch period.  Do we take phones away for lunch time for social interaction? Do we require that phones be off or on silent in the locker during the day. There are possible addictions to cell phones. There is possible pressure to check social media throughout the day.  We could send out a survey to parents regarding the possible changes? Educate the school staff & office staff about what policy is decided.  In the event of a school emergency, parents should trust the school and administration staff rather than wanting the children to have a phone.

Funding Census coming up-

Looking at the Completed Census Map from a previous year, the darker the area the less accurate or the fewer census reports we received or have recorded. Some of our federal funding is tied to the census. We need to educate parents on the importance of the census with a flyer.  If we start letting our parents know now that this impacts the health and wellness of the school and our programs the better. There is a District Campaign to help make sure we have the funding, however it’s not in place. Some may feel vulnerable to complete the census and that it’s not in their best interest which makes it difficult for us to get funding.

PTSA –

-We Postponed Red Ribbon Week and will combine it with White Ribbon Week in January

-Monday is Chick-Fil-A night, Draper Location

-Sending out forms and flyers for Veterans Day assembly (Students will decorate the Veterans Wall with a Picture & Bio about their Veteran)

Misc.

Be aware of policies. Such as Spirit Week. Requiring kids to wear their school jersey, some may not have money to purchase shirts. An idea would be to have the students recycle or donate their shirts to the school. Students may receive a voucher to receive a donated shirt, for example.

Canceling Center update-

-Upcoming 8thgrade reviews for college readiness

-Survey, they are anonymous

-Updated Schedule change policy (QR code on flyer or poster).

Meeting adjourned, Motioned by Grace Acosta, Tess Hortin Seconds, all were in favor. 4:45 PM.

 

Emailed to members

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