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Action Plan

                                        Jamaica Village School                                      

2010-2013 Action Plan

Approved June 15, 2011 by the Jamaica School Board

 

GOALS:

1.      To improve student learning

2.      To improve communication

3.      To build a safe and healthy school

 

 

GOAL 1:  To improve student learning

 

Action Steps

 

 

Timeline

 

 

Person(s) Responsible

 

Resources Required

 

 

Outcome(s)

 

 

To improve student learning in the area of math:

 

Use GLEs to create a math vocabulary list for each grade level

·          Students to create math vocabulary cards and utilize on a ring

·          Teachers to create math word walls

 

Ongoing

Classroom teachers

Students

Principal

GLEs

Curriculum

Budget

In progress

Continue full implementation of  Trailblazers and Connected Math 2 and align unit of instruction with the GLEs

 

Ongoing

Alignment complete by the end of the 2011-12 school year

Classroom teachers

Principal

Time

Online professional development

In progress; alignment to be done

Send home a list of educational websites, specifically those that coordinate with the current unit of study

 

Ongoing

Classroom teachers

Technology staff

Principal

Time

List on website (more to be added); coordinate with units of student to be done

Offer Math Afternoons (5/13/11 – Action Plan Committee added “with families”

 

2010-2011 school year with the possibility of continuing based on level of involvement

Classroom teachers

Principal

Time

Budget for refreshments

Completed January/February 2011

Investigate the level of interest in an afterschool math games club

 

2010-2011 school year

Classroom teachers

Principal

Time

Budget to hire personnel

Interest is present – 21st C grant?

5/13/11 – “Adjust math schedule to include 1 ½ hours of daily math instruction”

 

Beginning 2011-12 school year

Principal

Classroom teacher

Time

 

 

To improve student learning in the area of literacy:

 

Continue with work done during 2007-08 with regard to response to text (emphasis on informational text), writing prompts and constructive response with the addition of rubrics for student use

 

Ongoing, with consistent use of rubrics

Classroom teachers

Principal

Time

WCSU grade level meetings

Ongoing

Define the draft process, using common language

 

2010-2011 school year

Classroom teachers

Principal

Time

WCSU grade level meetings

 

Work started

Provide for daily writing opportunities in the form of a response journal, learning log and/or free write journal

 

 

Ongoing with journal to be shared at student lead conferences

Classroom teachers

Students

Time

Journals

Ongoing

Level K-6 libraries

 

2010-2011 school year

Classroom teachers

Support staff

Hired staff

 

Budget to hire personnel

Trade books are leveled; single copies to be done

Fully incorporate Fountas and Pinnell (and supplement with Sitton) including reading assessments at the beginning and end of the year; interactive read-aloud and literature discussion; shared and performance reading; writing about reading; writing; oral, visual, and technological communication; phonics, spelling and word study; and guided reading

 

Full implementation by beginning of 2012-2013 school year

Classroom teachers

Principal

Budget to hire substitutes for assessments and creating materials for units

Focus on writing and guided reading (use of 2PD afternoons for writing; use of 1 PD day for guided reading)

Use structured guided reading and writing techniques consistently so as to build a school-wide approach

·          Use of guided reading groups, centers, student/teacher conferencing, and other structures that promote self-directed learning

 

Ongoing with full implementation by beginning of 2011-2012 school year

Classroom teachers

Principal

Time

Working towards full school-wide implementation

Publish a booklet to showcase student’s written work

 

2-3 times per year

Classroom teachers

Principal

Administrative Assistant

Time

1st edition of the Jamaica Journal published 12/10

Utilize an artists in residence program

 

2010-2011 school year

Principal

Classroom teachers

 

Time to write grant

Grant via VT Arts Council; projected completed 2/11 with a mural in the multi-purpose room

Build a coordinated writing curriculum

·          Portfolio pieces

 

Ongoing

Classroom teachers

Principal

WCSU grade level meetings

Ongoing via GLAM work

Create a leveled resource library

 

By the end of the 2011-2012 school year

Principal

Classroom teachers

Budget for materials and additional time

Time to write grant

To be done

5/13/11 – Offer a JVS Summer Reading Challenge

 

Beginning summer of 2011

Principal

Time

Budget for rewards

 

 

To improve student learning in the areas of math and literacy:

 

Build learning communities that use data (student work) to drive instruction

·          Teachers to meet weekly outside of staff meetings to discuss student work and instruction and to document action step and progress (e.g. instructional changes and impact on student learning)

 

Ongoing on a weekly basis

Principal

Classroom Teachers

Budget to maintain current schedule

-All FTE teachers have been trained; all JVS teachers will be trained by May 2011

-JVS PLC meets every Tuesday (1st Tuesday of the month is set aside for RtI work)

Integrate NECAP released items into formative assessments for grades 2-6

·          Teachers will use all past released items with students on a weekly basis

 

Ongoing

Classroom teachers

Principal

Time

Ongoing

Create an individual plan for each student who is not proficient on state and/or local assessments that aligns with the goal setting as defined below

Ongoing

Classroom teachers

Principal

Time

In place via RtI framework

Continue to build and maintain a school-wide Title I program so as to serve all students

·          Create an assessment folder for  each student to

document progress, strengths and  challenges on

state, district and local assessments throughout the school year

·         Home-School Agreement

Ongoing

Classroom teachers

Principal

Parents

Time

 

Complete and ongoing

Teachers to meet with students prior to parent-teacher conferences to review student’s progress

 

Ongoing – three times per year to align with trimesters

 

Classroom teachers

Students

Principal

 

Time

In progress

Implement student led parent/teacher/student conferences and involve parents in goal  setting process

 

Ongoing-three times per year to align with trimesters

Classroom teachers

Students

Parents

Principal

 

Time

In progress

Differentiate instruction

·          Utilize learning centers in each classroom

·          Teach to and assess at different levels and styles of learning

·          Provide all students with challenging and authentic work

 

Ongoing

Classroom teachers

Principal

Curriculum

Time

Data collection system

Student survey data

In progress

Provide consistent amount of homework throughout the school year utilizing “homework packets” to develop time management skills and support parental request for flexibility in weekly homework completion

 

Trial for 2010-2011 school year, with ongoing implementation if school survey data supports its continuation

Classroom Teachers

Students

Parents

Principal

Curriculum

Time

Data collection re: hw completion

 

In progress

100% of students should demonstrate individual growth (or maintained levels of proficiency or above proficiency) on MAP and NECAP assessments each time they are administered

 

Ongoing

Classroom Teachers

Students

Principal

Data collection system re: individual’s progress

Time

Fall 2010 to Winter 2011: Math (90.3%), Reading (92.3%), Language 2-6 (97.5%)

Improve NECAP scores to demonstrate proficiency at or above the state level while showing growth toward meeting the AMOs

 

Ongoing

Classroom teachers

Students

Principal

 

Time for data collection and analysis

Fall 2009 to Fall 2010:  Reading 71% to 76%; Math 60% to 59%

Meet or exceed district RIT scores on MAP assessment by grade level

 

Ongoing

Classroom teachers

Students

Principal

 

Time for data collection and analysis

 

Continue “HW Club” and explore offering this afterschool

 

Ongoing

Explore afterschool offering 2010-2011

Classroom teachers

Principal

Budget for afterschool personnel

To be done

Implement all school curriculum (e.g. solar  system) twice a year, providing K-2 and 3-6 with 4 authentic choices including rubrics to demonstrate their learning

 

Twice per year

Classroom teachers

Principal

Curriculum

Time

Diversity Fair in progress; Oceans Spring 2011

Hold a whole-school Science Fair one year and a Diversity Fair the following year, inviting parents and community

 

Twice per year

Classroom teachers

Principal

Curriculum

Time

Diversity Fair 3/28/11

Implement motivational incentives to encourage students to do their best on assessments (MAP and NECAP)

 

Prior to each assessment

Classroom teachers

Principal

Budget for incentives

NECAP 2010 – frozen treat each day if 100% effort demonstrated; MAP Winter 2011 – individual classroom incentives

 

Explore the possibility of a summer school program

 

During the 2010-2011 school year

 

Principal

Budget for summer personnel

21st C Grant submitted 2/11

 

To improve student learning in the area of technology

 

Implement Windham Central Supervisory Union’s Technology Plan

 

Ongoing

Principal

Classroom teachers

Budget

In progress

Acquire necessary technology  in order to implement GLEs and action steps

 

Ongoing

Principal

Budget

ARRA funds (4 projectors, 4 screens, 2 interactive whiteboards), ARRA special education funds (4 laptops, 2 iTouchs, MP3 players, software), replacement equipment (flat screen monitors for lab), wireless network for building

Provide professional development in order to utilize technology in each classroom

 

Ongoing

Technology staff

Principal

 

Budget

PD from Systems Administrator Fall 2010 for projectors and 1/11 for Interactive whiteboards

Provide keyboarding instruction in grades 3-6 using Type to Learn

 

3 times per week during the school year

Classroom teachers

Principal

Technology staff

 

Budget

Type to Learn instruction began 12/10 due to graphic issues

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GOAL 2:  To improve communication

 

Action Steps

 

 

Timeline

 

 

Person(s) Responsible

 

 

Resources Required

 

 

Outcome(s)

 

Build and continually update website using First Class, including email link to staff

 

2010-2011 school year and ongoing

Principal

Technology staff

Time

 Budget

To be done

Electronic call list for snow days/emergencies

 

2010-2011 school year and ongoing

Principal

Time

Budget

 

In progress

Promotion of electronic newsletter

 

Ongoing

Administrative assistant

Classroom teachers

Principal

 

Time

Technology

In progress/ongoing

Use of tool for weekly communication (e.g. “Week in Review”), parents to sign with feedback

 

2010-2011 school year and thereafter if effective

 

Classroom teachers

Parents

Principal

Time

In progress, low return rate

Teachers and parents to utilize email for communication (teachers to check email daily)

 

2010-2011 school year and ongoing

Classroom teachers

Parents

Principal

Time

Technology

In progress

Teachers to send home a notice at the beginning of the year as to times they are available for meeting

 

 

2010-2011 school year and ongoing

Classroom teachers

Principal

Time

Completed

Parent Involvement

·          Education

           -Math Afternoons

                             -Workshops (e.g. Responsive Classroom for parents

                                diversity education, parenting)

·          Home-School Agreement

·          Annual survey

·          Open House/Parent Conference

            -(Parent Conferences to be held   twice - Fall/Spring)

·          Assessment/Action Plan Night

·          First Day Celebration

·          Newsletter (5/13/11- hard copy 1 per family)

·          Handbook                          

·          Weekly Monday Morning Meetings (provide schedule to parents indicating when classes are facilitating)

·          Schedule invited events (e.g. Author’s Tea) at beginning or end of day

·          End of the year student lead conferences (last day of school)

 

2010-2011 school year and ongoing

Parents

Principal

Classroom teachers

Administrative assistant

Time

Budget for workshops and celebrations

-Education:  4/4 “Table talk” workshop grades 5-8 re: alcohol/drug use

-Home-school agreement, 1st day celebration, handbook, Open House and 1st parent conference:  completed for 2010/11

-Survey, End of the Year conferences:  to do

-Assessment/Action Plan Night 3/8/11

 

 

Grade to grade transition

 

Ongoing

Classroom teachers

Principal

Time

To be done at end of the year

Administer a student survey

 

Ongoing annually

Students

Administrative assistant

Principal

 

Time

To be done April 2011

 

 

GOAL 3:  To build a safe and healthy school

 

Action Steps

 

 

Timeline

 

 

Person(s) Responsible

 

 

Resources Required

 

 

Outcome(s)

 

Fully implement Responsive Classroom techniques in each classroom and throughout the school

 

Ongoing

Classroom teachers

Principal

Students

Parents

 

Time

Budget for professional development

Ongoing

Explore PBiS as it relates to RC

 

5/13/11- Implement PBiS (including a system to inform parents of student acknowledgements) with SWIS (School-wide Information System)

 

2010-2011 school year

2011-2012 school year

Principal

 

JVS Staff

Time

Budget for training

 

BEST grant obtained, 1st Steps Workshop attended, PBiS conference 3/15-17, 2011

Provide learning opportunities

·          Fire Prevention

·          First Aid/CPR (staff/parents/5-6 students)

·          Water safety

 

Ongoing

Principal

Outside professionals

Budget for outside personnel

Fire department not available for fire prevention discussion in October 2010

Implement diversity education programming

·          Schoolwide connection to and learning about a country (Diversity Fair)

·          Within classrooms

·          Whole school performances

 

Ongoing (Diversity Fair every other year)

Principal

Classroom teachers

Curriculum

Budget for performances

Diversity Fair 3/28/11

Address student feedback re: bullying

·          Within classrooms (5/13/11 – to include cyberbullying for 5/6 class)

·         Whole school performances

 

Ongoing

Principal

Classroom teachers

Guidance/Nurse

Budget for performances and personnel

TIGER “A Bully Isn’t Your Friend, Yet!” 10/10; ongoing in classrooms, use of bullying can in office

Consistently promote guiding principles of Mutual Respect, Personal Responsibility, and Physical and Emotional Safety

 

Ongoing

Principal

Classroom teachers

Teachers

Students

Parents

Time

Budget for incentives

Ongoing; added “Ready to Learn” 12/10 along with PBiS trainings and created a behavioral rubric for our 4 “Expectations”