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February 7, 2022 – Minutes

School Community Council Meeting Minutes

Sprucewood Elementary

February 7, 2022 

Members Present:

Faculty

Community

Cathy Schino (Principal)

Cheryl Becerra

Terri Avery(Teacher)

Mindy Cupello

Jen Dean (Teacher)

Jason Dyer

 

Bo Jensen

Brooke Mathews

Theodore McClure

Alternate: Kacee Bernard

Alternate: Rusty Craig

 

Members Absent: Cheryl Becerra

  • Call to Order 4:05pm
  • Approve last month’s minutes approved by TJ and seconded by Bo
  • Begin writing TSSP and LANDTrust Plans for 2022-2023 school year
  1. TSSP will be worked on by school and goals shared with SCC for input
  2. SCC will develop LAND Trust plan to address one or more goals from TSSP

Proposed TSSP (including proposed budgets for Landtrust and TSSA funds)

Reading Goal

Analysis Summary

 68% of Sprucewood students demonstrated typical or above typical growth in basic reading skills according to Acadience Winter Pathways of Progress data.   A strategy for improvement is implementing vertically aligned daily literacy block routines.  Each grade level will plan 30 minutes of systematic foundations routines, 60 minutes of comprehension routines, and 60 minutes of skill-based routines.

Goal

By May 2023, 80% or more of Sprucewood students will demonstrate typical to above typical growth in basic reading skills according to Acadience Pathways of Progress.

Action Plan Summary

1) all planning is standards-based

2) teachers will deliver Tier 1 and Tier 2 reading instruction  that follows the literacy block vertical alignment within the master schedule time frames

3) teachers will use common foundation routines (K-3= 95% Core, 4-5= REWARDS & 95% multisyllabic routines)

4) teachers will use common comprehension routines (K-5= read aloud, close reading, comprehension connections, Framing Your Thoughts, color coded paragraph writing)

5) teachers will use common skill-based routines (6-8 week fluid intervention groups based on data)

6) hire and train five Multi-tiered Systems of Support aides (or equivalent hours) to support students who are below benchmark in reading

Measurement

All grades will use Acadience Beginning of Year to End of Year Pathways of Progress data.

Budget

Landtrust: projection=$53,000

  • $40,000 will pay for Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) aide salaries
  • $12,000 will pay for texts to support reading and writing instruction
  • $1,000 will pay for supplies supporting reading and writing instruction (including but not limited to anchor charts,  tracking devices, colored paper, journals, pencils, highlighters, highlighting tape, markers, colored pencils, crayons, glue)

Cathy Schino mentioned that we don’t know exactly what our budget will as this budget is determined by student numbers each year.  This is a good estimate as we are not projecting a large difference in student numbers next year.  

Goal is written based on a growth model so that ALL students can show achievement throughout the year in ELA.  Those who are above grade level, on grade level, or below can show growth.  

Question about how many aides does the 40K cover? Answer: 5 aides.  Some part time, some full time. 

 

Vote/Comments

Cathleen Schino

Goal is written based on a growth model so that ALL students can show achievement throughout the year in ELA.  Those who are above grade level, on grade level, or below can show growth.  

Terri Avery

 

Jen Dean

I like the way the steps are written.  Using the PD from 2021-2022 school year to drive the data collection process.  I agree with the spending of the funds in this way. 

Cheryl Becerra

 

Mindy Cupello

Looks good, hope it will help support the teachers. 

Jason Dyer

Similar to last year, good with moving forward, it’s been working well over the past few years and supportive about using this proposed plan & budget.  

Bo Jensen

Looks good.  Is there a way parents can support students from home? Yes.  Through Canvas & the online portal- LTI 

Supportive of the plan & spending the way it’s outlined.  

Brooke Mathews

Can we get to 80% from 62% in a year?

Schino- yes!  Data is promising.  

Is the time allocation for instruction daily or weekly? Daily and some expectations are changing. 

Theodore McClure

Sounds good. 

Vote Summary: we are in favor of the proposed plan and spending the LANDtrust budget the way it is outlined 

 

Math Goal

Analysis Summary

 62% of students demonstrated at or above benchmark skills according to Math Acadience Winter Composite scores.   A strategy for improvement is implementing number talks, using the CRA (concrete, representational, abstract) model daily during math instruction, and analyzing growth patterns using pathways of progress data.

Goal

By May 2023, 80% or more of Sprucewood students will demonstrate typical to above typical growth according to Acadience Pathways of Progress.

Action Plan Summary

1) provide professional development on unpacking standards so all planning is standards-based

2) provide professional development focused on number talks

3) provide professional development focused on CRA (concrete, representational, abstract) model of teaching

4) provide professional development focused on the 8 mathematical practice standards

5) teachers will explicitly teach math vocabulary using the systematic vocabulary routine daily

6) teachers will deliver Tier 1 and Tier 2 math instruction within the master schedule time frames

7) plan for public practice to occur to improve instruction using two methods:

  1. a) Teachers will videotape themselves teaching the number talk or CRA portion of their math lesson that can be viewed individually and/or with a peer or coach
  2. b) Teachers observe peers teaching number talks and/or CRA portion of math lessons (can be cross grade)

 

Measurement

All grades will use Acadience Beginning of Year to End of Year Pathways of Progress data.

Budget

TSSA projection:  $54,000 (45,000 already budgeted for 0.5 salary)

  • $9,000 will pay for math manipulatives and storage bins to house manipulatives

 

School Climate Goal

 

Analysis Summary

27% of students are demonstrating internalizing behaviors according to Winter SRSS-IE data.  A strategy for improvement is to have teachers participate in public practice by videoing themselves to self-assess positive to corrective feedback ratios, specific feedback and feedback sequences.  

Goal

By May 2022, 100% of Sprucewood teachers will demonstrate 4:1 positive to corrective feedback, increase specific feedback and follow up 100% of corrective feedback with a feedback sequence to reinforce when a student demonstrates the desired behavior as evidenced by informal and formal IPOP data.

Action Plan Summary

1) Provide professional development on specific feedback and feedback sequences

2) Teachers will participate in public practice to improve school climate by videoing themselves teaching a lesson of choice and watching individually and/or with peer or coach to analyze their positive to corrective feedback, specific feedback, and feedback sequences that follow corrective feedback when students demonstrate the desired behavior.

Measurement

Informal and formal IPOP feedback data

Budget

TSSA: projection=$54,000

  • $45,000 will pay for 50% (0.5 FTE) of our School Social Worker’s salary, benefits and insurance so Sprucewood can maintain a full-time social worker OR pay for 0.5 FTE for a Licensed Teacher salary to maintain a full-time teacher position.

 

Math assistants discussion- Can we create a support plan for math like we currently have for ELA?  We are going to focus our professional development and resources on Tier 1 instructional routines this year.  Focusing on our Tier II  plan and supports are in the long-term plan.  

More robust SEL program than feedback cycles?

Brooke likes the 4:1 feedback for positive behaviors 

Would like to keep as many teachers and social workers as possible in the building, liking the way these funds are planning to be spent. 

 

  • Adjourn until next month’s meeting March 7, 2022 4:45pm

 

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