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School Improvement Plan (SIP)

The School Improvement Plan (SIP) is a live document that is subject to change based on School Advisory Council (SAC) recommendations.

School Name

Hollywood Hills ES (0111)

School Year

2018 - 2019

School Grade
(2017 - 2018)

A

Executive Summary

Download/View Executive Summary

 


 

BEST PRACTICE #1

A Focused and Authentic PLC

PROFESSIONAL LEARNING COMMUNITIES (PLC)

A Professional Learning Community (PLC) is a process in which teachers work in teams and use student information to develop strategies to improve their classroom practices.

PLC Name

Day(s) of Week

Week(s) of Month

Start/End Dates

Start/End Times

Grade

Classroom Management

Friday

3rd

9/14/2018 - 5/10/2019

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

1, 3, 4, 5

Recordex

Wednesday

3rd

9/19/2018 - 5/15/2019

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

5 PLC

Tuesday

2nd

9/11/2018 - 5/14/2019

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

5

4 PLC

Monday

3rd

9/10/2018 - 5/6/2019

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

4

2 PLC

Wednesday

2nd

9/12/2018 - 5/8/2019

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

2

3 PLC

Wednesday
Thursday

2nd

9/13/2018 - 5/9/2019

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

3

1 PLC

Tuesday

1st

9/4/2018 - 5/7/2019

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

1

K PLC

Monday

1st

10/1/2018 - 5/6/2019

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

K

 


 

BEST PRACTICE #2

An Embedded High Quality RtI Process

RESPONSE TO INTERVENTION (RTI)

Response to Intervention (RtI) uses student academic and behavior information to identify students with learning and behavior needs to guarantee that those in danger of failure and/or retention are receiving assistance and support.

 

Graduation/College and Career Readiness (Early Warning Indicators)

Data For: 2017-2018 (Last updated: 7/18/2018)

Grade

Student Enrollment

% of students with attendance below 90%

% of students with 1 or more suspensions

% of students with course failure in ELA or Math

% of students level 1 in ELA or Math

% of students exhibiting 2 or more Early Warning Indicators

KG

144

16.00

0.00

0.00

13.20

5.60

01

142

10.60

0.70

0.00

12.70

2.10

02

152

10.50

0.00

0.00

12.50

1.30

03

131

8.40

2.30

0.00

8.40

1.50

04

141

8.50

0.70

0.00

19.90

3.50

05

123

4.10

0.00

0.00

8.90

0.80

 

Describe all intervention strategies employed by the school to improve the academic performance of students identified by the early warning system.

Hollywood Hills Elementary utilizes numerous assessment data to identify students in need of intervention strategies.  The teachers assess reading levels using the Benchmark Assessment System at least three times per year.  In addition, math levels are assessed using the Go Math pre-requisite test and Chapter tests.  Teachers also collect data from the I-ready diagnostic in math and reading three times per year.  Kindergarten students are assessed on letter names, letter sounds, and concepts of print.  
Students performing below grade level are placed on a progress monitoring plan. If students are still performing below grade level, they are referred to the RTI process and research-based interventions are put in place based on student's needs.  Reading intervention programs include LLI, Rode to the Code, Wilson, Soar to Success, and Fundations.  Math intervention programs include Touchmath and Go Math Re-teach.  Student's progress is monitored to track progress and revise interventions, if necessary.

 

RtI Team Meeting Schedule

Day(s) of Week

Week(s) of Month

Start/End Dates

Start/End Times

Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday

1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th

8/22/2018 - 5/29/2019

8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Tuesday

1st, 3rd

9/4/2018 - 5/28/2019

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

 

School Counseling Plan File

File Name Upload Date

Guidance-Plan-2018.pdf

10/9/2018

 

Social Emotional Learning

School Wide Social Emotional Learning Plan (SEL)

File Name Upload Date

SEL-Action-Plan-2018.docx

10/11/2018

 


 

BEST PRACTICE #3

Optimal Internal/External Relationships

ACCREDITATION PROCESS

The Accreditation Process leads schools to critically evaluate teaching and learning with a focus on academic excellence. All stakeholders (parents, students, staff, and community) are part of the accreditation process.

 

Self-Assessment Ratings

Accreditation Standard

Overall Rating

Purpose and Direction

Governance and Leadership

Teaching and Assessing for Learning

Resources and Support Systems

Using Results for Continuous Improvement

 

Explain the activities in which your school will participate to increase your overall rating. Include specific details.

No Evidence/Artifacts

 

SCHOOL ADVISORY COUNCIL (SAC)

Each school has a School (SAC) to facilitate the development and monitor progress of the annual School Improvement Plan. Agendas and minutes reflect annual needs assessment, SIP monitoring and allocation of Accountability Funds.

 

SAC Upload Center

File Name

Meeting Month

Document Type

Uploaded Date

SAC-agenda-091818-.docx

October

SAC ByLaws

10/30/2018

SAC-agenda-091818-.docx

October

A+ Funds

10/30/2018

SAF--102318-sign-in.pdf

October

None

10/30/2018

SAC--102318-sign-in.pdf

October

Monitored

10/30/2018

SAC--signatures-A-plus-vote.pdf

October

A+ Funds

10/29/2018

SAC--school-rec.-funds-vote.pdf

October

A+ Funds

10/29/2018

SACminutes91818.docx

October

SAC ByLaws

10/24/2018

SACminutes91818.docx

October

A+ Funds

10/24/2018

SAF-minutes-102318.docx

October

None

10/23/2018

SAF-agenda-102318.docx

October

SAF ByLaws

10/23/2018

SAC-agenda-102318-.docx

October

Monitored

10/23/2018

SAC-composition-report.pdf

October

None

10/22/2018

SACsign-insheets9-18.pdf

October

A+ Funds

10/19/2018

SAF-meeting-dates18-19.docx

October

None

10/18/2018

SAC-meeting-dates18-19.docx

October

None

10/18/2018

SAF-Bylaws-2018-19.docx

October

SAF ByLaws

10/10/2018

SAC-ByLaws.html

October

SAC ByLaws

10/10/2018

SACsign-insheets9-18.pdf

September

SAC ByLaws

9/21/2018

 


 

BEST PRACTICE #4

Scaling Up BEST Practices

CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT

School improvement is based on a continuous improvement model, using research-based accepted best practices, which align with student achievement needs, insure student progress, and may be revised when appropriate.

 

Goals

As evidenced in the SES Band Data, which content area(s) will be the focus for improving student achievement and why was this area chosen?

Hollywood Hills Elementary will focus on improving math and reading scores for the lowest quartile students.  Students in the lowest quartile are underperforming in these areas compared to their peers who are not in the lowest quartile.

 

What specific BEST Practice(s) will be implemented or scaled-up to improve teaching and learning in order to increase performance within the SES Band?

The school will focus on BEST practice 2 (Response to Intervention) to increase performance within the SES Band. 

 

Describe in detail how the BEST Practice(s) will be scaled-up.

The literacy coach will train teachers on the use of research-based intervention programs in math and reading.  The RTI process, progress monitoring, will be monitored by the literacy coach to ensure fidelity of implementation.  Interventions will be adjusted, as necessary, based on data.  

 

What specific school-level progress monitoring data is collected and how often?

The school conducts Benchmark Assessment System evaluations at least three times per year.  The I ready diagnostic is also given three times per year.  Kindergarten assesses students on letter names, letter sounds, and concepts of print, throughout the year.  Teachers use both summative and formative assessments throughout the year to determine student mastery.

 

How does the school ensure the fidelity of students not progressing towards school and district goals?

The leadership team oversees the RTI process to monitor progress monitoring of students.  If students are not making progress, the RTI team meets to evaluate the plan and adapt interventions as necessary.  Teachers collect data for evidence of student progress.  

 

How does the school ensure that all classroom instruction is accessible to the full range of learners using Universal Designs for Learning (UDL) for effective instructional design (planning) and delivery (teaching)?

The school ensures that all classroom is accessible to the full range of learners using UDL by monitoring teacher's lesson plans, classroom walk-throughs, and encouraging professional development opportunities.

 

How does the school ensure Tier 1 Standards-Based classroom instruction is being implemented properly and effectively?

The literacy coach offers strategies to incorporate a balanced literacy approach into classrooms.  The literacy coach models effective strategies such as read aloud activities for each grade level.  Teachers' lesson plans are monitored to ensure the needs of all students are being met.  

 

Describe texts used for core, supplemental, and intervention programs at each grade level. How does the school ensure students have access to a balance of literary and informational text in a variety of mediums?

The school uses the Journeys reading, Go Math, and Stemscopes for science at all grade levels for core instruction.  All grade levels use research-based intervention programs such as Road to the Code, Fundations, Wilsons or LLI for reading interventions. Go Math re-teach is used for math interventions.  The school media center offers a variety of texts available for students and teachers to check out, as well as texts that can be accessed online.  The school also provides classroom teachers with Time for Kids or Scholastic magazine subscriptions.  

 

How does your school implement the Broward County Public Schools Social and Emotional Learning Standards to ensure students are developing social and emotional skills?

The guidance counselor will provide training for teachers in LEAPS, SEL competencies, and Sanford Harmony.  The guidance counselor introduced the Sandy Hook Promise program to staff and students.  The school recognizes Kids of Character monthly based on positive behavior traits.  A classroom management PLC is available for teachers to join with instruction in strategies from Conscious Discipline, Responsive Classroom, and CHAMPS.

 

In which ways are the five competencies of the Social Emotional Learning explicitly taught and/or integrated school-wide and in the classroom?

The school will use the following programs to teach the five SEL competencies:
LEAPS
Kids of Character
CHAMPS
Conscious Discipline strategies
Sandford Harmony resources

 

How does your school-wide policy and practices support the social emotional learning for students?

The school recognizes Kids of Character monthly based on positive behavior traits. The school also participated in the Sandy Hook Promise program.  The LEAPS program will be introduced to teachers for use in their classrooms. 

 

 

Strategies & Activities

Strategies Persons responsible Deadline Professional Development Budget
The literacy coach will provide training on the intervention programs and monitoring process. Instructional Coach 5/6/2019 The literacy coach will provide training on the intervention programs and monitoring methods. None

BPIE Files

File Name Uploaded Date
0111_10262017_0111_10172016_BPIE--HHE.pdf 10/18/2018