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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

Gulfstream Academy of Hallandale Beach K-8 (0131)

School Year

2018 - 2019

School Grade
(2017 - 2018)

B

Executive Summary

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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

ELA/Math PreK 2018-2019 PLC

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday

2nd, 4th

8/8/2018 - 5/15/2019

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Pre K

Grade Level and Special Content Area Professional Learning Communities

Wednesday

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

8/29/2018 - 3/6/2019

2:15 PM - 3:00 PM

K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

 


 

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

161

18.00

0.00

0.00

60.90

9.90

01

189

16.40

0.00

0.00

47.60

10.60

02

187

15.00

0.50

0.00

57.80

9.60

03

197

18.80

1.00

0.00

26.90

5.10

04

208

14.40

1.90

0.00

23.60

6.70

05

168

11.30

3.00

0.00

31.50

6.50

06

210

6.20

26.70

8.60

33.80

14.30

07

196

5.60

29.60

1.50

32.70

15.80

08

197

15.70

21.80

7.10

25.90

15.70

 

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

Gulfstream Academy of Hallandale Beach K-8 uses the following startegies:
~ Ready Curriculum is being used as Core Curriculum in Grades 2-8
~ NEWSELA is being used in Grades 3-8
~ IReady 30- 60 minutes per week for all students in grades K-3
~ Reflex Math 3 days per week to progress monitor math fluency
~ Scholastic Book Room to provide teachers with materials to use during their guided reading groups for Grades K-5
~ Struggling students receive Leveled Literacy Instruction (LLI) in grades K-4
~ Inside Curriculum for Grades 6-8 for Reading
~ The Ready Tool Box Intervention is being used for Grades K-5 for Reading and Journey's Write in Readers
~ Teachers instruct students on their instructional level in small groups and double-dose the struggling students
~ Implementation of remediation in class, weekly by grade levels and departments
~ Afterschool and Saturday Tutoring for Grades 3-8
~ Behavior Plan/Contracts
~ Support from the guidance counseling for small groups for grief, anger management and study skills
~ Vocabulary.com from Grades 4-8

 

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

8/28/2018 - 5/23/2019

8:00 AM - 1:45 PM

 

School Counseling Plan File

File Name Upload Date

Gulfstream-ASCP1-2018-2019.pdf

10/18/2018

 

Social Emotional Learning

School Wide Social Emotional Learning Plan (SEL)

File Name Upload Date

Breathing-icons.pdf

11/24/2018

SEL-Action-Plan-2018-Updated.pdf

11/24/2018

SEL-Action-Plan-2018.pdf

10/17/2018

 


 

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&SAF-May-Agenda.pdf

May

None

5/23/2019

SAC&SAF-May-Minutes.pdf

May

None

5/23/2019

SAC&SAF-May-signin.pdf

May

None

5/23/2019

SAC-Flyer-May.pdf

May

None

5/23/2019

SAC-&-SAF-Meeting-Sign-In-April.pdf

April

None

4/30/2019

SAC&SAF-Meeting-Agenda-April.pdf

April

None

4/30/2019

SAC&SAF-Meeting-Agenda-April-Minutes.pdf

April

None

4/30/2019

SAC-Flyer-April.pdf

April

None

4/30/2019

SAC&SAF-Meeting-Agenda-March-Minutes.pdf

April

None

4/15/2019

SAC&SAF-Meeting-Agenda-March.pdf

April

None

4/1/2019

SAC&SAF-Meeting-March-Sign-in.pdf

April

None

4/1/2019

SAC-Flyer-March.pdf

April

None

4/1/2019

SAC&SAF-Meeting-Agenda-February.pdf

February

None

2/27/2019

SAC&SAF-Meeting-Agenda-February-Minutes.pdf

February

None

2/27/2019

SAC&SAF-Sign-in-February-Meeting.pdf

February

None

2/27/2019

MID-YEAR-REFLECTION-FORM-.pdf

January

None

1/31/2019

January-SAC&SAF-Sign-In.pdf

January

A+ Funds

1/31/2019

SAC&SAF-Meeting-January-Minutes.pdf

January

A+ Funds

1/31/2019

SAC&SAF-Meeting-Agenda-January.pdf

January

A+ Funds

1/31/2019

SAC-Flyer-January.pdf

January

A+ Funds

1/31/2019

SAF-Meeting-November.pdf

November

None

1/31/2019

SAF-Meeting-Agenda.pdf

October

None

1/31/2019

SAC-September-Meeting-Minutes.pdf

September

None

1/31/2019

SAC-Sign-in-September.pdf

September

None

1/31/2019

SAC-Meeting-October-Minutes.pdf

October

None

1/31/2019

SAC-Meeting-October-Agenda.pdf

October

None

1/31/2019

SAC-Meeting-November-Minutes-(2).pdf

November

A+ Funds

1/31/2019

SAC-Meeting-Agenda-September.pdf

September

None

1/31/2019

SAC-Meeting-Agenda-November.pdf

November

None

1/31/2019

SAC-Flyer-October.pdf

October

None

1/31/2019

SAC-Flyer-November.pdf

November

None

1/31/2019

2018-2019-SAC_SAF-Parent-Nights-Schedule.pdf

October

SAF ByLaws

1/29/2019

SAF-Bylaw-2018-2019.pdf

October

SAF ByLaws

1/29/2019

A+-Money-Results.pdf

November

A+ Funds

1/15/2019

Sign-in-November.pdf

November

None

12/13/2018

Sign-in-November-Guests.pdf

November

None

12/13/2018

SAC-Sign-in-November-Guests.pdf

November

A+ Funds

11/28/2018

SAC-Sign-in-November.pdf

November

A+ Funds

11/28/2018

SAC-Compostion-Committee-Membership.html

October

None

11/5/2018

SAF-Sign-in-October.pdf

October

None

10/31/2018

SAC-Sign-in-October.pdf

October

None

10/31/2018

SAC-ByLaws-2018-2019.html

October

SAC ByLaws

10/25/2018

 


 

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?

Gulfstream Acadeamy of Hallandale Beach will focus on improving literacy. This area was chosen because as children become mor porficent in literacy this will positively impact the other content areas as well.

 

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?

Teachers take part in professional learning communities that are specifically focused on best practices to help increase student achievement. Also, the professional learning communities assist teachers in using the data from common assessments to drive instruction in their classrooms. Teachers in various content areas use reading stratagies to assist students in comprehending content area text.

 

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

All teachers have been trained on how to use BASIS to track the RTI process. They now understand the process of how to input strategies and eventually if needed how to put in the referral to discuss with the team moving a child to a different support tier. Specific times for interventions have been built into the daily schedule for the to remediate students that are on different tiers of support. Teachers have been made aware of various diagnostic assessments inside of the Benchmark Assessment System and iReady to assist them in making sure the students are given the proper interventions needed.

During professional learning communities teachers are assisted in using best proactices and strateigies to increase student acheivement. They are given the opportunity to be able to look at data from common assessments to specifically plans lessons to remediate or enrich student learning.

 

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

iReady diagnostics are given at the beginning of the year, the middle of the year, and the end of the year.
Common assessments in all content areas at all grade levels are given every six weeks.

 

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

Students that are not making progress are given diagnostics to see what are the students need assitance in. Teachers then use strategies to assist the student and help fill in learning gaps. Students that need more assistance are moved to a different tier of support to give the students the level of support they need. Students are monitored to see of they are making or if they need additional support.

 

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 the use of UDL in the classroom because teachers have the ability to do Flexible seating. Also the incorporation of teachnology so that all students are able to get to more information through the use of technology. Another important thing is making sure that we set achieveable goals for the classroom and for the students themselves. But we need to make sure that the goals are starting off small that way all students are able to obtain that goal. We also make sure that teachers give feedback to oru learners so that they get that deeper understanding and learning through their teaching.

 

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

Gulfstream Academy of Hallandale Beach professiona learning communities in the lower grades focuses on balanced literacy topics. Teachers are assisted in learning to create lesson plans for shared reading, interactive read alouds, and guided reading. Through classroom observations the we are able to see balanced literacy takes place in the classrooms.

 

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?

K-5 uses Journeys for the core curriculum. Level Literacy Intervention (LLI), Fundations, and Phonics for Reading are interventions used to assist student learning. Teachers in in grades K-5 have Social Studies and Science libraries to assist them in making sure students have informational text to read and interact with. Reading classes in in grades 6-8 use the Inside reading series and iReady books. Languare Arts teachers use Collections as their core curriculum.  Also, teachers at all grade levels have access to the Scholastic level readers to use to enhance instruction.

 

 

Strategies & Activities

Strategies Persons responsible Deadline Professional Development Budget
We will be using I-readycomputer and paper based programs, NewsELA, Common formative assessments to help increase these scores. ELA Department 5/30/2019 Teachers will participate in reading strategies trainings. Professional learning communities will give the teachers share best practices and use common formative to remediate or enrich student learning. Teachers work on learning and using the balanced literacy model and use the Literacy Continuum to assist them in creating goals for the students. LLI is used as an intervention to assist the students that are struggling in reading. $2,500.00

BPIE Files

File Name Uploaded Date
BPIE.pdf 10/22/2018