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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

North Fork ES (1191)

School Year

2018 - 2019

School Grade
(2017 - 2018)

C

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

Recording and Representing Knowledge (Classroom techniques) Marzano

Monday

3rd

9/17/2018 - 5/20/2019

3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Pre K, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

 


 

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

76

23.70

3.90

0.00

34.20

10.50

01

63

12.70

3.20

0.00

19.00

6.30

02

62

17.70

8.10

0.00

30.60

9.70

03

61

13.10

1.60

0.00

32.80

6.60

04

86

23.30

15.10

0.00

29.10

12.80

05

79

24.10

7.60

0.00

30.40

10.10

 

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

The early warning system is identified in BASIS (attendance, mobility, FRL,). Intervention strategies used are Direct Instruction, Differentiated Instruction, ESOL/ESE/IEP accomodations, Technology programs, teacher modeling, data chats, team and individual behavior plans, agenda book, and small group instruction.

The intervention strategies that North Fork Elementary will be implementing include:

  • Fundations in Kindergarten and First to reinforce phonics and decoding skills.
  • Innovationf For Learning computer program in Kindergarten and First Grade to reinfoce foundational standards. 
  • iReady computer program in ELA and Math to the needs of students at their instructional level.
  • Smal group guided reading using
    • Rewards
    • Curious About Words
    • Quick Reads
    • Phonics for Reading
  • Differentiated Centers to reinforce skills

 

RtI Team Meeting Schedule

Day(s) of Week

Week(s) of Month

Start/End Dates

Start/End Times

Thursday

2nd, 4th

9/20/2018 - 3/28/2019

9:00 AM - 2:45 PM

 

School Counseling Plan File

File Name Upload Date

NFE-Guidance-Plan.pdf

10/18/2018

 

Social Emotional Learning

School Wide Social Emotional Learning Plan (SEL)

File Name Upload Date

NFE-SEL-Action-Plan-2018.docx

10/18/2018

 


 

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

MAY2019SACminutes.pdf

May

None

5/30/2019

SAC10-10.pdf

October

Monitored

5/10/2019

SACmeeting-Dec2018.pdf

December

None

5/7/2019

SAC-SAFFeb2019.pdf

May

Monitored

5/6/2019

1191_10262018_SAF-Meeting-Agenda-&-minutes8_02_18-(1).pdf

April

None

4/24/2019

1191_10262018_SAF-Bylaws-NFE.pdf

April

SAF ByLaws

4/24/2019

1191_10262018_NFSACBylaws09-1.pdf

April

SAC ByLaws

4/24/2019

1191_01312019_MID-YEAR-NFE18_19.pdf

April

Developed

4/24/2019

SAC-SAFmeetingagendaand-minutes11_7_18.pdf1.pdf

November

A+ Funds

2/1/2019

NorthForkElementary-A-Plus-Funds.pdf

January

A+ Funds

1/24/2019

SAC-composition-Report18_19.pdf

November

Monitored

11/20/2018

 


 

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?

Based on the SES Band data our school will focus on improving student achievement in science, reading and math.  We are also focussing on improving student learning  gains for the lowest 25th percrentile.  These areas were chosen because students performed significantly below compared to the corresponding scores of others in the SES band. 

 

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 RTI practice will be scaled up to improve student progress and the reading interention hour will be continued.

 

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

The RTI process will be scaled-up to provide earlier identification of students and adaquete implementation of interventions at Tier 2 and Tier 3 levels.  All teachers will be retrained in BASIS.  In addition, the school will ensure that both teachers and parents are aware of the procedures of the RTI process.  Additionally, Every student will participate in a one hour reading intervention for phonics, comprehension, and fluency.

 

 

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

We will collect and monitor the following data:
iReady diagnostic-monthly
BSA
BAS-3x a year
Schoolcity (check points)- monthly

 

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

Administration conducts weekly classroom walkthroughs and students are submitted for Rti to recommend further interventions if needed.  Students not making sufficient progress will be submitted for further evaluation.

Our school uses the Multi-Tiered System of Support to provide high quality instruction to all students (Tier 1).  For those students who do not meet proficiency on grade level standards, the Collaborative Problem Solving Team uses a problem solving approach to plan interventions and monitor progress. Students are moved to Tier 2 or Tier 3 for more intensive support depending on their individual needs. These supports include small group instruction with a research based intervention. Students are monitored through the use of varied assessments. Student data is collected and shared at an RTI (Response to Intervention) meeting which meets approximately every six to eight weeks for each child. Using the problem solving approach, the team decides the next steps for the student, including continuing the intervention or adjusting it to better meet the child's needs.

 

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)?

All teachers differentiate instruction to meet the needs of all students including ESE and ELL students.  All classroom centers are differentiated to meet the needs of all student levels.  Additionally, supplemental material are made available to enhance student learning.

 

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

To ensure that Tier 1 Standards-Based classroom instruction is being implemented properly, administrators will conduct classroom walk troughs to monitor instructional delivery.  Teacher lesson plans are reviewed monthly to insure that Tier 1 grade standards are being taught.

 

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 media center provides students and teachers access to a variety of informational texts to check out and read at home.  Students and teachers have access to books online which include informational texts.  The reading resource room also offers a variety of informational texts that are used in reading instruction.  The school subscribes to Time for Kids or National Geographic for Kids, depending on the grade level,  to ensure students at every grade level have access to current events. Teachers have students utilize resources available through SSO and communicate procedures to access these resources at home.  Each classroom has a library with books differentiated for all reading levels in the class.
Students in K-5 participate in a daily intervention hour using one of the following programs:  Phonics for Reading,  Curious about words, Fundations, Quick Reads and Rewards.


 

 

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

At North Fork Elementary we provide students with a safe supportive space and ensures that students are ready and available for deeper learning.  On the morning announcements students participate in "mindful momments" activities to get their days started.

 

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

Self-Awareness-Strategies include: Mindful moments on morning announcements. I’m Thumbody program taught to all 2nd grade students.“Express Yourself” Journal writing

 
Social Awareness- Strategies include: Anti-bully activities, School-wide behavior assembly, Classroom discussions, Brainstorming activities
 
Relationship skills- Strategies include:  Monthly Mindful activities.Class discussions, Essay and poster activities.  Say “Hello, Red Ribbon week, Kindness Activity-Harvest Drive food donation activity, Anti Bullying week.
 
Self Management- Strategies include:  Kids of character awards.  Character Trait daily announcements.  Student of the Month award and party.  Monthly Attendance award and party.
 
Responsible Decision Making-Strategies include:  Social skills lessons from LEAPS
 

 

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

Our school is a "Bully free zone" and all students are encouraged to report all forms of bullying to an adult or submit their concern to the "Anti-Bully" box.  The following axtivities support our SEL program:  Parent Curriculum nights, Dads bring your child to school day, Career day, Field Day, student of the month, Moms and Muffins, and holiday programs.

School safety drills are practiced as a part of opening activities and throughout each year. Staff members participated in crisis prevention intervention training and evacuation drills designed to support all sta , students and their families. The North Fork SAFE Team works closely and collaboratively with all emergency departments on safety issues and emergency practice drills.

 

 

Strategies & Activities

Strategies Persons responsible Deadline Professional Development Budget
A planning committee will plan activities and identify resources to used during Family Curriculum Night. Provide students with incentives for attending. We will offer door prizes and raffle prizes. Erica Jones Biddings, School counselor 12/12/2018 None Refreshments- $1,000 Parenting resources/brochures- $700
Students will participate in Extended Learning Opportunities Before, During, After School Manatee camp. Teachers will participate in PLC on Marzano's Representing knowledge. Rendolyn Amaker, Principal 5/14/2019 PLC on Marzano's Recording and Representing Knowledge Chapter books for 5th grade reading groups-$3,000 Student Awards and Incentives- $1,000
Students will be exposed to science process skills through Inquiry/Hands-on experiences using the 5 E model of teaching. Teachers will use Inquiry investigations to engage students in lessons. Teachers will implement Direct instruction of the scientific method and Utilize the 5 E Model during class science lessons. Sophia Myers, Assit. Principal 5/31/2019 NA Student awards and incentives- $1,500
Students will receive additional instruction in Math through intervention small group and push in/pull out support. Sophia Myers, Assit. Principal 6/4/2019 NA Math manipulatives-$300 Math story books-$600 Technology- 2 Document camera- $ 960.00

BPIE Files

File Name Uploaded Date
BPIE-2017-2018.pdf 10/26/2018