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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

Cypress Run 7-12 (2123)

School Year

2018 - 2019

School Grade
(2017 - 2018)

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

Instructional Focus Strategies

Tuesday

1st, 2nd, 3rd

8/21/2018 - 6/4/2018

8:15 AM - 9:15 AM

7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

 


 

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

07

15

80.00

100.00

26.70

0.00

80.00

08

31

83.90

100.00

22.60

0.00

83.90

09

26

73.10

84.60

53.80

0.00

73.10

10

24

83.30

75.00

62.50

0.00

79.20

11

15

86.70

53.30

53.30

0.00

66.70

12

7

57.10

28.60

14.30

0.00

42.90

 

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

After interim reports go out, teachers submit a struggling students list to the counselors. The counselors will meet with each student on the list to discuss ways on how the students can improve. The counselor also make parent contact and schedules parent conferences. 

A team of 4 teachers conduct pull-outs and push-ins to assist those students struggling in Reading and Math. Also, all students are assigned to a case manager when they enroll in Cypress Run. The case manager meets with their students once a week to discuss behavior and academics.

 

RtI Team Meeting Schedule

Day(s) of Week

Week(s) of Month

Start/End Dates

Start/End Times

Monday

1st, 3rd

9/17/2018 - 6/3/2019

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

 

School Counseling Plan File

File Name Upload Date

Counseling-Plan.pdf

10/17/2018

 

Social Emotional Learning

School Wide Social Emotional Learning Plan (SEL)

File Name Upload Date

SELActionPlan2018.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

2123-SAF-Minutes-and-Sign-In-Sheets-5-14-2019.pdf

May

Monitored

5/18/2019

2123-SAF-Agenda-5-14-2019.pdf

May

Monitored

5/18/2019

2123-Minutes-and-Sign-In-Sheets-5-14-2019.pdf

May

Monitored

5/18/2019

2123-Agenda-5-14-2019.pdf

May

Monitored

5/18/2019

2123-SAF-Minutes-and-Sign-In-Sheets-4-09-2019.pdf

April

Monitored

4/13/2019

2123-SAF-Agenda-4-09-2019.pdf

April

Monitored

4/13/2019

2123-Minutes-and-Sign-In-Sheets-4-09-2019.pdf

April

Monitored

4/13/2019

2123-Agenda-4-09-2019.pdf

April

Monitored

4/13/2019

2123-SAF-Minutes-and-Sign-In-Sheets-3-12-2019.pdf

March

Monitored

3/16/2019

2123-SAF-Agenda-3-12-2019.pdf

March

Monitored

3/16/2019

2123-Minutes-and-Sign-In-Sheets-3-12-2019.pdf

March

Monitored

3/16/2019

2123-Agenda-3-12-2019.pdf

March

Monitored

3/16/2019

2123-SAF-Minutes-and-Sign-In-Sheets-2-12-2019.pdf

February

Monitored

2/16/2019

2123-SAF-Agenda-2-12-2019.pdf

February

Monitored

2/16/2019

2123-Minutes-and-Sign-In-Sheets-2-12-2019.pdf

February

Monitored

2/16/2019

2123-Agenda-2-12-2019.pdf

February

Monitored

2/16/2019

CREC-MID-YEAR-REFLECTION-FORM-2019.pdf

January

Monitored

1/25/2019

2123-SAF-Minutes-and-Sign-In-Sheets-1-8-2019.pdf

January

Monitored

1/12/2019

2123-SAF-Agenda-1-8-2019.pdf

January

Monitored

1/12/2019

2123-Minutes-and-Sign-In-Sheets-1-8-2019.pdf

January

Monitored

1/12/2019

2123-Agenda-1-8-2019.pdf

January

Monitored

1/12/2019

2123-SAF-Minutes-and-Sign-In-Sheets-12-11-2018.pdf

December

Monitored

12/16/2018

2123-SAF-Agenda-12-11-2018.pdf

December

Monitored

12/16/2018

2123-Minutes-and-Sign-In-Sheets-12-11-2018.pdf

December

A+ Funds

12/15/2018

2123-Agenda-12-11-2018.pdf

December

A+ Funds

12/15/2018

2123-Minutes-and-Sign-In-Sheets-10-09-2018.pdf

October

Monitored

12/15/2018

2123-SAF-Minutes-and-Sign-In-Sheets-11-13-2018.pdf

November

SAF ByLaws

12/15/2018

2123-SAF-Agenda-11-13-2018.pdf

November

SAF ByLaws

12/15/2018

2123-Minutes-and-Sign-In-Sheets-11-13-2018-.pdf

November

A+ Funds

12/15/2018

2123-Agenda-11-13-2018.pdf

November

A+ Funds

12/15/2018

SAF-Bylaws.pdf

November

ByLaws

11/18/2018

Cypress-Run-2123-SAC-Composition-Report.pdf

November

None

11/5/2018

Committee-MembershipCypressRun.pdf

October

None

11/5/2018

2123-Agenda-10-09-2018.pdf

October

Monitored

10/22/2018

2123-Minutes-and-Sign-In-Sheets-09-11-2018.pdf

October

SAC ByLaws

10/22/2018

2123-Agenda-09-11-2018.pdf

October

SAC ByLaws

10/22/2018

SAC-ByLaws.pdf

October

SAC ByLaws

10/22/2018

2123-SAC-Meeting-Dates-2018-2019.pdf

October

Monitored

10/19/2018

 


 

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?

We will be focusing on Literacy to improve student achievment. This area was chosen because the data shows that the majority of our students are coming to us with low Reading and Writing scores. 

 

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?

All teachers will participate in PLCs designed to incorporate BEST strategies through our school-wide literacy initiative in reading and vocabulary.

 

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

The PLCs that the teachers will participate in will incorporate three main components of our students' special needs. Those components are mental health counseling, behavioral strategies, and our school-wide literacy initiative to improve reading and writing proficiency.

 

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

Our instructional focus calendar is designed by cycles. Each cycle is 3 weeks long. At the end of each cycle the students take an assessment for the cycle. Teachers fill out a data sheet and meet with administration for data chats. At the data chats teachers discuss their plan for students scoring at each level.

 

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

When students enroll they are assigned a case manager. Students are given a personalized plan and the case manager meet with them bi-weekly to discuss progress academically and behaviorally. Parents are contacted and made aware of how child doing.

 

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 content area teachers use grade-level Florida Standards to plan and deliver lessons in the classroom. Each teacher follows the district pacing guide for the respective discipline. Each week teachers participate in PLCs which focus on understanding, unwrapping, and planning using the Florida Standards. Teachers use canvas to share work as well as best practices with colleagues. 

 

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

Administrators visit classrooms weekly. In addition, teachers have been trained on how to utilize Tier1 interventions through BASIS. Through the training, teachers were made aware of the Tier 1 standards, so that Tier 1 standard are implemented.  In addition, through RTi, the RTi team is able to review BASIS and can review if teachers are utilizing Tier 1 Interventions.

 

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?

Students are able to access books via online.

 

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

All students are exposed to “Morning Meetings” focusing on social skills linked to District’s character education and school’s PBIS.  Morning meetings take place every day for 20 minutes during first period in all classes.  Morning meetings open and close with focused breathing, greeting, sharing, group activity, summary and focused breathing to close session out. Chief Bus Rider-students displaying model behavior are recognized by the staff on the bus by receiving a Chief Bus Rider ticket and rewarded once a week on Wednesday with various items, from edibles to school supplies or a pass to come to school out of uniform. Chief Student of the Week-staff at the school recognizes student’s who show cooperation and compassion towards others. SEL Class –Critical Thinking class uses Suite 360 and supports students who are lacking social skills and insight necessary to be successful in school and community settings.

 

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

All students are exposed to “Morning Meetings” focusing on social skills linked to District’s character education and school’s PBIS.  Morning meetings take place every day for 20 minutes during first period in all classes.  Morning meetings open and close with focused breathing, greeting, sharing, group activity, summary and focused breathing to close session out. Each day the morning meetings have a lesson taken from the LEAPs curriculum.

 

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

Morning Meetings are held every morning for the first 20 minutes. Students participate in focus breathing and a discussion around lessons taken from LEAPs. All administratively placed students are assigned to the Social Emotional Learning class. Each month all students participate in Empowerment Sessions where a guest speaker presents on behavior. 

 

 

Strategies & Activities

Strategies Persons responsible Deadline Professional Development Budget
PLCs Janet Jackson 6/3/2019 Project-Based Learning $200.00

BPIE Files

File Name Uploaded Date
2123_10162017_0653_09272016_BPIE_Cypress-Run.pdf 10/19/2018