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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

Sawgrass Springs MS (3431)

School Year

2018 - 2019

School Grade
(2017 - 2018)

B

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

Leadership team PLC

Monday

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

7/18/2018 - 6/12/2019

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

6, 7, 8

Electives

Tuesday

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

8/21/2018 - 6/5/2019

8:30 AM - 9:10 AM

6, 7, 8

Social Studies

Tuesday

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

8/21/2018 - 6/5/2019

8:30 AM - 9:10 AM

6, 7, 8

Science

Tuesday

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

8/21/2018 - 6/5/2019

8:30 AM - 9:10 AM

6, 7, 8

Reading

Tuesday

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

8/21/2018 - 6/5/2019

8:30 AM - 9:10 AM

6, 7, 8

ELA/Language Arts

Tuesday

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

8/21/2018 - 6/5/2019

8:30 AM - 9:10 AM

6, 7, 8

Mathematics

Tuesday

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

8/21/2018 - 6/5/2019

8:30 AM - 9:10 AM

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

06

390

10.50

14.60

3.80

26.20

12.60

07

446

15.90

11.20

6.10

16.80

9.00

08

454

15.00

15.20

0.90

16.30

9.70

 

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

Behavior
- Tier 1 Classroom Management Techniques, Group Counseling, Mentoring Program
- Tier 2 FBA  
- Tier 3 PBIP
Academic
- Tier 1 Whole class, peer buddies, peer counselors
- Tier 2 Small Groups, reteach, pull out for math and reading
- Tier 3 Increase intensity

 

RtI Team Meeting Schedule

Day(s) of Week

Week(s) of Month

Start/End Dates

Start/End Times

Wednesday

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

9/21/2018 - 6/4/2019

9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

 

School Counseling Plan File

File Name Upload Date

SawgrassGuidance-Calendar2018-09-14-155739.pdf

9/17/2018

 

Social Emotional Learning

School Wide Social Emotional Learning Plan (SEL)

File Name Upload Date

SELActionPlanimage2018-09-20-092616.pdf

9/20/2018

 


 

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.

 

Evidence/Artifacts

Standards and Indicators

File Name

Standards & Indicator

Upload Date

EproveReport_SS_Student.pdf

10/17/2018

EProveReport_SS_Parent.pdf

10/17/2018

Eprove-surveyReport_SS_Staff.pdf

10/17/2018

highly-qualified-2018-2019.xlsx

10/17/2018

SAC09052018Agenda.docx

9/27/2018

SACMinutes-September-2018.doc

9/17/2018

3431_02222016_3431_12072015_Big-Brothers--3.9_4.6.docx

9/12/2018

 

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

SACMinutes-Novermber-7th-2018.doc

November

Monitored

11/13/2018

SAC-November-sign-in-2018.pdf

November

Monitored

11/13/2018

SAC-Composition-2018image2018-11-09-155946.pdf

November

Developed

11/13/2018

SAC11072018agenda.docx

November

Developed

11/8/2018

SACMinutes-October-032018.doc

October

Developed

10/8/2018

SAC-By-Laws2018-10-05-140011.pdf

October

SAC ByLaws

10/8/2018

Octsign-in-image2018-10-03-160326.pdf

October

Developed

10/4/2018

SAC10032018agenda-.docx

September

Developed

9/27/2018

SAC09052018Agenda.docx

September

Developed

9/27/2018

SACMinutes-September-2018.doc

September

Developed

9/17/2018

Septsign-in-image2018-09-11-092715.pdf

September

Developed

9/11/2018

 


 

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 are continuing to focus on ELA.  We want to maintain the high degree of performance we achieved last year in the performance in all grades.  We want to maintain this progress this school year to ensure this trend continues.  We will also be focusing on Mathematics for all grade levels based on our FSA data. 

 

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 BEST practices that will be implemented to improve teaching and learning in order to increase performance in the SES band are as follows:
Differentiated Instruction
The effective scaffolding of literacy instructional strategies
Data chats with teachers and students to analyze data and identify areas of improvement.
Utilizing the RtI early warning signs to identify students 

 

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

Sawgrass Springs Middle Literacy teachers will continue in August 2018 with district support with a strong focus on scaffolding standards and lessons through effective lesson planning and through authentic PLC's.  Lesson modeling and intervisitations will occur on an ongoing basis throughout the year.

The math and science team will work with a strong focus on differentiated instruction.  Both the i-Ready development team and district support with plan, model, and assist monitor this process within both departments.

 

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

Common assessments are given at the end of each Unit in each grade level, about once every 4 weeks. In between the common assessment, PLC time the teachers will create share best practices to close the gap with small projects, activities and other resources to enhance the day-to-day lessons. Data from these in class supplements are also discussed and analyzed to remediate and enrich students.

 

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

Invited to Saturday Camp- extended learning opportunity
scheduled for pull-out opportunity with instructional coach
assigned staff member as a mentor (mentor role includes one-on-one conferencing regarding academic progress)
monitor student with daily progress report to be completed by each teacher and reviewed by both parent and counselor or administrator
request parent conference
Administrative data chat with students

 

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 will ensure that all classroom instruction is accessible using UDL through lesson plan checks, classroom observations, walkthroughs, and formative and summative assessments.

 

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

The school will ensure that all classroom instruction is accessible using UDL through lesson plan checks, classroom observations, walkthroughs, and formative and summative assessments.

 

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?

Collections  - 6th, 7th, 8th grade Language Arts and Reading
Inside Book B & Book C – 6th, 7th, 8th grade Reading
Newsela – 
Internet-based instructional program providing thousands of news articles with activities and questions aligned to Florida standards
 The Instructional Focus Calendars for both Language Arts and Reading include the standards for informational text as well as literature and include the anchor texts for each collection of stories which are a variety of literature and nonfiction. Newsela and CommonLit.org are supplemental materials used in both Language Arts and Reading.

 

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 grades 6-8 middle school students will demonstrate the ability to accurately recognize one’s own emotions, thoughts, and values and how they influence behavior. The ability to accurately assess one’s strengths and limitations, with a well-grounded sense of confidence, optimism, and a “growth mindset.” This will be evidenced by quantitative and qualitative data derived from teacher-made assessments.

 

 

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

In order to develop self-awareness and self-management skills, we implemented SEL lessons using the Hands-on Classroom curriculum in all 1st-period classes.  Staff encourages/ implement the 4 Bs school-wide behavior system to build a culture of accountability. 

 

 

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

Our school's culture encourages students to be aware of their thoughts, feelings, and emotions, which enable them to empathize with others; Students are given the tools to manage their behavior and seek support when needed.

 

 

Strategies & Activities

Strategies Persons responsible Deadline Professional Development Budget
CFA's, Canvas, USATestprep Emily Reidmeyer and 6/5/2019 Weekly PLC's $2,000.00
CARE professional development initiative training on planning days delivered by the school's Professional Development Committee. Dr. Marcia Richards and Mr. Lorry Greenberg 6/5/2019 Weekly PLC's $1,200.00
CFA's, Canvas, USATestprep Fran McMahon, Lorry Greenberg 6/5/2019 Weekly PLC's $2,000.00
CFA's, Canvas, USATestprep Fran McMahon, Lorry Greenberg 6/5/2019 Weekly PLC's $2,000.00
CARE professional development initiative training on planning days delivered by the school's Professional Development Committee. Deanna Waters, Denise Depasquale Laurel 6/5/2019 Weekly PLC's $1,200.00
CARE professional development initiative training on planning days delivered by the school's Professional Development Committee. Mrs. Deanna Waters, Mrs. Denise Pasquale-Laurel, 6/5/2019 Weekly PLC's $1,200.00

BPIE Files

File Name Uploaded Date
Sawgrass-Springs-MS-BPIE-2018-2019.pdf 10/9/2018