Ed Clapp Elementary
EXPLORER BULLETIN - OCTOBER 2023
The mission of Ed Clapp Elementary School
October 10-13: Dental Services
October 12 & 16: Conferences
October 17: Author Visit - Grades 1-5
October 18: Picture Retake Day
October 18: Early Out
October 19 & 20: NO SCHOOL - NDCEL
October 24: Learn Not To Burn - Grades K-1
October 26: Stahlecker to Plains Art
October 27: Soderlund/Wagner to Plains Art
- Tardies: Students must be in their classrooms by 8:05. It is important for all of our students to be on time…meaning in the classroom and ready to learn at 8:05.
- Absences: If your child is going to be gone please call the office staff at 446-2900 or email email@example.com. If we do not hear from you our office will be calling to check the whereabouts of your child....your child's safety is always our number one concern. Being on time and having good attendance is crucial for learning. When a child is habitually absent/tardy, there is a negative impact on learning. If you are ever having trouble with getting your child to school, please call our office. Our school counselor, Mrs. Ali Park, would be happy to work with you and offer support and suggestions.
- If you need to pick up your child during the day, please come to the main door #5 and ring the doorbell. The office will call your child out of his/her classroom and they will come to the front door to meet you. Due to district policy, we are unable to call your child out of the classroom before you have arrived at the school.
- If you need to drop off something for your child we will buzz you into the entryway and there will be a black bin with some posted notes to leave the item for your child. We will deliver it to them.
HEAD LICE…..Never a topic we want to discuss, but something that we need to be informed about.
The Fargo Public Schools policy regarding head lice (AP 4780): Exclude from school until treated and determined to be non-communicable (no nits). Children should be treated for lice as soon as possible. Close contacts should be checked frequently for two weeks. Head to head contact with other children should be discouraged. (Note: Cass Public Health philosophy differs from that of Fargo Schools.)
Due to the low risk of transmitting head lice at school and to maintain confidentiality, letters will NOT be sent to parents of classmates and classrooms will NOT be checked
What do I Need to Know? Head Lice (Pediculosis Capitis)
What are head lice?
Head lice are small insects (less than 1/8 inch long). They range in color from red to brown, black, yellow-tan or gray-white. Head lice live on blood they draw from the scalp and lay tiny, gray/white eggs (known as nits) on a hair shaft near the scalp. The warmth from the scalp is needed for the eggs to hatch. Head lice are not known to spread disease.
Who is at risk for head lice?
Head lice infestations occur in all socioeconomic groups, are not an indication of poor hygiene, and can affect anyone.
What are the symptoms of head lice?
Most people who have head lice do not have symptoms at all. When symptoms do occur, the most common signs include itching of the skin on the scalp or neck where lice feed. Nits are glued to hair, commonly behind ears and at or near the nape of the neck. Scratching, especially behind and around ears and at the nape of the neck, may lead to open sores and a bacterial infection that also my cause swollen lymph nodes.
How soon do symptoms appear?
Symptoms appear when a live louse is present.
How are head lice spread?
Head lice are spread most commonly by direct contact with hair. Additionally, infested people can also spread head lice by sharing combs, brushes, hats, blankets or sheets with others, but this is not very common. It can be spread only by live lice and not nits.
When and for how long is a person able to spread head lice?
Head lice will spread until they are treated with a chemical that kills lice and until the eggs have been killed or removed. Research has shown that removal of nits may not be necessary.
How is a person diagnosed?
Diagnosing head lice is done by identifying the presence of live lice or nits within 1/4 inch of the scalp. Identification of eggs and lice with the naked eye is possible; however, the use of a hand lens or microscope may help to confirm the identification.
What is the treatment?
Over-the-counter treatments and prescriptions that kill lice and most viable eggs are available. Follow the directions on the label. Re-treat nine days after initial treatment if not otherwise specified on the product label. Contact your health-care provider or local public health unit for more information.
Does past infection make a person immune?
No. A person who previously had head lice may get it again.
What can be done to prevent the spread of head lice?
Follow these steps to prevent the spread of head lice:
· Avoid sharing headgear, coats, hats, hair ornaments, helmets, headphones, combs, brushes, towels and bedding.
· Combs and brushes should be washed in hot water (130 °) for 10 minutes.
· Items that cannot be washed should be bagged and stored for two weeks.
· Provide separate storage areas for clothing so that the personal articles of one person do not touch the personal articles of another.
· When an infestation is found, check the hair and scalp of all household members and treat only those who have lice and those who share the same bed with the infested person.
For additional information about head lice, head lice removal, school exclusions, etc., contact the ND Department of Health, Division of Family Health at 800-472-2286.
American Academy of Pediatrics, [Pediculosis Capitis]. In: Pickering LK, ed. Red Book: 2009 Report of the Committee on Infectious Diseases. 28th ed. Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics; 2009: [495-497}
North Dakota Department of Health, (2012). Head Lice; A Lousy Problem. Division of Family Health. pp. 1-30
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The following information is included as requirements for a Schoolwide Title Program:
Ed Clapp School-Family Compact
Ed Clapp Elementary Staff and the parents/guardians of the students participating in activities, services, and programs funded ty Title I agree that this compact outlines how they will share the responsibility for improved student academic achievement and the means by which the school and families will build and develop a partnership that will help children achieve the State’s high standards. This school-parent compact is in effect during the 2023-2024 school year.
Ed Clapp Elementary Staff will:
1. Provide high-quality curriculum and instruction in a supportive and effective learning environment that enables the participating children to meet the State’s student academic achievement standards as follows:
- Teach to the North Dakota State Standard
- Use a research-based instruction strategies and curriculum
- Create a positive student culture
- Model the Explorer Expectations and hold students accountable for meeting them
- Use data to meet students’ needs through whole group and small group instruction
2. Hold parent-teacher conferences during which this compact will be discussed as it relates to the individual child’s achievement. Specifically, these conferences will be held:
- In conjunction with the annual District calendar in which elementary conferences are held twice a year in October and March
3. Provide families with frequent reports on their children’s progress. Specifically, the school will provide reports as follows:
- Standards-based progress report two times per year: November and May
4. Provide parents reasonable access to staff. Specifically, staff will be available for consultation with families as follows:
- Phone call messages, individual meetings during their contract day.
- Classroom updates/newsletters
5. Provide families opportunities to volunteer and participate in their child’s class, and to observe classroom activities, as follows:
- Teachers will share volunteer opportunities within the classroom throughout the year
- Parents/guardians interested in volunteering on a regular basis can contact the office for volunteer opportunities
- Parents/guardians interested in observing can contact the school office and observations will be scheduled based on district policy
We, as parents/guardians, will support learning in the following ways:
- Encourage at-home reading and support a love for learning
- Ensure that my child comes to school on time and ready to learn
- Monitor amount of screen time for my child
Parents Right to Know
Request for Information: Parent’s Right to Know
As Required by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)
Our school receives federal funds for Title I programs that are part of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Under ESSA, you have the right to request information regarding the professional qualifications of your child’s classroom teacher(s).
As always, we want to keep our parents informed on the quality education we deliver, and sharing staff qualifications is an excellent way to illustrate our commitment to our students. The staff at any school defines the education environment, and we are devoted to finding the best quality teachers and paraprofessionals to work with your children to ensure our school is a place where they can succeed.
The following information can be requested regarding certified staff: Current position, degree major, any other graduate degree, certification or endorsement, years of teaching experience, and whether or not they meet the state qualifications and licensing requirements.
Families can also request information(qualifications and whether they meet the ESSA requirements) about the paraprofessionals who work at our school and their qualifications. If your child receives services in our Title I program, these paraprofessionals may be assisting your child as he/she works with our Title I teacher. We also use paraprofessionals to assist classroom teachers and special educators.
In addition, if at any time during the school year a teacher who is not highly qualified for four or more consecutive weeks teaches your child, you will receive timely notice from the school.
Fargo Public School District Documentation of Annual Review--Ed Clapp Elementary 2022-2023
Fargo Public School District
Documentation of Annual Review--Ed Clapp Elementary
Our school wide annual review took place on Wednesday, May 24, 2023. All staff were invited and the meeting was held on Zoom to accommodate part-time and traveling staff. This meeting was led by Principal Jennifer Schuldheisz, Assistant Principal Nikki Nelson, and Instructional Coach: Erin Kaluza
Review and evaluation of Title assurances and required components and implementation
Review school wide goals
Review of data--including achievement, demographic, perception, and program
Review of instructional strategies and initiatives/learning activities implemented and changes
After reviewing each of the above items, it has been determined the following changes will take place during the 2023/24 school year regarding the school wide plan and its initiatives
Overall Impressions/Conclusions from Needs Assessment
Ed Clapp Elementary
We will continue our initiatives in the following areas:
Emphasize a strong Tier 1: Morning Circles, Restorative Practices, Second Step curriculum, Take a Break stations
Complete SRSS Screener three times per year
Increased training of Restorative Practices
Emphasize teaching of missing skills
Reframing Tier 2 and Tier 3 MTSS-B Plans
increased push-in support–less time out of classroom
maximizing students’ intrinsic motivation
increased emphasis on building skills
Emphasis on Tier 1 instruction and implementation Bridges and Number Corner; Use of learning targets and Marzano instructional framework
AVMR for supporting whole group and small group instruction
Math specialist training in MRSS
Weekly common planning time
Dedicated coaching for special education
Math specialist intervention documentation in EduClimber
Emphasis on Tier 1 instruction—Structured literacy and the Science of Reading; Use of learning targets and Marzano instructional framework
Emphasis on 5 pillars (Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, Vocabulary, Fluency, Comprehension)
Differentiated instruction time will be a combination of targeted intervention and response to whole class daily formative assessments
Increased progress monitoring of students to monitor progress
Weekly common planning time
Reading specialist Tier 3 intervention implementation (SIPPS)
Dedicated coaching for special education and EL will continue to be provided
Continue reading specialists gathering diagnostic data for new students
Overall to continue:
Enrichment-continue using alternative assessment and observation methods to expand the identification of students receiving GT and enrichment services
Continue to provide 21st Century skills and critical thinking activities by emphasizing STEAM and collaborative projects
Extending learning opportunities for at-risk demographic groups, expansion of GT and enrichment services, Summer School programs: transitions, EL, Special Education, after school programming: 21st Century Grant: Additional programming for Boys and Girls Club
Parent Engagement- continued school wide emails, grade level/teacher communication plans (Seesaw)
We will make the following revisions/modifications to the plan:
Modify SEL goal for more consistent data collection by using information from SRSS screener
Revise our schoolwide behavior plan
Emphasize Catalyst training and coaching
Emphasize Take a Break stations and Tier 1 strategies
Discontinue our PBI position and strengthen social skill instruction for students at Tier 2 and Tier 3 plans with counselors and other specialists
Expand Fractions training for upper grades to align with Tier 1 instruction
Deepen implementation of newly adopted Bridges math curriculum: fidelity to the program including Number Corner
Access to Bridges Intervention for Special Education teachers and Title
Align differentiated instruction time and intervention to the CIFN to support Bridges Units and increase achievement across math strands
Continue 2nd year of MRS training and expand MRSP2 training for math specialists
UFLI Tier 1 implementation for K-2, 3 will use fall data to determine need and continue to analyze Tier 1 data to determine Sonday use in 3-5
Morpheme Magic PD for 3-5 to enrich multisyllabic and vocabulary instruction
Expansion of Nancy Fetzer’s foundational writing program as a supplement to Tier 1 writing as requested by grade level
Implement BARR to create structures and systems for PLCs, MTSS, and community resources
Support Tier 1 instruction and guaranteed viable curriculum with additional instructional coach (move current ESSER funded coach to Title funded)
Plan morning PLC based on grade level need (literacy, math, SEL)
Expand culturally relevant teaching practices
Increased analysis of data through a lens of equity and inclusion (demographic groups)
We will determine our effectiveness by:
● Analyzing our growth goals for reading, math and SEL including demographic groups
● Reviewing Fall, Winter, and Spring AIMS Web+ Data; including demographic groups
● Reviewing the results of student intervention plans and behavioral data; including demographic groups
Title I District and Ed Clapp Parent Involvement Policy Fargo Public Schools 2023-2024
Ed Clapp Elementary School
Parent and Family Engagement Policy
District-School Parent and Family Engagement Policy
Ed Clapp Elementary School
Revised September, 2023
In support of strengthening student academic achievement, Fargo Public Schools and Ed Clapp Elementary School receive Title I, Part A funds and must jointly develop with, agree on with, and distribute to parents and family members of participating children a written parent and family engagement policy that contains information required by Sections 1116(a)(2), (b), and (c) of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The policy establishes the district-school’s expectations and objectives for meaningful parent and family engagement and describes how the district will implement a number of specific parent and family engagement activities.
Fargo Public Schools and Ed Clapp Elementary agree to implement the following requirements as outlined by Section 1116:
· The district-school will put into operation programs, activities, and procedures for the engagement of parents and family members in all of its school with Title I, Part A programs. These programs, activities, and procedures will be planned and operated with meaningful consultation with parents and family members of participating children.
· The district-school will work to ensure that the required parent and family engagement policy meets the Title I, Part A requirements, and includes as a component, a school-parent compact.
· The district-school will incorporate this district-school parent and family engagement policy into its district plan.
· The district-school will involve parents, in an organized, ongoing, and timely way, in the planning, review, and improvement of programs under Title I, Part A, including the planning, review, and improvement of the school parent and family engagement policy and the joint development of the targeted assistance or schoolwide program plan.
· The district-school will update the school parent and family engagement policy periodically to meet the changing needs of parents and the school, distribute it to the parents of participating children, and make the parent and family engagement policy available to the local community.
· In carrying out the Title I, Part A parent and family engagement requirements to the extent practicable, the school district and its schools will provide full opportunities for the participation of parents with limited English proficiency, limited literacy, disabilities, of migratory children, who are economically disadvantaged, or are of any racial or ethnic minority background, including providing information and school reports required under Section 1111 of the ESSA in an understandable and uniform format including alternative formats upon request and, to the extent practicable, in a language parents understand.
· If the district-school plan for Title I, Part A is not satisfactory to the parents of participating children, the school district will submit any parent comments with the plan when the school district submits the plan to Department of Public Instruction.
· The district-school will be governed by the following definition of parental involvement and expects that its Title I, Part A schools will carry out programs, activities, and procedures in accordance with this definition:
Parental involvement means the participation of parents in regular, two-way, and meaningful communication involving student academic learning and other school activities, including ensuring:
o Parents play an integral role in assisting their child’s learning,
o Parents are encouraged to be actively involved in their child’s education at school,
o Parents are full partners in their child’s education and are included, as appropriate, in decision-making and on advisory committees to assist in the education of their child, and
o Other activities are carried out, such as those described in Section 1116 of ESSA.
Required District-School Parent and Family Engagement Policy Components
The district-school parent and family engagement policy includes a description of how the school will implement or accomplish each of the following components:
· Jointly Developed Policy and Plans
Fargo Public Schools and Ed Clapp Elementary will take the following actions to involve parents and family members in jointly developing its district-school plan, and in the development and review of support and improvement plans:
o Invite one parent/Title I school in the district to take part in the development of the district/Ed Clapp Elementary parental engagement plan.
o Incorporate suggestions from parent surveys in the parental engagement plan to design strategies for more effective parental engagement.
· Annual Title I Meeting
Ed Clapp Elementary will take the following actions to conduct an annual meeting, at a convenient time, and encourage and invite all parents of participating children to attend to inform them about the school’s Title I program, the nature of the Title I program, the parents’ requirements, the school parent and family engagement policy, the schoolwide plan, and the school-parent compact.
o Ed Clapp Elementary will conduct a meeting annually about the school’s Title I program.
· Technical Assistance
Jan Anderson will provide the following coordination, technical assistance, and other support necessary to assist and build capacity of all Title I, Part A schools in planning and implementing effective parent and family involvement activities to improve student academic achievement and school performance, which may include meaningful consultation with employers, business leaders, and philanthropic organizations, or individuals with expertise in effectively engaging parents and family members in education:
o Fargo Public Schools will put into operation programs, activities, and procedures for the engagement of parents in all of its schools with Title I programs. These programs, activities, and procedures will be planned and operated with meaningful consultation with parents of participating children.
· Annual Evaluation
Fargo Public Schools and Ed Clapp Elementary will take the following actions to conduct, with the meaningful involvement of parents and family members, an annual evaluation of the content and effectiveness of this parent and family engagement policy in improving the academic quality of its Title I, Part A schools. The evaluation will include identifying barriers to greater participation by parents in activities (with particular attention to parents who are economically disadvantaged, are disabled, have limited English proficiency, have limited literacy, or are of any racial or ethnic minority background). The evaluation will also include identifying the needs of parents and family members to assist with the learning of their children, including engaging with school personnel and teachers and strategies to support successful school and family interactions. The school district will use the findings of the evaluation about its parent and family engagement policy to design evidence-based strategies for more effective parental involvement and, if necessary, to revise its parent and family engagement policies.
o Inform and invite parents to school review and school improvement meetings.
o Hold meetings at times when parents can attend.
· Reservation of Funds (only applicable to districts with Title I allocations of $500,000 or more)
If applicable, Fargo Public Schools and Ed Clapp Elementary will involve the parents and family members of children served in Title I, Part A schools in decisions about how the 1 percent of Title I, Part A funds reserved for parent and family engagement is spent and will ensure that not less than 90 percent of the 1 percent reserved goes directly to Title I schools.
o Ed Clapp Elementary will provide opportunities for parents to brainstorm new ideas for parent engagement activities.
· Coordination of Services
Fargo Public Schools and Ed Clapp Elementary will, to the extent feasible and appropriate, coordinate and integrate parent and family engagement programs and activities with other relevant Federal, State, and local laws and programs such as Head Start, Even Start, and other programs that encourage and support parents in more fully participating in the education of their children. In addition, the district-school will educate its teachers, specialized instructional support personnel, principals, and other staff in the value of parent contributions and in how to reach out to, communicate with, and work with parents as equal partners; implement and coordinate parent programs; and build ties between parents and schools. The coordination of services and the building of staff capacity will be done by:
o Holding Title I parent information meetings.
o Holding Title I training sessions.
o Developing parent resources.
o Sending home “tip sheets” for parents with strategies to use and suggestions for success in school.
· Building Capacity of Parents
Fargo Public Schools and Ed Clapp Elementary will build the schools’ and parents’ capacity for strong parent and family engagement by providing materials and training on such topics as literacy training and using technology to help parents work with their children to improve their children’s academic achievement. Assistance will also be provided to parents in understanding the following topics:
o The challenging state academic standards.
o The state and local academic assessments including alternate assessments.
o The requirements of Title I, Part A.
o How to monitor their child’s progress.
o How to work with educators to improve the achievement of their child.
Ed Clapp Elementary will collaborate with parents to integrate parental engagement activities into the school.
Fargo Public Schools and Ed Clapp Elementary will provide, if requested, opportunities for regular parent and family meetings to formulate suggestions and to participate, as appropriate, in decisions relating to the education of their children, and respond to any such request as soon as practically possible, by:
· Inviting all parents to information meetings.
· Building Capacity of District-School Staff
Fargo Public Schools and Ed Clapp Elementary will, with the assistance of its schools and parents, educate its teachers, specialized instructional support personnel, principals and other school leaders, and other staff in the value and utility of contributions of parents, and in how to reach out to, communicate with, and work with parents as equal partners, implement and coordinate parent programs, and build ties between parents and schools by:
o Holding Title I parent information meetings
o Holding Title I training sessions
o Informing parents of available training sessions in the community
o Sending home “tip sheets” for parents with strategies to use and suggestions for success in school
Fargo Public Schools and Ed Clapp Elementary will provide other reasonable support for parent and family engagement activities under Section 1116 as parents may request by:
o Scheduling individual meetings
o Requesting resources by phone or email
· School-Parent Compact
Ed Clapp Elementary will take the following actions to jointly develop with parents of participating children a school-parent compact that outlines how parents, the entire school staff, and students will share the responsibility for improved student academic achievement and the means by which the school and parents will build and develop a partnership to help children achieve the state’s high standards.
o Ed Clapp Elementary will develop a school-parent compact by seeking feedback at meetings and through our annual survey process.
Ed Clapp Elementary will provide parents of participating children the following:
o Timely information about the Title I programs,
o Flexible number of meetings, such as meetings in the morning or evening, and may provide with Title I funds, transportation, child care or home visits, as such services relate to parent and family engagement, and
o Information related to the school and parent programs, meetings, and other activities, is sent to the parents of participating children in an understandable and uniform format, including alternative formats upon request and, to the extent practicable, in a language the parents can understand.
These items will be provided by:
o Annually distributing the parent and family engagement policy to parents through the Ed Clapp Elementary Title I Handbook.
Building Capacity for Involvement
The District-School Parent and Family Engagement Policy may include additional paragraphs listing and describing other discretionary activities that the district-school, in meaningful consultation with its parents, choose to undertake to build parents’ capacity for involvement in the school to support their children’s academic achievement, such as the following discretionary activities listed under Section 1116(e) of ESSA. Indicate which of the following discretionary (optional) parent and family engagement policy components the district-school will implement improve family-school partnerships:
· Involve parents in the development of training for teachers, principals, and other educators to improve the effectiveness of that training.
· Provide necessary literacy training for parents from Title I, Part A funds if the school has exhausted all other reasonably available sources of funding for that training.
· Pay reasonable and necessary expenses associated with local parent and family engagement activities, including transportation and child care costs, to enable parents to participate in school-related meetings and training sessions.
· Train parents to enhance the engagement of other parents.
· Maximize parent and family engagement and the participation in their child’s education, arrange school meetings at a variety of times or conduct in-home conferences with teachers or other educators who work directly with participating children and parents who are unable to attend conferences at school.
· Adopt and implement model approaches to improving parent and family engagement
· Establish a districtwide parent advisory council to provide advice on all matters related to parent and family engagement in Title I, Part A programs.
· Develop appropriate roles for community-based organizations and businesses, including faith-based organizations, in parent and family engagement activities.
These activities will be implemented throughout the school year to enhance the engagement of parents. To maximize participation, actives will occur on a variety of days and at a variety of times.
This district-school parent and family engagement policy has been developed jointly and agreed on with parents and family members of children participating in Title I, Part A programs at the Ed Clapp Elementary Annual Title I Meeting on October 2nd 2018.
Written Notification of School Accountability Report and Interactive Dashboard
North Dakota has launched a dashboard called “Insights,” designed to help communities across the state access important information about K-12 districts and schools. Insights features easy-to-read reports on multiple measures of school success, including:
· Student Achievement
· Choice Ready Results
· Performance Comparisons
· English Learner Progress
· Graduation Rates
· School and State Accountability Results
· School Improvement Information
· Post-Secondary Education
· School Environment
Transparency to the Public
North Dakota is committed to informing communities about how well our schools are doing. North Dakota’s future success depends on tapping into the potential of all students, so they graduate choice ready with the knowledge, skills, and disposition to be successful.
State education departments are required to annually create an accountability report for every public school in the state per the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The school accountability reports outline how schools perform on the accountability elements North Dakota selected within its ESSA plan.
How is our School Doing?
To find more information about our School Accountability Report, visit the dashboard at Insights.nd.gov, select “Find My School,” and search alphabetically. The school accountability report is posted under the Dashboard heading.
Please note that the data made available to the public masks or hides data for groups with ten or fewer students to protect confidential information about individual students. Therefore, if data is unavailable to less than ten students, it will say “no data available.”
We have strong plans for working to improve the educational programs at our school. We want you and your child(ren) to continue actively participating in our educational system. Please help support our high expectations for student achievement by participating in the school educational initiatives, offering input and support in our endeavors to raise student achievement, or volunteering at the school. Meeting our school’s goals will take a united effort, and I look forward to working with our families to ensure success for each student.
All schools engage in continuous improvement for general support; therefore, our school has completed a continuous improvement plan through Cognia.
As part of the overall school improvement plan, a strategy map is generated for each school. Our strategy map, outlining our key school improvement initiatives, is also available on Insights.
In addition, our school was selected for Targeted Support and Improvement (TSI). Through this process, it was determined that we want to increase growth and proficiency in the following areas and demographic groups: ELA Growth (IEP), ELA Proficiency (Black, English Learner), Math Growth in all demographic groups and Proficiency for Black, English Learner, and IEP students.
The following gains were also noted in the data: Student Engagement has increased from 60.6% in 2020-21 to 71.4% in 2022-23. English Learner Proficiency Growth has increased from 5.3 in 2020-21 to 46.9% in 2022-23 and this puts the school at the 71st percentile across all schools. Student achievement in ELA has steadily increased each year.
As we continue to raise our proficiency levels and increase growth for all students, we have many school improvement efforts underway. Our priority efforts include:
Implement BARR (Building Assets, Reducing Risks) to create structures and systems for PLCs, MTSS, and community resources. BARR focuses on using students’ strengths to increase their connections to school and their overall achievement.
Additional instructional coaching to ensure all classrooms have a strong curriculum with effective teaching practices
Deeper implementation of the new math program: Bridges
Deeper implementation of science of reading practices
Frequent analysis of student data
More information on TSI can be found here: https://www.nd.gov/dpi/districtsschools/essa/accountability/targeted-support-and-improvement
If you have any questions regarding the information in the memorandum, please contact Principal Schuldheisz at 701-446-2900.