Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Trust Land Plan

Summary of Plan Implementation    
2016-2017 Land Trust Plan
Financial Proposal and Report
This report is automatically generated from the School Plan entered in the spring of 2016 and from the District Business Administrator's data entry of the School LAND Trust expenditures in 2016-2017.
Description
Planned Expenditures
(entered by the school)
Actual Expenditures
(entered by the school)
Actual Expenditures
(entered by the District
Business Administrator)
Remaining Funds (Carry-Over to 2017-2018)
$57
N/A
$0
Carry-Over from 2015-2016
$0
N/A
$0
Distribution for 2016-2017
$42,257
N/A
$46,715
Total Available for Expenditure in 2016-2017
$42,257
N/A
$46,715
Salaries and Employee Benefits (100 and 200)
$42,200
$42,200
$40,423
Employee Benefits (200)
$0
$0
$3,092
Professional and Technical Services (300)
$0
$0
$0
Repairs and Maintenance (400)
$0
$0
$0
Other Purchased Services (Admission and Printing) (500)
$0
$0
$0
Travel (580)
$0
$0
$0
General Supplies (610)
$0
$0
$3,200
Textbooks (641)
$0
$0
$0
Library Books (644)
$0
$0
$0
Periodicals, AV Materials (650-660)
$0
$0
$0
Software (670)
$0
$0
$0
Equipment (Computer Hardware, Instruments, Furniture) (730)
$0
$0
$0
Total Expenditures
$42,200
$42,200
$46,715
Goal #1
Goal
Our goal is to improve reading achievement at our school. Specifically, to have 80% of our students at benchmark, or grade level, by the end of the school year.
Academic Areas
  • Reading
Measurements
This is the measurement identified in the plan to determine if the goal was reached.
We will use the DIBELS score to determine if students are at benchmark. DIBELS will be administered three times during the school year. The first administration will be in September. The second administration will be in January.  The third and final DIBELS assessment will be in May.  The  final assessment of the school year and will be used to determine whether we reached our goal.
Please show the before and after measurements and how academic performance was improved.
Beginning of year DIBELS score for the school: 61% on benchmark

End of year DIBELS score for the school:
74.3% on benchmark
Action Plan Steps
This is the Action Plan Steps identified in the plan to reach the goal.
Lake View will continue to implement small group reading intervention for grades K-3. We have been conducting these groups since February 21st of 2014 and we have seen very positive results. For the 2016-2017 school year, we plan to implement these groups from the beginning of the school year.

To follow is a summary of how these reading groups will be formed and conducted:
1. Students will be grouped according to skill need, not based on guided reading levels. Skill needs will be based on a combination of DIBELS results and the results of the PAA and QPS assessments.
2. Each student in grades 1-3 will be placed in a group which will meet daily for 45 minutes.
3. All students will be involved in a group during their grade level's assigned reading intervention time. There will be no independent work center time.
4. Aides and teachers will work together and all will lead a group of their own.
5. We will provide as many groups as our budget will allow.  We will make the groups as small as possible and therefore, improve their effectiveness.
6. Progress will be monitored and students will switch groups or progress within their group as is appropriate.
7. Assessments will be completed regularly by the adult in charge of each group so that we can monitor student progress. Each program we are using includes a built-in assessment.
8. All kindergarten students will receive a 30 minute small group instruction time. 9. The instructional day for all half-day kindergarten students will be extended by 30 minutes. This 30 minute time period is when the small group reading instruction will be provided to kindergarten students.
10. The kindergarten groups will not be considered intervention groups. Targeted instruction will be provided using a direct instruction, phonics and phonemic awareness program. ALL kindergarten students will be taken through this program. The completion of this program by ALL kindergarten students will establish a solid foundation for them and will hopefully prevent gaps in learning. Our goal is to move away from intervention on a large scale.
Here is our time line for implementation of the plan:
1. Kindergarten testing,           Aug 31-Sept 3.        The PAA test will be administered to all incoming kindergarten students.
2. 1-3 testing,          Sept 3-14 The QPS will be administered to all 1-3 grade students.
3. Teachers, aides and the literacy coach will work together to determine appropriate placement of students into groups. (Ongoing)
3. Professional Development for aides    3-Sep Training on intervention groups using BEPS and BEPAS data.  Training on other programs as determined by the literacy coach.  
4. All K-3 reading groups should begin on September 19th.
5. Grades 4-5 reading groups will begin at about this same time. They will start once students have been assessed using the BEPS.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Community Council

The notes from the latest Community Council meeting have been posted on the appropriate tab.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Community Council Meeting

Agenda for the Community Council Meeting to be held on 10/3/17

Parent Compact review
Parent Involvement policy review

Purpose of Land Trust plan

All parents are invited to attend!  The meeting will be held at 3:00 in the school library.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Updates

There have been updates published to the Community Council and Principal's Message tabs.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Lake View Elementary

Box Elder School District
School Attendance Policy and Procedures

The intent of this policy is to encourage consistent attendance, which in turn, affects academic success. It follows school board policy as well as the existing Utah State Code 53A-11-101 (Compulsory Education).

Absences are identified as Valid or Not Valid
(Box Elder District will no longer be using the terms excused on unexcused.)
       Valid excuse - an illness (medical and dental appointments), a death in the family, an approved school activity, an absence associated with 504 or IEP plans, or a pre-arranged absence.
       Not valid excuse - Any reason (other than valid reasons) a student does not attend a class period (secondary) or a complete school day (elementary).

Tardies and Check-ins
       Tardies: Students arriving up to 15 minutes after the bell rings will be sent directly to class and marked tardy by the teacher.
       Check-ins: Students arriving more than 16 minutes after the bell will be checked-in at the office and proceed to class with a slip.


Excessive Absences
Box Elder School District will identify students who are missing school without a valid excuse, and work with these students and families to improve attendance. We will use the following protocol to improve attendance:
·         5 Absences (no valid excuse)
o   The school will send a standard district letter regarding student absences.
o   The school may make additional phone calls or schedule meetings with parents or students.
·         10 Absences (no valid excuse)
o   The school will send a standard district letter regarding student absences.
o   The school will schedule a meeting with an administrator, parent/guardian and student(s).
o   The school will develop an attendance contract with the parent/guardian.
·         10+ Absences (with or without valid excuse)
o   The school will send a standard district letter regarding student absences.
o   Schools may schedule an additional meeting with the parent/guardian

Breach of Contract/Failure to meet with School Administrators
In the event that the attendance contract is breached, or parent/guardians fail to attend a scheduled meeting with a school administrator; district consequences may be imposed, as well as the school informing the Division of Family and Child Services for educational neglect. It is our wish to work with ALL families and students in order to improve students’ educational experience.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Back to School Night

Parents and students,
Our back to school night will be held Thursday, August 24th at 6:30 p.m.  It will last 1 hour and it will be done in Open House style.
We hope to see you there!!