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Nikolai School Improvement Plan

  1. LITERACY FOCUS AREA
SMARTGoal #1: 20% of students will be proficient in English and Language Arts by May 2021, as measured by MAP assessment.
Steps towards SMART Goal #1 stated above Person Responsible Due Date
Strategy #1 CORE CURRICULUM [STEPP 1.1; 1.5; 3.2; 3.3; 4.1; 4.2, 4.5]
Task #1- Continue using Reading Wonders and Connect ED for primary Language Arts instruction for all K-6 students, including review of curricula to ensure it meets the needs of all students. Jacob Sept 2020
Ongoing
Task #2- Given the success of Lindamood Bell interventions and enrichments during the 2019-2020 school year, reallocate funds to increase hours of LMB intervention offered each day. All staff Sept 2020
Ongoing
Task #3- Protect instructional time by continuing to have literacy blocks of at least 90 minutes a day for all K-6 students. Jacob Sept 2020
Ongoing
Task #4- Continue providing biweekly (Tuesday and Thursday) after school opportunities for tutoring, extended learning, pre-teaching, and RTI interventions. All staff Sept 2020
Ongoing
Task #5- Provide distance learning instruction that maintains continuity with core curriculum, with a focus on reinforcing basic literacy skills. Jacob and Samantha Sept 2020
Ongoing
Strategy #2 TECHNOLOGY [STEPP 1.1; 2.3; 3.3; 5.1]
Task #1- Use chromebooks to implement, if necessary, distance learning instruction, in order to maintain student progress on core instructional material. Jacob Sept 2020
Incomplete
Task #2- Research and actualize electronic resources such as in-browser games and apps that facilitate student self-motivation and self-directed goal setting, in the event of distance learning. Jacob and Samantha Dec 2020
Ongoing
Task #3- Use online data provided through MAP testing to help students set literacy goals for themselves. Jacob and Samantha Dec 2019
Ongoing
Strategy #3 PROFESSIONAL LEARNING [5.1; 5.3, 8.7]
Task #1- Ongoing weekly review of Lindamood-Bell intervention program, in order to coordinate interventions made by primary teacher and literacy aide and to allocate time and resource efficiently. Nancy, Jacob Sept 2020
Ongoing
Task #2- Hold regularly scheduled school improvement meetings, twice monthly. All staff, Tonio Dec 2020
Incomplete
Task #3- Coordinate with other teachers in IASD to utilize RTI network and other literacy research clearing houses, in order to stay current on literacy teaching methods. Jacob Dec 2020
Ongoing
Task #4- Work with on-site staff and staff district-wide to formulate and regularly assess our response to the current situation, both in regard to the viral epidemic and the distance learning strategies employed to continue student learning. Jacob and Samantha Dec 2020
Ongoing
Strategy #4 COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT [STEPP 4.5; 4.6; 4.7; 4.8]
Task #1- Work to incorporate Upper Kuskokwim Athabascan culture and language into classroom routines and lessons. Jacob and Samantha May 2021
Ongoing
Task #2- Invite families into classrooms to read with students. Jacob and Samantha Dec 2020
Ongoing
Task #3- Literacy nights will be hosted with individual families once each semester rather than on a whole-community basis, in order to understand the reading tastes of each household, and to build habits of literacy in students. Samantha Dec 2020
Ongoing
Task #4- Assign work which allows family members to be experts while working with their children in all subjects where possible, but most especially in science and social studies. Jacob and Samantha May 2020
Ongoing
  1. ATTENDANCE FOCUS AREA
SMARTGoal #2: 78% of students will miss less than 16 days of school by May 2020, as measured by Power School.
Steps towards SMART Goal #2 stated above Person Responsible Due Date
Strategy #1 ACTIVE ENGAGEMENT [STEPP 1.1; 3.3; 3.4; 4.5]
Task #1: Provide opportunities for students to self-motivate (book/project choices, literacy goals, etc.). Jacob and Samantha Dec 2020
Ongoing
Task #2: Utilize formative assessment to provide continuous feedback to students to the end that they may learn to see their own progress and become motivated to go further. Jacob and Samantha Dec 2020
Ongoing
Task #3: Give students responsibilities during Family Literacy Nights. Jacob and Samantha Dec 2020
Ongoing
Strategy #2 COMMUNICATION [STEPP 4.1; 4.3, 4.6; 4.7; 4.8]
Task #1: Strengthen relationships with parents/families to better facilitate discussions about absences. Jacob and Samantha Dec 2020
Ongoing
Task #2: Clearly communicate to families about school events and expectations and follow up in person or on the phone. Jacob and Samantha Dec 2020
Ongoing
Task #3: Schedule parent-teacher conferences at the end of 1st and 3rd quarters, to discuss achievement and attendance. Jacob and Samantha Oct 2020
Ongoing
Task #4- Communicate with parents openly and often in the event of distance learning. Jacob and Samantha Nov 2020
Ongoing
Strategy #3 PROFESSIONAL LEARNING [STEPP 5.1; 5.3, 8.7]
Task #1: Continue exploring ways to make P.E. curriculum more engaging during 1st period. Jacob and Samantha Oct 2020
Completed
Task #2: Help students determine reasonable goals and incentives for good attendance. Jacob and Samantha Oct 2020
Ongoing
Strategy #4 COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT [STEPP 4.6; 4.7; 4.8; 8.7]
Task #1: Meet with community to arrange school calendar in order to be mindful of community events and cultural traditions. All staff Sept 2020
Incomplete
Task #2: Where possible, work to frame lessons around local cultural events and seasonal changes. Jacob and Samantha Dec 2020
Ongoing
Task #3: Where appropriate, invite community members into classrooms to share expertise and facilitate non-disruptive community involvement. Jacob and Samantha Dec 2020
Ongoing
Task #4: Maintain clear and open communication with all school staff members. Provide support for all staff to understand and fulfill their roles. Jacob and Samantha Dec 2020
Ongoing