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Our 2020-21 Plan

 

School Plan 2020-2021 - Circleville EL

Goal #1

Goal

K through 6th grades will hold yearly field trips, as well as individual class core-based field trips as per the administration's discretion. Examples of already scheduled field trips are: K-3 will visit Bryce Canyon, the 4th Grade will go to the State Capitol and the Living Planet Aquarium in Draper, the 5th grade will go to Thanksgiving Point, and the 6th grade will go to the Clark Planetarium. Also provide guest speakers and assemblies that support core curriculum and character ed.

Academic Areas

  • Reading
  • Mathematics
  • Writing
  • Science
  • Social Studies

Measurements

By monitoring students' attitudes towards learning. Students progress, grades, and an increase in Math end-of-level test scores of 5%.          
Student progress and grades, SAGE scores, etc.  We would like to see students' End-of-level test scores increase in English Language Arts and Writing by 5%.
DIBELS has a number of different academic standards for the grades K-3.  We would like to see 85% if the students meet proficiency, or show an increased proficiency, from BOY to MOY and EOY testing. We will monitor each teachers math SLO to ensure that their expectations are being met.

Action Plan Steps

Provide opportunities for our student to expand their horizons through professional training and interactions.

Behavioral Component

CategoryDescriptionFinal Explanation
Behavioral/Character Education/Leadership Component

Behavioral/Character Education/Leadership Component Helping to keep students engaged and involved in their learning process.

 

Expenditures

CategoryDescriptionEstimated Cost
 Total:$8,000
Professional and Technical Services (300)

Professional and Technical Services (300) Providing professionals to help support classroom instruction.

$2,500
Transportation/Admission/Per Diem/Site Licenses (510, 530 and 580)

Transportation/Admission/Per Diem/Site Licenses (510, 530 and 580) Travel to areas around the state of Utah to expand the students' knowledge of core subjects. $5,500

$5,500

Goal #2

Goal

We will continue to see Math improvement by providing continued support of the Saxon Math program. We will accomplish this by providing the Math consumables, which are essential to applying the Saxon Math Program to its fullest potential. We would also provide the IXL program for the whole school, and buy STMath and iready math software that the state math grant does not cover along with Really Great Reading for K-3. After purchasing Reading Wonders we would like to continue to support the program by purchasing the supplies needed for the program to continue to be effective in our school. We will purchase all consumables for Reading Wonders. We will also help teachers evaluate their test scores to better help their students meet or exceed the goals that we have set. To purchase state approved core Science books, so we will be better able to provide Science core learning and understanding to our students at CES and in doing so increase the test scores. Along with computer devices that will support our software programs. We will also purchase consumables for our Character Education program.

Academic Areas

  • Reading
  • Mathematics
  • Writing
  • Science

Measurements

Students progress, grades, and an increase in Math end-of-level test scores of 5%.          
Student progress and grades, SAGE scores, etc.  We would like to see students' End-of-level test scores increase in English Language Arts and Writing by 5%.
DIBELS has a number of different academic standards for the grades K-3.  We would like to see 85% if the students meet proficiency, or show an increased proficiency, from BOY to MOY and EOY testing. We will monitor each teachers math SLO to ensure that their expectations are being met.

Action Plan Steps

Purchase math replacement kits, workbooks, manipulative kits, new books and consumables to sustain our Saxon Math Program.We will purchase all consumables for Reading Wonders.  We will also help teachers evaluate their test scores to better help their students meet or exceed the goals that we have set.We will retain employees who will work closely with our district Reading Specialist and district administration to continue implementing our Reading, Science and Math curriculum. We will also purchase IXL and Really Great Reading programs.

Behavioral Component

CategoryDescriptionFinal Explanation
Behavioral/Character Education/Leadership Component

Our behavior program will follow tiered systems of support and structure to students and staff.

 

Expenditures

CategoryDescriptionEstimated Cost
 Total:$23,500
General Supplies (610)

General Supplies (610) Math replacement kits, workbooks, replacement textbooks and manipulatives to sustain our Saxon Math Program. We will buy the consumables and any additional texts and supplies that are needed to continuing using the Reading Wonders program successfully. Admission and Printing. State approved Science consumables for each tested grade level.

$13,000
Software (670)

IXL purchase for the whole school. Plus any STMath and ALEKS licenses not purchased by the STEM math grant.

$2,500
Technology Equipment > $5,000 (734)

Devices to implement our math, science, and social studies software programs

$8,000

Goal #3

Goal

We will provide the funding to retain a Reading Specialist to specifically focus on the grades Kindergarten through 3rd, by providing the support that the students need to help them to read at grade level or beyond. We will monitor the students' progress through the DIBELS program. We will also provide a science specialist and retain our math aide to continue to provide support to our level 2 and 3 students.

Academic Areas

  • Reading
  • Mathematics
  • Writing

Measurements

DIBELS has a number of different academic standards for the grades K-3.  We would like to see 85% if the students meet proficiency, or show an increased proficiency, from BOY to MOY and EOY testing. We will monitor each teachers math SLO to ensure that their expectations are being met.

Action Plan Steps

We will retain employees who will work closely with our district Reading Specialist and district administration to continue implementing our Reading, Science and Math curriculum.

Expenditures

CategoryDescriptionEstimated Cost
 Total:$37,400
Salaries and Employee Benefits (100 and 200)

Salaries and Employee Benefits (100 and 200) Pay salaries etc.

$37,400

Goal #4

Goal

We will provide funding to help all teachers purchase the supplies that they will need to make their classroom an interesting and exciting learning environment for all learning styles. Teachers will be requested to buy supplies that will help their students increase their content knowledge as it pertains to the grade level core subjects.

Academic Areas

  • Reading
  • Mathematics
  • Writing
  • Science
  • Social Studies

Measurements

By providing supplies for teachers, administration will expect them to meet or exceed the first 4 goals of our Trustlands PlanStudents progress, grades, and an increase in Math end-of-level test scores of 5%.          
Student progress and grades, SAGE scores, etc.  We would like to see students' End-of-level test scores increase in English Language Arts and Writing by 5%.
DIBELS has a number of different academic standards for the grades K-3.  We would like to see 85% if the students meet proficiency, or show an increased proficiency, from BOY to MOY and EOY testing. We will monitor each teachers math SLO to ensure that their expectations are being met.

Action Plan Steps

Funding will be provided for each teacher to keep their classroom supplies up to date with the changing needs of their students.

Expenditures

CategoryDescriptionEstimated Cost
 Total:$3,500
General Supplies (610)

Funding will be provided for each teacher to keep their classroom supplies up to date with the changing needs of their students.

$3,500

Summary of Estimated Expenditures

CategoryEstimated Cost
(entered by the school)
Total:$72,400
Salaries and Employee Benefits (100 and 200) $37,400
Professional and Technical Services (300) $2,500
Transportation/Admission/Per Diem/Site Licenses (510, 530 and 580) $5,500
General Supplies (610) $16,500
Software (670) $2,500
Technology Equipment > $5,000 (734) $8,000

Funding Estimates

EstimatesTotals
Estimated Carry-over from the 2019-2020 Progress Report $0
Estimated Distribution in 2020-2021 $72,517
Total ESTIMATED Available Funds for 2020-2021 $72,517
Summary of Estimated Expenditures For 2020-2021 $72,400
This number may not be a negative number     Total ESTIMATED Carry Over to 2021-2022$117

The Estimated Distribution is subject to change if student enrollment counts change.

Funding Changes

There are times when the planned expenditures in the goals of a plan are provided by the district, a grant, or another unanticipated funding source leaving additional funds to implement the goals. If additional funds are available, how will the council spend the funds to implement the goals in this plan?

There are times when the planned expenditures in the goals of a plan are provided by the district, a grant, or another unanticipated funding source leaving additional funds to implement the goals. If additional funds are available, how will the council spend the funds to implement the goals in this plan? If there is an increase in funding we will replace old 1 to 1 devices along with charging stations.

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Meet our School Community Council!

 

School Community Council is part of state law.  They are organizations made up of parents and staff members.  They look at data related to how Circleville is performing and review school improvement plans for improving student results.  The council decides how best to spend Land Trust money, which is money the federal government earns and distributes from federally-protected lands.  

 

The following members were elected to the 2020-21 School Community Council (SCC).  Terms are for two years.



NAME

MEMBER TYPE

YEAR

CONTACT

Lisa Allan

Parent/Staff

Year 2

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Amber Barnson

Parent

Year 1

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Parent

Year 1

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Parent

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Stacie Gass

Staff

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Kristi Hatch

Parent

Year 1

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Jim Martin

Staff

Year 1

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Natalie Remund

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Year 2

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Kathy Riddle

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Year 1

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Kaylene Scherer

Parent

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Angie Severe

Parent

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Terecea Westwood

Staff

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Feel free to contact a member of the School Community Council if you have an issue that you would like the council to discuss.  Agendas and drafts of the minutes are circulated a week before meetings, posted on our website, and posted on the school’s front doors.  Please share your input with a member of the council!


Circleville Elementary

Schedule of Proposed Meetings

2020-21

 

October 27th at 5:30 pm

December 1 at 5:30 pm

January 26th at 5:30 pm

February 23rd at 5:30 pm

March 23rd at 5:30 pm

April 27th at 5:30 pm

 

All meetings will be held at Circleville Elementary, in the faculty room. 


CIRCLEVILLE SCHOOL COMMUNITY COUNCIL

UNOFFICIAL MINUTES

September 24, 2020

5:30-6:30 pm

Circleville Elementary--Faculty Room

 

Present: Kathy Riddle, Kristi Westwood, Amber Barnson, Stacie Gass, Lisa Allan, and Jim Martin

 

  1. Introductions were made.  
  2. Jim Martin discussed the background and purpose of School Community Councils--they come from state law and are a way to give voice to the community in making decisions to benefit the school.  
  3. Jim Martin handed out the Land Trust plan for the coming year, even though the header said 2019-20.  This year, we are focused on many of the same things we focused on last year--making sure that teachers have the program supplies they need for math,language arts, and science, supplementing our programs with online programs like IXL, funding a literacy specialist to work with our struggling readers, paying for school field trips so students increase their background and experiential knowledge, funding our character education program, funding math and science aides for struggling students, funding additional technology, and providing teachers additional classroom supply money.  There was a discussion by the SCC on whether the carryover from last year’s plan should be used to hire an additional paraprofessional.  This paraprofessional could be used to support some of the academic needs our students display from being out of school in the spring.  Jim will find out how much this carryover is and bring the information back to the SCC for discussion next time.  
  4. We discussed some of our Circleville data.  The data sheet is attached to these minutes and shows how our students have performed on DIBELS and RISE.  It also shows our goals as per the Land Trust plan for the coming year.  
  5. We discussed our plans for the year to continue growing academically.  There was some discussion about a Stallion Stomp and if this will happen this year around November.  There was also discussion about how our school might support students if we go back online.  Amber suggested that the approach be more uniform across grades and more time be spent with teachers.  SCC members wondered if the needs of teachers and classes related to the pandemic are being addressed--are there enough wipes, masks, etc.?  Jim will survey the teachers to find out.  
  6. SCC decided on a schedule for meetings this school year.  We will meet the second Tuesday of every month starting October 27th at 5:30 pm.  Additional meeting dates include December 1 at 5:30 pm, January 26th at 5:30 pm, February 23rd at 5:30 pm, March 23rd at 5:30 pm, and April 27th at 5:30 pm.  
  7. The meeting was adjourned at 6:30 pm.  

 

RISE RESULTS--PROFICIENCY

AREA

2016-17 RESULT

2017-18 RESULT 

2018-19 RESULT

GOAL FOR 2020-21

LANGUAGE ARTS

35.7%

48.9%

44.7% PROFICIENT

50%

MATH

64.3%

57.4%

59.6% PROFICIENT

65%

SCIENCE

65.9%

48.8%

60% PROFICIENT

65%

*A 5% increase is the goal set in the Land Trust plan.  It constitutes 4 additional students at proficiency.  

 

Some questions to consider:

  • What contributed to the large gain from 2017 to 2018 in ELA?
  • What did we do in science last year that led to such results?

 

STUDENT GROUPS

 

LANGUAGE ARTS

MATH

SCIENCE

Economically disadvantaged

38%

56%

55%

Students with Disabilities

11%

22%

38%

Latinx

10%

30%

38%

White

54%

68%

66%



RISE RESULTS--GROWTH

AREA

GROWTH

LOW, AVERAGE, HIGH?

Language Arts

48.5%

Average

Math

51.5%

High

Science

51.7% 

High

*How is growth calculated?  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCb5ZgGaKA4&feature=youtu.be

 

Some questions to consider:

  • What are we doing to facilitate such high growth in math and science?

 

EARLY LITERACY (DIBELS)

 

Students reading on grade level--41.9% (no change from 2018)
Students making typical or better progress--80.6% (no change from 2018)

 

CONSISTENT ATTENDANCE--88% (a 0.5% Increase from 2018)

 

DEMOGRAPHICS

20% Latinx

78% White

74% Economically Disadvantaged
17% Students with Disabilities

6% English Language Learner


Dear Families,

One of the responsibilities of the School Community Council (SCC) is to decide how to spend our Land Trust dollars.  Land Trust dollars are given to school based on earnings from federal protected lands.  They come to us from the United States government.  State law gives the SCC the power to decide how best to use these funds.  

 

Last year, Circleville received $68,000 in Land Trust monies.  This money was used in the following ways:

  • IXL Learning is available to our students in social studies, science, math, and language arts, to provide practice in these core areas.
  • We purchase Studies Weekly for some of our grades.  This is a weekly newspaper that helps students learn history tied to the core curriculum.
  • We supplemented our math and language arts programs with additional consumable materials.  Consumables are those things that are used by students every year that need to be re-purchased for a new set of students.  
  • We took our students on a field trip in October to the pumpkin patch.  
  • We purchased an online program for our lower grades called Really Great Reading to ensure that students are reading on grade level by the 3rd grade.  
  • We paid for a literacy specialist to help students struggling with reading.  This person hosted students in the library weekly and facilitated a Battle of the Books competition.  
  • A person on staff was compensated to be our local science specialist.  
  • Teachers were provided with additional teacher supply money to ensure their students had the materials necessary for quality learning.  
  • We brought in an author, Gary Hogg, to motivate our students to read and write.
  • We funded our character education program.  

 

Due to school closures in the spring, we were not able to do all the things that we had anticipated when creating the 2019-20 plan.  We also were not able to collect accurate performance data to see if our Land Trust academic goals were met.  

 

For a copy of the 2020-21 plan, please visit the Circleville website at https://www.piutek12.org/schools/circleville-elementary.html.

 

Anyone wishing to attend a School Community Council meeting may do so, even if not an elected member.  These meetings are open to the public.  You can find details of the meetings on our website.  These details are also emailed out monthly.  Our next meeting is scheduled for October 

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