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Newcastle Elementary
School Improvement Plan
2021-22

A School Improvement Plan (SIP) ...

  • Is developed according to the Washington Administrative Code 180-16-220
  • Shows evidence of annual school board approval
  • Includes information that staff certification requirements were met
  • Includes evidence the plan is based on self-review and participation of required participants
  • Considers a collection of data over time that is analyzed to determine the focus of the plan
  • Promotes continuous improvement in student achievement in state learning standards
  • Recognizes non-academic student learning, what, and how
  • Addresses the characteristics of highly successful schools
  • Is led by the principal and the building’s Leadership Team
  • Requires collaboration with the school staff and district administration
  • Addresses equity (e.g. gender, race, ethnicity, culture, language and physical/mental ability)
  • Has action plans that are based on best practice as identified by quality research
  • Is a continuous process that requires ongoing monitoring and adjustment
  • Addresses the use of technology to facilitate instruction
  • Addresses parent, family and community involvement

Characteristics of Successful Schools

The Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction identifies the following nine characteristics of successful schools:

  • clear and shared focus
  • high standards and expectations for all students
  • effective school leadership
  • high levels of collaboration and communication
  • curriculum, instruction, and assessments aligned with state standards
  • frequent monitoring of learning and teaching
  • focused professional development
  • supportive learning environment
  • high levels of family and community involvement

SIP Planning

START DATE: Fall 2021

SITE COUNCIL REVIEW DATE: Draft Leadership 10/7/2021, Draft staff 10/8/2021

SCHOOL BOARD REVIEW DATE: 3/30/2022

PRINCIPAL: Tod Wood

LEADERSHIP TEAM:

  • K – Mandy Pitingoro                                         

  • 1 – Alissa Miller

  • 2 – Tonya Johnson

  • 3 – Jessica Burnham

  • 4 – Raegan Young

  • 5 – Madi Herr

  • ELL – Edith Delgado

  • Specialist – Ali Webb

  • Instructional Support Coach – Ann Wertz

  • Support Specialist – Priscilla Hooke

  • Dean – Shaun Cornwall

  • Principal – Tod Wood

Staff and demographic information are available for each school at the OSPI (Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction) School Report Card Home.

This section of the School Improvement Plan describes the strategies this school used to identify and address the social-emotional and academic needs for students to successfully re-engage in the learning community and their learning path.

This section of the School Improvement Plan describes the use and study of student achievement data to inform SIP goals and to set learning targets to address systemic disproportionality. Targets to address disproportionality are in reference to state Smarter Balanced Assessments using the Washington School Improvement Framework (WSIF), per state regulation. The most current WSIF available dates to 2019 due to the cancelation of recent state assessments. This WSIF provides a pre-pandemic baseline. Additional data available since the re-opening of schools is added to provide more current data for school improvement planning.

This section of the School Improvement Plan describes the setting of a specific, measurable, attainable, results-oriented, and timely (SMART) school-wide achievement goal(s).

This section describes the supports and monitoring of school improvement plan efforts.