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Vol 3: Issue 1: 08/29/13
Vol 3: Issue 2: 09/16/13
Vol 3: Issue 3: 10/04/13
Vol 3: Issue 4: 10/16/13
Vol 3: Issue 5: 11/04/13
Vol 3: Issue 6: 12/17/13
Vol 3: Issue 7: 01/02/14
Vol 3: Issue 8: 01/27/14
Vol 3: Issue 9: 02/07/14
Vol 3: Issue 10: 02/21/14
Vol 3: Issue 11: 03/10/14
Vol 3: Issue 12: 03/14/14
Vol 3: Issue 13: 04/28/14
Vol 3: Issue 14: 05/12/14
Vol 3: Issue 15: 06/06/14

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Schools are out for summer break. Have a safe and fun summer.
Added: 6/24/2014 5:21:40 AM

Information on Proposed Modoc Field Improvements

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MISSION

100% Graduation is Our Expectation



VISION

Each Child Ready for the Next Grade

AIMS

1. Student Excellence

Click to Open: Strategies to increase meet/exceed proficiency targets
  • Annually, identify students who would benefit from extended assessments. Slate students for diploma options.

  • Consistently implement formative assessments through the PLC process to identify student learning needs.  Use data to assist in the RTI process.

  • At student-led goal setting and fall growth assessment conferences, teachers, parents, and students partner to accomplish individual student learning growth K-8.  At 9-12, during second semester conferences, students, parents, and advisors will review student progress and set action steps for improvement.

  • Teachers will utilize the district’s Professional Growth and Evaluation Handbook to guide the development of student learning and growth goals.

  • Share testing strategies throughout the district at all grade levels.

  • Implement the High Impact Teaching and Learning Strategies.

Click to Open: Strategies to increase graduation percentages
  • Implement relevant required curriculum with agreed-upon supplemental materials.

  • Implement extended day and/or year plans for students not meeting requirements at grade level.

  • Structure in-building and cross-building transitions using transition document tools.

  • Align communication to students/families around what students are expected to learn/know and why (as detailed in HB2220).

  • Use homeroom programs (at all grade levels) to inform students with feedback of their progress towards graduation requirements.

  • Develop a district attitude centered around all students being everyone’s responsibility.

  • Work with the Klamath Promise initiative along with community and parent partnering to increase the graduation rate.

  • 9-12 schools will work with transition coordinators to ensure supports for improving student graduation.

  • Utilize term reporting document (grades and attendance) to identify students at risk for failure/dropout K-12.



2. Collaborative Excellence
a.   Parent and community partnerships are increased as measured by an increasing percent of students who take part in two or more service projects per year and by an increase in the number of school volunteers. 

Click to Open: Strategies to increase parent and community partnerships
  • Tie careers to learning and establish more school-to-work experiences

  • Increase community and parent involvement in all schools

  • Acknowledge partnerships

  • Set up multiple opportunities for students to improve Klamath Falls through student service projects at all age levels

  • Establish effective systematic two-way communication between parents, community, and schools

  • Track effectiveness of communication via Excellence Indicators

  • Establish a district-wide community service day in the spring

b.   PLC implementation is effectively utilized so that at each grade level the following is true: 

Click to Ooen: Markers that PLC implementation is effective
  • Common curriculum is taught

  • Common pacing is followed

  • Common assessments are used to determine student growth.

  • Effective teaching strategies are shared

  • PLC’s plan for and implement interventions and enrichments unit-by-unit


 3. Operational Excellence