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    October 2018 Notes


    Mission


    Building-wide norms
    Maintain focus on what is best for students
    Stay engaged, exhibit active listening
    Speak your truth
    Multiple perspectives
    Constructive communication
    Collaborative atmosphere
    Assume positive intent
    Experience discomfort
    Seek first to understand
    Evaluate ideas not individuals
    Accept/Expect non-closure
    Timeliness


    Function of BLT

    The primary functions of the JSIS-BLT are to promote and facilitate the collaborative decision making process which affects academic achievement. All decisions will be made in accordance with the Decision Making Matrix. The JSIS-BLT serves as one of the governing bodies of JSIS, with responsibilities for leadership, advocacy, financial stewardship, and strategic planning to assure the highest standards of educational excellence and an inclusive, supportive school community.

    Objectives of the BLT
    The BLT is to oversee the facilitation and development of:
    The Continuous Improvement Plan (CSIP). This also includes the school’s efforts to ensure equity in discipline, learning and opportunity for all students.
    Developing a school wide professional development plan that supports the CSIP.
    The school’s budget.
    Creation and yearly review of the Decision Making Matrix (DMM)
    In considering matters brought before the JSIS-BLT, the members shall have as their primary focus the best interests of the JSIS students. District policies, collective bargaining and other agreements to which JSIS or the District may be a party will be recognized and observed when formulating plans for JSIS.


    Date: October 23, 2018


    Time: 2:45-4:30

    Facilitator: Ms Sarah
    Time Keeper: none
    Recorder: Aya Sethi
    Members Present:
    Sarah, Margreet, Maria, Elisabeth, Rie, Junko, Zoila, Angelica, Aya
    Members Absent:
    Amanda
    Guests:
    Zoe Facilla (Assistant Principal), Yuki Sofronas (parent)

    Agenda Item

    Fall data
    Math
    Reading
    Climate

    Facilitator:
    Allocated Time

    60 min
    Notes


    Sarah presented an overall of data collected in Fall 2018

    Reading: F&P assessments to determine reading level for grades 1-5. Completed in September. Went a lot faster and smoother than last year (which was first year): more familiar with assessment practice, intervention teachers and classroom teachers available to do assessment. Sarah shared “Independent Level Expectations for Reading” created by SPS District showing the reading growth pathway (lower grades show larger jumps in levels compared to upper grades).
    Working with 64 students who are currently not meeting standards and goal is to reduce this by 50% by spring F&P assessment.

    Teachers use 2017 spring SBA scores to help with assessments; in line with F&P data.
    Immersion language: All 4th grade will do the STAMP test (district did not pay in 2016-7 but will this year). No other assessment test available to measure progress throughout the year.
    Math: assessment based on “exit ticket” and “end of unit” tests on a regular basis. Math “not meeting” standard is higher because the material is still being learned.

    Climate data: asked K-5 the 5 questions with no neutral option (eliminated “neither agree nor disagree”). Responses more favorable. Will repeat in winter and spring.
    Technology PLC: 4th and 5th grades use ReadWorks to complete online assessment and testing; reduce paper; K-1 have 8 ipads per classrooms; more computers available this year for all classrooms; seesaw more widely used by teachers; JSIS to become a “google school” (to use google more widely for communication and in classrooms).

    Immersion PLC: language writing assessment and rubric implemented in spring 2018 and currently revising and can re-use in spring 2019 to measure language writing growth. Oral assessment worked on by McDonald. Both schools share these tools.
    Action Items



    Agenda Item

    What should we work on? Brainstorm session

    Facilitator:


    Allocated Time

    30 min
    Notes

    Are there other items that we want to think about/discuss other than compliance and CSIP?
    Switching AM/PM during the year (half way through year, those beginning the day in English will start the day in the language instead)
    International Education learning progression (what are they learning through K-5?). What themes/topics do we want JSIS students to leave with at the end of 5th grade?
    Action Items

    Research what other schools doing re international education. Identify possible themes that each grade can focus on and progress through JSIS, if this item is selected.
    Reps to discuss ideas and what other ideas constituents may have for leaving a legacy and bring back to 11/27 meeting.

    Next meeting date and agenda items:

    Facilitator:
    Time Keeper:
    Recorder:

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    Mission



    Building-wide norms

    • Maintain focus on what is best for students

    • Stay engaged, exhibit active listening

    • Speak your truth

    • Experience discomfort

    • Accept/Expect non-closure

    • Timeliness


    Function of BLT


    The primary functions of the JSIS-BLT are to promote and facilitate the collaborative decision making process which affects academic achievement. All decisions will be made in accordance with the Decision Making Matrix. The JSIS-BLT serves as one of the governing bodies of JSIS, with responsibilities for leadership, advocacy, financial stewardship, and strategic planning to assure the highest standards of educational excellence and an inclusive, supportive school community.


    Objectives of the BLT

    The BLT is to oversee the facilitation and development of:

    • The Continuous Improvement Plan (CSIP).  This also includes the school’s efforts to ensure equity in discipline, learning and opportunity for all students.

    • Developing a school wide professional development plan that supports the CSIP.

    • The school’s budget.

    • Creation and yearly review of the Decision Making Matrix (DMM)

    In considering matters brought before the JSIS-BLT, the members shall have as their primary focus the best interests of the JSIS students. District policies, collective bargaining and other agreements to which JSIS or the District may be a party will be recognized and observed when formulating plans for JSIS.


    Date: October 23, 2018


    Time: 2:45-4:30


    Facilitator: Ms Sarah

    Time Keeper: none

    Recorder: Aya Sethi

    Members Present:

    • Sarah, Margreet, Maria, Elisabeth, Rie, Junko, Zoila, Angelica, Aya

    Members Absent:

    • Amanda

    Guests:

    • Zoe Facilla (Assistant Principal), Yuki Sofronas (parent)

    Agenda Item


    Fall data

    • Math

    • Reading

    • Climate


    Facilitator:

    Allocated Time


    60 min

    Notes

    • Sarah presented an overall of data collected in Fall 2018

    • Reading:  F&P assessments to determine reading level for grades 1-5.  Completed in September. Went a lot faster and smoother than last year (which was first year): more familiar with assessment practice, intervention teachers and classroom teachers available to do assessment.  Sarah shared “Independent Level Expectations for Reading” created by SPS District showing the reading growth pathway (lower grades show larger jumps in levels compared to upper grades).

    • Working with 64 students who are currently not meeting standards and goal is to reduce this by 50% by spring F&P assessment.

    • Teachers use 2017 spring SBA scores to help with assessments; in line with F&P data.

    • Immersion language:  All 4th grade will do the STAMP test (district did not pay in 2016-7 but will this year).  No other assessment test available to measure progress throughout the year.

    • Math:  assessment based on “exit ticket” and “end of unit” tests on a regular basis.  Math “not meeting” standard is higher because the material is still being learned.

    • Climate data: asked K-5 the 5 questions with no neutral option (eliminated “neither agree nor disagree”).  Responses more favorable. Will repeat in winter and spring.

    • Technology PLC: 4th and 5th grades use ReadWorks to complete online assessment and testing; reduce paper; K-1 have 8 ipads per classrooms; more computers available this year for all classrooms; seesaw more widely used by teachers; JSIS to become a “google school” (to use google more widely for communication and in classrooms).

    • Immersion PLC: language writing assessment and rubric implemented in spring 2018 and currently revising and can re-use in spring 2019 to measure language writing growth.  Oral assessment worked on by McDonald. Both schools share these tools.

    Action Items

    Agenda Item


    What should we work on? Brainstorm session


    Facilitator:


    Allocated Time


    30 min

    Notes

    • Are there other items that we want to think about/discuss other than compliance and CSIP?

    • Switching AM/PM during the year (half way through year, those beginning the day in English will start the day in the language instead)

    • International Education learning progression (what are they learning through K-5?). What themes/topics do we want JSIS students to leave with at the end of 5th grade?  

    Action Items

    • Research what other schools doing re international education.  Identify possible themes that each grade can focus on and progress through JSIS, if this item is selected.

    • Reps to discuss ideas and what other ideas constituents may have for leaving a legacy and bring back to 11/27 meeting.

    Next meeting date and agenda items:


    Facilitator:

    Time Keeper:

    Recorder:


    Mission



    Building-wide norms

    • Maintain focus on what is best for students

    • Stay engaged, exhibit active listening

    • Speak your truth

    • Experience discomfort

    • Accept/Expect non-closure

    • Timeliness


    Function of BLT


    The primary functions of the JSIS-BLT are to promote and facilitate the collaborative decision making process which affects academic achievement. All decisions will be made in accordance with the Decision Making Matrix. The JSIS-BLT serves as one of the governing bodies of JSIS, with responsibilities for leadership, advocacy, financial stewardship, and strategic planning to assure the highest standards of educational excellence and an inclusive, supportive school community.


    Objectives of the BLT

    The BLT is to oversee the facilitation and development of:

    • The Continuous Improvement Plan (CSIP).  This also includes the school’s efforts to ensure equity in discipline, learning and opportunity for all students.

    • Developing a school wide professional development plan that supports the CSIP.

    • The school’s budget.

    • Creation and yearly review of the Decision Making Matrix (DMM)

    In considering matters brought before the JSIS-BLT, the members shall have as their primary focus the best interests of the JSIS students. District policies, collective bargaining and other agreements to which JSIS or the District may be a party will be recognized and observed when formulating plans for JSIS.


    Date: October 23, 2018


    Time: 2:45-4:30


    Facilitator: Ms Sarah

    Time Keeper: none

    Recorder: Aya Sethi

    Members Present:

    • Sarah, Margreet, Maria, Elisabeth, Rie, Junko, Zoila, Angelica, Aya

    Members Absent:

    • Amanda

    Guests:

    • Zoe Facilla (Assistant Principal), Yuki Sofronas (parent)

    Agenda Item


    Fall data

    • Math

    • Reading

    • Climate


    Facilitator:

    Allocated Time


    60 min

    Notes

    • Sarah presented an overall of data collected in Fall 2018

    • Reading:  F&P assessments to determine reading level for grades 1-5.  Completed in September. Went a lot faster and smoother than last year (which was first year): more familiar with assessment practice, intervention teachers and classroom teachers available to do assessment.  Sarah shared “Independent Level Expectations for Reading” created by SPS District showing the reading growth pathway (lower grades show larger jumps in levels compared to upper grades).

    • Working with 64 students who are currently not meeting standards and goal is to reduce this by 50% by spring F&P assessment.

    • Teachers use 2017 spring SBA scores to help with assessments; in line with F&P data.

    • Immersion language:  All 4th grade will do the STAMP test (district did not pay in 2016-7 but will this year).  No other assessment test available to measure progress throughout the year.

    • Math:  assessment based on “exit ticket” and “end of unit” tests on a regular basis.  Math “not meeting” standard is higher because the material is still being learned.

    • Climate data: asked K-5 the 5 questions with no neutral option (eliminated “neither agree nor disagree”).  Responses more favorable. Will repeat in winter and spring.

    • Technology PLC: 4th and 5th grades use ReadWorks to complete online assessment and testing; reduce paper; K-1 have 8 ipads per classrooms; more computers available this year for all classrooms; seesaw more widely used by teachers; JSIS to become a “google school” (to use google more widely for communication and in classrooms).

    • Immersion PLC: language writing assessment and rubric implemented in spring 2018 and currently revising and can re-use in spring 2019 to measure language writing growth.  Oral assessment worked on by McDonald. Both schools share these tools.

    Action Items

    Agenda Item


    What should we work on? Brainstorm session


    Facilitator:


    Allocated Time


    30 min

    Notes

    • Are there other items that we want to think about/discuss other than compliance and CSIP?

    • Switching AM/PM during the year (half way through year, those beginning the day in English will start the day in the language instead)

    • International Education learning progression (what are they learning through K-5?). What themes/topics do we want JSIS students to leave with at the end of 5th grade?  

    Action Items

    • Research what other schools doing re international education.  Identify possible themes that each grade can focus on and progress through JSIS, if this item is selected.

    • Reps to discuss ideas and what other ideas constituents may have for leaving a legacy and bring back to 11/27 meeting.

    Next meeting date and agenda items:


    Facilitator:

    Time Keeper:

    Recorder:


    Mission



    Building-wide norms

    • Maintain focus on what is best for students

    • Stay engaged, exhibit active listening

    • Speak your truth

    • Experience discomfort

    • Accept/Expect non-closure

    • Timeliness


    Function of BLT


    The primary functions of the JSIS-BLT are to promote and facilitate the collaborative decision making process which affects academic achievement. All decisions will be made in accordance with the Decision Making Matrix. The JSIS-BLT serves as one of the governing bodies of JSIS, with responsibilities for leadership, advocacy, financial stewardship, and strategic planning to assure the highest standards of educational excellence and an inclusive, supportive school community.


    Objectives of the BLT

    The BLT is to oversee the facilitation and development of:

    • The Continuous Improvement Plan (CSIP).  This also includes the school’s efforts to ensure equity in discipline, learning and opportunity for all students.

    • Developing a school wide professional development plan that supports the CSIP.

    • The school’s budget.

    • Creation and yearly review of the Decision Making Matrix (DMM)

    In considering matters brought before the JSIS-BLT, the members shall have as their primary focus the best interests of the JSIS students. District policies, collective bargaining and other agreements to which JSIS or the District may be a party will be recognized and observed when formulating plans for JSIS.


    Date: October 23, 2018


    Time: 2:45-4:30


    Facilitator: Ms Sarah

    Time Keeper: none

    Recorder: Aya Sethi

    Members Present:

    • Sarah, Margreet, Maria, Elisabeth, Rie, Junko, Zoila, Angelica, Aya

    Members Absent:

    • Amanda

    Guests:

    • Zoe Facilla (Assistant Principal), Yuki Sofronas (parent)

    Agenda Item


    Fall data

    • Math

    • Reading

    • Climate


    Facilitator:

    Allocated Time


    60 min

    Notes

    • Sarah presented an overall of data collected in Fall 2018

    • Reading:  F&P assessments to determine reading level for grades 1-5.  Completed in September. Went a lot faster and smoother than last year (which was first year): more familiar with assessment practice, intervention teachers and classroom teachers available to do assessment.  Sarah shared “Independent Level Expectations for Reading” created by SPS District showing the reading growth pathway (lower grades show larger jumps in levels compared to upper grades).

    • Working with 64 students who are currently not meeting standards and goal is to reduce this by 50% by spring F&P assessment.

    • Teachers use 2017 spring SBA scores to help with assessments; in line with F&P data.

    • Immersion language:  All 4th grade will do the STAMP test (district did not pay in 2016-7 but will this year).  No other assessment test available to measure progress throughout the year.

    • Math:  assessment based on “exit ticket” and “end of unit” tests on a regular basis.  Math “not meeting” standard is higher because the material is still being learned.

    • Climate data: asked K-5 the 5 questions with no neutral option (eliminated “neither agree nor disagree”).  Responses more favorable. Will repeat in winter and spring.

    • Technology PLC: 4th and 5th grades use ReadWorks to complete online assessment and testing; reduce paper; K-1 have 8 ipads per classrooms; more computers available this year for all classrooms; seesaw more widely used by teachers; JSIS to become a “google school” (to use google more widely for communication and in classrooms).

    • Immersion PLC: language writing assessment and rubric implemented in spring 2018 and currently revising and can re-use in spring 2019 to measure language writing growth.  Oral assessment worked on by McDonald. Both schools share these tools.

    Action Items

    Agenda Item


    What should we work on? Brainstorm session


    Facilitator:


    Allocated Time


    30 min

    Notes

    • Are there other items that we want to think about/discuss other than compliance and CSIP?

    • Switching AM/PM during the year (half way through year, those beginning the day in English will start the day in the language instead)

    • International Education learning progression (what are they learning through K-5?). What themes/topics do we want JSIS students to leave with at the end of 5th grade?  

    Action Items

    • Research what other schools doing re international education.  Identify possible themes that each grade can focus on and progress through JSIS, if this item is selected.

    • Reps to discuss ideas and what other ideas constituents may have for leaving a legacy and bring back to 11/27 meeting.

    Next meeting date and agenda items:


    Facilitator:

    Time Keeper:

    Recorder: