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  • JEFFERSON SCHOOL

    BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT

    Welcome Back Parents!

    September 16, 2013

    Principal - Scot R. Burkholder

  • BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT

    Agenda 6:30 6:40 Welcome 6:40 6:45 - Presentation of Students for Flag Salute/School Motto 6:45 7:00 Introduction of Staff 7:00 7:05 PTO President Vanessa Belvin 7:05 7:30 Brief Presentation Goals for 2013-14 7:30 7:50 Classroom Visitation (Session One) 7:50 8:10 Classroom Visitation (Session Two) 8:10 8:30 Classroom Visitation (Session Three) Wrap Up Visitation / Closure

    Welcome Parents!

    **Community Organizations will have tables in the hallway outside the

    main office during your visit.

  • HIGHLIGHTS OF NEW SCHOOL YEAR:

    Lower class sizes and increase in Special Education / Tutoring

    Supplemental Support Teachers LAL and Math (Extra Help)

    Student Teachers from Kean University

    New Math Program My math with home connections

    Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Program (Two Days Free of charge)

    Technology Enhancement ALL classes have Promethean boards,

    interactive remote clickers student response systems.

    Free Breakfast for all students

    Continued community service initiatives

    Student Planners for ALL students with handbook

    Student Blog with Tainan, Taiwan

  • STUDENT EXPECTATIONS

    Take pride in your home, school, and community.

    Obey all school rules. Make informed choices. Do your best at all times. Take responsibility for your own actions. Set goals (short & long term). Dont give up, finish what you start. Do whats right, and not just whats

    easy. Think about others needs and feelings. Be able to disagree with someone

    without anger or violence. Stand up for what you know is right.

  • EXPECTATIVAS PARA

    EL ESTUDIANTE

    Defienda lo que usted sabe es correcto.

    Sintase orgulloso de su casa, escuela, y comunidad.

    Obedezca todas las reglas escolares.

    Tome decisiones inteligentes.

    Procure hacer lo mejor siempre.

    Tome responsabilidad de sus propias acciones.

    Establezca objetivos (a corto y a largo plazo).

    No se de por vencido (termine lo que inicie).

    Haga lo que es correcto, y no slo lo que es fcil.

    Piense acerca de las necesidades y sentimientos de los otros.

    Sea capaz de discrepar con alguien sin clera o violencia.

  • PARENT EXPECTATIONS

    Please follow the sign in and sign out procedures sent home and limit the amount of early pick-ups for your children. Follow Traffic Safety Pattern!

    Please do not walk into the building freely all must sign in with the main office to protect your children.

    Be involved PTO, check homework / planner, read with your children WHAT EVER IT TAKES!

  • Parking Lot - Jefferson

    Entry 1

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    New Drop N

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    Off Sign

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    Add dividers?

    New Speed Bump?

    Use Crosswalk

  • ANTI-BULLYING LAWS

    Intent is to strengthen standards for preventing, reporting,

    investigating, and responding to incidents of bullying and reduce

    the risk of suicide among students Effective September 2011

    "Harassment, intimidation or bullying" means any gesture, any written,

    verbal or physical act, or any electronic communication, whether it be a

    single incident or a series of incidents, that is reasonably perceived as

    being motivated either by any actual or perceived characteristic, such

    as race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual

    orientation, gender identity and expression, or a mental, physical or

    sensory [handicap]disability, or by any other distinguishing

    characteristic, that takes place on school property*, at any school-

    sponsored function [or],on a school bus, or off school grounds* as

    provided for in section 16 of P.L.2010, CHAPTER 122, that substantially

    disrupts or interferes with the orderly operation of the school or the rights

    of other students and that:

  • SCHOOL ANTI-BULLYING TEAM

    Formed to develop, foster, and maintain a positive

    school climate, including HIB issues

    Meets at least 2 times per school year

    Consists of the principal (or designee, preferably a

    senior administrator) and principal appointees:

    Teachers in the school,

    School anti-bullying specialist (serves as chair),

    Parent of a student in the school

    Other members determined by the principal

    SEE

    ME!

  • SCHOOL TEAM DUTIES

    Receives any HIB complaints reported to principal*

    Receives copies of any HIB investigation reports*

    Identifies and addresses patterns of HIB in the school*

    Reviews and strengthens school climate and policies in order to prevent and address HIB

    Educates the community (i.e., students, teachers, administrators, parents) to prevent and address HIB

    Participates in training (both required and requested)

    Collaborates with anti-bullying coordinator in data collection and development of policies to prevent and address HIB

    Other duties related to HIB requested by principal or anti-bullying coordinator

    *Parent team members may only participate in activities that do not compromise student confidentiality.

  • Important Reminders

    If you child is sick (vomiting, diarrhea, or

    fever) he/she must stay home from school

    In accordance with Plainfield BOE policy

    The school is not responsible for home injuries.

    Please provide care for all home injuries prior to sending

    your child to school.

    NURSES NOTES MRS. T. SMITH, RN

  • PHYSICAL EXAMS

    Recent P.E.(exam less than 1 yr. old)

    required: Out of state transfers

    Kg. students.

    Please submit physical exam to the

    nurse prior to 10/31/13. Student

    not in compliance with P.E.

    requirements will be excluded

    from school in November.

  • JEFFERSON SCHOOL AS FOCUS SCHOOL?

    WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?

    County District School DFG Classification Rationale Title 1?

    Union Plainfield City Jefferson B Focus Lowest Subgroup Performance Yes

    Focus Schools

    A Focus School is a school that has room for improvement in areas that are specific to the school. As part of the process, Focus Schools will receive targeted and tailored solutions to meet the schools unique needs. There are 183 Focus schools.

    Lowest Subgroup Performance: schools whose two lowest-performing subgroups rank among the lowest combined proficiency rates in the state. Schools in this category have an overall proficiency rate for these lowest-performing subgroups of 29.2% or lower.

  • FOCUS SCHOOL REQUIREMENTS - UPDATE

    Hired a social worker, 2 additional intervention teachers

    (Received one), and full time security guard.

    ELA and Math blocks must be uninterrupted 90 minutes with

    consistent readers and writers workshop focus and math mini-

    lessons and centers - meaning changes to the existing master

    prep schedule. - New Schedule will reflect

    A 40 minute dedicated intervention block designed to allow time

    set aside each day to work on improving your students ELA and

    Math work and knowledge. While connected to the core blocks,

    this is an independently planned data driven block. - New

    Schedule will reflect

    Additional Programs: Family Friendly Center, K-3 Academy,

    Tutoring, Parent Academy any more to come.

  • Frequency of

    review

    Metric Goal

    Every 6-8 weeks Implementation progress &

    quality

    At least 80% of School improvement plan actions are

    accomplished at each 6-8 week period

    Attendance At least 92% attendance for targeted subgroups, school

    wide, and teachers that support those subgroups and school

    wide

    Less than 5% of targeted subgroup students and students

    school-wide are chronically absent (>10% of schools days

    missed)

    Discipline Less than 5% of targeted subgroup students and students

    school-wide are suspended

    2 times during

    school year

    Survey / focus group responses 95% of teachers school-wide and for targeted subgroups

    participate in the survey

    25% of parents and/or students participate in the survey

    At least 80% of survey responders state that the school

    meets expectations

    Annually

    NJASK & HSPA proficiency 5 percentage points increase for targeted subgroup in

    percent of students proficient in Math and ELA1

    NJASK growth

    At least 5% on median Student Growth Percentile (SGP) for 1

    out of the next 2 years for each targeted subgroup

  • 2013 JEFFERSON SCHOOL NJASK SCORES Grade /

    Subject

    Remedial 100 - 179

    Cusp / PUSH 180 - 199

    Proficient 200 - 249

    Advanced 250 - 300

    Total Students

    Test # % # % # % # % #

    3rd ELA 21 36% 20 34% 17 29% - - 58

    3rd Math 26 45% 8 14% 19 33% 5 8% 58

    4th ELA 37 49% 16 21% 22 29% - - 75

    4th Math 18 24% 13 17% 38 51% 6 8% 75

    4th Science 6 8% 12 16% 42 57% 14 19% 74

    5th ELA 22 43% 15 29% 14 28% - - 51

    5th Math 20 39% 10 20% 18 35% 3 6% 51

  • 450 current Students

    414+ Students (12-13) Vs. 402 (2010-11) (339 in 09-10)

    Free and Reduced Lunch: 90% Gender Breakdown: _47.5_ % Female _52.4_ % Male

    Bilingual / ESL: 42.5 %

    Racial Breakdown: Hispanic 74.8 % African American:

    24.1 % Multi / Other: 1.5 %

    Special Education: 17.6 %

    ****Advanced Proficient Scores 28 (vs. 22 in 2012 /

    21 in 2011 / 20 in 2010)

  • GOALS FOR 2013-14

    Continue to raise student

    achievement levels by 10 %

    Decrease the number of

    behavioral infractions.

    Graduate from focus status

    (2008-2012 data)

    Increase parent involvement at events by at least 10%

    Increase community service

    and outreach for families

  • CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION

    Assembly Presentations: Mayor

    3rd Grade Black History Month Class Presentations

    Peer Group Learning

    Posted

    Student Work One on One

    Conferencing

  • TECHNOLOGY UPDATE

    Smart Boards in every class

    Students using programs to

    interview students in Taiwan

    Student interactive clickers

  • SCHOOL FACILITIES PHOTO TOUR

    Mural Project Mural Project

    Media Center / Library Parking Lot Safety Upgrades

  • WE NEED YOUR HELP!

    Students

    Parents / Guardians

    School Staff School

    Administration

    Community

    Overall responsibility for

    improving our school is

    shared by parents and guardians, students, board

    members, school personnel

    and community members.

    Each is expected to work positively toward this goal

    and to support our children!

    Partnership = Success

  • YOUR TURN

    ANY QUESTIONS?

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