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Instructional Focus

Our 2021 - 2022 SMART Goals (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant and Time-Framed) align with and support our District's Vision, Mission, and Strategic plan. These goals were identified through a collaborative process involving our students, faculty, school community, and the Ross Sheppard Catchment. 

Priority 1: Our teachers will expand their ability to meet the needs of complex and diverse learners in the areas of literacy and numeracy so as to ensure success for every student. We will measure growth and success through school based assessments (5 Pillar Screeners, practice HLAT writing tasks), through division-wide measures (CAT-4 and HLAT), school reading assessments and interventions (5 Pillars and Empower), and teacher awarded marks. In an effort to support all students, including our First Nations, M├ętis, and Inuit students, we will track our targeted intervention time (who, why and when), within their regularly scheduled day.

Priority 2: Our staff will participate in and have opportunities to enhance their professional capacity and leadership skills through a culture of collaboration and distributed leadership, creating welcoming, high-quality learning and working environments. We will measure growth and success based on staff feedback on the Assurance Framework, participation in school-based colleague inter-visitations, collaborative team meetings, and staff reflective feedback.

Priority 3: We will grow and enhance our rich and diverse school cultures by engaging parents as partners and providing support for the whole child. We will measure success and growth based on overall parent involvement (attendance at School Council, student conferences, and SchoolZone usage), student attendance in clubs and extracurricular events, and access to our school mental health therapist. In addition, we know that attendance has a direct correlation to achievement; we will track the attendance of our complex learners and work with families to reduce barriers around learning.