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Instructional Focus

Our 2020 - 2021 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 to ensure success for every student. We will measure growth and success through school-based assessments (5 Pillars Screeners, practice HLAT writing tasks), the percentage of students no longer identified as below 60% on the MIPI, and the success rate of interventions for students, as measured by division assessments (HLAT and MIPI), school reading assessments (5 Pillars), and teacher awarded marks.

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 Accountability Pillar Survey in addition to the staff created Professional Growth Plan process (inquiry-based, with a focus on impact and reflection).

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 parent feedback on the Accountability Pillar Survey (Safe and Caring Schools, Modeling Active Citizenship, Parental Involvement) and by tracking overall parent involvement (attendance at School Council, conferences and SchoolZone usage).