Our teachers are very competent and have performed exceptionally through a swift and complete conversion to online instruction last spring; returned to school under significant safety protocols last fall; and have successfully managed the learning of both in person and online students all year! The proposed school schedules are designed to improve student learning and well-being through high-quality classroom instruction, assessment, intervention, and extensions. To accomplish this, teachers need time during contract hours to engage in essential professional development, team collaboration, and personal preparation.
The bulleted highlights below show how ASD students currently perform in reading and math. Greater detail regarding student performance can be found here (español). To help improve student learning in reading and math, most elementary school teachers will engage in significant professional development beginning in 2021. Each proposed elementary school schedule provides varying amounts of instructional time and teacher professional time. We trust our teachers and recognize the tremendous impact they have on all students in Alpine School District.
The most effective influences to improve student learning are our teachers and our teacher teams. We need to invest in these teams and provide them with more time to meet the needs of our students.
Over the last year, we have seen increases in the number of students who struggle academically. We have a significant need for our teacher teams to intensely and effectively use the PLC results cycle to improve Tier 1 Instruction and to identify and address student learning loss.
Secondary schools have been revisiting their intervention/support systems and are preparing for the upcoming school year. Teachers are the most capable and best equipped to find and implement effective solutions in our schools. The following schedule options provide a structure with start and end times and encourage innovation at the school level.
– Elementary teacher focus group (sampling of classroom teachers)
– Secondary teacher focus group (content area team leads)
– Alpine Education Association (AEA) leadership team
– Elementary & Secondary principals
– Elementary & Secondary curriculum directors
Survey sent to all stakeholders seeking input on elements for a potential school schedule.
The school board discussed the data received from the survey and potential options for school schedules.
District staff in consultation with various stakeholder groups and following the school board meeting discussion created potential school schedule options.
Potential school schedules shared with stakeholders on the district website. Emails sent to all employees and parents.
Survey launched regarding the proposed school schedules.
The school board will review survey data during the scheduled board meeting on May 11, 2021 as a “discussion/action” item on the agenda. A decision could be made at this meeting.
The following dashboard contains data related to COVID-19 cases in schools throughout Alpine School District. The information will be updated regularly.
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