May 26, 2017
Dear Franklin Families,
It’s our priority to provide the best education for our students. As the weather warms up there are a few reminders about Franklin expectations.
We are still learning and it’s important for students to stay focused, on task, and engaged in learning. Therefore we need all students to attend school every day so that they can receive a full year of education.
Also, we need to continue practicing the Franklin expectations that we’ve reviewed throughout the year to be safe, respectful, and responsible. To be responsible, students should bring tools for learning. These include their red folder, homework, behavior sheet, and pencils. Items that are not tools for learning should be kept home, such as Fidget Spinners, trading cards, Shopkins and toys.
To be safe, please make sure that students wear clothing that adhere to the SCSD dress code and preferably closed toe shoes like sneakers rather than flip flops. With the warm weather comes more play time outside and we want to keep the students safe from injury.
Lastly, to be respectful means maintaining positive behaviors with students and adults. We have lots of fun activities planned for the end of the school year and want everyone to enjoy them.
We thank you for your continued support!
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Franklin Goals for 2016-2017
Maintain 95% attendance
Lower the percentage of students who are reading, writing and doing math below grade level
- providing individual and class incentives
- contacting parents of high absentees
- discussing students at SIT and team meetings with 85% or lower attendance
- placing an emphasis on K-1 students
- conducting home visits by administration and support staff
- AIS for students who scored a high 1 or low 2 on NYS Assessments
- Tier 1 interventions using Blended Learning
- STAR assessments for progress monitoring and interventions
- ANet assessments for quarterly benchmarks and re-teaching
- Running Records used to create action plans and next steps
- Departmentalization in grades 2-5
- Leveled writing groups based on writing groups and rubrics
- Increase writing in all areas using DINs and Summaries
- RAPPERS as a school wide teaching strategy to increase students ability to answer short and extended response questions completely
- Homework protocol aligned to the needs of our students
- Compare and Contrast as a school wide teaching strategy to improve Higher order thinking skills
Support teachers on a professional level to improve instruction for the outcome of student success
- Job embedded TLT utilized for professional development
- Utilization of ELA and math coaches as well as MCL’s to support teachers in the classroom
- ILT will lead teachers through Data Driven Instruction model
- Administrative led team meetings
- Departmentalization in grades 2-5 to offer deeper understanding of content
Support the social and emotional development of students
- Utilization of Restorative Practices
- Increase the use of developmentally appropriate interventions
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