Colfax Elementary by byprogressivethought

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									                                    School Name:  Colfax
                                   Guilford County Schools 
                             2008‐2011 School Improvement Plan 

                                              Vision Statement 

      We believe that every child has a right to be guided through education to develop his/her potential to the
maximum. This is a cooperative venture, which involves the teachers, administrators, parents, and the school community
working together in order to achieve our school mission. In order for all children to succeed we are determined to
provide a positive learning environment conducive to high time on task and high expectations for all. We believe in
supporting our mission through powerful partnerships, clear communication, and teamwork.
Mission:
Believe-Achieve-Succeed 
                                                     Self Assessment  

Current AYP Status:  Did not                                          Current ABC Status: Made High 
make AYP for 2007‐2008                                                Growth for the 2007‐2008 
school year.  Colfax made 13                                          school year.  
out of 16 targets.

Colfax Elementary serves over 620 students in 29 classrooms in kindergarten through grade five. In addition, we have a pre-K
program and two self-contained classes for exceptional children. We have a highly dedicated staff, including a guidance counselor, a
curriculum facilitator, reading specialist, fulltime Media Specialist, fulltime technology assistant, fulltime art, music, and two physical
education teachers. We also have a full time teacher of advanced learners, three teachers of exceptional children and one and one-
half speech therapists, a half time ESL teacher, half time math specialists and three part time tutors. We have twelve National Board
Certified teachers, 17 teachers with advanced degrees, and 78% of our teachers have 10 or more years of experience. We count
ourselves fortunate to have highly qualified new teachers who will bring fresh new ideas and enthusiasm to our staff. The staff is
strong on teamwork and collaboration, and instructional leadership qualities are encouraged among the staff.
         Although we did not make AYP due to our SWD, AA, FRL subgroups we did achieve high growth for the 2007-2008 school
year with an overall proficiency rate of 79.6%. In 2008, 82% of our students in K-2 scored at or above grade level in math on end-of-
year assessments. Quarterly cross grade level meetings continue, with teachers grouped in vertical (mixed grade) teams to discuss
alignment of each area of curriculum to increase student achievement. Teachers will also be using technology-based assessment
and instructional management to more efficiently and frequently examine data on student learning mastery and improve instruction.
         The attendance rate for 2008 was 94% and has stayed at a high level in recent years. Parents continue to make significant
contributions to our students’ high achievement levels with well over 11,000 volunteer hours to support students and staff, including a
Reading Rangers Program, PALS tutors, Lunch Buddies, Career Week, Superstar Character Education Program, Beautification,
classroom volunteers, reading incentives with Book Bucks and Accelerated Reader, Book Fair, and Battle of the Books. In addition,
our PTA generously funds grants to teachers for special equipment and programs such as the Go Far Running Club. Our staff
commits to ongoing communication with parents through Connect-Ed phone calls to the general population and special groups within
the school, Parent Nights for each grade level, websites, weekly newsletters, e-mail, and two-way communication through daily
agenda planners, monthly PTA board meetings, Parent Communication Notebooks, and at least three school-wide PTA meetings a
year. Parents have committed to assist with morning hall supervision, cafeteria supervision, and as tutors for students. In addition,
we now have a parent volunteer who has agreed to be a multi-lingual liaison between staff and parents.
         One of the challenges we face is meeting the individual needs of all students to increase overall achievement. We are
working to strengthen our effective strategies of working with diverse students and students of poverty school wide. In addition, the
staff at Colfax faces the challenge to increase the home-school connection of transient students.

 
                                 Goals, Strategies, Monitoring and Budget

Overall  SMART Goal:  
The percentage of students scoring proficient or above in math will increase 13% from 77.8% to 91% as measured by EOG scores, by 2011. 



Target SMART Goal/Measure: 
Goal 1: 
By 2009, the % of AA, SWD and FRL students proficient in math will increase by the following amounts as measured by EOG’s. 
               • AA will increase 10% from 48.9% to 54% 
               • FRL will increase 10% from 51.4% to 57% 
               • SWD will increase 10% from 50% to 55% 

Supporting Data for SMART GOAL: 
2007‐2008 48.9% of AA were proficient in math 
Grade 3 –31.3 
Grade 4 –47.6 
Grade 5 –61.1 
2007‐2008 51.4% of FRL were proficient in math 
2007‐2008 50% of SWD were proficient in math 


       
       
       
       
       
       
       
                                 Quarter 1                                     Quarter 2         Quarter 3          Quarter 4             Summer
                                 1.     What does the data tell us?            Based on analysis  Based on analysis  Based on analysis    Based on analysis from 
                                 Strengths:  91 % of White students were       from the previous  from the previous  from the previous     the previous quarter, 
                                   proficient, overall proficiency level is      quarter, adjust    quarter, adjust    quarter, adjust      adjust strategy and 
                                    77%, :  3rd and 4th grade scores are 
                                          below proficiency level, 
                                                                                  strategy and       strategy and       strategy and        deployment plan as 
                                           2.     Not tell us?                  deployment plan  deployment plan  deployment plan as             needed. 
                                 Consistent implementation of math                 as needed.         as needed.          needed.                        
             Data analysis:  strategies by all teachers                                                                                                
               (SWOT)               3.      Celebration(s)?                                                                    
               analysis      Collaboration amongst staff and high                                           
                             volume of parent support.                                   
    Study 




                  SWOT:         Grade 5 math currently above target 
                Strengths,      goals 
             Weaknesses, and                   4.      OFIs? 
             Opportunities for         Increase teacher consistency of 
              improvement,         implementation of strategies, better 
                 Threats          understanding of new students’ needs, 
                                 focused schedule, and vertical planning, 
                                     Buy in, follow through, transient 
                                      students, time, and consistency  
                                  OFIs: Opportunities For Improvement 
                                    SWOT: Strengths, Weaknesses, and 
                                 Opportunities for improvement, Threats 
                                     Opportunities for improvement, 
                                                 Challenges:   
                                                                                                                                               
                          5. Next step?  (Identify key     5. Next step?                5. Next step?              5. Next step?              5. Next step? (revise key 
                              strategy or approach)        (revise key                  (revise key                (revise key strategy       strategy as needed to 
                                                           strategy as needed           strategy as                as needed to               address identified OFIs) 
                         Strategy 1:  AA, SWD and FRL  to address                       needed to                  address identified               
                        students not proficient in math  identified OFIs)               address identified         OFIs)                       
                           will receive 30 minutes of                   Strategy 1:     OFIs)                                 Strategy 1:  
                      teacher tutoring first thing in the  AA, SWD and FRL                         Strategy 1:     AA, SWD and FRL 
                        morning.  90 minutes of direct           students not           AA, SWD and FRL            students not 
                      instruction twice a week in math  proficient in math              students not               proficient in math 
                           beyond their normal math             will receive 30         proficient in              will receive 30 
           Identify    instruction.  The instruction will          minutes of           math will receive          minutes of teacher 
Plan 




        Key Strategy        be focused on gap areas.          teacher tutoring          30 minutes of              tutoring first thing 
         (Approach)                                           first thing in the        teacher tutoring           in the morning.  90 
                                                                 morning.  90           first thing in the         minutes of direct 
                                                             minutes of direct          morning.  90               instruction twice a 
                                                           instruction twice a          minutes of direct          week in math 
                                                                week in math            instruction twice          beyond their 
                                                                 beyond their           a week in math             normal math 
                                                                 normal math            beyond their               instruction.  The 
                                                              instruction.  The         normal math                instruction will be 
                                                            instruction will be         instruction.  The          focused on gap 
                                                               focused on gap           instruction will           areas. 
                                                                      areas.            be focused on 
                                                                                        gap areas. 
          Person(s)                                                                                                                                 
        Responsible  Administrators, teachers,             Administrators,              Administrators,            Administrators, 
        for ensuring  specialists , Social Worker and      teachers,                    teachers,                  teachers, 
        the strategy  CF.                                  specialists , Social         specialists ,              specialists , Social 
Plan 




              is                                           Worker and CF.               Social Worker              Worker and CF. 
          deployed                                                                      and CF. 
          during the 
           current 
           quarter 
                                      Part time math specialist,           Part time       Part time math         Part time math              
         Resources 
                            math tutor, teacher tutors, on          math specialist,       specialist, math       specialist, math 
         Available 
                            going professional development          math tutor,            tutor, teacher         tutor, teacher 
         during the 
                            for the math initiative, and day        teacher tutors, on     tutors, on going       tutors, on going 
           current 
Plan 


                            time tutors for math                    going professional     professional           professional 
           quarter 
                                                                    development for        development for        development for 
         (include $ 
                                                                    the math               the math               the math initiative, 
        encumbered 
                                                                    initiative, and day    initiative, and        and day time tutors 
        and name of 
                                                                    time tutors for        day time tutors        for math 
          budget) 
                                                                    math                   for math 
                            Money, time, manipulatives,             Money, time,           Money, time,           Money, time,                
          Resources 
                            protected‐time in the master            manipulatives,         manipulatives,         manipulatives, 
           Needed 
Plan 




                            schedule, staff development             protected‐time in      protected‐time in      protected‐time in 
          during the 
                                                                    the master             the master             the master 
           current 
                                                                    schedule, staff        schedule, staff        schedule, staff 
           quarter 
                                                                    development            development            development 
                            GCS math initiative, CITW for           GCS math               GCS math               GCS math                    
                            entire staff,  diversity training,      initiative, CITW       initiative, CITW       initiative, CITW for 
         Professional       book study, PLC development             for entire staff,      for entire staff,      entire staff,  
        Development                                                 diversity training,    diversity training,    diversity training, 
          during the                                                book study, PLC        book study, PLC        book study, PLC 
Plan 




            current                                                 development            development,           development, 
            quarter                                                                        Math Tool Box,         Math Tool Box, 
        (Indicate title,                                                                   Reading/Writing        Reading/Writing 
         content and                                                                       Connection,            Connection, Dibels, 
           audience)                                                                       Dibels,                Achievement Series
                                                                                           Achievement 
                                                                                           Series 
                         Leadership team reps, PTA, Boys    Leadership team       Leadership team       Leadership team            
                         and Girls Club, Housing            reps, PTA, Boys       reps, goal teams,     reps, goal teams, 
                         Authority, volunteers, Social      and Girls Club,       PTA, Boys and         PTA, Boys and Girls 
                         Worker                             Housing               Girls Club,           Club, Housing 
                                                            Authority,            Housing               Authority, 
          Parent and                                        volunteers, Social    Authority,            volunteers, Social 
          Community                                         Worker                volunteers, Social    Worker, public 
Plan 




        (Stakeholder)                                                             Worker, public        transportation 
         Involvement                                                              transportation        supervisor, Youth 
           during the                                                             supervisor, Youth     Focus, UNCG, 
            current                                                               Focus, UNCG,          Greensboro 
            quarter                                                               Greensboro            College, NW High 
                                                                                  College, NW High      School Cadets, High 
                                                                                  School Cadets,        Point University, 
                                                                                  High Point            and Junior 
                                                                                  University            Achievement. 
         Create the                                                                                                                
        deployment 
                                                            Use the Quarter 2  Use the Quarter 3         Use the Quarter 4 
Do 




            plan          Use the Quarter 1 deployment 
                                                            deployment plan  deployment plan             deployment plan 
          For the              plan template below 
                                                             template below     template below            template below 
          current 
          quarter 
                          A. Weekly meeting summary         A. Weekly                                                       
           Evaluation:  sheets, lesson plans, master        meeting summary    A. Weekly             A. Weekly meeting     A.           
         A.  What data  schedule, CWT, PTA meeting          sheets, lesson     meeting               summary sheets,        
         will you use     minutes and contact logs.         plans, master      summary sheets,       lesson plans,         B.           
         to determine                                       schedule, CWT,     lesson plans,         master schedule,       
         if the strategy  B. CWT                            PTA meeting        master schedule,      CWT, PTA meeting      C.           
         was              Weekly summaries, intervention    minutes and        CWT, PTA              minutes and 
         deployed?        logs/rubric                       contact logs.      meeting minutes       contact logs.   
         B. What data                                                          and contact logs.      
         will you use     C. Weekly mini assessments,       B. CWT                                    
Study 




         to determine  quarterly assessments                Weekly             B. CWT                 
         if the strategy                                    summaries,         Weekly                B. CWT 
         was deployed                                       intervention       summaries,            Weekly summaries, 
         with fidelity?                                     logs/rubric        intervention          intervention 
         C. What data                                                          logs/rubric           logs/rubric 
         will you use                                       C. Weekly mini                            
         to determine                                       assessments,                              
         if the strategy                                    quarterly          C. Weekly mini        C. Weekly mini 
         impacted the                                       assessments        assessments,          assessments,  data 
         overall goal                                                          data notebooks,       notebooks, Dibels, 
         or target                                                             Dibels, class         class work, 
         goal?                                                                 work, quarterly       quarterly 
                                                                               assessments           assessments 
                         1. What does the data tell us?               1. What does the          1. What does the         1. What does the data    1. What does the data tell us? 
                         *  Our subgroups are making progress            data tell us?               data tell us?          tell us?              2. Not tell us? 
                         compared to last results but                 *  Our subgroups are           * Our                                        3. Celebration(s)? 
                         improvement is still needed in order to      making progress                subgroups  are                               4. OFIs? 
                         meet AYP goals                               compared to last               making              2. Not tell us?                
                         2. Not tell us?                              results but                    progress             
                         *  Would like update FRL information         improvement is still           compared to         3. Celebration(s)? 
                         3. Celebration(s)?                           needed in order to             last results but     
                         *  3rd grade has significantly improved      meet AYP goals                 improvement is   
                         benchmark scores compared to last                                           still needed in     4. OFIs?  
                         year’s first quarter data.  5th grade is     2. Not tell us?                order to meet      
                         continuously above the target goals.         *  Would like update           AYP goals 
                         4th grade has made some progress             FRL information                 
                         4. OFIs?                                                               2. Not tell us? 
         Report the      *  Continued improvement in subgroup         3. Celebration(s)?        *  Would like update 
         data from the  areas                                         *  3rd grade has          FRL information 
         current                                                      significantly            
         quarter                                                      improved benchmark  3. Celebration(s)? 
Study 




                                                                      scores compared to        *  3rd grade has 
         deployment 
                                                                      first quarter and last    significantly 
         plan and use                                                 year’s second             improved 
         the data                                                     quarter.  5th grade is    benchmark scores 
         questions to                                                 continuously above        compared to  first 
         analyze the                                                  the target goals.         and second quarter.  
                                                                      Although 4th grade        5th grade is 
         results 
                                                                      scores have remained  continuously above 
                                                                      flat overall they have    the target goals.  
                                                                      made some progress        Although 4th grade 
                                                                                                scores have 
                                                                      4. OFIs?                  remained flat 
                                                                      *  Continued              overall they have 
                                                                      improvement in            made some 
                                                                      subgroup areas            progress 
                                                                                               
                                                                                                4. OFIs 
                                                                                              *  Continued 
                                                                                              improvement in 
                                                                                              subgroup areas 
                                                                                                 
                                   YES  If yes, change target goal in          YES  If yes, change        YES  If yes,             YES  If yes, change         YES  If yes, change target 
                               order to further impact the overall goal    target goal in order to    change target goal in    target goal in order to     goal in order to further 
                                                                           further impact the         order to further         further impact the          impact the overall goal 
                                   NO  If no, check the appropriate        overall goal               impact the overall       overall goal                  
                               action below:                                                          goal                                                     NO  If no, check the 
                                                                               NO  If no, check                                    NO  If no, check the    appropriate action below: 
                                   Continue current strategy and           the appropriate action         NO  If no, check     appropriate action           
                               update deployment plan for next Qtr         below:                     the appropriate          below:                          Continue current strategy 
Act/Plan 




                                   Continue current strategy, but make                                action below:                                        and update deployment plan 
                Target Goal    improvements to deployment plan                 Continue current                                    Continue current        for next Qtr 
                   Met?            Abandon current strategy and            strategy and update            Continue current     strategy and update             Continue current strategy, 
                               identify new strategy                       deployment plan for        strategy and update      deployment plan for         but make improvements to 
                                                                           next Qtr                   deployment plan for      next Qtr                    deployment plan 
                                                                               Continue current       next Qtr                     Continue current            Abandon current strategy 
                                                                           strategy, but make             Continue current     strategy, but make          and identify new strategy 
                                                                           improvements to            strategy, but make       improvements to 
                                                                           deployment plan            improvements to          deployment plan 
                                                                               Abandon current        deployment plan              Abandon current 
                                                                           strategy and identify          Abandon current      strategy and identify 
                                                                           new strategy               strategy and identify    new strategy 
                                                                                                      new strategy 

Steps                                  Quarter 1 Deployment Plan                            Person(s)                                  Measure(s)                 Action Step 
                                                                                           Responsible                                                         Completion Date 
#1               Review EOG 2007‐2008 Math data                                       Thigpen and                                 Math EOG data               August 31st 
                                                                                      Leadership Team 
#2               Develop and implement a master schedule to maximize                  Administrators,                             EOG scores                  September 31st 
                 instructional time and teacher resources.                            classroom teachers, 
                                                                                      specialists and 
                                                                                      tutors 
#3               Establish and implement an Intervention Plan for all Level I and II  Administrators,                             Intervention                September 2nd 
                               th     th                  rd
                 students in 4  and 5  grade; as well as 3  grade using Math Pretest  classroom teachers,                         documentation log 
                 scores.                                                              and tutors 
#4               Weekly grade level meetings to discuss Math strategies,              Administrators,      Weekly summary                                     Weekly and 
                 interventions and student growth                                     classroom teachers   sheet, quarterly                                   Quarterly 
                                                                                                           data 
#5               Implement quarterly vertical planning teams to discuss Math goals,  Administrators,       CWT, PLC summary                                   Quarterly 
                 objectives, gaps and strategies, analyze results and determine next  classroom teachers,  sheet 
                 steps.                                                               specialists 
             
Steps                           Quarter 2 Deployment Plan                                Person(s)             Measure(s)            Action Step
                                                                                        Responsible                                  Completion
                                                                                                                                        Date
#1          Review first quarter Math data                                        Thigpen, Goal Team       Math EOG data, first    November 5,
                                                                                  and Leadership Team      quarter benchmark       2008
                                                                                                           data
#2          Develop, implement and refine a master schedule to maximize           Administrators,          EOG scores              September 31st
            instructional time and teacher resources.                             classroom teachers,
                                                                                  specialists and tutors
#3          Establish and implement an Intervention Plan for all Level I and II   Administrators,          Intervention            September 2nd
            students in 4th and 5th grade; as well as 3rd grade using Math        classroom teachers,      documentation log
            Pretest scores and first quarter benchmark scores                     and tutors
#4          Weekly grade level meetings to discuss Math strategies,               Administrators,          Weekly summary          Weekly and
            interventions and student growth. Biweekly follow up with tutors      classroom teachers       sheet, quarterly data   Quarterly
            and specialists about individual student growth by administrators,
            teachers and specialists.
#5          Implement monthly vertical/goal planning teams to discuss Math        Administrators,          CWT, PLC summary        Quarterly
            goals, objectives, gaps and strategies, analyze results and           classroom teachers,      sheet
            determine next steps.                                                 specialists
         
Steps                        Quarter3 Deployment Plan                               Person(s)                 Measure(s)            Action Step 
                                                                                   Responsible                                    Completion Date 
#1           Review second quarter Math data                                Thigpen, Grade Levels,      Math EOG data,          January 28, 2009
                                                                            Goal Team and               second quarter
                                                                            Leadership Team             benchmark data
#2           Develop, implement and refine a master schedule to             Administrators, classroom   EOG scores              September 31st
             maximize instructional time and teacher resources.             teachers, specialists and
                                                                            tutors
#3           Establish and implement an Intervention Plan for all Level     Administrators, classroom   Intervention            September 2nd
             I and II students in 4th and 5th grade; as well as 3rd grade   teachers, and tutors        documentation log
             using Math Pretest scores and first and second quarter
             benchmark scores
#4           Weekly grade level meetings to discuss Math strategies,        Administrators, classroom   Weekly summary          Weekly and
             interventions and student growth. Biweekly follow up with      teachers                    sheet, quarterly data   Quarterly
             tutors and specialists about individual student growth by
             administrators, teachers and specialists.
#5           Implement monthly vertical/goal planning teams to              Administrators, classroom   CWT, PLC summary        Quarterly
             discuss Math goals, objectives, gaps and strategies,           teachers, specialists       sheet
             analyze results and determine next steps.
          
Steps                             Quarter 4 Deployment Plan                               Person(s)            Measure(s)            Action Step 
                                                                                         Responsible                             Completion Date 
#1                     Review third quarter Math data                                Thigpen, Grade        Math EOG data,       March 31st – April 
                                                                                     Levels, Goal Team     second quarter       2nd 
                                                                                     and Leadership        benchmark data 
                                                                                     Team
#2           Develop, implement and refine a master schedule to maximize             Administrators,       EOG scores           September 31st
             instructional time and teacher resources                                classroom teachers,
                                                                                     specialists and
                                                                                     tutors
#3           Establish and implement an Intervention Plan for all Level I and II     Administrators,       Intervention         September 2nd
             students in 4th and 5th grade; as well as 3rd grade using Math          classroom teachers,   documentation log 
             Pretest score, first, second, and third quarter benchmark scores        and tutors 
#4           Weekly grade level meetings to discuss Math strategies,                 Administrators,       Weekly summary       Weekly and
             interventions and student growth. Biweekly follow up with tutors        classroom teachers    sheet, quarterly     Quarterly            
             and specialists about individual student growth by administrators,                            data 
             teachers and specialists. 
#5           Implement monthly vertical/goal planning teams to discuss Math          Administrators,       CWT, PLC             Quarterly
             goals, objectives, gaps and strategies, analyze results and             classroom teachers,   summary sheet 
             determine next steps.                                                   specialists                 
                                 Goals, Strategies, Monitoring and Budget

Overall  SMART Goal:  
The percentage of students scoring proficient or above in reading will increase xx% from xx% to xx% as measured by EOG scores, by 2011 



Target SMART Goal/Measure: 
Goal2:  
By 2009, the % of AA, FRL and SWD students proficient in reading will increase by the following amounts as measured by EOG’s. 
               • AA will increase 10% from 24.4% to 26.8% 
               • FRL will increase 10% from 33.3% to 36.6% 
               • SWD will increase 10% from 27.3% to 30.03 


Supporting Data for SMART GOAL: 
2007 – 2008 24.4% of AA were proficient in reading 
2007 – 2008 33.3% of FRL were proficient in reading 
2007 – 2008 27.3% of SWD were proficient in reading 




       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
                                 Quarter 1                                               Quarter 2             Quarter 3            Quarter 4         Summer
                                       1.  What does the data tell us?                    Based on analysis     Based on analysis      Based on           Based on 
                                    Strengths:  91 % of White students were               from the previous     from the previous  analysis from the  analysis from the 
                                 proficient, overall proficiency level is 77%, :  3rd       quarter, adjust       quarter, adjust      previous           previous 
                                 and 4th grade scores are below proficiency level, 
                                                                                             strategy and          strategy and     quarter, adjust    quarter, adjust 
                                  
                                                                                         deployment plan as    deployment plan as    strategy and       strategy and 
                                                  2.  Not tell us? 
                             Consistent implementation of math strategies 
                                                                                               needed.               needed.       deployment plan  deployment plan 
             Data analysis:  by all teachers                                                                                          as needed.         as needed. 
                 (SWOT)                                                                                                                                          
                 analysis                    3.      Celebration(s)?                                                                                            
                                 Collaboration amongst staff and high volume of                     
    Study 




                  SWOT:          parent support. 
                Strengths,       Grade 5 math currently above target goals 
             Weaknesses, and   
             Opportunities for      4.  OFIs? 
              improvement,                 Increase teacher consistency of 
                 Threats               implementation of strategies, better 
                                 understanding of new students’ needs, focused 
                                  schedule, and vertical planning, Buy in, follow 
                                      through, transient students, time, and 
                                                    consistency  
                                  OFIs: Opportunities For Improvement 
                                        SWOT: Strengths, Weaknesses, and 
                                     Opportunities for improvement, Threats 
                          5. Next step?  (Identify key strategy       6.  Next step?          5. Next step?           5. Next step?       5. Next step? 
                              or approach)                                (revise key         (revise key strategy    (revise key         (revise key 
                                                                          strategy as         as needed to            strategy as         strategy as 
                        Strategy 2:  AA, SWD and FRL students             needed to           address identified      needed to           needed to 
                        not proficient in reading will receive 90         address             OFIs)                   address             address 
                         minutes of direct instruction twice a            identified OFIs)                            identified OFIs)    identified OFIs) 
                         week in reading beyond their normal                                   AA, SWD and FRL                 AA, SWD          
                                  reading instruction.             Strategy 2:  AA, SWD       students not            and FRL              
                                                                   and FRL students not       proficient in           students not 
           Identify  
Plan 




                                                                   proficient in reading      reading will receive    proficient in 
        Key Strategy 
                                                                       will receive 90        90 minutes of           reading will 
         (Approach) 
                                                                      minutes of direct       direct instruction      receive 90 
                                                                     instruction twice a      twice a week in         minutes of 
                                                                       week in reading        reading beyond          direct 
                                                                   beyond their normal        their normal            instruction 
                                                                    reading instruction.      reading                 twice a week in 
                                                                                              instruction.            reading beyond 
                                                                                                                      their normal 
                                                                                                                      reading 
                                                                                                                      instruction.   
         Person(s)                Administrators, teachers,              Administrators                                                         
        Responsible     specialists, Social Worker, and CF.        , teachers,                Administrators,         Administrators, 
        for ensuring                                               specialists, Social        teachers,               teachers, 
        the strategy                                               Worker, and CF.            specialists, Social     specialists, 
Plan 




             is                                                                               Worker, and CF.         Social Worker, 
         deployed                                                                                                     and CF 
         during the 
          current 
          quarter 
         Resources               Part time reading specialist,          Part time         Part time reading      Part time                 
         Available     reading tutor, and day time tutors for     reading specialist,     specialist, reading    reading 
         during the    reading.                                   reading tutor, and      tutor, and day time    specialist, 
           current                                                day time tutors for     tutors for reading.    reading tutor, 
Plan 


           quarter                                                reading.                                       and day time 
         (include $                                                                                              tutors for 
        encumbered                                                                                               reading 
        and name of 
          budget) 
         Resources     Money, time, protected‐time in the         Money, time,       Money, time,                Money, time,             
          Needed       master schedule, staff development         protected‐time in  protected‐time in           protected‐time 
Plan 




         during the                                                                  the master 
                                                                  the master schedule,                           in the master 
           current                                                staff development  schedule, staff             schedule, staff 
           quarter                                                                   development                 development 
                           CITW for entire staff,  diversity   CITW for entire       CITW for entire             CITW for entire             
         Professional  training, book study, PLC development  staff,  diversity      staff,  diversity           staff,  diversity 
        Development                                           training, book study,  training, book              training, book 
          during the                                          PLC development        study, PLC                  study, PLC 
Plan 




            current                                                                  development,                development, 
            quarter                                                                  Dibels,                     Dibels, 
        (Indicate title,                                                             Achievement                 Achievement 
         content and                                                                 Series,                     Series, 
           audience)                                                                 Reading/Writing             Reading/Writing 
                                                                                     Connection                  Connection 
                         Leadership team reps, PTA, Boys and    Leadership team        Leadership team       Leadership team             
                         Girls Club, Housing Authority,         reps, PTA, Boys and    reps, PTA, Boys       reps, PTA, Boys 
                         volunteers, Social Worker              Girls Club, Housing    and Girls Club,       and Girls Club, 
          Parent and 
                                                                Authority,             Housing Authority,    Housing 
          Community 
                                                                volunteers, Social     volunteers, Social    Authority, 
        (Stakeholder) 
                                                                Worker                 Worker, UNCG,         volunteers, 
Plan 



         Involvement 
                                                                                       Youth Focus, High     Social Worker, 
           during the 
                                                                                       Point University,     UNCG, Youth 
            current 
                                                                                       NW High School        Focus, High 
            quarter  
                                                                                                             Point University, 
                 
                                                                                                             NW High School, 
                                                                                                             and Junior 
                                                                                                             Achievement 
         Create the                                                                                                                   
        deployment                                                                                            Use the Quarter 
                                                                 Use the Quarter 2     Use the Quarter 3 
Do 




            plan           Use the Quarter 1 deployment plan                                                   4 deployment 
                                                                 deployment plan       deployment plan 
          For the                   template below                                                             plan template 
                                                                  template below        template below 
          current                                                                                                  below 
          quarter 
                            A. Weekly meeting summary sheets,         A. Weekly meeting       A. Weekly meeting     A. Weekly           A.           
           Evaluation: 
                            lesson plans, master schedule, CWT,       summary sheets,         summary sheets,       meeting              
         A.  What data 
                            PTA meeting minutes and contact logs.     lesson plans, master    lesson plans,         summary             B.           
         will you use 
                                                                      schedule, CWT, PTA      master schedule,      sheets, lesson       
         to determine 
                            B. CWT                                    meeting minutes and     CWT, PTA meeting      plans, master       C.           
         if the strategy 
                            Weekly summaries, intervention            contact logs.           minutes and           schedule, CWT, 
         was 
                            logs/rubric                                                       contact logs.         PTA meeting 
         deployed? 
                                                                      B. CWT                                        minutes and 
         B. What data 
                            C. Weekly mini assessments, quarterly     Weekly summaries,                             contact logs.   
         will you use 
                            assessments                               intervention            B. CWT                 
Study 




         to determine 
                                                                      logs/rubric             Weekly                B. CWT 
         if the strategy 
                                                                                              summaries,            Weekly 
         was deployed 
                                                                      C. Weekly mini          intervention          summaries, 
         with fidelity? 
                                                                      assessments,            logs/rubric           intervention 
         C. What data 
                                                                      quarterly                                     logs/rubric 
         will you use 
                                                                      assessments                                    
         to determine 
                                                                                              C. Weekly mini         
         if the strategy 
                                                                                              assessments,  data    C. Weekly mini 
         impacted the 
                                                                                              note books,           assessments,  
         overall goal 
                                                                                              quarterly             data note 
         or target 
                                                                                              assessments           books, quarterly 
         goal? 
                                                                                                                    assessments 
                            5. What does the data tell us?                        5. What does the data           5. What does the data      5. What does the      7.     What does 
                            *  Our subgroups are making progress                     tell us?                        tell us?                   data tell us?        the data tell us? 
                            compared to last results but improvement is           *  Our subgroups are            *  Our subgroups are       6. Not tell us?       8. Not tell us? 
                            still needed in order to meet AYP goals               making progress                 making progress            7. Celebration(s)?    9. Celebration(s)? 
                            6. Not tell us?                                       compared to last results        compared to last           8. OFIs?              10. OFIs? 
                            *  Would like update FRL information                  but improvement is still        results but                                            
                            7. Celebration(s)?                                    needed in order to meet         improvement is still 
                            * 3rd grade has significantly improved                AYP goals                       needed in order to 
                            benchmark scores compared to last year’s first                                        meet AYP goals 
                            quarter data.  5th grade is continuously above        6. Not tell us?              
                            the target goals.  4th grade has made some            *  Would like update FRL        6. Not tell us? 
                            progress                                              information                     *  Would like update 
         Report the         8. OFIs?                                                                              FRL information 
         data from the      *  Continued improvement in subgroup areas            7. Celebration(s)?           
         current                                                                  * 3rd grade has                 7. Celebration(s)? 
         quarter                                                                  significantly improved          * 3rd grade has 
Study 




                                                                                  benchmark scores                significantly improved 
         deployment 
                                                                                  compared to first               benchmark scores 
         plan and use                                                             quarter data.  5th grade        compared to first and 
         the data                                                                 is continuously above           second quarter data.  
         questions to                                                             the target goals.               5th grade is 
         analyze the                                                              Although overall 4th            continuously above 
                                                                                  grade remains flat they         the target goals.  
         results 
                                                                                  are making growth in            Although overall 4th 
                                                                                  individual areas.               grade remains flat 
                                                                                  8. OFIs?                        they are making 
                                                                                  *  Continued                    growth in individual 
                                                                                  improvement in                  areas. 
                                                                                  subgroup areas               
                                                                                                                  8. OFIs 
                                                                                                                  *  Continued 
                                                                                                                  improvement in 
                                                                                                                  subgroup areas 
                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                    
                                   YES  If yes, change target goal in order to        YES  If yes, change           YES  If yes, change         YES  If yes,            YES  If yes, 
                               further impact the overall goal                    target goal in order to       target goal in order to     change target goal      change target goal 
                                                                                  further impact the overall    further impact the          in order to further     in order to further 
                                   NO  If no, check the appropriate action        goal                          overall goal                impact the overall      impact the overall 
                               below:                                                                                                       goal                    goal 
                                                                                      NO  If no, check the          NO  If no, check the                              
                                   Continue current strategy and update           appropriate action below:     appropriate action              NO  If no, check        NO  If no, check 
                               deployment plan for next Qtr                                                     below:                      the appropriate         the appropriate 
                                   Continue current strategy, but make                Continue current                                      action below:           action below: 
Act/Plan 




                               improvements to deployment plan                    strategy and update               Continue current                                 
                Target Goal        Abandon current strategy and identify new      deployment plan for next      strategy and update             Continue                Continue 
                   Met?        strategy                                           Qtr                           deployment plan for         current strategy and    current strategy and 
                                                                                      Continue current          next Qtr                    update deployment       update deployment 
                                                                                  strategy, but make                Continue current        plan for next Qtr       plan for next Qtr 
                                                                                  improvements to               strategy, but make              Continue                Continue 
                                                                                  deployment plan               improvements to             current strategy,       current strategy, 
                                                                                      Abandon current           deployment plan             but make                but make 
                                                                                  strategy and identify new         Abandon current         improvements to         improvements to 
                                                                                  strategy                      strategy and identify       deployment plan         deployment plan 
                                                                                                                new strategy                    Abandon current         Abandon current 
                                                                                                                                            strategy and            strategy and 
                                                                                                                                            identify new            identify new 
                                                                                                                                            strategy                strategy 
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
Steps                             Quarter 1 Deployment Plan                               Person(s)            Measure(s)                Action Step 
                                                                                         Responsible                                  Completion Date 
#1           Review EOG 2007‐2008 Reading data                                      Thigpen and            Reading EOG data          August 31st 
                                                                                    Leadership Team 
#2           Develop and implement a master schedule to maximize                    Administrators,        EOG scores                September 31st 
             instructional time and teacher resources.                              classroom teachers, 
                                                                                    specialists and 
                                                                                    tutors 
#3           Establish and implement an Intervention Plan for all Level I and II    Administrators,        Intervention              September 2nd 
             students in 4th and 5th grade; as well as 3rd grade using Reading      classroom teachers,    documentation log 
             Pretest scores.                                                        and tutors 
#4           Weekly grade level meetings to discuss Reading strategies,             Administrators,      Weekly summary              Weekly and 
             interventions and student growth                                       classroom teachers   sheet, quarterly            Quarterly 
                                                                                                         data, DRA or QRI, 
                                                                                                         DIBELS 
#5           Implement quarterly vertical planning teams to discuss Reading         Administrators,      CWT, PLC summary            Quarterly 
             goals, objectives, gaps and strategies, analyze results and            classroom teachers,  sheet 
             determine next steps.                                                  specialists 
          
          
Steps                             Quarter 2 Deployment Plan                                Person(s)              Measure(s)              Action Step 
                                                                                          Responsible                                  Completion Date 
#1           Review first quarter Reading data                                      Thigpen, Goal Team and     Reading EOG             November 5, 
                                                                                    Leadership Team            data, first quarter     2008 
                                                                                                               benchmark data
#2           Develop, implement and refine a master schedule to maximize            Administrators,            EOG scores              September 2nd 
             instructional time and teacher resources.                              classroom teachers,
                                                                                    specialists and tutors
#3           Establish and implement an Intervention Plan for all Level I and II    Administrators,            Intervention            September 2nd 
             students in 4th and 5th grade; as well as 3rd grade using Reading      classroom teachers, and    documentation
             scores and first quarter benchmark scores                              tutors                     log
#4           Weekly grade level meetings to discuss Reading strategies,             Administrators,            Weekly summary          Weekly and 
             interventions and student growth. Biweekly follow up with tutors       classroom teachers         sheet, quarterly        Quarterly 
             and specialists about individual student growth by administrators,                                data
             teachers and specialists.
#5           Implement monthly vertical/goal planning teams to discuss Reading      Administrators,            CWT, PLC                Quarterly 
             goals, objectives, gaps and strategies, analyze results and            classroom teachers,        summary sheet
             determine next steps.                                                  specialists
Steps                             Quarter3 Deployment Plan                                Person(s)            Measure(s)          Action Step 
                                                                                         Responsible                             Completion Date 
#1           Review second quarter Reading data                                      Thigpen, Goal         Reading EOG data,   January 28, 2009 
                                                                                     Team and              first quarter
                                                                                     Leadership Team       benchmark data
#2           Develop, implement and refine a master schedule to maximize             Administrators,       EOG scores          September 2nd 
             instructional time and teacher resources.                               classroom teachers,
                                                                                     specialists and
                                                                                     tutors
#3           Establish and implement an Intervention Plan for all Level I and II     Administrators,       Intervention        September 2nd 
             students in 3rd, 4th and 5th grade using Reading scores and first and   classroom teachers,   documentation log
             second quarter benchmark scores                                         and tutors
#4           Weekly grade level meetings to discuss Reading strategies,              Administrators,       Weekly summary      Weekly and 
             interventions and student growth. Biweekly follow up with tutors        classroom teachers    sheet, quarterly    Quarterly 
             and specialists about individual student growth by administrators,                            data
             teachers and specialists.
#5           Implement monthly vertical/goal planning teams to discuss Reading       Administrators,       CWT, PLC            Quarterly 
             goals, objectives, gaps and strategies, analyze results and             classroom teachers,   summary sheet
             determine next steps.                                                   specialists
          
          
Steps                             Quarter 4 Deployment Plan                             Person(s)            Measure(s)           Action Step 
                                                                                       Responsible                            Completion Date 
#1                     Review third quarter Reading data                           Thigpen, Goal         Reading EOG data,   March 31st – April 
                                                                                   Team and              first quarter       2nd 
                                                                                   Leadership Team       benchmark data
#2           Develop, implement and refine a master schedule to maximize           Administrators,       EOG scores          September 2nd 
             instructional time and teacher resources.                             classroom teachers,
                                                                                   specialists and
                                                                                   tutors
#3           Establish and implement an Intervention Plan for all Level I and II   Administrators,       Intervention        September 2nd 
             students in 3rd, 4th and 5th grade using Reading scores, first,       classroom teachers,   documentation
             second, and third quarter benchmark scores                            and tutors            log           
#4           Weekly grade level meetings to discuss Reading strategies,            Administrators,       Weekly summary      Weekly and 
             interventions and student growth. Biweekly follow up with tutors      classroom teachers    sheet, quarterly    Quarterly 
             and specialists about individual student growth by administrators,                          data 
             teachers and specialists. 
#5           Implement monthly vertical/goal planning teams to discuss Reading     Administrators,       CWT, PLC            Quarterly 
             goals, objectives, gaps and strategies, analyze results and           classroom teachers,   summary sheet 
             determine next steps                                                  specialists 
          
          
          
                        School Based Leadership Team Members Signatures

The following team members collaborated with school staff to develop the School Improvement Plan for our 
school (parents must be included): 
          Name                    Position or Role              Signature                    Date 
          Michelle Thigpen                      Principal                                 On File                        9‐30‐08 
          Sam Patterson                       Assistant Principal                                   On File              9‐30‐08 
          Sarah Jimenez                        K teacher                                            On File              9‐30‐08 
         Kristy Hill                          1st  grade teacher                                    On File              9‐30‐08 
          Michelle Tesiero                       2nd grade teacher                                  On File              9‐30‐08 
          Allison Bennett                     3rd grade teacher                                     On File              9‐30‐08 
          Ally Parks                          4th grade teacher                                     On File              9‐30‐08 
          Denise Hash                         5th grade teacher                                     On File              9‐30‐08 
          Jenny Enter                           EC                                                  On File              9‐30‐08 
          Debbie Karibian                      Media Specialist                                     On File              9‐30‐08 
          Margie Collier                         TA                                                 On File              9‐30‐08 
          Tracey Powell                              Parent                                         On File              9‐30‐08 
          Joe/Tina Rogers                             Parent                                        On File              9‐30‐08 
          Suzie Harris                                Parent                                        On File              9‐30‐08 
          Lisa Lawson                                   Parent                                      On File              9‐30‐08 
                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                     
(i.e. Principal, Assistant Principal, Certified Staff, Classified Staff, Student, Parent or Community Member) 
 
 
 
                                                        Approvals 
                                                             
Approved by Staff:           
       Date of Approval by Staff:            9/30/08                 Results (% Approval): 100% 
     Principal’s Signature:  On file                                 Date: 9/30/08 
 
 
 
 
Approved By Division of Academic Improvement 
       Instructional Improvement Officer’s 
       Signature:  On File                                                 Date:  9‐30‐08 
 
 
 
 
Approved by GCS Board of Education                                         Date:             
      
 

                              Quarterly Review Team Members Signatures

The following team members collaborated with school staff to review the School Improvement Plan for our 
school: 
          Name                  Position or Role                 Signature                    Date 
         Michelle Thigpen                     Principal                                             On File                         11‐10‐08 
          Sam Patterson                      Assistant Principal                                 On File                            11‐10‐08 
          Sarah Jimenez                       K teacher                                          On File                            11‐10‐08 
        Kristy Hill                          1st  grade teacher                                  On File                            11‐10‐08 
          Michelle Tesiero                    2nd grade teacher                                  On File                            11‐10‐08 
          Allison Bennett                    3rd grade teacher                                   On File                            11‐10‐08 
          Ally Parks                         4th grade teacher                                   On File                            11‐10‐08 
          Denise Hash                        5th grade teacher                                   On File                           11‐10‐08 
          Jenny Enter                        EC                                                  On File                           11‐10‐08 
          Debbie Karibian                    Media Specialist                                    On File                            11‐10‐08 
          Margie Collier                             TA                                          On File                            11‐10‐08 
          Tracey Powell                                Parent                                    On File                            11‐10‐08 
          Joe/Tina Rogers                             Parent                                     On File                            11‐10‐08 
          Suzie Harris                                Parent                                     On File                               11‐10‐08 
          Lisa Lawson                                 Parent                                     On File                                11‐10‐08 
(i.e. Instructional Improvement Officer, Curriculum Officer, Curriculum Specialist, Principal, Assistant Principal, Curriculum Facilitator) 
 
 
 
 
 

                              Quarterly Review Team Members Signatures

The following team members collaborated with school staff to review the School Improvement Plan for our 
school: 
          Name                  Position or Role                 Signature                    Date 
         Michelle Thigpen                     Principal                                             On File             2‐4‐09 
          Sam Patterson                      Assistant Principal                                 On File                2‐4‐09 
          Sarah Jimenez                       K teacher                                          On File                2‐4‐09 
        Kristy Hill                          1st  grade teacher                                  On File                2‐4‐09 
          Michelle Tesiero                    2nd grade teacher                                  On File                2‐4‐09 
          Allison Bennett                    3rd grade teacher                                   On File                2‐4‐09 
          Ally Parks                         4th grade teacher                                   On File                2‐4‐09 
          Denise Hash                        5th grade teacher                                   On File                2‐4‐09 
          Jenny Enter                        EC                                                  On File                2‐4‐09 
          Debbie Karibian                    Media Specialist                                    On File                2‐4‐09 
          Margie Collier                             TA                                          On File                2‐4‐09 
          Tracey Powell                                Parent                                    On File                2‐4‐09 
          Joe/Tina Rogers                             Parent                                     On File                2‐4‐09 
          Suzie Harris                                Parent                                     On File                2‐4‐09 
          Lisa Lawson                                 Parent                                     On File                2‐4‐09 
(i.e. Instructional Improvement Officer, Curriculum Officer, Curriculum Specialist, Principal, Assistant Principal, Curriculum Facilitator) 
 
                                                                      
                                                                      
                                                                      
                                                                              

                              Quarterly Review Team Members Signatures

The following team members collaborated with school staff to review the School Improvement Plan for our 
school: 
          Name                  Position or Role                 Signature                    Date 
         Michelle Thigpen                     Principal                                                 On File         4‐1‐09 
          Sam Patterson                      Assistant Principal                                     On File            4‐1‐09 
          Sarah Jimenez                       K teacher                                              On File            4‐1‐09 
        Kristy Hill                          1st  grade teacher                                      On File            4‐1‐09 
          Michelle Tesiero                    2nd grade teacher                                      On File            4‐1‐09 
          Allison Bennett                    3rd grade teacher                                       On File            4‐1‐09 
          Ally Parks                         4th grade teacher                                       On File            4‐1‐09 
          Denise Hash                        5th grade teacher                                       On File            4‐1‐09 
          Jenny Enter                        EC                                                      On File            4‐1‐09 
          Debbie Karibian                    Media Specialist                                        On File            4‐1‐09 
          Margie Collier                             TA                                              On File            4‐1‐09 
          Tracey Powell                                Parent                                        On File            4‐1‐09 
          Joe/Tina Rogers                             Parent                                         On File            4‐1‐09 
          Suzie Harris                                Parent                                         On File            4‐1‐09 
          Lisa Lawson                                 Parent                                         On File            4‐1‐09 
(i.e. Instructional Improvement Officer, Curriculum Officer, Curriculum Specialist, Principal, Assistant Principal, Curriculum Facilitator) 
 
   Action Plan for Healthy Students in Safe, Orderly and Caring Schools  
                                      



LEA: __________Guilford County__________________________                               School: ___Colfax Elementary______


Strategic Priority: Healthy Students in Safe, Orderly and Caring Schools

School Improvement Objective: To design and maintain a plan which will ensure the health and safety of all students, in a
caring, and orderly school.
Please record your action steps.

                               Not Yet Addressed         In Progress              Need Assistance            NA
        Strategy              (What is your plan?)    (Please describe.)         (Please describe.)       (Provide
                                                                                                        explanation.)
 Ensure all students                                 It is recommended to
 have           organized                            teachers that they not
 physical          activity                          take      away        the
 during the school day                               scheduled organized
 and that it is not                                  physical activity. We
 taken        away      as                           are trying to help
 punishment. Indicate                                teachers            find
 if this is in progress or                           alternatives to this.
 not yet addressed.
               Strategy                     Yes                        No                     Time Over 180 days
Provide physical education for every
student taught by a physical education      Yes                                               K-5, 45 minutes twice
teacher. Check the appropriate “yes”                                                          a week
or “no” box and list the exact number
of minutes in PE over the 180 – day
school year.
Provide physical activity and/or recess     Yes                                               K-5,     30 minutes
for every student.      List the exact                                                        three times a week
number of minutes provided for recess
and/or physical activity over the 180 –
day school year.
                                                                                                Need Assistance
              Strategy                     Not Yet                In Progress                  (Please describe.)
                                          Addressed
Implement a coordinated school                        We have the Growth and Human
health program. Indicate if this is in                Dev. for 5th graders. 2nd grade
progress or not yet addressed by the                  classes have dental health. K-2
school.                                               classes will participate in Brain Gym
                                                      lessons with the PE teachers. All
                                                      classes have access to the Brain
                                                      Gym lab. All classes have fitness
                                                      training & testing. All grades follow
                                                      NCSCOS for health and PE. The
                                                      students have access to and use
                                                      Project Fit America equipment areas
                                                      and activities. The PTA assists with
                                                      vision screenings for all students.
                                                      The school social worker acts as a
                                                      liaison for individual student health
                                                      needs that can be assisted through
                                                      outside services.

                                                          
                                                          
                                            Safe Schools Plan 
                                                     
According to NC Code 115C‐105.47, each school must have a comprehensive safe schools plan.  The following are 
components of that plan: 
 
    • Student code of conduct and designated consequences for violating the code 
    • Roles and responsibilities of all school personnel in maintaining a safe and orderly learning environment 
    • Procedures for identifying and serving the needs of students at risk of academic failure or of engaging in 
       disorderly or disruptive behavior 
    • Mechanisms for assessing the needs of disruptive and disorderly students, providing services to them and 
       removing them from the classroom when necessary 
    • Measurable objectives for improving school safety and order 
    • Professional development clearly matched to the objectives for improving school safety and order 
    • Plans to work with local law enforcement and court officials to ensure safety 
    • Methods of providing a safe physical environment 
    • Parent involvement in planning for school improvement, safety, and alternative education placements 
    • School conducts a needs assessment annually (from students, teachers, parents, and staff) to determine 
       their perceptions of school safety and climate 
    • School has programs, strategies and/or activities that promote good behavior/citizenship 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Strategies for maintaining safe and orderly climate, addressing the needs of students at risk, and providing 
services for students assigned to alternative programs. 
 
                                                     When will it be         What are the needed            What are         What are success
  What will be done?            Who will be in          done?                resources (including           the costs          indicators?
                                     charge?                                 staff development)?
To annually gather and                 Principal             Annually       GCS Safety                              None               Increase
use input from students,     Assistant                                      Surveys                                          positive perception
parents, and staff,          principal                                                                                       of school climate
relative to school safety,   Leadership Team
with at least 75% positive
response on returned
survey
To use IST to identify,                Principal             Continuously             IST training                  None     Improved
serve, and monitor the       Assistant                                                                                       achievement and
progress of at-risk          principal                                                                                       fewer discipline
students                     Leadership Team                                                                                 referrals
                             IST team
To update and utilize        Administration                  Annually                 Character                     $500.0             Maintain or
character education,         Counselor, social                              Education materials           0 PTA              decrease a low
lunch buddies, and anti-     worker, parents,                               Community volunteers                             discipline referral
bulling program              volunteers and                                 Counselor                                        and suspension
                             students                                       Social worker                                    rate
                                                                            KIDS Program
To update and utilize        Administration,                 Annually                 Staff development             None     Periodic evacuation
safety/crisis and            staff, students                                Fire Marshall                                    drills
emergency plans              and parents                                    Teacher handbook                                 Students, staff, and
including fire/tornado                                                      School safety officers                           parents increased
drills and lockdowns, as                                                    First responders training                        knowledge of
well as continue to meet                                                    Diabetes training                                crisis/emergency
fire, safety, and OSHA                                                      Student code of conduct                          plans and
codes and regulations                                                       OSHA training                                    procedures
                                                                            Connect Ed
                                 Administration   Ongoing   Facilities department        None   Improved
To provide a safe and orderly    and staff                  Student code of conduct             perception of
learning environment through                                School/staff handbook               learning
the use of phones, walkies,                                 Classroom handbooks                 environment on
classroom management                                        Duty rosters                        surveys
plans, policy for school                                    Parent handbook
visitors, dismissal policy,
assigned stations for staff
members at opening and
dismissal times
                                 Administration   Ongoing             School counselor   None             Improved
Improve student to student       and staff                  Getting Real About                  perception of school
interaction with an emphasis                                Violence Materials                  climate on surveys
on zero tolerance for bullying                              KIDS Program                        Decreased
                                                                                                incidents of bullying
                                                            Social Worker                       reports
                                                            Small groups
 
 
                                                                                                Need Assistance
                           At Our School            In Our LEA               Unsure            (Please describe.)
We have a school                                         X
Health       Advisory
Council.    Check all
that apply.
What other areas of     Staff members have been invited to participate in the wellness          Need Assistance
Coordinated School      program through coordination with the county initiative.               (Please describe.)
Health Programs are
you     working    on   Some staff members have joined an outside wellness program as a
implementing in your    small group.
school?        Please
explain.                We set up a Brain Gym lab in one of the gym classrooms.

                        Our PTA has a basketball and cheerleading program that includes
                        students at all grades levels, K-5.

                        Our PE teachers have organized a Go Far running club for students in
                        4th and 5th grades. The students practice twice a week after school.
                        The students participate in two official 5 K races.

                        The PE teachers have developed a web site to receive feedback and
                        give information about health and fitness.


                                                           
                                                           
                                                           
                                                           
                                                           
                                                           
                                                           
                                                           
                                                           
                                                           
                                                           
                                                         
                                                         
                                           Safe Schools Plan 
                                                         
                                                         
                                                         
According to NC Code 115C‐105.47, each school must have a comprehensive safe schools plan.  The following are 
components of that plan: 
 
    • Student code of conduct and designated consequences for violating the code 
    • Roles and responsibilities of all school personnel in maintaining a safe and orderly learning environment 
    • Procedures for identifying and serving the needs of students at risk of academic failure or of engaging in 
       disorderly or disruptive behavior 
    • Mechanisms for assessing the needs of disruptive and disorderly students, providing services to them and 
       removing them from the classroom when necessary 
    • Measurable objectives for improving school safety and order 
    • Professional development clearly matched to the objectives for improving school safety and order 
    • Plans to work with local law enforcement and court officials to ensure safety 
    • Methods of providing a safe physical environment 
    • Parent involvement in planning for school improvement, safety, and alternative education placements 
    • School conducts a needs assessment annually (from students, teachers, parents, and staff) to determine 
       their perceptions of school safety and climate 
    • School has programs, strategies and/or activities that promote good behavior/citizenship 
 
 
 
 
 
Strategies for maintaining safe and orderly climate, addressing the needs of students at risk, and providing 
services for students assigned to alternative programs. 
 
 
                                      When will it be        What are the        What are the costs    What are success 
What will be done?  Who will be in    done?                  needed resources                          indicators? 
                    charge?                                  (including staff 
                                                             development)? 
                                                                                                             
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


                                                          
                                                          
                                                          
                                                          
                                                          
                                                          
                                                          
                                                          
 
                                       Waiver Requests
                                                 
                                                      
                                                      
                                                      
                           School‐Based Management and Accountability Program 
                                 School‐Based Waiver Request for 2008‐2011 
                                                      
                          LEA:  Guilford County                     LEA Code:  410 
                                                      
                                School Code/School Name:  Colfax Elementary  
                                                      
                                                      
 
                                                Requests for Waiver
1.    Describe the waiver you are requesting.
      
 
2.    Identify the law, regulation or policy from which an exemption is requested.
      
 
3.    State how the waiver will be used.
      
 
4.    State how the waiver will promote achievement of performance goals.
      
 
 




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