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  • North Topsail Elementary School School Improvement Plan 2008-2009
  • NORTH TOPSAIL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT / TITLE I PLAN 2008-2009 “ SWIMming to Success”
  • N.T.E.S. North Topsail Elementary School is dedicated to empowering and equipping our students for a lifetime of success. Our commitment is to provide a safe, nurturing, and supportive learning environment in which the individual academic and social needs of each student are achieved. Through 21 st Century technology, curriculum, and instructional methods students will become confident, self-motivated, responsible, knowledgeable, goal-oriented lifelong learners who become productive members of a changing society.
    • 2007-2012 Strategic Plan
    • Vision
    • The future of Pender County depends upon the successful preparation of its citizens to compete in a global economy, understand and facilitate change, and achieve growth in a vibrant, safe, and environmentally sound community.
    • Mission
    • Through 21 st Century infrastructure, Pender County Schools will aggressively pursue fiscally responsible and measurable methods of providing innovative and creative learning opportunities that motivate students to succeed in a globally competitive world.
    • Motto:
    • Pender County Schools….the future in progress
    • GOAL 1
    • 21 st Century education professionals
    • GOAL 2
    • Globally Competitive Students
    • GOAL 3
    • Safe, Healthy, and Responsible Students
    • GOAL 4
    • Effective collaboration and interactive communication
    • GOAL 5
    • Planning and Budgeting for Fiscal Responsibility
  • Goal 1 21 st Century Education Professionals
    • Education Professionals in the Pender County School District will:
    • Receive preparation and access to on going high quality professional development in real world teaching and learning
    • Have the skills to deliver 21 st century content in a 21 st century context with 21 st century tools and technology
    • Use a 21 st century assessment system to drive instruction and measure skills and performance
    • Advocate for real world teaching and learning
  • Goal 2 Globally Competitive Students
    • The Pender County School district will:
    • Develop rigorous and relevant core curriculum that reflects what students need to know demonstrate in a global 21 st Century environment
    • Measure student achievement with an assessment system that drives instruction and evaluates knowledge, skills, and performance
    • Enroll students in a rigorous and relevant course of study
    • Create innovative use of technology to facilitate learning
    • Provide the opportunity for students to graduate from high school with an Associate degree and/or college transfer credit
  • Goal 3 Safe, Healthy, and Responsible Students
    • The Pender County School District will:
    • Provide safe, inviting, respectful, supportive, inclusive, and flexible learning environments
    • Promote a healthy, active lifestyle where students are encouraged to make responsible choices
    • Develop strong student character, personal responsibility, and community/world involvement
    • Promote a culture of learning that empowers and prepares students to thrive in a global economy
  • Goal 4 Effective Collaboration and Interactive Communication
    • The Pender County School District will:
    • Build effective relationships with parents, business, community, and higher education to provide enhanced educational opportunities
    • Collaborate with regional, state, and national partners to discover innovative strategies to facilitate 21 st century learning
    • Involve students, parents, and other key stakeholders to solve problems and develop solutions
    • Improve public understanding and support of public schools
  • Goal 5 Planning and Budgeting for Fiscal Responsibility
    • The Pender County School District will:
    • Attain and align financial and human resources with priorities to maximize student achievement
    • Deliver maximum return on taxpayer investment
    • Utilize 21 st century technology and tools to support 21 st century learning
    • Collect relevant data and report strategic and operational results
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  • North Topsail Elementary School Waivers
    • ALTERNATE CAREER TEACHER EVALUATION PROCESS
    • CLASS SIZE REGULATION EXEMPTIONS
    • TRANSFER OF FUNDS FROM/TO TEXTBOOK
    • TRANSFER OF FUNDS TO/FROM SCHOOL ALLOCATED INSTRUCTIONAL POSITION
    • TRANSFER OF FUNDS FROM STAFF DEVELOPMENT FOR OTHER PROGRAMS
    • TEACHER ASSISTANT WAIVER: FUNDS TO TRANSFER TO TEACHING POSITION AND TEACHER ASSISTANTS TO BE FUNDED FROM OTHER CATERGORIES
    • TEACHER ASSISTANT WAIVER TO UTILIZE FLEXIBILITY IN TEACHER ASSISTANT DUTIES
    • KINDERGARTEN STAGGERED ENROLLMENT
    • USE OF REMEDIATION MONEY DURING SCHOOL YEAR
    • FLEXIBLITY IN ASSIGNMENT OF EXCEPTIONAL NEEDS TEACHERS
    • LEA: Pender County Schools CODE: 710
    • SCHOOL: NORTH TOPSAIL ELEMENTARY CODE: 323
    • PERFORMANCE BASED ACCOUNTABILITY PROGRAM WAIVER REQUESTS
    • TYPE OF WAIVER AND EXPLANATION
    • Waiver: Alternative Career Teacher Evaluation Process. We request to use the PCS Alternative Evaluation Process for Career Teachers in lieu of the NC Teacher Appraisal Instrument as prescribed by the Pender County Schools’ Personnel Office.
    • How waiver will be used: Teachers who have proven to be competent will be observed once a year. The use of the Mini-Observation form facilitates immediate feedback to teachers.
    • How waiver will promote achievement of performance goals. This waiver will allow the observer to build on strengths of strong teachers. Valuable time will be saved from repeating procedures not relevant to those teachers proven competent. Observers will be able to help weak teachers strengthen in areas of needed improvement. The overall school, curriculum and performance goals will be enhanced by having flexibility to plan and incorporate new teaching strategies.
    • TYPE OF WAIVER AND EXPLANATION
    • Waiver: Class Size/Teacher daily load exemptions: We request a waiver for class size in grades 4-5. We understand no class size regulation exemptions will be given for grades K-3.
    • K-3 (1:18 up to 23 as long as LEA ratio is 1:18)
    • 4-5 )1:26 up to 29 as long as LEA ratio is 1:26)
    • 2. How waiver will be used: Class size waivers will be utilized when class enrollment exceeds the class size regulations.
    • TYPE OF WAIVER AND EXPLANATION
    • Waiver: Transfer of monies to and/from textbooks. We request for monies allotted for textbooks to be transferred for classroom materials/instructional supplies/equipment or for teaching positions. We also request monies allotted for instructional supplies/materials, equipment and for teaching positions to be used for textbooks.
    • How waiver will be used: Staff will be able to utilize resources for instructional purposes according to the needs of the students.
    • How waiver will promote achievement of the performance goals: This waiver will help students make academic growth based on needs and basements.
    • TYPE OF WAIVER AND EXPLANATION
    • Waiver: Transferring to/from school allotted instructional positions. We request a waiver to transfer funds from instructional support personnel, administrative positions, staff development, and non-instructional support personnel to employ additional instructional personnel and/or transfer monies from teachers to be used to purchase textbooks or classroom materials/instructional supplies/equipment or to find at-risk or exceptional teachers. Transfers are based on average teacher salary.
    • How waiver will be used: This waiver would allow flexibility in human resources, as well as flexibility in instructional materials/supplies according to the needs of the school and School Improvement Plan.
    • How waiver will promote achievement of performance goals: This waiver will provide flexibility where resources are needed for improving student achievement.
    • TYPE OF WAIVER AND EXPLANATION
    • Waiver: Transfer of money from Staff Development to support any other programs. We request a waiver for monies allotted for staff development to be transferred to other programs.
    • How waiver will be used: Staff will be able to utilize resources for other programs other than staff development according to the needs of the school and the students.
    • How waiver will promote achievement of performance goals: This waiver will help students make academic growth based on needs and assessments.
    • TYPE OF WAIVER AND EXPLANATION
    • Waiver: Teacher Assistant Waiver.
    • Part A: We request monies allotted for Teacher Assistants be transferred to monies for funding of K-3 teacher positions if positions are vacant. We understand approximately two teacher assistant positions equal one teacher position. We understand funds transferred are based on a state-wide average salary plus benefits for TA’s (est. & 19, 698).
    • Teacher Assistant Waiver:
    • Part B: We also request a waiver for teacher assistant positions to be funded from other state allotted categories (e.g.; at-risk (069), improving student accountability (072), low wealth (031).
    • How waiver will be used: Human resources will be better utilized according to the needs of the school and the students.
    • How waiver will promote achievement of performance goals: This waiver will help students make academic growth based on needs and assessments.
    • TYPE OF WAIVER AND EXPLANATION
    • We request permission to utilize K-3 teacher assistants school-wide, not to exceed 50% of the working day.
    • How waiver will be used: This would give flexibility to assign any teacher assistant to any class, based on need.
    • How waiver will promote achievement of performance goals: This would help us provide assistance where needed for small group instruction in reading, writing, or math to improve student achievement.
    • TYPE OF WAIVER AND EXPLANATION
    • We request permission to implement a staggered schedule for Kindergarten students after the first full day of the school year. This schedule will not affect ADM or attendance rate.
    • How waiver will be used: Five to seven children will be grouped together per teacher per day. Initial screenings will be conducted during the day along with a group parent orientation meeting. This will provide additional classroom orientation for students and parents.
    • How waiver will promote achievement of performance goals: The staggered schedule plan provides time for students to become adjusted to the classroom environment and begin to bond with the teacher and assistant.
    • TYPE OF WAIVER AND EXPLANATION
    • As funds become available and are adequate, we request permission to use part or all of appropriated remediation funds for remedial services during the school year.
    • How waiver will be used: Remediation funds would be used to hire additional personnel and purchase materials for remedial services for Level I and Level II students as measured by the NC EOG tests.
    • How waiver will promote achievement of performance goals: Immediate remediation will promote a higher probability for student success.
    • TYPE OF WAIVER AND EXPLANATION
    • We request a waiver to utilize flexibility in the assignment of staff in the Exceptional Children's Program to allow for the inclusion model.
    • How waiver will be used: Staff with Exceptional Children’s certification could be utilized to implement the inclusion model which emphasizes team teaching.
    • How waiver will promote achievement of performance goals: This waiver will help students make academic growth, especially in the areas of reading and math. In addition, this waiver will help to improve self-esteem with EC students by reducing pull-out services.
  • Pender County Schools NORTH TOPSAIL ELEMENTARY TITLE I SCHOOL School Improvement/Title I Plan for 2008-2009 Parent Involvement Annual Parent Survey Completed compacts on file in classrooms Sign in rosters and surveys Sign in rosters and surveys NC Wise Data Sheets – Update Family Info. Annual parent survey Staggered Start Days and parent survey Permission form Annual Parent survey All parents All parents 4 th Grade parents 3 rd -5 th grade parents All parents and students Staff, parents, and community Kindergarten parents 5 th Grade parents All students, parents, and community Local Funds General Funds
    • Individual Classroom Orientation Meetings to explain curriculum expectations
    • Parent Meeting to explain and sign School Wide Compacts
    • Hold parent meeting to explain new NC Writing test requirements (4 th grade)
    • Hold EOG preparation and expectation meetings (3-5 grades)
    • Alert Now phone call system to inform parents about school events
    • Monthly School/PTA Newsletter
    • Spring Transition to Kindergarten Meeting
    • Spring Transition to Middle School Meeting
    • Breakfast with a Buddy
    Follow-Up Activity or Evaluation Target Audience Funding Source Parent Involvement Activity
  • Staff Development 2008-2009 NTES Balance: $0 Spending Freeze $180.00 November 17 th -21 st Children’s Literature for Language Arts Proficiency and Reading – NCCAT Beginning Balance: $5,987.00 Cost Date Activity
    • School: North Topsail Elementary Pender County Schools
    • School Improvement/Title I Plan for 2008-2009
    • Distribution of Incentive Pay Component
    • If North Topsail Elementary School should reach exemplary growth status or meet expected growth goals in student performance, the school staff including the principal, assistant principal, teachers, guidance counselors, media coordinators, and teacher assistants agree to share in the incentive awards according to the state formula by which those awards funds are provided. Certified staff (who are in employment for all 220 work days or 215 work days beginning in the 2008-2009 school year) would receive 100% of the applicable amounts made available by the N.C. Legislature, if any. Teacher assistants (who are in employment for all 220 work days or 215 work days beginning in the 2008-2009 school year) will receive 100% of the applicable amount made available, also. Each person in employment less than 220 (215 beginning in 2008-2009) days will receive a share proportionate in the percentage of the total workdays of employment in the school calendar than the individual is employed.
    • School: North Topsail Elementary Pender County Schools
    • School Improvement/Title I Plan for 2008-2009
    • Healthy Active Children Legislation Component
    • Each student has a 30 minute outdoor recess (weather permitting) each day during which time they are actively participating in some type of physical activity.
    • All students participate in the Presidential Fitness Awards Program.
    • Each class is scheduled for a 40 minute class with physical education teacher one time per week.
    • School: North Topsail Elementary Pender County Schools
    • School Improvement/Title I Plan for 2008-2009
    • Constitution Day Component
    • Students and staff encouraged to wear red, white, and blue.
    • Alert Now to remind families about Constitution Day and the importance of this day and morning announcements outlining the day’s activities.
    • 1 st Grade – students sang “Hooray for Constitution Day”, discussed United States symbols, discussed the freedoms and rights of Americans and discussed the U.S. Constitution before making a scroll entitled “We the People of Room (each individual classroom #) and listed the class rules.
    • 2 nd Grade – Students listened to the book “in 1776” and shared responses to things learned about the Constitution. Using United Streaming, students watched “America At It’s Best”, to learn about the importance and purpose of the U. S. Constitution, students also learned the hand motions for remembering the preamble and finished their Constitution study with a word search.
    • 3 rd Grade – during Social Studies students composed lists of school rules in small groups. Upon making a list the entire class came together and decided on the most important (top) 5 rules. Students then compared this experience with the states of the U.S. writing the U.S. Constitution. Students then listened to a story about the making of the Constitution.
    • 5 th Grade – students watched “SHH! We’re writing the Constitution” and completed a fact and opinion lesson pertaining to the information learned about the U.S. Constitution.
    • School: North Topsail Elementary Pender County Schools
    • School Improvement/Title I Plan for 2008-2009
    • Duty Free Lunch and Duty Free Planning for Teachers Component
    • Each certified teacher has a 30 minute duty free lunch each school day.
    • We are working toward the goal of providing 5 hours of duty free planning each week for certified staff. Changes in enrollment causing the addition of six classrooms of six classrooms for the 2008-2009 school year without additional itinerant allocations has made it difficult to achieve that goal.
    • Currently our certified staff have planning time as follows:
    • * Regular Classroom Teachers – 40 minutes most afternoons and 40 minutes 3
    • times per week while students are in itinerants.
    • * Itinerant Teachers – 40 minutes 4 afternoons each week and 20 minutes
    • during the school day Monday through Thursday and 65 minutes on Friday.
  • Pender County Schools Maintaining Safe and Orderly Schools SCHOOL: North Topsail Elementary Goal: NTES will increase comprehensive school safety through crisis preparation and response planning. Measurable Objective: NTES will train and continually assess the school in crisis preparation/response. Fall 2007-ongoing Fall 2007, Spring 2008 ongoing Fall 2007-ongoing ongoing School Administrators/ District Staff School Adm. District Staff, School Adms., and School Nurse Counselor/ Psychologist Director of Student Services N/A Partnership with EMS N/A Professional development schedule of trainings, Staff Meeting Agendas Evaluation Checklists Professional Development schedule of trainings Threat Assessment Documentation, Discipline Data School staff will be trained on the emergency flipchart procedures (injury, intruder/weapons, fire, bomb threat, weather, assault) yearly. Conduct lockdown drills each semester, evaluated by Emergency Management and Sheriff Department Officials. Appoint and train a Lead First Responder and back-up First Responders in CPR and First Aid. School Psychologists and Counselors will lead school teams in conducting Threat Assessments. Timelines Person(s) Responsible Resources/ Funding Required Evaluation Measures Strategies
  • Pender County Schools Maintaining Safe and Orderly Schools SCHOOL: North Topsail Elementary Goal: Increase student awareness and positive climate in order to decrease student behaviors associated with bullying Measurable Objective: NTES will decrease behaviors related to bullying by 5% Monthly/ Ongoing Fall 2007- Ongoing Winter 2007- Ongoing School Administrators Leadership Team and School Adms. School Adms., Teachers, Staff N/A N/A School General Fund Monthly/Yearly Data Reports School Improvement Plan, Action Plan Data Reports, Character Charts School administrators will analyze school discipline data for patterns in infractions and need for additional support. Building Leadership Team will identify areas of need and develop a plan of action in accordance with the School Improvement Plan. A character education program will be developed to establish, identify, teach, and reward positive character traits within the student body.. Timelines Person(s) Responsible Resources/ Funding Required Evaluation Measures Strategies
    • November 7, 2008
    • Dearest Teachers,
    • We are writing today to ask you a few questions in regards to Staff Development and your own personal interests. These two are not related in any way; just keep that in mind when answering!
    • Staff Development Needs:
    • 1. What are you Staff Development needs at this point in the year? What workshops, etc. would you like to participate in or if you have a specific workshop in mind please let us know it as well:
    • 2. Do you have any ideas on a workshop, etc. that would impact our entire school? (For example some teachers may find a workshop, etc. to attend and then come back and develop an in-service staff development for the rest of the school that would benefit all students). Give an example or name a specific opportunity:
    • Personal Interests:
    • 1. What are some of your own personal interests that you have OUTSIDE of school? List some things that you like:
    • Thanks for your time!
    • Janet & Tracey
  • North Topsail Elementary Master Schedule 2008-2009 K-5 th Grade Specials SCI/SS 1:30-2:10 1:00-1:30 ________ 12:50-2:10 _________ 12:45-2:10 Language Arts Specials SCI/SS 12:45-1:25 12:10-12:30 Recess 12:30-1:00 Lunch 12:45-2:10 _________ 12:00-12:30 Lunch 12:30-12:50 Recess Specials 12:00-12:40 11:55-12:15 Recess 12:15-12:45 Lunch Specials 11:10-11:30 Recess 11:30-12:00 Lunch 11:35-12:45 Math 11:35-12:40 Math 11:15-11:55 10:30-11:55 _________ 10:30-11:10 SCI/SS 10:45-11:05 Recess 11:05-11:35 Lunch 10:45-11:15 Lunch 11:15-11:35 Recess 10:30-11:10 9:45-12:10 _________ Specials Language Arts 9:45-10:25 9:00-9:40 _________ 9:00-11:15 _________ 9:00-10:25 Math 9:00-10:45 Language Arts Specials 9:00-9:40 Intervention Time AR, Intervention, SPED Resources, AIG Intervention Time AR, Intervention, SPED Resources, AIG Intervention Time AR, Intervention, SPED Resources, AIG Intervention Time AR, Intervention, SPED Resources, AIG Intervention Time AR, Intervention, SPED Resources, AIG Intervention Time AR, Intervention, SPED Resources, AIG 8:00-9:00 Homeroom Check-in P.E. add-on, read alouds, morning meetings Homeroom Check-in P.E. add-on, read alouds, morning meetings Homeroom Check-in P.E. add-on, read alouds, morning meetings Homeroom Check-in P.E. add-on, read alouds, morning meetings Homeroom Check-in P.E. add-on, read alouds, morning meetings Homeroom Check-in P.E. add-on, read alouds, morning meetings 7:40-8:00 5 th Grade 4 th Grade 3 rd Grade 2 nd Grade 1 st Grade Kindergarten
  • Teachers Planning Time – 5 Hours Per Week Duty Free Lunch Schedule 12:40 – 1:10 pm Fifth Grade Jordan & Garrison 12:20 – 12:50 pm Fourth Grade Savidge & Hassell 12:00 – 12:30 pm Third Grade Hunt & Heartley 11:30 – 12:00 pm Second Grade Kindergarten 11:05 – 11:35 am First Grade Kindergarten 10:30 – 11:00 am Kindergarten Kindergarten Time Grade Level Lunch Period Teacher Assistants
    • 1:30 – 2:10 pm
    • Fifth Grade
    • 9:45 – 10:25 am
    • Fourth Grade
    • 11:15 – 11:55 am
    • Third Grade
    • 12:00 – 12:40 pm
    • Second Grade
    • 12:45 – 1:25 pm
    • First Grade
    • 9:00 – 9:40 am
    • Kindergarten
    Planning Time Grade Level
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