School Learning Plan
WE Expect Excellence
- WE teach students knowledge and skills for our evolving world.
- WE seek, support, and recognize world-class employees.
- WE engage students with a variety of relevant and challenging learning experiences.
- WE create learning environments that promote student achievement.
WE Embrace Equity
- WE build honest, safe, and inclusive relationships with our diverse students and their families.
- WE provide needed support so that every student succeeds.
- WE work and learn in teams to understand student needs and improve learning outcomes.
- WE partner with our community to educate and serve students.
Oak Hills Elementary is a diverse community that serves 500 students. We want to celebrate and honor all students and families’ identities and backgrounds. The community desires to bring together neighborhoods that surround the school and to be unified in supporting a welcoming, inclusive, rigorous, and joyful educational experience for all students. Staff share the sentiment that they feel supported by families and community members and want to continue to foster partnerships and relationships with families to provide the best services and support for students. For families who are new to Oak Hills and/or Beaverton, we are committed to finding opportunities for family outreach.
Every year, we prioritize the opportunity to reflect on our work and on student connections, achievement, and outcomes. We are constantly asking ourselves and colleagues, what do our students need in order to thrive socially, emotionally, and academically? We lean into our mission statement every day:
WE engage our students in rigorous and joyful learning experiences that meet their individual needs and help each child reach their full potential.
We engage in meaningful professional development and reflection. Reviewing Oak Hills’ and Beaverton School District’s student achievement and graduation data, we feel empowered that our contributions, talent, experiences, and care for our students will have a positive impact on their well-being and personal and academic growth.
In order to meet our mission of helping students reach their full potential, we will be proactive and intentional about our family partnerships and communication. We will utilize the resources and curriculum we have access to, collaborate with colleagues using formative and summative data to assess student learning, and frequently reflect and improve our teaching, assessment, and learning practices.
Members on our Care Team which include the principal, assistant principal, school counselor, student success coach, social worker, school nurse, and school psychologist work closely with staff to consult and provide wrap- around supports for students. We notice and are aware that there is a higher need to support students’ social emotional well-being since the pandemic. We work closely with academic coaches to support instructional interventions and practices that ensure accelerated growth for all students.
Students need to feel safe, connected to peers and staff, and emotionally and physically healthy in order to engage in learning and develop skills in all areas. As a staff, we are committed to going above and beyond to ensure that all students are seen and heard at Oak Hills. We want students to feel pride about their full potential, ready to learn every day at Oak Hills, and to embark on their future educational experiences with confidence.
Equity Area of Focus:
We prioritize equitable access, opportunity, and expectation for our students, families, and staff most impacted by systemic racism and marginalization.
* Students who are identified in subgroups:
- Hispanic, Multi-Racial,Students impacted by poverty, Students served by ELD,
Students served by special education will have an attendance rate that is the same as the average Oak Hills attendance rate.
As of October 2022, Oak Hills average attendance rate is 81%.
Data reports from Synergy.
Students who attend 66%-79% will attend school 80%+ by January 6, 2023.
Students who meet this goal will attend 88% by April 7, 2023.
Students who attend less than 65% will attend school 70%+ by January 6, 2023.
Students who meet this goal will attend 80% by April 7, 2023.
*Staff will provide supports for students which may include calls home, empathy interviews (students and family), home visits, staffing meetings, student interest and motivation inventories to incentivize attendance, bus transportation exception applications.
*Time will be allocated for staff to connect with families via phone, email, and Parent Square to make connections and partner with families to improve attendance rates, engagement in school, and student needs.
*Bi-weekly meeting with Care Team to review school wide attendance data. Attendance secretary will collate data. Interventions and next steps are documented on individual student success forms.
*Professional Development on the purpose of Care Team and student referrals for support. Together, we provide wrap-around services for students and regularly monitor and review attendance and student progress data.
*Initiate and coordinate a parent group–Padres Unidos to expand family outreach. This group will be an additional parent advisory group to PTO.
Academic Excellence Area of Focus:
We commit to learning our students strengths and needs. By doing so, we will increase the number of students making accelerated growth and/or performing at or above grade level standards in Language Arts/Reading.
Academic Excellence Goal:
* Oak Hills staff will strive to increase each child’s reading performance by a year’s growth as measured by the IRLA.
*Decrease the learning gap between overall achievement and subgroup student achievement.
Teachers will use IRLA to set and support students with goals in Reading. K-2nd grade teachers will look at progress across IRLA color bands over the course of the academic year. 3rd-5th grade teachers will note if a student is high, medium or low within the IRLA color band. Progress monitoring data will be reviewed every 6 weeks.
Tier 1- For all students
Goal: Strengthen core instruction within the classroom for all students
Formative assessments to determine growth between/within IRLA bands (school-wide progress monitoring)
Implementation of TC Test Prep Units
Tier 2- Targeted Intervention
Goal: Address instructional gaps to accelerate learning progress
All of tier 1 strategies
Targeted small group intervention
Targeted intervention supported within the classroom or by paraeducators under the direction of Academic Coaches
Expanded progress monitoring
Tier 3- Intensive Intervention
Goal: Expand foundational skills and addressing significant/specific learning gaps to accelerating learning progress
All of the tier 1 & 2 strategies
Targeted intensive intervention supported within the classroom and by Academic Coaches
* Teachers will utilize
conferences, progress reports, phone calls, emails, and/or ParentSquare messages as means of communication to share academic progress with families throughout the school year.
* Teachers will be provided additional professional development, resources, and/or help as needed to support the academic growth of all students. This will include PD on equity, student engagement, conferring and small group work.
*Collaborate and seek support from district Teacher on Special Assignment colleagues (TOSAs) to expand knowledge and professional development on curriculum.
Collaboration Area of Focus:
Staff share a responsibility to support all students. We will collaborate to increase the sense of belonging for students, family, and staff. This will build trust and increase student and family engagement; therefore positively impacting student achievement.
*There will be clear guidance and staff agreements on the purpose of Professional Learning Teams. Intentional collaboration will be centered on equity, data, and instruction.
As indicated by results on the annual climate survey, 80% or more of teachers and specialists will report that collaboration time has positively affected their practice.
Staff will work collaboratively to create systems that support the efficacy of our work.
Monthly Collaboration Meeting Structure:
*One staff meeting a month.
*Staff Development Workday once a month.
*Grade level/departments meet once a week.
*Two Professional Learning Committee (PLC) meetings a month.
Oak Hills PLCs:
*Systems Learning Team
*Instruction Learning Team
*SEL Support for Students and Staff Learning Team
*Each PLC sets a goal(s) that will aim for staff professional growth and positive student outcomes.
*Opportunity for calibration and moderation alignment practices with colleagues in horizontal (same grade level) and vertical teams (K-5) twice a year.
*Increase student and family voice by holding empathy interviews and connection opportunities with staff and admin.
*Plan and coordinate family education sessions. Sessions will cover topics to support families to feel more connected to Oak Hills and have clarity on student progress and learning.
Examples: ParentVue, ParentSquare, communication tools, updated progress reports, workshop models for reading and writing, math, science, and social sciences, and SEL curriculum.