Mission and Expectations
Oakdale Elementary School is a diverse community of lifelong learners. We provide a safe, nurturing and positive environment in which all members are encouraged and motivated to achieve their true potential. Students are inquisitive and active learners who are provided with multiple opportunities to become successful. We thrive in an atmosphere of mutual respect and strong family and community involvement.
In order to achieve this vision, the school community will:
- Maintain high expectations and instill a sense of self-motivation to achieve academic, social, and emotional growth.
- Promote good citizenship by modeling cooperation, mutual respect, and kindness.
- Demonstrate appreciation of diverse student and family needs.
- Provide opportunities for family and community to be actively involved in the daily education and social growth of the Oakdale community.
- Promote independence and a love for learning that extends beyond the school and local community.
- Provide a curriculum that is continually revised, reflective of research, and responsive to student needs.
- Foster meaningful collaboration for the promotion of academic, ethical, social, emotional, and physical development of each child.
- Provide a positive, orderly environment to ensure safety for all.
- Model, guide, and support positive decision-making skills.
- Instill open communication while respecting the confidentiality of student and family communication.
- Maintain high expectations for staff members, seeking opportunities for continued professional growth.
School Improvement Plan
OVERVIEW Oakdale Elementary School’s Improvement and Safe School Climate Plan is the result of the work of the School Improvement Team (SIT) as well as the Safe School Climate/Crisis Committee. The teams focused on identifying and prioritizing areas of need for the school which were then used to develop goals and objectives. Strategies for accomplishing each objective and results indicators were defined. Both teams and district administrators will continually review the four year plan. This plan will be used to guide the development of teachers’ professional growth and student learning goals.
1. Oakdale Elementary School will provide an engaging and collaborative learning environment that ensures high academic achievement and mastery of 21st Century skills for all students.
2. Oakdale Elementary School will provide for the social and emotional needs of all students in a healthy, safe, and secure learning environment.
Goal 1: Oakdale Elementary School will provide an engaging and collaborative learning environment that ensures high academic achievement and mastery of 21st Century skills for all students.
Increase reading achievement for all students including identified subgroups
Professional development (PD) in the area of CCSS, 21st Century Skills and reading instruction available for all staff/Administration and teachers will provide PD to paraprofessionals
Use data during PLC meetings and SRBI meetings to plan instruction
Continue with current reading interventions and research options for new interventions
Evaluate the need and utilize flexible grouping during workshop to meet the needs of all students
Improvement in DIBELS, STAR, SBAC, benchmarks, and other classroom measures of student performance
Progress on SLGs when related to reading language arts
Increase math achievement for all students and identified subgroups
School-wide and teacher student learning goals in the area of math
PD in the area of CCSS and Eureka Math available for all staff involved in the teaching of math
Math meetings held every 6 weeks to discuss implementation of Eureka math and student progress
Provide information about CCSS and Eureka Math to families through printed Topic Newsletters, online information/links, and “Math Night”
Improvement in STAR, SBAC, module assessments, and other classroom measures of student performance
Progress on SLGs when related to math
Improve achievement in all other areas
PD in the areas of CCSS and 21st Century Skills
Opportunities for student to engage in reading and writing activities across all subject areas
Provide multiple opportunities for students to engage in discourse/collaboration with peers
Student participation in academic programs that meet the needs of a variety of learners (Enrichment for grades 4 and 5, Math Olympiads, After School Intervention Program, Kindergarten Readiness program)
Improvement in DIBELS, Brigance, STAR, SBAC, CMT Science, and other classroom measures of student performance
Recruit and continue to develop highly effective faculty who foster student growth through quality instruction
Use hiring committees to hire high quality faculty
Pair new teachers with mentors to complete TEAM
Use of informal/formal observations, peer observations to provide feedback
Provide PD/training during staff meetings, PD Days, and at conferences/workshops
Overall faculty evaluation ratings and analysis of faculty members’ goals
Organize and use student and teacher data more effectively
Provide training in the area of data analysis
Improvement in overall student achievement data due to increased competency in analyzing and decision making regarding instruction
Ensure that students enter kindergarten ready to access kindergarten curriculum
Promote standards based instruction in preschool (research appropriate curriculum/programs)
Offer summer program based on outcome of kindergarten screening
Brigance screen and initial DIBELS scores for students in the fall K assessment
Provide extended school day/year to meet students’ academic needs
Continue grade 3-5 After School Intervention Program for selected students
Investigate other options for programming
Improvement in assessment data of participating students
Individual school plans should include growth targets for their students.
Goal 2: Oakdale Elementary School will provide for the social and emotional needs of all students in a healthy, safe, and secure learning environment.
Improve student behavior
Through the PBIS team, implement new PBIS program to reinforce school expectations (individual rewards, class rewards, whole school celebrations)
Provide training/share data with staff on PBIS program (increase outreach to paras, monitors, bus drivers)
Regularly train staff to reduce problem behaviors by using proactive strategies
Monitoring of behavioral data/Reduction in referrals
Improve full day attendance
Provide information to social worker regarding current practices regarding the attendance policy/work with district to align policy with state guidelines
Communication with families of student(s) with attendance issues (teacher, social worker, administrator)
Monitoring of attendance date/reduction in absences, tardies, early dismissals for identified students
Promote students’ physical, social, and emotional well-being
School psychologist and social worker provide formal and informal counseling to individuals and groups
School psychologist and social worker to teach Second Step to targeted grade levels
Research other programs to teach social skills and problemsolving/decision-making skills
Strive for open communication between the home and the school
Provide opportunities for families to gather together through school/PTO sponsored events (for example: BINGO night, Family Reading night, etc.)
Reduction in behavior referrals
Amount of families participating in school sponsored events
Maintain School Safety
Share Oakdale School’s Safe School Climate Plan with staff to ensure preparedness
Conduct safety drills during key times of the school day
Review of meeting meetings
Review of Safety Drill Log
Individual schools should include growth targets for their students
Strategic School Profile - update coming soon