Dear Lancer Families,
This has been a year of challenges and opportunities. A fellow Lancer told me “Tough days come and go, but tough people endure.” It is in this spirit that I am very proud of the hard work of our students and staff, who are committed to learning and growth. We believe in ourselves, and we will never give up. We are very are focused on the work of our School Improvement Plan so that we can see the best results for all of our students.
As a district, we are committed to regularly and openly reporting on our progress. You can see the district’s quarterly review of progress at this link.
As a Lancer team, we also ask ourselves whether we completed the work we planned for this quarter, and we analyze student data and plan our next steps. We also look specifically at our goals and strategies targeted to specific student groups in our School Improvement Plan.
I’d like to share with you what surfaced in this quarter’s review and how we are planning for next quarter.
We know that when teachers work together in teams with students at the center, and talk about ways to engage all students in learning and support growth, then we learn with and from each other and improve our teaching, and student learning grows. As a specific example of this practice, our Pathways team and AVID team have supported students to make significant growth!
As next steps, we will once again review quarter 3 grade data together, and look for ways to support students to continue to learn with a focus on growth. It is very important to us to focus on supporting student attendance, and pilot ways to support students with positive acknowledgments and firm, fair, and consistent consequences. Our Positive Behavior Support Team and Behavior Response Team are leading this collaborative work.
It’s crucial that every quarter, we check our progress and plan our next steps. It is this disciplined cycle of continually monitoring progress and improving that we believe will allow us to get the best results for all of our students.
As always, we would love to hear your feedback. Thank you for your support of your child’s education and our school community.
Sean Storch, Principal