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2021-2022

School Improvement Plan

 King’s Fork High School

STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT & INSTRUCTION

Link to Student Achievement & Instruction Fishbone Diagram

Problem Statement: English, Math, and Science SOL PASS rates dropped during the 2020-2021 school year.

Link to Student Achievement & Instruction Driver Diagram

Measurable Aim (what will be improved, by how much, by when, and for what/whom): By June 2022, English SOL scores will increase from 77% to 87%, the Math pass rate will increase from 44% to 75%, and the Science pass rate will increase from 53% to 75%.

Change Idea

(strategies to be implemented)

Person(s) Responsible for Implementation & Monitoring

Source of Data for Progress Monitoring

(what will be used to determine the effectiveness of the change)

Measures

(how will we know if the change idea is being implemented and having an impact)

Description of Outcomes/Findings Resulting from the Change Idea to Date

Title I, Part A, Budget Implications (if applicable)

English teachers will utilize department common assessments in order to ensure alignment in content and cognition.

School Administrators

Department Chairs

Teachers

Classroom Observation

Teacher Lesson Plans

Gradebook (Teacher Access Center)

SOL Reading Pass Rate

School Administrators will conduct weekly classroom observations to ensure the skills are being taught that will be assessed on the common assessments.  Administrators will provide meaningful feedback to teachers within 48 hours and will note the number of students engaged with the lesson.

Teacher Lesson Plans will be monitored weekly to insure pacing and alignment are met and assessments are appropriate and rigorous.

Teachers will identify students’ strengths and weaknesses in order to create effective assessments to measure student progress.

Percent of students passing the SOL Reading/Writing assessment.

 

Department level meetings have been structured to increase curriculum alignment with a strong focus on formative assessments.

Administrators, Department Chairs

Assessments, Gradebooks, Observations, Department Meeting Minutes

Student Engagement Increases, Pass Rates

Identify Tier II and Tier III students in needs of services by focusing on the Tiers of Intervention services provided by the school.

Administration, Teachers

Assessments, Gradebook, Observations

Grades, Attendance, “Jumping” Tiers

Skill support classes will be used to reinforce content skills not attained in the General Classroom setting. General Education teachers will communicate with Skill Support teachers what skills are lacking and need work.

Administration, Teachers

Assessments, Observations of Skill Support Classes

Grades

Monthly Team Meeting Updates (Please provide a description of the monthly team meetings and how this work relates to the SPP. Links to the meeting agendas/ minutes should also be provided):

September: The School Leadership Team met on September 22, 2021 to discuss classroom expectations, observations, and student engagement. Teachers were reminded that administrators will be checking for lesson plans at the beginning of each week and that observations will be conducted daily.

 


STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT & INSTRUCTION

Link to Student Achievement & Instruction Fishbone Diagram

Problem Statement: During the 2020-2021 school year, KFHS GCI dropped from 91.1% to 87.6%.

Link to Student Achievement & Instruction Driver Diagram

Measurable Aim (what will be improved, by how much, by when, and for what/whom): By June 2022, King’s Fork High School will increase its GCI from 87.6% to 91% by June 2022.

Change Idea

(strategies to be implemented)

Person(s) Responsible for Implementation & Monitoring

Source of Data for Progress Monitoring

(what will be used to determine the effectiveness of the change)

Measures

(how will we know if the change idea is being implemented and having an impact)

Description of Outcomes/Findings Resulting from the Change Idea to Date

Title I, Part A, Budget Implications (if applicable)

An increased focus on differentiating lessons.

Formative Assessments will be utilized in order to pinpoint potential problems with students

Meetings with Seniors and Parents

Utilize Edgenuity for Recovery Courses

Administration, Teachers

Administration, Teachers

Administration, Graduation Coach, Testing Coordinator, Guidance Counselor

Administration, Graduation Coach, ISAEP Coordinator

Lesson Plans, Observations

Lesson Plans, Gradebooks

Senior Plans

Completion of Courses

Student Engagement will increase, Grades will improve, Improved Attendance

Grades, Engagement

Graduation Requirements being met

Course Credits

 

When students are sent to Turlington Woods Alternative School they are sent with the Graduation Coach to make sure that their schedules are accurate (Edgenuity for non-core courses/Specialty courses). Upon return a Counselor is involved in the Exit Meeting to make sure grades/transcripts are accurate upon their return.

Administrators, Graduation Coach, Guidance Counselor

Entrance/Exit Meeting Notes

Transitions from Turlington Woods to KFHS are smooth and consistent.

Skill support classes will be used to reinforce content skills not attained in the General Classroom setting. General Education teachers will communicate with Skill Support teachers what skills are lacking and need work.

General Education Teachers, Special Education Teachers

Observations of Skill Support Classes

Monthly Team Meeting Updates (Please provide a description of the monthly team meetings and how this work relates to the SPP. Links to the meeting agendas/ minutes should also be provided):

Data from 2020-2021 showed that 46% of students with disabilities failed one class and that 39% of those same students were chronically absent.  

September:


SCHOOL SAFETY

Link to School Safety Fishbone Diagram

Problem Statement: The Department of Justice (DOJ) for having a disproportionate number of black male students being suspended for and sent to Administrative Hearings.  

Link to School Safety Driver Diagram

Measurable Aim (what will be improved, by how much, by when, and for what/whom): By the end of 2021-2022, KFHS will increase the positive relationship of black males with instructional staff which will reduce the number of referrals of black males by 10%.

Change Idea

(strategies to be implemented)

Person(s) Responsible for Implementation & Monitoring

Source of Data for Progress Monitoring

(what will be used to determine the effectiveness of the change)

Measures

(how will we know if the change idea is being implemented and having an impact)

Description of Outcomes/Findings Resulting from the Change Idea

Title I, Part A, Budget Implications (if applicable)

SEL activities will take place daily during 1st Block to build positive relationships with all students.

School Administrators

Teachers

Classroom Observations/ SEL Daily Check-Ins

Fall & Spring Student Surveys

School Administrators will conduct weekly classroom observations to ensure the morning meetings and daily check-ins are being implemented.

Percent of students responding with positive agreement to questions during the fall and then in the spring on the survey.

 NA

Number of Referrals

Number of referrals by race/ethnicity each month and overall for the year.

Monthly Referrals:

Black/African American—94(64 Male, 30 Female), White—7 (5 Male, 2 Female), Indian—1 (1 Male), Asian—1 (1 Male), Bi-Racial—3 (3 Male)

Establish and maintain processes that foster a safe and orderly environment that is conducive to learning.

KFHS Guidance Dept.

Administrators, SRO

Director of Student Activity (DSA), Administrators

Administrators, Coaches, DSA’s

Counselors have been assigned to bus duty and cafeteria duty to observe students who may be struggling with issues that could be resolved before they turn to violence.

Administrators and SRO’s have been assigned to monitor the hallways during times of transition and the cafeteria to address potential issues.

Threat assessment team and a document have been created to monitor and assess students as a threat to themselves or others.

KFHS has adopted Each 1, Reach 1 where students will have the opportunity to choose an extracurricular activity to participate in to increase social skills in high schools.

All student-athletes and students participating in an extracurricular activity will receive the COVID-19 vaccination or weekly testing.

Observations

Observations

Threat Assessments

Student Activity Google Sheet

Assumption of Risk Notebook

Because of the number of vaping and unauthorized area referrals, administrators, the SRO, and security personnel will increase the amount of time in the hallways during times of transition.  Teachers have been reminded to record tardies for students not reporting on time.

Monthly Team Meeting Updates (Please provide a description of the monthly team meetings and how this work relates to the SPP. Links to the meeting agendas/ minutes should also be provided):

In 2019-2020, there were 1283 referrals written with 643 suspensions at King’s Fork High School.

September: Referrals:  Total-106, Black/African American—94(64 Male, 30 Female), White—7 (5 Male, 2 Female), Indian—1 (1 Male), Asian—1 (1 Male), Bi-Racial—3 (3 Male).  Of the 106 referrals, 62 of the students were vaping or found in an unauthorized area.  

Nine (9) Administrative Hearings were scheduled during the month of September: 5 Black (3 Males 2 Females) 4 White (4 Males).


SCHOOL CLIMATE & CULTURE

Link to School Climate & Culture Fishbone Diagram

Problem Statement:  According to the 2020-2021 Virginia School Climate survey, King’s Fork High School received an 8.53/10 that the staff was perceived as supportive, helpful, and respectful of students.

Link to School Climate & Culture Driver Diagram

Measurable Aim: By June 2022, King’s Fork High School will achieve a rating of at 9/10 in the Virginia School Climate survey.

Change Idea

(strategies to be implemented)

Person(s) Responsible for Implementation & Monitoring

Source of Data for Progress Monitoring

(what will be used to determine the effectiveness of the change)

Measures

(how will we know if the change idea is being implemented and having an impact)

Description of Outcomes/Findings Resulting from the Change Idea

Title I, Part A, Budget Implications (if applicable)

Create a Parent Advisory Committee that will meet each quarter to discuss and monitor ways to improve communication between the school and all of its constituents. Topics of discussion will include, but are not limited to, COVID mitigation strategies, communication, discipline, school safety, and transportation.

Administration

Parent Advisory Committee Agendas

Spring Parent Survey

 

Identify creative ways of delivering content (face to face/virtually)

Teachers

Lesson Plans

Spring Parent/Student Survey

Recognize the efforts and awards of teachers at athletic events and place them on the webpage

Administrators, Webmaster

School Web Page

Spring Parent/Student Survey

Create opportunities for social interaction and peer relationships by having students with special needs work with program students for mentoring and tutoring. Focus should be given to deficit areas that have been identified through students’ IEPs.

Administrators, Grad Coach

After school tutoring, Coffee Kennel Attendance

Grades, Reduction in Discipline

Monthly Team Meeting Updates (Please provide a description of the monthly team meetings and how this work relates to the SPP. Links to the meeting agendas/ minutes should also be provided):

September:  KFHS hosted its Senior Information Night where Seniors and their parents were able to meet the administration, Guidance Department, and Graduation Coach.  Seniors and parents were also given the opportunity to meet representatives from colleges, the military, and businesses.  Scholarship information and important dates were shared with parents and students.


FAMILY & COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Link to Family & Community Engagement Fishbone Diagram

Problem Statement: In 2020-2021, there were no community family engagement events held at KFHS.

Link to Family & Community Engagement Driver Diagram

Measurable Aim: By June 2022, KFHS will plan and implement family engagement programs that foster connections between home and school at least twice a year.

Change Idea

(strategies to be implemented)

Person(s) Responsible for Implementation & Monitoring

Source of Data for Progress Monitoring

(what will be used to determine the effectiveness of the change)

Measures

(how will we know if the change idea is being implemented and having an impact)

Description of Outcomes/Findings Resulting from the Change Idea

Title I, Part A, Budget Implications (if applicable)

Host a Family Engagement Night to contribute to positive student outcome including improved student achievement, decreased disciplinary issues and improve the parent/teacher relationship.

Administrators, Departments

Family Engagement Night Agenda and Attendance

To improve the perception of staff members from community stakeholders.

 

Monthly Team Meeting Updates (Please provide a description of the monthly team meetings and how this work relates to the SPP. Links to the meeting agendas/ minutes should also be provided):