School Improvement Plan 2019-2020

Professional Development is aligned with identified needs based on staff evaluation and student performance. 

SMS Goal 1: By addressing tier 2 and tier 3 academic vocabulary as a purposeful progressive part of the process a student goes through over a three-year period with grade level differentiation and purposeful content designation of responsibility, we will increase our student’s ability to display their learning across all content areas as measured by Student Growth Goal data, Smarter Balanced Assessment data, and i-Ready data.  


The school monitors the progress of extended learning time and strategies being implemented and uses data to inform modifications. 

SMS Goal 2: By continuing with multi-tiered special services courses (Foundations & Core+) and a collaboration structure that includes Special Education and Content Specialists, we will focus our practice in the use of OSPI’s recognized best practices in supporting diverse learners. For individuals, we will increase learning time within the school day while being able to monitor the success of the extended learning time as measured by grades, Individual Education Plan progress monitoring, Smarter Balanced Assessment data, and I-Ready data. 


Instructional teams use student learning data to identify students in need of instructional support or enhancement. 

SMS Goal 3: By expanding our regular formative content assessments by grade (course) level to at twice monthly, staff will be able to current use student learning data to inform decision-making around appropriate instructional supports for students.  

The school leadership team ensures that the school environment is safe, supportive, (i.e., it addresses non-academic factors such as social and emotional well-being.)

SMS Goal 4: We will grow our knowledge in the systems below, then we will increase our confidence in ensuring our school as a physically and emotionally safe, and supportive learning environment that values the growth of all. 

  1. SEL proactive instruction (initially train a small team to do purposeful pull-out instruction and interactions framed around Michelle Garcia Winner’s Social Thinking work, progress to classroom teacher instruction to establish common vocabulary and expectations infused into Wolfpack and all classrooms) 

  1. Kids at Hope (reinvest the resources and plan for schoolwide professional development of in the elements within the philosophical approach and its application for our school through Wolfpack) 

  1. PBIS (define critical Tier I instruction over at key times throughout the year through Wolfpack, build our capacity to have clear Tier II identification and subsequent student instruction and accountability) 

  1. Lifeskills lessons (review the sequence and selection of lesson for impact and relevance for continued use in Wolfpack) 


The school’s website has a parent (family) section that includes information on home support for learning, announcements, and parent activities/resources. 

SMS Goal 5: We will train staff in, in breadth of manner they can use Canvas to support students and families so that staff will be able tdevelop e-classrooms with information that includes general home support for learning, scaffolding to support struggling students, extensions where students might pursue expertise or distinction and find overarching content activities/resources.