Schools may choose to describe up to two additional pieces of information about how their school is supporting students. These self-reported indicators are not factored into school accountability calculations but provide the opportunity for schools to highlight successful programs or practices in addition to the indicators included in school accountability.
Welcome Back to Wasatch
Following a year-long closure, due to construction, Wasatch Elementary welcomed students back into a new addition and newly renovated building. As we opened our doors our vision was To develop confident, accountable, and respectful citizens in an environment where everyone is valued and celebrated. In support of our vision we focused on building a new foundation of Tier 1 behavior systems with an emphasis on common area systems and procedures. We awarded students with over 67,000 Wildcat Credit points to reinforce positive behaviors in common areas. We used the Positive Behavior Initiatives Support Tiered Fidelity Inventory in order to gauge our success. Our Fall Tiered Fidelity Inventory (TFI) resulted in 33% students knowing the school rules and 66% staff knowing school rules. Our Spring TFI resulted in 93% of our students knowing the school rules and 93% of our staff knowing our school rules. Our overall Tier I TFI Increased from 77% in September of 2020 to 83% May of 2021. These multiple indicators are evidence of valued and celebrated positive behavior.
PARENT & FAMILY ENGAGEMENT
Community Engagement from Afar
Covid Protocols created distance from school to home. We focused on navigating the new boundaries by implementing an at home Literacy Night, Virtual Parent Teacher Conferences, Virtual College and Career Readiness Meetings. 100% of the students at Wasatch Elementary received 2 books and a literacy activity to complete as a family. Each grade level team created engaging videos for students to share with their families of teachers reading the book to them and demonstrating how to complete the activity. We also adjusted our Parent Teacher Conferences and provided parents with the ability to meet with teachers virtually regarding their child's progress. We held 379/420 parents joined us for virtual meetings in February 2020. Our School Counselor sent a survey home to parents seeking feedback on the classroom's lessons she was presenting each week as well as asking for feedback regarding topics they as parents might like to see taught. She used the feedback gathered from the survey to adjust her lesson mapping for the school year. Additionally, our school counselor offered the opportunity for parents to attend a virtual College and Career Readiness (CCR) meeting increasing parent participation by 39%. Our virtual offerings resulted in providing parents flexibility and resulted in increased parent participation.