Attitudes, knowledge, behaviors and beliefs that characterize the school environment and are shared by its stakeholders.
Shared Communication to all Stakeholders
The 177Q school community celebrates Panther Pride and embodies our mission of We Do Care each and every moment of the day. The 177Q school vision and mission are purposely shared and communicated with stakeholders starting with the initial introduction of hiring, parent/student orientation and to all current school members at the beginning opening meetings and first parent meeting in the fall. The vision and mission are visually and verbally shared with students in their classes. 177Q Student Council reiterates this practice in all meetings and in their community service practices.
177Q school leaders regularly assess and refine the Panther Vision and Mission of “We Do Care” to align with the District and NYCDOE vision of promoting equity and excellence across all areas of the school. Leaders also intentionally think with a CRSE lens in all decision and instructional processes.
Technology systems and 177Q School Website serves are a tool to spread our school vision. We pride ourselves on communicating to stakeholders by using internet based systems as much as possible. Through parent, staff and student immersion, delivery of technology to all families and consistent trainings for our families and staff, we live in our Mission Statement by Empowering our school community and Welcoming them to a digital age.
Alignment to NYCDOE and District 75 Priorities
These statements were created through student-led research of the District 75 Mission and Vision statements, the Chancellor's Priorities and through the survey of 177Q stakeholders. Participants who assisted in the development of these statements included diverse student leaders from multiple class ratios and teachers from multiple departments Student council members incorporated Diversity and Opportunities to the original WE CARE mission statement, resulting in the updated statement of WE DO CARE.
Though the needs of our school have evolved during the pandemic, the vision and mission statements of our school continue to be relevant and meaningful to our school, are aligned to the District 75 priorities, and are evident throughout all that we do.
The instructional goals outlined in the CEP are vision/mission/core value and budgetarily aligned to ensure student success. CEP goals are routinely monitored by the SLT and data team members.
Using the School Leadership Team to share and communicate a shared vision
The SLT meets on a monthly basis to share information and discuss relevant issues to our school community. Various school leaders and stakeholders have presented to the SLT. Topics have included:
Assess Vision and Mission
Create school wide goals, instructional focus, Core Values
Curriculum and Instruction: CEP goals and progress monitoring, school-wide curriculum, lead teacher role, programming
Safety of students
Special programs: PBIS
School construction and Reso-A projects
Our Student Council president and vice president are active participants who often advocate for student interests.
The SLT is provided with regular updates on school-wide progress towards our CEP Goals. Team members are encouraged to ask questions, provide feedback, and make decisions regarding school improvement.
Extended Cabinet Teams
Admin Cabinet meets bi-monthly and Extended Cabinet meets Monthly to cultivate a culture around the Vision and Mission. The cabinet teams work as a cohesive group to address student outcomes, staff professional learning and the overall school improvement.
These meetings give stakeholders an opportunity to discuss issues in one virtual or in-person forum to learn and work with each other. The O in our mission is Opportunities We believe that all school members, including those in the cabinet should be given the Opportunity to have their voice heard to improve school outcomes.
A focus on continuance and meaning beyond the present moment, contextualizing today’s successes and improvements as the legacy of the future
Curriculum Work through Advance Literacy and CRSE
In the Fall of 2021, the Instructional Leadership Team, comprised of diverse stakeholders from across our school community, developed our instructional focus statement. The team reflected on the previous school year's instructional focus as the foundation for developing the present statement, building upon previous instructional priorities and accomplishments.
Our Instructional Focus is embedded throughout school-wide practices such as curriculum development, instruction, and inquiry cycles.
In the fall of 2021, the ILT designed an Instructional Focus survey which was shared with all staff members. Common planning teams and individual stakeholders provided their input regarding 177Q's Instructional Focus.
Through the school-wide curriculum and Instructional Inquiry Cycles, our Instructional Focus is aligned to the District 75 Goal of implementing high-quality, rigorous and relevant specially designed ELA instruction.
Core Value of 177Q
In the spirit of continuing to improve upon the Vision and Mission of 177Q, we sought out to identify one core value that all stakeholders can speak to. Surveys went out to Staff, Parents and students in differentiated ways to identify this core value. We also wanted to hear the “why.” We believed that their choice needed data backing and reasoning. The support of the word “Welcome” is our over aching theme and Core Value for 2021-22. The stakeholders believed that Welcoming our students is the #1 word and definition that we can help students achieve this school year. This core value aligns with the Chancellor's Welcome Home initiative and Academic Priorities. We will strive by this Core Value each lesson and day this school year by supporting our students' social-emotional needs.. This Core Value is important for the growth of 177Q and the overall vision of making sure students gain the skills they need for academic and personal success.
Professional Learning Communities
Cohort meetings with teacher teams allow the vision and mission to take place in real time. Teacher teams analyze student work and data to help develop better practices that in turn promote each component of the mission. We also strive to make teachers lifelong learners in this process that also aligns to our Core Value and Mission Statements.
Our equity team is a diverse set of individuals that utilize the work and vision of the DOE, D75 and 177Q to support our students and make informed decisions to the Curriculum and ILT teams. It is important that this work is continued for the betterment of the students, staff and families.
177Q Student Council prides itself on advocating for all students. Members of the team are on SLT and District leadership that meets with the Superintendent. We believe that students should all have a voice and that voice should be meaningful in developing successful practices. A student centered school is the goal of the Student Council and to live by the Panther way.
The Student Council routinely holds community events with outside agencies and parent partners. They are a part of all festive and monthly events.
A student council bulletin board is prominently displayed. Important information about the board members, upcoming events, and elections are shared with students using this platform.
Our PBIS Committee and teams are truely what 177Q embodies. Social Emotional learning, Mindfulness, Professional learning and token economy are ways in which the PBIS team leads our school. All decisions are based on the Mission and Vision. The PBIS team also has a sub vision that helps students understand their objectives. PBIS teams are at every site and have routine meetings with each other and larger groups to be on the same cohesive wavelength. PBIS happens in action across all grade levels and ratios. Students are excited for weekly clubs, rewards, mindfulness and learning about their social growth
Virtual office spaces are being used by members of the 177Q community to share information and host drop-in support hours. Our Parent Coordinator’s virtual office is accessible via the school website, allowing parents quick and easy access to information. Our Library Media visual office serves as an info hub where students and staff can access digital libraries and curricular resources.