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Domain 5

Integrity, Fairness, Ethics

 

Sustainability

A focus on continuance and meaning beyond the present moment, contextualizing today’s successes and improvements as the legacy of the future

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Advancing Student’s Learning

P177Q mission of “We Do Care” is the moral

compass that guides our daily practice of ensuring

academic and social skills success for all students. In

addition to core academic content, students are

provided with explicit instruction in Social and

Emotional skill competencies. To ensure fairness and

equity in all educational decisions and protocols

members of the Equity Team collaborate with key

stakeholders. In the Spring term, members of the

Equity Team engage in collaborative conversations

with the Pupil Personnel Team to ensure all students

are assigned to classes that are academically and

socially appropriate. To promote and reinforce

opportunities for students to engage in positive social

engagement, on-going collaboration among the

members of Equity and PBIS occur. As a result

ot this collaboration, students’ Panther Point sheets

were revised to reflect greater access. Finally, to

ensure parents’ access and increased engagement

with all aspects of schooling, members of the Equity

Team work closely with the Parent Engagement

Team. The Monthly Parents’ Book Club is hosted by

members of the Equity Team and PTA. 

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Professional Learning

Members of our PBIS/SEL team engage in weekly collaboration with multidisciplinary stakeholders to ensure all members of our school community are supported with a Multi-Tiered system of support for ensuring a system of accountability for every students’ academic and social success. For the 2021- 2022 school year, the PBIS/SEL team expanded the resources for promoting positive behaviors to include a focus on self-care. 

Staff, students, and parents receive on-going training to ensure a common understanding of the research - based practices that lead to students’ academic and social success. Procedures and protocols for managing students’ behaviors are clearly written in the staff handbook.

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Culture

Attitudes, knowledge, behaviors and beliefs that characterize the school environment and are shared by its stakeholders.

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Social Emotional and Cognitive Development

Members of the PBIS/SEL Team and Equity team

ensure opportunities for all stakeholders in our

school community. The ultimate goal of these teams

is to maximize material and human resources to

support the development of self-advocacy; self-

management; social and emotional wellness among

all members of our community. All initiatives for

the 2021-2022 school year highlight self-care and

social emotional learning skills development.

Subsequently, a school-wide Mindfulness initiative

is facilitated by members of the Mindfulness team.

 

The PBIS/SEL team has partnered with ReTHink ED

facilitators to create an instructional pacing calendar

that provides teachers; parents and students with the

lessons and videos  to teach and learn the 5 school wide expected behaviors. Additionally, A school-wide Mindfulness practice has been launched this fall. One counselor and one Occupational Therapist and 2 teachers collaborate and facilitate this initiative.

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Student Engagement & Empowerment

We promote students’ engagement at all levels of decision making. Student leaders collaborate and problem solve school related issues and policies.For the 2021-2022 school year student voices have expanded to include a weekly students news cast. “Panther Points Broadcast” provides opportunities for students to communicate 177Q news and updates to all. Additionally, all students in good academic standing with a teacher’s nomination will have the opportunity to interview with Student Council Advisors. Students’ strengths are then matched to various sub-committees on student council. There are student elections for the positions of Student President and Vice President. 

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Core Values
Student Council Elections
Student Cuncil Mission
Student Council Interview Questions
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Reinforcing Students’ Positive Behaviors

A Multi-Tiered System of Supports is utilized to promote students’ positive behaviors and to decrease inappropriate behaviors. Tier 1 Level of supports are proactive and prioritizes preventing inappropriate behaviors. Members of the PBIS team facilitate school-wide student assemblies to explain the school-wide expected behaviors for all students. Students learn that displaying the 5 school-wide expected behaviors leads to positive reinforcements. All students are expected to display the following: Communicate; Achieve; Respect; Engage and Self-Control (C.A.R.E.S). Teachers, parents and students are provided with lessons and videos to support the teaching and learning of the school-wide expected behaviors.Students’ efforts and successes are recognized and celebrated with the earning of Panther Points. Classroom reinforcers are designed to provide immediate reinforcement. However, students also have opportunities to earn weekly tangible and activity reinforcers. The Leaders’ Center is the reinforcement center, where students exchange Panther Points for preferred items. Due to Covid-19 safety precautions, students select their items on line in the virtual center. Items are then delivered by students who work in the Leaders’ Center. 

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Point Sheet - Text
Mission Statement