The Attendance Committee consists of Counselors; The IEP Coordinator; Attendance Teacher; Pupil Personnel Secretary and one Administrator. Committee members and all stakeholders document all outreach to families of students who are absent. Outreach efforts are on-going. The team engages families who are experiencing barriers to accessing learning, to problem solve and create a plan to meet the needs of the family. Monthly workshops are provided for families of students whose attendance of less than 60%.
Lead Para Program
The Lead Para Program provides opportunities for our Lead Paras to assume Leadership roles. The 2021-2022 third cohort of Lead Paras consists of 8 Paraprofessionals who support their peers in a variety of roles. The focus for the 2021-2022 school year is to provide Para- Subs with para-peer partners to support them professionally. Para-Peer support has resulted in an increased rate of para participation during whole group and small group learning.
The results of the Paraprofessional Survey is used to select professional development topics and training.. The Para- Paraprofessional Training Series provide opportunities for paras to develop skills for supporting our students academically and socially.
Student Council Cabinet
Our Student Council consists of 15 diverse active student members. Students Community Service Projects for the 2021-2022 school year includes: School wide events and weekly school assemblies. Students’ active engagment throughout the school community provides ample opportunities for students to develop better communication skills and to develop positive adult-peer relationships
Members of the Attendance Committee collaborate with the Pupil Personnel Secretary to plan targeted workshops with relevant materials for families.
Regular Parent training promotes opportunities to establish positive and collaborative relationships among parents and Attendance Committee members. Joining with families to support our students leads to positive students’ learning outcomes.
Monthly attendance data is analyzed by members of the attendance team. With the addition of a full-time Attendance Teacher, we will expand our outreach efforts to all families, and expect to continue with an upward trend in students’ attendance.
Attitudes, knowledge, behaviors and beliefs that characterize the school environment and are shared by its stakeholders.
The Equity Team collaborates with members of the Attendance Committee; PBIS Team; Transition Coordinator;and Paraprofessionals to advocate and prepare our students to live productive lives. The team’ focus consists of: Parent Outreach and Training; Education and Vocational Advocacy; a focus on creating Equity in PBIS for All students; and a commitment to facilitating Critical Conversations on Equity as it relates to students’ outcomes.
Students and their families engage in frequent conversations with members of our team. The specific needs of families lead to a series of trainings for families. Students engagement with technology and in vocational experiences ensures their academic and vocational skills are developed.
Equity Parent Outreach Survey:
In order to promote each students’ academic success and well-being the Equity team, engage in regular communication with families to better understand the families’ strengths and needs. The team will then plan and facilitate training specific to parents’ needs.
Partnering with parents to support students will promote greater students’ learning and well-being.
Implicit Bias Focus Group
Members of the Equity Team participate in on-going and current professional development to deepen understanding of the impact of Equity and students’ academic; social and vocational outcomes.
On-going professional development in the areas of Equity promotes the inclusion of each student's strengths, diversity and culture as assets for teaching and learning.
In May of 2020, P177Q created a platform to offer our incoming families virtual tours, showcasing the great opportunities offered at P177Q and P177@295Q. This was a multidisciplinary team approach and consisted of the Unit Coordinator, a Classroom Teacher representing the class ratio of the students' IEP, Speech and Language provider, Occupational Therapist and Physical Therapist, and an administrator. The families were presented with a slide show highlighting our school. The families had the opportunity to ask additional questions regarding our programs and services offered. The touring of new families continues today.
The feedback from families continues to be positive for we are one of the first schools to offer virtual tours.