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Oakcrest Elementary

School Community Council Agenda

November 14, 2019

Business Items: (15 min.)

  1. Approve October Meeting Minutes

Discussion Items:

  1. Maturation Curriculum & Times for Offering (5 min Jerusha Buckner)
  2. Teacher and Student Success Account (2 min. Mr. Pullan Report)
  3. Drop off and Pick up/Parking Lot concerns
  4. Restorative Practices Implementation Report
    1. Adverse Childhood Experience Data (10 minutes)
  5. Safe Walking Routes
    1. Assign individuals to walk the current routes to note potential safety issues.
    2. Safe Walking Routes for the new year will be determined after the Board Approval of New Boundaries.
    3. Red curb in front of the school.
  6. Options to discuss in future meetings

Oakcrest Elementary

School Community Council Agenda

October 9, 2019

  1. Report on TSSA
  2. Drop-off and Pick-up Safety
  3. DIBELS/Acadience DATA
  4. Final Report Land Trust 

Additional Information:

  • Boundary Open House:  TBD

Oakcrest Elementary

School Community Council Agenda

September 17, 2019

Discussion Items:

  1. Boundary Process for New School  

(Doree Strauss District Administrator of Schools 30 min.)

  1. Teacher and Student Success Account (Mr. Pullan Principa 15 min.)

Business Items: (15 min.)

  1. Results of Nominations
  2. Appointment of new member of the Council
  3. Selection of 2019-20 Chair/Vice-Chair/Secretary

Oakcrest Elementary

School Community Council Agenda

April 27, 2019 2:30 p.m.

Agenda Items:

Land trust plan recommendations/School Improvement Plan 2019-20 (45 minutes)

Student Pick-up Safety—Possible Ideas (10 minutes)

Earthquake Response—(5 minutes)

School Community Council Agenda

January 30, 2019 at 2:30 p.m.

Faculty Lounge

Drills—Shelter In Place

Hilltop Oak Drive Update

Safe Walking Route


Social-Emotional Health of Students

School Community Council Meeting 10/11/2018

Welcome to new members (Jill Taylor)

  1.  Policy Discussion & approval
  1. Dress code: required to discuss every year. Council members had no questions.
  2. Wellness Policy (recess and being active & lunches being nutritional).  We are in compliance. Have 40 min. lunch with an additional 15 min. recess every day. In addition, 1st graders have “brain breaks” (skipping, classroom stretching/movement activities, etc).  No concerns or questions.
  3. Recess policy: 21 degrees is the temperature where we bring students in.  This includes the wind chill factor. If there is precipitation, we also bring students in.  We hope parents send students prepared for the winter. If students do not have adequate clothing, we keep students inside or contact parents.  We also have coats in grade levels and some for students in need. We have access to resources from community and district for needy students (food, glasses, etc). No concerns or questions from the SCC.
  4. Code of Conduct: We will email council members a copy to review and send us feedback.  We have reached out to other schools to send us a copy of theirs so we can compare and add anything we are missing.
  5. Safety committee/ reunification plan: this is still in process. We would like to table this discussion.
  6. Meeting dates for the 2018-19 school year.

A suggestion was made to hold this later if possible.  Wednesdays may work better.  A motion was made to amend the dates listed.  It was voted on by the committee and voting was unanimous.

We will update these on the website and let council members know of upcoming dates.

  1. 2017-18 School LAND trust report.
  2. Council members were given a copy of this report. The school followed through with each proposal last year.  A question arose about “training”. This was for teacher training.  Ten teachers were sent to trainings and some were in other states.  The per diem for these travel expenses was taken out of other budgets.
  3. Goals: Our goals last year were to improve proficiency in LA, Math, and science.
  4. Goal 1:  Measuring growth in these areas (as a district, K-2nd-grade students dropped, but the district has taken steps to fix this, including an instructional coach).  The goal for next year (district-wide) is to maintain growth in these grades. In addition, phonics is something we would like to address in upper grades.

Benchmark tests and SAGE scores were discussed.  We are seeing significant growth in benchmarks tests.  Studies show a strong correlation of mid-year and end-of-year LA tests. Students with disabilities or Hispanic students also increased substantially on Math SAGE tests.

  1. Goal 2: Hire culture and climate specialist to improve student behavior.  We hired an aide to help with school-wide expectations last year. This was very successful...only 197 students in the school were not recognized for good behavior. This resulted in major behavior incidents decreasing substantially.  This aide worked part-time.

III.  Goal 3: robotics and science- We hired a former middle-school teacher to hold a science class in the mornings for upper grades.  We also had a 6th-grade teacher who held a robotics class in the mornings last year.

  1.  Oakcrest Report- Instructional Leadership team.

This team includes a representative from each grade who improves our classroom instruction throughout the school.

  1. Oakcrest Vision: The first year, we looked at “questioning” strategies and the team helped teachers implement questioning techniques.
  2. District and School Goals 2018-19- Now we are working on “feedback” that will bring about a 2-year growth in student performance and learning if done correctly.  This Instructional leadership team is trained through State and District personnel.
  3. Guided Reading, Fountas and Pinnell - this year there are new reading F& P kits that include a writing component for grades 3-6.  However, this may result in students’ reading level dropping. This reflects the comprehension component, that is tested more thoroughly with this new program.  Teachers are making adjustments in classrooms to help with further student comprehension.
  4.  SCC Training: Nov. 14, 2018 at 6:00-7:00pm @ Copper Hills HS.

Jill Taylor recommended this training as very helpful.  There are other locations and times if this doesn’t work for council members, but these trainings are very informative.

  1. Parking issues were discussed.

Oakcrest is doing what we can to discuss this with Risk management in the District and they will be talking with the city about this issue.

  1.  Boundaries.

Jill Taylor mentioned that parents were concerned about the homes that will be moved to Copper Canyon elementary.  At a discussion with parents at a recent boundary meeting, Bryce Dunford, JSD Board representative texted: “The goal is to move both schools closer to a traditional schedule” but he also mentioned that a modified schedule might be a possibility.  Mr. Pullan mentioned that the boundary change will actually reduce our numbers to around 800. Our school capacity without portables is 810.  He will bring this up to District personnel and find out more information.  Mr. Pullan mentioned that it is important to fill out the district survey that was sent to parents.

Meeting was adjourned at 3:11pm.

Oakcrest School Community Council Agenda

November 28, 2018 2:30 p.m.

Location: Oakcrest Faculty Lounge

  1. Approvals—Jill Taylor
    1. Minutes from the previous meeting
    2. Code of Conduct
  1. School Improvement Plan—Oakcrest Instructional Leadership Team
    1. DIBELS data (2017-18 to BOY 2018-19)
    2. STAR data (2017-18)
    3. Benchmark Data (2018 BOY)
    4. SAGE (2017-18 EOY)
  1. Safe Walking Route—Theresa Christensen, Assistant Principal
    1. Assignments to walk the routes
  1. Projected Student Growth & Permits for 2019-20—Joel Pullan, Principal

Oakcrest School Community Council Agenda

October 11, 2018 at 2:30 p.m.

Location: Oakcrest Elementary Faculty Lounge

  1. Policy Discussion & Approval
    1. Dress Code—
    2. Wellness—
    3. Oakcrest Inside/Outside Recess Policy
    4. Oakcrest Code of Conduct
    5. Safety Committee—Reunification Plan
    6. Meeting Dates for the 2018-19 School Year (Approval/Adjustment)
      • October 11, 2018 at 2:30 p.m.
      • November 29, 2018 at 2:30 p.m.
      • January 31, 2019 at 2:30 p.m.
      • March 21, 2019 at 2:30 p.m.
  2. 2017-18 School LAND Trust Report
  3. Oackrest Report—Instructional Leadership Team
    1. Oakcrest Vision for 2018-19
    2. District and School Goals 2018-19
    3. Guided Reading Fountas & Pinnell Reading Levels
  4. School Community Council Training: November 14, 2018 at 6:00-7:00 p.m. Location: Copper Hills High School.
  5. Boundaries

Sept 2017-Minutes

Nov 2017-Minutes

Dec 2017-Agenda

Feb 2018-Agenda

March 28-Agenda