Alternative Learning Experiences
To use an analogy of a strong motor, Lewis River Academy is operating like a well-oiled machine and TEAM High School is “kicking into high gear” with many students finishing courses, earning grades, and getting closer to graduation! At TEAM High School we have a new teacher, Preston Brooks. Preston is learning the alternative education systems and providing oversight for students in their junior year; he will also serve as a long-term substitute for Jillian Domingo starting May 21, 2021. As we approach graduation season, we are fortunate and grateful to have been able to add Preston along with Joni Meize into our TEAM Team!
Family and Community Resource Center
We have been focusing on the following projects at the FCRC:
With all that families are navigating during the pandemic this school year, Stacy Mouat has shifted her efforts from student attendance compliance to collaborative problem-solving with families and students who have not been engaging in their online or in-person learning. Stacy has primarily done this collaboration with families and students via phone, email, texts, and home visits to problem-solve solutions. As we move into in-person instruction at the various grade levels, we will work to carefully, respectfully re-familiarize our families with our district attendance policy, procedures, and expectations. The efforts around student engagement are still centered on problem-solving with families and students.
K-12 Health Services
Kerri Six, our district nurse, finished our annual health “district assessment” for ESD 112. Our health and nursing staff continue to provide guidance and facilitation for families about immunizations required for in-person learning.
As our K-4 students have been able to return to full-time instruction, we have continued to increase our intervention services. For example, we moved our K-1 students to five days a week of intervention reading instruction to help close the gap for our youngest learners. We continue to look at our progress monitoring data and make individualized decisions based on student data, restructuring our groups as needed.
We have submitted 24 “Safety Net” Individual Education Programs (IEPs) along with their unique spreadsheets that account for service costs, to the OSPI. This “Safety Net” effort is a request to our state educational agency (OSPI) to recover some of the expenses required for our students per federal guidelines. This was the largest amount of Safety Net IEPs and request for reimbursement we have had yet in our district.
At WMS, the Title program has been focused on addressing learning loss for our most struggling learners in the following ways: