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École Dorothy Lynas Elementary

Vision to Goal Setting

What is our Vision for Learning?

MISSION STATEMENT

Through the combined efforts of students, staff, parents, and community, our mission at Dorothy Lynas is to:
 
  • Foster a Welcoming and Inclusive Culture (Well-Being) 
  • Innovative Instruction 
In the fall of 2022 we will be forming our school planning team. We will have a focus on diversity, inclusion and equity as we continue the work on culture here at Lynas. Our team has an understanding that sense of belonging and social emotional well-being are central to access learning. 

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Planning & Implementation

What is our Action Plan?

Goal: To develop a welcoming and inclusive culture 

Facet 1 – Develop Social-Emotional Literacy for the Learning Community 

                Championing respect, restorative practices and open dialogue among students and staff 

Objective: To increase sense of belonging for all stakeholders

Strategies:

  • Targeted staff workshop(s) equity, diversity and inclusion 
  • Application into field trips, assemblies, gatherings, student representation
  • School Administration restorative approaches to Code of Conduct 
  • Formulation of our stakeholder (student, parent, school) planning team- Diversity , Equity and Inclusion 
  • Implement research based Second Step Program K-7 to develop students’ self-awareness, self-management, responsible decision-making, relationship skills and social-awareness
  • Implementation will be multi-faceted and encompass students, families and staff. Effective, regular communication to support strong home-school partnership and shared understanding
  • Provide resources and furniture to support students’ self-awareness and self-management
  • Flexibility within the learning space/classroom (adapting to student need) 

Facet 2: To facilitate Innovative Instruction to support engagement and sense of belonging 

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Monitor Evaluate & Adapt

What are our Indicators of Progress?

Indicators of Progress:

  • MS Forms
  • Qualitative data from students, staff and parents
  • School Leadership groups – student focus, anecdotes 
  • Quantitative data regarding problem-solving (e.g. office referrals)
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Communicating Progress

How do we Communicate our Progress?

Goals, strategies and progress will, communicated and re-evaluated on an on-going basis. This will include:

  • Regular communication via Principal’s Update regarding Communique area of focus at school level and progress
  • Regular communication from classroom teachers to families regarding Second Step implementation (e.g. weekly focus and language) and student progress
  • Teachers to share and ensure adaptations and access for all learners for field trips, gatherings etc.
  • Standing item on monthly staff meeting agenda with learning and activities led by Second Step Staff team lead – Dana Millar 
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Latest Progress & Updates

The Dorothy Lynas School Plan was revised in the Spring of 2022 with the continued process of planning to continue this Fall. We will begin the 2022-2023 School Year with a parent survey in the October Communique as discussed at school planning in May. Student survey for our grade 3 and grade 6 learners to be share in November.