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Upper Lynn Elementary

Vision to Goal Setting

What is our Vision for Learning?

The Upper Lynn School Community supports all students in realizing their full potential in an environment that promotes healthy, intellectual, emotional, social and physical growth.

At Upper Lynn we value:

  • Supportive and successful learning environments
  • Social and emotional learning
  • Creative and critical thinking
  • Open and honest communication

Our goal is:

  • To strengthen our community’s sense of belonging, self-awareness and self-management skills

We will work together to help our students become responsible, global citizens and life-long learners. The whole school community will work together to provide all learners with the academic and social emotional learning needed to support their continued growth and development. As part of a broad social emotional learning focus, the Second Step program will be implemented school-wide beginning in October 2020.

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Planning & Implementation

What is our Action Plan?

As part of our planning process we brought together staff and parents (had hoped to include students at part of the discussion, but Covid-19 made that impractical) to discuss the following questions:

  • What is our school narrative?
  • How did we get here?
  • What educational and social experiences do we offer at our school?
  • What is working well in our school?
  • What are our unique Strengths?
  • What values do you bring into your classroom or school experiences?
  • If you affect one change in our school what would it be?
  • What kind of school do we hope to be?
  • How do we identify priorities moving forward?

Using the information gathered, we analyzed the results and developed new priorities.

Our goal is:

  • To strengthen our community’s sense of belonging, self-awareness and self-management skills

Objective: To increase student’s school success by promoting social-emotional competence and self-regulation.

Strategies:

  • Implement the Second Step Program K-7 to develop students’ self-awareness, self-management, responsible decision-making, relationship skills, and social-awareness
  • Include families through regular communication to support a strong home-school partnership and shared understanding
  • Teach and model the Code of the Bear and school expectations
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Monitor Evaluate & Adapt

What are our Indicators of Progress?

Our school plan is a living document and it will be monitored and evaluated on an on-going basis.

Indicators may include the following:

  • Qualitative data from staff, students and parents
  • Quantitative data regarding problem-solving from office referrals (behaviour slips, Student feedback)
  • Use Second Step Assessment Forms
  • Photographic evidence
  • Visual collection of understanding
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Communicating Progress

How do we Communicate our Progress?

How do we communicate our progress?

Goals, strategies and progress will be shared and communicated at regular intervals throughout the school year. These communications will include:

  • Creation of a Second Step staff team
  • Principal’s letters to parents regarding the area of focus of the Second Step Program
  • Regular communication from classroom teachers to families regarding Second Step implementation and student progress
  • Ongoing and relevant feedback to students from teachers
  • Standing item on staff meeting agenda where teachers can share their successes and strategies
  • Share successes of goal with parents at their PAC meetings, newsletters and the school website
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