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About WUESD

Our Mission 

To provide all students an education which promotes lifelong learning, an appreciation for diversity, and responsible citizenship.

Our Vision

Excellence For All

Our Goals

GOAL #1  | IMPROVED ACHIEVEMENT IN READING/LANGUAGE ARTS & MATH

Effective assessment design to enhance student learning

  • Summative - ELD/Language Proficient Assessments, Acadience, STAR Assessments, & State Testing (CAASPP, CAST, ELPAC)
  • Formative - Common Formative Assessments, Short Cycle Assessments, Quick Checks

Instructional classroom expectations and accountability to best serve all students

  • Establish and Maintain an Effective Learning Environment
  • Bell-to-Bell Instruction
  • Student Learning Objective and Language Objective Posted and Taught
  • 21st-Century Learning Skills Practiced: Critical Thinking, Creativity, Collaboration, Communication
  • Explicit Direct Instruction Lessons and Research-Based Strategies: Engagement Norms, TAPPLE Lesson Delivery, Checking for Understanding

Universal Access (UA) time focused on providing instruction matched to the needs of students

  • Acceleration of students who have not yet met academic standards
  • Developing language proficiency and literacy for all students
  • Provide enrichment opportunities for at-level and advanced learners

 

GOAL #2  |  ALL EL STUDENTS TO BECOME PROFICIENT IN ENGLISH AND REACH HIGH ACADEMIC STANDARDS

Effective instructional experiences for ELs throughout the day and across all disciplines

  • Interactive and engaging, meaningful and relevant, and intellectually rich and challenging Designated and Integrated ELD

English learners are provided a rigorous, intellectually rich, relevant, developmentally appropriate standards-based learning experience with instructional scaffolding that supports comprehension, active engagement, and participation and mastery

  • ELPAC Initial and Summative Preparation
  • Mastery of Language Proficiency

 

GOAL #3  |  ENSURE QUALITY & RELEVANT PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR ALL EMPLOYEES 

Effective professional development that improves teacher practice and student experiences

  • PD aligned with the long-term vision of the school and district
  • PD opportunities for Certificated and Classified staff

Effective Professional Learning Communities (PLCs)

  • Focus on advancing student learning
  • Meet and collaborate on a regular basis - weekly site PLCs
  • Promote a spirit of collaboration, inquiry, and reflection within PLCs
  • Analyze student work and student data
  • Intentionally support PLC meetings
    • Provide school-wide guidance on how to effectively facilitate a PLC
    • Monitor the effectiveness of each PLC

Ensuring a systematic process that guarantees every student receives the additional time and support needed to learn at high levels

  • Continuous identification and development of Essential Standards, Pacing Guides, and Common Formative Assessments

 

GOAL #4  |  SAFE AND DRUG-FREE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT, A POSITIVE SCHOOL CLIMATE, & A COLLEGE & CAREER CULTURE

An integrated and comprehensive Multi-Tiered System of Support framework that aligns academic, behavioral, and social-emotional learning in a fully integrated system of support for the benefit of all students

  • Academic - Explicit Academic Instruction (EDI), Universal Access (UA), Response to Intervention (RTI), and Comprehensive Assessment Systems
  • Behavioral - School-Wide Behavior Expectations, Universal Behavior Supports, and Effective Classroom Management 
  • Social Emotional Learning - School-Wide Culture & Climate Foundation, Social-Emotional Learning Teams (Counselors, Behavior Intervention Specialist, Behaviorists, Administration)

School safety protocols and procedures 

  • School Safety Plans
  • Programs and resources to support the socioemotional growth of students and staff