There are several ways the LEA will ensure that interventions address the academic impact of lost instructional time and respond to academic, social, emotional, and mental health needs of all students. All schools within our District are Title I schools and therefore serve the students that were disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
To meet the academic needs of our students, the Cartwright School District will:
-Implement summer learning programs - This includes providing extra duty for certified and classified staff to teach using evidence based practices, extra duty for staff to be trained on evidence based practices and resources, and extra duty for staff to coordinate and plan for the summer school program
-Implement comprehensive after school programs - This includes extra duty for certified staff to provide evidence based instruction to students after school during the school year (REMOVED REVISION #2 - 3/16/2022)
-Implement extended learning opportunities - The Cartwright School District will provide modems to all households and outsource internet services to Phoenix Union High School District to ensure all students have access to internet at home. This will allow students to utilize evidence based online programs such as Lexia, Freckle, Successmaker, Achieve 3000, etc. after school, on weekends, or during the summer
-Provide additional instructional assts. to work with students in 1st-2nd grade to pull small groups, model instruction for students, and provide support so students can access the curriculum being taught by the teacher.
-Provide acceleration teacher specialists who will provide small group intervention to students and assist schools in providing a MTSS structure for their students so all students can be provided the supports they need to learn at high levels
-Purchase supplemental evidence based online programs such as Lexia and Classkick (ADDED REVISION #2 3/16/2022) & ALEKS (ADDED REVISION #2 3/16/2022) to provide students with opportunities for blended learning and additional learning outside of the school day
-Increase technology in the classrooms to increase engagement, allow teachers to utilize blended learning opportunities, and allow for critical thinking of students
-Purchase supplies/materials so students have access to resources necessary to achieve at high levels
-Provide a Director of Educational Technology and Distance Learning to ensure students that want to continue in Distance Learning have access to evidence based instruction
-Provide an Acceleration Specialist Director to oversee and provide leadership to the Acceleration Specialists and assist schools in creating their MTSS structure to support students
-Provide PD to teachers/staff on evidence based practices including feedback, goal setting, teacher clarity, and collective teacher efficacy
-Purchase headphones for students to utilize evidence based online programs and blended learning
-Outfit classrooms with 75" Interactive TVs or projectors to ensure increased engagement, especially with subgroups disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic including students from low-income families, students of color, English learners, children with disabilities, students experiencing homelessness, children in foster care, and migratory students
-Provide students with modems to use in their house for internet services to provide evidence based learning opportunities after school weekends, and during summer to provide additional instructional time to subgroups disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic (REMOVED - REVISION #2 3/16/2022)
-Provide transportation for students (especially those that may not have the opportunity to attend field trips including low-income families, homeless students, or children in foster care) to attend educational field trips and get real-world hands on experiences with the topics they are learning
-Hire consulting companies (i.e. 1 to 1 tutoring) to provide additional intervention and support to our scholars (ADDED REVISION #2 3/16/2022)
-Salary/benefits for a TOSA/Administrator for Immigrant Families to support students with immigrating to a new country (ADDED REVISION #2 - 3/16/2022)
-Purchased services through Educational Services, Inc. to provide personnel support to AIMSweb benchmark testing to identify student academic needs (ADDED REVISION #2 - 3/16/2022)
The LEA will also provide support and interventions for students regarding social emotional learning including:
-Salary/benefits for Response to Intervention - Behavior specialists who will work to create a MTSS structure in the area of behavior and social emotional learning. These individuals will work with the school counselors to provide small group and individualize plans for students to ensure they receive the behavior and social skill instruction they need to be successful in the classroom. These individuals will utilize evidence based materials such as Second Step and Boystown practices. RTI-Bs will also provide professional development to all staff regarding behavior management, behavior intervention, and social emotional learning
-Purchase GoZen! SEL curriculum for counselors to use with students to strengthen social emotional learning.
-Salary/benefits for a Social Emotional Learning Specialist to work with schools on helping students and families find resources and small group instruction to deal with emotional trauma and mental health.
-Salary/benefits for a Social Sciences, Equity, and Global Readiness Specialist to ensure a focus on social emotional learning and equity of subgroups through small group instruction and teacher professional development (ADDED REVISION #2 - 3/16/2022)