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    The Continuous School Improvement Plan, CSIP, is a document that contains our building and District’s plan of action for the current school year. More specifically, it identifies the areas our school plans to focus on in the coming school year, the performance goals we want our students to achieve, and how we are going to collaboratively meet these goals. All of our school’s goals and efforts have been synthesized into one easy-to-read document that covers all of the different areas on which schools are required to report.

    BLT Approved the C-SIP on June 12, 2018

    Terminology

    Throughout this document a number of acronyms and terms are used that may seem unclear. The following glossary may be helpful:

    ALO (or HC -highly capable): Advanced Learning Opportunities.  Building based program that serves students with a designation of advanced learners.

    BLT:  Building Leadership Team.  A school’s advisory, decision making group that has specialist, grade level, administration and parent representation.  The BLT meets monthly and approves the school budget and CSIP.  It also, determines an additional year-long leadership team focus.  This year our focus concerns communication between the school and families as well as building climate.

    Career Ladder Teachers.  teachers that serve to support their colleagues within a leadership capacity.  They help design and lead professional development opportunities at the school.

    ELL:  English Language Learners.  Students who have been identified as needing additional support learning English.

    IEP:  Individualized Education Plan. An IEP is a written statement for a child with a disability that is developed, reviewed, and revised in a meeting in keeping with certain requirements of law and regulations.

    MTSS: Multi-Tiered System of Support.  Building directed supports for students identified as needing additional learning opportunities beyond basic classroom instruction to meet standards.

    PD: Professional Development.  Instruction and learning activities for teachers to improve or broaden instructional practice.

    PLC:  Professional Learning Community.  A team of educators that collaborate for instruction determining essential standards, creating and administering ongoing assessments of student understanding, reviewing data, and providing supports and extensions for students needing them. 

    RULER- Recognizing Understanding Labeling Expressing Regulating: a social-emotional literacy curriculum developed by Yale University’s Center for Emotional Intelligence. Early Learning spearheaded the adoption of this curriculum, which is now in use at 50 Seattle Public Schools elementary and middle schools.

    SMART Goal.  Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Timely

    SIT:  Student Intervention Team. A team of parents, teachers, specialists and our psychologist that meet to consider whether an identified student may require extra support or be considered for evaluation to determine special education qualification.