Addendum added to the District Improvement Plan Outlining Goals for the School District

Dear Community Members:

 

The District Learning Team recently met to review the current District Improvement Plan for the Hatfield Public School District. The DLT is made up of members of the Hatfield School Committee, school administrators, and members of the Hatfield Teachers Association. The Team reviewed the progress the District has made addressing the goals outlined in the July 2016-June 2019 District Improvement Plan. After reviewing the progress that has been made to address many of the goals in the plan, the DLT then identified specific goals for the District to focus on in the next 18 months. This were identified in an addedum to the plan which was presented to the School Committee for approval on December 18, 2017.

 

The following are the goals identified in the addendum:

 

  • Explore various ways to Increase overall public awareness of the positives of the Hatfield Public Schools through various public mediums.

  • Explore a shared curriculum coordinator with one or two other school Districts through the Collaborative for Educational Services

  • Fully implement the “Life Skills” social emotional curriculum in grades 4-9 by the start of the 2020-2021 school year and identify a curriculum for grades 1- 3 by the end of the 2017-2018 school year and for grades 10 through 12 by the end of the 2018-2019 school year.

  • By the start of the 2018-2019 school year, have hosted a ‘meet and greet” for local business and have secured an innovation grant to partner with a least one business to provide student internships.

  • By the end of the 2017-2018 school year, have successfully piloted an instrument to measure overall student engagement at both the elementary, middle, and high school levels.

  • By the end of the 2017-2018 school year, the School District will have successfully implemented five project-based activities and have developed a rubric to successfully measure the effectiveness of the project-based activity.

  • A computer science teacher will be hired for the 2018-2019 school year to  teach computer science, engineering and coding; provide technology integration to Smith Academy teachers; and coordinate technology integration between both schools.

  • Keyboarding instruction will be added in grades 2-5 with the addition of a .2 teacher for the 2017-2018 school year.  

  • Training and implementation of a math intervention that focuses on number sense for grades 1-5 with the addition of a .4 teacher/para for full implementation for the 2018-2019 school year.

  • Implementation of power standards in math at grades 1-6 by the end of the 2017-2018 school year.

  • During the 2017-2018 school year, form a schedule committee at the elementary school to explore ways to better serve math instruction, keyboarding, and social skills curriculum and make recommendation for the 2018-2019 school year.

 

A complete copy of the District Improvement Plan can be found under the "District Documents" section of the school website. The District Learning Team will be meeting at the start of next year to begin the process of writing a District Improvement Plan that will go into effect July 2019. As part this process, the DLT will be soliciting input from all stakeholders.

 

Sincerely,

 

John F. Robert

December 28, 2017