2020-2021 District Goals

  • Overarching 2020-2021 Goal - Provide a safe environment for students, staff, and the community while delivering a distinctive education for each and every student during the pandemic.

    Goal 1: Academic Achievement

    In order to drive progress on our bold, common vision to increase academic expectations and performance in creating college and career ready students, we are committed to:

    1. Review and examine Social Studies courses and curriculum for bias, with the goal of creating the most inclusive and balanced instruction possible

      1. Outcome: Revisions to board-approved courses of study as needed for US History, World History, and Econ/Government courses and review of curricular and instructional materials to eliminate any identified bias and increase balance and inclusion.
      2. Metric: Baseline student survey of their experience and perceptions of representation, Independent audit of course of study to identify inclusiveness

    2. Develop and implement ways to evaluate students’ progress in the virtual learning environment. Support students in their postsecondary options despite difficulties associated with doing this task

      1. Outcome: Identification of Baseline Academic measures to assess learning loss and ways to track progress
      2. Metrics : Student grade progress report data , Engagement Data (Disaggregated Distance Learning Engaged percentages), Graduation/Dropout rate, A-G rate, Grades Distributions for English I and Algebra I (semester over semester improvements)

    3. Develop and implement Tier 1 supports and interventions and evaluate the effectiveness of the strategies through a cycle of inquiry at the school and District level

      1. Outcome: Resource library of school-wide Tier 1 strategies that are appropriate for both virtual and physical classroom settings and have shown impact on student
      2. Metric: Increased student participation as demonstrated by DLN percentages

    4. Ensure that all students have access to the instructional materials, devices and connectivity that they need to engage in the learning experience

      1. Outcome: All students have access to the instructional materials, devices and connectivity they need.
      2. Metrics: Decrease in percentage of students/families who say they cannot connect (for whatever reasons)

    5. Incorporate changes and practices that have been beneficial to students during distance learning into our educational system when operations return to something close to normal

      1. Outcome: Distance learning successes are incorporated into district practices so student experiences are improved
      2. Metrics: Increased student engagement after the pandemic versus pre-pandemic levels, a board report that identifies where specific areas of operational improvement were possible

    Goal 2: Continue to develop a more equitable organization and make progress toward realizing our Equity Vision and Mission as measured by increased percentages of students being “prepared” on the College and Career Indicator.

    1. Launch Equity Design Team of school and district administrators with the goal of examining and then shifting school/district policies and practices to be centered in equity.

      1. Outcome: Identify policies and practices to be studied, with recommendations shared with the board for consideration 20-21 Draft Goals - Page 1 DRAFT
      2. Metric: Increase percentage of HUG students successfully accessing AP/IB courses (LCAP metric) , lower D/F rates for HUG students , Increase in students indicating distance learning engaged

    2. Create a student task force representative of all schools and a diversity of identities to inform our work towards realizing the district's equity vision and mission

      1. Outcome: Presentation by Student Equity Team to Board of Trustees and identification of ways to ensure district and schools respond to instances of racism and discrimination effectively
      2. Metric: Student survey data indicating increased feelings of inclusion within the school and district community and higher levels of school safety as reported by surveys

    3. Continue to provide staff with professional learning on implicit bias, anti-racist strategies and culturally responsive practices, potentially through a staff Ethnic Studies course

      1. Outcome: Provide all staff with learning on how to identify and respond to instances of racist or other discriminatory behavior or comments. Provide staff the opportunity to participate in ongoing training on anti-racist teaching and culturally responsive strategies.
      2. Metric: Percentage and number of staff who have engaged in either or both trainings

    4. Develop a tiered system of re-engagement for students who are not attending virtual class periods on a regular basis which includes providing appropriate academic, mental health, technology and social-emotional supports

      1. Outcome: District-wide flow chart of responses to provide staff with consistent interventions and supports when students are not engaging consistently or are struggling academically
      2. Metric: Student engagement data, data from impact from specific supports and re-engagement strategies

    5. Create a task force to develop a radical proposal that would disrupt the current education system with the goal of reducing the systematic achievement gap

      1. Outcome: Radical proposal submitted for board review, discussion and potential approval
      2. Metric: (Short Term): Student qualitative survey data about feelings of inclusion within the school community. (Long Term): AP/IB participation by HUG students, Grade data by student group

    Goal 3: Provide teachers with high quality, engaging and relevant professional learning experiences to support their implementation of virtual teaching and learning

    1. Provide training and support on educational technology tools to assist in engagement, learning, and assessment of student learning.

      1. Outcome: Calendar of professional learning available to teachers in the area of educational technology
      2. Metric: Usage data from technology tools, percentage of teachers who are “satisfied” with technology training offerings and content, Student engagement data

    2. Continue to provide training and support on best practices and key design principles in organizing and presenting curriculum through our learning management system (Canvas)

      1. Outcome: Consistent experience for students in Canvas
      2. Metric: Student survey data and random, anonymous audit of Canvas courses for consistency

    3. Develop and provide professional learning to build the capacity of teacher leaders to support and sustain key MTSS Tier 1 practices across all school sites

      1. Outcome: Resource library of Tier 1 strategies to support school-wide and district-wide implementation
      2. Metric: Grade data for students, student survey data, Student engagement data, or other metrics as identified by Tier 1 teams at the school sites.

    Goal 4: Communication

    In order to assure that we communicate effectively with all District stakeholders, we are committed to:

    1. Deliver a series of virtual family education workshops led by subject area experts and using the latest technology. Topics to include: Success in Distance Learning, Resiliency, Motivation, Communication, Social Emotional Development, School Engagement, Substance Use and other relevant topics --

    2. Where appropriate use new technologies such as Thoughtexchange to gauge public opinion and improve two-way communication Broaden and amplify voices of community members we haven’t heard to the extent we should

    3. Continue to provide simultaneous Spanish interpretation at Board meetings and provide the resources to allow Spanish-speaking attendees to address the Board and receive responses in Spanish.

    Goal 5: Stewardship of Resources

    In order to ensure the District’s long-term fiscal health and overall stewardship of resources, we are committed to:

    1. Proceed with the sale of the former Crestmoor High School site in order to create resources for staff housing

    2. Carefully manage the District’s Reserve for Economic Uncertainty in light of unprecedented economic times.

    3. Review and redeploy staff so that the unrecognized talents of staff are most effectively used for the benefit of student learning and efficient use of resources during the pandemic

    4. Develop Measure L project priority and timeline list for next two years, aligned with District’s safety, instructional and financial needs.

    Goal 6: Ensure Successful Opening of New Peninsula High School

    In order to serve some of the District’s most vulnerable students, we are committed to:

    1. Support staff and students in transitioning to the new school site. Provide community outreach to support our learning needs. Leverage current schedule for student access to community college and jobs for future workforce placement.

    2. Utilize new site to maximize services and programs provided to the most at-risk students.

    3. Innovate to identify opportunities for PHS students and support their learning so they can have successful postsecondary experiences.