Creswell School District Needs Assessment Survey / Encuesta de evaluación de necesidades del distrito escolar de Creswell

Dear Parents, Students and Community Members,

Welcome to the Creswell School District Needs Assessment Survey.

The purpose of this survey is to collect input from students, parents, family members, and community members about the current state of our schools. The information collected from this survey will be used to create district-wide goals, individual school goals and to determine effective use of funding to support students’ academic, social and emotional learning.

We need your voice to help us build a plan that 1) increases academic achievement while reducing academic disparities for underserved students and that 2) meets the mental and behavioral health needs of all students.

Our own data consistently shows that underserved students have predictably lower rates of attendance, achievement, participation, and on-time graduation. At the same time, those same students are more likely to be over-represented in disciplinary records and dropout status.

The State of Oregon defines underserved students as those who live in poverty, have disabilities, are in foster care, are in homeless situations (as described in the McKinney Vento Act), as well as those who are racial/ethnic minorities and/or non-native speakers of English.

Please click on the link below to complete the survey. Once you are in the survey, you may click on the “Creswell District Profile” to view student achievement trends.

If you don’t have direct knowledge of a question, please mark “unknown.”

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on the current state of our schools and district. I look forward to continuing our work together to improve the education our students receive.

Our students. Our success.

Sincerely,

Michael Johnson, Superintendent
Creswell School District

Survey link:  https://lesd.link/Creswell_SSA_2019

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Estimados Padres, Estudiantes y Miembros de la Comunidad,

Bienvenido a la Encuesta de Evaluación de Necesidades del Distrito Escolar de Creswell.

El propósito de esta encuesta es recopilar las aportaciones de estudiantes, padres, familiares y miembros de la comunidad sobre el estado actual de nuestras escuelas. La información recopilada de esta encuesta se utilizará para crear metas en todo el distrito, metas escolares individuales y para determinar el uso efectivo de los fondos para apoyar el aprendizaje académico, social y emocional de los estudiantes.

Necesitamos su voz para ayudarnos a construir un plan que 1) mejore el rendimiento académico mientras reduzca las disparidades académicas para los estudiantes desatendidos y que al mismo tiempo 2) satisfaga las necesidades de salud mental y del comportamiento de todos los estudiantes.

Nuestros propios datos muestran consistentemente que los estudiantes desatendidos tienen tasas predeciblemente más bajas en la asistencia, logros, participación y graduación a tiempo. Al mismo tiempo, es más probable que esos mismos estudiantes estén sobrerrepresentados en los registros disciplinarios y en el estado de deserción.

El estado de Oregón define a los estudiantes desatendidos como aquellos que viven en la pobreza, tienen discapacidades, están en hogares de crianza, están en situaciones de personas sin hogar (como se describe en la Ley McKinney Vento), así como aquellos que son minorías raciales/étnicas y/o hablantes no nativos de inglés.

Por favor, haga clic en el siguiente enlace para completar la encuesta. Una vez que esté en la encuesta, puede hacer clic en el “Perfil del distrito de Creswell” para ver las tendencias de los logros de los estudiantes.

Si no tiene conocimiento directo de una pregunta, marque “desconocido”.

Gracias por tomar el tiempo para proporcionar comentarios sobre el estado actual de nuestras escuelas y distrito. Espero continuar nuestro trabajo juntos para mejorar la educación que reciben nuestros estudiantes.

Nuestros estudiantes. Nuestro éxito.

Sinceramente,

Michael Johnson, Superintendente | Distrito Escolar de Creswell

Enlace de la encuesta: https://lesd.link/Creswell_SSA_2019 
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Creswell School Board Meeting: December 11, 2019

Creswell School Board Meeting for December 2019

The Creswell School Board will hold their regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at 7:00 PM in the District Office Board/Conference Room (District Office, 998 West A Street)

The public is welcome to attend School Board Meetings. Regular meetings are typically held the second Wednesday of each month at 7:00 PM in the Board/Conference Room. Special meetings and work sessions are scheduled as necessary.

The Board encourages public input. Comments for items not on the meeting agenda may be made at the beginning of the meeting. Audience members who wish to comment on specific agenda items may sign up to speak when the agenda item is being discussed.

For more information, please contact Marilyn Cruzan at 541-895-6000

Review the Creswell School Board Meeting Agenda for December 11, 2019 (Link)

Seen and Heard Around Campus: Going Ga-Ga at Creswell Middle School

A new addition was recently introduced at Creswell Middle School’s Tiger Terrace.
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A Ga-Ga Pit made its debut at Creswell Middle School thanks to Mr. DDA and funding from the school’s CATCH Program Grant. Mr. DDA spent three days constructing the pit and readying it for student use and play.

Mr. DDA teaches PE and Health and is already incorporating the pit into class time. Students can also use the Ga-Ga Pit during lunch period.

What is a Ga-Ga Pit?
Ga-Ga is a variant of dodgeball that is played in a ga-ga “pit”. The game combines dodging, striking, running, and jumping, with the objective of being the last person standing. Players hit the ball at each other with their hands, and are eliminated if the ball strikes them on or below the waist. – Wikipedia

“5 Bold Steps” for Creswell School District

Creswell School District’s Strategic Planning Update

On Wednesday, November 20th, we held the third of four Strategic Visioning and Planning Committee meetings. The evening began with a deeper examination of the Creswell student achievement data trends from Oregon State-wide Assessment Overtime from 2016/17-2018/19. The data demonstrated disparities in achievement with students of color, economic disadvantaged and students with disabilities. In fact, the data trend informed us that the largest group of students in the academic achievement gap in CSD, has been homeless students and those in economic disadvantaged households making up more than 50% of our student population.

Our second activity of the evening was to participate in an exercise to examine the community response to the student achievement data from parents, students and community members at our last community forum on 11/6. The Design Team discussed all of the community’s feedback and compared it with the work that we had recorded from our previous Design Team meetings.

As a whole group, we then collaborated to discuss the student achievement data, the community feedback, and our Design Team vision and goals work for the Creswell School District. After reviewing the Design Team charts and discussing all the new information, we revisited our aspirational Vision Themes (what our district would look like without any constraints):

• Pathways – This theme refers to college, career, and technical education pathways.
• CSD Exceeds All Student Needs.
• Community Involvement and Collaboration.
• Prepared for Life.
• Recruiters – This theme refers to colleges and organizations actively recruiting CHS graduates.
• Relevant Learning.
• Academic Achievement.

For the remainder of the evening, we worked in small groups focused on the “5 Bold Steps” to achieve each of the vision themes above.

At our next Design Team meeting on 12/4, we will continue to work on the “Five Bold Steps” in our small groups, and then report out to the whole group when we have completed our task. We will then collaborate to determine the Bold Steps we will propose to take for a successful vision and improvement plan for the next five years.

Sincerely,

Michael Johnson, Superintendent
Creswell School District

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