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Little Compton School Department

Strategic Plan 2020-2025

Our Vision

The Little Compton School Department (LCSD) is dedicated to preparing students for educational and life experiences in an atmosphere where there is respect for the dignity of every person and an enthusiasm for learning. The LCSD is dedicated to the principle that educational programs be both challenging and supportive, distinguished by consistent high standards and by attention to the needs and potential of individual students. 

Our Mission

The mission of the LCSD is to develop a comprehensive educational community with high academic standards that challenge all students to love learning and to become skilled communicators and critical thinkers who are respectful, motivated, responsible, and self confident contributors to their community and their world.

Our Beliefs 

The following beliefs encompass the fundamental convictions, values and character of the Little Compton School Department and direct the activities of our school.

  • We can always improve.

  • Each student has the right to an educational experience based on high standards. 

  • Not all children will achieve the standards in the same way or at the same time.

  • School must provide safe, secure, nurturing learning environments.

  • School must be flexible to change.

  • Education is a shared responsibility requiring the cooperation of the student, family, school and community.

  • School prepares and challenges students to contribute to the community.

  • Love of learning fosters lifelong educational growth.

District Goals

Goal 1: STUDENT: Ensure success for every student

Goal 2: COMMUNITY: Engage Family and Community as Partners 

Goal 3: STAFF: Support the Ongoing Development of Excellent Educators and Support Staff

Goal 4: SCHOOL ENVIRONMENT: Create Equitable, Vibrant and Safe Learning Environments 
 

Goal 1.  STUDENT: Ensure success for every student

 
Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment
  • Vertically align and articulate PK-8 curriculum to state and national standards and rigorous learning expectations

    • Math, ELA, Science, Social Studies and all other subjects - develop curriculum aligned to and enriching appropriate standards  (in grades 5-8,   consistent with International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program framework)

    • Response to Intervention (RTI) - Continue to focus on a system of appropriate interventions in all areas and implement them with fidelity

  • Collaborate with high school partners to provide a smooth transition

  • Establish strong comprehensive assessment systems that are relevant, varied, and provide actionable data 

  • Strengthen and monitor the alignment of curriculum, instruction, and assessment to state and national standards and 21st century skills

 
Health and Wellness
  • Continually review and refine social-emotional systems of support that span PK-8 to address all levels of learners

  • Strengthen the Response to Intervention (RTI) process to monitor and track the progress and needs of each child to continually evolve a system that results in increased efficiency and student success

  • Establish ongoing professional development for teachers and staff to ensure that all educators are properly trained to address social-emotional needs of students

  • Expand the community-school concept to strengthen wrap-around services for students and families

Goal 2.  COMMUNITY: Engage Family and Community as Partners 

 
Family Engagement
  • Utilize the school as a hub for community activities

  • Strengthen school and community partnerships to provide families with the support needed to increase their child’s school success

  • Engage parents in supporting their understanding of current learning and teaching models

  • Use various modes of communication to increase opportunities for family participation and engagement 

 
Community Support
  • Cultivate partnerships with community agencies, businesses and colleges to enhance teaching and learning

 
Transparency, Collaboration, Communication
  • Provide resources to assist parents with helping their children with homework and in understanding current methods of teaching

  • Utilize an electronic gradebook for grades 5-8 to assist families in monitoring and supporting their child’s success

  • Cultivate and ensure transparency by capitalizing on social media and a variety of communication platforms to engage stakeholders and highlight district news and innovative practices 

Goal 3.  STAFF: Promote a positive culture and Support the Ongoing Development of Excellent Educators

 

Professional Development
  • Offer focused, high-quality embedded professional learning opportunities

  • Establish sustained commitment to ongoing job-embedded development through scheduling, resources, and finances

  • Develop the capacity of staff to utilize effective facilitative leadership skills to both lead and participate in effective job-embedded professional development

  • Support educators through an evaluation process that provides meaningful and high-quality feedback

  • Mentor new and transitioning educators

Goal 4.  SCHOOL ENVIRONMENT: Create Equitable, Vibrant and Safe Learning Environments  

 

Learning Environment
  • Identify and/or create viable, flexible learning environments within and outside the classroom

  • Create environments that maximize student learning

 
Technology as a Tool for Learning
  • Update infrastructure to support equal access, reliability, and to manage changing technological needs of the district

  • Continuously find innovative ways of utilizing technology to enhance learning

  • Develop and implement curriculum utilizing varied instructional practices, with or without technology, that guide students to create, collaborate, and innovate at all levels

  • Ensure that all students have equitable access to technological devices

 
Safe Learning Environments
  • Be transparent and consistent in the implementation of safety procedures in order to provide school with information and resources to enhance the safety and security of school

  • Continually update policies and procedures to ensure students enact the tenets of responsible citizenship, including digital

  • Sustain and evolve appropriate anti-bullying strategies, in accordance with RIGL 16.71-2(e)