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Five Year Strategic Plan

Connection

Goal: Make connections that will foster student success.

 

Desired Outcome: The East Rockaway School District will provide students with rich and challenging academic, extracurricular and service learning experiences by creating greater connections among students, families, alumni, community members and society.

Objectives:

  • Enhance communication and outreach within the school community to the community at large through all means available.
  • Develop mentoring opportunities that enhance students’ experience to improve their success in school and beyond.
  • Promote social and emotional learning within a safe and supportive school climate.
  • Increase family and community engagement, connection, ownership and partnership.
  • Engage community stakeholders and foster active relationships with local and global partners.

  

 

Year-Three Measuring Success – Connection

 
  September 2018
 
 
  • Added Ramadan Awareness week and a Senior Voter Registration Day .
  • Significantly increased attendance at parent presentations, including the Dr. Stephen Dewey substance abuse workshop and John Halligan cyberbullying presentation.
  • Development of Family Engagement-Building Action Teams and Collegial Circles. 
  • New entrant protocol in all schools and redesigned registration process.
  • Welcoming new families.
  • Revamped kindergarten screening process.
  • Active participation on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
  • Hosting a career day.
  • Utilization of East Rockaway District app.
  • Establishing community connections for internships and the Cultural Arts Council arts shows.
  • Our students, staff and athletic teams gave back to the community through many drives and volunteering efforts throughout the year.
 
 

 Year-Two Measuring Success – Connection

 
   September 2017  
 
  • Creation of programs – advisory, mentoring program and programs for social-emotional learning.
  • Increased opportunities for parent communication and increased participation in parent forums, PTA, workshops and school events.
  • Formed relationships with local realtors.
  • Leverage alumni for student opportunities.
  • Administrators presented at local and state conferences to highlight the district’s best practices.
  • Continued participation in Long Island Consortium for Excellence and Equity.
  • Board trustees’ active participation in county, state and federal advocacy.
  • Introduction of mobile app to enhance parental communication.
  • New high school sign.
  • Guidance parent newsletter.
  • Hosted parent presentations on cyberbullying, curriculum, science fairs and screenagers.
  • Youth development opportunities with NYS Mentoring Program.
  • Community connections such as Empty Bowls event for Island Harvest.
  • Our students and staff have volunteered numerous hours in dozens of events throughout the year.
 
     
 

 Year-One Measuring Success – Connection

 
   September 2016
 
   
  • Creation of Programs
    • Advisory
    • Mentoring program
    • Programs for social emotional learning
    • Possible development of summer/after school program
  • Form relationships with Nassau Community College
  • Increased Opportunities for Parent Communication
  • Increased participation in parent forums, PTA, workshops and school events
  • Form relationships with local realtors
  • Leverage alumni for student opportunities
  • Implementation of Middle School Advisory Program & Curriculum
  • Collaboration with Rockville Centre Schools for wrestling program
  • Trustee Kristin Ochtera elected to Nassau-Suffolk School Boards Executive Board
  • Realtors’ Breakfast held in April 2016
  • Student volunteers in community activities
    • Huckleberry Frolic
    • Kiwanis Events
    • K-Kids Operation Splash collaboration with Nassau County Parks and
    • Recreation and Nassau County Police Marine Unit
  • Participation in LICEE – Long Island Consortium for Excellence and Equity – Best practices in increasing achievement and opportunity for all students.
  • Professional Development Partnership for faculty with Lynbrook Teacher Center
  • Community Connections
    • Prevention Task Force accomplishments
    • Elementary Community Read Aloud
    • Drug Abuse Prevention Forum
    • Inc. Village of ER Cultural Arts Council
  • Partnership with Molloy College Rebecca Center College and career based opportunities for Middle and HS students
  • Vocational Placements in our community based businesses Community Connections Thank You Luncheon
  • Development of SEL integrated lessons aligned to DASA
  • Parent Presentations
    • 7 Million Minutes
    • Special Education Parent Group Workshops
    • Title I Elementary Literacy Workshop
  • Collaboration with Nassau Community College
    • Administration of AcuPlacer
    • Student performance data on placement exams assisted students to understand results and guide their academic planning
    • Preparation for placement exams through course support (College Math/Intermediate Algebra) and advisement to access NCC online preparation materials.
  • Students Attended College Summer Leadership Institutes
    • Mercy College Leadership Academy
    • Molloy Boot Camp
  • Guidance Newsletter
  • College Visits