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San Vicente Elementary School

San Vicente Elementary School

 

Executive Summary

 

San Vicente Elementary School (SVS) is located in San Vicente, Saipan.  We are “Home of the Canary” and take pride in our school motto “Aim High”.  At SVS, we believe that the primary role of education is to support the total development of each student.  This development is achieved through the integration of academic disciplines with the physical, emotional, social, moral, aesthetic and cultural values.  Educating our children requires an active, cooperative effort involving the school, the community at large, and the students with their families. Therefore, SVS is most effective when it builds and maintains strong community relations.
 

SVS is one of the largest elementary schools in the CNMI Public School System.  The school ended the school year with an enrollment of 617 students from Kindergarten to 5th grade. Although there was a slight decrease in enrollment as compared to previous school years, SVS continued to receive new students from off-island as well as on island throughout the school year.  The school’s diverse ethnic background consists of 71% Pacific Islander, 27% Asian, 1% other and less than 1% is Hispanic/Latino.  English Learners comprise 11% of our student population while students with disabilities comprise 13%.  SVS employs 56 personnel that consist of the following: 30 Classroom Teachers, 3 Special Education Teachers, 3 CCLHS Instructors, 9 Special Education Teacher Aides, 2 Literacy Coaches, 4 Title I Reading Teachers, 1 Counselor, 1 Maintenance, 1 Administrative Assistant/Registrar, 1 Vice Principal and 1 Principal.
 

School Year 2019-2020 was another challenging year for our school community due to the implementation of a double session school schedule.  SVS is the only school that experienced a double session implementation for three different school years due to the two super typhoons that struck our island and caused damages to our facility.  Despite the challenges, our school team remained resilient and pushed forward to ensure that learning didn’t stop.  We were intentionally creative when planning the school year to ensure we provide the needed support systems to meet our school-wide goals.  When the sails were moving along, we were faced with another hit - COVID pandemic which resulted in the sudden school closure on March 16, 2020, one week shy of our transition into a full day school schedule.  This definitely hindered our efforts to continue to attain our five school-wide goals, six measurable objectives and 45 activities.

 

 

SWP: Goals, Number of Objective Met/Number of Objectives


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Goal Name

Number of Objective & Activities Met/Number of Objectives & Activities

1

By 2020-2021, all students will meet their projected scaled score as measured by Renaissance STAR Early Literacy and Reading.

Objectives: 0/1
Activities:  5/14

2

By 2020-2021, all students in 1st-5th will meet their projected scaled score as measured by Renaissance STAR Math.

Objectives:  0/1
Activities:  3/9 

3

By the end of SY 2019-2020, all students and staff will be provided a safe, clean, and healthy environment as measured by the annual school inspections.

Objectives: 0/1
Activities:  5/9

4

By the end of SY 2019-2020, all students will demonstrate qualities of good citizenship as measured by the Expected School-wide Learning Results (ESLRs).

Objectives: 0/1
Activities:  5/6

5

By the end of SY 2019-2020, SVS will sustain or exceed its high participation in family engagement in our school improvement process as measured by parent partnership log sheets.

Objectives: 0/2
Activities:  1/7

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School Budget (Local, Federal, Non-Appropriated Funds, Others)


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Funding Source

Total Allocation

Personnel Local Budget (including all benefits)

$1,871,205.48

Personnel Federal Budget (including all benefits)

$292,891.56

Local Budget - Operations Allocation

$60,000.00

Federal Consolidated Grant (School-wide Plan)

$373,270.00

Federal Wellness

$14,930.00

Federal Parental Involvement

$3,000.00

SVS Non-Appropriated Funds (PTA Funds)

$12,906.52 (as of 6/17/2020)
*Out of the total  amount above,
$3,823.18 is PTA funds
and the remaining $9,083.34 is funds for
umerous school clubs.

SVS Non-Appropriated Funds (Educational Tax Credit)

$6,584.30 (as of 5/2/2020)

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School Successes / Highlights

 

STAR Early Literacy & Reading Data

 

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Testing Period

Total Students / Total Tested

Total Students w/ IEP / Total IEP tested w/ SEL or SR

Total EL Students / Total EL tested w/ SEL or SR

# of Students At or Above Level

# of Students at On Watch Level

# of Students at Intervention Level

# of Students at Urgent Intervention Level

1

637/632

64/61

77/76

208 (5 IEP/7 EL)

92 (6 IEP/12 EL)

130 (13 IEP/16 EL)

202 (37 IEP/41 EL)

2

622/617

68/62

63/63

243 (5 IEP/13 EL)

96 (6 IEP/6 EL)

123 (11 IEP/15 EL)

155 (40 IEP/29 EL)

3

614/609

79/75

61/61

237 (7 IEP/11 EL)

101 (4 IEP/6 EL)

115 (10 IEP/19 EL)

140 (54 IEP/25 EL)

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Although we were not able to administer the last testing for STAR Early Literacy and Reading assessment due to the school closure, our data indicates recognizable efforts of student achievement in reading.  Throughout each testing period there was a slight decrease in enrollment and total number tested, however data indicates evidence of recognizable learning progress of students moving from one proficiency level to the next despite our double session school schedule and reduced instructional day.   

 

  • Urgent Intervention Level:  During Screening 1, a total of 202 students placed at this proficiency level.  During Screening 2, a decrease of 47 students moved out of this proficiency level. Then on Screening 3, an additional of 5 students moved out of this proficiency level.   
  • Intervention Level:  During Screening 1, a total of 130 students placed at this proficiency level.  During Screening 2, a decrease of 7 students moved out of this proficiency level. Then on Screening 3, an additional of 3 students moved out of this proficiency level. 
  • On Watch Level:  During Screening 1, a total of 92 students placed at this proficiency level.  During Screening 2, an increase of 4 students moved up to this proficiency level. Then on Screening 3, an additional of 5 students moved up to this proficiency level. 
  • At or Above Level:  During Screening 1, a total of 208 students placed at this proficiency level.  During Screening 2, an increase of 35 students moved up to this proficiency level. Then on Screening 3, an additional of 5 students moved up to this proficiency level. 
  • Despite the double school schedule, SVS was able to provide Reading and Math Tutorial services for K-3rd & 5th students whose STAR Early Literacy/Reading and Math proficiency were at the Urgent Intervention or Intervention level.  Tutorial services for AM session students were held after school and tutorial services for PM session students were held before their school session began.
  • From October 2019 to March 2020, SVS held a combined school session once a month.  This allowed for our entire school to come together to focus on relationship building activities and conduct recognition celebrations.  It was the first for our school to execute the relationship building plan and we received very positive feedback from students and staff.
  • Successfully completed three out of four Parent Literacy Nights before the school closure.  The literacy nights focused on providing parents with hands-on learning opportunities on the Foundations of Reading components and strategies to use at home to assist their child with literacy skills. 
  • Students participated in the following academic competitions: Spelling Bee on Saipan and Guam, Geography Bee, Math Court, PGFC, CCLHS Language & Performing Arts Competition on Saipan and Guam, and the 2019 STEM Fair.
  • Interscholastic Competitions participation includes Cross Country, Basketball and NMIFA Soccer Academy.
  • Aside from school level events, SVS continues to offer our students with learning opportunities outside of the classroom setting.  This school year, our students participated in the American Memorial Park Every Kid in the Park Program, Ed’s Bonita Park Educational Tour, Sea Touch Educational Tour and Christmas in the Marianas Contests. 
  • Other extracurricular activities that SVS offers annually are student clubs.  This school year, the following student clubs were offered to our students: Student Council (STUCO), Youth Advisory Panel (YAP), National Elementary Honor Society (NEHS), MY WAVE Club, GLEE Club, and Canary PRIDE Club.
  • SVS strengthens community partnership yearly to offer programs to our students, staff and parents on and off campus with Joeten-Kiyu Public Library, Lady Diane Torres Foundation, Humanities Council, DYS, DPS, DFEMS, CUC, CGC, CHCC, NMC, MVA, Saipan Mayor’s Office, CNMI House of Representatives, CNMI Judiciary, NMIFA, Bridge Capital, Pacific Historic Parks, Pizza Hut, and Ms. Earth NMI.
  • SVS continues to seek financial support from the community through Educational Tax Credit donations from Bank of Guam, NMIFA, Tan Holdings, ACE Hardware, Clean World, Java Joe’s, MS Villagomez, Creative Capital Corporation, CNMI Books & Resources, Mrs. Arriola, Mrs. Villagomez, Mrs. Santos, Mr. Villagomez, Mrs. Bucher, Guerrero Family Trust Agreement, MAGAS Incorporation, L and F Incorporated, RPEF Incorporated Consultant Services, SPE Saipan Incorporated, Town House Incorporated, and STAR ATV.
  • One Classroom Teacher received a Master’s Degree in Education and two Teacher Aides received Bachelor’s Degree in Education.
  • Six staff consisting of Classroom Teachers, Counselor and Teacher Aide completed the Instructional Technology Program Cohort 8.  37 out of 56 instructional staff at SVS completed the program since its start-up.