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Sinapalo Elementary School

Sinapalo Elementary School

 

Executive Summary

 

Sinapalo Elementary School is located in the village of Sinapalo. It is the only Public Elementary school on Rota, serving kindergarten through sixth grade students. The school consists of an administration building, library, sixteen classrooms, restroom facilities, and a cafeteria. Sinapalo Elementary School continues to be a site for community functions, organization sponsored workshops, school activities, or training in either the cafeteria or library.
 

At the end of School Year 2019-20, SNP served 187 students, with a total of 97 males and 90 females with a diverse ethnic background that consisted of: Chamorro, Filipino, Bangladesh, Pohnpeian, and Korean students. Sinapalo Elementary School service provisions include bussing, Free and Reduced Meal Program, Title I Reading Literacy Program, and Special Education services. The school has a staff of 32 to include 1 Principal, 1 Vice Principal, 1 counselor, 1 administrative officer, 1 administrative specialist, 2 school aides, 1 building maintenance, 15 classroom teachers, 1 librarian, 1 Title I teacher, 1 Literacy Coach, 2 Special Education (SPED) teachers, 5 SPED teacher aides, 1 Chamorro Carolinian Language Heritage Studies (CCLHS) instructor, 1 CCLHS teacher aide, and 1 support staff member from the Mayor’s Office.
 

In SY 19-20, Student Non-Academic Performance Data include Free and Reduced Meals, Educational services, and English Language Learners. Of the student populations, 100% are receiving Free Meals. 84% of the student population is receiving General Education services while 16% are receiving Special Education services. SNP also serves 30% English Language Learners and 70% of Non-English Language Learners.
 

The school uses a variety of assessment data to determine students’ academic performances. Our school’s goal for SY 2019-2020 was: 58% of all students will be reading at/above grade level by June 2020 as measured by Early STAR Literacy and STAR Reading assessments. Our school did not meet the SY 2019-2020 goal due to COVID-19 Pandemic disrupting the last quarter of the School Year. Based on end of SY 19-20 STAR Early Literacy data for Kindergarten, 67% were at/above grade level, 11% are on watch, 11% at intervention, and 11% at urgent intervention; and 1st grade, 63% at/above grade level, 27% on watch; 5% intervention, and 5% urgent intervention. The STAR Reading data for 2nd – 6th grades was: 2nd grade - 65% at/above,22% on watch, 4% intervention, 9% urgent intervention; 3nd grade - 54% at/above, 18% on watch, 14% intervention, 14% urgent intervention; 4th grade - 41% at/above, 23% on watch, 10% intervention, 26% urgent intervention; 5th grade - 42% at/above, 21% on watch, 29% intervention, 8% urgent intervention; and 6th grade - 50% at/above, 14% on watch, 14% intervention, 21% urgent intervention.
 

SNP continues to focus its efforts in improving student reading achievement. Last school year, all teachers used a balanced literacy approach in reading. Teachers provided challenging learning experiences through professional development and coaching that are aligned to the school’s curriculum, instructional design and assessment to develop skills, which lead to improving students’ academic success. In addition, our school will continue to provide skills, which lead to improving students’ academic success. In addition, our school will continue to provide high student performance, highly qualified personnel, effective and efficient operations, safe and orderly campus, parent involvement and community partnership, and a high performing and reliable system.

 

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STAR Early Literacy

Grade Level

At/Above Benchmark

On Watch

Intervention

Urgent Intervention

K

12

2

2

2

1st

14

6

1

1

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STAR Reading

Grade Level

At/Above Benchmark

On Watch

Intervention

Urgent Intervention

2nd

15

5

1

2

3rd

15

5

3

4

4th

16

9

4

10

5th

10

5

7

2

6th

14

4

4

6

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STAR Math

Grade Level

At/Above Benchmark

On Watch

Intervention

Urgent Intervention

K

14

3

1

0

1st

19

2

0

1

2nd

17

6

0

0

3rd

20

5

2

1

4th

20

6

7

6

5th

11

3

6

3

6th

9

5

6

5

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



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Goal Name

Number of Objectives Met/Number of Objective

1

By June 2020, 58% of all SNP students will be reading at/above grade level as measured by the Scaled Score of Early STAR and STAR Reading assessment.

Objectives:  0/3

 2

By June 2020, all Sinapalo Elementary School personnel will demonstrate certifications and professional growth as we develop towards being a more purposeful community that supports students learning as measured by Certification and Professional Development Record.

 

Objectives: 0 /1

3

By June 2020, 100% of our parent population will have participated in seven or more school events as measured by the event attendance record.

Objectives: 1/1

 4

By April 30, 2020, stakeholders - students, teachers, staff, and parents - will complete at least one type of survey as measured by AdvancEd  E-Prove Platform.

 

Objectives:  0/3

5

By June 2020, SNP will conduct four Emergency/Disaster Drills for all students and staff to ensure safety measures and preparedness is in place as measured by emergency/disaster drill reports.

Objectives: 1 /2

6

By June 2020, all students and staff will have access to available resources and services that support the schools purpose and direction to ensure student success.

Objectives:  0 /1 

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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)

$1,031,608.00

Personnel Federal Budget (including all benefits)

$216,984.00

Local Budget - Operations Allocation

$25,000.00

Federal Consolidated Grant (School-wide Plan)

$121,914.00

Federal Wellness

$4,654.00

Federal Parental Involvement

$3,126.00

SNP Non-Appropriated Funds

$5,211.45

SNP Non-Appropriated Funds (Educational Tax Credit)

$10,562.43

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School Successes / Highlights

 

High Student Performance:

  • SNP students participated in the following academic and extracurricular activities:
    • Red Ribbon Gate Poster Competition
    • 2019 CNMI Spelling Bee Competition
    • Achieve3000 Read to Succeed Contest
    • Art Contest sponsored by PDM Promoters Inc.
    • Pacifica Art Contest 2019
    • 2019 Toyota Dream Car Art Contest
    • PSS-CCLHS Annual Language & Cultural Performing Arts Competition
    • 10th Annual Law Day Contest
    • Geography Bee Competition
    • 2020 Digital Learning Day Competition
    • MathCourt Competition for K-3rd
    • Math League Competition for 4th- 6th
    • CNMI Island-Wide STEM Fair
    • My Holiday Greetings Art Competition
  • SNP students participated in the following presentations, events, or activities:
    • Early STAR, STAR Reading and Math Recognitions During Flag Ceremonies
    • Monthly Achieve 3000 College and Career Ready Recognition During Flag Ceremonies
    • After School Tutorial  / Wellness Program for Kindergarten – 6th Grade
    • End of Year Grab-N-Go Award Recognition

 

 

Highly Qualified and Effective Personnel:

  • SNP teachers and staff attended the following professional development activities:
    • Reconvening Literacy and Academic Achievement Conversation
    • Leadership Training using Renaissance Flow
    • SPARKS Training
    • Renaissance Flow 360 Training
    • ASSIST Training
    • 3rd Year Chamorro & Carolinian Identity Conference
    • Positive Refraining, Affirmation and Mantras
    • ELA PLC Meetings/Training Sessions
    • Guided Reading Training
    • Certification Presentation
    • Mindfulness PD
    • English Language Learners Courses
    • WIDA On-Site Training
    • Early Learning Research Project with REL Pacific
    • Librarian PD
    • HMH PD
    • Strategic Performance Management Plan Work Session
    • Timekeeper Certification training
    • Parent Advisory Council Meeting
    • NOAA workshop
    • 2019 Mandated Reporters Child Abuse & Neglect Workshop
    • Welcomed Ms. Ricksita Atalig for her new position as a 5th Grade Teacher starting SY: 2019-2020
    • Mrs. Lynne Michael was awarded the 2019 Governor’s Humanities Award for Research and Publication in the Humanities.

 

 

Parent Involvement & Community Partnership:

  • SNP received education tax credit from the following companies:
    • Isla Trading, DK Brothers, Rota Merchandising Corp., A's Literacy Works, Kin & Rit Enterprises, Ace Hardware, Bank of Guam, Marfega Trading Co., Paeda’s Local Products, and Uno Sais Ocho Cafe.
  • SNP received various services and/or in kind donations from the following to assist with student learning, safe and orderly campus, school events and activities:
    • Micronesian Legal Service Corporation (MLSC), Rota Mayor’s Office and Departments, 18th Rota Municipal Council, BOE members, CNMI PSS Central Offices, Rota Grace Christian Academy, Eskuelan San Francisco De Borja, SNP PTSA, Representative Gregorio “Kilili” Sablan, Senator Teresita Santos, Senator Paul Manglona, Congressman Donald Manglona, and the family of +John William King.
  • The following community partners presented or provided services to SNP:
    • GLS Team conducted a workshop to SNP Staff on QPR for Suicide Prevention
    • CHCC Oral Health Program implemented the PSS Dental Sealant Program in Rota for SY: 2019-2020 for 1st, 2nd, & 6th
    • The  Family of +J.W.K   Donated U.S. and CNMI Flags to SNP
    • Mr. and Mrs. Felix and Enterina Calvo volunteered their services to upkeep student’s restrooms prior to the opening of school.
    • Mrs. Geraldine Dela Cruz completed 100% in one to one Title 1 Parent meeting
    • CUC Public Presentation for 5th& 6th Grade
    • DFEMS Presentation conducted to SNP students
    • Mr. and Mrs. Frank Camacho, also known as “Frank the Crank”, did a presentation to raise awareness on bullying
    • Community Read Aloud volunteers Ms. Mildred Sikebert, Ms. Bergitt Maratita, Mrs. Magdalena Mesngon,Mr. Alvin King, Ms. Vanessa Hocog,Mr. Dwayne Maratita, Mrs. Joan San Nicolas,Mr. Ivan Mereb, Mr. Glenn Maratita, Mrs. Diana Hocog and Americorps students
    • Mr. Manuel Castro and Ms.Vaina Lizama volunteered as Mr. and Mrs. Clause for SNP’s Christmas Activity
    • PTSA sponsored Valentines Dance
    • CNMI Customs Presentation
    • Congratulations to our Families (129 Families) 100% of our families met the goal of attending 7 activities in the SY 2019-2020

 

 

Effective & Efficient Operations:

  • Monitor power usage- read meters & unplug any equipment not in use, especially during student holiday breaks
  • PSS ERATE Team assisted SNP with issues or concerns regarding the network
  • 93% of SNP’s Parents/Guardians contact information is registered on APNotify

 

 

Safe Orderly School

  • Teachers and staff have scheduled morning supervision locations
  • SNP Admin Staff conducted BMI and Head lice screening for all students, teachers and staff
  • SNP conducted Fire, Earthquake, and  School Bus Emergency Drills

 

 

High Performing with High Reliability System:

  • SNP’s SWP for SY 2019-2020 was approved on July 31, 2019 by the Accountability Research and Evaluation Review Committee (ARE)
  • Continuous Progress Monitoring and update on our School-wide Improvement plan