Oracle Elementary District
Summer learning opportunities will be open for all students. Based on available attendance, behavior and testing data, staff will also help identify students with greatest need. Students who are disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic will be given priority status--particularly those who are economically disadvantaged, those with disabilities, English learners and students either experiencing homelessness or in foster care. This program will be designed as a learning recovery program with an intent to increase academic achievement. The focus is to address the impact of lost instructional time to include academic, social-emotional needs of all students. The summer learning opportunity will use the following evidence based programs: Accelerated Reading & Math, IReady Mathematics, Read Naturally, SRA Early Interventions in Reading, and Moby Max. The program will run the evidence based time of 4 weeks in the summer, for 3 consecutive summers.
A third Special Education teacher will be hired to reduce case loads and class sizes for our Special Education teachers, which will in turn increase academic achievemnt and close gaps that resulted from COVID closures. This intervention will directly impact our students with disabilities.
The District will invest in a Social Emotional Program that is evidence based. Either Second Step or Positive Action will be selected. This program will run for the next 3 years and will address the needs of our vulnerable population students, including economically disadvantaged students, children with disabilities as well as English learners and students experiencing homelessness or in foster care. . A committee will be formed to make the final decision for which program will be chosen. Once the program is determined, the grant will be revised for the actual cost to the budget to indicate the decisions made.