SUSD will use the 20% set aside funds to ensure we are meeting the needs of our most vulnerable populations. Students will have access to several platforms of tutoring service to accommodate their schedules. Students in grades K-12 will be invited to attend summer school to fill in gaps due to the pandemic. Several programs will be offered including one for our Title I students in K-2. Beginning in the 2022-23 school year, our district will hire reading and math specialists to work with students who have the most significant needs. Our Tier 2 students will have access to several types of interventions including iReady and LLI. SUSD will use progress monitoring and benchmark data to monitor the impact of each intervention. School sites will continue to meet as a team approximately every 6 weeks to review the data, gain information from the classroom teacher, and determine best next steps for each student. We will continue to address SEL and behavior through the use of restorative practice strategies and counseling through Jewish Family and Children Services. When looking at the data, we will look for trends and/or outcomes for those students disproportionately impacted by the pandemic and determine interventions and supports to meet their needs. The data analysis will include looking at federally identified sub-groups such as low-income, students of color, English Language Learners, students with disabilities, and homeless/foster care/ migrant students. Should lack of progress be noted, new interventions identified as evidence-based for that sub-group will be implemented.
SUSD will contract with Jewish Family and Children Services to provide additional counseling above that of our district counselors and social workers. Our summer school programs will include students most negatively impacted by the pandemic. These interventions will support EL, SPED, Title I, and vulnerable populations to decrease learning loss. This includes a specific Title I K-2 Jumpstart program to be held in our Title I schools.