We will create a strong foundation for students' academic success by prioritizing their social, emotional, and mental health through the implementation of extracurricular activities. Each day students are given the option and opportunity to engage in extracurricular activities that will allow them to satisfy their social and emotional needs that was suppressed by isolation due to COVID-19. Extracurricular opportunities allow our children to decompress from the vigorous school day and socially interact with their peers. ESSER III will fund the stipends that are given to the staff to run these essential programs. Programs that are offered but not limited to 1 club per semester. The mentorship club is to support student growth as leaders through character development workshops, service within the school community, and engagement academic content and support. The students will meet on a bi-weekly basis, for 2 hours a day completing service hours based on opportunities throughout the school year. Extracurricular activities are offered to but not limited to disadvantaged students such as students who are identified as needing special education services and English language learners who have not yet developed English language proficiency along with each major racial ethic groups, children from low income, gender, migrant students, students experiencing homelessness and children in foster care. Students are selected through referrals and then on a first come first serve basis. Off contract stipends given to one teacher to implement and run extracurricular activities. All activities are offered more for more than 5 weeks. Students are selected through a referral basis and then opened to the rest of the student population.
Reading and math interventionist to provide interventions to work with students addressing learning loss through implementation of evidence-based interventions during the day to ensure that such interventions respond to students' academic disproportionate impact of the coronavirus on the student subgroups. Reading and math teachers effectively analyze and utilize all benchmark assessments to identify targeted students, inform intervention, and instruction. Identify specific learning gaps and then organize targeted students' intervention groups for each grade level based on findings, develop a student-centered data informed system of intervention to support at-risk students in meeting the State's Academic Standards. Veritas Prep will focus on students who receive and require specialized services including students that are not meeting state standards and falling below grade level. This includes students who are identified as needing special education services and English language learners who have not yet developed English language proficiency along with each major racial ethic groups, children from low income, gender, migrant students, students experiencing homelessness and children in foster care. The student to teacher ratio for reading is 1:5 and the frequency is 3 days a week. We are also focusing on the bottom 25% of students who struggle to demonstrate grade level proficiency in mathematics and reading and require strategic interventional student performance and progress regardless of grade level or individual capability are measured and monitored formatively using quarterly benchmark assessments. The LEA will be using Read Naturally and Moving on with Algebra to implement in the interventions and funding a full time interventionist to provide the interventions plus the cost of the curriculum. Student progress reports are uploaded regularly, so parents can monitor learning development, growth, and progress. All teachers administer in-class assessments once a week to once a month and conduct daily quick checks that serves as formal and informal checks for understanding. Full time for one FY22 -FY23 and part time for FY23-FY24.