2023-2024 SMART GOALS

  • STUDENT WELLNESS

    DISTRICT GOAL: Student Wellness – Create frameworks of learning and support for all students to develop the skills needed for social and emotional wellness.


    Objective/Strategy: Provide inclusive and supportive learning environments that are responsive to students’ needs. Promote professional learning for staff that provides consistency of Social Emotional Learning (SEL) best practices, while promoting and fostering safe and secure learning environments.


    Action: Promote a district culture that is equitable, restorative, and inclusive for all students. 

    SMART GOAL/ Major Activities 

    Key Actions 

    Who is Responsible

    Target Date or Timeline

    Evidence of Effectiveness

    Proactive, prevention measures implemented to build positive school climates (e.g. PBIS, Culturally Responsive Teaching, Restorative Practices)


    Disciplinary issues are addressed in a way that is evidence-based, developmentally appropriate, and culturally responsive.


    Assess the level of equity and inclusivity within the district and identify areas for improvement, ensuring that all students have equal access to educational opportunities.

    Full Implementation of the NJ School Climate Improvement Plan 


    All schools will provide targeted interventions (e.g. counseling, mentoring, check-in/check-out, etc…) for students who are at risk of engaging in disciplinary infractions.


    Address disproportionate disciplinary outcomes for students of color, students with disabilities, and other historically marginalized groups by providing staff training on implicit bias, examining discipline data regularly to identify trends, and implementing policies and practices that promote equity and fairness.


    Ongoing review and analysis of discipline data.

    Principal, Guidance Counselor, All staff (certificated and non- certificated)

    Sept. 2023 -
    June 2024

    • By October 1, 2023, will allow time for building reps to communicate with staff on the  Labor Collaborative.  The Reps will work in collaboration with the building principal to establish a school-based climate committee and a calendar for monthly (at minimum) meetings.

    • By 11/01/23, administer the NJSCI Climate Survey (parents will take in October)

    • Meeting agenda notes 

    • Partner with a community agency to provide additional support for students for example Interactive Kids, Perform Care, and Care Solace.  Track the number of referrals of outreach to community agencies.

    • Quarterly, evaluate the effectiveness of disciplinary policies and practices to ensure that they are aligned with the goal of promoting an equitable, restorative, and inclusive school culture. Discipline and climate data will be analyzed and shared quarterly with staff. 

    • Support ES school-based presentations to the BOE to discuss the disaggregated data. 

    • Ensure staff participate in the Restorative Practices Flex Option. 

     

    STUDENT WELLNESS

    DISTRICT GOAL: Student Wellness – Create frameworks of learning and support for all students to develop the skills needed for social and emotional wellness.


    Objective/Strategy: Provide inclusive and supportive learning environments that are responsive to students’ needs. Promote professional learning for staff that provides consistency of Social Emotional Learning (SEL) best practices, while promoting and fostering safe and secure learning environments.


    Action: Create a culture of well-being, collaboration, and support that prioritizes the health and wellness of teachers and staff. 

    SMART GOAL/ Major Activities 

    Key Actions

    Who is Responsible

    Target Date or Timeline

    Evidence of Effectiveness

    Schools will provide opportunities for staff to engage in wellness activities including professional development discussions focused on stress management, mindfulness, and personal well-being.

    Positive staff feedback will be obtained through informal and formal methods. 



    One (1) full staff meeting dedicated to Staff Wellness. 


    Principals will provide evidence of positive informal and formal staff feedback highlighting staff wellness efforts.

    Principal, Guidance Counselor, All staff (certificated and non- certificated)

    September 2023 -
    June 2024

    Planning and documentation of activities to highlight and promote staff wellness at least 2x per month during PLC. 


    Collection of anecdotal feedback from staff to inform activities to promote staff wellness.  


    Agenda from one (1) faculty meeting dedicated in its entirety to Staff Wellness 











    STUDENT WELLNESS

    DISTRICT GOAL: Student Wellness – Create frameworks of learning and support for all students to develop the skills needed for social and emotional wellness.


    Objective/Strategy: Provide inclusive and supportive learning environments that are responsive to students’ needs. Promote professional learning for staff that provides consistency of Social Emotional Learning (SEL) best practices, while promoting and fostering safe and secure learning environments.


    Action: Ensure that all students have equitable access to comprehensive support services that promote their academic success, social-emotional development, and overall well-being. 

    SMART GOAL/ Major Activities 

    Key Actions 

    Who is Responsible

    Target Date or Timeline

    Evidence of Effectiveness


    Students at risk for mental, emotional, or behavioral health challenges are provided with appropriate interventions that support both prevention and early intervention including access to a range of SEL supports that meet their individual needs.


    School staff are provided with professional development opportunities to assist them in identifying and addressing student needs related to mental, emotional, and behavioral health.

    Implementation of the CASEL Indicators of Schoolwide SEL


    Assess readiness for implementation of the New Jersey Tiered System of Supports (NJTSS) in the 2024-2025 school year.


    Monitoring of positive teacher-student relationships, reflective of effective communication mutual respect and high expectations.  


    Establish a culture of positive relationships where there is acceptance of diversity and strong character education practices 


    By January 1, 2024, all schools will complete a self-assessment for Restorative Practices Implementation.


    Assess readiness for implementation of the New Jersey Tiered System of Supports (NJTSS) in the 2024-2025 school year.

    Principal, Guidance Counselor, All staff (certificated and non- certificated)

    Sept. 2023 -
    June 2024

    Use of the CASEL walkthrough Protocol template at least 4x per year by the school climate team or visit administrator with focus on particular areas to assess the implementation of social-emotional learning protocols.


    Begin to clearly define the school's NJTSS implementation plan based on the district plan for the 2024-2025 school year.   


    Include feedback to staff formally and informally on communication with students.  


    Meeting notes from Character Education Committee 

    List of events/ activities planned by Character Education Committee 


    Completion of the Holidays and Observances Form to highlight the celebration of all cultures 


    By January 1, 2024, complete a self-assessment of the current intervention used to support positive behavioral support.  

     

    PURPOSE AND PASSION

    DISTRICT GOAL: Purpose & Passion – Develop highly engaging learner-centered experiences within an environment that promotes voice, choice, and passion for learning.


    Objective/Strategy: Improve student achievement utilizing multiple formative assessment data to drive a focus on differentiated instruction to close any identified achievement gaps, and establish staff professional development and accountability. Cultivate a culture that embraces diverse staffing and attracts, develops, and retains excellent quality diverse staff with a focus on relevant professional development through mindfulness cultural responsiveness, and 21st-century teaching strategies. Further develop equitable practices in curricular and extra-curricular offerings, technology and non-technology resources, and college/career/special education opportunities.


    ACTION: By the conclusion of the 2023-2024 academic year, CHPS will establish an online dashboard encompassing multiple key measures that provide a historical and comparative overview of student outcomes to enhance communication channels for parents and facilitate the identification of strengths and areas requiring improvement.


    ACTION: Establish an environment at every school where every student feels safe, welcomed, and respected, has access to academic support, and benefits from an inclusive, academically focused culture.

    SMART Goal

    Key Actions 

    Who is Responsible

    Target Date or Timeline

    Evidence of Effectiveness

    Student achievement is the top Board priority. Formative and summative assessments, locally administered and state assessments, will be used to define achievement.

    As part of the BluePrint for Student Success, review and analyze the curriculum based on student achievement through the curriculum management and revision cycle.




    Equity/Diversity/Hiring-Recruiting/Staff Training. Hire and retain staff for a diverse workforce that reflects and promotes Cherry Hill Public Schools Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives.



    Quarterly progress monitoring 


    Share data with all staff in September 2023 for ELA and Math - Start Strong, DIBELS, etc.


    Discuss trends and needs in PLC


    Dedicate PLC to focus on specific subject areas



    Require staff to share formative data and collection methods


    Share evidence collectively to inspire further vertical articulation


    School-based SMART goals aligned to achievement with actionable steps towards attainment.  Specific emphasis on Math and ELA subgroups. 


    Track student attendance 


    Analyze demographics of hiring and current employees


    Survey staff of color regarding feelings about their journey and solicit suggestions to make for a better recruiting effort

    Principal, Math teachers, Math Coach

    September 2023 -
    June 2024

    Participate in the development of quarterly progress monitoring to the BOE - November 15, February 15, April 15, June 30


    Ensure that benchmark assessments for all content areas and all student groups are completed and uploaded properly into Performance Matters/ EZCBM, etc…


    Review of NJSLA and Start Strong testing data 

    present data to entire staff and develop action plans for students to support student achievement - Google Classroom


    Implementation of curriculum with fidelity.  

    Documentation of curriculum walkthroughs

    Participation and documentation of coaching cycles for teachers  


    Participate in Eureka Math Professional development 

    For EM2 schools - 

    • parent information night 


    Based on the 22-23 NJSLA M4 results (below), for this same cohort of 5th-grade students, we will see the following improvements on the 23-23 NJSLA G5:

    • a 10% decrease in students scoring less than a “4” and 

    • a 10% decrease in students scoring a 1, 2, or 3


    22-23 NJSLA M4 Results:

    • 31.9% at Level 3

    • 8.5% at Level 2

    • 8.5% at Level 1


    Note: Given that the demographic subgroups are each small, it would statistically insignificant to hone in on a particular subgroup. Consequently, this goal focuses on the entire cohort.


    Demonstrate an increase in hiring staff of color based on at least 10% of vacancies based on a number of positions.



     

     

    CONNECTING BEYOND OUR CLASSROOMS

    DISTRICT GOAL: Connecting Beyond Our Classrooms – Provide resources, opportunities, and experiences for our students to connect to the world beyond their classrooms and to become informed and empathetic agents of change in the world.


    Objective/Strategy: Develop opportunities that bridge the inside and outside of the classroom, so students are best prepared for continued success both during their time within the Cherry Hill School District and afterward (universities, technical schools, military, and/or job market). Utilize local and global events to improve student understanding and acceptance of all aspects of social justice and injustice through curriculum infusion, establishing systemic school district/in-building processes, and providing professional development designed to develop staff capacity to engage students in meaningful conversations, developing empathy, and self-reflection.


    Action: Provide students with opportunities beyond the classroom to develop their skills, interests, and passions.


    Action: Implementation of Community Engagement Plan


    Action: To develop a comprehensive framework that promotes and provides educational opportunities centered on environmental responsibility, resource conservation, and sustainable practices within the district.

    SMART Goal

    Strategies and
    Action Steps

    Who is Responsible

    Target Date or Timeline

    Evidence of Effectiveness


    Woodcrest will be successful in being recertified as a State and National School of Character






    1. Maintain a Character Education Committee that includes student and parental representation

    2. Keep parents aware, involved, and engaged with the Character Education initiatives within our school and how these activities fit into the broader priorities of Equity and Cultural Proficiency and our No Place for Hate Initiatives

    3. Character Education Committee reporting as a standing item on monthly faculty meeting agendas

    4. Analysis of School Climate and Disciplinary Action Surveys to inform priorities as measured by The 11 Principles Frameworks 

    Principal, Counselor & Character Education Committee

    October – June 

    • Successful planning and implementation of the requirements necessary to attain the status as a State and National School of Character for an additional 5 years.

    • Monthly meeting minutes

    • Social media, email blasts, faculty meeting agendas, etc.

    • Faculty meeting agendas