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LKCS Title I Planning & Governing Body Meeting August 27, 2019

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  1. LKCS Title I Planning &Governing Body Meeting August 27, 2019

  2. Student Agendas & Handbook A copy of the Student Handbook is located in the front of all LKCS Student Agendas. Agendas are scheduled to arrive next week and will be distributed to students upon arrival. The Student Handbook includes important information on school policies, procedures and guidelines. You can download a copy from the schools’ website. The LKCS is a Title I schools. This year, the school will utilize Title I funds for our RTI Program, online instruction and assessments tools, field trips, staff development and parent communications. Please make sure to pick up an LKCS Title I Planning Packet before you leave. Title I 2

  3. Title I Annual Meeting Information The Governing Body membership is asked to review the 2019-2020 Title I activities to support the following: RTI Program Field Trips Teacher Training RTI Program Before school each morning, the LKCS will offer a RTI Program from 7:30-8:30am. Our Core Teachers will provide performance-based support to help students improve their SC READY and SC PASS test scores. Every family is encouraged to use this program.  This is a Free Service! 3

  4. Title I Annual Meeting Information LKCS Teachers will pledge the following as a part of our stakeholder contracts: • Teach in the best way I know how • Do whatever it takes for my students to learn • Make myself available to students and parents/guardians and address any concerns they might have • Protect the safety, interests, and rights of all individuals in my classroom

  5. Title I Annual Meeting Information LKCS Students are asked to pledge the following as a part of our stakeholder contracts: • Work, think, and behave in the best way we know how • Do whatever it takes for me and my fellow students to learn • Complete all homework every night • Tell my teachers if I have a problem understanding a lesson • Raise my hand and ask questions in class • Behave to protect the safety, interests, and rights of everyone in the classroom • Listen to all of my classmates and give each one my respect • Understand that I am responsible for my own behavior • Follow the teachers' directions.

  6. Title I Annual Meeting Information LKCS Parents/Guardians are asked to pledge the following as a part of our stakeholder contracts: • Make sure my child arrives at school every day at the scheduled time • Help my child in the best way I know how and do whatever it takes for him/her to learn • Check my child's homework every night • Communicate with the teacher if there is a problem • Try to read with my child • Make myself available to my child and the school to address any concerns • Notify the school if my child is going to miss school as soon as possible • Carefully read any and all papers the school sends home to us

  7. School Culture Our School Culture is based on five core values: LOVE: We teach our students to love themselves, to love each other and to love the process of learning. RESPECT: We teach our students to respect authority, respect the learning environment, respect themselves and respect others. ACCOUNTABILITY: We teach our students to take responsibility for their actions and inactions. INTEGRITY: We demand our students exhibit honesty and a sound moral character. EXCELLENCE: We maintain an expectation that our students will submit high quality work and give superior performances every time.

  8. Monthly Calendars A calendar of important dates, events and testing announcements will be issued each month. Calendars will be sent home with LKCS students. Extra calendars will always be available in the main office. Copies of the calendars can also be found on the schools’ website. The first day of each week Pre-Weekly Reports will be distributed to LKCS students. Parents are required to check the reports for important materials, homework assignments, and lessons for the week. Copies of these reports are also posted on the school website. Pre-Weekly Reports 9

  9. Lunch The charter schools do not have a food service program. However, we provide a pre-pay lunch menu from area restaurant vendors. Students may always bring a bag lunch to school. Microwaves are available to heat student lunches, but please be courteous as several students may need to heat food items. We ask that each child take no more than 1-2 minutes at the microwave. Students will be participating in field trips throughout the school year. Taking part in a school field trip is a privilege that must be earned. Participation will be based on academic performance, attendance, discipline and staff comfort level. Permission forms must be completed by parents and will be kept on file in the main office. Field trip details will always be sent home prior to the actual field trip date. Field trips are never mandatory. Field Trips 10

  10. New Website Address All school related information and activities can be found on our schools’ website lkcsapaa3k4k.yolasite.com. We will post LKCS Pre-Weekly Reports, Activities, Updates and Weekly Lunch Menus on the website. 11

  11. CSI Data Monitoring Update UPCOMING READING IVENTORY AND MATH INVENTORY TEST DATES: OCTOBER 21, 2019 JANUARY 20, 2020 APRIL 20, 2020 13

  12. CSI Professional Development Update July 2019 – LKCS Administrators and Mrs. Knopp attended the South Carolina Association of School Administrators Conference [SCASA]. We attended sessions on various topics including the following: Student Support Instructional Tools Improving Morale Technology 14

  13. CSI Curriculum & Instruction Update Instructional Tools for 2019-2020 School Year: These are the instructional tools being implemented into every teacher's classroom this year. Xtreme Reading, Math In Focus, IXL, EPC Books, IReady, Moby Max, Study Island, Read Works, Brain Pop, individual student laptops, and smart boards.  The ELEOT is an Observation tool used to evaluate teachers. Content teachers will also be completing the Student Learning Objective (aka SLO) based student assessments. Teachers and students will set academic goals before taking each assessment.  Teachers will participate in Professional Development every first Saturday of the month. This month PD will be held on September 7th, 2019. 15

  14. CSI Technology & Student Engagement Update “Students who are engaged are involved, but not all students who are involved are engaged.”- Philip Schlechty

  15. The use of technology is fundamentally changing the way students and instructors experience and negotiate the social dynamics of the classroom. • Through Learning Programs that are being used such as: • IXL, Study Island, Moby Max, Epic books • Updated technology to support increased student engagement using equipment such as: • Smartboards, Student Laptops, and online assessment tools. STUDENTS’ USE OF TECHNOLOGY

  16. CSI School Culture & Climate Update Introduction: Just like the weather has an affect on your day.... so does a toxic environment  We at LKCS decided that the students & staff needs to know what a positive climate looks and feels like. 1.Students should be engaged and on task. 2. Teachers should be teaching & helping students. 3.The class should have clear rules & expectations enforced. Why is a Positive  school climate important? Academic Success Students happy Teachers/staff happy/excited School attendance Students want to learn Everyone at work needs to feel valued. Everyone needs a voice. So LKCS developed a school Mantra for the staff/Students(everyone will read the Mantra out loud)(we also have the students attending student climate on Friday afternoonsdoing Yoga,Meditating,reading silently & greeted by guess speakers)(Staff/students will be taking Climate surveys soon) 18

  17. Governing Executive Board *The charter schools are governed by the Administration and Executive Board. The Board acts in the best interest of the schools’ mission and goals. *2018-2019 Boards will consist of the following seven (5) members: President, Vice-President, Secretary/Treasurer, Teacher Representative, and Administrative Representative. *Board members are held to a strict confidentiality and ethics code that, if broken, will result in their immediate removal and possible legal action against them. *Board votes require fifty percent (50%) plus one in order to successfully pass any policy changes, initiate reforms or make hearing determinations. *The Board conducts all hearings and appeals for the faculty, parents/guardians and students. Their decisions are final, acting in the same way as the Aiken County School Board does for the traditional schools. *Board members are restricted from discussing grievances and/or concerns with parties outside of procedural guidelines. If a Board member violates this rule, he or she will be found in direct conflict with ethical guidelines and must then excuse himself/herself from any future level of appeals in the matter. 19

  18. Governing Executive Board Before nominating and voting on 2019-2020 Board members, the following information must be reviewed. Purpose Executive Board - Acts on behalf of the charter school’s parents, employees, and charter. Director - Works for the Executive Board to oversee the charter school’s day-to-day operations, personnel, insurance, curriculum, finance, policies and procedures. Governing Body Membership - The parents/guardians, employees, staff, educators and community members who have a vested interest in the success of the charter school’s mission. General Information *The Board fulfills a legal responsibility and must adhere to the school’s by-laws and policies. *The Board promotes the charter school’s mission and helps to raise funds. *Board members are held legally responsible for the school and may be sued collectively or individually as a result of their membership. *Board members are also responsible for the financial sovereignty of the school. 20