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1 + Northgate High

2 Was a great year! Northgate Focus On Learning made positive progress moving towards a Professional Community Of Teachers/Learners at Northgate High, specifically school wide goals for all Northgate graduates: Advanced Placement Courses/Students passing tests increased Northgate Athletics won the League title for most champions Northgate Performing Arts entertained and “wowed” our community with their professional shows/concerts

3 + Expectations for Administrators Models of treating all who work and visit school with respect Visible before/after school, at brunch and lunch. Visit classrooms at least once per week Respond to teacher and phone calls within 24 hrs, 48 hrs at latest Respond to critical teacher communication ASAP

4 + Expectations for Teachers Models of treating all who work and visit school with respect Parents will be called on all referrals prior to sending the referral to administration Teachers will take role in the first 5 minutes of class Respond to parent and phone calls within 24 hrs, 48 hrs at latest Respond to critical parent communication ASAP

5 + Expectations for Teachers Parents will be notified in a timely manner if students are not performing in class Teachers will post grades on line, maintain the online grades in a timely manner

6 + Expectations for Parents: Parents will discuss school with their children every day Parents will model and promote positive problem solving solutions with their children when discussing problems at school with staff or other students Parents will keep current with their student’s progress through ABI Parents will participate in Northgate functions such as PFC meetings, Campus Clean Up days, and the Winter Social

7 + Vision All students can learn. We will intervene with multiple interventions for those who are not We are capable of creating the model school wherein all students learn at high levels All students engage in rigorous, challenging curriculum “Task predicts performance.” All students participate in as many authentic learning experiences as possible We will build the ultimate professional community with powerful collaboration focused on student achievement

8 + It is all about Relationships Relationships are based on the Golden Rule “Be the change you want for the world.” Ghandi The instructional core is the fundamental relationship of the school

9 + Instructional Core

10 + My commitment to our relationship All are professionals working for the best interests of the students I will be visible and accessible to all My job is to empower you to be the best at your job I will seek a win – win in all conflicts We will build a discursive community built on kindness, respect and integrity. We welcome dissent in pursuit of truth and best practice. All communication should respect the worth of every member of our community.

11 + Protocol for Conflict Resolution Parent with concern discusses issue with teacher If discussion fails to resolve issue parent contacts the administrator in charge of teacher’s department. Administrator will discuss with teacher or convene a conflict resolution with teacher – parent - student If conflict resolution fails to resolve issue parent will contact Principal

12 + Common Agreements: 1. Sustained Silent Reading A. All will read including the teacher B. Research tells us SSR is most effective if teachers model reading and give discussion time to the reading following the reading time.

13 + Common Agreements: Study Session: A. No students in and out without a study session pass B. Teachers will sign a pass for students to return to class they came from C. Students will stay in the class they to for study session until the end of the session.

14 + Collaboration time is sacred time A. Thursday time is set aside for collaboration on student learning. B. Conversation will be focused, professional, data driven dialogue. Student assessment data which reveals common standards, know/do, will provide teams of teachers data on their high standards have been met


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