STRATEGIC INITIATIVE III

SOCIAL AND

EMOTIONAL LEARNING

The Jamestown Public School District is committed to a safe and orderly environment, effective social and emotional learning and support the needs of students, and a systematic approach to ensure behavioral expectation are consistent across the district. We believe that this learning environment is essential to well-rounded and community-focused education.

Goal 1:  Emergency Procedures
The Jamestown Public School District will provide comprehensive district-wide procedures with collaborative partnerships between the school and local agencies. These procedures will ensure that all students regardless of school location are provided a safe and orderly environment in a time of emergency.
 
Objectives
  1. A task force, representative of buildings/levels, School Resource Officer, emergency services, and the administrative team, will be formed to review policies and emergency procedures.
Progress Monitoring
  1. The task force to review emergency procedures will be formed by September, 2019.
  2. Emergency policies will be reviewed and recommended to the Jamestown School Board by December, 2019.
  3. Emergency procedures will be reviewed, and an emergency procedure handbook will be created by June, 2020.
Goal 2:  Social and Emotional Learning
The Jamestown Public School District recognizes that a successful education embeds the ability to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.
 
Objectives
  1. Each school will develop a relationship building strategy to enhance employee interactions resulting in stronger, professional relationships among staff members.
  2. Each school will implement a relationship-based approach to enhance teacher to student, peer-to-peer relationships in their buildings.
  3. Identify and utilize the appropriate curriculum to encourage a growth mindset in our students and staff.
  4. Assess existing school culture measures (i.e., Nurtured Heart at K-5) and develop expectations across the K-12 continuum.
  5. Expand the MTSS-B Framework to address the social and emotional learning needs of all students.
Progress Monitoring
  1. Each school will implement and share the relationship building strategy by October, 2019.
  2. Each school will implement and share the strategy chosen to enhance relationships in their buildings with other schools by October, 2019.
  3. Continue to utilize and enhance the effectiveness of the Seven Mindsets at the secondary level and explore options at the primary grade levels by August, 2020.
  4. Provide professional development for staff on the effective implementation of a growth mindset curriculum by August, 2020.
  5. Fully implement an MTSS-B Framework, which includes the social and emotional learning competencies by September, 2020.