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School Learning Plan

Hazeldale Elementary School

Hazeldale Elementary School works to support and inspire every child to think, to learn, to care, and to engage with power and agency in a changing world.

 

We provide a learning environment and instruction that promotes engagement, academic excellence, self-confidence, independence, risk and resilience. We foster respect, an appreciation of self and others, and collaboration through inquiry, exploration, goal setting and service.

Our Story:

Hazeldale is a diverse community serving 410 students. Students and families come from a variety of ethnic and cultural backgrounds. Hazeldale is a Title 1 school with 50% of students who qualify for free or reduced lunch, 41% White students, 35% Latino students, 9% Asian students, 9% of our students are multi-racial, 2% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, 1% American Indian/Alaska Native and 3% Black students. 21% of our students are English Language learners and 21% are students with disabilities. There are 17 languages spoken here at Hazeldale. Hazeldale is a strong community of staff, students and families.

 During the pandemic, we reflected on the needs of the school. Through discussion as a staff, observation of our students and their learning needs, we found that there was a high need for connecting with one another as a year and a half of the pandemic left many of us isolated and feeling alone. Hence, our theme for the 21-22 school year is Connections. As a staff, we are being intentional about connecting with one another regularly to get to know one another as well as build strong relationships with one another. For our students, we have community circles regularly in order to connect students with one another to build a trusting community of learners. For our community, we have a family engagement committee focused on connecting with our community to help them feel engaged and a part of our school.

 Furthermore, we have found that though our main goal is to educate our students in the areas of academics, we must also focus on social and emotional learning (SEL) in order to prepare the minds of our students so that they can focus on academic learning. We have to accept that a year and a half away from school, from peers, from socializing has impacted us and our students in so many ways. We need to listen to what our students are saying through their interactions with one another and how they respond to learning, meet them where they are and help them grow as learners.

 Our goal this year is to create a positive school culture for each of our students. This will not be an easy task, but as a community, as we work together, we will make progress towards our goal each day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date of Last Revision: January 11, 2022


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District Goal: WE empower all students to achieve post-high school success.

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WE Expect Excellence
  • WE teach students knowledge and skills for our evolving world.
  • WE seek, support, and recognize world-class employees.
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WE Innovate
  • WE engage students with a variety of relevant and challenging learning experiences.
  • WE create learning environments that promote student achievement.
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WE Embrace Equity
  • WE build honest, safe, and inclusive relationships with our diverse students and their families.
  • WE provide needed support so that every student succeeds.
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WE Collaborate
  • WE work and learn in teams to understand student needs and improve learning outcomes.
  • WE partner with our community to educate and serve students.