All students will be proficient in all subject areas.

Oak Grove is implementing the Common Core Standards using strategies and materials such as Sobrato Early Academic Language (SEAL) in grades TK-3, Project Based Learning (PBL) grades 4-8, Expeditionary Learning ELA curriculum materials, and Engage New York and College Preparatory Mathematics curriculum materials.  At the elementary level, science and history are integrated with language arts, and at the intermediate schools there are science and history courses.

CAASPP SBAC Results 2015-16

LCAP Actions Actions implemented this year
Hire and retain highly qualified staff. We will ensure that all staff are appropriately certificated and receive new teacher support and ongoing professional development. June 8-10: Expeditionary Learning PD & Planning Series (12, 3-8 Grade teachers)-SK
June 13-15: Foundational Skills PD (21, K-8 Teachers)-SK
June 15-17: CPM training (20, 6th grade teachers)
Aug. 19: Math Workshop Class PD/Planning –1/2 day(4 teachers)
Aug. 25: R180 Universal Training (20 teachers)
Sept. 15: Math Workshop Class PD/Planning –full day(4 teachers)
Sept. 29: Compacted 8 Math PD/Planning (5 teachers)
August 20: CCSS Math 1 Workshop (2 teachers)
Sept.. 14: R180 Program Management (2 teachers)
Sept. 27, Jan 19, April 4: CPM Training-6th grade (22 teachers times 3 days)
Sept 19: R180 Q&A after school (13 teachers, not all stayed the full 2 hours)
October 27, Jan 26, Feb. 28: CPM training for Carol Irving
Oct. 4: R180 Universal Training for IAs (16 IAs plus two teachers)
Oct. 13: iReady Training for new teachers (2 teachers, voluntary, did not get paid)
Oct. 22: CPM Follow Up Sixth Grade (4 teachers + 1 IA)
Sept. 16, Oct. 28, Dec. 7: Guided Reading PD – 3-Day PD (27 Teachers, Grades K-6)
Aug. 8, 2016, PBIS PD for all new and new to OGSD teachers, 1/2 Day – Presented by Sarah Woodrow
Aug. 8, 2016, Technology PD for all new and new to OGSD teachers 1/2 Day – Presented by EdTech Team
CPM Training for new Bernal math teachers: 4 days x 2 teachers x $160
Bridges Math Pilot training on 11/10/16: 21 x $38 x 2
PBL PD-1 day, 24 Intermediate x $38-11/8/16, 19 4-6th grade x$38-12/2/16
Continue the use of the iReady diagnostic assessment program three times a year (iReady). Explore an extended testing window for Kinder as a result of teacher feedback from 2015-16. Explore opportunities to use the toolkit and growth monitoring assessments to guide instruction. Continue to offer professional development as needed for teachers, coaches, and administrators. iReady Diagnostic Windows: August 29-September 23, December 5-January 6, May 15-June 2. Provided principal and teacher leader training on August 31. Provided principal and teacher leader training for Ledesma on 9/6, Induction on 9/12, Frost on 9/13, Baldwin on 9/20, New to Oak Grove teachers on 10/13, Bernal on 11/2, and Miner, Santa Teresa, Hayes, and Del Roble in the Spring.
Professional development will be provided based on the results of teacher survey, instructional needs, and student data. Planning and collaboration time will continue to be provided to teachers on a consistent basis. We will continue to partner with the East Side Alliance and New Teacher Center to ensure that PLC training is provided for schools that are focusing on PLC work this year. PLC training provided for 22 teachers August 2-4, 2016.
PLC training provided for 10 teachers October 4-5, and October 25.
PLC training will be provided for 18 teachers Feb. 7-8, and Feb. 28.
ESA Math Symposium on October 19 (7 teachers attended at no cost to us) and ESA Math Symposium on January 11 (5 teachers attended at no cost to us)
July 29, 2016: ESGI Program-1 year license purchased for 30 Kindergarten Teachers to support their unique assessment needs
Aug 29, 2016: ESGI PD Webinar provided to Kinder teachers as needed, cost included in purchase.
Instructional Coaches will continue to provide classroom and planning support as requested by teachers and administrators to accelerate the learning of all students. They will provide professional development to teachers and continue to focus on new strategies and curriculum that best supports student learning of the CCSS. Research has confirmed that quality instruction is the most effective factor in impacting the learning of English Language Learners. Our coaches support our teachers on a daily basis through instructional design of integrated and designated ELD, intense vocabulary development in ELA and math, and differentiated instruction and high leverage teaching strategies. These will equip our classroom teachers with powerful teaching tools to utilize in their classroom. Their primary focus will be on ensuring that quality instructional practices support low socioeconomic students, Foster Youth and English Learners so that we achieve our goal that all students will be proficient. Our PALs coaches (ELA and math) have provided support to teachers throughout the district on Common Core instructional strategies such as Project Based Learning, Guided Reading, Writing, Expeditionary Learning materials, Number Talks, College Preparatory Math and Engagement New York Math using SBAC Interim Assessments and more. As of 1/13, they have provided the following trainings: 137 trainings to staff 212 trainings in classrooms (modeling) 266 teacher trainings (one on one) The Special Education coach worked with new Special Education staff on classroom management, completing IEPs and assessments, and appropriate Common Core strategies and curriculum for their students. She facilitated monthly Special Education staff professional development with the Director and Coordinator of Special Education. She training staff on the CAASPP accommodations, and the California Alternative Assessment.
We will continue to refine our implementation of SEAL (Sobrato Early Language Development) in grades TK-3 and Project Based Learning in grades 4-6. Teachers will be encouraged to share their SEAL units with their cohorts and their PBL units in PLCs. We will support teachers in their unit development through release days for planning. Teachers new to SEAL will receive module training and unit development days by grade level. We will continue to provide PBL training for the intermediate schools and teachers new to PBL. We will explore opportunities to provide advanced PBL training. For SEAL professional development update, refer to Goal 2.
24, Middle School Teachers attended a PBL training on Nov. 8, 2016
19, 4-6th grade teachers attended a PBL training on Dec. 2, 2016
PBL Coach developed and provided afterschool PBL Workshop for teachers to collaborate, develop and refine PBL Units
PBL resources are made available to all OGSD teachers through the district Teacher Resource Site maintained by OGSD Coaches
Purchase and print curriculum materials, such as, but not limited to, SEAL, Expeditionary Learning, Core Knowledge Language Arts, Engage New York, and CPM. We will also continue to explore other curriculum as it becomes available. Continue to explore curriculum, such as NGSS, through task force meetings. The Common Core aligned materials purchased were:
EngageNY –see Ruth
Bridges–$6,600
My Math–free
Continue participating in NGSS rollout activities, review NGSS curriculum as it becomes available, and discuss piloting programs that best meet new standards to ensure student learning. Provide professional development and coaching for Next Generation Science Standards and framework. June 21, 2016: STEMposium event focused on NGSS shifts. 8 Teachers – No cost to district
July 26, 2016: Purchased 1-year license to STEMscopes as NGSS resource for 6-8 Grade Teachers
Sept. 2, 2016: STEMscopes Training 1/2 Day- 25 Teachers
Purchased 1-year license to BirdBrain Science as NGSS resource for K-6 Teachers
Purchased 1-year license to BrainPop for Middle School Science Teachers as NGSS Resource
1/2 Day release PD for 6th Grade Teachers
Jan 10-11, 2017, OGSD Teachers, coaches, and admin attended the NGSS Rollout III to obtain NGSS Implementation information and guidance
Provide students experiences in art, music, P.E., and other electives. Students in TK-6th receive at minimum 200 minutes of physical education per two weeks. Students at the intermediate school receives a PE period each day. There is an itinerant PE teacher at Christopher 7/8, Indigo 5-8, and the Academy. Students at the intermediate school receive an elective period each day, and the arts are also integrated in ELA, Science and History/Social Science activities.
Continue to provide Introduction to Recorder in 4th grade, Introduction to Vocal Music in 5th grade, and Introduction to Art in 6th grade classes throughout the entire district. The Intermediate schools offer a variety of electives. After school sports are offered at the Intermediate Schools. Students in grades 4-6 currently receive eleven weeks of recorder, vocal music and art. The VPA program has expanded to include vocal music in 3rd grade, vocal music for 4th grade and art to 5th grade. There is no change to the teacher’s salaries, only to cost of materials.
Continue to communicate the importance of physical health and activity for all students. All schools provided physical education (at least 200 minutes every 10 days at the elementary schools and a PE course at the intermediate schools). The intermediate schools offer no cut afterschool sports throughout the year. In addition several schools are providing students organized games and sports during recess and lunch.
Christopher, Edenvale, Sakamoto Recess 101
Stipe provides Playworks
Oak Ridge does a structured motor lab in Kinder and 1st grade weekly. Also, our 3rd grade does yoga weekly or bi-monthly taught by a teacher. The SDC classes do structured PE games weekly and mainstream in general ed.
Continue to evaluate school lunch options to ensure healthy choices are provided. Oak Grove School District runs the National School Lunch Program, a federally assisted meal program requiring schools to serve lunches that meet the federal requirements. School lunches must meet meal pattern and nutrition standards based on the latest Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The current meal pattern increases the availability of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains in the school menu. The meal pattern’s dietary specifications set specific calorie limits to ensure age-appropriate meals for grades K-5, 6-8, and 9-12. Other meal enhancements include gradual reductions in the sodium content of the meals (sodium targets must be reached by school year 2014-15, school year 2017-18 and school year 2022-23). While school lunches must meet Federal meal requirements, decisions about what specific foods to serve and how they are prepared are made by local school food authorities. Sodexo provides a regional menu for all (Sodexo contracted) schools in California and each district has the ability to customize choices to better serve their demographics. All menus are nutritionally analyzed and fulfill the component requirements of the Health Hunger-Free Kids Act (HHFKA). Menus are changed quarterly, sometimes monthly, depending on the availability of product. Sodexo uses Freshpoint Produce Distributor for all produce needs, which procures almost all of their product locally (within a 200 mile radius).
Continue to provide Family Life Education training to parents, teachers, and students in fifth and seventh grades. Healthy Schools Advocate identified to support OGSD in its compliance with Family Life, Comprehensive Sexual Health Education, and Healthy Schools Act programs. Advocate attends Bay Area Communities for Health Education (BACHE) meetings four times/year.
Teacher training for 5th grade Family Life curriculum – March 9, 2017
Teacher training for 7th grade CSHE and HIV/STD Prevention Education – March 7, 2017
5th Grade Parent preview presentation – March 15, 2017
7th Grade Parent preview presentation – March 30, 2017
We will continue to provide Choice Programs for students, including TWBI (Two-Way Bilingual Immersion program), Indigo (Parent Involvement Program), AdVENTURE STEMS (grades 5-8), STEM Leadership Academy at Christopher (grades 7-8), and the Independent Student Program. The Bilingual Program in grades K-3 at Christopher, Edenvale, and Stipe will focus on providing primary Spanish support classes to students in three Title 1 Schools. The development in a student’s first language is critical to his or her development of high proficiency in a second language. Primary language is a resource which make content area instruction in English much more comprehensible and allow students to learn a second language in a more expeditious manner. The Oak Grove Two-Way Bilingual Program was expanded to grade 1 this year. There are four classes currently: two kindergarten and two grade 1 classes.
Indigo Program has twelve classes which covers grades K-8.
The AdVenture Science Technology Engineering Math (STEM) Program has seven teachers who provide courses to students in grades 5-8.
The Christopher STEM Leadership Academy has two classes for students in grades 7-8.
The Independent Study Program was available to students in grades TK-8th.
Christopher, Edenvale and Stipe Schools provide the Spanish Bilingual Program at grades K-3.
We have two Commission-approved Induction programs to support new teachers. First and second year general education and education specialist teachers are eligible to enroll in the Induction program. The purpose of the induction program is to build teacher effectiveness through a self-reflective process to increase student learning. The New Teacher Induction Program will explore an increased focus on mentoring as well as an individual focus on professional growth for new teachers. The induction program will be revised to meet the new Commission on Teacher Credentialing program standards. 40 total participating teachers, 33 gen ed teachers, 7 ed specialist
23 Mentors, 15 coaches, 7 classroom teachers, 1 retiree, Maximum Stipend-$56,486
Classroom Release-$16,625
With increased used of coaches, classroom release expense reduced by $38,000, from $54,625 to $16,625.
PD includes GAfE, PBIS, guided reading, differentiated instruction, best practices in math, special populations, ELA/ELD framework & standards, text complexity, writing, and close reading
Edivate purchased to provide Induction teachers with access to additional individualized PD.
Mentors provided Cognitive Coaching Training
Based on new CTC Induction program standards, the OGSD Induction program has been redesigned to include an Individualized Learning Plan and added opportunities to participate in a cycle of inquiry with the goal of increased reflection.
Various cohort of teachers in grades K-5 will explore and pilot alternate Math curriculum options. 11/10: Math Bridges training (Cost of teachers factored above)
11/10-2/3: Implement Bridges (Cost of Bridges factored above)
1/26: My Math training (training has not occurred at the time of LCAP update)
2/6-4/14: Implement My Math (Cost of My Math is free)
5/3: Pilot Review Meeting (meeting has not occurred at the time of LCAP update)
We will provide additional support in our Educational Services Division focused on English Language Learners, students from low socio-economic levels and foster youth. Directors, Administrators and Support Staff will target the needs of these three sub-groups with a more intentional and purposeful approach. The Education Services Division provides families additional support and resources. These include, but are not limited to, all materials are translated in Spanish and Vietnamese, coordination of CELDT and CAASPP testing, program monitoring for the Title I and III Federal Guidelines, and support to Foster Youth and Homeless Families.
For schools with high levels of EL students and students from low socio-economic levels, we are providing Visual & Performing Arts opportunities through Music for Minors. Research shows that there is theoretical and psychological support for the inclusion of music in the teaching of English. English Learners acquire vocabulary and grammar, improve spelling, enhance rote memorization and develop the linguistic skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening (Jalongo & Bromley, 1984, McCarthy, 1985, Martin, 1983, Mitchell, 1983, July, 1975) through music. Educators confirm that the pleasure derived from music boosts the learning of language. Knowing the importance of music to language acquisition, Music for Minors provides English Learners with enhanced learning opportunities. Neurologists (Maess & Koelsch, 2001) have discovered that both musical and linguistic syntax are similarly processed. Music and language are, of course, two dramatically different forms of communication. However as Ayotte (2004) observed, both music and language share the “same auditory, perceptive, and cognitive mechanisms that impose a structure on auditory information received by the senses”. In a partnership with Music for Minors, vocal music instruction was added for TK to 2nd grades at the 4 Title 1 schools.  Also in a partnership with Community School of Music and Art, art instruction was added to 2nd grade at the 4 Title 1 schools.