School Learning Plan
Vose Elementary School
WE Expect Excellence
- WE teach students knowledge and skills for our evolving world.
- WE seek, support, and recognize world-class employees.
- WE engage students with a variety of relevant and challenging learning experiences.
- WE create learning environments that promote student achievement.
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.
- WE work and learn in teams to understand student needs and improve learning outcomes.
- WE partner with our community to educate and serve students.
Vose Elementary School was built in 1960 and completely rebuilt in 2017. Vose currently serves 726 students in grades Pre-Kindergarten through fifth grades. Our students speak at least seven different languages, with the majority speaking Spanish and/or being bilingual in Spanish & English. Over 60% of our students speak a language other than English at home and are Ever English Language Learners. As a Title I school, Vose has about 75% of students who qualify for free and reduced lunch. We recently qualified through the Community Eligibility Program as a 100% building-wide free and reduced school for the 2020-2024 school years.
Vose Elementary School currently has two strands of instruction. One is Dual Language (DL) immersion in Spanish, the other is English Only (EO). We are continuing to expand our DL program to include 2-3 classrooms in each grade level in Kindergarten-5th grades. There are two classes of English-Only in grades K-5th. In both DL and EO classrooms, we use the workshop model for instruction in math, writing, and reading. We focus on knowing each of our students as a learner, reader, and mathematician. We utilize the IRLA/ENIL for reading assessment to provide specific guidance on where the students are as readers to empower them and to determine what strategies need more refinement. In writing, authentic published writing and continual daily practice provides us with a roadmap for instruction. In math, we use Math Congress, Fosnot strategy landscapes, and focus on the use of the eight mathematical practices to ensure we are supporting the individual learners. Each of these areas necessitates conferring to set up individual goals, and strategic grouping during work time to link instruction to student needs.
Our staff and community typically supports our students through after school programs such as a Unicycle Club, BeyBlade Club, Dance Club, Marathon Kids, Recorder Club, Rhythm Club, Choir, Homework Club, Oregon Battle of the Books and Knitting Club. However this year we are working on how to adapt our after school programs while considering social distancing guidelines and limitations.
At Vose we are continuing a full-implementation of the collaborative co-teaching ELD model. This model provides high levels of collaboration to ensure that students are not pulled out of core instruction with their age alike peers. Each classroom teacher is supported by a highly qualified co-teacher who is ELD licensed and is considered a part of their grade level team. The classroom teacher and the co-teacher collaborate daily to create specialized instruction with an emphasis on literacy.
Our outreach and community gatherings have informed us that we need to continue to expand our efforts to include, engage and support our diverse families and broader community especially during our Comprehensive Distance Learning CDL environment. Our current efforts have increased family support and involvement but we feel we can continue to improve with new innovative ideas and a high level of service for the varying needs in our community.
Date of Last Revision: December 1, 2020