Academic and Student Wellbeing Recovery Plan

Rochester School District believes the effectiveness of our district’s Academic and Student Wellbeing Recovery Plan will be determined by...

  • our ability to develop it in collaboration with families and staff, 
  • basing our actions in accelerated learning research and equitable practices,
  • and implementing a plan-do-study-act cycle of inquiry to regularly monitor outcomes and make adjustments when needed.

RSD will work into the fall to develop a comprehensive, multi-year recovery plan.  In the meantime, we will...

  • provide expanded summer learning and mental health support opportunities based on iReady academic screening results, DESSA mini social-emotional surveys, and credit attainment (details attached),
  • focus professional development on universal design for learning, student belonging and accelerating learning, 
  • expand student, parent, and staff involvement in decision making through the use of Thought Exchanges and other engagement opportunities, 
  • support early literacy through low-class sizes in grades K-3, refining our multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS) early literacy protocol to include structured literacy interventions and screeners, and implementation of a transitional kindergarten program,
  • provide student well-being support in the following ways:
    • continued development of our behavior MTSS with emphasis on Tier 1 social emotional learning instruction, 
    • utilization of our grant-funded navigator, mental health counselors and CPWI fellow,  
    • professional development and coaching support in utilizing trauma-informed instructional practices,
    • increased student and family access to school support staff (such as engagement specialists, assistant principals, social workers, and/or school counselors), and  
  • pilot the Washington State Learning Academy’s Equity Lens in an effort to improve student outcomes (attached).

To access the required OSPI draft Academic and Student Well-Being Recovery Plan template click here.  To review a report summarizing family, student, and staff input into the initial plan elements click here.

RSD will submit Phase II and Phase III Recovery Plans to the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction in November 2021 and April 2022.  The Phase II plan will identify the longer-term plan of recovery and acceleration strategies and interventions for implementation during the remainder of the 2021-22 school year.  The Phase III plan will outline the recovery and acceleration strategies and interventions RSD will implement during the 2022-23 school year.