Annual Update for Developing the 2021-22 Local Control and Accountability Plan - Portola Middle School

 
Annual Update for Developing the 2021-22 Local Control and Accountability Plan - Portola Middle School
California Department of Education
January 2021

Annual Update for Developing the 2021-22 Local Control and Accountability
Plan
Annual Update for the 2019–20 Local Control and Accountability Plan Year
Local Educational Agency (LEA) Name                Contact Name and Title                              Email and Phone

Portola Charter Middle School (PCMS)               Jennifer Yoo, Principal                             jyoo2@lausd.net
                                                                                                       (818) 654-3300

The following is the local educational agency’s (LEA’s) analysis of its goals, measurable outcomes and actions and services from the
2019-20 Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP).

Goal 1

PROFICIENCY FOR ALL

State and/or Local Priorities addressed by this goal:

State Priorities: Priority 2 (Implementation of State Standards), Priority 4 (Pupil Achievement), Priority 5 (Pupil Engagement), Priority 7
(Course Access)
Local Priorities:

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Annual Measurable Outcomes
                          Expected                                                      Actual
                                                               ● Due to the impact of Covid 19 and remote learning, the
                                                                 2019-2020 SBAC was cancelled and actual measurable
                                                                 outcome is not available.
Smart Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) Assessment         ● During the 2019-2020 school year, due to the impact of
English Language Arts Proficiency Rate                           COVID-19 and remote instruction, the annual SBAC for
All Students 56%                                                 Language Arts was not administered. Departments used
                                                                 informal assessments per teacher to assess student
Reclassified Fluent English Proficient Students (RFEP) 45%       progress. Teachers used observation measures on Zoom
English Learners 4%                                              to track student engagement and participation during
Foster Youth N/A                                                 class and online assignments. Our teachers and
Low-Income Students 41%                                          administration attended the district provided Future Ready
Latino Students 36%                                              Training, and many received Future Ready certification.
                                                                 ELA and math teachers administered informal
African-American Students 26%                                    assessment tools on digital platforms provided by the
Students with Disabilities 17%                                   district.
                                                               ● In lieu of SBAC in 20-21, ELA and math informal formative
                                                                 Renaissance assessments were administered three times
                                                                 this year to monitor student progress.

Smart Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) Assessment       Smart Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) Assessment
Mathematics Proficiency Rate                                 Mathematics Proficiency Rate - Based on 2018-2019 Data
All Students 52%
Reclassified Fluent English Proficient Students (RFEP) 42%     ● Due to the impact of Covid 19 and remote learning, the
                                                                 2019-2020 SBAC was cancelled and actual measurable
English Learners 6%                                              outcome is not available.
Foster Youth N/A                                               ● During the 2019-2020 school year, due to the impact of
Low-Income Students 36%                                          COVID-19 and remote instruction, the annual SBAC for
Latino Students 29%                                              Language Arts was not administered. Departments used
African-American Students 26%                                    informal assessments per teacher to assess student
                                                                 progress. Teachers used observation measures on Zoom
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Students with Disabilities 52%                                            to track student engagement and participation during
                                                                          class and online assignments. Our teachers and
                                                                          administration attended the district provided Future Ready
                                                                          Training, and many received Future Ready certification.
                                                                          Towards the end of the year, these teachers along with
                                                                          their grade levels began to implement informal
                                                                          assessment tools on digital platforms provided by the
                                                                          district. Some of these platforms that focused on
                                                                          Language Arts include Schoology, Google Slides, and
                                                                          Google Classroom applications.
                                                                        ● In lieu of SBAC in 20-21, ELA and math informal formative
                                                                          Renaissance assessments were administered three times
                                                                          this year to monitor student progress.
ELPAC Scores Level 4 percentage                                      ELPAC Scores Level 4 percentage
Level 4 - 24.7%                                                      Level 4
Level 3 - 39.7%                                                      Level 3
Level 2 - 16.1%                                                      Level 2
Level 1 - 23.6%                                                      Level 1

Actions / Services
                                    Planned                                             Budgeted
                                                                                                                Actual Expenditures
                                 Action/Service                                        Expenditures
  1. District has allocated the following general fund staffing and resources to   5,163,128                   5,163,128
     the school, based on the schools enrollment and/or other factors,             LCFF                        LCFF
     necessary for administering and implementing the schools core                 1000-1999 Certificated      1000-1999 Certificated
     educational programs and services as well as operating the school:            Salaries, 40 Teachers,      Salaries, 40 Teachers,
        ● 1 Principal
        ● 40 Teachers                                                              3 Counselors, 1             3 Counselors, 1
        ● 3 Counselors                                                             Principal, Day to Day       Principal, Day to Day
        ● Day to Day Subs                                                          subs, Tchr Activity Diff,   subs, Tchr Activity Diff,
        ● Advisor Reg Prep                                                         Advisory Reg Prep           Advisory Reg Prep
        ● Tchr Activity Diff
        ● General Supplies                                                         49,413                      49,413
        ● IMA
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●   SAA                                                               LCFF                       LCFF
      ●   2 Office Techs                                                    4000-4999                  4000-4999 Instructional
      ●   2 Senior Office Techs                                             Instructional Materials,   Materials, General
      ●   Clerical subs                                                     General Supplies           Supplies

                                                                            88,767                     88,767
                                                                            LCFF                       LCFF
                                                                            2000-2999 Classified       2000-2999 Classified
                                                                            Salaries; Sch              Salaries; Sch
                                                                            Administrative             Administrative Assistant
                                                                            Assistant

                                                                            2,528                      2,528
                                                                            LCFF                       LCFF
                                                                            2000-2999 Classified       2000-2999 Classified
                                                                            Salaries; Clerical Subs    Salaries; Clerical Subs

                                                                            141,526                    141,526
                                                                            LCFF                       LCFF
                                                                            2000-2999 Classified       2000-2999 Classified
                                                                            Salaries; Senior Office    Salaries; Senior Office
                                                                            Techs                      Techs

                                                                            138,628                    138,628
                                                                            LCFF                       LCFF
                                                                            2000-2999 Classified       2000-2999 Classified
                                                                            Salaries; Office Techs     Salaries; Office Techs
2. See LAUSD LCAP.                                                          462,878                    462,878
   The District has allocated the following staffing and resources to the   LCFF                       LCFF
   school necessary for administering and implementing the schools core     1000-1999 Certificated     1000-1999 Certificated
   educational programs and services for students with disabilities:        Salaries;                  Salaries;

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●   SpEd-Resource Specialist Prog    SpEd-Resource            SpEd-Resource
●   SpEd-Special Day Program         Specialist Prog          Specialist Prog
●   SpEd-Assistants-Moderate To Se
●   SpEd-Assistants                  571,725                  571,725
●   Occupational & Physical
●   Visual Services Program          LCFF                     LCFF
●   Adapted Physical Education Pro   1000-1999 Certificated   1000-1999 Certificated
●   Deaf & Hard of Hearing Program   Salaries, SpEd-Special   Salaries, SpEd-Special
●   Speech & Language Program        Day Program              Day Program
●   Inclusion Facilitator Program
●   SPED-SCHOOL ALLOC-COMPLIANCE
                                     1,100,771                1,100,771
                                     LCFF                     LCFF
                                     2000-2999 Classified     2000-2999 Classified
                                     Salaries,                Salaries,
                                     SpEd-Assistants          SpEd-Assistants
                                     and SpEd Assistants      and SpEd Assistants
                                     Moderate To Severe       Moderate To Severe

                                     71,907                   71,907
                                     LCFF                     LCFF
                                     1000-1999 Certificated   1000-1999 Certificated
                                     Salaries, Adapted        Salaries, Adapted
                                     Physical Education Pro   Physical Education Pro

                                     47,269                   47,269
                                     LCFF                     LCFF
                                     1000-1999 Certificated   1000-1999 Certificated
                                     Salaries, Occupational   Salaries, Occupational
                                     and Physical Therapy     and Physical Therapy
                                     Program                  Program

                                     8,655                    8,655

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LCFF                     LCFF
1000-1999 Certificated   1000-1999 Certificated
Salaries, Visual         Salaries, Visual
Services Program         Services Program

123,969                  123,969
LCFF                     LCFF
1000-1999 Certificated   1000-1999 Certificated
Salaries, Speech and     Salaries, Speech and
Language                 Language

7,573                    7,573
LCFF                     LCFF
1000-1999 Certificated   1000-1999 Certificated
Salaries;                Salaries;
Deaf & Hard of           Deaf & Hard of Hearing
Hearing Program          Program

30,394                   30,394
LCFF                     LCFF
1000-1999 Certificated   1000-1999 Certificated
Salaries;                Salaries;
Inclusion Facilitator    Inclusion Facilitator
Program                  Program

4,920                    4,920
LCFF                     LCFF
1000-1999 Certificated   1000-1999 Certificated
Salaries;                Salaries;
SPED School              SPED School
Alloc-compliance         Alloc-compliance

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3. Classified Salaries                                                           $0                        $0
   Additionally, for English Learners, Youth, and Low Income, the school will:   LCFF                      LCFF
      ● Provide all English Learners, Foster Youth, and Low-Income               2000-2999 Classified      2000-2999 Classified
          students with need- appropriate interventions to support access to     Salaries                  Salaries
          the core curriculum. Provide after-school tutoring to target student
          growth.
4. Provide 2 Generic Assistant Principals and an Assistant Principal,            315,312                   315,312
   Secondary Counseling Services to assist targeted students to meet             LCFF                      LCFF
   grade-level standards in all academic areas and monitor progress through
                                                                                 1000-1999 Certificated    1000-1999 Certificated
   data analysis. .                                                              Salaries; LAUSD           Salaries; LAUSD
                                                                                 Program 10552             Program 10552
5. Teacher Tutor time:                                                           $0                        $0
   EL, low income, and foster youth student to ensure accurate monitoring        Federal Revenues -        Federal Revenues -
   and intervention programs designed for our students. School Plan for          Title I                   Title I
   Student Achievement                                                           1000-1999 Certificated    1000-1999 Certificated
                                                                                 Salaries; Teacher tutor   Salaries; Teacher tutor
                                                                                 fund 7T197                fund 7T197
6. Purchase a fully credentialed Physical Education teacher to insure the        $0                        $0
   psychomotor development of our students. We are proponents of the             LCFF                      LCFF
   notion that a healthy and physically fit body is necessary for learning.      1000-1999 Certificated    1000-1999 Certificated
                                                                                 Salaries; Program         Salaries; Program
                                                                                 13723                     13723
7. Provide 2 Teacher's Assistants to lead focused small group interventions      $0                        $0
   for LEP students that have been identified through the School support         LCFF                      LCFF
   and Progress Team (SSPT) and teacher referrals.                               2000-2999 Classified      2000-2999 Classified
                                                                                 Salaries; Teaching        Salaries; Teaching
                                                                                 Assistants                Assistants
8. Teacher Assignments and Credentialing: The school will assign 100% of         $0                        $0
   teachers in accordance with their credentials, including subject matter and   LCFF                      LCFF
   EL authorizations.

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1000-1999 Certificated   1000-1999 Certificated
                                                                                    Salaries; Teacher Cost   Salaries; Teacher Cost
                                                                                    S&C                      S&C
  9. Provide a full-time librarian to render assistance to students with research   116,739                  116,739
     and inquiry projects.                                                          LCFF                     LCFF
                                                                                    1000-1999 Certificated   1000-1999 Certificated
                                                                                    Salaries; Program        Salaries; Program Code
                                                                                    Code 10989               10989
  10. Provide a class size reduction teacher for the charter-mandated norm          $0                       $0
      numbers.                                                                      LCFF                     LCFF
                                                                                    1000-1999 Certificated   1000-1999 Certificated
                                                                                    Salaries; Funded with    Salaries; Funded with
                                                                                    13724 & 13723            13724 & 13723
  11. GF contribution to the special education program                              $0                       $0
                                                                                    LCFF                     LCFF
                                                                                    2000-2999 Classified     2000-2999 Classified
                                                                                    Salaries; GF             Salaries; GF
                                                                                    contribution to the      contribution to the
                                                                                    special education        special education
                                                                                    program                  program

Goal Analysis
A description of how funds budgeted for Actions/Services that were not implemented were used to support students, families, teachers,
and staff.

The school did not spend any additional funds as a result of Covid-19. The Los Angeles Unified School District allocates the bulk of
these funds and dictates where these funds are allocated. Most of these funds are spent toward personnel and therefore toward
students learning the CCS Standards. These resources are implemented toward the goal of proficiency for all students.

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A description of the successes and challenges in implementing the actions/services to achieve the goal.

Our school continues to show success academically. The school as a whole showed improvement in both ELA and Math. Students
were unable to take the SBAC in 2019-2020 due to the COVID -9 school closure and data was derived from the 2018-2019 SBAC.
Implementation of the actions and services above was a success as our teachers and staff pivoted quickly to shift the delivery from
in-person to online and to ensure that all students had access. Teachers and staff participated in multiple online, district-provided PD
opportunities to ensure that the online format and delivery met the diverse needs of our students. In the event that students
experienced technical difficulties, our support staff and teachers alike assisted and provided support and guidance with a daily virtual
help desk, as well as providing devices and hotspots for all those who requested. In order to meet the needs of our EL students, low
income students, and students who are not reaching benchmark on informal assessments, Portola focused on ongoing intervention
services by providing opportunities for virtual tutoring, a winter break session, teacher office-hours, providing small group interactions
by the classroom teacher with virtual breakout groups, and support from our counselors. Progress reports were generated every five
weeks to identify at-risk students who were in need of intervention and grade recovery.
The specific needs of our EL students during integrated and designated ELD time with ongoing support from teachers and in-person
small group tutoring available after school whenever possible and deemed safe by our County and District’s guidelines.

One challenge was to ensure that all students remained fully engaged during virtual learning. Although attendance increased based on
the District’s guidelines for attendance, student engagement and active participation in class during the synchronous times was a
challenge. Another challenge was obtaining accurate assessment results, both formative and summative, in order to effectively plan for
intervention support and allotment of resources.
Overall, the 2019-20 school year was a success, in spite of the challenges presented by the pandemic. While formal state
assessments were canceled, teachers continued to seek student accountability and were met with unexpected positive outcomes, such
as improved technology skills and improved student achievement on daily remote assignments and assessments.

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Goal 2

100% ATTENDANCE

State and/or Local Priorities addressed by this goal:

State Priorities: Priority 5 (Pupil Engagement)
Local Priorities:

Annual Measurable Outcomes
                            Expected                                                          Actual

                                                                  2020-2021: The percent of students attending 173-180 days
The percent of students attending 173-180 days each school year   each school year (96% attendance rate)
(96% attendance rate)                                             All Students: 89.2% (through April 2021)
All Students 71%                                                  Low-Income Students: 83.3% (through April 2021)
Low-Income Students 64%                                           English Learners: 67.8% (through April 2021)
English Learners 53%                                              Foster Youth: No data results for this subgroup
Foster Youth 57%                                                  African-American Students: 80% (through April 2021)
African-American Students 32%                                     Students with Disabilities: 84.2% (through April 2021
Students with Disabilities 54%
Hispanic Students 67%                                             *Note: Due to the pandemic, the attendance data reflects the
                                                                  virtual model.

                                                                   2019- 2020: CHRONIC
                                                                   Percentage rate of Students Missing 16 days or more each
                                                                  school year
                                                                  All Students: 12.1% (through June 2020 adjusted)
                                                                  Low-Income Students: 16.2% (through February 2020)
                                                                  English Learners: 24.4% (through February 2020)

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Foster Youth: No data results for this subgroup
                                                              African-American Students: 18.8% (through February 2020)
                                                              Students with Disabilities: 17.3% (through February 2020)
                                                              *Note: Due to the pandemic, the 2019-20 results represent
                                                              attendance through March 13, 2020, the last day of in-person
                                                              instruction in the 2019-20 school year.

                                                              2020-2021: Chronic Percentage rate of Students Missing 16
                                                              days or more each school year
                                                              All students: 12.1% (through April 2021)
                                                              Low-Income Students: 11.2% (through April 2021)
                                                              English Learners: 17.2% (through March 2021)
                                                              Foster Youth: No data results for this subgroup
                                                              African-American Students: 15.1% (through April 2021)
                                                              Students with Disabilities: 10.5% (through April 2021)

Actions / Services
                                Planned                                          Budgeted
                                                                                                      Actual Expenditures
                             Action/Service                                     Expenditures
  1. TSP                                                                   $0                        $0
                                                                           LCFF                      LCFF
                                                                           1000-1999 Certificated    1000-1999 Certificated
                                                                           Salaries                  Salaries
  2. See LAUSD LCAP                                                        $0                        $0
     Additionally, the school will:                                        LCFF                      LCFF
     Promote and strengthen the home-school partnership through programs   1000-1999 Certificated    1000-1999 Certificated
     and activities implemented by certificated staff.                     Salaries                  Salaries

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Promote and strengthen the home-school partnership through programs
      and activities implemented by the staff with the help of web-sites, emails,
      printed material. (see Parent and Family Involvement provisions above)
  3. See LAUSD LCAP                                                                 $0                        $0
     For low income and foster youth, the school will:                              LCFF                      LCFF
     Provide consistent monitoring of attendance and support families with          1000-1999 Certificated    1000-1999 Certificated
     resources and counseling                                                       Salaries; Workshops       Salaries; Workshops
     Provide additional intervention services and provide parent workshops          parent education          parent education
     specifically to serve the unique and individual needs of low-income and
     foster youth.
     Provide informational material on trainings for parents who cannot
     physically attend meetings but need the information to help their child
     through repro-graphic printed material or emails.

Goal Analysis
A description of how funds budgeted for Actions/Services that were not implemented were used to support students, families, teachers,
and staff.

The school did not spend any additional funds as a result of Covid-19. The Los Angeles Unified School District allocates the bulk of
these funds and dictates where these funds are allocated. Most of these funds are spent toward personnel and therefore toward
students learning the CCS Standards. These resources are implemented toward the goal of 100% attendance for all students.

A description of the successes and challenges in implementing the actions/services to achieve the goal.

Based on the 2019 California School Dashboard student data, PCMS shows a significant increase in the Chronic Absenteeism rate with
an increase of 6.5% placing our school in the Red tier for this category only. This significant drop can be attributed to the work
stoppage in the month of January 2019. Beyond January 2019, the natural disasters and the global pandemic in the 2019-2020 and
2020-2021 school years caused school closures and a transition to virtual learning, which affected school attendance rates.
Our PSA Counselor, School Nurse, and support staff continued to provide services remotely and in-person throughout the school
closure and supported the needs of families and staff by assisting with a variety of tasks, including device distribution and maintenance,

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workshop scheduling, communications, technology support, making contact with at-risk students and families, and other duties as
necessary.

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Goal 3

PARENT, COMMUNITY, AND STUDENT ENGAGEMENT

State and/or Local Priorities addressed by this goal:

State Priorities: 3. Parent involvement; 6. School climate
Local Priorities:

Annual Measurable Outcomes
                            Expected                                                              Actual
                                                                             Percentage of parents’ responses on the School
                                                                             Experience Survey in the category of School Climate:
Percentage of parents who feel positive about the overall school             Overall Customer Service: 83%
climate (question on School Experience Survey): 77%                          Overall Parent Engagement: 82%
                                                                             Overall Parent Involvement: 85%
                                                                             Overall Resource Availability: 79%
                                                                      Percentage of students who feel connected with the school:
Percentage of students who feel connected to their school: 61%
                                                                      63%

Actions / Services
                                   Planned                                               Budgeted
                                                                                                              Actual Expenditures
                                Action/Service                                          Expenditures
  1. The school will increase the number of parents completing the School           $0                       $0
     Experience Survey and percentage of parents trained on academic                LCFF                     LCFF
     initiatives by providing a minimum of four workshops annually.                 1000-1999 Certificated   1000-1999 Certificated
     Topics to focus on:                                                            Salaries;                Salaries;
     Parents feeling like a partner with their school in decisions about child’s    Teacher x time for       Teacher x time for
     education, provided with comprehensible information, provide                   parent education         parent education
     opportunities for parents to support student learning.
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Provide opportunities for parents on Local Charter Governance Council to
      build education literacy by attending training on current and relevant
      academic topics such as needs of English Learners, etc..
  2. Provide programs for parents, including literacy, mathematics, technology,               $0                           $0
     and science family workshops to help parents support their child's                       LCFF                         LCFF
     academic progress at home and serve as a liaison to build strong                         1000-1999 Certificated       1000-1999 Certificated
     partnerships between home and school.                                                    Salaries;                    Salaries;
     Provide opportunities for parents to be involved in their child's classroom              Parent training              Parent training
     activities through training programs to help parents be classroom
     volunteers.

Goal Analysis
A description of how funds budgeted for Actions/Services that were not implemented were used to support students, families, teachers,
and staff.

Based on our analysis of school experience data and growth data and other evidence variables, including the data presented above,
our school continues to build partnerships with our parents and community members. Our School Experience Surveys demonstrates a
steady increase of parent response rate over the years.
LAUSD provides us with a base of resources provided by the state based on our enrollment. Much of our employees and resources are directed in
part toward the goal of improved Parent and Community engagement. In addition, to these resources, In addition, our Community Representative,
Administrators, out-of-class support staff, teachers, and clerical staff will continue to provide the following actions both in the virtual and in-person
settings as outlined by the current guidelines. We will continue to improve parent and community communication, facilitating parent workshops,
increasing parent portal use, increasing volunteer opportunities, and increasing parent center use.

A description of the successes and challenges in implementing the actions/services to achieve the goal.

During the pandemic, many more families and students required technology support, counseling support, and information to help their
child and family adjust to the school closures and virtual learning. We immediately established a daily drop-in help desk via the phone
or through video conferencing to assist our parents. Our staff established Google Voice phone numbers and the various ways to
contact a staff member was published weekly via our website, emails, and phone calls. Social media, Facebook and Instagram, were
also utilized to connect with our families and offer support. In addition, an administrator was available to meet parents on any day, even
weekends, to distribute materials needed. Staff transitioned parent workshops and meetings to a virtual format, and many more
parents were able to attend, due to the ease of accessibility of video conferencing via the Zoom platform. Families continued to feel
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that they were a part of their school due to the increased and targeted efforts of the staff to keep the community engaged and
connected. Our traditional school wide events were modified to be virtual - talent show, student clubs, musical theatre program, student
and family game nights, movie nights, student competitions, awards ceremonies, dances, etc.
We increased the percentage of parent, staff, and student communication channels (website, e-blasts from school and from teacher,
ConnectEd messages, text messages with direct links to the survey, parent handbook with direct links, social media, etc.) The
multi-faceted and tenacious effort helped to keep our community moving forward and engaged..
Parent Zoom and webinar meetings and parent workshops were held throughout the year to keep parents and stakeholders informed
on all important updates in regards to students and announcements. Meetings were scheduled at varied times and dates in order to
accommodate parent schedules including mornings, afternoons, evenings, and weekends.

Our challenge was modifying all traditional events to a virtual format while meeting families’ expectations. Many parents and staff
members put forth hours of planning and research to transition in-person events to a fun and creative virtual format that would attract
the interest of our families and continue to build community. For our new parents (mostly 6th grade families), they have found it more
difficult to connect with other families and make personal friendships via the virtual setting.

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Goal 4

ENSURE SCHOOL SAFETY

State and/or Local Priorities addressed by this goal:

State Priorities: Priority 2(Implementation of State Standards), Priority 4 (Pupil Achievement), Priority 5 (Pupil Engagement)
Local Priorities:

Annual Measurable Outcomes
                            Expected                                                               Actual
Percent of Students Suspended                                               Based on the CA Dashboard 2019, our overall suspension
All Students 1%                                                             declined by .5% and .9% of the students were suspended.
                                                                            Our overall CA Dashboard data shows improvement and
                                                                            has our school in the Green tier for Suspensions.
Number of Suspension Events                                          Number of Suspension Events 2019-20 ed-data.org
All Students 38                                                      All Students 18
English Learners 3                                                   English Learners 0
African-American Students 6                                          African-American Students 5
Hispanic Students 11                                                 Hispanic Students 6
Maintain suspension rates below an incident rate of 1 per 1000       Maintain suspension rates below an incident rate of 1 per 1000
All Students .01%                                                    All Students 1%
LEP .07%                                                             English Learners 0%
Low Income .02%                                                      Economically Disadvantaged 1%
Students with Disabilities.06%                                       Students with Disabilities 1.7%
African American .06%                                                African American 5.1%
Hispanic .01%                                                        Hispanic 1.1%
Percentage of students who feel safe on school grounds - 94%         Percentage of students who feel safe on school grounds: 72%

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Actions / Services
                                  Planned                                              Budgeted
                                                                                                             Actual Expenditures
                               Action/Service                                         Expenditures
  1. In addition, the school will provide parent education evenings to            $0                       $0
     disseminate information and create partnerships with our parents and         LCFF                     LCFF
     families. The school will:                                                   1000-1999 Certificated   1000-1999 Certificated
     Continue Foundation Discipline Policy “Caught Being Present" To support      Salaries                 Salaries
     attendance
     Caught being respectful, responsible and safe awards
  2. Campus Aides will provide a safe environment in the campus for all           $0                       $0
     students both in the classroom and on the yard                               LCFF                     LCFF
                                                                                  2000-2999 Classified     2000-2999 Classified
                                                                                  Salaries; Campus         Salaries; Campus Aides
                                                                                  Aides
  3. Supervision aides will provide for a safe welcoming environment in the       $0                       $0
     classroom and on the yard for students, staff, and parents.                  LCFF                     LCFF
                                                                                  2000-2999 Classified     2000-2999 Classified
                                                                                  Salaries; Supervision    Salaries; Supervision
                                                                                  Aides                    Aides
  4. ITN Psych School C                                                           $0                       $0
                                                                                  LCFF                     LCFF
                                                                                  1000-1999 Certificated   1000-1999 Certificated
                                                                                  Salaries                 Salaries

Goal Analysis
A description of how funds budgeted for Actions/Services that were not implemented were used to support students, families, teachers,
and staff.

LAUSD provides us with a base of resources provided by the state based on our enrollment. Much of our employees and resources
directed in part toward the goal of improved School Safety and Climate. In addition, PCMS will continue to use Restorative Justice
practices and provide RJ training.Our teachers will continue to promote digital citizenship skills. PCMS did not use any additional
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funds to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 that were not part of the 2019-20 LCAP, and all expenditures for salaries were spent as
budgeted. Note that additional supports to address the immediate school closures in March 2020 and distance learning impacts on
students were provided by the Los Angeles Unified School District to all students, including those attending Affiliated Charters like
PCMS. See the LAUSD LCAP Annual Update for more information.

A description of the successes and challenges in implementing the actions/services to achieve the goal.

Based on our analysis of student suspension data and other evidence variables, including the 2019 CA School Dashboard, PCMS
decreased the suspension rate and moved to the Green band. Restorative Justice is used at Portola in helping our teachers and staff
in having a positive approach that focuses on building, maintaining, and repairing relationships among our students. A designated staff
member trained in RJ practices worked with our teachers, students and parents to implement specific Restorative Justice strategies in
the school and in the home. These practices provided a safe environment for students to have their voice heard and to model behavior
that encouraged kindness and respect. All safety protocols on campus when assisting our families even during the school closures as
per the County and District guidelines.

During school closure, the process of identifying students who were in need of intervention, both academically and socio-emotionally,
posed a challenge due to the physical distance. Identifying students of real need, obtaining parent permission, gathering data from
teachers, proposing effective measures for intervention was a challenge during the pandemic. However, the time invested in offering
support, via one-to-one Zoom calls, small group intervention, regular parent check-ins, etc. - was a necessary effort to maintain a safe
school environment. Our annual school survey saw a drop this year for students feeling safe on campus. Since students were not
physically on campus, our hypothesis is that students interpreted the question to mean physical safety on campus due to the Covid-19
pandemic and school closure due to the virus.

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Goal 5

PROVIDE FOR BASIC SERVICES

State and/or Local Priorities addressed by this goal:

State Priorities: Priority 1 (Basic Services), Priority 2 (Implementation of State Standards), Priority 5 (Pupil Engagement)
Local Priorities:

Annual Measurable Outcomes
                            Expected                                                                Actual
Percentage of teachers that are appropriately credentialed for the    Percentage of teachers that are appropriately credentialed for
students they are assigned to teach: 89% Compliant                    the students they are assigned to teach: 97 % Compliant
Percentage of school based staff attending 96% or above.              Percentage of school based staff attending 96% or above: 74.7%
Percentage of schools providing students with standards based         Percentage of schools providing students with standards based
instructional materials by meeting Williams Act requirements:         instructional materials by meeting Williams Act requirements:
100% Compliant                                                        100% Compliant
Percentage of facilities that are in good repair: Exemplary Rating    Percentage of facilities that are in good repair: Exemplary Rating

Actions / Services
                                   Planned                                                Budgeted
                                                                                                                 Actual Expenditures
                                Action/Service                                           Expenditures
  1. See LAUSD LCAP                                                                  $0                        $0
     Note: The District LCAP provides most of the relevant information for           LCFF                      LCFF
     Section 2 of this LCAP. As an LAUSD Affiliated Charter school, the school       4000-4999 Books and       4000-4999 Books and
     receives from the District many of the resources necessary to operate the       Supplies;                 Supplies;
     school, including "services" as the term is defined in the LCAP                 IMA 13027                 IMA 13027
     regulations. Section 2 of the District LCAP therefore is incorporated by
     reference herein: this section of the school's LCAP directly addresses

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only those actions and services corresponding to funds allocated to and
   budgeted by the school as a District Affiliated Charter School.
2. See LAUSD LCAP.                                                             338,731                  338,731
   The District has allocated the following general fund staffing and          LCFF                     LCFF
   resources to the school, based on the schools enrollment and/or other       2000-2999 Classified     2000-2999 Classified
   factors, for purposes of maintaining and operating the school facilities:   Salaries; Plant          Salaries; Plant
       ● Plant Manager                                                         manager, Assistant       manager, Assistant
       ● Assistant Plant Manager                                               Plant Manager,           Plant Manager, building
       ● Buildings and Grounds Worker                                          building and grounds     and grounds worker
                                                                               worker
3. Centralized Support and Resources                                           $0                       $0
   Accounting, Human Resources and additional administrative supportive        LCFF                     LCFF
   received by LAUSD Central office.                                           2000-2999 Classified     2000-2999 Classified
   Operations Sch-Pos                                                          Salaries;                Salaries;
   Central Office Resources                                                    Central Office Support   Central Office Support

                                                                               $0                       $0
                                                                               LCFF                     LCFF
                                                                               2000-2999 Classified     2000-2999 Classified
                                                                               Salaries;                Salaries;
                                                                               Central Office Support   Central Office Support

                                                                               $0                       $0
                                                                               LCFF                     LCFF

                                                                               2000-2999 Classified     2000-2999 Classified
                                                                               Salaries;                Salaries;
                                                                               Central Office           Central Office
                                                                               Resources                Resources
4. Maintenance and Operation - supplies allocated to the school to maintain    $0                       $0
   a clean and safe campus                                                     LCFF                     LCFF

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5000-5999 Services            5000-5999 Services
                                                                                                and Other Operating           and Other Operating
                                                                                                Expenses;                     Expenses; Maintenance
                                                                                                Maintenance &                 & Operation supplies
                                                                                                Operation supplies

Goal Analysis
A description of how funds budgeted for Actions/Services that were not implemented were used to support students, families, teachers,
and staff.

LAUSD provides us with a base of resources provided by the state based on our enrollment. Much of our employees and resources are directed in part toward the
goal of maintaining or Basic Services. In addition, to these resources, PCMS will provide the following actions.

A description of the successes and challenges in implementing the actions/services to achieve the goal.

Based on the data provided above, we met all measurable objective goals. During the 2019-2020 year, PCMS either met or exceeded
expected outcomes in the various areas of Basic Services.

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Annual Update for the 2020–21 Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan
The following is the local educational agency’s (LEA’s) analysis of its 2020-21 Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan (Learning
Continuity Plan).

In-Person Instructional Offerings
Actions Related to In-Person Instructional Offerings
                                                                                                          Estimated
                                                                                       Total Budgeted
Description                                                                                               Actual       Contributing
                                                                                       Funds
                                                                                                          Expenditures

   1. School will invest in ongoing maintenance to prepare for a future return to
                                                                                       $5,490,352         $5,490,352      N
      in-person instruction

Note that expenditures for health and safety protocols are covered under the
District’s Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan, as these actions are taken         N/A                N/A             N/A
district-wide.

A description of any substantive differences between the planned actions and/or budgeted expenditures for in-person instruction and
what was implemented and/or expended on the actions.

This action was implemented as planned: as an LAUSD affiliated charter school, our school receives resources necessary to operate
the school from the District, based on the school’s enrollment and/or other factors, for purposes of maintaining and operating the school
facilities.

Analysis of In-Person Instructional Offerings
A description of the successes and challenges in implementing in-person instruction in the 2020-21 school year.
 In compliance with federal, state, and county guidelines for safe opening of schools, all Los Angeles Unified schools including Portola
 Charter Middle remained closed for in-person instruction for the majority of the 2020-21 school year, with all students engaging in

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distance learning. As countywide COVID numbers began to fall, the District implemented the highest standards of COVID safety of
any school district in the nation to prepare for a return to school. Los Angeles Unified upgraded air filters with the equivalent of an
N-95 mask and reprogrammed the systems to circulate air 24 hours a day. Staff were trained and schools provided with adequate
supplies of PPE. Custodial staff were doubled to make sure schools are cleaned and disinfected top to bottom, and classrooms were
reconfigured to keep all at school safely apart.

Over the course of the month of April, Los Angeles Unified reopened schools for hybrid instruction:
  ● During the week of April 12th, 61 elementary schools and 11 early education centers reopened.
  ● The week of April 19th, the remaining elementary schools and early education centers reopened.
  ● Finally, the week of April 26th, middle and high schools reopened.

In the hybrid model, middle school and high school students were on campus 2-3 days a week with the same group of students,
staying in the same classroom. While on campus, students participated in advisory classes with their teacher for in-person community
building and social-emotional learning, and received online instruction for their classes. Students completed coursework online and
participated in independent work when not receiving direct instruction. On-site childcare and enrichment activities were available for
middle school students during the days and times when they were not receiving direct instruction.

In addition, families could also elect to keep students in distance learning. In this model, middle school and high school students
continued to learn online similar to how students were previously learning online.

PCMS’ in-person hybrid learning began on:

      ●       Monday, April 26, 2021: teachers and staff on campus and synchronous/asynchronous times for students in
             their new Hybrid Advisory classes.
      ●       Tuesday, April 27, 2021 for grade six cohort H Hybrid students on campus
      ●       Wednesday, April 28, 2021 for grade six cohort L Hybrid students on campus and Beyond the Bell (BTB) supervision
      ●       Thursday, April 29, 2021 grades six, seven and eight cohort H Hybrid students on campus and BTB supervision
      ●       Friday, April 30, 2021 grades six, seven and eight cohort L Hybrid students on campus and BTB supervision.

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Successes experienced in implementing in-person instruction:
     ●      According to Whole Child, 88.9% of students are in the green band, 3.7% are in the yellow band, and 7.4% are in the
     red band for attendance.
     ●      Educators have worked in collaboration with their department and grade level colleagues in order to design a curriculum
     plan that fits the needs of all learners.
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●     Students at every grade level have been grouped in cohorts to minimize any potential outbreak.
       ●      Covid Task Force meets regularly to review and analyze a solid schoolwide safety plan for contract tracing, cleaning,
       and safety protocols
       ●     PCMS scored 100% on the District Covid Compliance Report Card.
       .

       Challenges experienced in implementing in-person instruction:
       ●     It was difficult to replace teachers who were unable to return with qualified substitutes.
       ●     Delay of external COVID test results being processed by the District on the Daily Pass Dashboard.
       ●     Teachers experienced connectivity issues in the afternoons while teaching their PM online cohorts.

Distance Learning Program
Actions Related to the Distance Learning Program
                                                                                                         Estimated
                                                                                        Total Budgeted
Description                                                                                              Actual       Contributing
                                                                                        Funds
                                                                                                         Expenditures

   2. Our school will provide high-quality curriculum and instructional resources to    $7,303,789       $8,278,272    N
      support distance learning and ensure continuity of instruction for all students
      as part of our general education program.

   3. We will also continue to provide a rigorous special education program to          $5,310,278       $5,303,962    N
      support our students with disabilities in distance learning.

Note that device and connectivity resources, professional development, and              N/A              N/A           N/A
expenditures for staff roles and responsibilities are covered under the District’s
Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan, as these actions are taken district-wide.

A description of any substantive differences between the planned actions and/or budgeted expenditures for the distance learning
program and what was implemented and/or expended on the actions.

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In alignment with Los Angeles Unified School District policy, our school implemented distance learning for the majority of the 2020-21
school year. The actions above were implemented as planned - variations in expenditures are generally attributable to adjusted
funding levels as a result of normed allocations and staffing based on per-pupil enrollment.

Analysis of the Distance Learning Program
A description of the successes and challenges in implementing each of the following elements of the distance learning program in the
2020-21 school year, as applicable: Continuity of Instruction, Access to Devices and Connectivity, Pupil Participation and Progress,
Distance Learning Professional Development, Staff Roles and Responsibilities, and Support for Pupils with Unique Needs.
Continuity of Instruction
  ● Standards aligned digital tools implementation continued to provide engaging and rigorous lessons/activities to support both
      synchronous and asynchronous learning.
  ● Ongoing professional development and planning support was provided to educators on effective remote learning and
      engagement strategies as well as pacing to address essential standards and data in remote instructional settings.
  ● To prepare for Return to Campus, guidance and support for teaching in each content area in hybrid environments was
      provided to educators.
  ● In order to support continuity of instruction across all District schools, Los Angeles Unified developed numerous resources for
      school site leaders, including:
          ○ Principal’s Playbook and Addendum outlined not only the operational planning for a return to campus, but an academic
               plan to ensure continuity of instruction as well, including progress monitoring, academic content planning, and modality
               transition preparation for potential quick transitions between online, in-person, and hybrid learning.
          ○ Transition Plan: From Safer At Home to In-Person Services - this checklist provided prioritized tasks to be performed in
               preparation for In-person services. The checklist is to be used alongside the Principal’s Playbook and Addendum.
          ○ Instructional Toolkit - this resource includes instructional strategies for elementary and secondary educators both to
               continue to support virtual learning and to adapt to the hybrid learning model.
          ○ Instructional Handbook for Online Learning and Hybrid Model - this resource for educators provides information on
               instructional time, assessment strategies, supervision of instruction, social and emotional well-being supports, and
               additional policies and procedures.
          ○ Return to Campus: Family Guide - this resource provides information to families on instructional models, childcare
               offerings, health and safety protocols, the daily health check and more to keep our families informed and prepared for
               the transition to hybrid learning.
          ○ Safe Steps to Safe Schools Toolkit - this messaging resource aligned and standardized communications across the
               District to ensure that consistent information was shared with all staff, families and the greater school community.

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Access to Devices and Connectivity
   ● Thanks to collaborative efforts and unprecedented levels of commitment across the District, every student had access to a
      learning device in the 2020 Spring Semester. During that time, the District’s daily student log-in rates increased by 58
      percentage points district-wide.
   ● The District also distributed tens of thousands of connectivity devices to families over the past year, providing a relatively swift
      and low-cost solution to the problem of ensuring equitable access to household connectivity, allowing increased time to
      develop and implement more long-term and sustainable solutions.

All PCMS students who requested a device or hotspot, received them.
923 student devices were assigned to students and 12% of our students received a hotspot.

Pupil Participation and Progress
  ● Teachers, site administrators as well as local district and district staff continued to monitor student engagement and
       participation using the following sources (note that this information continued to be captured and monitored in the spring hybrid
       instructional models):
           ○ MiSIS
           ○ Whole Child Data Platform
           ○ Schoology
           ○ Digital Tools Participation/Task Completion such as:
           ○ SeeSaw
           ○ Nearpod
           ○ Discovery
           ○ IXL
           ○ Brainpop
           ○ ST Math
           ○ Zearn
  ● Attendance submittal by teachers is monitored at each school site and by communities of schools and Local Districts, as well
       as the central office. Submittal rate in MiSiS continues to be high (99.71% district-wide year to date for 2020-21).

Distance Learning Professional Development
   ● The District provided a Virtual Teaching and Learning Academy for new hires, contract pool and substitute teachers, with initial
      sessions held in August and additional sessions held throughout the year. This Academy pursued innovative strategies such
      as developing podcast-style sessions focused on Tech Tips, using Zoom technologies to create breakout sessions allowing for
      differentiation, and identification of a cadre of presenters who are engaging, effective communicators, and knowledgeable.
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● Starting in the 20-21 school year, Los Angeles Unified’s Human Resources Division started to provide virtual orientation and
     training for all student teachers in the District needing to earn their student teaching hours to earn their credential. The District
     now has a more centralized system to track Student Teachers, Guiding Teachers, and host schools. Student teachers were
     given access to District systems such as District email accounts, MyPLN for PD opportunities, and Schoology Learning
     Management System for the first time in order to support online instruction with their students. Student Teachers were also
     provided with support on how to use distance learning tools, resources, and platforms, and were offered opportunities to
     receive COVID Vaccine to expand our pool of educators. These Student Teacher Virtual Orientations and Resources reached
     over 700 student teachers from various teacher preparation programs.
   ● Substitute teachers were provided with an additional 5 sessions of professional development from November to January 2021,
     exploring building positive rapport, practicing routines, and procedures for logging into and using District platforms and tools.
     On average 650 substitute teachers attended the professional development sessions.
   ● 12 hours of professional development were provided to paraprofessionals. Topics included social emotional learning,
     supporting instruction, safe COVID practices, universal design for learning, Schoology, and using Zoom to engage learners.
     Over 14,000 paraprofessionals completed the trainings offered, and more than 4,000 feedback forms were received.
     Overwhelmingly, paraprofessionals indicated that the learning opportunities were highly engaging, highly effective, and built
     their capacity to support distance teaching and learning.

The majority of PCMS’s teachers were trained through the District’s Future Ready Training Program towards the end of the 2020
school year. These teachers in collaboration with department level colleagues, began to implement informal assessment tools on
digital platforms provided by the district. Some of these resources that focus on Language Arts include Schoology, Google Slides,
NearPod, and resources from StudySync. Some of the resources that focus on Mathematics include, Schoology, Zearn, Gizmos, and
FipGrid. Distance Learning Professional Development was provided to all teachers and staff before the school year began (August
2020). In addition, PD was provided to all teachers and staff at the start of the second semester (January 2021). Grade level common
planning time and department planning time were provided throughout the year.

Staff Roles and Responsibilities
   ● Throughout the District, Special Program Substitutes were assigned to schools to support the primary grades, and ELA and
       Math in the secondary grades. These substitutes provided differentiation of instruction, and the lower ratio of teacher to student
       in targeted grade levels allowed for personalization and improved student engagement. Additional staff allowed for small group
       instruction and intervention for students, as well as increased teacher collaboration to meet the needs of students.
   ● On average, there were 1,680 Special Program Substitutes who remained in the same assignment. This average increased to
       1,830. This increase in demand can be seen as a testament to the success of the program.

PCMS received Special Program Substitutes to support classroom teachers with the following:
    ●      Small group instruction
    ●      Day to day coverage for teacher absences
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●      ELD support
       ●      IEP Coverage

Support for Pupils with Unique Needs
  ● For more information on these supports for students with unique needs, please see below under the Analysis of Pupil Learning
     Loss.

Pupil Learning Loss
Actions Related to the Pupil Learning Loss
                                                                                                       Estimated
                                                                                      Total Budgeted
Description                                                                                            Actual       Contributing
                                                                                      Funds
                                                                                                       Expenditures

   4. Our school will implement strategies and interventions to measure and           $516,411         $937,652       N
      address learning loss for all students.

   5. We will also provide additional supports which primarily benefit LCFF target    $604,175         $602,144       Y
      student groups (low-income students, students in foster care, and English
      learners) to address their unique learning loss challenges.

   6. Our school will also target funding allocated by the District through the Student $1,342,930     $1,068,910     Y
      Equity Needs Index to further fund interventions to support English learners,
      foster youth, and low-income students.

A description of any substantive differences between the planned actions and/or budgeted expenditures for addressing pupil learning
loss and what was implemented and/or expended on the actions.
Actions 4 and 5 above were implemented as planned - variations in expenditures are generally attributable to adjusted funding levels
as a result of normed allocations and staffing based on per-pupil enrollment.

Action 6: PCMS students were provided Extended Learning session during winter break. 8th graders were provided another

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grade-recovery session during the Spring semester after school. Small group and 1:1 tutoring was offered to English Learners and
Students with Disabilities as staff availability permitted.

Analysis of Pupil Learning Loss
A description of the successes and challenges in addressing Pupil Learning Loss in the 2020-21 school year and an analysis of the
effectiveness of the efforts to address Pupil Learning Loss to date.
Assessment Strategies
Portola Charter Middle complied with Los Angeles Unified and state policy on assessments.
   ● ELA and Math Assessments were administered three times during the year. Assessment results for the following Beginning of
       year (BOY) and middle of year (MOY) administrations were analyzed and used to inform re-teaching, pre teaching and
       differentiated instruction:
           ○ Renaissance Star Reading 6 -8
           ○ Renaissance Star Math 6-8
           ○ DIBELS (K- 5/6)
           ○ Edulastic Math (TK - 5/6)
   ● Student use of core curriculum and supplemental digital tools included regular assessment. Educators used the dashboards
       within the assessment systems described above to identify standards and skills for re-teaching, pre teaching and differentiated
       instruction.
   ● Informal assessment data such as review of completed assignments, discussion threads in Schoology, Zoom chat, etc. and
       observation during synchronous sessions also continued to inform instructional planning.

General Learning Recovery Strategies
  ● District, local district and school-based extended learning opportunities were provided to students in the Fall and Spring
     sessions.
  ● Multiple Summer learning opportunities, intervention and enrichment, will be offered to all TK-12 students.

English Learners
  ● The District provided the following Master Plan services / supports for English Learners:
          ○ Synchronous/asynchronous professional development/training on Designated ELD (dELD), Integrated ELD (iELD),
             Dual Language Education, Target Language Development, EL instructional approaches and ELPAC.
          ○ Technical support on all the operational aspects of the Master Plan programs options for English Learners, especially
             around the expansion of Dual Language Education Programs.
          ○ Model lessons on dELD, iELD, target language development and resiliency.
          ○ Content lessons and resources in 6 languages (Arabic, Armenian, French, Korean, Mandarin, and Spanish).
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○ Pathway to Biliteracy Awards/Seal of Biliteracy toward the goal of promoting bilingualism and biliteracy.
        ○ EL Instructional Coaches for schools with high concentration of ELs.
        ○ Supplemental instructional programs for ELs such as Reading Horizons and Rosetta Stone.
        ○ Before/after/Saturday intervention/enrichment to PLTELs and LTELs in need of targeted instructional support.
        ○ Family webinars/workshops/ trainings and home-school resources.
   ● Despite the school closures and the limited Summative ELPAC opportunity provided by CDE Fall 2020, 65% of ELPAC at level
     3 ELs took the Fall 2020 Summative ELPAC remotely across the District.
   ● 8.56% of the District’s LTELs have reclassified and 9.2% of LTELs with disabilities have reclassified.

Standard English learners, including African American students
   ● SEL Coaches continue to utilize LAS Links diagnostic assessment across the District to identify areas of growth and/or need,
      and attend to this data by establishing intervention groups focusing on academic language development and mainstream
      English language development, in addition to providing small group instruction in break-out rooms synchronously.
   ● Based on a preliminary LAS Links (BOY - MOY) comparison report, there is evidence of an increase in literacy (reading,
      writing) proficiency levels. Qualitatively, based on evaluation compilations and observations, teachers have reported an
      increase in student engagement and remote learning participation.

Students with Exceptional Needs
   ● 60,000 IEPs were completed, with a Distance Learning Plan embedded
   ● Professional developments were made to assist special educators with using the digital tools to provide accommodations
      virtually. These include “IXL in Special Education,” “Kami for Remote Learning,” and “Nearpod: Explore Tools for
      Differentiation”
          ○ 483 educators watched our training on IXL,
          ○ 772 watched the Nearpod trainings, and
          ○ 220 watched the training on Kami.
   ● 300 teachers and administrators engaged in a series of three trainings by Katie Novak on Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
   ● Every school in the district was asked to send a team including a special educator to Orton Gillingham trainings.
   ● 95% Phonics Lesson Library kits and professional development were provided to elementary Special Education teachers.
      Elementary administrators and support staff were able to participate in a synchronous or asynchronous webinar on supporting
      the PLL. Office hours to support teachers and administrators were held.
   ● 7000 paraprofessionals participated in a webinar to prepare for the transition to hybrid learning

Students in Foster Care and Experiencing Homelessness
   ● Counselors have maintained relationships with students and families and continue to provide support and advocacy.
   ● Foster caregivers and families experiencing homelessness continue to have access to the enrollment portal to support
      immediate school enrollment. Thousands of applications have been submitted for new students through the pre-enrollment
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portal (enroll.lausd.net)
    ● Student Health and Human Services hotline continues to offer dedicated staffing and support on school days to support our
      students in foster care and experiencing homelessness with addressing any barriers. The hotline has served over 19,000
      callers, addressing basic needs and providing support and consultation, referrals, and services/support for students, caregivers
      and staff.

Gifted and Talented (GATE) Students
    ● The District created and implemented a variety of online presentations and events for families to provide general GATE
       program information and tools for supporting children in a virtual learning environment, e.g., E-Learning workshops, Annual
       GATE/SAS Parent Trainings, Annual GATE/SAS Parent Conference (2020-2021 academic year). Almost 1,500 parents have
       participated in online workshops this year.
    ● The Advanced Learning Options team also secured a districtwide site license that provides access for all Los Angeles Unified
       educators to participate in an asynchronous course on “Questioning Deep Dive” as a strategy for distance learning with Lisa
       Van Gemert, Educator and Consultant, Gifted Guru (2020-2021 academic year)
    ● The District also developed, in collaboration with the You Matter Foundation and Zoom, a 13-week enrichment program, Every
       Monday Matters (EMM), to engage gifted/talented youth (grades 3-8) in topics and activities that support social-emotional
       well-being and social-responsibility. 341 students are participating in our Every Monday Matters program online each week

PCMS provided opportunities for enrichment. Students were able to participate in the LA County Science Fair, History Day LA, a
school-based virtual talent show, a virtual musical theatre program, Math Counts and weekly CA Jr. Scholarship Federation activities.
The annual GATE parent meeting and various parent workshops were provided for our parents.

Analysis of Mental Health and Social and Emotional Well-Being
A description of the successes and challenges in monitoring and supporting mental health and social and emotional well-being in the
2020-21 school year.
Educators and school community stakeholders have embraced the thematic days and activities in support of Mindful Monday,
Grati-Tuesday, Wellness Wednesday, Thoughtful Thursday, and Fun Friday. Daily lessons and activities are available to all educators
to support community building, check-in/check-out activities, use of 4:1 (positive to corrective) feedback, and creating/teaching and
reinforcing classroom expectations.

In addition, over 10,000 educators are part of the Student Health and Human Services Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports.

Finally, as referenced above, the Student Health and Human Services hotline has served over 19,000 callers, addressing basic needs

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