School Community Council
October 21, 2020
Main Office Conference Room, 3:30 PM
BMS Mission Statement
The mission of Butler Middle School is to foster rights, respect, and responsibility in a supportive school community that ensures all students achieve high levels of learning.
- Denise White—Chair (2)
- Honor Steele—Vice Chair (1)
- Paula Logan (S)
- Sara Allen (S)
- Tatiana Grant (S)
- Inga Plucinski-Holbrook (1)
- Lori Carter (1)
- Micah Baker (1)
- Debbie Durtschi (1)
- Chris Coutts (2)
- Doug Draughan (2)
- Monica Meyer (2)
- Summer Gallegos (2)
- Carole Sobrio (S)
- Ladena Saxey –Secretary
Goals for Butler Middle School’s CSIP 2020-2021
In the 2020-2021 school year, BMS will aim to have 85% of our students on track each quarter with attendance in all grades and student groups. We define on track as students missing less than 10% (green and yellow).
Behavior – 85% of students will report feeling connected to school on targeted school climate survey. We will average the last 3 data questions related specifically to connectedness from the survey.
Coursework: MI (Math) Goal:
75% of our students will be proficient or advanced on the Spring 2021 Math Inventory (MI).
5% or less in Below Basic and 20% or less in Basic in each grade level by the end of the school year.
75% of our SWD, ELLs, and students in the Below Basic level will grow at least 50 points or one level in the January and April testing windows.
Coursework: RI (Reading) Goal:
80% of our students will be proficient or advanced on the Spring 2021 Reading Inventory (RI).
5% or less in Below Basic and 15% or less in Basic in each grade level by the end of the school year.
80% of our Students with Disabilities, English Language Learners, and students in the Below Basic level will grow at least 50 points or one level in the January and April testing windows.
- Welcome – Introductions (Denise)
- Bylaws and Meeting Minutes Approval (Denise)
- Bylaws: Doug Draughan made a motion to approve the bylaws as they stand, Inga Plucinski-Holbrook 2nd the motion, all in favor.
- September Meeting Minutes: Inga Plucinski-Holbrook made a motion to approve the minutes, Paula Logan 2nd the motion, all in favor.
- Update on District Training (Denise)
- Digital Citizenship (Jen Van Haaften)—Moved to November
- Netsmatsz digital safety presentation – November
- School Safety—District Report/School Report (Sara)
- Reunification paln: If students need to evacuate we would first use the back field, if that is not safe we would then move students to either Brighton High, The City Office Building and or the Church Parking lot across from the city building to wait for parent pick up.
- We have limited visitors to the front entry where they are screened before entering further into the building.
- Students riding the bus have assigned seats and must wear a mask.
- We have closed the North and South parking lots to allow for student line up before school. This has created a bit of congestion in the drop off area. We have more staff and admin out to help with the flow and safety.
- Cell phone policy – no phones allowed. We introduced a strict no phone rule last year, it was huge success and has carried over nicely this year. The students are more engaged and there are fewer discipline issues related to phones and bullying.
- Teachers will be working on the Who Do You Know activity this Friday. Our #1 concern is the Mental and Emotional health of our students
- Review PBIS Rewards (Sara)
- Students earn digital points rather than the paper Bruin Bucks we have used in the past. These points can be used at the school store. 1 point = $0.25
- Store hours: M-F 4:00 – 8:00 pm and weekends.
- Some teachers have class stores as well were points can be used.
- PTSA and BMS have each allotted $5,000 for store items = $10,000. We are working on purchasing some bigger ticket items, donations would be greatly appreciated.
- Access to points and the store items are a concern for Quarantine and On-Line kids. We will look into ways to better include them in the future, any ideas are welcome.
- Current points given by grade: 6th grade – 45,000, 7th grade – 52,000 and 8th grade – 37,000.
- Update Return to School Plan (Paula)
- Online/In-person, we have about 170 students on-line. At the quarter end we have 25 that are coming back to in-person and 18 that will switch to on-line.
- We are working on a plan for more synchronicity between on-line, in-person and quarantine students.
- Data Review (Paula)
- Attendance, we have switch to work completion due to quarantine issues and the difficulty and inconsistency of on-line student attendance tracking. We are still working on a way to better track and reward the on-line students to help make them feel more included.
- We had 39 office referals in October and 31 in Septemeber.
- School Connectedness, we had 662 students participate in the survey.
- 88% know an adult they feel they can talk to
- 98% feel successful in school
- 77% like school
- Reading Inventory – 795 students took the test with 71% at advanced
- All 3 grades had 22 students in the Below Basic range. Most of them are either ELA students (English Learner/English as a second language) or have an IEP.
- Math Inventory – This number was much lower at 24% proficient or above basic.
- We have grade level Math Help Tuesdays and Thursdays
- Math 180
- Math Lab classes – 6th grade 108 students with Mrs. Schneggenerger, Mrs. Clyde has 78 – 7th graders and 83 – 8th
- Review of 2019-2020 Land Trust Final Report (Paula)
- Report is not ready from the state yet.
- Review of 2020-2021 Land Trust and TSSP Plans (Paula)
- Attendance – $20,000
- Quarterly Post Cards
- Build A Bruin
- Golden Bruin
- Bruins Den Supplies – treats/snacks
- Instructional Support Aide
- Behavior – $98,000
- Second Step (3rd year)
- ½ the Salary for a Social Worker – Lily Ferreira
- Great Bruin PBIS store
- Salary for MTSS Aide – Becca Fryer
- Course Work
- Reading – $92,000
- Teacher pay for Bruins Den
- Read 180 licenses
- Teacher Professional Development
- Explicit Vocabulary Instruction – Professional Development
- MTSS Aide to help in classrooms – Stephanie Day (McDonald)
- Substitute Pay for Data Collection days
- Support Aide – Jodi Davis
- Math – $43,000
- After School Math Help
- Math 180 licenses
- Illustrative Math Consumables (9 math workbooks)
- Substitute Pay for Data Collection days
- Upcoming Calendar Events (Sara)
- 10/20 – Book Club zoom meet with Author Jennifer Nelson was a success.
- We had 70 kids participate.
- 10/23 – End of 1st Quarter
- 10/28 – Golden Bruin Activity – National Chocolate Day
- 10/29 – Halloween Costumes (face masks still required)
- 11/6 – Shelter in Place Drill
- 11/11 – Veterans Day Activity
- 11/16 – Spirit Week
Next Meeting: November 18
Meetings at 3:30—in person or through google meets
- November 18
- January 20
- February 17
- March 17
- April 21
Outbreaks can happen in one area (like a classroom) or extend more widely (like a school or district)
- 1 case in a classroom is not considered an outbreak
- Only individuals who were in close contact will be notified and required to quarantine at home for the designated 14 days
- 2 cases in a classroom within a 2 week or 14-day period puts a classroom on alert for heightened awareness
- We will notify the students and parents within the class of the situation and ask them to take extra precautions and remind them to stay home if feeling sick
- Enhanced cleaning will take place during this time
- 3 cases in a classroom within a 2 week or 14-day period is considered an outbreak
- Everyone in the identified classroom(s) will need to quarantine for 14 days at home from the date of last exposure.
- The school will clean the classroom per guidelines established by the health department
- 15 cases in a school within a 2 week or 14-day period is considered an outbreak
- The whole school will need to quarantine for 14 days at home from the date of last exposure
- The whole school will be cleaned per guidelines established by the health department
- If multiple schools are quarantined the local health department in collaboration with Canyons District Leadership will make this decision on a case by case basis.