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Parent Notification of Priority Improvement

10/2/20

Dear Parents/Guardians of Rocky Mountain Elementary,

Pursuant to the Education Accountability Act of 2009, all public schools in Colorado are required to develop unified improvement plans that outline targets for performance outcomes and strategies that the school will implement to achieve academic improvement. Schools may be required to implement a performance plan, improvement plan, priority improvement plan, or turnaround plan. Based on results from the Colorado School Performance Framework, Rocky Mountain Elementary will be required to develop a Priority Improvement plan during the 2020-21 school year.

The school was assigned to this plan type based on school performance not meeting state expectations in the areas of math and literacy for academic achievement and academic growth. 

The district is required to submit Rocky Mountain’s Unified Improvement Plan to the Colorado Department of Education on or before January 15, 2021. To meet that deadline, the plan will be developed according to the following timeline:

  • Week of October 5th - School Administration will collaborate with CDE and Adams 12 Learning Services to prioritize our goals for performance improvement
  • Week of October 26th - School based improvement planning team will set data goals aligned to the improvement strategies and continue to develop our action plan
  • Week of November 16th - Meet with School Accountability Committee to present our plan and get staff and community feedback
  • December 1st - Submit our Unified Improvement Plan to the school district for feedback

We will communicate time and location for each community meeting that aligns with current safety protocols, 72 hours before the meeting.

Prior to adopting a plan, Rocky Mountain Elementary will hold a public hearing on January 13th, 2021 at 7:00pm at the Adams 12 Educational Support Center. 

Sincerely, 

Kate Vogel

Principal

Rocky Mountain Elementary