Achievement and SIP

School Improvement Plans and Initiatives

Crystal Bay will focus on the following areas for the academic year 2013-2014

Safe and Caring Schools:

Students and staff will participate in assemblies celebrating student achievement in a variety of areas, to promote a community of inclusivity. At monthly staff meetings, all staff will engage in in team building, professional development and professional learning communities.

Communication skills:

All students will participate in two weekly core vocabulary lessons. Students will continue to have at least one core vocabulary goal on their IEP, if indicated by the Speech Language Pathologist

Problem Solving

75% of students in each class will have an IEP goal connected to problem solving which will be assessed monthly, while all students will continue to have a weekly opportunity to engage in a relevant problem solving activity. Teachers will engage in a professional learning community of which problem solving will be the focus.

Parental Engagement/Involvement

Encourage further parental involvement in the school through Meet the Teacher/Open House night, a parent information night in November and a Transition Fair in May.


to provide a rich and academic environment for all students/staff by establishing ties with: community schools for integration and reverse integration opportunities for our students through participation in cultural activities such as dance performance, choir or band and small group involvement; Businesses: Nortel Community Volunteers who built cloak areas and portable voice output devices for our students; Genband who have donated computers to the school and who assist with yard improvement projects.

Educational Training:

Algonquin DSW/SSW program; secondary co-op placements; Loyalist DSW program; and OCRI volunteers.

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