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Accountability and flexibility are hallmarks of Gwinnett County Public Schools' success. Key to that success is ensuring that each school community understands the progress being made by its schools, as well as what plans will drive improvement. Each school creates a collaborative Local School Plan for Improvement (LSPI) to increase student achievement results, with targeted goals based on the four strategic priorities within the district’s Blueprint for the Future: Empathy, Equity, Effectiveness, and Excellence. All schools across the district will focus on goals 2A- Multi-tiered Systems of Support and 2B- Opportunity and Access. Additionally, schools are required to select one goal from each of the other strategic priorities. LSPI goals are dynamic, like our schools, and are updated to reflect changes that occur in schools. Multiple data points are used to determine areas needing improvement and to identify specific, measurable, annual objectives. Schools then determine how to use research-based strategies to achieve these goals, using flexibility as needed. The LSPI development process involves teachers, parents, students, and community members, so the entire school community has the opportunity to be involved in conversations about school improvement.


2023 - 2024 Local School Plan for Improvement (LSPI)

School: BAY CREEK MIDDLE           Principal: Jeremy Reily

District Strategic Priorities/Goals Rationale Action Steps
(Implementation Design)
How will you measure growth?
Growth Factors (Baseline & Targets)
Empathy 1.B - Staff and Student Well Being

Bay Creek Middle School will promote student and staff well-being through prioritizing self-care, physical and mental health, and social-emotional learning.

  1. Evaluate and strengthen the Student Attendance Review Committee process.
  2. Place student attendance on the agenda for our monthly counselor attendance meetings
  3. Create PBIS goals -- by class, team, and grade, and have rewards and celebrations for good attendance.
  4. Counselors will leverage community resources, such as social workers, food pantries, health clinics, etc. to remove barriers to attendance.
  5. We will use the in-school club system to make sure that each and every student has an adult that knows them well.

Reduce chronically absent (11+ days) to 6% (was 9% in 2022-23).

Equity 2.A - Multi-tiered System of Supports

Bay Creek Middle School will implement a comprehensive framework to fully operationalize a multi-tiered system of supports to address academic and non-academic student needs and remove barriers to success.

  1. Hiring an MTSS Specialist to lead a revamped MTSS team and to monitor intervention fidelity and data collection.
  2. Weekly team talks and regular Kid Talks.
  3. Commitment to implementing iReady and EES SEL screeners to at least 95% of students.

Average of 3.5 on the AIR MTSS Fidelity of Implementation Rubric (2022 average was 3.0).

Equity 2.B - Opportunity and Access

Bay Creek Middle School will expand student opportunities to engage in and access high-quality, rigorous, and culturally relevant curriculum, advanced coursework (e.g., Advanced Placement and dual enrollment), and enrichment activities (e.g., the arts, gifted, STEM, career technical education).

  1. Use the iReady universal screener for all students, including mid-year enrollees.
  2. Increase both quality and quantity portfolio use to identify non-traditional gifted abilities.
  3. Increase staffing in identification and testing -- instead of one gifted tester, go to one per grade level.

Increase the percentage of the school population that is gifted to over 25% (23% in 2022-23).

Effectiveness 3.A - Results-Based Evaluation System

GCPS will redefine the inputs, behaviors, and outcomes that determine the standards for student success as measured by the Results-Based Evaluation System (RBES) to support school improvement and student growth. Bay Creek Middle will seek to produce measurable gains in student achievement as measured by this new RBES system.

  1. Collaborative Learning Teams following Bay Creek's "20 Mile March" Plan-Do-Check-Act cycle (see attached).
  2. Instructional Lead Teacher coaching
  3. Mastery learning cycle use of formative assessment
  4. Standards-based grading
  5. Writing in the content areas
  6. Sadlier Vocabulary teaching
  7. Use of Quality Plus Teaching Strategies and gradual release lessons.
  8. Peer observation and micro-teaching
  1. Maintain an average score on each of the District Assessments that is 10% higher than the county average.
  2. Increase the percentage of students scoring in the Proficient or Distinguished categories on each of the nine Georgia Milestones Assessments.
  3. Increase the percentage of students scoring in the Distinguished category on each of the nine Georgia Milestones Assessments.
  4. Decrease the percentage of students scoring in the Beginning category on each of the nine Georgia Milestones Assessments.

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Excellence 4.C - World-Class Communication and Engagement

Bay Creek Middle School will demonstrate world-class communication and engagement through modeling the value GCPS leadership places on transparent, two-way communication to build stakeholder trust and confidence. This goal serves in support of Priority 4.C. from the Blueprint for the Future as well as Parent Engagement more generally.

  1. Adding staff, in particular, adding a parent liaison.
  2. Parent Liaison monthly goals for reducing the number of those without parent portal accounts.
  3. Revamping the registration process to make parent engagement, including parent portal account use to be part of family onboarding.
  4. Monthly parent engagement meetings.
  1. Increase the percentage of parents and guardians of Bay Creek students who have an active Parent Portal account.
  2. Increase the percentage of parents and guardians of Bay Creek students who have logged into their Parent Portal account at least once during the school year.