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    WALKERTOWN HIGH SCHOOL 

    5240 Sullivantown Rd. (336) 703-4151 Office

    Walkertown, NC 27051

    (743) 210-3463 FAX

    Misty L. Walker, ED. S., Principal WSFCS 

    November 14, 2023 

    Dear Parent/Guardian: I hope the school year is off to a successful start for you and your child. I am writing this letter to let you know that Walkertown High School has been designated as a Targeted Support & Improvement Additional Targeted Support (TSI-AT) school and a Targeted Support & Improvement Consistently Under-Performing (TSI-CU) school by the North Carolina State Board of Education. As stated in ESSA Section 1111(d)(2), North Carolina had to identify schools for targeted support and improvement. TSI-AT schools in North Carolina are those that have a subgroup that is under-performing.

    Schools are identified as TSI-CU schools in North Carolina when one or more of a student subgroup receives a grade of “F” on the NC statewide system of annual meaningful differentiation (School Performance Grades) for the most recent and previous two years. Subgroup performance scores are provided for the following subgroups: (1) Students with Disabilities, (2) Economically Disadvantaged, (3) Black, (4) White, (5) Hispanic, (6) Asian-Pacific Islander, (7) Multi-racial, and (8) English Learners. This letter is to notify our parents and guardians of Walkertown High School’s intentions to improve educational outcomes for underperforming student subgroups and close achievement gaps for all students.

    As a TSI-CU/AT school, Walkertown High School is required to develop a plan that specifically addresses how the school will improve outcomes for underperforming subgroups. The plan will also include strategies that our district or charter will employ to support Walkertown High School’s improvement efforts. The plan will address the following areas:

         ● Classroom Management

         ● Standards-aligned Instruction

         ● Professional Learning Communities (PLCs)

         ● Instructional Leadership

         ● Recruitment & Retention of Effective Teachers

         ● Support for Grade-to-Grade Transitions

         ● Implementation of a Tiered Instructional System

         ● Data-Driven Decision Making

         ● Student Support Services

         ● Family and Community Engagement

    We have set the following goals for Walkertown High School this year:

         ● Walkertown High School will decrease the Achievement Gap in proficiency of African Americans, Hispanics, EL’s, and SWD in Biology, English 2, Math            1, Math 3, and ACT by 10 percentage points as measured by NC EOC and ACT scores for the 2023-2024 academic year.

         ● Walkertown High School will increase instructional time in classes by positively implementing the Code of Character and Support thereby decreasing                 instructional time lost to disciplinary referrals by 10% as measured by referrals in Educator’s Handbook.

         ● Walkertown High School will increase the Graduation Rate of all subgroups by 10% as measured by the NCDPI.

         ● Walkertown High School teachers will assess student progress frequently using a variety of common formative assessments and other evaluation                    methods. After the assessments are completed, teachers will then make appropriate curriculum adjustments based on results. Here are some strategies          that we will be implementing to improve student outcomes:

         ● By using the school improvement process, our school will focus on these areas:

         ● Examine school data to identify strengths and opportunities for growth for our students. This analysis will be used to develop a support plan for students          based upon recent assessments.

         ● The MTSS interventionist will support students who need additional support and provide teachers with additional resources to help students master                  course content.

         ● Progress monitoring for the interventions used for students in their core content instruction classes will be reviewed weekly by teachers and Exceptional          Children's staff to adjust intervention strategies as needed for the designated subgroup. Also, parent engagement is at the heart of our school                          improvement efforts. Here are some ways we can work together:

         ● Ensure that both you and your child know the academic expectations set for your child this school year. A list of learning objectives in student-friendly              language is available from your student’s teacher(s).   

         ● Contact Misty Walker at mlwalker@wsfcs.k12.nc.us if you have questions or concerns about your student or to set up an appointment to meet with a                school staff member who will be working with your student.

         ● Make sure that your child is prepared and attends school each day.

         ● Monitor your child’s homework.

         ● Monitor the progress your child is making and attend meetings with your child’s teacher(s).

         ● Keep track of our website and social media sites.

         ● Volunteer. Additionally, listed below are a few resources available to help:

         ● Graduation requirements: www.ncpublicschools.org/gradrequirements/

         ● K-12 standards in academic subjects: www.ncpublicschools.org/curriculum/

         ● State student achievement test results: www.ncpublicschools.org/accountability/

         ● N.C. School Report Cards: https://ncreportcards.ondemand.sas.com/src

    We are committed to improving student performance. It is important to remember that just as no single score or grade tells the whole story of a student, neither does it tell you everything about a school's performance or the opportunities that our school provides. The intent of receiving these designations is to improve educational outcomes for all students, close achievement gaps, increase equity, and improve the quality of instruction. We’re excited about this school year and are working to make it a success for your child. Already, we have:

         ● Experienced a great start to the 2023-2024 year and look forward to working closely with our families and community to support learning for our                        Wolfpack!

    If you have questions about the content of this letter, please contact Misty Walker at mlwalker@wsfcs.k12.nc.us.

    Sincerely,

    Misty Walker Misty Walker

Last Modified on November 16, 2023