Schedules & Minutes

Meetings are held at Horizon Elementary.

  • September 24, 2020
    Start Time – 12:00 p.m.
    • Agenda / Minutes
  • November 24, 2020
    Start Time – 12:00 p.m.
    • Agenda / Minutes
  • February 18, 2021
    Start Time – 12:00 p.m.
    • Agenda / Minutes

**All meetings are open to the public & greater school community.


Community Council Minutes

HORIZON ELEMENTARY – GOOGLE MEET

SEPTEMBER 24, 2020

  • Welcome 
  • Janel Meacham, the school reading interventionist, discussed school-wide diagnostic assessments and interventions.  Students are already moving up 1-3 levels.  She and six paraprofessionals work daily with students to help them master concepts.   She is also the STEM coordinator and shared new resources and STEM activities.  We are excited about the 3-D printer we have purchased.
  • 2020-2021 Teacher and Student Success Plan (TSSA) and School Land Trust budget were discussed.
  • We appreciate all the hard work of the PTA.  They have purchased a new sound system, outside picnic tables, kindergarten benches, 3-D printer, stem resources, and security cameras for the outside of the school.  The cameras will be installed on October 6.
  • Brittany Johnson is the chairperson and McKayla Johnson is the vice chair for 2020-2021
  • Council membership signature form will be sent out to all those that expressed interest in being a part of Community Council
  • Schedule of community council meetings – Nov 5  and February 18 
  • Those in attendance – Mona Haslem, Janel Meacham, Spencer Bailey, Stacy Carroll, Shauna Zitting, and McKayla Johnson

Trustlands budget

Six paraprofessionals – $53,187.94

Part-time art teacher and stipends for choir teachers – $11,350.92

Chinese intern or paraprofessional – $5,000.33

Stipends for after-school STEM activities – $5,000

Technology/STEM  – $12,740.48

Total:  $87,279.67

TSSA budget

Two Dixie State University SEE students – $18,122.46

Substitutes – $6,130

Three paraprofessionals – $29,595.76

STEM and school supplies – $6,000

Software (Reflex, ALEKS, Infini-D, Seesaw) – $9,900

Classroom technology – $9,307.31

Total: $79,055.53

Community Council

Serving on our School Community Council is a wonderful way for parents and teachers to contribute and help improve academic performance at our school.  The school receives an annual dividend from the school trust lands.  Our council decides how these funds will be used.  Last year our school received $70,245.00 from the School LAND Trust Program.  The council reviews and prepares other academic plans for our students each year.  All plans are reviewed for final approval by our school board.  Councils also act in an advisory capacity to school and school district administrations.

If you are interested in being part of the School Community Council for this year, please email the School at sarah.walker@washk12.org or stop by the office.


Council Responsibilities

  • Review school U-PASS data. U-PASS is a series of student tests.  Councils should review group results but individual data should not be shared. Other assessments may also be reviewed
  • Develop a School Improvement Plan
  • Develop a School LAND Trust Plan
  • Participate in the development of the Professional Development Plan
  • Develop a Child Access Routing Plan
  • Advise the school administration on local school issues
  • Provide an opportunity for issues of concern in the community to be presented to the school administration
  • Develop a Reading Achievement Plan

More information regarding the work of the Council and the current plan can be found by visiting the School LAND Trust Website: http://www.schoollandtrust.org/


2020-2021 Horizon Elementary School Improvement Plan

Council Members

  • Chair – Brittney Johnson
    • b14johnson@gmail.com
  • Co-Chair – Mckayla Johnson
    • mckaylajohnson10@gmail.com
  • Parent – Corey Anderson
    • corey@alcoaconstruction.com
  • Parent- Sierra Archibald               
    • sierraarchibald@gmail.com
  • Parent – Spencer Bailey           
    • sw.bailey80@gmail.com
  • Parent – Stacy Carroll                   
    • Carroll@dixie.edu
  • Parent – Michael DeLeeuw 
    • michaelddeleeuw@gmail.com
  • Parent – Kendall Ence
    • kendallence7@icloud.com
  • Parent – Stephanie Hulet
    • stephaniehulet@gmail.com
  • Parent – Melissa Hunter
    • melb7@hotmail.com
  • Parent – Sarah Melling
    • sarsturner13@gmail.com
  • Parent – Ashley Oldroyd
    • Ashley.Oldroyd@imail.org
  • Parent – Jill Page
    • pagejill@gmail.com
  • Parent – Shauna Zitting
    • shauana.daviszitting@gmail.com
  • Principal – Mona Haslem
    • mona.haslem@washk12.org
  • School Employee – Natalie Stephens
    • natalie.stephens@washk12.org
  • School Employee – Chris Huang
    • chris.huang@washk12.org
  • School Employee – Tracy Poore
    • tracy.poore@washk12.org

Elections for the Community Council take place each year in September. This is one of the many ways that we encourage our school community to become involved in the education process.


Digital Citizenship:


Horizon Elementary Community Council Meeting Agenda                          11/5/20             12:00 – 12:30

Attendees:

Nathan Esplin from District Office

School Employee Members:

Principal Mona Haslem , Chris Huang

Parent Members:

Mckayla Johnson, Stephanie Hulet, Stacy Carroll, Spencer Bailey, and Brittney Johnson

Items Discussed:

1 – Covid concerns and protocols

  • Students or staff who test positive for COVID-19 will isolate for a minimum of 10 days and must be symptom free for at least 24 hours before returning to school.

  • Students or staff who live in the same household with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19
    • Will quarantine for 14 days after the person who tested positive stops exhibiting symptoms.

  • Students or staff who have had direct exposure (been within 6 feet for 15 minutes or more) of a person who has tested positive for COVID-19 at a school location:
    • Will quarantine for 14 days.
      OR
    • May return before the 14 day period if their exposure occurred when both they and the person to whom they were exposed were wearing masks, and if they do all of the following: 
      • Get tested no sooner than 7 days after exposure; and,
      • Receive a negative test result; and,
      • Submit the negative test results to their school secretary or administrator: and, 
      • Must not be exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19 (See symptom list above)

School is continuing to work on social distancing.

Health Department is helping with contact tracing for Covid exposures which helps the district and schools.

2- Virtual Learning in the District

If there is a need of a shutdown (the District has no current plans of a shutdown):

Horizon is preparing and working on Schoology with students, so they will be confident in accessing their assignments..

Concerns:

1 -Is there actual learning that is going to happen and not just assignments?

Last spring, some teachers did  Google Meets with kids for 30 minutes and then had assignments for them. Horizon wants to have students learning virtually with teacher Google Meets and videos and not just students doing computer assignments.

Nate Esplin:

There has been more interactions with students with the current virtual learning program that is in place. If a shutdown does happen, our teachers would get training from the current virtual learning teachers.

Currently district wide, there are about 500 students participating in the virtual learning program.  Horizon has 17 students.

2- How do we hold students accountable to log onto Google Meets?

We will be getting ideas from the virtual learning teachers. If you have any ideas, please share, so we can have a plan.

3- Dual immersion is challenging, because we do not have current dual immersion teachers for virtual learning.

It was asked “What about Dual-Lingo?  Is it a good way to teach or useful?”

The 4th grade dual immersion teacher responded, “Seems be an overall good program, but not sure if it is as useful as others.” She also responded that Mandarin Matrix is a better option. Teachers would need to assign students books and assignments, but they would continue to have access to it.  It is available through the summer– teachers just need to make assignments.

2 – Safe Technology and Digital Citizenship

http://www.schoollandtrust.org/parents-and-councils/digital-citizenship/

https://sedck12.org/digcit/

The question was asked if parents could have more information on what students are able to access per grade? Principal Haslem said she would get that information for us.

70/30 Time Video Link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3MZKJOzc3M&authuser=2

1 – School Trust Lands Training videos are available online for you to learn more about the role of Community Council.  ( http://www.schoollandtrust.org/training/ )

2 – Next Meeting February 18, 2021 @ 12:00 PM – not definite at this time whether it will be virtual or in-person.

Notes:

Shade structures -They are still coming and should be installed this school year. Horizon is  towards the top of the list

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