Eagle Valley Elementary policies are created to ensure that the school develops, implements, communicates, and reviews programming to create a school culture which secures access to an IB education for all its students.
Eagle Valley Elementary regularly reviews and communicates these policies ensuring that they are cohesive, complete, and reflective of the IB philosophy.
Eagle Valley Elementary Academic Integrity Policy:
This policy defines academic integrity, honesty, and the principles that will guide our practice at Eagle Valley Elementary School.
Philosophy: Academic Integrity is honest and responsible scholarship. All students are expected to submit original work and give credit to other people’s ideas.
Principles of Academic Honesty:
At Eagle Valley, academic integrity is to be both modeled and explicitly taught. All stakeholders are required to act with integrity in all academic situations. Teachers will address academic integrity, honesty or dishonesty in authentic contexts. Instances of academic dishonesty are to be regarded as opportunities for “teachable moments,” and will be addressed in alignment with school and district policies.
Role of Students:
understand academic honesty
be principled in the use of resources
give credit/site sources
Role of Parents:
be informed of the academic integrity policy
support the practice of academic integrity
encourage and recognizing academic honesty
help their child(ren) access resources for personal inquiries
Role of Teachers:
model the practice of academic integrity with their words and actions
explicitly teach the expectations for academic integrity and honesty
develop essential agreements with students regarding academic integrity and honesty
hold students accountable in instances of academic dishonesty
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Eagle Valley Elementary Assessment Ploicy
This policy is communicates Eagle Valley Elementary School’s assessment practices, which are in alignment with both the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program (IB-PYP) and The Eagle County School District's standard's based reporting practices.
Philosophy: Assessment in the PYP is an ongoing process that encourages:
- Student agency through goal setting
- Responsibility through reflection
- Self-advocacy through action
- Equity by valuing knowledge rather than environment or behavior
- Teachers regularly assess students to understand what learning needs to occur in order for students to meet academic and social-emotional goals.
- Teachers implement a variety of equitable assessment strategies that allow for individual expression in both formative and summative assessments.
- Student assessment outcomes are used to determine the most effective instruction, intervention, and enrichment opportunities for all students across the transdisciplinary program of inquiry.
- Parents are informed of what students are learning and their student’s progress towards learning goals throughout the school year through teacher-led conferences, student-led conferences, and district reports.
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Eagle valley elementary Inclusion Policy
This policy outlines Eagle Valley Elementary's philosophy and practices which promote an inclusive school environment.
Philosophy: In addition to purposeful climate development, the diversity of the student body at Eagle Valley Elementary, contributes to the school climate and culture.
In an IB Primary Years Program education, the term inclusion refers to a mindset as well as the structures and strategies that IB educators use to increase access and engagement in learning for all students.
Strength based approach to students needs:
- Affirming identity and self esteem
- Valuing prior knowledge
- Extending learning
School Environment Designed for Learning:
- Clean, intentionally furnished classrooms with flexible seating options
- Connected rooms with wide doorways/windows/garage door openings
- Spaces designed for collaboration and collaborative inquiry
- Multiple alternative learning spaces
Support Structures and Practices:
- Grouping and Regrouping
- Tiered Support Structure
Purposeful Planning for Instruction
- Use the data teams process
- Build staff skills and knowledge
- Consult with specialist and support teachers
- Differentiate the content, process and products of student learning
Identification of Barriers:
- Action plan to address barriers
- Programme development plan to locate and address possible future barriers
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Eagle Valley Elementary Language Policy:
This policy outlines the philosophy, goals, and practices of language instruction at Eagle Valley Elementary School.
Philosophy: Language is a means of establishing equity and empowerment for all. The IB believes that global citizens are multilingual, and multilingualism leads to intercultural understanding and respect. Dual language instruction builds resilience, flexible thinking, confidence, and perseverance. Furthermore, oracy is a foundation for literacy: reading, writing, speaking, and listening.
Goals of Dual Language Instruction: All EVES staff, parents and students work to:
empower students to learn and use language confidently in a variety of contexts.
develop biliterate learners.
increase students' written and oral communication through transdisciplinary instruction.
encourage student understanding and enjoyment of learning.
promote the efficacy of all students’ languages.
allow students to explore different perspectives through language.
provide strategies to cross barriers culturally and linguistically.
support Mother Tongue Language (the student’s home language).
Dual Language Instruction: Transdisciplinary instruction should be 50% in English and 50% in Spanish with a mix of content and concepts taught in each. Teachers choose from a variety of models to implement dual language instruction based on student needs. Options may include:
Half day in each language
Full day, every other day in each language
Full week, every other week in each language
Full unit in a language
Formal “Bridging” of unit content, concepts, and meta-linguistic understanding is done consistently. Students will receive 30 minutes of literacy instruction and 30 minutes of math instruction in the opposite language daily.
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