School Innovation and Improvement Plan

Outcome goals for this academic year.

School Innovation & Improvement Plan

  • Sleepy Hollow ES

  • 2023-24

  • Region 2

  • Mirnaly Vega, Principal


English Language Arts Strategies

Outcome: By June 2024, 55% of students in grade K-5 will have met PALS, and iReady Spring benchmark, a 10% increase from 2023

Strategy 1 Improve daily, systematic, xplicit instruction in phonological awareness, phonics, and morphology in the core language arts block. (HLP 2)

Strategy 2 Classroom teachers, reading specialists, R2 Title 1 Resource Specialist, Special Education teachers

Strategy 3 Expand use of skills-based grouping to ensure students demonstrate mastery of foundational skills. (HLP 2, 5)

Mathematics Strategies

Outcome: By June 2024, the SOL pass rate in Math for All students in grades 3-5 will increase from 61% (126/208) to 70% (140/208) for the metric annual pass rate for Mathematics.

Strategy 1 Improve teachers’ implementation of Framework for Engaging & Student-Centered Mathematics Instruction.

Strategy 2 Increase teachers implementation strategies related to Shift 4: from show and tell to share and compare.

Strategy 3 Increase teacher implementation of explicit instruction and other components of effective mathematics intervention.

Chronic Absentiism

Outcome: By the end of 2023-24 school year the student absenteeism rate at Sleepy Hollow will decrease from 23% to 14% (9% decrease) within the current academic year, ensuring that all students have the opportunity to benefit from consistent and uninterrupted education.

Strategy 1 Strengthen school team practices to monitor attendance data and determine need for intervention and additional support.

Strategy 2 Understand root causes of student absenteeism. Strengthen programmatic responses to attendance barriers.

Strategy 3 Strengthen school team practices to monitor attendance data and determine need for intervention and additional support.


Outcome: By June 2024, student out of school suspensions will be reduced by 20%, from 72 to 57 suspensions as a result of professional development and classroom management support (Responsive Classroom and PBIS)

Strategy 1 Utilize an MTSS framework to establish and organize a schoolwide continuum of proactive behavior and wellness supports.

Strategy 2 Establish clear guidelines for responding to student behavior using the office-managed/staff-managed tool.

Strategy 3 Establish a positive and affirming schoolwide and classroom culture conducive to student engagement.