First Day of School is August 31, 2021

Students will be attending all day, every day.

Board Goals

To accomplish its mission of ensuring that all students learn and achieve their maximum potential, each year the School Board establishes goals and priorities that provide a framework for the district’s continuous improvement efforts.

2018-19 Board Goals

Goal 1 – Pursuit of Instructional Excellence

Critical elements of instructional excellence:
• Recruit the very best staff focusing on both their instructional and interpersonal qualities
• Develop an induction program that supports new staff in the first three years of their career in PSD
• Cultivate a collegial culture that utilizes the power of professional learning communities and peer coaching.
• Ensure that all staff are culturally competent and utilize best practices.
• Ensure that all staff has the knowledge and skills to address the diverse needs of our students and families.
• Maintain focus on the PSD Instructional Framework.

Goal 2 – Be Responsive to the needs of all students

Critical elements for all students to reach their full potential:
• Applying best practices that bridge or reduce the impact to achievement for students of trauma, poverty, cultural diversity.
• Create and implement systems that meet the physical, social, emotional and mental health need of all students.
• Providing for academic interventions early and often to ensure all students are at grade level literacy benchmarks by grade 3.
• Ensure that there are relevance and rigor at all levels to promote student engagement.

Goal 3 – Innovative and emerging practices, strategies and programs

Critical elements of classrooms and schools without borders:
• Innovative practices to the structure of the school day or year that are supported by replicable data.
• Hybrid learning opportunities that blend classroom experience with virtual/online learning.
• Bridging the classroom experience to the world of work.

Goal 4 – Establish and maintain the Pendleton School District brand

Critical elements of promoting our brand:
• A periodic inventory of the programs and classes offered
• Intentional assessment of program effectiveness
• Identification of target groups and their needs
• Branding that reflects the value of the district
• Branding that catches the attention of our audiences
• Frequent exposure and communication out of our stories
• Utilize multiple modes to communicate the stories
• District participation in community efforts to improve the quality of place for Pendleton including economic development and community health.