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Essex Elementary Community School Progress Summary 2020-2021

Brooke Wagner, Principal

BCPS Vision: Baltimore County Public Schools will be among the highest performing school systems in the nation as a result of creating, sustaining, and investing in excellence for every student, every school, and every community.

School Mission: At Essex Elementary, we provide all students with strong social, emotional, and academic foundational skills for our students to become compassionate, self-reliant, respectful and responsible learners.

ACTION STEPS

Culture

 

Action Step(s):

Educators will examine and interrogate their personal biases to become aware of the ways in which their own cultural experiences influence the conditions and learning opportunities that they create for students.

 

Mathematics

Goal: All students will achieve mathematics proficiency as indicated by the MCAP assessment.

 

Action Step(s):

Teachers will explicitly teach content aligned to the rigor of the standards including modeling through sharing their thought process aloud as they approach and complete tasks.

 

Time on task should reflect high expectations and ensure that students dothe vast majority ofthe cognitive work of the task.

 

Literacy

Goal: All students will achieve literacy proficiency as indicated by the MCAP assessment.

 

Action Step(s):

Teachers will explicitly teach content aligned to the rigor of the standards including modeling through sharing their thought process aloud as they approach and complete tasks.

 

Time on task should reflect high expectations and ensure that students dothe vast majority ofthe cognitive work of the task.

 

Safe and Secure Environment

 

Action Step(s):

Teachers will create and sustain a safe, welcoming and supportive classroom environment which values inclusivity and diversity.

 

 

 

A Message from the School Nurse

Life is Better with Clean Hands 
CDC has launched Life is Better with Clean Hands, a national campaign encouraging parents to make clean hands a healthy habit for the whole family.
Handwashing is an easy, inexpensive, and effective way to help your family stay healthy. Studies have shown that hand washing can prevent 1 in 3 diarrhea-related sicknesses and 1 in 5 respiratory infections, such as a cold or the flu. When your family is healthy, you don’t have to worry about missing school, work, or other activities.

Help your children make handwashing a healthy habit at home, school, and play by teaching kids the five easy steps for handwashing—wet, lather, scrub, rinse and dry—and the key times to wash hands, such as after using the bathroom or before eating.

Giving frequent reminders so that handwashing becomes a habit and a regular part of your child’s day.  Leading by example by washing your hands.  Handwashing is one of the most important things you can do to prevent food poisoning. Follow these handwashing tips to make sure you have clean hands when preparing food:
Wash hands before, during, and after preparing food and before eating. Wash your hands often. Be sure to wash before preparing any food and after touching raw meat, poultry, seafood, and eggs.
Wash your hands the right way. Wet your hands with water before applying soap. Scrub the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails for at least 20 seconds before, during, and after handling any food.
Wash your hands often when you cook to prevent the spread of germs. Your hands can spread germs in the kitchen, so always wash your hands to prevent cross-contamination.
Wash hands before and after using gloves. Gloves can get contaminated with germs from your hands. Be sure to wash your hands before and after using gloves to prevent the spread of germs.

For more information on Life is Better with Clean Hands, a campaign promotion toolkit, free posters, and other resources for promoting handwashing, visit the Clean Hands Website.

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