At Uinta Meadows Elementary School, we are dedicated to continuous improvement in all areas. The Wyoming Department of Education requires that all districts and schools experience an accreditation process to ensure each school is meeting the needs of children, parents and staff. For many years, the WDE contracted with AdvancEd to work with districts/schools through this process. Due to recent budget cuts in education, the WDE will no longer fund districts/schools toward accreditation.
Every school in Uinta County School District #1 is currently working with High Reliability Schools to seek certification and accreditation. The research, framework and support found within High Reliability Schools is phenomenal. We are excited to improve our efforts to increase student safety, communication, collaboration, instruction and implement a guaranteed and viable curriculum.
We need your help as we embark on this journey of school improvement for the benefit of our children. There are three specific levels that we will be focusing on within the High Reliability Schools’ framework. Level 1 is a Safe and Collaborative Culture; Level 2 is Effective Teaching in Every Classroom; and Level 3 is a Guaranteed and Viable Curriculum. At each of these levels, we will begin our work by having parents complete a survey. You will be given the opportunity to respond to each question with a scale of 1-5 (strongly agree, agree, disagree, strongly disagree, I do not know). “I do not know” is a valid response and provides us with very useful feedback.
We will share the results of these surveys along with our next steps at the completion of each. We will communicate with you as we work diligently to improve in these areas. Teams of teachers and parents are meeting regularly around these HRS Levels to improve the quality of our school.
Please take approximately 15 minutes to respond to these surveys as they arise. We will post links to the surveys on our UME Facebook page, UME PTA Facebook page, UME website and through text and email. We are continually striving to make UME a school you and your children are proud of. Thank you for your support.
Jerrod Dastrup, Principal