King Elementary

King Elementary
3706 Maple Street
Omaha, NE 68111-3195

Phone: (531) 299-1720
Fax: (402) 457-4932

 

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Welcome to the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary Website.  

Home of the Cubs!

Grab-N-Go breakfast starts at 8:30a.m. The school day begins at 8:50a.m. and dismisses at 4:05p.m. 

We want our students to be on time, all day and everyday!! 

A Message to Our King Cubs!

Dear King Cubs,

We miss you so much! We hope you're all staying safe and healthy! During this school shutdown due to COVID-19, your King teachers and staff are still working hard to meet your needs. We're not in physically in school, but we're always learning! Wash your hands, practice social distancing, and read every day! We will all be together again soon!

- King Staff

King Values                  King Beliefs                                                                  

*Love    *Teamwork             *We believe ALL children can learn.

*Dedication *Respect           *We believe that change is a process, not an event.

*Growth  *Patience               *We believe that we will improve with patience and dedication.

                                               *We believe that everyone is important and respected at King.

 

Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School is nestled in a northeast Omaha neighborhood located near 38th and Maple. The school was built in 1973 and named after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. making it the first OPS school to be named after a prominent African-American.

Before King Elementary became the school we know today, it spent much of its life fulfilling many other roles in the neighborhood. First, it was a Junior High, then it became a Ninth Grade Center. Several years later, it became a Science Magnet Center. In 1988, Clifton Hill Elementary, located 8 blocks to the west of King, closed and the students and staff moved to King. As a result, King turned into a Primary Center, servicing students from Pre-Kindergarten to Third Grade up until May of 1999. When OPS returned to neighborhood schools during the 1999-2000 school year, King Primary Center became King Elementary and is now the used by the local Pre-Kindergarten through Sixth Grade students.

King Elementary is well known throughout the community for providing a good, sound education for all of our students. We emphasize the fact that we are an academy school. Many of our former students are now achieving honor status and community accomplishments in their various other schools.

Our recognition at King Elementary comes on a daily basis provided by our satisfied clientele. Our school is working toward providing a multitude of special events involving our families, such as make-and-take workshops, drug fairs, family suppers, etc. Our goal is to help parents get involved in their children's education.

 

King School Improvement Plan



Title I Schoolwide Plan 

 

Please use the assigned Nebraska Department of Education  County District and School Numbers in the table below.

 

District Name:

Omaha Public Schools

County Dist. No.:

28-0001

School Name:

King Elementary

County District School Number:

28-0001-205

School Grade span:

Pk-5th  

Preschool program is supported with Title I funds.  (Mark appropriate box)

X Yes      No

Summer school program is supported with Title I funds.  (Mark appropriate box)

X Yes      No

Indicate subject area(s) of focus in this Schoolwide Plan.

X Reading/Language Arts

X Math

X Other 

(Specify)_Science, MTSS

School Principal Name:

Stephanie Black

School Principal Email Address:

stephanie.black@ops.org

School Mailing Address:

3706 Maple Street

Omaha, NE   68111

School Phone Number:

402 457-5723(Old still works)  531 299-1720(new number)

Additional Authorized Contact Person (Optional):

     

Email of Additional Contact Person:

     

Superintendent Name:

Cheryl Logan

Superintendent Email Address:

cheryl.logan@ops.org

 

Confirm that the Schoolwide Plan will be made available to the School District, Parents and the Public.

X Yes      No

 

Names of Planning Team

(include staff, parents & at least one student if Secondary School)

 

Titles of those on Planning Team

 

Stephanie Black  

Courtney Koenig

Ashey Kletke

Lindsey Brown

Benda McGruder

Sandi Stickrod

Mehgan Nolan

Aaron McClun

      

      

      

      

 

Parent

Administrator

Rita Scott

Domanish Tolbert

Ty'Eshia Oliver

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

School Information

(As of the last Friday in September)

Enrollment:  368

Average Class Size:  18

Number of Certified Instruction Staff:  25

Race and Ethnicity Percentages

White:  11.1 %

Hispanic:  17.1 %

Asian:  11.4 %

Black/African American:  53.3 %

American Indian/Alaskan Native:  .08 %

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander:       %

Two or More Races: 6.3 %

Other Demographics Percentages  (may be found on NEP  https://nep.education.ne.gov/)

Poverty:  85.3 %

English Learner:  19.4 %

Mobility:  20.3 %

                         

 

Assessments used in the Comprehensive Needs Assessment

(ie. NSCAS, MAP, ITBS, AIMS web, DIBELS, CAT etc.)

MAP

NCAS

ELPA

     

     

     

     

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please write a narrative in each box below to correspond to the Rating Rubric.  

 

Place documentation in corresponding folder on flash drive to support the narrative.

 

  1. Comprehensive Needs Assessment

 

1.1

Please provide a narrative below describing how data was used from a comprehensive needs assessment of the entire school to identify the needs of all children, particularly those who are failing, or are at-risk of failing to meet State academic standards, and how this analysis was used to plan instruction. Provide supporting documentation in the corresponding folder.

King Elementary used  data from the King Data Book to determine what areas we need to focus for instructional  purposes(Data Book-pgs. 13-51).  This information was complied from Distrct and State Assessments.  We also used information from Parents, Staff, Students and Community Members.  We  asked What is going well at King Elementary(Glows) and What can we improve to make King a better place for children(Grows).  Once we determinded our Grows and Glows, we use this information to develop our School Improvement Plan.   

 

1.2

Please provide a narrative below describing how information from parents and community was gathered to identify the needs of the school. Provide supporting documentation in the corresponding folder.

Climate Survey information is in the School Data Book on pages 9 and 10. 

 

1.3

Please provide a narrative below describing the on-going improvement efforts, which should support the Continuous School Improvement Plan. Provide supporting documentation in the corresponding folder.

King Elementary used  data from the King Data Book to determine what areas we need to focus for instructional  purposes(Data Book- pgs. 13-51).  This information was complied from Distrct and State Assessments. We developed our School Improvement Plan to help our teachers focus on Best  Instructinal Practices.  Our School Improvement Plan was developed early in the year and is an everchanging document. It was reviewed on a monthly basis.    

 

 

  1. Schoolwide reform strategies

 

2.1

Please provide a narrative below describing the additional assistance provided for students at risk of not meeting the challenging state academic standards. Provide supporting documentation in the corresponding folder.

King Elementary used  data from the King Data Book to determine what areas we need to focus for instructional  purposes(Data Book-pgs. 17-51). We also used information from Parents, Staff, Students and Community Members. We provided Strategic Tutoring Program for our students.  We included Informational Flyers, Permission Slips, Tutoring Reminders and Attendance forms.  Students from Grades K-5 were invited to participate in the Tutoring.  Also included in this section is Summer School Forms(English and Spanish).  Included in this section are forms from our Student Assitance Team which  included: Pre-SAT Form, SAT Intivitation Form, Intervention Strategies and  Updated SAT Form.  

 

 

  1. Qualifications of instructional paraprofessionals

 

3.1

Please provide a narrative below describing the procedure(s) used to make sure that all instructional paraprofessionals in the school meet the ESEA requirements. Provide supporting documentation in the corresponding folder.

All paraprofessionals are highly qualified per district requirements.  King Elementary holds monthly meetings with paraprofessionals.  We work on different strategies that parapofessionals could easily implement to assist classroom teachers without interrupting instruction.  We used our data from pgs. 13-51 in our Data Book to determine what skills to implement with paraprofessinals.

 

 

  1. High quality and ongoing professional development

 

4.1

Please provide a narrative below describing the professional development and other activities provided to improve teacher effectiveness and use of academic data to guide instruction. Provide supporting documentation in the corresponding folder.

King Elementary used  data from the King Data Book to determine what areas we need to focus for instructional  purposes(Data Book- pgs. 13-51).  This information was complied from Distrct and State Assessments. We developed our School Improvement Plan to help our teachers focus on Best  Instructinal Practices.  Our School Improvement Plan was developed early in the year and is an everchanging document. It was reviewed on a monthly basis.    

 

 

  1. Strategies to increase parental and family engagement

 

5.1

Please provide a narrative below describing how the School-Parent Compact was jointly developed and how it is distributed. Provide supporting documentation in the corresponding folder.

On September 12, 2019, we held our Annual Title I meeting during our Parent Breakfast.  Included in this area is the Agenda and Sign-in Sheets.  We also included King Parental Involvement Policy.  Our Family Functions include:  Flyers inviting parents to different family events (Open House, Parent Breakfasts, Parent Teacher Conferences(Fall and Spring), Family Wellness Night, Famly Math Night, Family  Science and Subs.  Also included are RSVP forms and  sign in sheets. Parental Involvement Policy which is also included in our Student Handbook.  Each student attending King Elementary receives a Student Handbook the first week of school.

 

5.2

Please provide a narrative below describing how parents were involved in developing the Title I Parent and Family Engagement Policy or Procedure. Provide supporting documentation in the corresponding folder.

On September 12, 2019, we held our Annual Title I meeting during our Parent Breakfast.  Included in this area is the Agenda and Sign-in Sheets.  We also included King Parental Involvement Policy.  Our Family Functions include:  Flyers inviting parents to different family events (Open House, Parent Breakfasts, Parent Teacher Conferences(Fall and Spring), Family Wellness Night, Famly Math Night, Family  Science and Subs.  Also included are RSVP forms and  sign in sheets. Parental Involvement Policy which is also included in our Student Handbook.  Each student attending King Elementary receives a Student Handbook the first week of school.

 

5.3

Please provide a narrative below describing how and when the annual Title I parent meeting is/was held informing parents of the school’s participation in Title I. Provide supporting documentation in the corresponding folder.

On September 12, 2019, we held our Annual Title I meeting during our Parent Breakfast.  Included in this area is the Agenda and Sign-in Sheets.  We also included King Parental Involvement Policy.  Our Family Functions include:  Flyers inviting parents to different family events (Open House, Parent Breakfasts, Parent Teacher Conferences(Fall and Spring), Family Wellness Night, Famly Math Night, Family  Science and Subs.  Also

included are RSVP forms and  sign in sheets. Parental Involvement Policy which is also included in our Student Handbook.  Each student attending King Elementary receives a Student Handbook the first week of school. 

 

  1. Transition Plan

 

6.1

Please provide a narrative below describing the school’s transition plan for incoming students to support, coordinate and integrate services from their previous program or school (i.e. Headstart and/or other Early Childhood Program to Elementary, Elementary to Intermediate, Intermediate to Middle School, Middle School to High School). Provide supporting documentation in the corresponding folder.

King Elementary held Kindergarten Round-up January 18, 2020 for any child turning five years old on or before

July 31, 2015.  Students were pre-enrolled for Kindergarten.   On February 6, 2020, we held Early Childhood Application Days.  Parents could bring students in between the ages of 2-4.  Students were screened by trained staff.  Parents completed information forms.  The placement division will place students in Headstart and PreKindergarten.  

 

6.2

Please provide a narrative below describing the school’s transition plan for outgoing students as they move onto their next school / program / career. (i.e. Elementary to Intermediate, Intermediate to Middle School, Middle School to High School, High School to Post Secondary Schooling or Career). Provide supporting documentation in the corresponding folder.

Each middle school with students moving from King Elementary hosts a  Transition to MiddleSchool Summer Program.   Flyers are sent home with students to register.  Counselors from the various Middle School will come to register students for classes.

 

 

  1. Strategies to address areas of need

 

7.1

Please provide a narrative below describing how the Schoolwide Plan increases the amount and quality of learning time within or beyond the instructional day. Provide supporting documentation in the corresponding folder.

King Elementary used  data from the King Data Book to determine what areas we need to focus for instructional  purposes(Data Book-pgs. 17-51). We also used information from Parents, Staff, Students and Community Members. We included information on our Strategic Tutoring Program.  We have Informational Flyers, Permission Slips, Tutoring Reminders and Attendance forms.  Students from Grades K-5 were invited to participate in Tutoring. King Elementary partners with the Urban League of Nebraska to provide a free after school program.  The program has a mandatory homework component.  Students work on activities in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).  The application is included.   

 

 

  1. Coordination & integration of Federal, State and local services & programs

 

8.1

Please provide a narrative below describing how available Federal, State and local funds are coordinated and integrated to meet student needs and support student achievement. Supporting documentation may also be placed in the corresponding folder.

The King Title I Budget and Title I Accountability Grant dollars are included in this area.

 

 

King Elementary Behavior Matrix

Expectations

All Settings

Hallways

Cafeteria

Restrooms

Gym/Playground

Respectful

  • Give every speaker/guest FIVE (w/ body basics)
  • Respond with “yes ma’am/sir” or “no ma’am/sir”

  • Voice Level 0
  • Respect property
  • Model a 5 line (line basics)
  • Voice Level 2
  • Respect personal space
  • Chew with your mouth closed
  • Clean up after yourself
  • Voice: Silent
  • Voice Level 4
  • Play fairly
  • Being a good sport

Kind

  • Use kind and encouraging   words
  • Treat others the way you want to be treated

  • Smile and greet nonverbally
  • Open doors for others
  • Pick up fallen displayed work
  • Say “please and thank you” when being served
  • Include others
  • Give everyone their privacy
  • Wait your turn
  • Include others
  • Taking turns

Responsible

  • Follow directions
  • Keep hands, feet, and other objects to yourself
  • Do what’s right, even when out of sight
  • Keep clean floors and lockers
  • Go directly to your destination
  • Walk
  • “Quiet 5”
  • Clean up after yourself
  • Use utensils appropriately
  • Walking feet
  • Clean or report spills immediately
  • Stay seated
  • Flush and turn water off
  • Wash hands with soap and water
  • Feet remain on the floor
  • Keep water in sink
  • Take care of equipment
  • Use equipment safely
  • Never give up