Sunset Lane Elementary School

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2030 Sunset Lane,   Fullerton, CA 92833
Phone: (714) 447-7750 Fax: (714) 447-7768
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School Plan for Student Achievement

School Plan for Student Achievement 

Executive Summary


Sunset Lane Elementary School


Principal: Dr. Tracy Gyurina

School Site Council Approval Date: November 9, 2021


State Program Funds:







Federal Program Funds:

Title I




Estimated Funds:

$ 163,361

$ 105,190

Estimated Funds:

$ 0


School Mission/Vision

At Sunset Lane we pledge to be a community of learners who demonstrate our academic and personal best by collaborating, showing kindness, and working with integrity.

School Achievement Goals

Major Initiatives, Actions and Services to Improve Student Achievement

Goal 1: Student Achievement

  • English Language Arts: The percentage of G2-G6 students not meeting standards on the 2021-2022 district diagnostic assessments will decrease by at least 5% from the 2020-2021 results. Sunset Lane's G2-G6 ELA iReady proficiency at the end of the 2020-2021 school year was 75%. Therefore, our 2021-2022 G2-G6 goal is for an overall proficiency rate of 80%.

  • Mathematics: The percentage of G2-G6 students not meeting standards on the 2021-2022 district diagnostic assessments will decrease by at least 5% from the

2020-2021 results. Sunset Lane's G2-G6 Math iReady proficiency at the end of the 2020-2021 school year was 75%. Therefore, our 2021-2022 G2-G6 goal is for an overall proficiency rate of 80%.

  • The percentage of students in grades 3-6 scoring in levels 1 and 2 ("not meeting State Standards") on the 2021-22 Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) CAASPP assessment will decrease by a minimum of 10% from the 2018-19 ELA and Mathematics results. 

  • Continue to implement standards-based instruction and ensure that effective teaching is occurring in every classroom
  • Continue to ensure we are implementing a guaranteed and viable curriculum that includes a comprehensive vocabulary program
  • Implement our school-wide instructional model aligned to effective instructional strategies and best practices
  • School-wide focus on providing support for special education students and English language learners
  • Instructional focus on reading comprehension strategies with a renewed focus on balanced literacy and early literacy skills across grade levels
  • Instruction in writing occurs across the curriculum (math and science notebooks, Writers' Workshop, etc.)
  • Renewed focus on best first teaching within a tier I intervention plan and refinement of PLC, ELD, and RtI practices
  • Renewed focus on tier II interventions within the instructional day
  • Ensure alignment of ELA and ELD materials for both designated and integrated instruction throughout the school day to support English language learners
  • Continue implementation of California Common Core Standards at all grade levels with a focus on developmentally appropriate pacing and year-long planning
  • Visit classrooms regularly and provide high-quality feedback
  • Hold regular grade-level PLC meetings where teachers analyze data and address what students are expected to learn, how student learning will be measured, what support will be available for students who are not learning, and how student knowledge will be extended

for those that already know the expected learning outcomes

  • Collaborative work amongst grade-level teams to share/create common formative assessments, evaluate student results, and discuss best practices for responding to student needs
  • Collaborative work and vertical articulation across grade levels to ensure school-wide alignment of focus standards and instructional strategies
  • Provide multi-tiered systems of support for students that are not yet meeting proficiency (Response to Intervention and Instruction), including a full-time RtI coach that provides staff and students with ongoing academic support in the area of ELA and a part-time RtI coach for academic support in the area of Math
  • Provide ongoing opportunities for professional development to support staff in implementing STEAM curriculum, GATE strategies, technology integration, Thinking Maps, NGSS, Writers’ Workshop, Marzano Instructional Strategies, MTSS, PBIS, RtI, PLCs, CGI, Go Math, and Balanced Literacy

Goal 2: Technology and Digital Literacy

  • All Sunset Lane students and staff will have access to high-quality digital tools, resources, and professional learning. All students will have opportunities to access engaging online instructional resources and will be able to demonstrate digital and informational literacy skills as well as the development toward mastery of 21st Century learning skills in support of relevant and rigorous learning.

  • Focus on 21st-century learning skills and digital/informational literacy to increase rigor and levels of cognition in every classroom (collaboration, communication, critical thinking, and creativity)
  • Integrate technology in all grade levels, including 1:1 iPads in K-6th grade and a 1:2 iPad ratio in TK, with a focus on intentionality and purpose
  • Focus on providing opportunities for applying 21st-century skills and digital/informational literacy across content areas and for a competency-based approach to learning
  • Support innovative learning methods that integrate the use of supportive technologies, inquiry-based learning, project-based learning, and higher-order thinking
  • Use technology to access curriculum, reinforce skills, and extend learning
  • Explicitly teach Digital Citizenship lessons through Common Sense Media Resources
  • Technology, Library, and Media Assistant to provide consistent instruction in digital and informational literacy when students visit the Media Center

Goal 3: Safe and Secure Environment

  • Sunset Lane will provide a welcoming, safe, and secure environment for all members of our school community while also focusing on the social-emotional health and well-being of all staff and students.

  • Continue work as a High-Reliability School to ensure a safe and collaborative school culture
  • Provide multi-tiered systems of support for promoting positive behavior amongst students and a positive school culture
  • Implementation of positive behavior interventions and supports
  • Provide mental health associate that will provide support to students behaviorally and social-emotionally

Goal 4: Parent Engagement

  • Sunset Lane will support excellent communication among all members of our school community and within our District and the City of Fullerton.

 School Activities

(input provided by parents as part of the annual Needs        Assessment)

  • Opportunity for students to read to dogs
  • International Food Fair
  • Celebrations for diversity including learning about American culture
  • International fair
  • Continue current school activities

  Advisory and Advocacy Roles

  School Site Council’s continued role in:

  • Reviewing the implementation of the Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA)
  • Assessing the effectiveness of school programs
  • Revising and modifying the SPSA
  • Monitoring and approving the school budget
  • Reviewing the School Safety Plan

English Language Advisory Committee’s continued role in:

  • Advising and discussing programs and services provided to English language learners
  • Assisting with the school’s effort to make parents aware of the importance of regular school attendance
  • Supporting with parent workshops and trainings
  • Providing language support (translations)
  • Attending DELAC meetings to support district initiatives

  Activities to Support Learning at Home

  • The social component of appropriate behavior and socialization in various environments
  • Finding ways to help parents connect - socialization opportunities
  • More reading homework
  • Tutoring opportunities for students - the ability for parents to volunteer after school to tutor students