Principal Chris Dahlk provided her end-of-year achievement gap reduction report for the school at the Board of Education regular meeting on Monday, June 22.
Board president Annette Ashley presided over the meeting at the District Services Center, while other Board members participated remotely. The School Board has held six virtual meetings since mid-March.
Dalhk required by state law to provide the Board with an update multiple times a year.
Dahlk noted assessments weren't done in spring due to the pandemic. She did review in the report what staff did to support students, including a timeline, during virtual learning. Dahlk also said staff worked hard to support students in kindergarten, first and second grade as they had never used Seesaw previously.
Dahlk said staff realized quickly after getting feedback from younger students that it made sense to do verbal recordings to share with students to help with literacy and reading. Staff also worked extremely hard to provide social and emotional support for students when school buildings were closed, she said.
She noted a handful of students had issues with technology so Sauk Trail provided hands-on math and reading activities in those cases. Dahlk also reported her staff is providing 1-on-1 summer online tutoring twice a week for eight weeks using AGR funds for about 40 students. She also commended her staff for being super flexible and working around family schedules.
Katy Morgan commended District staff who went above and beyond to engage students in the spring.