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NC Targeted Support and Improvement

Per ESSA Section 1 111 (d)(2), schools are identified as TSI-AT schools in North Carolina because one or more of the following subgroups received a subgroup performance grade score at or below the highest identified CSI-LP school's All Students group during the identification year; and is on the TSI-CU list for the subgroup(s) for the previous year. Subgroup performance scores are provided for the following subgroups: (1) Students with Disabilities, (2) Economically Disadvantaged, (3) Black, (4) White, (5) Hispanic, (6) Asian-Pacific Islander, (7) Multi-racial, and (8) English Learners. This letter is to notify our parents and guardians of Insert name of the school's intentions to improve educational outcomes for underperforming student subgroups and close achievement gaps for all students.

As a TSI-AT (ATSI) school, Sunnyside Elementary is required to develop an Additional Targeted Support and  Improvement (ATSI) plan that specifically addresses how the school will improve outcomes for underperforming subgroups.


The plan will also include strategies that our district or charter will employ to support Insert the name of the school's improvement efforts. The ATSI plan will address the following areas:  Classroom Management, Standards-aligned Instruction and Data-Driven Decision Making.


We have set the following goals for Sunnyside Elementary school this year:


  • By the end of the month, implement a consistent classroom routine that includes clear expectations and transitions to reduce disruptions.
  • Align lesson plans with state standards for each subject for the school year.


Here are some strategies that we will be implementing to improve student outcomes:


  • Attend a classroom management workshop by the end of the quarter to learn new strategies and techniques.


  • Attend professional development sessions focused on standards-aligned instruction at least twice during the school year.

Also, parent engagement is at the heart of our school improvement efforts. Here are some ways we can work together:


  • Ensure that both you and your child know the academic expectations set for your child this school year. A list of learning objectives in student-friendly language is available from your student's teacher(s).


 Call Leann Pelfrey at 910-483-4319 if you have questions or concerns about your student or to set up an appointment to meet with a school staff member who will be working with your child.


  • Make sure that your child is prepared and attends school each day.


 Monitor your child's homework.


  • Monitor the progress your child is making and attend meetings with your child's teacher(s).

Additionally, listed below are a few resources available to help: (Insert school and/or community resources with contact information and/or use the list below)


  • K-12 standards in academic subjects: e State student achievement test results:


We are committed to improving student performance. It is important to remember that just as no single score or grade tells the whole story of a student, neither does it tell you everything about a school’s performance or the opportunities that our school provides. The intent of receiving these designations is to improve educational outcomes for all students, close achievement gaps, increase equity, and improve the quality of instruction.

 We're excited about this school year and are working to make it a success for your child. Already, we have:

  • Our Tiger Afterschool Academy for students to catch up on missing skills


If you have questions about the content of this letter, please contact Marcus Stewart] at Marcusstewart a or 910-483-4319.



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