Walnut Hill
4355 Charles Street
Omaha, NE 68131-1023

 

Walnut Hill Elementary PK-6
Where All Students are Known, Loved and Inspired


Phone: (531) 299-2200
Fax: (402) 554-8638
Nurse Fax:  (531) 299-2218

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October 8- NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS- Teacher Plan Day 

October 11-REPORT CARDS GO HOME

October 20/21- PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES- Please look for a sign up sheet coming home soon!!!

October 21/22- NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS- Conferences

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

We are currently hiring for the following positions at Walnut Hill:

  • Resource Paraprofessional
  • Security Guard
  • Instructional Paraprofessional

**See below on how to apply or contact

Nikki Longlee @ 531-299-2200**

School Information

Dear Parents/Guardians, 

Health and safety remain our priority. To assist us with our effort in keeping students, staff and families safe, we are asking you to conduct a daily health screening on your child(ren) every day prior to sending them to school. Please assess and/or ask your child(ren) the following screening questions before sending them to school. 

Does your child have one of the following? 

  • New cough 
  • New onset of shortness of breath 
  • New loss of taste or smell

Does your child have two or more of the following? 

  • Fever of 100.4 or greater 
  • Chills • Muscle aches 
  • Headache 
  • Sore throat 
  • Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea

 If you answer yes to the above questions, please do not send your child to school. Instead: 

  • Notify the school of your child's absence 
  • Contact your child's health care provider 
  • Get your child tested for COVID-19
  • Do not send your child to school until they have a negative test result or have been cleared by their health care provider

For information on testing sites, contact the Douglas County Health Department at 402-444- 3400 or https://www.douglascountyhealth.com/109-covid-19/773-where-to-get-tested For information on COVID-19 vaccine sites please contact the Douglas County Health Department at 402-444-3400 or https://www.douglascountyhealth.com/109-covid-19/812- where-to-get-a-covid-19-vaccine Anyone 12 years of age are older is eligible to be vaccinated. Minors, 12 thru 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult/guardian to be vaccinated.

Walnut Hill Elementary is located at 4355 Charles Street. Approximately 500 students attend Walnut Hill Elementary. Class sizes in grades kindergarten through grade three are approximately 18 students. The intermediate classrooms have 22 students. In recent years, the student population has seen a significant increase in those qualifying for the English as a Second Language program.

Walnut Hill Elementary continues to search for ways to include and learn from the richly diverse community it has served for so many years.

The mission statement for Walnut Hill Elementary states that "students will meet high learning standards in a safe, caring environment.

"Walnut Hill Elementary boasts an active Adopt-a-School partnership with McDonalds, Pfizer Inc, and support from The Midlands Community Chapter of the National Management Association.

The Parent Teacher Association also actively supports and benefits the school community.

 

Walnut Hill Elementary School Improvement Plan

At-a-Glance, 2021-2022

School Improvement Criteria

Coaching Look-Fors

English Language Arts:

  • By 2022, we will increase the percentage of students identified as being on track or college and career ready from 19% to 24% on NSCAS-ELA.
  • By 2022, we will increase percentage of students meeting or exceeding projected growth on MAP Growth from 47% to 52%.

Content Specific Strategies

  1. Provide daily small group instruction using the HMH resources (Tabletop Minilessons, Word Studio, Guided Reading, Start-Right and Decodable Readers)
  2. Provide students with daily literacy opportunities that build rigor during independent work time using HMH resources from within each module. 
  3. Provide instructional support to students needing additional assistance using Multi-Tiered Systems of Support for Academics, the SAT process, Phonics Mastery Guides and HMH Intervention supports.
  4. Utilize intentional planning and formative and summative assessments for reading language arts as a part of the instructional process (summative HMH assessments, Amira, Lexia, student writing, and running records)
  5. Provide daily writing instruction and weekly conferencing to all students using HMH curriculum, as well as cross-curricular writing throughout all subject areas.

  • Evidence of Lesson plans that reflect A+ Curriculum Guides
  • During the reading block, students are engaged in whole group, small group and independent activities utilizing the Top 20 Literacy Strategies and best instructional practices for literacy in                    Best Instructional Practices Handbook (BIPH)
  • Learning goals posted & referenced in lesson using 1-2-1 method
  • Gradual release of instruction
  • Evidence of differentiated instruction
  • Evidence of engagement
  • Checks for Understanding utilized throughout lesson
  • Conferring with students during writing time

Best Instructional Practices Handbook: Sections 1, 2, 4, 7, 8, 11                OPS English Language Arts A+ Curriculum Guide

Math:

  • By 2022, we will increase the percentage of students identified as being on track or college and career ready from 24% to 29% on NSCAS-MATH.
  • By 2022, we will increase percentage of students meeting or exceeding projected growth on MAP Growth from 47% to 52%.

Content Specific Strategy: 

  1. Engage all students in high-quality tasks that promote reasoning and support productive struggle.
  2. Fact fluency—learning and using strategies to gain automaticity.
  3. Provide opportunities in collaborative groups for students to engage in math discourse- utilizing academic language and number talk.
  4. Utilize intentional planning and formative and summative assessments for mathematics as a part of the instructional process.

  • Evidence of Lesson plans that reflect A+ Curriculum Guides
  • Evidence of Go Math! Curriculum
  • Use of Concrete-Pictorial-Abstract sequence of math instruction
  • Evidence of math manipulatives that are accessible to students, modeled by the teacher
  • Learning goals posted & referenced in lesson using 1-2-1 method
  • Math discourse embedded in real world context
  • Common assessments administered and analyzed by grade level teams
  • Evidence of differentiated instruction
  • Evidence of engagement
  • Checks for Understanding utilized throughout lesson

Best Instructional Practices Handbook: Sections 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9

OPS Math A+ Curriculum Guide

Science

  • By 2022, we will increase the percentage of students identified as being on track or college and career ready from 33% to 38% on NSCAS-Science.
  • By 2022, we will increase percentage of students meeting or exceeding projected growth on MAP Growth from 35% to 40%.

Content Specific Strategy: 

  1. Provide opportunities for students to engage in the Science and Engineering Practices to demonstrate understanding of Science Disciplinary Core Ideas and Crosscutting Concepts  
  2. Utilize science curriculum and OPS 3-Dimensional Science Units   
  3. Utilize science summative assessments, along with other data sources such as MAP Growth and ongoing formative assessments as a part of the instructional process

  • Learning goals posted, referenced in lesson using 1-2-1 method
  • Gradual release of instruction
  • Evidence of Science and Engineering Practices to demonstrate understanding of the Science Disciplinary Core Ideas and Crosscutting Concepts with support of science curriculum 
  • Common assessments administered, analyzed by grade level teams
  • Literacy/Language-rich science classrooms

Best Instructional Practices Handbook: Sections 1, 2, 4, 7, 8, 9, 14

OPS Science A+ Curriculum Guide

MTSSB:

  • By 2022, we will increase our scores on the Tier 1 Self-Assessment Survey (SAS) and Tiered Fidelity Inventory (TFI).
  • In 2022, 80% of students in Tier 2 intervention will successfully fade out as measured by Tier 2 criteria.
  • By October of 2021, ALL classrooms will have a Wildcat Den implemented and will use reflective conversations with this strategy.

Content Specific Strategy: 

  1. Implement schoolwide Tier 1 & Tier 2 (Check In/Check Out) MTSS-B components with fidelity.
  2. Safe Spaces aka Wildcat Dens will be implemented with fidelity and purpose in 100% of classrooms. A reflective conversation piece will be implemented when using this process.
  3. Integrate Walnut Hill College-Bound Expectations with a focus on the 8 Effective Classroom Practices.
  4. Bridge builder Professional development- connecting with all students through conversation.
  • Evidence of MTSS-Bs 8 Effective Classroom Practices integrated into classroom management.
  • Use of the type of language described in the Bridge Builder book and training courses.
  • Use of Behavior Intervention Chart and Wildcat Den to get students back on track and into the learning environment

MTSS-B School-wide Components

  • Tier 1 & Tier 2 Guides
  • Walnut Hill Behavior Response Protocol
  • Walnut Hill Behavior Intervention Chart
  • Walnut Hill MTSS-B Lesson Plans

This handbook is prepared to serve as a guide to Walnut Hill Elementary students and families. In it you will find the policies and procedures that are followed at Walnut Hill. We hope that you will find this handbook a convenient reference during the school year. 

 

Click HERE to access Walnut Hill's Student and Parent Handbook.

Parent(s)/Guardian(s) and Students We ask that you take time to sit down together and read through these rules.

The Student Code of Conduct was last amended and readopted by the Board of Education on May 20, 2019.

Please click HERE to access the OPS Code of Conduct PDF.

BOXTOPS for Education

             

 

There are many products that carry the for Box Tops for Education logo.  Boxtops are a great way for Walnut Hill to raise funds by simply collecting these labels.  We earn 10 cents for every label we collect, and this goes to support additional activities for Walnut Hill students and families. 

Make it a family mission to be on the look out for Box Tops.  Clip them and send to school with your child.  You can also visit

 https://www.boxtops4education.com/earn/clip/Brands.aspx for lists of products that carry the Box Tops for Education label.  We appreciate your support. You can contact Mrs. Bentley if you have any questions about this fundraiser.

Parent's Right to Know Clause

At the beginning of each school year, any District that accepts Title I, Part A funding must notify parents that they can request information regarding their child's teacher and his/her qualifications, including certification and endorsements.  Parents can also request information about paraprofessionals working with their children.  Nebraska requires each parent a timely notice that their child has been assigned, or has been taught for four or more consecutive weeks by a teacher who is not NCLB qualified.