Community Council

Parent involvement is very important to student academic achievement. By serving on the school council, parents have the opportunity to collaborate with other parents, teachers and the principal to set and achieve school goals. Parents are rewarded with a better understanding of the educational process and have the opportunity to develop relationships with school leadership. A parent always serves as chair of the council. Parents make up the majority of the council and are often the driving force in how School LAND Trust funds are spent.

La participación de los padres es muy importante para el logro académico del estudiante. Al servir en el consejo de la escuela, los padres tienen la oportunidad de colaborar con otros padres, maestros y el director para establecer y alcanzar las metas de la escuela. Los padres son recompensados con una mejor comprensión del proceso educativo y tienen la oportunidad de desarrollar relaciones con el liderazgo escolar. Un padre siempre sirve como presidente del consejo. Los padres constituyen la mayoría del consejo y son a menudo la fuerza impulsora en cómo se gastan los fondos fiduciarios de la escuela LAND.





Name Contact Position
Mary Walker Chair
Chris Andrus Staff Member
Yaret Avila Parent 
Monica Idiong Vice Chair
Maria Ramirez Parent
Sonja Davidson 801.737.8401 Principal


Rules of Order and Procedure
Parent Involvement
Funding Allocation
Community Council Meeting Schedule
10/15/18 2:50pm Faculty Room    
11/14/18 2:50pm Faculty Room    
1/16/19 2:50pm Faculty Room    
2/20/19 3:30pm Faculty Room    
3/18/19 3:30pm Faculty Room    
4/15/19 3:30pm Faculty Room    




School Land Trust Annual Summary

School Land Trust Final Report 17-18

This report is automatically generated from the School Plan entered in the spring of 2017 and from the District Business Administrator's data entry of the School LAND Trust expenditures in 2017-2018.

2017-18 Final Report

Principal Assurance 2018-19

Community involvement is important to the Utah Legislature. It is important to the legislature that patrons know about opportunities to serve on their school community council and that elections are held properly. To assure election processes and other requirements are implemented consistent with the law and state board rule, the legislature is requiring that every principal complete this assurance prior to receiving funds from the School LAND Trust Program for the 2019-2020 school year.

2018-19 Principal Assurance document

Community Council Agenda/Minutes

Community Council Information

The Council will meet each month at 2:50pm in the Faculty Room. The Council advises and makes recommendations to the school regarding how the school can improve or enhance student achievement, student environment and the needs of the school. Please contact Mrs. Davidson in the office if you are interested in sitting on the Council or would like to be elected to the council.

El Consejo se reunirá cada mes a las 2:50 p.m. en la oficina de la escuela Odyssey. El Consejo asesora y va hace recomendaciones a la escuela con respecto a cómo la escuela puede mejorar o aumentar el rendimiento estudiantil, ambiente estudiantil y las necesidades de la escuela. Por favor, póngase en contacto con la señora Davidson en la oficina si usted está interesado en sentarse en el Consejo, si desea ser electo como miembro del consejo.

October 15, 2018 Agenda and Minutes

Odyssey Community Council


October 15, 2018



Community Council Meeting 10/15/18

Welcome and introductions


    • Chris Andrus-Kindergarten

    • Mary Walker (1st and 4th grade students)

    • Monica Idiong (2nd and 4th grade students)

    • Daisy Garcia- secretary

    • Leah Saez- 2nd Grade

    • Sonja Davidson- Principal

Community Council video

School Plan goals

  • Literacy

    • DIBELS goals for all students

      • Pathways (growth) or Proficiency goals for all students, K-6

    • Wonders implementation

      • Core-aligned texts, links to ELL and SpEd

  • Graduation

    • Second Step (social skills program)

    • Visible Learning rubric

    • Relationship building

  • Student Culture

    • Student of the Month assemblies

    • STEM challenges

    • Parent/community involvement

Meeting schedule for 2018-19 school year

Monday, October 15, 2018

Wednesday, November 14th @ 2:50pm

Monday, December 17th @ 2:50pm

Wednesday, January 16th @ 2:50pm

Wednesday, February 20th @ 2:50pm

Monday, March 19th @ 2:50pm

November 14, 2018 Agenda and Minutes


ODES Community Council 11/14/18



Sonja Davidson

Leah Saez

Chris Andrus

Mary Walker

Land Trust Planning:

Data Review:

  • DIBELS data from Fall 2018

  • Next steps: Goal setting and Progress Monitoring (Chris Andrus)

Land Trust purchase:

  • Proposal for purchase:

    • 30 iPads and charging cart (?) to support small group instruction primarily in 2nd grade

    • Rationale for purchase: impact on small group instruction (Leah Saez)

  • Total carryover from 2017-18: $12,397

    • Total cost for 30 iPads: $11,820

    • Cost for cart: $2,366 ($577 covered by carryover)

  • Do we need another cart? Can the old cart be used?

    • Sonja Davidson will clarify with IT support

  • Approval of iPad purchase

    • Dependent on Wonders app (McGraw Hill)

    • Chromebook quote (smaller screen?)

Other questions/concerns?

Next Meeting: Monday, December 17th @ 2:50pm

January 16, 2019 Agenda and Minutes

Odyssey Community Council

Present: Leah Saez, Chris Andrus, Mary Walker, Sonja Davidson



  • Chromebook cart (2nd grade)

    • Cart is finally here!

    • Chromebooks are set up

    • Students will be trained on Chromebooks (proper procedures)


CIA Testing (school overview)

CIA #2 : % of students at Level 5 (80% or higher)


ELA (ODES/District)

Math (ODES/District)


76% /  72%

85% /  81%

1st Grade

7% / 23%

51% /  54%

2nd Grade

0% /  9%

18% /  44%

3rd Grade

3% / 1%

21% /  37%

4th Grade

0% /  1%

13% /  24%

5th Grade

0% / 14%

38% /  24%

6th Grade

0% /  9%

10% /  33%

(Also looked at district Level 4 scores )

DIBELS update

  • Testing will take place next week

  • Teachers will meet in a school-wide PLC to examine data and set new Pathways of Progress goals for students

Other questions/concerns?

Next Meeting: Wednesday, February 20th @ 3:30pm


  • DIBELS update

  • Land Trust plan (3rd grade data)

  • P/T Conferences


February 20, 2019 Agenda and Minutes

Community Council 2/20/19

Present: Mary Walker, Sonja Davidson, Jordan Mangum, Chris Andrus, Leah Saez



1. DIBELS update

Grade Level

% At/Above Benchmark


% At/Above Benchmark


% With 3+ stars growth- typical or +


% With 3+ stars growth- typical or +







1st Grade





2nd Grade





3rd Grade





4th Grade





5th Grade





6th Grade






  • Our goals?

    • Continue emphasizing GROWTH

    • Increase progress monitoring opportunities (especially in Kindergarten-3rd grade)

    • Refine reading interventions in 1st and 2nd grade

      • Regroup students based on need

      • Refine interventions based on data


2. 3rd Grade Data:

  • Current grade level numbers:

    • Kindergarten: 77

    • 1st Grade: 81

    • 2nd Grade: 81

    • 3rd Grade: 81

    • 4th Grade: 79

    • 5th Grade: 87

    • 6th Grade: 77

  • 2018-19 land trust funding is paying for an extra teacher in 3rd grade

  • Prevents us from running a split in 3rd/4th grade

  • DIBELS data (see above)

    • Compared to the district average:

      • Lower percentage of students at or above grade level

      • Higher percentage of students with typical or higher growth

M class

Above BM


Below BM

Well Below BM

Fall 2018





Winter 2019






H class

Above BM


Below BM

Well Below BM

Fall 2018





Winter 2019






R class

Above BM


Below BM

Well Below BM

Fall 2018





Winter 2019






  • iReady data

    • M class: 70% of the class has made typical growth (from fall to winter) toward EOY goal

    • H class: 54% of the class has made typical growth (from fall to winter) toward EOY goal)

    • R class: 57% of the class has made typical growth (from fall to winter) toward EOY goal)

  • Lexia data

    • M class

      • Start: 50% Below GL, 27% In GL, 23% Above GL

      • Current: 31% Below GL, 35% In GL, 35% Above GL

    • H class

      • Start: 57% Below GL, 13% In GL, 30% Above GL

      • Current: 26% Below GL, 30% In GL, 44% Above GL

    • R class

      • Start: 59% Below GL, 22% In GL, 19% Above GL

      • Current: 52% Below GL, 22% In GL, 26% Above GL

  • CIA #2 data

    • ELA: 3% at Level 5 (at or above 80%) / District 1%

    • Math: 21% at Level 5 (at or above 80%) / District 37%

3. Next year’s Trust Land funds:

  • >10% increase in distribution (from $59,000 to $73,000)

  • Carryover of $5,200

  • Is our priority still to fund a teacher?

    • All members agreed yes!

    • Will look at potential carryover for either staff assistant to assist in upper grades interventions OR technology




March 19, 2019 Agenda and Minutes

April 15, 2019 Agenda and Minutes

Land and Trust-Technology and Digital Citizenship (English)



Administration Report to Community Councils

• What filters are being used and how do they work? We currently have two different filters; PaloAlto and iBoss. Each serves a different purpose. PaloAlto is used to block whole websites and to block certain applications. iBoss uses pattern recognition of known ‘bad’ pictures and such. This means that even if a site isn’t blocked by PaloAlto (our first line of defense), iBoss should block anything bad.

• Are there different settings used for different grades and school levels? We don’t differentiate between grades and schools as a general rule. All students are kept to the same level. There are a few exceptions at the secondary schools for sites specific to a particular class.

• What is district filtering policy on frequently used sites such as YouTube, Google Images, Weebly, and etc.? Social media sites (Instagram, Facebook, whisper, Pinterest, snapchat, etc.) are blocked for students. YouTube video’s that are classified as “educational” are allowed to students. Google has ‘safe search’ enforced which takes care of a lot of ‘bad’ websites and we rely on the filters to try to block the rest. Weebly is currently blocked but we have been discussing allowing the educational sites in Weebly.

• Are there management systems available (MDM, Chrome management, LanSchool, and etc.) that can add additional control and who accesses those systems? Our main system to manage computers in the district is a Microsoft product called System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM). This system allows us to manage software, imaging, security patches and inventory. We also use Chrome Management for all Chromebooks. We are in the process of testing a new Apple product that will allow us to remote manage all iPads.

• What resources does the district provide concerning educating students on safe internet use and digital citizenship? We are using the training provided by UEN located at

• What is the protocol in district schools when inappropriate content is accessed for students, employees and parents?


Students accessing the VPN (Virtual Private Network) and/or bypassing internet filters are committing a Level IV infraction of the Student Code of Conduct. The following disciplinary action is outlined in the Ogden School District Student Code of Conduct and the administrator and school team should be strategic in moving down the continuum of consequences. These infractions must be reported to an administrator and district IT department for immediate investigation.


  • Staff Intervention and/or
  • Parent Contact/Conference with the teacher, student, parent/counselor and/or
  • Office referral for administrative intervention and/or
  • Referral to Child Assistance Team (ChAT) and/or district behavior specialist and/or
  • After School Detention (1-5 days)and/or
  • In-school Suspension (1-5 days)


  • Staff Intervention and/or
  • Parent Contact/Conference with the teacher, student, parent/counselor and/or
  • Office referral for administrative intervention and/or
  • Referral to Child Assistance Teach (chat)and/or district behavior specialist and/or
  • In-school Suspension (1-9 days)

Employees/Other Adults:

Stated under Ogden School District Board Policy Manual (#6-Human Resources-section 6.1.12 #2) Privileges – The use of Internet is a privilege, not a right, and inappropriate use will result in a cancellation of those privileges. The direct supervisor will deem what is inappropriate use. Due process procedure will be followed. •Explanation of district capabilities or inability to change filtering, settings and management tools based on best practices, technological limitations, and funding. Where applicable, districts could include what is provided in connection with e-rate funding. Currently, our filtering and our computer management system are premier systems. We have a review board in place to allow websites that are currently blocked. We meet on an ‘as-needed’ basis. There are tools available that would allow better monitoring of what the students are doing on the computers but they are currently cost prohibitive for most schools and the IT department. An example of this software is NetSupport which is used in a few labs in the district.

We try to use ERATE when possible but the money allowed per student has been lowered drastically over the last 2 years so it’s not as beneficial as it once was in the past. Also, needs that are identified have to be submitted in November and are not approved until the summer causing a long delay in

Consejos De La Comunidad Escolar De Ogden (Spanish)


TECNOLOGÍA SEGURA Y CIUDADANÍA DIGITAL Reporte de la Administración a los Consejos de la Comunidad

• ¿Qué filtros se están utilizando y cómo trabajan? Actualmente tenemos dos filtros; PaloAlto y iBoss. Cada uno sirve un propósito diferente. PaloAlto se utiliza para bloquear sitios web enteros y bloquear ciertas aplicaciones. iBoss utiliza reconocimiento de patrones de fotos conocidas como “malas". Esto significa que incluso si un sitio no está bloqueado por PaloAlto (nuestra primera línea de defensa), iBoss debe bloquear cualquier cosa mala.

• ¿Existen diferentes ajustes utilizados para diferentes grados y niveles escolares? No hacemos distinción entre grados y escuelas, como regla general. Todos los estudiantes se mantienen en el mismo nivel. Hay algunas excepciones en las escuelas secundarias para sitios específicos a una clase particular

• ¿Cuál es la norma de filtración del distrito en los sitios de uso frecuente tales como YouTube, Google Images, Weebly, y etc.? Los sitios de medios sociales (Instagram, Facebook, susurro, Pinterest, snapchat, etc.) están bloqueados para los estudiantes. Los vídeos de YouTube que se clasifican como "educativos" son permitidos a los estudiantes. Google tiene "búsqueda segura" forzada que se encarga de una gran cantidad de sitios web "malos" y confiamos en los filtros para tratar de bloquear el resto. Weebly está actualmente bloqueado, pero hemos estado discutiendo el permitir los sitios educativos.

• ¿Hay sistemas de administración disponibles (MDM, Chrome management, LanSchool, y etc.) que puedan añadir control adicional y quien acceda a esos sistemas? Nuestro sistema principal para administrar equipos en el distrito es un producto de Microsoft llamado System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM). Este sistema nos permite administrar software, imágenes, parches de seguridad e inventario. También utilizamos Chrome Management para todos los Chromebooks. Estamos en el proceso de probar un nuevo producto de Apple que nos permitirá administrar a distancia todos los iPads.

• ¿Qué recursos provee el distrito en relación con la educación de los estudiantes sobre el uso seguro de Internet y ciudadanía digital? Estamos utilizando la capacitación impartida por UEN ubicado en

• ¿Cuál es el protocolo en las escuelas del distrito cuando se accede a contenido inapropiado para los estudiantes, empleados y padres? Estudiantes: Los estudiantes con acceso a VPN (red privada virtual) y/o sin pasar por los filtros de Internet están cometiendo una infracción de Nivel IV del Código de Conducta Estudiantil. La acción disciplinaria se describe en el Código de Conducta Estudiantil del Distrito Escolar de Ogden y el administrador y el equipo de la escuela deben ser estratégicos en bajar la continuidad de las consecuencias. Estas infracciones deben ser reportadas a un administrador y al departamento del distrito IT para investigación inmediata.


  • Intervención del personal y/o
  • Contacto con el padre/Conferencia con el maestro, estudiante, padre/consejero y/o
  • Se refiere a la oficina para intervención administrativa y/o
  • Se refiere al Equipo de Asistencia para el Niño (ChAT) y/o especialista de comportamiento del distrito y/o
  • Detención después de escuela (1-5 días) y/o
  • Suspensión dentro-escuela (1-5 días)


  • Intervención del personal y/o
  • Contacto con el padre/Conferencia con el maestro, estudiante, padre/consejero y/o
  • Se refiere a la oficina para intervención administrativa y/o
  • Se refiere al Equipo de Asistencia para el Niño (ChAT) y/o especialista de comportamiento del distrito y/o
  • Suspensión dentro-escuela (1-9 días)

Empleados/Otros adultos: Indicados en el Manual Ogden School District Board Policy (#6 Recursos Humanos-sección 6.1.12 # 2) Privilegios - El uso de Internet es un privilegio, no un derecho, y el uso inapropiado resultará en la cancelación de esos privilegios. El supervisor directo considerará lo que es inapropiado. Se seguirá el procedimiento de proceso conveniente.

• Explicación de las capacidades del distrito o la incapacidad para cambiar filtración, configuración y herramientas de administración basadas en las mejores prácticas, las limitaciones tecnológicas y financiación. En su caso, los distritos podrían incluir lo que es proporcionado en relación con la financiación e-rate.

Actualmente, nuestro sistema de filtración y administración de computo son sistemas de primer nivel. Tenemos una revisión directiva colocada para permitir los sitios web que están actualmente bloqueados. Nos reunimos en base "según sea necesario". Hay herramientas disponibles que permiten un mejor seguimiento de lo que los estudiantes están haciendo en los equipos, pero son actualmente costo prohibido para la mayoría de las escuelas y el departamento de TI. Un ejemplo de este software es NetSupport que se utiliza en pocos laboratorios en el distrito.

Tratamos de utilizar ERATE cuando es posible, pero el dinero permitido por alumno se ha reducido drásticamente en los últimos 2 años, así que no es tan beneficioso como lo era en el pasado. Además, las necesidades que se identifican tienen que ser presentadas en noviembre y no se aprueban hasta el verano causando un retraso