Responsive and Inclusive Environment – Priority 3 Detail

Vision – Melrose Public Schools Vision Statement:  Every student will be an engaged, challenged, enriched, and self-directed learner. (6/27/17)

Mission – Melrose Public Schools Mission Statement: The Melrose Public Schools will provide and sustain a thriving and dynamic teaching and learning environment, preparing every student to excel in their authentic life and global citizenship, as supported by an engaged community. (6/27/17)

 Theory of Action – If educators plan instruction with clear learning objectives, develop a culture and climate that fosters strong relationships within the school community, design a current and well-articulated curriculum, and apply the best instructional practices, then teaching and learning will advance and realize high levels of growth and personal success for all learners.

Strategic Objective – Responsive and Inclusive Environment: Create safe, supportive, and welcoming schools in which all students, staff, and members of the community can thrive.

STRATEGIC PRIORITY – develop means and protocols that support culturally proficient and responsive communication with students and families about student learning and performance in an effort to promote a growth mindset, student agency, and habits of learning.



Have completed translations of codes of conduct and programs of study.  Have established protocols for translating information into districts two main languages: Portugese and French.

Working with the city to create new website that will be more “user friendly” and better organization with links to important information for families and students.

Weekly meetings of parent ESL classes at the Lincoln completed fall session. Classes serve dual purpose of teaching English and helping families understanding their children’s educational experience.