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2019–2020 School Accountability Report Card
About This School
Contact Information (School Year 2020–2021)
Last updated: 1/25/2021
School Description and Mission Statement (School Year 2020–2021)
School’s Mission Statement:
At Robert C. Fisler School, we empower each other to create, communicate, collaborate, and think critically in a technology-rich environment.
School’s Vision Statement:
The Fisler School community comes together based on a vision to develop students into the innovators of today. Fisler students will become the forward-thinkers, strategists, and leaders who transform their future and innovate solutions for a better world.
School’s Behavior Statement:
Robert C. Fisler School is a community of kind, safe, respectful and responsible citizens. We are dedicated to creating a positive learning environment where we live by the Navigator Way--Kind, Safe, Respectful, and Responsible.
As an Apple Distinguished School for twelve straight years, Robert C. Fisler School's vision for technology integration has drawn international attention through its 1:1 laptop program. As 21st Century learners, project-based learning is integrated throughout the curriculum. Students in grades three through eight use individual laptops to master rigorous content and performance standards. Students in first and second grade have access to individual tablets. All classrooms are equipped with interactive Promethean boards and/or Smart TVs. Students use Apple Creativity and Productivity applications to design, create, invent, and engineer ideas and products using technology through project-based learning and design thinking. Other web-based programs offered at Robert C. Fisler School include Rosetta Stone, Accelerated Reader, IXL, Front Row and BrainPop. Aided by Apple Macbooks, mobile devices, and other digital resources, students use technology as a learning tool for design thinking and problem solving to become programmers, engineers, inventors and designers. Students create, communicate, collaborate and think critically in a technology-rich environment.
Fisler has a school-wide focus on progressive coding skills across the grade levels. Kindergarteners learn about coding through Kibo and Beebots; first graders program Ozobots, second graders program Dash robots; third graders build and program Lego Mindstorm EV3 robots; fourth graders learn advanced coding through Scratch and program circuitry, using Makey Makey and Little Bits to create and build inventions; fifth grade students learn language-based coding through Python and use Raspberry Pi to program Artificial Intelligence (AI); and 6th graders learn about cyber security, how to protect assets and “break in” to systems, and use language based coding to build and hack simple networks. Middle school students learn animation, html coding, photography, robotics, and web design through technology class and/or electives. In addition to electives, middle school students explore their passions during Compass Time through the district PATHFinder program. In this program, 5th and 6th grade students identify and explore their passions through voice, choice and agency; 7th grade students learn about and investigate a career pathway based on their passions; and 8th grade students research high school and college options that will best fit their passion to learn about the academic preparation necessary to propel them to a successful career in the future. Additionally, 6th-8th grade students are given an opportunity to take the AP Computer Science A Exam. Middle school students can also join clubs and teams such as National Junior Honor Society, Science Olympiad, Mathena (math club), Math Field Day, and after school sports programs.
Fisler teachers are committed to research-based instruction to support each child. They focus on scaffolding skills and developing student independence through Reading and Writing Workshop, Balanced Literacy practices, and Cognitively Guided math instruction. Teaching students how to collaborate and communicate with adults and peers is a high priority. Rich hands-on science activities are infused through the use of scientific probes, ProScopes, and science kits in every classroom. Additional highlights include a fully equipped science lab and a state of the art multi-purpose room with three stage production areas. In partnership with parents, Fisler’s goal is to infuse school and students' homes with collaboration, critical thinking, and problem solving to enhance children's education. Fisler School values and models the belief that differentiated and purposeful learning are the keys to success.
Fisler aims to support the whole child through its Empowering Navigators Program. It includes positive behavior supports, social emotional learning, and cultural proficiency. In addition to Positive Behavior Interventions Supports (PBIS) implementation and platinum level recognition, Fisler develops students' social emotional awareness. Primary grades incorporate morning meetings in which students connect with one another and with the teacher. Classrooms use Restorative Circles, a safe community circle where each person can be heard, when conflicts arise or as a way to build community. The Fisler school counselor has effectively modeled social stories to support students and teachers. She models how to use a social story, a purposeful story to teach desired behaviors, so that teachers can build student capacity in understanding oneself and classmates. Second Step, a curriculum that provides foundational skills in self-regulation and executive functioning, has also been implemented to promote social and emotional development. Fisler values that students become empathetic, flexible, persistent, resilient and optimistic people. These skills equip students as they seek to build and sharpen their skills to transform their future and innovate solutions for a better world.
Last updated: 1/28/2021
Student Enrollment by Grade Level (School Year 2019–2020)
|Grade Level||Number of Students|
Last updated: 1/25/2021
Student Enrollment by Student Group (School Year 2019–2020)
|Student Group||Percent of Total Enrollment|
|Black or African American||1.00 %|
|American Indian or Alaska Native||%|
|Hispanic or Latino||6.60 %|
|Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander||0.10 %|
|Two or More Races||4.00 %|
|Student Group (Other)||Percent of Total Enrollment|
|Socioeconomically Disadvantaged||19.80 %|
|English Learners||20.00 %|
|Students with Disabilities||3.20 %|