2021-2022 ESSER III/School Innovation and Improvement Plan
Outcome goals for this academic year.
Complete ESSER School Funding Plans
Ellen Mukai, Principal
Background: The Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER III) is a federal grant which requires that spending be used in specific areas. Part of the Fairfax County Public Schools spending plan identifies funding to be used for Unfinished Learning and Student Academic and Social, Emotional, Mental Health (Wellness) Needs. Schools have been given funding allocations to support the academic and wellness needs of students. Schools are required to create plans in English Language Arts, Mathematics, and Wellness highlighting the strategies they will use to support these areas using their ESSER III funding. These strategies are shown below.
ESSER III English Language Arts Strategies
Outcome: Ensure students are making sufficient progress to be on grade level in English Language Arts.
- Strategy 1: Tier 1 reteaching resources and Imagine Language and Literacy/Lexia for Small Group Tier 2 Instruction
- Strategy 2: Small Group Tier 2 Instruction to reteach essential standards (e.g., phonics, nonfiction comprehension)
- Strategy 3: Small Group Tier 2/Tier 3 Instruction with Fundations, Lexia, and Phonics First (Orton Gillingham approach)
ESSER III Mathematics Strategies
Outcome: Ensure students are making sufficient progress to be on grade level in Mathematics.
- Strategy 1: Tier 1 reteaching resource and ST Math for Small Group Instruction
- Strategy 2: Small Group Tier 2 Instruction to reteach essential standards in math workshop
- Strategy 3: Tier 3 Intensive small group focusing on specific gaps
ESSER III Wellness Strategies
Outcome: Ensure students feel safe, included, and supported in the school environment.
- Strategy 1: All students will participate in activities that foster relationships, cultural awareness, and belonging.
- Strategy 2: Small groups (Tier 2) of students will be identified to learn targeted skills-based on SEL Screener Data.
- Strategy 3: Tier 3 intensive support will be designed to support students with significant gaps.
Background: All Fairfax County schools are also required to complete an access and opportunity goal as part of their School Innovation and Improvement Plan (SIIP) and can also capture additional goals. These are shown below.
Access & Opportunity End of Year SMARTR Outcome
Goal: By year's end, 100% of students will have greater access to advanced academic curriculum resources and critical and creative thinking skills as compared to last year as demonstrated through student samples presented monthly at CLTs.
- Strategy 1: Provide all students access to advanced academic curriculum and critical and creative thinking skills
- Strategy 2: Refine practices for identifying students who receive access to pull-out advanced coursework.