2021-2022 ESSER III/School Innovation and Improvement Plan

Outcome goals for this academic school year

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:  Strategically plan and identify resources for small group Tier 2 instruction to reteach essential standards.

Strategy 2:  Utilize data to identify areas of need (e.g. nonfiction comprehension, phonics) to guide Tier 1 instruction.

Strategy 3:  Partner with families, providing opportunities for them to access, understand, and support literacy instruction at home.

ESSER III Mathematics Strategies

Outcome: Ensure students are making sufficient progress to be on grade level in Mathematics.

Strategy 1:   Strategically plan and identify resources for small group Tier 2 instruction to reteach essential standards.

Strategy 2:  Provide targeted instruction and support for English Learners.

Strategy 3:  Leverage number sense routines as a Tier 1 instructional practice to support high-impact areas of number sense and fluency.

Strategy 4:  Begin to utilize fluency tools and instructional strategies to support small group instruction for all students and differentiated groups.

ESSER III Wellness Strategies

Outcome: Ensure students feel safe, included, and supported in the school environment.

Strategy 1:  Provide increased opportunities for family engagement, including evening parent workshops and family events.

Strategy 2:  Provide increased professional development and additional resources about social-emotional learning for all staff.

Strategy 3:  Provide targeted student support.  Utilize programs for schoolwide wellness and identify students to receive more targeted wellness support.

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:  Continuing to use the lessons teams implemented during the 2020-2021 school year, teams will use similar learning experiences in other curriculum units.  In addition teams will explore using the 9 Critical and Creative Thinking strategies in their classrooms.

Strategy 1:  As a school, focus on one CCT strategy each month to explore with teams and embed in instruction.

Strategy 2:  Increase use of AAP Tier 1 Access to Rigor resources, building on teachers’ experience with these last year.