2021-2022 ESSER III/School Innovation & Improvement Plan

Outcome goals for this academic school year

Complete ESSER School Funding Plan

2021-2022 School Innovation and Improvement Plan At-a-Glance

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Region 3

Laura Elliott, 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

Phonemic Awareness/Phonics instruction for all students in Grades K-6 during Tier 1 instruction

Strategy 2

Tier 2 and 3 interventions will be provided by reading interventionists and Imagine Language and Literacy computer program

Strategy 3

Phonics tutoring provided by teachers before/after/or virtually for students who are 3+ grade levels below in reading

Strategy 4

Professional Development in phonemic awareness and phonics instruction will be provided for staff

ESSER III Mathematics Strategies

Outcome:

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

Strategy 1

CTs will focus on how to differentiate small group instruction to meet the instructional needs of students

Strategy 2

A math intervention block will be inserted into the instructional schedule to allow for Tier 1 interventions by the classroom teacher

Strategy 3

Tier 2 and 3 math intervention will be provided by the math resource teachers to support students to address gaps in their math knowledge

Strategy 4

AVMR training will be provided for 10 staff members to deepen their knowledge of math content and pedagogy

ESSER III Wellness Strategies

Outcome:

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

Strategy 1

Implementation of the Second Step Curriculum K-6

Strategy 2

Classes will have calming areas in each room to help students reset when they are upset or need a break

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 the end of the 2021-2022 school year, 1st grade Young Scholars number will increase from 12 to 23 and in 2nd grade from 14 to 23

Strategy 1

AART will implement Creative and Critical Thinking (CCT) lessons with 1st and 2nd grade students quarterly in order to collect data on which students would benefit from participating in Young Scholars

Strategy 2

AART will work with grade level teams to understand what qualities teachers should look for in students who might benefit from participating in the Young Scholars Program

For a full copy of the Title I Schoolwide Plan please contact the principal or front office.