2021-2022 ESSER III/School Innovation and Improvement Plan

Outcome goals for this academic year

Complete ESSER School Funding Plan

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 Leverage Tier 1 core practices to identify and address student needs in reading.
Strategy 2 Small group Tier 2 instruction to reteach essential standards.

 

ESSER III Mathematics Strategies

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

Strategy 1 Leverage Tier 1 core practices to identify and address student needs in math.
Strategy 2 Small group Tier 2 standards to reteach essential standards.

 

ESSER III Wellness Strategies

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

Strategy 1 Implement consistent Responsive Classroom strategies across the school.
Strategy 2 Tier 2 Support for Self-Regulation and Rigidity
Strategy 3 Teachers will use existing RULER framework to support students in processing their emotions.

 

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 June 2022, 100% of the classrooms in K-6, will have at least four AAP curriculum experiences for tier 1 instruction.

Strategy 1 Teachers will receive professional learning around the implementation of AAP curriculum experiences.
Strategy 2 Teachers will differentiate AAP curriculum experiences to allow for multiple entry points to meet individual learning needs (ESOL, SPED, etc.).