2022-2023 ESSER III/School Innovation and Improvement Plan

Outcome goals for this academic year

Complete ESSER School Funding Plan


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 - Ensure targeted phonics practice opportunities for every student and additional time for those students who need more practice.
Strategy 2 - Provide daily, systematic, explicit instruction in phonological awareness, phonics, and morphology in the core language arts block.
Strategy 3 - Provide writing instruction that is systematic, explicit, and includes active practice through both guided and independent writing opportunities.


ESSER III Mathematics Strategies

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

Strategy 1 -Implement shift 3 as core math practice: From teaching about representations toward teaching through representations- teacher uses learning intentions to determine whether to highlight particular representations or to have students select a representation; in both cases, the teacher provides opportunities for students to compare different representations and how they connect to key mathematical concepts.
Strategy 2 - Provide targeted intervention to students identified through the MTSS process.


ESSER III Wellness Strategies

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

Strategy 1 - Students will use tools to learn and practice self-regulation strategies.
Strategy 2 - Using the SEL Screener data, students identified as having some or no strengths in the area of skills & competencies will be considered for Tier 2 interventions.


ESSER III Portrait of a Graduate (POG) Strategies

Outcome: All students will complete a POG Presentation of Learning (POL) by 2025-26.

Strategy 1 - Use Innovation lab in instruction for learning experiences that allow for POG attributes development in all K-6 classrooms.
Strategy 2 - Classrooms will teach and develop POG attributes
Strategy 3 - The school will build an understanding with students, staff, and the community about why POG attributes and skills positively impact students within and beyond school.