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:Improve students skills in phonics and phonological awareness and foundational literacy skills.
  • Strategy 2: Provide additional learning time to intervene and/or extend for students before or after the school day (ex: math or literacy support, STEAM, coding, etc).
  • Strategy 3: Intensive tutoring supplement to the Core (Tier 2 supports) with Orton Gillingham-trained instructors and Heggerty trained instructors and related resources.

ESSER III Mathematics Strategies

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

  • Strategy 1: Improve students skills in foundational mathematics skills.
  • Strategy 2: Provide additional learning time to intervene and/or extend for students before or after the school day (ex: math or literacy support, STEAM, coding, etc).
  • Strategy 3: Intensive tutoring supplement to the Core (Tier 3 supports) with AVMR-trained instructors (note all but 3 schools have at least 1 trained AVMR teacher)

ESSER III Wellness Strategies

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

  • Strategy 1: Develop a schoolwide approach to supporting students’ socioemotional wellness and socially appropriate behavior at the Tier 1 level
  • Strategy 2: Increase family engagement by offering classes and parent resources

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: All classrooms will have implemented at least three learning experiences using AAP resources by June 2022.

  • Strategy 1: Collaboration between content coaches and AART to plan lessons at each grade level using AAP resources.
  • Strategy 2: Grade level teams will engage in professional development to ensure that all students have access to rigorous curriculum as presented through AAP resources.
  • Strategy 3: Teachers will self-select two additional AAP resources to implement with their class by the end of the year.