2021-2022 ESSER III/School Innovation and Improvement Plan

Outcome goals for this academic year.

Complete ESSER school funding plan

2021-2022 ESSER III/SIIP At-a-Glance

  • Region 1

  • Tony Washington, 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 Leverage Tier 1 Core Resources for Instruction: Imagine Language and Literacy for small group Tier 2 instruction, Nonfiction and questions (Newsela)

Strategy 2 Phonics First! Training - training centered around the Brainspring Phonics First! program for the purpose of delivering phonemic and phonic lessons

Strategy 3 Increase nonfiction and phonics related materials in the book room for teacher resources for all grade levels 


ESSER III Mathematics Strategies

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

Strategy 1 Leverage Tier 1 Resources for Instruction: ST Math for small group Tier 2 instruction, Do the Math small group instruction 

Strategy 2 Provide a focused SOL review bootcamp for those students in grades 3-6 that are scoring in the “may need scaffold and support” area on the VGA 


ESSER III Wellness Strategies

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

Strategy 1 Leverage Evidence-Based SEL Curriculum and Resources for support

Strategy 2 Provide Mindfulness and MindUp program activities and resources to teachers for students, with a focus on emotional regulation 


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 2021-22 SY, schoolwide, we will have moved into the “Transitioning into Practice” phase, specifically within the area of having texts and instructional materials that reflect the experiences and perspectives of diverse groups of people. This will be measured by the FCPS Schoolwide Equity Audit tool. 

Strategy 1 Expose students to texts, perspectives and contributions that represent diverse groups

Strategy 2 Work with school librarian and teachers to increase the number of books we have that reflect the multiple perspectives and contributions of diverse groups; within the classroom and school libraries