2021-2022 ESSER III/School Innovation and Improvement Plan

Outcome goals for this academic year

Complete ESSER School Funding Plans

School Innovation and Improvement Plan At-a-Glance

  • 2021-2022

  • Providence Elementary School

  • Region 5

  • Dan Phillips, 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

Strengthen Tier 1 instruction around Language Arts by providing collaborative learning teams with professional development on foundational reading skills (to understand the continuum and methods of instruction) embedded into their weekly Language Arts planning meetings and at quarterly planning meetings.

Strategy 2

Identify areas for intervention, inventory resources to be used to guide intervention, and plan logistics of when, where, and how interventions will take place to strengthen Tier 2 instruction.

Strategy 3

The ESSER Lead, reading teachers and grade level teachers will identify and strengthen Tier 3 instruction to meet the needs of identified students.

 

ESSER III Mathematics Strategies

Outcome

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

Strategy 1

Strengthen Tier 1 instruction around Math by providing collaborative teams with support for school wide math instruction through professional development on various math programs, ongoing data talks, and the use of math manipulatives.

Strategy 2

Strengthen Tier 2 instruction, by leveraging ST Math to differentiate instruction for small groups and to provide engaging activities for students that will build a conceptual understanding of mathematical skills.

Strategy 3

Identify areas for intervention, inventory and leverage resources to be used to guide intervention, and plan logistics of when, where, who and how interventions will take place to strengthen Tier 3 instruction.

 

ESSER III Wellness Strategies

Outcome

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

Strategy 1

Staff members will use ideas from the CASEL competencies of Self Awareness and Self Management to help strengthen Tier 1 supports so students will be able to identify emotions and control them.

Strategy 2

Strengthen Tier 2 evidence-based strategies around self-control and emotional regulation.

Strategy 3

Strengthen Tier 3 evidence-based strategies around self-control and 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 June 2022, to ensure that our most at risk/underrepresented student populations gain greater access and opportunity to rich, engaging, advanced curriculum/instruction, all classroom teachers will teach at least four lessons/units from the AAP curriculum, as documented by End-of-Year AAP survey results.

Strategy 1

Teachers will take a deeper look at the AAP curriculum and how it links to their planning at CT meetings to teach lessons.

Strategy 2

Teachers will provide opportunities for students to use the POG skills within the Critical and Creative Thinking and Tier 1 lessons to strengthen their thinking skills and to increase student success in AAP lessons.