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

  • Weyanoke Elementary School

  • Region 2

  • Felicia Usher, 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

Daily phonics instruction in Grades K-2. Use of phonics instructional plans and programs for students in Grades 3-5 who show a need for intensive phonics instruction.

Strategy 2

Small group reading instruction based on data daily/weekly, with "double dip" support for students who have not yet met grade level benchmark

Strategy 3

Collaborative teams will use common planning time to deeper content understanding, use data to drive instruction, and plan for alignment in instruction

Strategy 4

Content Coaching

ESSER III Mathematics Strategies

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

Strategy 1

Grade Level Teams will implement Strategy Ladders at the Tier 1 level to determine next steps for Essential Standards

Strategy 2

Teams will refine and reflect on their use of the math workshop model to support differentiated instruction.

Strategy 3

Content Coaching and Instructional Support for Stakeholders

Strategy 4

Tier III Intervention on early numeracy skills

ESSER III Wellness Strategies

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

Strategy 1

Strengthen Tier 1 Evidence Based Strategies

Strategy 2

Provide Targeted Student Support

Strategy 3

Provide Opportunities for Family Engagement

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 students will have had access to AAP rigor resources and strategies at least once per quarter.

Strategy 1

Provide targeted education and assistance to all students, staff, and families about AAP opportunities, curriculum, access, and strategies.

Strategy 2

Staff will work alongside the YS team to find and identify Young Scholars. Staff will transition from simply identifying Young Scholars to nurturing and guiding by providing level II, III, or IV services and wrap-around services as needed

Strategy 3

During grade level CLT's, teams will collaboratively plan at least one AAP curriculum experience per quarter.