2021-2022 ESSER III/School Innovation and Improvement Plan

Outcome goals for this academic year.

Complete ESSER School Funding Plans

ESSER III/School Innovation and Improvement Plan At-a-Glance

  • 2021-2022

  • Fairhill Elementary School

  • Region 2

  • Ted Cooper, 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: Grade level teams will engage in CLT cycle to ensure appropriate support for all students’ success in reading.

Strategy 2: Teachers and interventionists will meet with identified students before and after school to provide extra support for students.

Strategy 3: Teachers will engage in targeted job-embedded professional development to support the needs of students in reading.

ESSER III Math Strategies

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

Strategy 1: Grade level teams will engage in the CLT cycle to provide responsive support for all students’ success in mathematics.

Strategy 2: Teachers and interventionalists will meet with identified students before and after school to provide extra support for students.

Strategy 3: Teachers will identify students by strength, by name and by need that are in need of additional support through MTSS.

ESSER III Wellness Strategies

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

Strategy 1: Fairhill will participate in RC1 as a whole school community and implement the practices regularly.

Strategy 2: Through the evidenced based program Mentor Works (Tiger Pals) we will assign students mentors that will monitor attendance, build relationships with students, and connect with families. .

Strategy 3: Fairhill leadership team will collaborate with the Chief Equity Office (Rob Kerr and Raven Compton) to plan and execute Culturally Responsive Data Dialogues.

ESSER III Access & Opportunity End of Year SMARTR Outcome

Goal: By June 2022, all teachers and staff will show growth in their ability to create culturally responsive environments and design culturally responsive instruction, as measured by growth on the classroom environment and instruction domains of the Classroom Equity Audit. 

Strategy 1: All staff, including support, will meet monthly in Family Meetings around the book Belonging Through the Culture of Dignity led by the Instructional Coach and leadership team.

Strategy 2: Fairhill equity committee will meet monthly to create, implement, and monitor professional development and school needs.

Strategy 3: Fairhill leadership team will collaborate with the Chief Equity Office (Rob Kerr and Raven Compton) to plan and execute Culturally Responsive Data Dialogues.