2021-2022 ESSER III/School Innovation and Improvement Plan

Outcome goals for this academic year.

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

Utilize Intervention Courses and materials and collect strategies and resources to use for intervention (before or after school day).

Strategy 2

Intensive 1:1 tutors outside of the school day as a resource for all students and asynchronous remediation lessons/practice for students to access outside of school hours. 


ESSER III Mathematics Strategies

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

Strategy 1

Intensive 1:1 Tutoring using FCPS Secondary Math Intervention resources. (during flexible instruction time and/or after school)

Strategy 2

Small Group Instruction Supplement to the Core during Flexible Instructional Time using FCPS Secondary Intervention Resources


ESSER III Wellness Strategies

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

Strategy 1

Increase onsite counselor support for evening programs.

Strategy 2

Increase outreach and communication efforts regarding resources through bulletin boards, regular video announcements posted on Schoology, and other communication methods.

Strategy 3

Help students better comprehend their emotions, to feel those emotions fully, and demonstrate prosocial behaviors through SEL lessons.