2021-2022 ESSER III/School Innovation and Improvement Plan

Outcome goals for this academic school year

Complete ESSER School Funding Plans

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

  • 2021-2022 | McNair Elementary School | Region 5Merrell V Dade, 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: Instructional staff will re-engage in and deepen their understanding of Tier 1 practices to increase student achievement.

Strategy 2: Instructional staff will develop and implement data-driven interventions via the MTSS process.

Strategy 3: McNair Elementary will develop and implement opportunities to collaborate with families around literacy in order to build consistency between home and school.

ESSER III Mathematics Strategies

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

Strategy 1: Instructional staff will re-engage in and deepen their understanding of Tier 1 practices to increase student achievement.

Strategy 2: Instructional staff will develop and implement data-driven interventions via the MTSS process.

 

ESSER III Wellness Strategies

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

Strategy 1: Instructional staff will strengthen Tier 1 practices and supports around social-emotional learning in order to increase student access to instruction.

Strategy 2: Instructional staff will develop and implement data-driven interventions and strategies to support students' social-emotional learning.

Strategy 3: Instructional staff will develop and enhance their repertoire of strategies to support relationship building in the classroom.

 

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 2021-2022 school year, there will be at least an increase of 15% in classroom and school-wide practices as they align with developmental progressions for students as measured by team-developed look-fors.

Strategy 1: Instructional staff will gain/deepen their understanding of child development and how students learn, and implement practices to support increased student achievement.

 

  • 2021-2022
  • McNair Upper Elementary School
  • Region 5
  • Melissa M. Goddin, 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: As a school community, all instructional staff and students will engage in our school-wide intervention block, Mustang Learning, to address student learning needs in the area of literacy instruction.  
  • Strategy 2: The MTSS core team at McNair Upper ES will work alongside classroom teachers to identify students in need of additional support beyond Tier 1 instruction.  
  • Strategy 3: Implementation of Take Home Reading Program  
  • Strategy 4: Implementation of Pony Up & Learn, our after school intervention program  

ESSER III Mathematics Strategies

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

  • Strategy 1:  As a school community, all instructional staff and students will engage in our school-wide intervention block, Mustang Learning,  to address student learning needs in the area of math instruction.  
  • Strategy 2: The MTSS core team at McNair Upper ES will work alongside classroom teachers to identify students in need of additional support beyond Tier 1 instruction.  
  • Strategy 3:  Implementation of Take Home Math Program  
  • Strategy 4: Implementation of Pony Up & Learn, our after school intervention program  

ESSER III Wellness Strategies

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

  • Strategy 1: School-Wide Implementation of Morning Meeting , Closing Circle & Positivity Project  
  • Strategy 2: Connect with the school community (student, class and families) by providing positive feedback regarding student behavior.  
  • Strategy 3: Mentoring Opportunities (MentorWorks Program, Boys to Men, Unique Queens, Counseling Support)  
  • Strategy 4: Promote positive behavior and wellness in all students by providing opportunities for students to engage in social-emotional wellness activities as well as reflect on their personal socio-emotional growth. Provide targeted structures of support to ensure pro-social skill development in students identified as needing additional positive relationships/connections at school.

 

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 2021-2022 school year, McNair Upper Elementary will move up one or more “phases of integration” on the school-wide Equity Audit for each indicator under the selected criteria of emphasis.

  • Strategy 1: Staff will build an understanding, based on data and research, of the necessity to keep equity at the center of our practices to best support students, families and colleagues to ensure equitable and meaningful learning experiences.  

OTHER End of Year SMARTR Outcome

Goal: By the end of 2021-2022 school year, 100% of students will improve by at least one level, as measured by a common school-wide rubric that is focused on FCPS’ POG attributes, Collaborator and Communicator.

  • Strategy 1: All instructional staff will develop an understanding of how to engage students in academic conversations using “The 4Cs” (collaboration, communication, creativity, and critical thinking); with an emphasis on communication and collaboration, by participating in ongoing professional development.  
  • Strategy 2: All students will develop an understanding of “The 4Cs” (collaboration, communication, creativity, and critical thinking); with an emphasis on communication and collaboration, through performance-based tasks.