2021-2022 ESSER III/School Innovation and Improvement Plan

School Innovation and Improvement Plan At-a-Glance

  • 2021-22
  • Saratoga Elementary School
  • Region 3
  • Erica Loesch, 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

Strategy 1: Continue to develop strong Collaborative Teams that follow the CT cycle and focus on results. (Tier 1 & Tier 2)

Strategy 2: Make data informed decisions in order to provide high quality instruction that meets the academic needs of students. (Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3)

 

ESSER III Mathematics Strategies

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

Strategy 1: Continue to develop strong Collaborative Teams that follow the CT cycle and focus on results. (Tier 1 & Tier 2)

Strategy 2: Make data informed decisions in order to provide high quality instruction that meets the academic needs of students. (Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3)

 

ESSER III Wellness Strategies

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

Strategy 1: Increase a sense of belonging and safety by creating an environment where students can share their cultures and perspectives

Strategy 2: Increase students emotional regulation so that they and others feel safe 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 June 2021, the sense of belonging at Saratoga for students, families, and staff will increase by 25% as measured through Saratoga surveys.

Strategy 1: Deepen understanding of belonging.

Strategy 2: Build an inclusive culture.

Strategy 3: Strengthen the four components of identity safe spaces.

 

OTHER End of Year SMARTR Outcome

Goal: 

By June 2022, 100% of students will demonstrate growth in Math and Reading as measured by progress monitoring tools (i.e., iReady, DRA, division approved/created assessments, etc.).

  • By June 2022, 100% of students will demonstrate at least one year’s worth of growth in the area of Reading. 
  • By June 2022, 100% of students will demonstrate growth when comparing the beginning of unit assessments to the end of unit assessments across all Math units.
  • By June 2022, 80% of students will demonstrate proficiency in taught Math skills on all common assessments administered.

Strategy 1: Continue to develop strong Collaborative Teams that follow the CT cycle and focus on results. (Also connected to the Academic ESSER Plan.)

Strategy 2: Make data informed decisions in order to provide high quality instruction that meets the academic, behavior, and/or social-emotional wellness needs of students. (Also connected to the Academic ESSER Plan.)

Strategy 3: Plan and implement core instruction and evidenced-based programs with fidelity for students with disabilities.

 

OTHER End of Year SMARTR Outcome

Goal: 100% of students in Grade 5 will demonstrate proficiency or higher on two attributes as measured by performance on POG presentations of learning.

Strategy 1: Build POG into school culture. 

Strategy 2: Plan for POG frequently.