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

  • 2021 - 2022
  • Kings Park Elementary School
  • Region 4
  • Dotty Lin, 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: Adjust CORE/Tier 1 instruction to consider prerequisite phonological awareness and phonics skills necessary for success in each word study pacing guide unit.

Strategy 2

Small Group Tier 3 Instruction with Orton Gillingham based approach (BrainSpring, IMSE, etc.).

Strategy 3

Small Group Tier 2 Instruction that targets a specific literacy skill in phonemic awareness or phonics.

Strategy 4

Small group Tier 3 instruction with researched based programs for identified students in special education.

ESSER III Mathematics Strategies

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

Strategy 1

Within tier 1 instruction, identify prerequisite skills necessary for success in each pacing guide unit and determine the skills our students have yet to acquire. Shift tier 1 instruction accordingly.

Strategy 2

Create tier 2 and 3 math intervention groups for students in 1st -3rd who need to build foundational prerequisite skills

Strategy 3

Before/After school tier 3 math support for students who need intensive math support in 2nd and 3rd grade using Do The Math.

ESSER III Wellness Strategies

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

Strategy 1

Counselor lessons (monthly classroom lessons and small group) with a focus on empathy, friendship, self regulation, and belonging

Strategy 2

Implement a schoolwide initiative to emphasize celebrating friendships and a sense of belonging at school

Strategy 3

Begin learning about and exploring the RULER approach as a schoolwide initiative to improve overall social emotional wellness at Kings Park ES.

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 Kings Park instructional staff will work together to implement a schoolwide framework to support Young Scholars across all classrooms.

Strategy 1

Staff will engage in professional learning around the Young Scholars model and schoolwide implementation.

Strategy 2

Instructional staff will collaborate to support the implementation of the Young Scholars model.

Strategy 3

Staff will transition from simply identifying Young Scholars to nurturing and guiding by providing wrap around services.