2021-2022 ESSER III/School Innovation and Improvement Plan

Outcome goals for this academic school year

Complete ESSER School Funding Plans

2021-22 ESSER III/School Innovation and Improvement Plan 

London Towne ES

Region 5

Wiatta Padmore, 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:  Leverage Tier 1 small group instruction using teacher resources and materials that align with the Science of Reading and provide systematic, explicit instructional practices in grades K-2. 

Strategy 2:  Leverage daily intervention block to differentiate targeted responsive instruction and guided practice for K-6 students.

Strategy 3:  Provide opportunities for extended learning in after school tutoring programs and clubs (Gr 2-6).

Strategy 4:  Provide a range of reading materials for a variety of purposes (ex: connect with student lives/experiences, build background knowledge around topics of interest, provide practice with application of word recognition skills, etc).

 

ESSER III Mathematics Strategies

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

Strategy 1:  Leverage Tier 1 reteaching resources and ST Math for small group instruction.

Strategy 2:  Leveraging evidence based programs with small group instruction for Tier 2/3 students using Building Fact Fluency Kits, Do the Math, Teaching Numbers in the Classroom.

Strategy 3:  Provide opportunities for extended learning in after school tutoring programs and clubs (Gr 2-6).

 

ESSER III Wellness Strategies

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

Strategy 1:  Provide opportunities for students to continue to develop positive relationships with others.

Strategy 2:  Strengthen Tier 1 practices and supports of SEL curriculum.

Strategy 3:  Provide evidence-based SEL curriculum to identified Tier 2 and 3 students.

Strategy 4:  Provide Community and Family Engagement to continue to build connection and knowledge.

 

2021-22 Access and Opportunity End of Year SMARTR Outcome

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).  

Access & Opportunity End of Year SMARTR Outcome

Goal: By June 2022, 100% of students will have the opportunity to engage in one or more of the Advanced Academic Curriculum Resources from the Toolkit for Tier 1 Access to Rigor as demonstrated through student surveys and teacher data.

Strategy 1:  Identify ways students’ culture bring strengths into the classroom.

Strategy 2:  Reflect on use of Group Talk and Smart Talk (School Talk by Mica Pollock) during instructional planning, and identify ways we wield words to support students’ full development of talent and potential.

Strategy 3:  Provide access to Advanced Academic Curriculum Resources from the Toolkit for Tier 1 Access to Rigor skills across all grade levels.