School Innovation & Improvement Plan

Outcome goals for this academic school year

2021-2022 ESSER III/School Innovation and Improvement Plan At-a-Glance

Colin L. Powell ES

Region 4

Jamie Luerssen, 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: Refine tier 1 instructional practices in the area of reading

Strategy 2: Embed the use of reading achievement data following a multi-tiered system of support (MTSS) to promote schoolwide improvement, targeted interventions, and collective responsibility for students across each grade level team.

Strategy 3: Refine tier 2 and 3 reading intervention to support those students identified based on data and MTSS core team.

 

ESSER III Mathematics Strategies

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

Strategy 1: Refine tier 1 instructional practices in the area of math

Strategy 2: Embed the use of math achievement data and MTSS to support schoolwide improvement, targeted interventions, and collective responsibility for students across each grade level team.

Strategy 3: Refine tier 2 and 3 Math intervention to support those students identified based on data and MTSS core team.

 

ESSER III Wellness Strategies

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

Strategy 1: Strengthen schoolwide Tier 1 Behavior/Wellness program and use of evidence-based programs

Strategy 2: Provide targeted small-group student support (Tier 2 and Tier 3 SEL interventions/evidence-based programs)

Strategy 3: Provide opportunities for Family Engagement to promote SEL development

Strategy 4: Create opportunities for calming/sensory breaks across all K-6 classrooms

 

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). This goal is shown below.

Access & Opportunity End of Year SMARTR Outcome

Goal: By June 2022, 100% of students will have had access to AAP rigor, resources, and strategies in at least 7 lessons in any of the 4 core content areas.

Strategy 1: Professional learning opportunities will be facilitated for teachers to learn about AAP curriculum and instructional strategies.

 

For additional information regarding this School Improvement Plan, please contact the school principal.