2021-2022 ESSER III/School Innovation and Improvement Plan

Outcome goals for this academic year.

Complete ESSER School Funding Plans

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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: ESOL Teachers will provide extensive support to our EL students to develop listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills specifically focusing on increasing students’ abilities to speak and write in response to text.

Strategy 2: English Language Arts instruction will focus on student writing with emphasis on clarity, support, and organization. This will include work-place writing, persuasive writing, and personal essays.

Strategy 3: Science teachers will focus on reading and interpreting graphs and charts to help students access the Active Physics, Geosystems, and Environmental science contents and curriculums respectively.

Strategy 4: Social Studies teachers will focus on developing student literacy skills in reading and interpreting documents and data needed to support opinions for inquiry based learning and performance assessments.

Strategy 5: SPED teachers literacy focus will include support with reading comprehension and text analyzation.

Strategy 6: Business and Information Technology teachers will focus on vocabulary instruction and academic conversations to help students access the curriculums and prepare for their certification exams.

ESSER III Mathematics Strategies

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

Strategy 1:  Utilize CASEL’s signature practices during Advisory Time to promote social and emotional learning throughout the school day.

Strategy 2:  Master Schedule will support ESOL team taught classes in SOL math courses.

Strategy 3:  Math teachers will be offering additional structures and resources to students.

ESSER III Wellness Strategies

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

Strategy 1:  Utilize CASEL’s signature practices during Advisory Time to promote social and emotional learning throughout the school day.

Strategy 2:  Targeted student support will be provided throughout the school year.

Strategy 3:  Bryant HS will provide opportunities for students to engage in co-curricular clubs and activities throughout the year.

Strategy 4:  Equity Committee will provide resources to teachers and staff to affirm, assess, and advance every student who attends Bryant High 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:  The percentage of February and June graduates who complete applications to NOVA/Two-year college or university, a specialized program, or the military will increase from 25% - 75%.

Strategy 1:  School counselors and the Career Development Coordinator will collaborate  with all 12th grade students to ensure that they have a post-secondary plan.

Strategy 2:  Students in Grade 12 will attend a variety of events to support their post-secondary planning for college and career readiness.