School Innovation & Improvement Plan

Outcome goals for this academic school year

Complete ESSER School Funding Plans

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

  • 2020-2021

  • Kent Gardens Elementary School

  • Region 2

  • Holly McGuigan, 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 Outccome

Ensure students are making sufficient progress to be on grade level in English Language Arts.

Strategy 1  

  •  Utilize online literacy programs to support Tier 1 core literacy instruction and Tier 2 small group instruction.

Strategy 2

  •   Grade level teams will utilize the Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) framework to monitor reading progress of students who are identified as below grade level through targeted, small group instruction.

Strategy 3

  •  Increase teacher knowledge around student achievement gaps and growth through consistent data collection and team data dialogue structures.

Strategy 4

  •  Increase capacity to provide intensive, small group instruction in phonics and phonological awareness using the Orton Gillingham approach. 

ESSER III Mathematics Outcome

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

Strategy 1

  • Utilize online mathematics programs to support Tier 1 core mathematics instruction and Tier 2 small group instruction. 

Strategy 2

  • Targeted, small group Tier 2 and Tier 3 instruction, to reteach essential standards and close numeracy and fluency gaps using Building Fact Fluency and Do the Math kits.

Strategy 3

  • Enhance Tier 1 mathematics core instruction by deepening staff content knowledge surrounding numeracy and operations.

Strategy 4

  • Increase teacher knowledge around student achievement gaps and growth through consistent data collection and team data dialogue structures.

ESSER III Wellness Strategies Outcome

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

Strategy 1

  •  Students will be about to utilize tools and resolve conflict and build friendships.

Strategy 2

  •  Provide students and staff tools to reduce stress and support mindful behavior.

 

End of Year SMARTR Outcome: Access & Opportunity

100%  percent of students will utilize advanced academic resources at least 2x/quarter as measured by AART and students will have at least 4 work samples showing evidence of advanced academic curriculum, as measured through a quarterly teacher survey.

Strategy 1

  • K-6 teachers will use advanced academic resources across content areas and show evidence by collecting virtual samples through Schoology or hard copies in the classroom.