ESSER III/ School Innovation and Improvement Plan

Outcome goals for this academic year.

Complete ESSER School Funding Plans

ESSER III/School Innovation & Improvement Plan

Sleepy Hollow ES 2021-22 Region 2 Mattie Fallen, 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 Tier 1 instruction in first grade classrooms will be targeted by flexibly grouping students across the grade level.

Strategy 2 After school foundational reading skills group instruction for students in grades 3-5, as determined by data collected from iReady, DRA WA, and DSA.

Strategy 3 Strengthen Tier 2 instruction in upper grades literacy by utilizing Imagine Language and Literacy in grades 4-5.

Strategy 4 Tier 2 small group instruction in K-3 will focus on specific student needs in foundational literacy skills as determined by DRA WA assessments, DSA, and PALS.


ESSER III Mathematics Strategies

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

Strategy 1 Strengthen the use of Tier 1 reteaching resources and ST Math to support students in grades Kindergarten through 5th Grade

Strategy 2 After school mathematical foundational skills group instruction for students in grades 3-5.

Strategy 3 Intensive tutoring supplement (Tier 3 supports) with AVMR-trained instructors. Sleepy Hollow currently has 11 teachers who are AVMR trained


ESSER III Wellness Strategies

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

Strategy 1 Strengthen Tier 1 Evidence-Based Social-Emotional Learning strategies

Strategy 2 Provide targeted Tier 2 Student Social-Emotional Support

Strategy 3 Provide opportunities for Family Engagement


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, 19 out of 19 teachers will teach and utilize the AAP curriculum on a monthly basis, providing 100% of students access to the AAP curriculum as monitored by teacher survey data and classroom observations. By June 2022, 6 out of 6 teachers in our Self-Contained Autism and NCE classrooms will expose 100% of students to AAP curriculum strategies focused on creativity and critical thinking skills.

Strategy 1 The Advanced Academics Resource Teacher (AART) will build teacher capacity in AAP curriculum and work strategically with each grade level team.

Strategy 2 Sleepy Hollow will use an objective screening process to guest students into the Level IV class for a subject where a student shows a particular strength.

Strategy 3 The Advanced Academics Resource Teacher (AART) will build a resource repository of all AAP strategies to provide quick access to learned curricular practices..