2021-2022 ESSER III/School Innovation and Improvement Plan

Outcome goals for this academic year.

2021-2022 Hughes MS | Region 1

Aimee Monticchio, 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

Whole school intervention and support - Lexia PowerUp & School Wide Reading (Tier 1)

Strategy 2

Reading Support for Identified Students using Lexia Data (Tier 2)

Strategy 3

English Learning Labs (Tier 3)

Strategy 4

Orton-Gillingham Training for Reading and English Teachers (Tier 3) 

 

ESSER III Mathematics Strategies

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

Strategy 1

Whole school intervention and support - Mathspace/WayPoints (Tier 1)

Strategy 2

Math Support for Identified Students using Waypoints, pre-assessment, and unit assessment data. Additional support provided using ALEKS for identified Tier 2 and Tier 3 Algebra 1 students (Tier 2)

Strategy 3

Math Learning Labs (Tier 3)

Strategy 4

Pilot of Math 180 in ARI 7 class

 

ESSER III Wellness Strategies

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

Strategy 1

Connections Lessons (SEL period) - Tier 1

Strategy 2

Connections Advisory (SEL period)- Tier 1

Strategy 3

Check and Connect - Tier 2

 

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: Given the expansion of Honors-level opportunities to nearly all of our student body through all-Honors Civics 8 and History 7, 75% of students in Honors-level courses will earn a grade of B- or better.

Strategy 1

Utilize individualized student goal-setting and academic advising to educate the student and parent community about honors opportunities and expectations.

Strategy 2

Implement staff professional development aimed at increasing expectations and academic support for all students.

Strategy 3

Students will participate in SEL lessons during 3rd Period Connections that include executive function skills.