2021-2022 ESSER III/School Innovation and Improvement Plan

Outcome goals for this academic year

Complete ESSER school funding plan

Franconia2021-2022 ESSER III/SIIP At-a-Glance

Franconia Elementary

Region 3

Andrew Smith, 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 -  Leverage Tier 1 Core Instruction through Literacy Collaborative Professional Development Model for Intermediate Grades.

Strategy 2 - Leverage Tier 1 instruction to include phonological awareness instruction daily in grades K-2.

Strategy 3 - TIer 2/3 Instruction - "Orton Gillingham" Program (from Brainspring) for phonological awareness.


ESSER III Mathematics Strategies

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

Strategy 1 - Leverage intervention instruction by increasing content knowledge of K-2 teachers.

Strategy 2 - Tier2 & 3 intervention for K-6 students focused on fractions and decimals, rational numbers, and numbers and operations

Strategy 3 - Tier 1 Instruction - Implement consistent structures of Math Workshop in grades K-6


ESSER III Wellness Strategies

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

Strategy 1 - Provide opportunities for Family Engagement

Strategy 2 - Provide targeted mindfulness strategies for students in K-6.


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 the end of the 2021-2022 school year, total students receiving advanced math instruction opportunities will increase by at least 50% (from 86 to at least 129). These inclusive demographics will include percentages much more commensurate with our total population distribution.

Strategy 1 - Teacher teams will overhaul their Advanced Math instructional program

Strategy 2 - Teacher teams will plan for the alignment of current grade level and advanced grade level mathematics content