2021-22 ESSER III/School Innovation and Improvement Plan
Outcome goals for this academic school year
Complete ESSER School Funding Plans
2021-22 ESSER III/School Innovation and Improvement Plan at a Glance
Wolftrap Elementary School
Maggie Grove, 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
Ensure students are making sufficient progress to be on grade level in English Language Arts.
- Leverage Tier 1 Core Resources for instruction, including Lexia and Pioneer Valley.
- Small group Tier 1 differentiated instruction during Core instruction and Tier 2 Wolfie Time (intervention/extension) during the instructional day.
- Small group Tier 2 instruction to reteach essential standards.
- Small group Tier 2 and Tier 3 instruction, using BrainSpring Phonics First (Orton Gillingham approach).
- Small group Tier 3 instruction that targets a specific literacy skill using MTSS Tier 3 resources, SPED programs, and targeted LEXIA.
- Provide extended ELD support (targeted ELD support provided in addition to Tier 1 core instruction) in explicit language instruction in the domains of listening, speaking, reading, and writing with a focus on the language of Language Arts, using the Extended ELD Considerations and Resources, during intervention or flexible instructional time.
ESSER III Mathematics Strategies
Ensure students are making sufficient progress to be on grade level in Mathematics.
- Use of Number Talk books and professional development to support Tier I core instruction in math.
- Focus on small Group Tier 1 Differentiated Instruction during core instruction and Tier 2 Wolfie time during the instructional day
- Small-Group Tier 2 Instruction to reteach essential standards.
ESSER III Wellness Strategies
Ensure students feel safe, included, and supported in the school environment.
- Strengthen Tier 1 strategies to improve whole school wellness practices.
- Focus on implementing Tier 2 wellness groups to target students requiring additional learning opportunities, including mindfulness, coping skills, and behavioral regulation.
- Provide opportunities for family engagement and community building.
- Create MTSS procedures that focus on student Behavior and Wellness.
Access & Opportunity End of Year SMARTR Outcome
All students in grades K-6 will receive instruction using AAP curriculum resources, with an emphasis on Science units of study. Additionally, level III sixth graders will participate in the Portrait of a Graduate Presentations of Learning to further extend their experiences with the AAP curriculum and share their work in a portfolio.
- Wolftrap staff will continue to create meaningful learning experiences by providing the advanced academic curriculum to all students, particularly in the area of Science.
- Wolftrap level III sixth graders will participate in the Portrait of Graduate Presentations of Learning to share work in a portfolio format.