2021-2022 ESSER III/School Innovation and Improvement Plan

Outcome goals for this academic school year

Complete ESSER School Funding Plans

2021-2022 School Innovation and Improvement Plan At-a-Glance

  • McLean High School
  • Region 2
  • Ellen Reilly, 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

  • Develop differentiated, scaffolded methods to teach critical writing skills within all English Curriculum Teams.

Strategy 2

  • Develop disciplinary literacy skills through differentiated, scaffolded methods, rooted in evidence-based, centrally-approved resources within Curriculum Teams.

Strategy 3

  • Plan instruction and interventions with students' current reading level in mind.

Strategy 4

  • Reteach Essential Standards and provide intervention through individual and small group instruction during Highlander Time (intervention) or after school programing.

ESSER III Math Strategies 

Outcome

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

Strategy 1

  • Plan instruction and interventions with students' current math knowledge and skills in mind.

Strategy 2

  • Provide relevant and timely connections between the math curriculum and the essential standards in all instruction and interventions. 

Strategy 3

  • Reteach essential standards and provide intervention through individual and small group instruction during Highlander Time (intervention) or after school.

Strategy 4

  • Plan for and facilitate a summer support program.

ESSER III Wellness Strategies 

Outcome

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

Strategy 1

  • Build relationships between teachers and students and peers to foster a welcoming environment where all students feel they belong.

Strategy 2

  • Provide opportunities for experiential learning that motivates and engages students while building leadership skills and fostering profile of a graduate competencies.

Strategy 3

  • Support students with learning differences and mental health concerns through academic accommodations, clinical interventions, and support for students transitioning to post-secondary life.

Strategy 4

  • Provide opportunities for family engagement.

Access and Opportunity End of Year SMARTR Goal

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.

Outcome 

At least 89% of English Learners and students with disabilities enrolled in Algebra 1 will demonstrate content knowledge by achieving a passing score on the Virginia Standards of Learning assessments and reduce full-day absences to 8% for the 2021-2022 school year.

Strategy 1

  • Protected time for routine curriculum team meetings and instructional planning.

Strategy 2

  • Professional development for all staff and Curriculum Team Leads.

Strategy 3

  • Use software for personalized learning experiences.

Strategy 4

  • Build consistency of attendance processes and a framework for prevention and intervention.