2021-22 ESSER III/School Innovation and Improvement Plan

Outcome goals for this academic school year.

Complete ESSR School Funding Plans

2021-22 ESSER III/School Innovation and Improvement Plan At-a-Glance

  • 2021-2022

  • Stone Middle School

  • Region 5

  • Meredith Norris, 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

We will increase the percentage of eligible Black, ELL,  Hispanic, and Students with Disabilities who participate in Algebra I from 65% to 100%.  All students enrolled will demonstrate proficiency by passing the course.

Outcome: Ensure students are making sufficient progress to be on grade level in English Language Arts.

Strategy 1

Students who are in need of Tier 2 intervention are identified through the MTSS process on the following criteria: D/F in course, pattern of failed SOLs, unit assessments. These students are placed into PB intervention for additional support.

Strategy 2

Utilization of student engagement model in Tier 1 Instruction.

Strategy 3

Provide additional English learner resources and support in listening, speaking, reading and writing and provide reading and writing remediation/intervention to identified special education students.

ESSER III Mathematics Strategies

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

Strategy 1

Students who are in need of Tier 2 intervention are identified based on the following criteria: D/F in course, pattern of failed SOLs, and struggling on unit assessments. These students are placed into Panther Block intervention for additional support.

Strategy 2

Utilization of student engagement model in Tier 1 Instruction.

Strategy 3

Small group programs will begin in December once a week for identified students based on first quarter data, VGA assessment and previous SOL scores and Students in EL and SPED will continue to receive additional scaffolding and support as it relates to overall math literacy.

ESSER III Wellness Strategies

By the end of the 2020-21 school year, every student will be able to identify at least one caring adult who can offer social/emotional and academic support.

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

Strategy 1

SEL Panther Block Lessons (Tier 1 Supports): - Implement evidance-based SEL curriculum for tier 1 instruction and executive functioning lessons (per teacher feedback). Additionally, monthly digital citizenship lessons prepared by the STBS that reinforces SEL concepts in the digital world.

Strategy 2

Small Groups (Tier 2 Supports): -"Stress Less" small counseling group during Panther Block Session B: 7th grade students, 7 Sessions in Nov/Dec, 45 mins per session, StrongKids Curriculum. Additional small counseling groups from the Student Services Department to be implemented after-school.

Strategy 3

Family and overall Student Engagement: -Family Engagement Liaison will create a monthly series and parent coffees for parents/families to support topics of interest related to SIS/Schoology, social/emotional needs.

Access & Opportunity End of Year SMARTR Outcome

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.

Goal: By the end of the 2021-22 school year, 100% of students who signed up for enrichment will have completed at least one session.

Strategy 1

Teacher Leader Group will develop and execute a plan to support enrichment and mentoring opportunities during Panther Block.

Strategy 2

Additional opportunities will be provided to students who have other identified needs to support overall enrichment and wellness needs.