2021-2022 ESSER III/School Innovation and Improvement Plan

Outcome goals for this academic year.

Complete ESSER School Funding Plans

2021-2022 ESSER III/SIIP At-a-Glance

Rocky Run Middle School

Region 5

Dr. Amy Goodloe, 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

Teach essential standards by leveraging Tier 1 practices through scaffolding, differentiation, small group instruction, and other instructional support.

Strategy 2

Reteach Essential Standards through small group instruction during intervention or flexible instructional time.

Strategy 3

Utilize Intervention Course materials and collect strategies and resources to use for intervention (before or after school or flex time during the school day).

ESSER III Mathematics Strategies

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

Strategy 1

Leverage Tier I Core reteaching practices and maximizing of resources to support Small Group Instruction in the Core

Strategy 2

Reteach Essential Standards through small group instruction during intervention or flexible instructional time.

Strategy 3

Utilize Intervention Course materials and collect strategies and resources to use for intervention (before or after school or flex time during the school day).

ESSER III Wellness Strategies

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

Strategy 1

Strengthen Tier 1 Supports

Strategy 2

Provide targeted Student Support for further instruction and development in SEL

Strategy 3

Provide opportunities for Family Engagement

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: Students will experience a sense of belonging and feeling of empowerment to impact decisions at school

Strategy 1

Building student and staff capacity and understanding of student voice, impact and sense of belonging.

Strategy 2

Engaging student focus groups in empathy interviews to identify specific areas for growth.

Strategy 3

Orchestrate opportunities to increase student participation in the greater Rocky Run community.