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

  • 2021-2022

  • South Lakes High School

  • Region 1

  • Kim Retzer, 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

Support effective Tier 1 Instruction through scaffolding, differentiation, and workshop models.

Strategy 2

Provide targeted Tier interventions and second-chance assessments to students during a range of times to increase student access and support more broadly.

Strategy 3

Create embedded systems that support students' academic success.

Strategy 4

Provide targeted supports for EL students and families to improve access to resources and increase engagement.

ESSER III Mathematics Strategies

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

Strategy 1

Support effective Tier 1 Instruction through scaffolding, differentiation, and workshop models.

Strategy 2

Provide targeted Tier interventions and second-chance assessments to students during a range of times to increase student access and support more broadly.

Strategy 3

Create embedded systems that support students' academic success.

Strategy 4

Increase family engagement through structured access to resources and supports.

ESSER III Wellness Strategies

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

Strategy 1

Provide Tier 1 SEL instruction via Advisory lessons and opportunities for practicing core components at various times throughout the day to increase accessibility.

Strategy 2

Provide targeted Tier 2 supports to students to address social-emotional wellness and behavioral concerns.

Strategy 3

Develop staff capacity to support SEL throughout the day in classes, clubs, and other programs.

 

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: Increase enrollment of Black and Hispanic students by 5% in non-standard level courses for 2022-23.

Strategy 1

Identify students (grades 9-10) not enrolled in Honors courses to build relationships to encourage students to enroll.

Strategy 2

Plan for a more student-led course fair instead of teacher led.  Include more student voices in as many of the course presentations as possible (using video or other types of presentation platforms as appropriate) to add to (not replace) the teacher-led information sessions.

Strategy 3

Provide all students the opportunity to take an honors level course at South Lakes. For the 2021-22 school year, Economics and Personal Finance, a graduation requirement, is offered as an honors course for all students taking the course at South Lakes High School.