2021-22 ESSER III/School Innovation and Improvement Plan

Outcome goals for this academic school year

Complete ESSER school funding plan

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

  • 2021-22

  • Freedom Hill Elementary School

  • Region 2

  • Dr. Nicholas Zapadka, 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.

End of Year SMARTR Outcome

100% of students at Freedom Hill Elementary School will be challenged and supported in the area of language arts utilizing a Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS)

Strategy 1  

  • Freedom Hill staff will implement differentiated and scaffolded Tier I instruction (Reading Workshop, small group instruction) for all students.

Strategy 2

  • Freedom Hill staff will Implement small group Tier 2 Instruction (Explicit Phonics Framework Lesson Plan, West VA Phonics, FUNdations, Strategy lessons) to reteach essential standards throughout the year.

Strategy 3  

  • Freedom Hill staff will implement Tier 3 instruction to respond to students who demonstrate foundational reading deficits in phonics and phonological awareness.  

End of Year SMARTR Outcome

100% of students at Freedom Hill Elementary School will be challenged and supported in the area of mathematics utilizing a Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS)

Strategy 1  

  • Freedom Hill staff will Implement differentiated and scaffolded Tier I instruction (Math workshop, ST Math, SG instruction).

Strategy 2  

  • Freedom Hill staff will implement small group Tier 2 Instruction using AVMR, Do the Math, Elementary Mathematics. Progressions, and/or Teaching Number in the Classroom with 4-8 Year Olds resources to reteach essential standards.

Strategy 3  

  • Freedom Hill staff will implement Small Group Tier 3 instruction that targets foundational mathematics skills (e.g., counting, multiplication & division

End of Year SMARTR Outcome

100% of students at Freedom Hill Elementary School will have access to social emotional learning support aimed to increase students’ sense of belonging, well being, and self management.

Strategy 1  

  • Continue and strengthen Tier 1 wellness strategies, including guidance lessons, morning meeting, and a new Eagles Citizens recognition program.

Strategy 2  

  • Incorporate a monthly behavior/wellness Collaborative Learning Team meeting for each grade level to discuss and target student needs is a systematic manner.

Strategy 3  

  • Provide targeted student support for identified students utilizing a variety of resources and staff supports, including schools counselors, psychologist, social worker, special education teachers, and teachers.