2021-2022 ESSER III/School Innovation and Improvement Plan

Outcome goals for this academic school year


Springfield Estates Elementary

Region 3

2021 - 2022

Eleanor Contreras, 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

Leverage Tier 1 Core resources for small group instruction

Strategy 2

Small Group Tier 2 Instruction to reteach essential standards (e.g., nonfiction comprehension)

Strategy 3

Small Group Tier 2/Tier 3 Instruction with Waterford (primary) and Read Naturally (upper)


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 resources and ST Math for Small Group Instruction in the Core

Strategy 2

Small Group Instruction Supplement to the Core (Tier 2/3 supports) using AVMR and Building Fact Fluency Kits

Strategy 3

Intensive tutoring supplement to the Core (Tier 3 supports) with AVMR-trained instructors 


ESSER III Wellness Strategies

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

Strategy 1

Strengthen Self-Management Skills at the Tier 1 Level

Strategy 2

Strengthen Self-Awareness Skills at the Tier 1 Level

Strategy 3

Strengthen Tier 2 and Tier 3 needs


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


Based on regularly scheduled AAP lessons, students and teachers will have quarterly at least 4 opportunities to reflect on their learning experiences as it relates to their talents and gifts.

Strategy 1

Whole school PD forced on defining achievement and belonging, relationship building, and identifying talents and gifts

Strategy 2

CLT support for teams to have meaningful dialogue to unpack the lesson(s) and establish team look-fors and expectations.  (what do we hope to see in the classroom, how does this affirm talents and gifts of students, evidence of student choice/voice, possible transfer to other areas)


For additional information regarding this school plan please contact Mrs. Contreras.