2021-2022 ESSER III/School Innovation and Improvement Plan
Outcome goals for this academic year.
School Improvement and Innovation Plan At-a-Glance
Woodburn Elementary School
Katy Richman, Principal
Bridget Louder, Assistant Principal
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: Woodburn teams will utilize the CLT cycle (plan, teach, assess, reflect) and participate in targeted professional learning opportunities to provide high quality literacy instruction that meets all students’ needs.
- Strategy 2: Woodburn teachers will cultivate thoughtful and independent readers and writers by providing enriching literacy experiences within the reading and writing workshop.
- Strategy 3: Woodburn teachers will work collaboratively to monitor ongoing formative and summative assessment data and determine appropriate literacy learning for each individual student.
- Strategy 4: Students will be provided opportunities to develop oral language skills, enhance background knowledge, and gain a sense of belonging through enrichment activities before, during, and after school.
ESSER III Mathematics Strategies
Outcome: Ensure students are making sufficient progress to be on grade level in Mathematics.
- Strategy 1: Woodburn teams will utilize the CLT cycle (plan, teach, assess, reflect) and participate in targeted professional learning opportunities to provide high quality math instruction that meets all students’ needs.
- Strategy 2: Woodburn teachers, K-2, will work collaboratively to monitor student progress towards achieving proficiency in counting standards and determine next steps using a counting continuum tool.
ESSER III Wellness Strategies
Ensure students feel safe, included, and supported in the school environment.
- Strategy 1: Strengthen Tier 1 evidence-based practices.
- Strategy 2: The student success team will provide targeted social and emotional support to students who fall within Tier II and Tier III
- Strategy 3: Woodburn staff will prioritize community building in order to strengthen students' sense of belonging.
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
The number of students identified as Young Scholars (receiving Level II AAP services or higher) will increase by 20% or higher.
- Strategy 1: The Woodburn community will develop a strong understanding of the Gifted Behaviors Rating Scale in order to recognize these behaviors in all subgroups of students and provide equitable practices.
- Strategy 2: Woodburn teachers will effectively learn about, plan for, and implement rigorous learning experiences across disciplines in order to increase access to new opportunities for all students.
For questions about our School Innovation and Improvement Plan, please contact Ms. Richman!