2021-2022 ESSER III/School Innovation and Improvement Plan

Outcome goals for this academic year.

Complete ESSER III School Funding Plan

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

Lemon Road Elementary School

Region 2

Ashley Castillo, 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:

Students in all classrooms will receive daily focus lessons, phonics lessons in K-2, small group instruction, and targeted interventions with progress monitoring to ensure proficiency is demonstrated on grade level formative assessments, the DSA, and the DRA.

Strategy 2:

Through a reading workshop model including a MTSS system for interventions, students reading below grade level will finish the school year reading at benchmark based on running records, the DRA,  and/or progress monitoring.

Strategy 3:

To enhance in-school reading instruction and intervention programs, Lemon Road teachers will plan and implement a Literacy Night to share reading resources and strategies with parents and families.  

ESSER III Mathematics Strategies

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

Strategy 1:

Using a differentiated math workshop in K - 6 classrooms, all Lemon Road students will demonstrate proficiency on grade-level formative assessments, eCART assessments, iReady, and the SOL.

Strategy 2:

Daily small group differentiated instruction supported by an MTSS system for interventions will ensure that all Lemon Road students will make at least one year’s growth through formative and summative data collected by teachers.

Strategy 3:

All students will engage in meaningful math discourse to amplify their use of academic language and broaden peer-to-peer learning opportunities to expand conceptual understanding in connection to content vocabulary.

Strategy 4:

To enhance in-school mathematics instruction and intervention programs, Lemon Road teachers will plan and implement a Math Night to share mathematics resources and strategies with parents and families. 

ESSER III Wellness Strategies

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

Strategy 1:

Lemon Road will deepen the mentoring program to support the development of positive, personal relationships between identified "at-risk" students and staff volunteers. 

Strategy 2:

Lemon Road will hold a CALM after-school club for identified students.

Strategy 3:

Lemon Road will hold after-school running clubs specifically for girls and boys.

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: During the 2021 - 2022 school year, all students in grades K - 6 will participate in at least one critical and creative thinking strategy lesson, PBL, or STEAM lesson per week to provide access and opportunity to a more rigorous curriculum.  Through these opportunities, Lemon Road will develop a sustainable Young Scholars program that identifies learners from all subgroups ready for advanced content and rigor. 

Strategy 1:

Lemon Road Elementary will collaborate with the Advanced Academics office to develop a sustainable identification process and service model for Young Scholars.

Strategy 2:

Lemon Road will collaborate with FCPS STEAM Cohort to develop a STEAM team that addresses multiple modalities of teaching and experiences with science, technology, engineering, art, and math in all classrooms as a tier 1 lesson as well as tier 2 supports for identified students.

Strategy 3:

Staff will deepen their understanding of best practices for providing access to grade-level standards,  instructing English learners, and will implement those practices consistently within their physical classrooms.