ESSR III and School Improvement and Innovation Plan

Outcome goals for this academic school year

ESSR II and School Innovation and Improvement Plan At-a-Glance 2021-2022

  • Kilmer Middle School, Region 2
  • Amy Miller, 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

Teach essential standards through scaffolding, differentiation, and small group instruction.

Strategy 2

Teachers will reteach Essential Standards through small group instruction during intervention time and/or afterschool.

Strategy 3

Implement Tier III interventions. through Intervention Course Curriculum and collect strategies and resources to use for interventions after school and during intervention time during the school day.

Strategy 4

Provide targeted support for English Language Learners to include explicit language instruction in the domains of listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

ESSER III Mathematics Strategies

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

Strategy 1

Teach course level mathematic standards of learning through scaffolding, differentiation, and small group instruction.

Strategy 2

Reteach Essential Standards through small group instruction during intervention time and/or afterschool.

Strategy 3

The math department will collaborate to analyze a variety of data and identify the essential standards and skills to focus on the preparation for algebra.

Strategy 4

Provide targeted support for English Language Learners in mathematics.

ESSER III Wellness Strategies

Outcome: Ensure students feel safe, included, and supported in the school environment The Kilmer staff will intentionally focus on making connections in a virtual environment by devoting time to foster one-to-one relationships throughout the school year.

Strategy 1

Strengthen tier one strategies to ensure all students are ready to learn.

Strategy 2 

Provide targeted student support.

Strategy 3

Provide opportunities for Family Engagement.

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:

Three Year Goal: By the end of June 2024, the enrollment of students identified as English Language Learners (levels 1-6) in Algebra 1 will be proportionally representative of the Kilmer MS demographics. This year’s goal: By the end of the 2021-2022 school year, we will increase the successful completion (C or higher) of ELL (levels 1-6) students in Algebra 1 from 83% to 100%.

Strategy 1

Provide targeted support for English Language Learners in mathematics.

Strategy 2

Teachers will provide scaffolded, differentiated, and small group instruction.

Strategy 3

Math teachers will implement a multi-tiered system of support to support students' success in Algebra.

For additional information regarding this School Improvement Plan, please contact the school principal.