2021-2022 ESSER III/School Innovation and Improvement Plan

Outcome goals for this academic year

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

Luther Jackson Middle School

Region 2

Michael Magliola, 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: Reteach essential standards and targeted skills through instruction during embedded flexible instructional time.

Strategy 2: Implement intensive intervention program targeting specific skills using teacher-prepared lessons or guided skill-based program such as STARS/CARS during after-school intervention program for targeted students showing greatest need from VGA and Reading Inventory scores, and teacher input.

Strategy 3: Provide intervention support at local community building (Graham Road Community building/ Thomas Jefferson library) for students who need support with prerequisite skills that will help them access grade level content.

Strategy 4: Provide extended ELD support in explicit language instruction in the domains of listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

Strategy 5: Continue to develop and advance the work of collaborative teams to provide instruction that meets all students' learning needs.

Strategy 6: Implement the use of instructional technologies and other cross curricular materials that will support nonfiction ELA skills in all content area courses.

 

ESSER III Mathematics Strategies

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

Strategy 1: Reteach essential standards and targeted skills through instruction during embedded flexible instructional time.

Strategy 2: Implement after-school intervention opportunities using Waypoints and MathSpace or other adpative curriculum to focus on specific skill gaps.

Strategy 3: Provide intervention support at local community building (Graham Road Community building/ Thomas Jefferson library) for students who need support with prerequisite skills that will help them access grade level content.

Strategy 4: Provide targeted foundational skill instruction in math courses and math support courses. Strategy 5: Continue to develop and advance the work of collaborative teams to provide instruction that meets all students' learning needs.

 

ESSER III Wellness Strategies

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

Strategy 1: Create opportunities for students to build impactful social systems through connectedness and positive relationships.

Strategy 2: Model "Real-time" Stress Reduction Techniques for students to implement during the school day.

Strategy 3: Create opportunities for students to reset their organization and time management systems.

 

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: With equity at the center, we expect to build a culturally responsive learning environment for staff, students, and families at LJMS. By using the Schoolwide Equity Audit, we will regularly reflect on equitable practices and reach the “Implementing with Integrity” phase for one of the criteria by the end of SY 2025-2026. Based on the results of our School Wide Equity Audit, completed in fall of 2020, we will then identify areas and opportunities of growth and will make one tier growth by the end of SY 2020-2021.

Strategy 1: Partner with our equity leads and focus group to help guide our school to the “Implementing with Integrity” phase of the Equity Audit.

Strategy 2: Closely monitor student attendance data.

Strategy 3: Continued use of a rolling gradebook to allow for progress towards mastery.

Strategy 4: Provide access to learning through the distribution of technology and school supplies.