2021-2022 ESSER III/School Innovation and Improvement Plan

Outcome goals for this academic school year

Complete ESSER School Funding Plans

  • 2021-2022 ESSER III/School Innovation and Improvement Plan
  • Mosaic Elementary School
  • Region 1
  • Mahri Aste, 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: Small Group Tier 2 Instruction which will address skill gaps and reteach essential standards.

Strategy 2:  SOL Academy will support small groups of students before school to address skill gaps.

Strategy 3:  Small Group Tier 2/Tier 3 Instruction with Phonics First/Structures (Orton Gillingham approach).

Strategy 4:  Grade level Academic Wellness night to support family engagement.

ESSER III Mathematics Strategies

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

Strategy 1:  Small Group Tier 2 Instruction which will address skill gaps and reteach essential standards.

Strategy 2:  SOL Academy and Engineering Academy (Young Scholars) will support small groups of students before school to address skill gaps.

Strategy 3:  Small Group Tier 2/Tier 3 Instruction with Developmental Mathematics Structures (Advantage Math Recovery Approach).

Strategy 4:  Grade level Academic Wellness night to support family engagement.

ESSER III Wellness Strategies

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

Strategy 1:  Train staff to develop a positive classroom community through the research-based Responsive Classroom approach. 

Strategy 2:  Provide opportunities for community engagement and partnership.

Strategy 3:  Provide students and staff with opportunities to learn how to identify and manage feelings, as well as how to identify and implement appropriate coping strategies (either teacher directed or student directed). 

Strategy 4:  Staff will be provided learning opportunities and resources on how to support students who demonstrate gaps in executive functioning skills.

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:  By June 2022, 100% of students at Mosaic Elementary will receive Tier 1 instruction using AAP curriculum and resources at least twice quarterly across two different subject areas as reported by teacher survey results beginning in quarter 2.

Strategy 1:  Students will have access and opportunity by engaging in lessons from the AAP curriculum consistently in each quarter of the school year in multiple subject areas. 

Strategy 2:  All teachers will participate in a choice of a professional development session around an advanced academics curriculum strategy.

Caring Culture  End of Year SMARTR Outcome

Goal:  By June 2022, 90% of staff will identify our school community at the Reflecting and Refining phase of integration in the areas of Instructional Placement and Professional Learning on the adapted School Equity Audit tool.

Strategy 1:  Create a culture of care through the use of asset-based thinking and strength-based language when discussing student academic and social-emotional growth and achievement.

Strategy 2:  Build an understanding of the culture of care among our staff to engage and develop culturally relevant and equitable instructional strategies.

Student Achievement  End of Year SMARTR Outcome

Goal:  By June 2022, at least 75% of English Learners (ELs) and 80% of Students with Disabilities (SWD) will earn a passing score in reading on division assessments and/or SOL. 

Strategy 1:  Provide appropriate instructional support to help all students achieve academic growth and proficiency.

Strategy 2:  Build a collaborative relationship between families and schools as active partners for the purpose of increasing positive outcomes for student success and development.

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