2021-2022 ESSER III/School Innovation and Improvement Plan

Outcome goals for this academic year.

Complete ESSER school funding plan


2021-2022 ESSER III/SIIP At-a-Glance
Bull Run Elementary
Region 4
Jason Pensler, 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: Leverage Tier 1 core instruction and resources for both core and Tier 2 literacy practices.
Strategy 2: Small Group Tier 2 Instruction to reteach essential skills/standards.
Strategy 3: Small Group Tier 2/Tier 3 Instruction that targets a specific literacy skill (e.g. phoneme blending), determined through Kid Talks and/or MTSS Team.
Strategy 4: Literacy Leader, Admin, and teachers will host a Partners in Print (K-2) and Literacy Night (3-6) where families are invited to learn about activities and strategies for supporting students with literacy skills at home.


ESSER III Mathematics Strategies
Outcome: Ensure students are making sufficient progress to be on grade level in Mathematics.
Strategy 1: Leverage Tier 1 core instructional strategies and resources for reteaching Tier 2 and small group instruction.
Strategy 2: Small Group Instruction Supplement to the Core (Tier 2/3 supports) using the AVMR Kits and K-6 Math Assessment Map
Strategy 3: Small Group Instruction Supplement to the Core (Tier 2/3 supports) using the Graham Fletcher Fact Fluency kits.


ESSER III Wellness Strategies
Outcome: Ensure students feel safe, included, and supported in the school environment. 100% of our students will increase at least 10% from baseline as measured by the SEL screener by June 2022. For students that are not flagged by the SEL screener, they will maintain their SEL status.
Strategy 1: Develop a thorough SEL Library collection of books for staff and students to access within our school library.
Strategy 2: Create and update Calm Down Toolkit in all classrooms K-6 (60 rooms/spaces total)
Strategy 3: Update Mindfulness Room
Strategy 4: Deliver lessons to teach all students, grades K-6 how to identify/label and regulate feelings using ZONES of Regulation, UNSTUCK and on TARGET, and RULER

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: For the 2021-22 school year, every student in grades K-6, will access AAP resources with a minimum of 3 learning opportunities in at least 2 different content areas quarterly.
Strategy 1: Provide high-quality, conceptually-based instruction with extensions for students.
Strategy 2: Provide curriculum and culturally responsive teaching strategies for every student.

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