2022-2023 ESSER III/School Innovation and Improvement Plan

Outcome goals for this academic year.

2022-2023 ESSER III/School Innovation and Improvement Plan At-a-Glance

Bull Run Elementary
Region 4
Jason Pensler, Principal
 

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. 

Complete ESSER school funding plan

 

English Language Arts Strategies

Outcome: Ensure students are making sufficient progress to be on grade level in English Language Arts.

Goal

  • By the end of the 22-23 school year, 81% of students grades 1-6 will meet or exceed the 40th percentile on iReady.
  • By the end of the 22-23 school year, 86% of Kindergarten students will meet grade level expectations on PALS-K.
  • By the end of 22-23 school year, 84% of students grades 3-6 will score proficient/pass-advanced on the Virginia Standards of Learning Assessment.
Strategy 1: Increase time dedicated to foundational skills instruction and practice (print concepts, phonological awareness, phonics, word recognition, and fluency) in the core language arts block.
Strategy 2: Ensure targeted practice opportunities for every student and additional time for those students who need more practice.
Strategy 3: Explicitly teach high level language skills via interactive read alouds of complex texts.

Mathematics Strategies

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

Goal:

  • By the end of the 2022-2023 school year, 87% of students in grades 1-6 will score in the 40th percentile or above on iReady.
  • By the end of the 22-23 school year, 88% of Kindergarten students will meet grade level expectations on EMAS.
  • By the end of 22-23 school year, 71% of students grades 3-6 will score proficient or pass/advanced on the Virginia Standards of Learning Assessment.
Strategy 1: We are going to shift our focus from looking at correct answers toward looking for students' thinking.
Strategy 2: Small Group Instruction Supplement to the Core (Tier 2/3 supports) using AVMR. 
Strategy 3: Small Group Instruction Supplement to the Core (Tier 2/3 supports) using the Graham Fletcher Fact Fluency kits.

Wellness Strategies

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

Goal

  • By June 2023 students will report 70% favorable for positive-well being, using the SEL screener data .
  • By June 2023 students will report 70% favorable for responsible decision-making, using the SEL screener data.
Strategy 1: Implementation of Second Step Curriculum for grade K-4
Strategy 2:Rollout Zen Den for staff and student use
Strategy 3: Contributing to the benefit of the broader school community by demonstrating empathy, compassion and respect for others.

Portrait of a Graduate (POG)

Outcome: All students will complete a POG Presentation of Learning (POL) by 2025-26.
Goal:
  • By the end of SY 2022-23, 100% of K-3 students will demonstrate increased understanding of POG as reported on the student survey given at the beginning and end of the year. By the end of SY 2022-23, 100% of 4-6 students will meet proficiency on POG self-reflections scored with the reflection on POG skill use rubric.
Strategy 1: The school will build an understanding with students, staff, and the community about why POG attributes and skills positively impact students within and beyond school.
Strategy 2: Collaborative teams will align content knowledge and skills with POG Communicator attributes and skills.
Strategy 3: Classroom teachers will focus on POG Communicator attributes and skills throughout the instructional day.
 

2022-2023 ESSER III/SIIP At-a-Glance PDF