School Innovation and Improvement Plan

Outcome goals for this academic school year

Complete ESSR School Funding Plans

School Innovation and Improvement Plan At-a-Glance

Stenwood Elementary

Region 2

Erica Riley, 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: Provide small group instruction in Tier 1 based on assessment data and utilize core resources to differentiate and scaffold instruction.

Strategy 2: Small Group Tier 2 Instruction to reteach essential standards.

Strategy 3: Utilize the MTSS Reading Hyperdoc to target specific literacy skills in Small Group Tier 3 instruction.

Strategy 4:  Improve teacher knowledge of multi-sensory teaching strategies and phonics for Tier 1 Instruction.


ESSER III Mathematics Strategies

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

Strategy 1: Leverage Tier I Core reteaching resources and ST Math for Small Group Instruction in the Core.

Strategy 2: Small Group reteaching using elementary mathematics progression.

Strategy 3: Small Group Instruction Supplement to the Core (Tier 2/3 supports) using Do the Math and Building Fact Fluency Kits.

Strategy 4: Before school intensive review of high-leverage grade level math standards before Math SOL.


ESSER III Wellness Strategies

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

Strategy 1: Strengthen Tier 1 practices through intensive focus on Responsive Classroom strategies, specifically in the areas of Classroom Management and Teacher Language and Morning Meeting

Strategy 2: Provide Tier 2/3 targeted student support

Strategy 3: Continue MTSS processes with core team and grade level teams

Strategy 4: 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:   100% of classrooms will provide at least one Level IV experience each quarter.

Strategy 1: Expand level I services to include quarterly curriculum access to Jacob’s Ladder, The DBQ Project, and/or Socratic Seminar.

Strategy 2: Implement Young Scholars

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