2021-2022 ESSER III/School Innovation and Improvement Plan

Outcome goals for this academic school year.

Complete ESSER School Funding Plans

Poplar Tree ES

Region 5

Sue Andujar, 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- Utilize Tier 1 Core resource of Imagine Language and Literacy for Tier 2 small group instruction.

Strategy 2 - Instructional teams will work to implement phonemic awareness lessons and activities

Strategy 3 - Building a common structure for Tier 1 instruction


ESSER III Mathematics Strategies

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

Strategy 1 - Using data from SOL, Universal Screener, and classroom assessments teachers will target as well as spiral throughout the school year deficit math skills.

Strategy 2 - Building numeracy skills for our primary students (K-2)

Strategy 3 - Instructional team will identify ways to build mathematical confidence

Strategy 4 - Instructional grade-level teams will work to analyze formative and summative assessments data, and identify strengths and challenges within grade and across grade level


ESSER III Wellness Strategies

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

Strategy 1 - All students will learn problem-solving and conflict resolution skills and be given the opportunity to practice those skills.

Strategy 2 - Small groups of students will be identified through office/counseling referrals as well as progress reports to teach targeted 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: All general education classrooms will access and utilize the AAP Curriculum resources in teaching at least one lesson per quarter, in addition to AART level 1 lessons, as indicated on a self-assessment checklist.

Strategy 1 - Increase staff awareness of AAP curriculum resources for all students. This ties into critical and creative thinking strategies. 

Strategy 2 - Increase staff implementation of AAP curriculum resources.