School Improvement & Innovation Plan

Outcome goals for this academic year

complete esser school funding plans

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

West Potomac High School

Region 3

Tanganyika Millard, 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 the instructional cycle to track students' mastery of essential standards in order to determine intervention needs.

Strategy 2

  • Equity leads work with English CTs to examine assessment data for differential outcomes and develop support for students in the gaps.

Strategy 2

  • Leverage a VDOE-identified high impact strategy by providing after school support for students in danger of not graduating on time.

ESSER III Mathematics Strategies

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

Strategy 1

  • Utilize the instructional cycle to track students' mastery of essential standards in order to determine intervention needs.

Strategy 2 

  • Equity leads work with Math CTs to examine assessment data for differential outcomes and develop support for students in the gaps.

Strategy 3

  • Leverage a VDOE-identified high impact strategy by providing after school support for students in danger of not graduating on time.

ESSER III Wellness Strategies

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

Strategy 1

  • Strengthen implementation of evidence-based SEL strategies at tier 1.

Strategy 2

  • Provide Targeted Student Supports

Strategy 3

  • Strengthen adults' resources to build community and belonging.

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, reduce the disproportionality in the F grades, and enrollment in AP classes for Black and Hispanic students.

Strategy 1

  • Equity leads work with CTs to examine assessment data for differential outcomes.

Strategy 2

  • Utilization of equitable grading practices across the school.

Strategy 3

  • Offer courses and class experiences that provide students a bridge to AP courses in the following year.