School Innovation & Improvement Plan/ESSER III Grant Information

Outcome goals for this academic school year

Complete ESSER school funding plan

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

Hollin Meadows Elementary School

Region 3

Jon Gates, 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.


By June 2023:

- 80% of Kindergarten students will meet grade level expectations on PALs-K. 

- 70% of First graders will meet grade level benchmarks on iReady. 

- 75% of Second Graders will meet grade level benchmarks  on iReady. 

- 70% of Third, Fourth and Fifth Graders will meet grade level benchmarks on iReady.  

- 60% of Sixth Graders will meet grade level benchmarks on iReady.

- Reduce the failure rate by a minimum of 10%  for all sub groups.on the 2023 SOL Reading assessment

Strategy 1: Provide daily, systematic, explicit instruction in phonological awareness, phonics, and morphology in the core language arts block.

Strategy 2: 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 3: Provide Tier 2 instruction as preventative intervention that targets the underlying difficulty impacting the student's progress in literacy.


ESSER III Mathematics Strategies

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


By June 2023:

- 75 % of  K-2 students will show growth on AVMR Structuring. 

- 75% of  3-6 students will show growth of 5 points or meet end of year benchmark on the HMES Math Reasoning Inventory

- Reduce the failure rate by a minimum of 10%  for all sub groups on the 2023 SOL Reading assessment

Strategy 1: Implement meaningful number sense routines to elicit mathematical discourse.

Strategy 2: Use of small group, differentiated instruction to give equitable access of content to all student.

Strategy 3: Professional development in AVMR and the Math Workshop Model


ESSER III Wellness Strategies

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


By the end of the 2022-2023 school year, with the implementation of universal and targeted Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) practices, schoolwide scores for the Skills & Competencies Domain (self-management & social awareness)  on the SEL Screener will increase by 5% (K-2) to 10% (3-6) from 77% and 48% favorable.

Strategy 1: Develop adults’ foundational knowledge regarding the rationale for required practices and tools to support their implementation.

Strategy 2: Align content for required practices to student strengths, needs, and/or academic themes.

Strategy 3: Provide targeted or intensive interventions for students to support needs at tier 2/3.

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.

Portrait of a Graduate (POG)

Outcome: All students will complete a POG Presentation of Learning (POL) by 2025-26.

Goal: 100% of students will demonstrate increased understanding of POG as reported on a student survey given at the beginning and end of the 2022-2023 year.

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.


Science End of Year SMARTR Outcome

Goal:  By June 2023, the 5th grade science SOL pass rate will increase from 67% to 72% .

Strategy 1: Provide student-centered learning experiences that develop scientific and academic literacy skills.

Strategy 2: Teachers in K-6 will administer and analyze grade level common assessments.