Sunnyside Unified School District will continue to utilize formative assessment in addition to other student data to target interventions for students. Funds will be used to provide additional Professional Development to staff through the use of recorded lessons to model exceptional instructional practice.
Extended learning opportunities have been expanded to all school sites during the school year and summer which will allow for students to receive the extra support they need. The district will offer Transition Programs to ensure support for students returning from school closures, entering school for the first time or transitioning between schools at all K-8 schools. The district will offer High School Summer School/Credit Recovery at the two comprehensive high schools to address learning loss, utilizing Peer Tutoring and Response Groups program.
Additional staff such as social workers and social & emotional programs through La Frontera and Liberty Partnership Community Council will help balance the support beyond academic to students and families.
All sites will replenish school libraries to help with literacy. Funds will be used to purchase EL Education to help provide support and guidance for best practices to support English Language Learner students.
The district will purchase additional as well as refresh the supply of technology devices for all students in addition to software subscriptions and projectors for instruction.
Mental health and social emotional support services will be enhanced. Counselors will attend AzSCA conference and use funds to upgrade offices at each school site to create a welcoming space for students to feel comfortable fully utilizing counselor services that address the challenges of the pandemic.
Funds will be used to implement mitigation strategies such as mandating mask wearing while indoors, maintaining social distancing and utilizing weekly COVID testing pools to quickly identify positive cases in schools. ESSER III funds will allow us to provide additional supplies and materials such as masks, hand sanitizer and disinfectant sprays.
All sites will receive funds to for school furniture, equipment and supplies to assist in maintaining social distancing.