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School Improvement Plan

River's Edge School Motto, Mission Statement, and Teacher and Student Success Plan

Motto: Every day is a new day!

Mission Statement:

At River’s Edge School our mission is to provide a safe and positive learning environment that supports students’ success in the least restrictive setting possible.

We will accomplish this mission by:

  1. Delivering data-driven behavior programs with consistency to facilitate positive behavioral skills across settings.
  2. Engaging students in high-quality individualized academic instruction that promotes measurable growth.
  3. Collaborating with school, home, and community resources to foster self-advocacy and social/emotional wellbeing.

2023-2024 Teacher and Student Success Plan:

River’s Edge School is committed to continuous improvement in teaching, learning, and social/emotional development. Our goal is to increase our teachers' ability to make data-based decisions to improve student academic achievement and social/emotional functioning. In academics, we expect to see at least 50% of students demonstrate typical or above typical growth from fall to spring on Growth Measure scores. In emotional regulation, we hope to increase students' use of voluntary breaks compared to required ISS. We will also track the percentage of students who are eligible for mainstream, as this is an important indicator of a student's progress in our level system and their ability to demonstrate essential social/emotional skills.

Our 2023-2024 Teacher and Student Success Plan focuses on the areas of coaching, professional development, and school-based initiatives, as outlined below.

1. Coaching: As a special needs school, we will work with the Special Education Department for our coaching needs in the areas of academic achievement and behavior management.

Action Steps

  • Access district-level teacher specialists for professional development based on school needs.
  • Access Jordan Behavior Assistance Team for professional development based on school needs, including continued support on the creation and implementation of behavior intervention plans.

2. Professional Development: We will provide the opportunity for teachers and staff to attend PD in the areas of core academic content and behavior management.

Action Steps

  • We will use a portion of the funds to cover the cost of registration for applicable PDs.
  • We will provide the cost of a sub (if during school hours).
  • We will provide a small stipend for teachers who attend a training or conference during off-contract time.
  • Administrators will select the PD opportunities for staff to choose from.
  • We will access district resources for training during selected faculty meetings.

3. School-Based Initiatives:

3.1 Data Systems: We will continue to partner with BYU on our digital data dashboard and with Stephanie Stoneking on our academic database. Stipends will be provided for these services.

Action Steps

  • Coordinate with our BYU partners for continued support on our digital dashboard.
  • Utilize Stephanie Stoneking, to manage and oversee the academic database throughout the year.
  • Purchase Lexia licenses for our students.

3.2 Social Emotional Learning: Additionally, our school will continue to support the development of our Wellness Room. Funds will be allocated to purchase supplies and materials needed throughout the year.

Action Step

  • We will continue to monitor the needs in our Wellness Room to determine any additional supplies or materials.

3.3 Academic Programs: We will purchase additional Imagine Math and/or Lexia licenses  as needed to supplement the number of licenses we receive from the district so each student can have access to each program throughout the year.

Action Step

  • We will work with Randy Tingey (Imagine Learning Consultant) and Kelsey McCorquindale (Lexia Consultant) to purchase additional licenses.