2021-2022 ESSER III/School Innovation and Improvement Plan

Outcome goals for this academic school year

Complete ESSER School Funding Plans

School Innovation and Improvement Plan At-a-Glance


Riverside Elementary School

Region 3

Paul Basdekis, 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

Tier 1 instruction will be supported by the F&P Benchmark Assessment tool and other assessments to monitor student progress and plan next steps for targeted and intentional small group instruction.

Strategy 2

Small Group Tier 2 instruction will be supported by the use of Imagine Learning and Literacy, Learning Ally and targeted small group instruction based on the Developmental Spelling Assessment

Strategy 3

Small Group Tier 2/Tier 3 Instruction will be supported with BrainSpring Phonics.


ESSER III Mathematics Strategies

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

Strategy 1

We will improve Tier 1 instruction by using Add+VantageMR (AVMR) based diagnostic screeners and the components of the math workshop model to plan for targeted and intentional small group instruction. 

Strategy 2

Small Group Instruction Supplement to the Core (Tier 2/3 supports) using AVMR and Building Fact Fluency Kits.

Strategy 3

Intensive tutoring supplement to the Core (Tier 3 supports) with AVMR-trained instructors.


ESSER III Wellness Strategies

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

Strategy 1

Staff and students will engage in healthy and positive practices and relationships to promote overall physical and mental wellbeing. 

Strategy 2

Tools and resources will be provided and accessible to students for Self management and emotional regulation

Strategy 3

Provided targeted student support