Student Support Services Department

Roadmap - Week of 01/21/19-01/25/19

IDVA Mission - Building a community of engaged learners.

IDVA Vision - Empowering every student to learn at high level.

SSS Department Mission

Support students in increasing/maintaining academic success.

SSS Department Impact

Increase/maintain attendance (CC + progress).

SSS Department Group Agreements

  • We will be intentional in our collaborative work with school community members to address students' academic needs.
  • We will proactively identify and support students' individual needs and accomplishments.

SSS Department Kudos!

If you have kudos to share about you or a colleague, send them to Alex.


Kelly E. sent a thoughtful email about Mark's work with a struggling 12th grader. The message was wonderful, and it ended with the following statements: "Without Mark, she would have either dropped out or been found habitually truant and withdrawn by now. She is going to graduate due, in large part, to the fact that Mark cares and is doing something about it. Kudos to Mark!"

-Powerful work, Mark!


SSS Department Trivia

SSS Dept. Trivia Week 4 of Round 2 - Click to Answer

WHO AM I? "I have toured the stage and backstage (after the performance) of an NYC Broadway Tony award-winning show."

SSS Dept Trivia facts

Share something about you that your colleagues may not know and you would feel comfortable with them knowing. We will include this as a question in a future roadmap.

Week 2 of Round 3 - Who am I?

WHO AM I? "I started work at a Taxidermy one summer and didn't know the difference between a moose and deer."

The answer is Desylnn Mecham!

No one got it right! Des, you stumped the team!

Scoreboard stays the same.


Pam - 1

Loretta - 1

Tree - 1

Jennifer E. - 1

Debbie - 1

A Note from Deslynn regarding his trivia item

“These all look the same to me.”

I lost my mind one summer and worked at a taxidermy for a prestigious Big Game hunting outfit. I was supposed to be able to talk to rich hunters about their prize hunt and how they best wanted it showcased. Who knew there was a whole vocabulary for taxidermy?? I never wanted to watch Disney’s Wild Kingdom growing up. That should have been my first clue that animal smells, skins and horns were not for me.

SSS Department Team Building

A weekly Google Slides (Google version of PowerPoint) will have our weekly Ungame question. All you need to do is add a text box to the presentation and answer the question. Take a look at the picture next to this text for more instructions.

What color would you use to describe yourself? Why?

Answer the question by adding a text box on the slide. Be sure to add your name to the answer.

Here are our teammates' answers from last week...

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Weekly Calendar, 01/21-01/25

Monday 1/21:

  • IDVA closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
  • Pulse check 5 survey launched
  • Full Moon

Tuesday 1/22:

  • Staff workday - no students
  • Alex at an Idaho Children's Trust Fund Meeting

Wednesday 1/23:

  • Semester 2/Q3 Start

    Thursday 1/24:

    • 341 days remaining until the end of the year

      Friday 1/25:

      • Pulse check 5 results released
      • FSL and FCL PLC collaboration time

      *Lisa off 1/15-1/18

      Departmental & School Updates

      SSS Dept. Changes

      As some of you may know, Debbie is no longer with IDVA. As such, many of us are absorbing different tasks until we are able to backfill the position. If you come across something that normally would need Debbie's attention, please direct it to me.

      Also, in the midst of transitioning Bev into a new role, we've been able to hire a new FSL. Heidi Arratte (sounds like karate without the "k") is a long time educator, with tons of amazing experience, and I am so happy she'll be joining our team. Her first day is 1/28. More to come.

      As always, if you have any questions or comments, please don't hesitate to reach out to me.


      K12 Updates

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      Reoccuring/Reference Info

      This section will be used for reoccurring/repeated info from previous weeks that may be needed for later reference.
      K12 Data Team Jan. newsletter

      Items include: Resolutions Checklist Tracker Survey Pivot Table Training Recording Can't Stop Excelling Video Data Project Planning Guide VBA Event Details (Jan. 9)

      Past SSS Dept. Roadmaps

      Week of 1/14-1/18:

      Week of 1/7-1/11:

      Week of 12/17-12/21:

      Week of 12/10-12/14:

      Week of 12/3-12/7:

      Week of 11/26-11/30:

      Week of 11/16-11/23:

      Week of 11/12-11/16:

      Week of 11/5-11/9:

      Week of 10/29-11/2:

      Week of 10/22-10/26:

      Week of 10/15-10/19:

      Week of 10/8-10/12:

      Week of 10/1-10/5:

      Week of 9/24-9/28:

      Week of 9/17-9/2:

      Week of 9/10-9/14:

      Week of 9/3-9/7:

      Check out our IDVA Exhaustive Communication Goal Smore

      Remember, our goal is exhaustive communication.

      BOOKMARK THIS LINK: Family Information Change Survey

      To update address, phone numbers, etc. for students, please use this link. **All LG/LC changes go directly to Andrea Hampton (

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