Student Support Services Department

Roadmap - Week of 11/12/18-11/16/18

IDVA Mission - Building a community of engaged learners.

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

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.


I need to give kudos to Jennifer E. She is starting a monthly career professional interview series and completed her first interview with a life-flight nurse. Check next week's all-school newsletter for a link to the interview.

Great job, Jennifer E!


Kudos to Jesse and the Vision team. Jesse has really focused on helping students make progress on their credit deficits, and at the end of Quarter 1, major gains have been made!

Awesome job, Jesse and Vision!


Shout out to the Advisors and Counselors. Kelly E. shared an IDVA Graduation Plan Tool Health Report Card from K12, and the K12 team note says, "Making great progress."

Keep up the intentional work, Counselors and Advisors!


Bev received this email from an LC replying to their Back on Track Plan: "The chart is great. I love that there is visual progress week to week. Seeing his own success and progress will help [student] a huge amount. He responds especially well (sores, really) to positive feedback (don't we all). This will work!"

Wonderful, Bev!

SSS Department Trivia

Week 10 Trivia Results!


"I have rescued three cats and a dog from the Humane Society within the last 12 months."WHO AM I?

It is Jennifer Blais!

Four of you got it correct: Tree, Jessica, Colleen, and Bev!

Tree you are holding the lead!


Tree = 5

Lisa = 3

Debbie = 3

Bev = 3

Jessica = 3

Kelly = 2

Jennifer E = 2

Colleen = 2

Pam = 1

Deslynn = 1

Mark = 1

A message and pictures from Jennifer B.

"I adopted two cats shortly after I graduated from college. When the last one passed away at the age of 17, my daughters and I went to the Humane Society to adopt a cat. There was a litter of three kittens and I couldn’t separate them. So we adopted all three. This past summer my kids convinced us to go the Humane Society to just look at the dogs. We came home with a 70 pound boxer/retriever mix to join the three kitties and the parakeet that my son pulled from a tree in our backyard a few years ago."
SSS Dept. Trivia Week 11 - Click Here to Answer

WHO AM I? "I got my foot stuck in a toilet when I was young and the fire department had to come and cut the toilet out to set me free."

SSS Dept Trivia facts

If you have other ideas, feel free to add them, too! 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.

Weekly Calendar, 11/12-11/16

Monday 11/12:
  • First day for K5 Cohort 5

Tuesday 11/13:

  • Alex at TVLC - F2F Admin Team meeting

Wednesday 11/14:

  • Alex at TVLC - F2F Admin Team meeting

Thursday 11/15:

  • Happy birthday, Lisa!
  • Promising Practices from The Field Mini-Conference (see below for more info)

    Friday 11/16:

    • FSL/FCL PLC Collaboration Time
    • Advisors/FEC Collaboration Time

    Departmental & School Updates

    SSS Dept F2F Meetings

    Wednesday, Dec. 5th, 9pm to Thursday, Dec. 6th, 12pm

    1965 South Eagle Road

    Meridian, ID

    We will have our departmental F2F PD in Meridian on these dates.

    Tentative schedule:

    Tues., Dec. 5: 9 am - 4 pm

    Wed., Dec. 6: 8:30 am - 12 pm

    IEP vs. 504 Plan

    Amanda Judd shared this 3-minute video that explains the difference between a Section 504 Plan and an IEP.

    K12 Updates

    2018 K12 Practices from the Field Mini Conference

    SSS Dept., attend as you can/need.

    This year’s theme: Helping Students Reach Their Full Potential

    DATE Thursday, November 15th, 2018

    TIME 11am-3pm EST

    WHERE Located in 5 separate Blackboard Collaborate rooms


    Log into K12training, then click HERE to go to the enrollment page. Advance enrollment is requested.


    Log in to the Main Room through K12Training. (Current Training>View>Launch)

    Log in to an individual session through the direct room links on the schedule.

    Sign in convention for all sessions: SCHOOL _First Name Last Name (ex: NVVA_Roy Scholar).




    If you cannot attend live, no worries. We are recording the conference and will upload all recordings within 2 weeks of the conference. All recordings can be located by typing SY1819 Conference Recording or (Recording 11.15.18) in the Catalog search.

    Reoccuring/Reference Info

    This section will be used for reoccurring/repeated info from previous weeks that may be needed for later reference.

    Past SSS Dept. Roadmaps

    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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