Student Support Services Department

Roadmap - Week of 04/29/19-05/03/19

IDVA Mission - Building a community of engaged learners.

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

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.


Jill Gudgell sent the following message about Jennifer B: "Thank you for allowing / encouraging / supporting Jennifer’s attendance to our meetings. It has been a great opportunity for our K5 team to bond with her and the collaboration really benefits our students and families!"

Great job, Jennifer!


Mark got a handwritten card from a student letting him know she received a scholarship for which he nominated her.

Awesome, Mark!


A mom of a graduate emailed our Head of School noting that Jessica has been a "wonderful resource..." even after their time at IDVA.

This is great, Jessica!


Jesse received an awesome email, which included the following statements: "Thank you! You Mr Altsuler. I would like to, take the time, to Thank You. You as well as The team really played a big part in [Student] success at IDVA. You also have played a big role in our family. Thank you!"

Amazing work, Jesse!


SSS Department Trivia

Week 4 of Round 3 - Who am I?

WHO AM I? "My hobby is genealogy. I have researched my family back many generations and have even met cousins I didn't know I had and swapped photos of ancestors with them."

The answer is Jennifer Edwards!

No one got it right! You are a mystery, Jennifer.


Loretta - 1

Pam - 1

Jesse - 1

Bev - 1

Here is what Jennifer has to say about this story:

This is my favorite nerdy past time. I started researching my ancestors many years ago with the hope of discovering a Duke or Duchess in my background. I didn’t find royalty, but I did discover many, many amazing ancestors going back to the early 1700’s. I found the ships they traveled on to come to America. I discovered their legal wills, and the wagon train they joined to travel the Oregon Trail.

I was on an message board and I came across a person asking about my grandparents. I responded to it and realized we were cousins. I discovered that my grandpa on my dad’s side had been adopted and the last name I grew up with was an adopted last name. My dad descends from Fur Traders in Canada. I found pictures of his great uncles and father posing in the same way as my dad. It’s fascinating how generations can separate us, yet a common thread still makes us similar.

On my mom’s side, I learned more about the Irish side of our family. I found a cousin online who had a baby photo of my mom's dad. I was able to give this to her for Christmas. It was pretty special. I love to learn about the role my ancestors played in history.

I descend from German Quakers and Mennonites and Irish pig farmers. Many people are now taking part in ancestry research, making it a lot easier to discover information. With so many family trees online with stories and photos to go with them, it’s easier than ever.

I attached a picture I found of my 2xgreat grandfather Willis O’Neel. He is in a wagon on his pig farm. He also looks exactly like the old man from the Courage the Cowardly Dog cartoon.

SSS Dept. Trivia Week 5 of Round 3 - click to answer

WHO AM I? "I once took an x-ray of a prisoner convicted of a triple homicide."

SSS Dept Trivia - Submit for Round 3 of Trivia

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.

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.

Complete the sentence: "I am the kind of person who..."

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, 04/29-05/03

Monday 4/29:
  • Alex at an Idaho Children's Trust Fund meeting

Tuesday 4/30:

Wednesday 5/01:

    Thursday 5/02:

    Friday 5/03:

    • Last day for new FAST referrals
    • FSL/FCL PLC collaboration time

    Sunday 5/05:


    Departmental & School Updates


    All SSS Dept., as you talk to families, please review their re-reg status, and if it hasn't been completed yet, please ask them to complete.

    If they need the instructions again, please send them the following Smore link:

    Or, you can send them this form so they can complete on their phone:

    Or, you can complete the google form with them on the phone.

    K12 Updates

    LC Template Messaging for Understanding Grad Plans

    Dear SCHOOL ABBREVIATION Students and Learning Coaches-

    As we are approaching the end of the year, we would like to remind all students to view their Graduation Plan and ensure that they have no questions about next year’s courses.

    We also want to take the opportunity to let all Learning Coaches know that as of April XX, 2019 you will have access from your Learning Coach account to view the Graduation Plan(s) for your student(s)!

    As you know, the Graduation Plan is your student’s personalized path to graduation and is available in the Online High School. Being able to access the Graduation Plan for your student(s) gives you on-demand access to your student’s progress toward graduation.

    To help you with this new functionality, we have attached the Understanding Graduation Plans document for reference. This document provides information on how to access your student’s Graduation Plan, and a comprehensive overview of what you will see when viewing your student’s Graduation Plan.

    Please note that if you are the Learning Coach for more than one student, clicking on the drop-down arrow next to the student’s name will allow you to quickly and easily change the student plan you are viewing.

    If you have any questions regarding this new functionality or your student’s plan, please contact XXXXXXXXXXX.


    XXXX Administrative Team

    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

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    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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