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.
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 Ancestry.com 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.
WHO AM I? "I once took an x-ray of a prisoner convicted of a triple homicide."
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.
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..
Weekly Calendar, 04/29-05/03
- Alex at an Idaho Children's Trust Fund meeting
- K12 Ready, Set, Grow webinar: 11:00am PT/12:00pm MT | 1:00pm PT/2:00pm MT| 4:00 pm PT/5:00pm MT; http://dcwebcasting.com/k12readysetgrow | Password: readysetgrow2019 (no username required)
- Last day for new FAST referrals
- FSL/FCL PLC collaboration time
- HAPPY BIRTHDAY, KRISTI KORFANTA-HARRIS!!
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: https://www.smore.com/w4gf7
Or, you can send them this form so they can complete on their phone: https://forms.gle/HzzTqQy9JU1bFcD86
Or, you can complete the google form with them on the phone.
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
Past SSS Dept. Roadmaps
Week of 4/22-4/26: https://www.smore.com/vf1sk
Week of 4/15-4/19: https://www.smore.com/c4bwx
Week of 4/08-4/12: https://www.smore.com/z58t0
Weeks of 3/4-3/22: https://www.smore.com/d5huj
Week of 2/25-3/1: https://www.smore.com/bfwj9
Week of 2/18-2/22: https://www.smore.com/pf37x
Week of 2/11-2/15: https://www.smore.com/vyqhc
Week of 2/4-2/8: https://www.smore.com/qx1cf
Week of 1/28-2/1: https://www.smore.com/7wfuq
Week of 1/21-1/25: https://www.smore.com/0ndq7
Week of 1/14-1/18: https://www.smore.com/cqz3s
Week of 1/7-1/11: https://www.smore.com/akxes
Week of 12/17-12/21: https://www.smore.com/7t41s
Week of 12/10-12/14: https://www.smore.com/7yb2a
Week of 12/3-12/7: https://www.smore.com/xpdqk
Week of 11/16-11/23: https://www.smore.com/a02nh
Week of 11/12-11/16: https://www.smore.com/2w90t
Week of 11/5-11/9: https://www.smore.com/zyewf
Week of 10/29-11/2: https://www.smore.com/ey46r
Week of 10/22-10/26: https://www.smore.com/4jy7m
Week of 10/15-10/19: https://www.smore.com/hn84z
Week of 10/8-10/12: https://www.smore.com/measg
Week of 10/1-10/5: https://www.smore.com/w649k
Week of 9/24-9/28: https://www.smore.com/tukpj
Week of 9/17-9/2: https://www.smore.com/tcejb
Week of 9/10-9/14: https://www.smore.com/a9jsg
Week of 9/3-9/7: https://www.smore.com/73nbg
Remember, our goal is exhaustive communication.
To update address, phone numbers, etc. for students, please use this link. **All LG/LC changes go directly to Andrea Hampton (firstname.lastname@example.org).