Student Support Services Department

Roadmap - Week of 01/28/19-02/01/19

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.


I received the following message about Kristi from Tree "Okay so just a quick thought... I LOVE KRISTI!!!! just saying"

You are a natural, Kristi!


SSS Department Trivia

SSS Dept. Trivia Week 5 of Round 2 - Click to Answer

WHO AM I? "I currently have three screws in my body."

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 4 - Who am I?

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

The answer is Alex Zamora!

Apparently, I am pretty predictable, because many of you got this right!

Correct answers came from Bev, Pam, Deslynn, Jesse, Loretta, and Tree!


Pam - 2

Loretta - 2

Tree - 2

Jennifer E. - 1

Bev - 1

Deslynn - 1

Jesse - 1

A note from Alex regarding his trivia item

My sister's former NYC roommate was an understudy for the Broadway revival of Hedwig during the 2014-2015 run. During my summer trip to NYC, my sister got us tickets to the show, which at that point was starring Taye Diggs. Earlier in the run, Hedwig was played by Neil Patrick Harris, Andrew Rannells, Michael C. Hall, John Cameron Mitchell, and Darren Criss. This was my first Broadway show, and it was awesome. Although my sister's roommate, Shannon, wasn't performing this specific night, she was able to take us backstage and on the stage after the show.

In 2014, this show won the following Tony Awards: Best Revival of A Musical, Best Leading Actor in a Musical (Neil Patrick Harris), Best Lighting Design of a Musical, and Best Featured Actress in a Musical (Lena Hall).

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.

How would you spend six more hours in a day?

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...

Big picture

Weekly Calendar, 01/28-02/01

Monday 1/28:

  • Heidi Arrate's first day!

Tuesday 1/29:

  • 50 days left until Spring

Wednesday 1/30:

  • National Croissant Day (mmmm)

    Thursday 1/31:

    • 42nd day of Winter

      Friday 2/01:

      • Enrollment Approval Deadline for final K5 cohort

      Departmental & School Updates

      SSS Dept. Changes

      As I shared earlier this week:

      • Kristi Korfanta-Harris is our newest Student Support Advisor!
      • Colleen Meadows is leaving the SSS Dept to become the new Lead Placement and Immunization Coordinator.

      Congrats to Kristi and Colleen!

      Contact info for Kristi: 208-965-6478,

      Contact info for Heidi: 208-565-6960,

      If you use the "Enduring Connection Call" template in TVS

      Please add a dash to the auto-generated note title, and indicate the topic of the note.

      For example, my call about a WD may read "Enduring Connection Call - WD"

      Promising Practice Virtual Conference - SSS Dept attendance expecation

      The K12 Promising Practice Virtual Conference is coming up on Thursday, Feb. 28. For our team, the expectation is you sign up and attend 2 workshops that you find relevant. There are typically lots of options to choose from, so 2 should be no problem. Knowing this expectation, please plan ahead and block out the necessary time.

      K12 Updates

      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 1/21-1/25:

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      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:

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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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