Student Support Services Department

Roadmap - Week of 11/19/18-11/23/18

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.


This comment was written in a recent pulse check survey response: "We are learning as we go. I appreciate the help I have been receiving from [M]s. Judd and Lisa."

Great job, Lisa!


Jennifer E. received the following email from Amber Hatrock: "I wanted to let you know I love your additions to The Howl this month. The interview with Amy Neglia was so interesting and well done. I also like the idea of the resume writing workshop. And again, thank you for helping get the word out for our IDVA scholarship. You are doing such wonderful things."

Jennifer, this is fantastic!


Jennifer E. also got an email from Kelly Edginton: "I loved the life flight nurse interview you included in this month’s newsletter! Well done!"

Super, Jennifer!


Lisa received the following email from Kelly Edginton: "Thank you for the great job you do with our newsletter! It is full of great information, and I love the outing pictures each month!"

Nice work, Lisa!


SSS Department Trivia

Week 11 Trivia Results!


"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."

It is Jennifer Edwards!

No one got it correct. However, over 67% thought it was you, Jesse. Hum....?

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

Jennifer's statement on the situation

"It’s been 40 years and I still remember this day. The coolest part for me was that they had to cut the toilet out so I got to see the big hole in the floor. This was not my first nor was it my last 'predicament.' I am clumsy and I have learned to accept it."

Jennifer even made the newspaper!

Big picture

This year's first Trivia Winner will be crowned at F2F PD in December!

SSS Dept. Trivia Week 12 - Click Here to Answer

WHO AM I? "I have won many championships showing horses, including the 2013 United States Equestrian Foundation Region Horse of the Year."

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.

I am thankful for...

As we head into Thanksgiving week, I want to share a few things for which I am thankful.

I am thankful for our school. The ~2,000 students we serve at IDVA have this schooling option because of great educators like each of you.

I am thankful for our Department. Our SSS Department is chockful of amazing, passionate people! Each one of you is a treasured person I have the privilege to work with.

I am thankful all of us get time to rest and enjoy family and friends. We need time to charge our batteries so we keep the high energy needed to support our school.

May each of you have a happy Thanksgiving break!



What are you thankful for?

Click on the AnswerGarden link below to share what you are thankful for.

Weekly Calendar, 11/19-11/23

Monday 11/19:
  • World Toilet Day - established by the United Nations to emphasize the human right needs associated with having access to clean water and sanitation.

Tuesday 11/20:

  • The first day of Burn the Bird (see below for more info)

Wednesday 11/21:

  • IDVA closed - staff off

Thursday 11/22:

  • Happy Thanksgiving
  • IDVA closed - staff off

    Friday 11/23:

    • IDVA closed - staff off

    Departmental & School Updates

    **Reminder - PLC notes need to be added to SharePoint**

    Mark your calendars - December F2F Events

    December 14

    IDVA Burn the Bird

    IDVA Burn the Bird is an optional and fun staff health/fitness promotion activity!

    • Goal: track Physical Activity Fitness completed between 11/20-1/7
    • Prize: health and entered into a raffle for an Amazon gift card
    • More info: check out the informational powerpoint HERE

    To sign up, add your name HERE

    Officer Galloway’s Handouts

    E-Cigarette Flier; Dabbing Terms Sheet; EDM Filer; Glossary Terms for Marijuana Concentrates; JUUL Vape Bulletin; THCA; The Evolving Dangers of Synthetic Drugs

    Interested in serving on the IDVA PD Committee?

    Believe it or not - It’s time to start thinking about SY 19/20! We will be putting a new PD Committee together to start planning for next school year. The committee will be comprised of one representative from each of the following departments: K5, 6-12, SWD, Student Support Services and the administrative team. If you are interested in participating, please, send a note to your supervisor letting him or her know why you would like to be on the committee and the strengths you will bring to the committee.

    Please apply by the end of the day Nov 20. The committee members will be announced on at our Quarter 2 Staff Connect meeting on November 27th. The first meeting will be held virtually at the beginning of December.

    Former and current PD Committee members are welcome to reapply. Certificated staff on the committee will each receive a $1000 Leadership Premium. Non- certified staff on the committee will receive $1000 from our PD budget. Payments will be made in June.

    Responsibilities of the PD Committee include, but are not limited to the following:

    • Conduct a staff needs assessment
    • Review student achievement data
    • Participate in a monthly meeting
    • Organize all Back to School PD logistics
    • Lead and facilitate Back to School PD
    • Extend Back to School PD by leading quarterly Staff Connect sessions throughout the 19/20 year

    K12 Updates

    K12 Data Team's Newsletter - data tips and tricks

    Some items include Excel tips on Freezing Panes, VLookUp, and Mail Merge

    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 11/12-11/16:

    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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