Student Support Services Department

Roadmap - Week of 1/7/2019-1/11/2019

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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.


A message from Lisa: "Kudos and much appreciation for Tree. As we wrapped up some committee work recently, Tree spent a good part of her afternoon patiently walking me through the process of getting set up with the Adobe Suite and then using Adobe Acrobat to process my documents. She is a wiz and so generous with her time and knowledge. Thank you, Tree!"

Great job, Tree!


Debbie sends kudos to Mark and Tree for helping her these last few weeks!

Awesome teamwork, Mark & Tree!


The following message was sent to Lisa: "After reading the newsletter just now, I wanted to let you know how impressed I am with your abilities! The slideshows are so much fun, and it’s so nice to read the newsletter without cringing at grammatical and/or layout errors. You’re amazing!"

Nice, Lisa!


Lisa was also sent this message about the Howl "Great job on the Newsletter! The slideshow was great!"

Fantastic, Lisa!


Amber sent the following kudos to Jennifer E. regarding the college & career newsletter: "This is fantastic, Jennifer! I love the career spotlight interviews you are doing. The newest one is awesome – and the graphics are so well done!"

Well done, Jennifer E.!


REMINDER - Out of Office Email Reminder & Voicemail (few changes from last week)

If you'd like, you can copy and paste the following Out of Office email reminder, setting it through January 7th.

"Idaho Virtual Academy is closed for Winter Break from December 24 through January 4. I will return all emails after school resumes on January 7, 2019.


Also, please update your voicemail, too. You can use the following script.

"You have reached [NAME]. Idaho Virtual Academy is closed for Winter Break from December 24 through January 4. I will return all messages after school resumes on January 7, 2019. Thank you."

SSS Department Trivia

Week 1 of Round 2 - WHO AM I?

"I was given a $100 million Dollars ;)" *

The answer is: Mark Rodel!

The only person to get it correct was Pam. Funny, though, that Jesse got 50% of the votes.


Pam = 1

Message and picture from Mark about his trivia statement...

I was made an instant Millionaire on the evening of December 9, 2017 when a friend of mine gave me exactly $100 Trillion Dollars.

You may be wondering why I am still working? Unfortunately it is Zimbabwean Dollars and not US Dollars, so therefore it is back to the grind for me.

Unfortunately for Zimbabwe the country was driven into the ground by a corrupt government. The Zimbabwean currency was once equivalent to the US dollar in the early 80’s, but since has experienced unprecedented hyperinflation that lead to outrageous notes such as these being printed before the economy and currency collapsed. Since then Zimbabwe has grappled with many issues including first adopting the Chinese yen, then the US Dollar and now the South African Rand.

The sad saga continues and in the meantime I am a millionaire…no Trillionaire

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

WHO AM I? "Comedy that shaped my sense of humor:. The Jerk."

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.

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.
Which fantasy character are you most like? Why?

Answer the question by adding a text box on the slide. Be sure to add your name to the answer.

What instrument would you use to describe yourself?

Here are our teammates' answers...

Weekly Calendar, 1/7-1/11

Monday 1/7:
  • Welcome back from Winter Break!
  • Last day for Burn the Bird - make sure all your time is logged by noon

  • K5 Onboarding begins
  • Alex in CDA for the day for a meeting

Tuesday 1/8:

  • National Argyle Day - wear your fancy socks and/or sweaters

Wednesday 1/9:

  • Stephan Hawking was born on this day in 1942

Thursday 1/10:

    Friday 1/11:

    • Counselor/Advisor Group collaboration meeting, 10 am MST, BBC
    • FSL/FCL PLC Group Collaboration time
    • MS, VHS, Vision Onboarding begins

    Departmental & School Updates

    Kelly Reinier's last day (sort of)

    As you all know, today is Kelly's last official day. She will be missed.

    While we work through the transition of hiring a new FCL, Kelly has graciously agreed to help us out on an as needed bases for a few weeks. You will "see" her around for a few weeks following the break.

    Until the FCL position is filled, please direct FCL related questions to me.

    Kelly Reinier's Farewell BBC Party

    If you didn't make it, check out Kelly's farewell Blackboard Collaborate party, hosted by Lisa.

    Youth Empowerment Services (YES) Youth Checklist

    The Idaho Youth Empowerment Services (YES) is a new system of care for Idaho’s children and youth who meet criteria for a serious mental health condition. Counselors and advisors, review resources & check out the main website:

    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 12/17-12/21:

    Week of 12/10-12/14:

    Week of 12/3-12/7:

    Week of 11/26-11/30:

    Week of 11/16-11/23:

    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:

    Time off Request now in DocuSign - Save this link

    Moving forward, all leave requests will be completed via DocuSign. Save the below link for future time off requests. Detailed instructions attached below.


    Semester Withdrawals

    If you have families that notify you they are going to withdraw the student at the end of the semester, you can submit the withdrawal through DocuSign at any time. You must use 1/16/19 as the Last Day of Attendance on the survey – if that day is listed, we will hold the WD until after S1/Q2 grades post before we process the withdrawal. If the current day is used (or a past date), we will process those withdrawals normally.

    If you would also include a comment stating “semester withdrawal,” that would be helpful as well.

    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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