The Power Ranger Press

11/09/2020

The Power Ranger Press

Hello!


It's November! Can you believe it? Thanksgiving is just around the corner and then before you know it, it's Winter Break! We hope you're ready to get into all the activities the ISOK Student Support Team has going on this month!


In November, the ISOK Student Support Team will be leading the Attitude of Gratitude Mindset. We'll be celebrating and acknowledging National Native American Heritage and Career Development Month, Nov. 13-19 is Transgender Awareness Week, Nov. 15-22 is National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Month, and so much more! Thanksgiving Break is Nov. 25-27!


Each week you'll find news, information, action items, and fun from the ISOK Student Support Team! Please read carefully and enjoy this issue of The Power Ranger Press!


Thanks,

Ginger Allison

ISOK Student Support Program Manager

American School Counselor Association Awareness Days: November 2020

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ISOK Student Support Team

The ISOK Student Support Team (AKA Power Rangers), is the team that offers support programming alongside your academics. Let me introduce them to you!


ISOK Student Support Program Manager

Ginger Allison, giallison@insightok.org


Engagement Specialists

Shereta Sweet, shsweet@insigtok.org

Mona Earnest, mearnest@insightok.org

Megan Moser, mmoser@insightok.org


Student Resource Coordinator

Brittany Eck, beck@insightok.org


Career Counselors

Jason Deskin, jadeskin@insightok.org

Abi McCalister, amccalister@insightok.org


Academic Counselors

Kay Walck, kawalck@insightok.org

Alex Orton, aorton@insightok.org

Anelicia Brimacomb, abrimacomb@insightok.org

Power Ranger Highlight of the Week: Ms. Allison

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Strong Start Requirements!

All ISOK students are responsible for completing the following tasks:


  • Strong Start Connection Call with CFA
  • Attend Strong Start Live Orientation Session
  • Strong Start Online Learning Course
  • Strong Start Star 360 Reading Growth Assessment
  • Strong Start Star 360 Math Growth Assessment


You will learn more about how to complete these tasks in orientation.

Required Assessments in Star360



All students in 9th-12th grades will take Star360 assessments this year for math and reading. These will be taken in August, December, and May. Additionally, all students will be taking a USA Test Prep assessment in October and March to ensure students are meeting their grade level standards and to simulate state testing. These assessments are required and help our teachers target instruction to meet students’ needs and ensure growth. It is important that students complete these assessments on their own, without assistance from learning coaches or other sources.


Your teachers will also send out information to complete Star360 assessments, but students may begin now to complete them.


· Log in website: https://global-zone08.renaissance-go.com/welcomeportal/7139830

• Username: Your Student ID (ex: 123456)

• Password: Your first name in lowercase and last 3 numbers of your Student ID (ex: phillip456)


• Everyone will take a Star Reading test and a Star Math test (do not take Early Literacy).

• Honest efforts rewarded – Do your best (how much time you take on it is monitored), complete it, and receive points upon completion.


If you get kicked out and it asks for a Monitor Password, that password is: admin

You'll learn more about how to complete these tasks during Orientation.

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This Week's Student Support Schedule:

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ISOK Support Groups

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Student Needs Assessment Survey


The ISOK Student Support Team has created a survey to identify students' needs. This information is completely confidential and will be strictly used for screening purposes only, so that we can offer community resource connections, one on one and small group support and better serve your students. Please complete the survey by following the link below.

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ISOK Weekly Announcement

Practicing Gratitude (and 10 things I'm grateful for)

Tutoring Available Now!


We are excited to announce our school’s new Tutoring Initiative! ISOK will offer personalized academic tutoring based on your child’s needs with an emphasis in the subjects of English Language Arts (Reading/Writing) and Mathematics.


At this time, our new tutoring program will be completely virtual through an online service called TutorMe. Through this program, your child will be able to access a tutor at any time of the day to work on any subject. While the emphasis will be in math and reading, tutors for all subjects are available. The tutor will work with your child’s curriculum to help them improve their grades and gain confidence. The focus of tutoring is to equip your child with different methods of learning so they can have life-long skills in how to best solve problems for assignments, homework and projects.


Tutoring Sign-Up Link

https://bit.ly/33xrftO

ACT Testing Dates

11th and 12th graders interested in a college pathway and/or concurrent enrollment will need to take the ACT test. Sign-up information below.

Learning Coach Action Items

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