Student Support Services Department

Roadmap - Week of 04/15/19-04/19/19

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.


Mark received an email from a LC, and here is a bit of the message: "I cannot express enough my gratitude for IDVLA, his teachers, and you. Your help and support has comforted me more than I can tell you. I recommend your school to anyone discussing online options. Please pass my thanks to every teacher. I appreciate the care and concern everyone has shown."

Great job, Mark!


A student emailed Mark the following message: "Hi Mr. Rodel, I just wanted to touch base with you and let you know I'm still working in speech and plan on finishing strong! Thank you for all you help and support along the way, you have been more than amazing and I can not thank you enough!"

This student WILL graduate! Awesome work, Mark!


We have 3 students graduating from NIC this spring with AA degrees!

Awesome job counselors!

SSS Department Trivia

Week 2 of Round 3 - Who am I?

WHO AM I? "I got to have dinner and drinks with Condoleezza Rice (Ex Secretary of State)."

The answer is Mark Rodel!

No one got it right!


Pam - 1

Jesse - 1

Bev - 1

Here is what Mark has to say about this story:

I was working as the director of tennis at the Sun Valley Resort during the Summer of 2015, and I had an employee (Joe B) who had worked in the tennis shop over the past 2 Summers. Joe had just graduated from high school in San Francisco and was heading to Stanford following the Summer. Needless to say, Joe is a HUGE personality (actually an understatement) who would tell us story after story half of which seemed outlandish, along with his budding aspiration to become a politician and future president of the US .

One of the stories he told us was that Conodleeza Rice was his godmother (yeah right), and that I would be invited to his private high school graduation/ Stanford send off celebration dinner…

Well, as you would have guessed I was invited and was able to meet and spend an incredible evening along with Condeleeza Rice, who is in fact his godmother. I can say that Condoleeza Rice far exceeded any expectations and she truly is an incredible and smart woman. I will never forget having the opportunity to “hang out” with the former Secretary of State and share an incredible evening of good company, food and perhaps one too many drinks!

One more thing to add, is that I can guarantee that Joe will run for president one day and am certain he will make some political waves as he gets older. He is now a senior at Stanford and he promised me that I would be his next secretary of whatever I want…. now the tale may be getting tall!?!

SSS Dept. Trivia Week 3 of Round 3 - click to answer

WHO AM I? "Growing up, I spent many summers at the race track. In fact, I named my first born after a race horse."

SSS Dept Trivia - Submit for Round 3 of Trivia

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.

Describe the most unpleasant job you ever had to do.

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 a few weeks ago...

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Weekly Calendar, 04/15-04/19

Friday 4/12


Monday 4/15:

  • Student Fist Check In Survey #7 launches

Tuesday 4/16:

  • Alex at TVLC for admin meetings

Wednesday 4/17:

  • Alex at TVLC for admin meetings
  • K12 President Kevin Chavous at TVLC

    Thursday 4/18:

    • Bev at Idaho Prevention Conference

    Friday 4/19:

    • Bev at Idaho Prevention Conference

    Departmental & School Updates

    "It's Lit: A Guide to What Teens Think Is Cool"

    Jessica found this online resource. May be interesting to y'all.

    K12 Updates

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    Reoccuring/Reference Info

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    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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