The Power Ranger Press

2/08/2021

The Power Ranger Press

Hello!


It's February! Can you believe it?! This semester is already flying by. As you continue to work in your courses, please ensure you don't forget to complete the MOY (Middle of the Year) Star360 assessments. All students, new and returning, are required to complete the reading and math assessments. There is more information below.


In February, the ISOK Student Support Team will be leading the Passion First Mindset. We'll be celebrating and acknowledging African-American History Month, National School Counseling Week, Career and Technical Education Month, Random Acts of Kindness Week, and many more Awareness Days.


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: Febraury 2021

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ISOK Weekly Announcement:

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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

Bo McIlvoy, bmcilvoy@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

Alexandra Orton, aorton@insightok.org

Anelicia Brimacomb, abrimacomb@insightok.org

Upcoming Counselor Changes:

Hello Students,


We want to let you know that there will be some changes in the Academic Counseling department this week. Mrs. Kay Walck is leaving ISOK. Her last day is Thursday, February 11. If you'd like to reach out to wish her luck on her new adventure, you can reach her at kawalck@insightok.org. Mrs. Orton and Mrs. Brimacomb will be supporting her students until that position is filled. If Mrs. Walck is currently your counselor and you have any questions or concerns about your schedule or graduation plan, please reach out to them (emails below). The new counselor will reach out to introduce him/herself when they come on board.


Alexandra Orton, aorton@insightok.org

Anelicia Brimacomb, abrimacomb@insightok.org


Thank you for all your work to support our students, Mrs. Walck!

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 for ALL Students

Complete January Start360 Assessments



All students in 9th-12th grades will take Star360 assessments this year for math and reading. These will be taken in August, January, 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

New Student Support Activities:

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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.

Student Resources

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Future of School has established a scholarship program to assist current high school seniors who have completed a minimum of five (5) blended or online courses during their last two years of high school and plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs. The 2021 Student Scholarship portal is up and running, accepting applications through March 16. Please use this link for application submissions.


Applicants of Future of School Scholarship Program must:


  • Be high school seniors (U.S. Citizens) who have completed a minimum of five (5) *blended or **online courses during their last two years of high school and who demonstrate academic achievement or improvement as a direct result of their enrollment in the blended/online learning curriculum.
    *The definition of blended learning is a formal education program in which a student learns: (1) at least in part through online learning, with some element of student control over time, place, path, and/or pace; (2) at least in part in a supervised brick-and-mortar location away from home; (3) and the modalities along each student’s learning path within a course or subject are connected to provide an integrated learning experience.
    **Online Course – All course activity is done online; there are no required face-to-face sessions within the course and no requirements for on-campus activity. Purely online courses totally eliminate geography as a factor in the relationship between the student and the institution. They consist entirely of online elements that facilitate the three critical student interactions: with content, the instructor, and other students.

  • Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school for the entire upcoming academic year.



To be eligible, applicants must have been enrolled in a previously-established online or blended curriculum prior to January 2020, not as a result of distance or hybrid learning due to COVID-19. It important to clarify that this program was not designed to support crisis schooling/remote learning environments.


As part of your application, you must upload the following documents:



  • A current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Unofficial or online transcripts must display student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course and term in which each course was taken.

  • A completed Certification Form. (Plan ahead, this form needs to be completed by a school counselor or principal and then uploaded with your application to be able to submit.)



Also as part of your application, one online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than March 19, 2021 3:00 pm. The recommender should be someone from your high school or college (teacher, counselor, administrator, etc).


Your application is not complete unless all required documents are submitted electronically.

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Stride in Spanish

DID YOU KNOW?

Stride has a Spanish version of their website:

https://es.k12.com/

Stride has a Spanish version of the Parent Portal:

https://es.k12.com/sdk12parentportal/dforce/portal_sitelogin

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

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Learning Coach Action Items

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