Student Support Services Department

Roadmap - Week of 01/14/19-01/18/19

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.


Kudos to our new Family Compliance Liaison, Bev Beals! Bev has been with IDVA for many years and in many roles. She has been a Learning Coach, substitute teacher, placement coordinator, and most recently a great asset to our FASTeam. Now she brings her knowledge and dedication to this new role.

Congrats, Bev!


Our K12 grad plan rep sent an email with the following statement speaking of the work done by Counselors and Advisors: "Your grad plans are looking so great."

Great job Counselors and Advisors!


Debbie received a shout out from Tree: "Debbie actually shared with me a really fun and creative way that she was able to get her students to view their plans before the break. She had a 50% response rate."

Nice work, Debbie!


Shout out to Lisa for passing the Burn the Bird minutes threshold AND being one of the raffle winners!

Super, Lisa!


SSS Department Trivia

SSS Dept. Trivia Week 3 of Round 2 - Click to Answer

WHO AM I? "I started work at a Taxidermy one summer and didn't know the difference between a moose and deer."

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.

Week 2 of Round 2 - Who am I?

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

The answer is Jesse Altsuler!

Four of y'all got it correct: Loretta, Tree, Jennifer E., and Debbie!


Pam - 1

Loretta - 1

Tree - 1

Jennifer E. - 1

Debbie - 1

A Note from Jesse regarding his trivia item

"I connected with humor as way to deal with early child hood stuff."

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 your favorite dessert & tell why you like it.

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 last week...

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Weekly Calendar, 01/14-01/18

Monday 1/14:
  • K5 Cohort Start Date

  • MS, VHS, and Vision Onboarding start date

Tuesday 1/15:

  • HS finals (online)

Wednesday 1/16:

  • HS finals (online)
  • Last day of S1/Q2

Thursday 1/17:

  • Teacher work day (no school for students)

  • Last day of MS, VHS, and Vision Onboarding

    Friday 1/18:

    • Teacher work day (no school for students)

    Departmental & School Updates

    Excel tip from Andrea - weekend or weekday?

    Andrea shared the following Excel tip:

    If you have a list of dates in Excel, this formula will help determine if a date is on a weekend or weekday.


    **update Date to the cell you are referencing

    See attached for the full instructions that were provided.

    K12 Updates

    K12 Data Team Jan. newsletter

    Items include: Resolutions Checklist Tracker Survey Pivot Table Training Recording Can't Stop Excelling Video Data Project Planning Guide VBA Event Details (Jan. 9)

    Data Tracker Survey - Consider completing

    The K12 Data Team is asking for your feedback on how to improve the Data Tracker (what we lovingly call the Bob Tracker). Please take a moment to complete this survey if you have thoughts on data points you value, wish to see, or think ought to be removed.

    Reoccuring/Reference Info

    This section will be used for reoccurring/repeated info from previous weeks that may be needed for later reference.

    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.

    Past SSS Dept. Roadmaps

    Week of 1/7-1/11:

    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:

    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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