The Power Ranger Press


The Power Ranger Press

I am so excited that you have chosen ISOK this year! Thank you for giving me the opportunity to join you on this journey! My personal goal is to help you to grow into best version of yourself!

I hope you've had the chance to go through our live Orientation sessions for school, for your courses, and have had the opportunity to attend some of the ISOK Support Team's Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) sessions. If that doesn't sound familiar, don't worry! I'll explain SEL in more detail. We are here to help you to be successful at ISOK and in life!

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!


Ginger Allison

ISOK Student Support Program Manager

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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,

Engagement Specialists

Brittany Eck,

Shereta Sweet,

Mona Earnest,

Student and Family Resource Coordinator

Tim Farris,

Career Counselors

Jason Deskin,

Abi McCalister,

Academic Counselors

Kay Walck,

Alex Orton,

What is Social Emotional Learning (SEL)?

Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which people learn to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions. The ISOK Student Support Team provides many sessions to address these needs, including but not limited to the Phoenix Rising Assemblies; Advisory class; 6th, 8th, 9th, and 12th Grade Transition classes; LLIT and support groups; 1:1 Support; College and Career Exploration Classes; Internship and Work-Based Learning; and Block Parties!
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Strong Start Requirements

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ALL students are required to complete the following Strong Start actvities:

  • 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
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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. They must be completed by Friday August 14th.

· Log in website:

• 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

Strong Start Online Learning Course Completion

New Students

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Returning Students

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Upcoming Student Support Schedule:

We're going to kick off the majority of our sessions mid-September but we've got some transition sessions this week and make-up orientation sessions if you need to complete that requirement. These should be in your Class Connect schedule or you'll receive instructions via email.

Make-up Live Orientation: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 2:30 pm

(students with any start date needing orientation)

Lift-off Orientation: Wednesday, 11:30 am

(students with 9/24 start date needing orientation)

6th Grade Transition: Connection-MS Pals Kick-off Thursday 9/3, 3:00 pm

12th Grade Transition : Helping your Community Thursday 9/3, 3:00 pm

Phoenix Rising Assembly: Friday 9/4

ISOK Weekly Announcement

ISOK HS Monday Announcement - 8/31/2020

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.

Media Release Form

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