Student Support Services Department

Roadmap - Week of 10/15/18-10/19/18

IDVA Mission - Building a community of engaged learners.

IDVA Vision - Empowering every student to learn at high level.

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.
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If you have other pictures of the SSS Dept. from the start of the school year, and/or during events, send them to Alex for roadmap inclusion.

SSS Department Kudos!

If you have kudos to share about you or a colleague, send them to Alex.


Mark received this email from a LC after working with them to support SAT registration: "Thank you so much! You have been so helpful and it’s greatly appreciated!!!"

Awesome job, Mark!


Welcome Back, Cassidy!

I want to welcome Cassidy back to work. She has been off the last 6 weeks enjoying her now larger family.

Cassidy, we are glad you had time to "rest," and we are glad you're back!

Here is a picture Cassidy shared of baby Clarissa.

SSS Department Trivia

Week 6 Trivia Results!


"My daughter has served as a rodeo queen twice - once for a local rodeo and once for a professional rodeo in Idaho."

It is Loretta Poxleitner!

We had several team members guess correctly: Tree, Bev, and Debbie!

Tree, 40% of the respondents thought it was you, though.

Score Board:

Debbie = 3

Tree = 3

Bev = 2

Pam = 1

Deslynn = 1

Colleen = 1

Jennifer E = 1

Jessica = 1

Lisa = 1

Kelly = 1

A note and pictures from Loretta about her trivia item.

My oldest daughter, Nicole, served as rodeo queen for Grangeville Border Days at the age of 15 and as Lewiston Roundup Queen at the age of 17. It’s been fun to help her learn about and love horses. My other daughter, Ellea, has begun to really enjoy riding as well, so the three of us go on trail rides together often.

SSS Dept. Trivia Week 7 - Click Here to Answer

WHO AM I? "I could be dead. I was almost hit by a taxi in the streets of Paris trying to get a picture of 'their' Statue of Liberty.

SSS Dept Trivia facts

If you have other ideas, feel free to add them, too! 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.

Weekly Calendar, 10/15-10/19

Monday 10/15:
  • First day for MS Cohort 3
  • Grad Plan Weekly Meeting Series session 11-12 pm MST - counselors and advisors, attend as you can
  • Pulse Check 3 Released

Tuesday 10/16:

Wednesday 10/17:

  • 75 days left in 2018 (woah!)

Thursday 10/18:

  • K12 Promising Practices Showcase Mini-Conference - register at

    Friday 10/19:

    • School Pictures – Treasure Valley 10-2 at the TVLC
    • Pulse Check 3 Survey results available

    Departmental & School Updates

    Did you know IDVA has a College & Career website?

    Well, we do! Jennifer Edwards has lead this effort since last year! Jennifer describes the newsletter as:

    " is a virtual college and career classroom with current statewide college event information. Eventually, the website will be a one-stop site for the entire college and career process. By providing all the information on one website, students know where to go for answers and always have a link to ask for help.

    I hope to create a celebration tab with a map that details the colleges past and present students have been accepted to throughout the US. The site continues to grow and improve. It is how IDVA provides college and career advising to students throughout Idaho."

    Take a peek at this awesome website. If you are talking to one of your students, and they ask questions about college and/or career readiness, send them the link to this website!


    Send me your strategy and a-ha moments

    The week of Oct. 8-12, you were asked to pick and apply a time blocking strategy. I want to feature what strategy different team members used, and their a-ha moment.

    Send me an email with the strategy you used, a key a-ha, and any other info you think will be helpful for the team!

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    K12 Updates

    October 18th Promising Practices Showcase Mini Conference

    Review the Showcase Schedule here.

    K12 Art Contest

    The theme for 2018 is SUBJECT MATTERS! Using whatever artistic medium you prefer, create a piece of artwork that illustrates your favorite school subject.

    The K12 Art Contest is open to all students in kindergarten through 12th grade. Prizes will be awarded to the top three winners in each grade level and one overall "Best in Show" winner for the entry that blows our judges away!

    View the full contest guidelines here.

    To enter, visit

    Contest ends at 5 PM (ET) on October 26, 2017.

    School and staff questions can be directed to Brittany Marklin @

    Student and family questions can be sent directly to

    Reoccuring/Reference Info

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

    Out of Office Reply Template

    If you are going to be gone longer than 5 consecutive school days, work with Alex to find a designee that can help triage your emails.


    I am out of the office [date(s)] [optional: add reason – e.g. school outing, holiday]. I will return emails when I return on [date].




    Check out our IDVA Exhaustive Communication Goal Smore

    Remember, our goal is exhaustive communication.

    Professional Learning Communities

    As your PLC has data to review, send info to Alex to post for the group.

    An ongoing process in which educators work collaboratively in recurring cycles of collective inquiry to achieve better results for the students they serve.

    PLC’s operate under the assumption that the key to improving learning for students is continuous, job-embedded learning for educators.

    Four questions to guide PLC’s

    1. What do we expect students to learn?
    2. How do we know they are learning it?
    3. How do we respond when they do not learn it?
    4. How do you respond when they have already learned it?
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