Student Support Services Department
Roadmap - Week of 05/06/19-05/10/19
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.
Thank you to everyone who has balanced their daily work with the addition of proctoring. Both elements are important, and you are appreciated!
Thank you, everyone!
SSS Department Trivia
Week 4 of Round 3 - Who am I?
WHO AM I? "I once took an x-ray of a prisoner convicted of a triple homicide."
The answer is Kristi Korfanta-Harris
Jessica and Pam got this correct! Pam, you are in the lead now!
Pam - 2
Jessica - 1
Loretta - 1
Jesse - 1
Bev - 1
Here is what Kristi has to say about this story:
After getting my B.S. in psychology and working as a secretary (because I had an education but no job skills), I decided to go back to school to get my A.S. in radiologic sciences (x-ray). As part of the degree, students were required to rotate through the radiologic departments of four area hospitals rotations. My summer rotation was at St. Luke’s in Boise, which happened to be where prisoners were taken for most medical procedures. One afternoon, we received word that a triple murderer was coming down for an x-ray, which created quite a buzz, as you can imagine. We all pictured some scary-looking dude with tattoos everywhere (this was the early 90’s, so tats weren’t really a thing for the general population), and no one was super excited about performing the procedure. As luck would have it, there was a transport delay and the prisoner arrived during a shift change. All of the hospital techs were busy with other procedures or coming on or off shift, and I ended up being the only one available to take this person’s x-ray. What? Me?! Really?! But, but, but …
Okay, so maybe it turned out not to be scary after all. I was alone in the room with her (no tattoos, in case you were wondering), but she was in handcuffs and the guard stayed right outside the door. Although she was evidently pretty evil (she was convicted for setting her house on fire with her family inside [and possibly previously smothering a previous baby of hers but not convicted for it]), she was well-behaved and cooperative for me. I’m pretty sure it’s because I’m so intimidating (I’m five feet tall and at the time I weighed maybe 105 lbs). I performed x-ray exams on several prisoners from the penitentiary that summer, but she was the only convicted murderer, thankfully. It’s still a fun story to tell, even if it is anticlimactic.
WHO AM I? "WHO AM I? "“I lived in the same town as John Gotti the infamous Mob boss in NYC."
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.
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..
Weekly Calendar, 05/06-05/10
IDVA Board Meeting 7:00 pm MT (http://tinyurl.com/IDVABoard)
- Statewide Event Day. Details in our past Howl: https://www.smore.com/f972c
- Happy Mother's Day
Departmental & School Updates
Share w/ families you think may be in need of this support
Internet & Computer Resources for Students in Need
Did you know there are internet and computer resources for students in need? Check these out and keep them in mind if you have a student who could benefit now or in the future!
EveryoneOn is a national nonprofit that creates social and economic opportunity by connecting everyone to the internet. They have connected more than 600,000 people since 2012. Website: https://www.everyoneon.org/
One Million Project’s mission is to help 1 million high school students who do not have reliable Internet access at home reach their full potential by giving them mobile devices and free high-speed Internet access. Website: http://www.1millionproject.org/
For areas who have Cox Communications, they offer an Internet and Computer Program. Here are the details.
Low Income Family Internet Access and Computer Program - Connect2Compete (C2C) is a public-private collaboration committed to improving the lives of low-income Americans by building awareness, promoting digital literacy training, and increasing access to technology. The program is offered to families with a child receiving free or reduced-price school lunches through the National School Lunch Program.
$9.95 + tax per month internet service
$149.00 + tax computer
Free internet training and resources
Call 1-855-8-INTERNET (1-855-846-8376)
And, as most of you already know, Computers for Kids is a great resource, as well! https://cfkid.org/
Please continue to work on this!
All SSS Dept., as you talk to families, please review their re-reg status, and if it hasn't been completed yet, please ask them to complete.
If they need the instructions again, please send them the following Smore link: https://www.smore.com/w4gf7
Or, you can send them this form so they can complete on their phone: https://forms.gle/HzzTqQy9JU1bFcD86
Or, you can complete the google form with them on the phone.
Past SSS Dept. Roadmaps
Week of 4/29-5/3: https://www.smore.com/45r3a
Week of 4/22-4/26: https://www.smore.com/vf1sk
Week of 4/15-4/19: https://www.smore.com/c4bwx
Week of 4/08-4/12: https://www.smore.com/z58t0
Weeks of 3/4-3/22: https://www.smore.com/d5huj
Week of 2/25-3/1: https://www.smore.com/bfwj9
Week of 2/18-2/22: https://www.smore.com/pf37x
Week of 2/11-2/15: https://www.smore.com/vyqhc
Week of 2/4-2/8: https://www.smore.com/qx1cf
Week of 1/28-2/1: https://www.smore.com/7wfuq
Week of 1/21-1/25: https://www.smore.com/0ndq7
Week of 1/14-1/18: https://www.smore.com/cqz3s
Week of 1/7-1/11: https://www.smore.com/akxes
Week of 12/17-12/21: https://www.smore.com/7t41s
Week of 12/10-12/14: https://www.smore.com/7yb2a
Week of 12/3-12/7: https://www.smore.com/xpdqk
Week of 11/16-11/23: https://www.smore.com/a02nh
Week of 11/12-11/16: https://www.smore.com/2w90t
Week of 11/5-11/9: https://www.smore.com/zyewf
Week of 10/29-11/2: https://www.smore.com/ey46r
Week of 10/22-10/26: https://www.smore.com/4jy7m
Week of 10/15-10/19: https://www.smore.com/hn84z
Week of 10/8-10/12: https://www.smore.com/measg
Week of 10/1-10/5: https://www.smore.com/w649k
Week of 9/24-9/28: https://www.smore.com/tukpj
Week of 9/17-9/2: https://www.smore.com/tcejb
Week of 9/10-9/14: https://www.smore.com/a9jsg
Week of 9/3-9/7: https://www.smore.com/73nbg
Remember, our goal is exhaustive communication.
To update address, phone numbers, etc. for students, please use this link. **All LG/LC changes go directly to Andrea Hampton (firstname.lastname@example.org).