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.

SSS Dept. Trivia Week 6 of Round 3 - click to answer

WHO AM I? "WHO AM I? "“I lived in the same town as John Gotti the infamous Mob boss in NYC."

We need a few more trivia items!! Submit here!

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.

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.

Talk about a happy school experience.

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, 05/06-05/10

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      • 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!

      š 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:

      šOne 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:


      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.

      š Program provides:

      š $9.95 + tax per month internet service

      š $149.00 + tax computer

      š Free internet training and resources

      š 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!


      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:

      Or, you can send them this form so they can complete on their phone:

      Or, you can complete the google form with them on the phone.

      K12 Updates


      Reoccuring/Reference Info

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

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      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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