Student Support Services Department

Roadmap - Week of 04/22/19-04/26/19

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.


Jesse had a conversation with an upset parent, but after he listened and provided support, the parent ended the conversation with "the school was lucky to have [him]".

Superb, Jesse!


Andrea shared a thank you to Kristi for thoroughly reviewing the course catalogs.

Thanks, Kristi!


Thanks, Bev, Lisa, and Jesse for coming to the IDVA office to listen and engage with Kevin Chavous, K12 President of Academics.

Great SSS Dept. representation!


SSS Department Trivia

Week 3 of Round 3 - Who am I?

WHO AM I? "Growing up, I spent many summers at the race track. In fact, I named my first born after a race horse."

The answer is Deslynn Mecham!

Loretta got it right!


Loretta - 1

Pam - 1

Jesse - 1

Bev - 1

Here is what Deslynn has to say about this story:

When I was a teenager I spent many summers at the race track with my dad. On race day, I would run down to the local coffee shop and pick up the racing forms. We would go over all the statistics and make a plan for who we were betting on. Eventually, my dad started claiming horses and soon became one of the top winning owners at Les Bois Park in Boise. Horse Racing season was always a highlight of his year.

When my husband and I told my dad we were going to have a baby he piped right up, “If it’s a boy you will name him after my winning horse, Woody Willow and if it’s a girl you will name her Flapship Miss. Otherwise, you’ll be disinherited.”

Thankfully, it was boy and Woody (Woodman Erin) was a name we could live with. It is not lost on us that this young man is also the spitting image of my dad, red hair and all. Although, he is not fast like a race horse. Ha!

In the picture, my dad is closest to the horse on the far right, in a cream shirt. Those of you that know my sister, Corrie, she is right behind him, kitty corner.

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SSS Dept. Trivia Week 4 of Round 3 - click to answer

WHO AM I? "My hobby is genealogy. I have researched my family back many generations and have even met cousins I didn't know I had and swapped photos of ancestors with them."

SSS Dept Trivia - Submit for Round 3 of Trivia

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.

Give 3 reasons why you like yourself.

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, 04/22-04/26

Monday 4/22:

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    Sunday 4/28:


    Departmental & School Updates

    Do nothing for 2 minutes - website

    Try to build 2 minutes of time where you can breathe and refocus. You can use this website to help out. Not going to lie, this is hard for me.

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    ISP Subsidy

    Andrea emailed the ISP Subsidy information/application for 2nd semester to all Learning Coaches.

    To submit your application for the 2nd semester Internet Subsidy payment, please complete the following application: Confirmation will be sent to your email within 10 business days of submitting your application. The deadline for submission is June 5, 2019.

    All families enrolled in IDVA will be eligible to receive the Internet Service Provider (ISP) Subsidy. Each family must submit an application each semester in order to receive the subsidy.

    The Internet Subsidy will be distributed to families who submit an application AND comply with IDVA attendance requirements as outlined in IDVA policy 902.5A and the applicable IDVA student handbook for the period of attendance for which payment is being sought. Compliance will be verified.

    IDVA will pay a flat amount of $30 per month per family. Payments will be made via mail semiannually at the end of the first semester (paid on December 20 for applications received by December 5) and at the end of the second semester (paid on June 20 for applications received by June 5).

    Payment for the approved applications for 2nd semester will be mailed around June 20, 2019.

    K12 Updates

    K12 Data Team Newsletter

    Spring cleaning tips, including excel, outlook, and desktop

    Reoccuring/Reference Info

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

    Past SSS Dept. Roadmaps

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    Week of 10/15-10/19:

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    Week of 9/24-9/28:

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    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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