STRONG START NEWSLETTER ~ SY 22-23

Learning Coaches & Students: Trimester 1 - August 18th

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Welcome from the Insight Team

We are excited to welcome you in to our school community. Insight believes every child has

the potential to succeed. Our dedicated and qualified teachers, family coaches, counselors and administrators work collaboratively and consistently to provide the proper instruction, support and guidance our students need to succeed.
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3 STEPS FOR A STRONG START WITH INSIGHT SCHOOLS

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New Student Checklist and High School Info Sheet

HINT: Are you/your student a transfer?

Even if you/your student attended another K12 school and transferred to Insight (from CAVA, IQ or other K12 school) you are still considered a "new" student or learning coach.

You will need to:

  • Create NEW LC/Parent and student accounts for the OLS (Online School)
  • Attend the mandatory Strong Start Orientation and Walk to Class Orientation

Strong Start Orientation Dates and Times

Learning Coaches (and students too) choose one session and put it on your personal
calendar. You do not need to sign up or RSVP, as long as you attend a session before school

starts, we will record your attendance at the session. The session is held in Zoom, which means you can access the orientation from a computer, tablet, or phone.


A few minutes prior to the start of your chosen session click on this link:

https://tinyurl.com/SSO22-23


For Thursday, August 18th start (Trimester 1):

Tuesday, July 26th @ 1:00 PM: Staff Host: Rachelle MacIver, rmaciver@k12insightca.org

Friday, July 29th @ 3:00 PM: Staff Host: Leahndrah Carrillo, lecarrillo@k12insightca.org

Monday, Aug 1st @ 4:00 PM: Staff Host: Rachelle MacIver, rmaciver@k12insightca.org

Tuesday, Aug 2nd @ 1:00 PM: Staff Host: Anica Garcia, agarcia@k12insightca.org

Monday, Aug 8th @ 1:00 PM: Staff Host: Leah Savage, lsavage@k12insightca.org

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Understanding Orientations: Strong Start vs. Walk to Class

There are two parts to the Orientations at Insight:


The Strong Start Orientation (SSO) is just that, an overview of getting started and ensuring you
and your student have a strong start at Insight. This is geared for the Learning Coach/Parent
and is attended in one session prior to the start of the school year (students are welcome and
encouraged to attend too). During the Strong Start Orientation, you will be given an overview of
Insight and will have an opportunity to ask questions and ensure you and your student are

prepared for the fist day of school. Please be sure you have completed all items on the New Student Checklist prior to attending Strong Start Orientation. You can find the link for the checklist in step 2 above or at the bottom of this newsletter.


The second part of orientation refers to your student attending the mandatory Walk To Class
Orientations (W2CO) during the first week of school
. This will go more in depth about the ins-and-outs of how to attend our school, and again is just for the student. We will cover things like, how to attend live sessions, take quizzes, submit assignments and check grades, plus much more. Your student will find that the Walk to Class Orientation sessions are already on their schedule, on the first day of school, within their Online High School Platform (OLS).

Trimester 1: Start Date 8/18/2022

How to find your student's school

Insight Schools of California: Refers to all 3 schools (listed below) and encompasses all staff and students. Click here for video instructions on finding your student's school and start date.


Our Schools:

Insight School of California (ISCA)

Insight at San Diego (ISSD or SD)

Insight at San Joaquin (ISSJ or SJ)

Have more questions?? We've got you covered....

Learning Coaches/Parents: Click for the LC One-Stop-Shop to find videos and resources to answer all of your questions. Check out the Strong Start Section of the One-Stop-Shop to find more "How To" documents to help you and your student have a Strong Start with us!


Students: Click for the Student Resource Library, to find videos and links to get you started and help you understand how to go to school at Insight.


Everyone: Check out the RAISE Team Website. We will help you get started at Insight and will be running the Strong Start and Walk to Class Orientations. The RAISE Team is like a big HUG of SUPPORT, but in technical terms: The Retention and Academic Intuitive Support Experts (RAISE) provides assistance, encouragement, and support to students and learning coaches when such support/assistance is requested or deemed necessary to achieve academic success in the virtual school environment.


Tech Issues?? Check out the K12 Help Desk, create a tech ticket or you can call them at 866-512-2273. Getting a "Boot Error"? Click here.

Still need additional support? Join the Learning Coach Community on the K12 App

Join us on Social Media where you can find more support and updates.

Other Helpful PDF Documents

Insight Schools of California Parent/Student Handbook SY 20-21

ISCA does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access educational programs and activities. As required by Title IX, ISCA does not discriminate on the basis of gender, in its educational programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the Title IX non-discrimination matters:

Melisse Burns, Title IX Coordinator, 50 Moreland Road Simi Valley, CA 93065. TitleIX@k12insightca.org (530) 421--8165

Additionally, you may contact the Office of Civil Rights by calling 1-800-421-3481.