Student Support Services Department

Roadmap - Week of 11/05/18-11/09/18

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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Alex, Bev, Lisa, Brutus Buckeye, Jenny, Amber, Kelly

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.


In a reply to an email Mark sent about a student's schedule, a learning coach sent the following quote: "Thank you so much. You have been an amazing help to us."

Great job, Mark!


Jessica got this email from a parent earlier in the week: "Thank you, again. I really dont know what we would do for education right now if IDVA wasn't here."

Super job, Jessica!


Jenny received this email referring to Tree: "...Happy to be here! Plus huge kiddos to the teacher [Tree] that was helping us yesterday she was amazing!"

Fantastic support, Tree!


Loretta shared the following praise for Deslynn: "I just wanted to share that in a 504 Manifest Determination meeting today, the parent shared that she has really appreciated Deslynn’s help. She has appreciated her helping them better understand the expectations of attendance, setting up the BOT plan, and encouraging them to reach out to teachers more to utilize the accommodations on the student’s 504 Plan."

This is awesome, Des!

SSS Department Trivia

Week 9 Trivia Results!


"In high school I won state at a floral arrangement competition."

It is Pam Montomgery!

Lisa, you got it right! You're moving up in the scoreboard!


Tree = 4

Lisa = 3

Debbie = 3

Kelly = 2

Bev = 2

Jennifer E = 2

Jessica = 2

Pam = 1

Deslynn = 1

Colleen = 1

Mark = 1

A message and picture of Pam and her winning floral arrangement.

"I had no confidence in my ability. My teacher encouraged me to enter. Good thing I listened to her."
SSS Dept. Trivia Week 10 - Click Here to Answer

WHO AM I? "I have rescued three cats and a dog from the Humane Society within the last 12 months."

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, 11/02-11/09

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  • Daylight Savings ends - move the clock back 1 hour

Monday 11/05:

  • Vision Qtr 2 and MS Cohort 4 start date

Tuesday 11/06:

  • Election Day - in Idaho polls are open 8 am - 8 pm local time. Find polling place, and other info, at:

Wednesday 11/07:


Thursday 11/08:

    Friday 11/9:

    Departmental & School Updates

    SSS Dept. PD in December - Action Required

    The Student Support Services Team will tentatively have a F2F PD in Meridian in December to prepare for Semester 2.

    Please choose ALL date options that work for you.


    K12 Updates

    K12 is excited to introduce Tallo, a free networking site that’s changing the way students connect with colleges, scholarships, and career opportunities across the country. All K12 students over the age of 13 will be able to access Tallo beginning Monday, November 5, 2018.

    Tallo lets students showcase their skills and get discovered, and it’s quick and easy to do:

    • K12 students, age 13 and up, will be able to login to Tallo using an email and password of their choice to create a profile, highlighting their skills, talents, and experiences
    • Within the secure environment of Tallo, students will be able to connect with top companies and colleges from across the country looking for new talent
    • Students will be able to discover opportunities for internships, mentorships, scholarships, and more
    • Tallo will be accessed either via a Quick link in the OLS or directly via

    If you would like to learn more about Tallo, please consider attending any of the following optional sessions:

    Each session can be accessed with the following BBC link.

    • 11/1/18 from 3:00-3:30pm EST Informational Session
    • 11/7/18 from 1:00-2:00pm EST Office Hours
    • 11/9/18 from 4:00-5:00pm EST Office Hours

    Extra! Get a sneak peek at some fun Tallo videos that will be shared with students starting Monday!

    Excel Trick or Treat presentation link

    If you didn't attend or want to refer to information presented during the K12 Data Science Team Excel Trick or Treat presentations, here is the link with the recordings, files, and decks:


    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

    Week of 10/29-11/2:

    Week of 10/22-10/26:

    Week of 10/15-10/19:

    Week of 10/8-10/12:

    Week of 10/1-10/5:

    Week of 9/24-9/28:

    Week of 9/17-9/2:

    Week of 9/10-9/14:

    Week of 9/3-9/7:

    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 (

    Check out our IDVA Exhaustive Communication Goal Smore

    Remember, our goal is exhaustive communication.

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