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Strong Start

At the beginning of each school year, both new and returning ISOK students receive differentiated support from engagement and academic teams to ensure they are equipped with the necessary tools for success throughout the school year.
Learning Coaches have the opportunity to enroll and complete Oklahoma Learning Coach Academy (OLCA). OLCA is made up of a series of virtual courses or videos that explore the K12 Virtual Schools LLC (Stride K12) platforms, teach successful planning and scheduling, and provide a clear understanding of how to support students in finding success in a virtual environment.
Students are welcomed during the summer by the Student Support Services Team (SSS Team) with “What’s Next” sessions, Connection Calls, and simple checklists. The Community Family Advisor (CFA) serves as the POC (point of contact) for families to ensure that information is streamlined and strong relationships between the school and students are formed. The goal for the CFA during Strong Start is to help guide the student into the school year feeling confident and comfortable in the online school environment.
Back to School Bash (B2SB) is an exciting and informative event that the SSS team hosts for all ISOK students before school starts. All school personnel attend this event. This fun-filled afternoon may include meeting other students within your community, arts, and crafts, meet your teachers, tech-help, and more!
CFAs, faculty, and staff continue to build connections with students during the first weeks of school, while emphasizing what is required to complete Strong Start. These items include: Student and Learning Coach Log-in, Orientation, Introduction to Online Learning Course, Connection Call with CFA, and Benchmark Testing.
The SSS team will host help desk and office hours throughout Strong Start. These sessions are designed for technology troubleshooting and support with getting started with online school.
CFAs will continue to provide opportunities throughout the year for families to receive in-person support within their communities. CFAs will survey the families to see what families need help with (technical, scheduling, etc.)


This information is from the Board-approved ISOK Handbook for SY 2021-2022.