Guidance Department Updates

From the SFHS Guidance Counselors

January 15, 2021

Dear Parents,

Welcome to the start of our second semester. January is the month of resolutions, decluttering and planning. The Guidance department is well underway in the planning process for 2021-2022.


All Freshmen, Sophomores and Juniors should have attended one of the mandatory Course Registration meetings scheduled this past Wednesday, January 13th. Students received course options for 2021-2022, advance placement and honors requirements in addition to college planning information. A similar presentation will be provided for parents next week. Dates and times are listed below. Zoom links will be sent the day before the meeting.

Junior Parent College Planning Night

Tuesday, Jan. 19th, 6-7pm

This is an online event.

We will discuss Course Registration and the beginning steps in the College Planning process.

Freshmen Course Registration Parent Meeting

Thursday, Jan. 21st, 6-6:45pm

This is an online event.

Freshman Parent Evening in January 21st 6:00 PM. We will be going over academic and college requirements, honors/AP courses, and course registration for sophomore year.

Sophomore Course Registration Parent Meeting

Thursday, Jan. 21st, 6:45-7:30pm

This is an online event.

Sophomore Parent Evening in January 21st 6:45 PM. We will be going over academic and college requirements, honors/AP courses, and course registration for Junior year.

Appointments with Guidance

All Guidance Department staff are available for appointments. Please see appointment scheduling information below. If you have any questions, reach out to Mrs. Rivera (srivera@stfrancishs.org) and she can assist you with an appointment.

Freshman Counselor Mrs. Anderson

    • We had our mandatory Class Registration Meeting last Wednesday, January 13th. We reviewed academic and college requirements, honors/AP courses, the course registration process for sophomore year and many other things.
    • January 21st, 6:00 pm - Freshman Parent Evening. We will review academic and college requirements, honors/AP courses, course registration for sophomore year, and other information.
    • January 29th - Honors and AP application deadline. Students must turn in their applications for Honors and AP classes by this date. More information will be shared in the presentations.
    • I am meeting with students individually to review their course selections. She can use my calendly link to set an appointment.
    • I will also be having drop in Zoom Office Hours for students this semester on Thursdays from 2:30 to 3:30. Your daughter has been sent a link.

    I’m really looking forward to getting to know your daughter better this semester! Let me know if you have any questions.


    nanderson@stfrancishs.org

    Calendly Link for appointments

    Sophomore Counselor Mrs. Fox


    • We had our Mandatory Sophomore Course Registration Presentation last Wednesday on January 13 over zoom. We reviewed graduation and college requirements, Honors/AP courses, the course registration process for Sophomore year, SAT/ACT testing information and updates, and what to expect in the College Process.
    • Please mark your calendar for our Sophomore Parent College Planning Night on Thursday, January 21st at 6:45pm. This presentation will be the Parent version of everything I covered in last Wednesday's student presentation (Course offerings, course scheduling process including important dates, and an introduction to the college process). Zoom meeting link will be sent out to parent emails the day before.
    • Currently, your daughter should be in the planning and decision making phase of Course Registration for junior year. I will be meeting with Sophomores individually to discuss their course selections. Students schedule their own meeting time using my scheduling link in Schoology. Students will be making final course selections in PowerSchool the week of March 1-5th.
    • Please encourage your daughter to reach out to myself or teachers with any questions regarding course selection/placement for next year.


    kfox@stfrancishs.org

    Calendly link for appointments

    Junior Counselor Updates from Mrs. Baker

    • The College Advisors and I are continuing to meet with the Class of 2022 weekly for our Just for Juniors workshops. Students are welcome to attend each week or attend for the topics that interest them the most. Below is the schedule of meetings for the next few weeks.
    • Please mark your calendar for our Junior Parent College Planning Night on Tuesday, January 19th at 6:00pm. We will discuss Course Registration and the beginning steps in the College Planning process. The College Advisors will be joining me for this presentation. Zoom meeting link will be sent out to parent emails the day before.
    • Currently, your daughter should be in the planning and decision making phase of Course Registration for senior year. Encourage your daughter to reach out to me or a course specific teacher if she has any questions on her options. Students will be making final course selections in Power School the week of March 1-5.


    Please reach out if I can be of any assistance to you or your daughter!


    dbaker@stfrancishs.org

    Calendly Link for appointments

    Senior Counselor Updates from Mr. Poggi

    Mr. Poggi is working with the College Advisors to support each senior with her post secondary plan and her college applications. He is also tracking progress grades and will reach out to you and your daughter with his concerns. Feel free to email him if you have any questions.


    jpoggi@stfrancishs.org

    Calendly Link for appointments

    College Advisors

    The College Advisors are finishing up working with the Class of 2021. They are hosting lunchtime workshops with seniors that focus on applying to Community College. Also, all senior families should remember to apply for financial aid. Check the website for every college or university your daughter has applied to for specific requirements and deadlines.


    In the coming months, the College Advisors will meet one-on-one (via zoom) with juniors who would like an individual college planning meeting. Additionally, the Class of 2022 can attend weekly Just for Juniors workshops on a variety of topics, and a College Night for parents will be held on Wednesday January 19th.

    Contact us anytime

    For general questions, work permits or transcripts.