May 4th 2020
PHS Student Services Team
School Counselor - Ms. Voise (L-Z): email@example.com; 630-552-3178 ext. 7504
School Social Worker - Ms. DeGarmo (A-K): firstname.lastname@example.org; 630-552-3178 ext. 7506
School Social Worker - Ms. Pierson (L-Z): email@example.com; 630-552-3178 ext. 7510
School Psychologist - Mrs. Still: firstname.lastname@example.org; 630-552-3178 ext. 7512
Assistant Principal for Student Services - Mrs. Adelmann: email@example.com; 630-552-3178 ext. 7507
Director of Special Education at PHS - Kari Pyle: firstname.lastname@example.org; 630-552-3178
ISAC College Coach - Ms. Gutierrez: email@example.com; 630-946-3688
GRIT Counselor - Mrs. Easely firstname.lastname@example.org; 630-552-3178
Instagram: Plano High School Counselors @phs_counselors
Download the Plano 88 App from the Apple App store OR get the app on Google Play. See the District website for more information!
Be The Light!
PHS honored our class of 2020, first responders & essential workers this past Friday Night. This was a sign of support and recognition for our seniors, first responders, and all essential workers.
IMPORTANT SAT Exams and AP Exams Updates:
- All current Juniors are still required to take the SAT. The SAT that was going to be offered during the school day at Plano High School on Tuesday, April 14th is CANCELED. Juniors will now be testing in the fall of their senior year (the 20-21 school year). Specific date TBD!
- The May 2, 2020 SAT test has been cancelled. Registered students will be refunded.
- A new SAT Test date has been added in September. Students may register for the SAT for Saturday, September 26th. (This will not be administered at PHS. Students will select their own testing location).
- Free remote/online resources are available for those students planning on taking AP exams in May.
- Students scheduled to take an AP exam can choose to take their AP Exams at home either during the May 11-22 window OR the June 1-5 window. Please contact Mr. Denny (email@example.com) with specific AP questions.
- Get all updates as they become available here at College Board's website.
Updates: Computer Science Principles Course
This year, there will be no end-of-year multiple-choice exam in Computer Science Principles—your AP score will be computed from the Create and Explore performance tasks only. The scoring guidelines for the performance tasks are the same as the 2019 scoring guidelines
The Create and Explore performance tasks should be submitted to Ms. Chavez by May 20th!
Call 4 Calm Mental Health Resource
A new, free-of-charge emotional support text line, Call4Calm, is now available for Illinois residents experiencing stress and mental health issues related to COVID-19. Illinois Department of Human Services’ Mental Health Division launched the hotline, which connects people with the mental health services and other support systems they need.
Individuals who would like to speak with a mental health professional can text “TALK” to 552020 to connect with a counselor. The service is also available in Spanish by texting “HABLAR” to the same number.
Student Services Support for Students and Families
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - 1800-273-TALK OR Text CONNECT to 741741
Free 24/7 Confidential National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1800-799-7233
WHERE CAN I GO FOR HELP?
Kendall County Health Department - 811 West John St., Yorkville - 630-553-9100
Linden Oaks at Edward Hospital - 801 South Washington St., Naperville - 630-305-5500 or 630-305-5027
Mercy Behavioral Health - 1325 North Highland Ave., Aurora - 630-801-2657
Joi Counseling Center - 674 Veterans Parkway Suite D, Yorkville - 630-553-9686
SASS - 22 South Spring Street, Elgin - 847-695-3680
Centennial Counseling - 106 Countryside Parkway, Yorkville - 630-553-9686 OR Centennial Counseling at 1 County Line Rd, Sandwich - 815-786-8606
Family Counseling Services - 70 South River Street #2, Aurora - 630-844-2662
Suicide Prevention Services - 528 South Batavia Avenue #1, Batavia - 630-482-9696
What Parents Need to Know About: Zoom
IVVC Remote Learning
If you have any questions please reach out to your IVVC instructor or contact Laura Edwards at IVVC (firstname.lastname@example.org) OR 815-786-9873
ISAC College Coach
Martha J Gutierrez
ISACorps Member (Waubonsee Community College)
Illinois Student Assistance Commission
Phone number (630) 946-3688
Xello is still available to ALL students during this time. Xello is a great way to explore career pathways and plans for after high school. Students already have lessons assigned and can access their lessons, interest inventories, etc. from home.
Students can easily access Xello by logging in to their PowerSchool first. If you or your student have questions about Xello please feel free to reach out to their counselor via email.
Freshmen - Decision Making
Sophomores - Biases and Career Choices
Juniors - Explore Career Matches
Seniors - Work on Scholarships! There are a lot of scholarships due TODAY! Email the completed scholarships to your counselors!
In case you forgot...here is how to log in to your Xello account!