Westview Counseling Newsletter

September 2020

Welcome Back Wolverines!

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We have missed you!

Please enjoy this video by our Amazing ASB team!

First Day Video - 2020

Let's Start the School Year Strong!

Starting this school year online can be a bit overwhelming. However, we want to make sure you're provided with the necessary tools & resources you need to have a successful start of the year!

Check out this document for resources and updates!

WVHS Parent and Student Guide to Opening of School

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Parent Academy

Parent Academy is a one-stop shop where parents can learn about the numerous educational technology tools that teachers are using with students in their classrooms. These resources will make it easier for parents to understand how teachers engage students in meaningful ways in a virtual environment that highlights student collaboration.

Tech Boot Camp Videos

Check out these great videos that help you step by step on how to access and navigate several websites you may be using this school year!

Zoom https://youtu.be/DQZpH4DMgr0

Westview High School Website https://youtu.be/PbS1YsC8JJE

GSuite https://youtu.be/PitcjWzqg7I

My Plan https://youtu.be/ucHbPSQKLYw

Canvas/MyConnect https://youtu.be/lasUf0vNsCc

Get Involved and Stay Connected

Visit www.westviewasb.com for clubs and upcoming events. Don't see something you like? Start your own! Download the application and turn it in to ASB.

Another way to stay connected is to download the Westview App! You will have access to your grades, school schedule, student handbook and a list of events. Also, check out our Instagram pages at the bottom of this newsletter!

Freshman Class of 2024:

Check out Westview 101, your guide to success at Westview!

Although this may not have been the start of high school that you always imagined, we are excited to welcome you and introduce you to the Wolverine Way! Being a part of the community on campus is the key to making the most of your high school experience. Make sure to check out the variety of student clubs offered at Westview.

Westview Learning Schedule

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Counseling Caseload Changes:

Counselors seek to build strong relationships with students and parents. To better support this goal, counselors will now have a caseload of students assigned by alphabet (and not homeroom). This should make it very clear for all constituents to identify a student’s counselor.

For seniors who have made connections with their counselors they can reach out to their previous counselor for letters of recommendation or advice. We recognize this is a transition for our learning community.

Counselors will be assigned by Alphabet Split below.

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Welcome New Counseling Staff and Interns!

We wanted to take a moment to welcome a few new staff members in our department:

Wolverine Center

While the Wolverine Center may not be physically open at this point, we are still here for you! Need a work permit? Questions for your counselor? Or just want to discuss present and future options?

Students have access to:

Plan to attend our Wolverine Parent Academy Workshops this year

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Follow what's going on with Westview Counseling on Instagram:

College Representatives at Westview

We are working on updating our college visits to a virtual system. Please stay tuned for more information soon!

There are over a hundred college representatives that come to Westview. Take advantage of the opportunities to meet those who may eventually review your admissions applications. Ask questions, obtain contact information, and follow up with a 'thank you' note.

Why bother to get to know your college representative?

PUSD College and Career Fair

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Upcoming Events for Seniors - Class of 2021!

Senior Workshops

Mark your calendars and plan to attend the many valuable workshops we are offering this year. Click the image below to be directed to the flyer with links to the Zoom meetings.

Check out these Virtual College events:

The California College Systems are hosting a series of virtual Campus Weeks in hopes of providing more opportunities for seniors to connect with them this Fall.

Registration is required and space is limited. It is our understanding that they will be recorded so students who cannot attend can watch the sessions later.

To sign up for an event, you can either download the flyer (see below) or scroll down on the newsletter to access a direct link.

September 14th, 2020

UC San Diego

5:00 – 5:30 pm

Capacity: 5,000 participants

Registration Link: https://beatriton.ucsd.edu/register/?id=979fd9c5-57d1-43c2-b241-2deba454ee1e

Zoom Link: https://ucsd.zoom.us/j/91029001354

UC Santa Barbara

6:00 – 6:30 pm

Capacity: 1,000 participants

Registration Link: https://ucsb.secure.force.com/events/TargetX_Eventsb__events#/esr?eid=a0T3Z00000Mcc43UAB

Zoom Link: https://ucsb.zoom.us/j/97584963252

September 16th, 2020

UC Los Angeles

5:00 – 5:30 pm

Capacity: 1,000 participants

Registration Link: http://www.admission.ucla.edu/Events/

Zoom Link: https://ucla.zoom.us/j/92636947990

UC Irvine

6:00 – 6:30 pm

Capacity: Unlimited

Registration Link: https://apply.admissions.uci.edu/register/?id=60e329fd-f243-4889-8c72-c6f7f7d42d29

Zoom Link: https://apply.admissions.uci.edu/register/?id=60e329fd-f243-4889-8c72-c6f7f7d42d29

September 17th, 2020

UC Riverside

5:30 – 6:00 pm

Capacity: 1,000 participants

Registration link: https://connect.ucr.edu/manage/event/form?id=82bb26da-ef1a-4d3c-8ef9-0e27565e13f8

Zoom Link: https://ucr.zoom.us/j/91203380776

UC Merced

6:00 – 6:30 pm

Capacity: 1,000 participants

Registration Link: https://ucmerced.secure.force.com/admission/targetX_eventsb__events#/esr?eid=a0b3r00000YvQ5dAAF

Zoom Link: https://ucmerced.zoom.us/j/94672413211

UC Berkeley

7:00 – 7:30 pm

Capacity: 5,000 participants

Registration Link: https://apply.berkeley.edu/register/?id=b95269cc-354c-4395-9979-e52be1cc94e7

Zoom Link: https://berkeley.zoom.us/j/95095942674

RACC-Fall Virtual Workshops for Students

The Regional Admission Counselors of California (RACC) is offering student virtual workshops this Fall to help support students in the college application process. Topics include, but are not limited to, college information sessions, transfer admissions, and STEM programs.

You can find more information about the workshops here along with dates and times they will be held.

AICCU Campus Week

The Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities (AICCU) Campus Week Registration has opened - they have 40 of their colleges and universities participating. They will present separate sessions for high school and community college students. Each campus will hold a 30 minute session for both transfer and first-time freshman audiences they week of September 21-24. Registration links, capacity, waitlists, and recorded sessions vary by campus and is noted on the schedule of events.

The AICCU Campus Week Main Page is: https://aiccu.edu/aiccucampusweek . You will find registration links and event information on this page.

Check out these college virtual tours!

Click on the university you would like to tour to start your virtual tour now!



University of Virginia



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Upcoming Events

Revised Dates and Deadlines

  • September 2, 2020 - First Day of School
  • November 5, 2020 - Last Day of Quarter 1
  • January 28, 2021 - Last day of Quarter 2
  • April 2, 2021 - Last day of Quarter 3
  • June 18, 2021 - Last day of Quarter 4

UC for You (Virtual Event)

Thursday, Sep. 10th, 6-8pm

This is an online event.

How can UC help me prepare for a career? What is research and is it for me? Should I consider an internship and how do I determine which one is right for me? What do mentors do and will a mentor help me at UC?

If you are a student participating in a UC educational preparation program and you have asked yourself any of these questions, you and your family are welcome to join us to learn more about these and other opportunities awaiting you at UC.

Please email ucforyou@ucop.edu for more information. Registration is now open!

There is no fee, and each event has a maximum capacity of 3,000 attendees.

Westview Back to School Night

Tuesday, Sep. 15th, 6pm

This is an online event.

Think Big-Live Virtual College Information Session

Monday, Sep. 21st, 6-7:30pm

This is an online event.

Who: Twelve institutions represented by California regional admissions officers:

  • Indiana University
  • Michigan State University
  • Purdue University
  • Rutgers University
  • The Ohio State University
  • University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
  • University of Iowa
  • University of Maryland
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Minnesota
  • University of Nebraska - Lincoln
  • University of Wisconsin - Madison

What: Think Big is a live virtual information session that will cover various admissions related topics and offer participants an opportunity to engage in three 15 minute university breakout rooms. During the event, you will hear information from admissions professionals at each of the twelve participating universities. Topics include college search and virtual engagement, finding your college fit, how applications are reviewed, applying during Covid-19, the student experience, financial aid, and more.

Student Registration Required:


UC for You for California first-year students (Virtual Event)

Saturday, Oct. 3rd, 10am-1pm

This is an online event.

The UC for You events are intended to help students and families who will be applying this fall get to know the nine undergraduate campuses. These events are an excellent opportunity to ask questions about admission selection, majors, pre-professional programs and more.

Please email ucforyou@ucop.edu for more information. Registration is now open!

There is no fee, and each event has a maximum capacity of 3,000 attendees.

PUSD College and Career Fair

Tuesday, Oct. 20th, 6-8pm

This is an online event.

PUSD high school students and their parents are invited to attend our college and career fair.

UC for You (Virtual Event)

Saturday, Oct. 24th, 10am-12pm

This is an online event.

Students, parents, UC faculty and staff will share their experiences and insight on opportunities and options for students in the African-American, Native American, and ChicanX/LatinX communities on our campuses.

The session will end with a live Q&A. This session is intended for students and their parents interested in learning about how UC campus's academic and affinity resource centers support and strengthen the history, culture and well-being of students of color.

Please email ucforyou@ucop.edu for more information. Registration is now open!

There is no fee, and each event has a maximum capacity of 3,000 attendees.

Additional Opportunities for Students & Parents

Hefar Financial Aid Mini Workshop for Parents

The HEFAR Group is a non-profit company with a mission to help make college affordable for everyone.They are a college funding advisor that helps you get more free money for college. Click here to view the Financial Aid Mini Workshop-Fafsa: How much Aid is Available? Click here to watch the full webinar Beat the High Cost of College!

Molecular Biology Research Immersion Program Opportunity-UCSD Extension

The Pre-College Programs department with UC San Diego Extension is offering a research program opportunity for high school students this Fall! In partnership with Boz Institute, the Molecular Biology Research Immersion program provides high school students with an advanced educational opportunity through research. The flyer below includes more information on this 10-week online program available for 10th-12 graders. There is a scholarship opportunity as well! https://researchscholars.ucsd.edu


Class Type: Live Online


- Tues/Thurs : 5:00pm – 6:20pm PST

- Synchronous online teaching via zoom

- 4 hours of work outside of lecture each week

Tuition: $1,800 Grade Level: current 10th-12th graders

Program Application Deadline: Sept. 30th by 11:59pm PST

If you have any questions please email precollege@ucsd.edu

Empowerment and Development for Girls in Engineering program opportunity at UCSD

The Society of Women Engineers and Women in Computing at UCSD is launching a new program for 9-12 graders interested in pursuing an engineering degree. It is a year long program that will provide networking opportunities with undergraduate women in engineering and computer science fields at UCSD. Their mission is to encourage more high school girls to consider STEM careers in order to bridge the gender gap in engineering fields. Workshops and events will also be held.

Applications for 2020-2021 school year are now open

Application Form

Application Deadline: September 27, 2020 at 11:59 pm

If you have any questions about the EDGE program, please reach out to edge.ucsd@gmail.com

For more information visit https://edgeucsd.wixsite.com/edge

UCSD Bioengineering Program

UC San Diego’s Department of Bioengineering and UC San Diego Extension are pleased to announce course offerings that are based on fun, experiential, at-home, hands-on lab activities. We are now accepting applications for the BE-BOAT, BE-ROW, and BE-SHIP courses. A limited number of spots are available in each course in order to maintain a low student-instructor ratio. Please click here to apply as soon as possible and receive consideration for a spot in your desired program(s). For inquiries, please email UCSD Pre-College Programs (precollege@ucsd.edu) or Bioengineering (bextship@eng.ucsd.edu).

UC Davis Society of Women Engineers Mentorship Program

This Fall, the UC Davis Society of Women Engineers (SWE) is hosting a 10 week long mentorship program to support female and non-binary high school seniors who are interested in applying to engineering majors. There will be weekly sessions with UC Davis College of Engineering advisors, faculty, current students, and alumni, as well as smaller group mentorship sessions with current engineering students to help answer questions and provide individualized support. The program will run from September 24th to November 22nd and is open to high school seniors who identify as female or non-binary.

The registration form can be found here: http://bit.ly/swe-prospective, and here is the program schedule:

Informational Workshops:
September 24: Demystifying the Engineering Application Process + Q&A with UC Davis College of Engineering advisors
October 1: Current Engineering Student panel
October 22: Discovering the Different Engineering Majors with UC Davis CoE Faculty
October 29: Understanding Career Paths in Engineering with UC Davis CoE Alumni
November 26: Final Recap & Last Minute Tips

Mentorship sessions with current engineering students:
October 8, 15 + November 5, 12, 19

LivingWorks Youth Summit

The California Department of Education is pleased to announce the LivingWorks Youth Summit, a live-streaming online mental health event to inform, entertain, and inspire California students in grades seven through twelve. Coinciding with National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month in September, the event will be held on September 15, 2020, from 1 to 2 p.m. and will focus on mental health, resilience, and suicide prevention for our youth. The summit will introduce students to the LivingWorks Start Suicide Prevention Online Training, as required by California Education Code 216.

This one-hour, free event will be a virtual field trip that will highlight Emma Benoit, a teen suicide attempt survivor; a musical performance by MTV New Artist Nominee Tate McRae; a jaw-dropping cardistry routine by America’s Got Talent winner Shin Lim; and more. Please check the LivingWorks Youth Summit web page at https://www.lwyouthsummit.com/ for program updates.

Additional Resources

Student Support Services

Please let us know if we can help your family with any of the following needs:

- Chromebook

- Food Assistance

- School Supplies

- Standardized Testing Fee Waiver (SAT & ACT)

Rental Assistance Resource

Interfaith Community Services is working with a Community Development Block Grant program to help assist those that may need rental assistance. For more information, please contact Ann Marie Masano a Housing Stability Case Manager that can help screen families for potential eligibility for rental assistance.

760-489-6380, extension 262

More Ways to Stay Connected

You can also stay up to date on scheduled activities by accessing monthly calendars below.

Athletics Calendar

Counseling Calendar

Westview School Calendar