Counseling Update

May 2021

Contact Your Counselors

Currently, we are not able to hold in person meetings with parents and students due to the inability to social distance safely in our offices. Please reach out to us using any of the methods below. We are available to assist you and your students.


Mark Kammerlohr (A- De) markk@orangeusd.org 714-628-4495

Jeremy Bulrice (Df- Ja) jbulrice@orangeusd.org 714-628-5484

Jason Pham (Je- Ne) jasonp@orangeusd.org 714-628-5486

Shasta Campbell (Ng- Sam) scampbell@orangeusd.org 714-628-5487

Doreen Valentin (San- Z) dvalentin@orangeusd.org 714-628-5488

Orange County Teacher of the Year: Mrs. Shine!

We want to extend our heartiest congratulations to Mrs. Ingred Shine, Orange County Teacher of the Year! Mrs. Shine was honored by Orange County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Mijares, OUSD Superintendent of Schools Dr. Hansen, Assistant Superintendent Mrs. Corella, Assistant Superintendent Mr. Gonzalez, Director of Human Resources Mrs. Solis and her husband, Mr. Shine. We are so proud of you, Mrs. Shine! You are a true to inspiration to our staff, students and families.

Counseling Office Important Dates

May 1: National College Signing Day

May 3 - June 11: AP Exams

May 10: SBAC 11th grade Math MAKEUP in person

May 13: SBAC 11th grade Math MAKEUP in person

May 17: SBAC 11th grade English MAKEUP in person

May 18: SBAC 11th grade English MAKEUP in person

May 21: '21 on the 21st Senior Celebration

May 26: SBAC 11th grade MAKEUP virtual

May 31: Memorial Day- NO SCHOOL

June 9: Final Exams- MINIMUM DAY

June 10: Last day of school, final exams- MINIMUM DAY

June 10: Graduation at Fred Kelly Stadium- 7:00pm

June 15 - July 21: VPHS Summer School

Summer School

Summer School dates: June 15-July 21 (July 5 Holiday)

Hours: 8:00am - 12:00 pm for Virtual and In-Person instruction


If your student received a failing grade in any course, counselors have added them to the summer school list to make up their credits. You will be notified of the need for summer school via School Messenger (email or voicemail) in the coming weeks. If you would like to do grade improvement for a D, please contact your counselor.

Graduation

At this time, graduation is planned for Thursday, June 10 at 7pm at Fred Kelly Stadium. Given our present tier on the Orange County COVID-19, each graduate will currently be allowed two attendees, and the event will be live-streamed. Depending on Orange County’s tier, when graduations are scheduled, the number of attendees permitted may be adjusted accordingly.

Transcripts

All seniors needing an official transcript to send to their respective colleges after graduation will need to create an account with Parchment and order their final transcript through the service. Final grades will be posted about a week after graduation. A small fee applies. Counselors do not send final transcripts to schools, this is the responsibility of the student.

Virtual Wellness Center

Our School Psychologists have created a wonderful virtual Wellness Center. Please visit by clicking the link and exploring all the resources they have curated for your mental health and wellness.

4th Quarter Grades

The grading period will end for periods 0, 2, 4, 6-9 on June 10. Grades will post to the transcripts for all periods, 0-9, at this time. Any questions about your student's current grade should be directed towards their current teacher.

Contact Your Teachers

Do you have a question about assignments, grades or other classroom related material? Contact your teacher for more information. They are your best source of information for all things pertaining to their class. Emails and phone numbers are provided. Please allow 24-48 hours for a response.

2021-2022 School Year Information

Please review our Key Dates and Information document for information about the 21-22 school year.


Thank you to those that have already completed the 2021-2022 Commitment Survey. If you've already completed the survey (one per child), please disregard the remainder of this message. We hope to avoid duplicate survey entries. If you haven't completed it yet, please do ASAP. We are seeking your commitment for the instructional model you would like your student to be part of next year.

SENIORS Attending Santiago Canyon College This FALL

For those seniors attending Santiago Canyon College this Fall, please look through the following attachments as it has important information about getting registered.

If you have any questions about what to do, be sure you reach out to GRISELDA MORONES. Her contact info is below.

Don't forget to fill out the FAFSA/Dream Act. ALL students will get free tuition to a community college, regardless of income, but only if you fill out your financial aid applications. Griselda can also help with you with that- regardless of where you actually attend in the fall.

Meet Your SCC Rep Griselda

Virtual meetings available Thursdays from 1:30 to 2:30 during VPHS office hours in Zoom:

Get answers about SCC programs, financial aid and college in general.

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Action For Happiness- Meaningful May

This month's theme is all about reflecting on what gives our life meaning. Being a part of something bigger than ourselves or focusing on things that we value is key to our wellbeing. Having a faith, or being involved with a particular cause or passion can provide this sense of something bigger, or it could be relationships or things that you nurture. Let's take time to reflect on what we care about this month and keep these things at the front of our minds as society opens up again.


Check out the Action for Happiness App. The app is like having a little personal action coach in your pocket who:

  • Gives you friendly 'nudges' with an action idea each day
  • Sends you inspiring messages to give you a boost
  • Helps you connect & share ideas with like-minded people
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OUSD Tech Support

Community Tech Support can be reached at 714-628-5372 or Email: techsupport@orangeusd.org


Please note that the community tech support line remains open for all OUSD students and parents from 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Need a Device and/or Hot Spot

Laptops and internet hotspots are available for distribution at the District Office Monday - Friday, 12:30 - 3:30, Building J. No appointment is needed.
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Relief for Those Impacted by COVID

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Scholarship Information

College Application Resources

Freshmen Presentation Powerpoint

View the narrated presentation on You Tube: https://youtu.be/Ps03hAjUcJQ

College Application Presentation Powerpoint

View the narrated presentation on You Tube: https://youtu.be/eQmjL4GtWmM

Xello College and Career Exploration

View the narrated presentation on You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWYOIyd6kcw&feature=emb_logo

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