Vikings Counselor Connection
Schreiber Guidance Department Newsletter October 2022
A note from the Director's Desk
Hello Vikings! Welcome to October. Here in Guidance and Counseling, we are well into the swing of things. Your counselors are busy with college application season and preparing for freshmen groups to begin. Sophomores, you'll have your turn soon. And juniors, stay tuned for information about Junior College Night coming in December. Also in December, our first "Choose Your Future Fair" will take place. More information is coming!
October is National Bullying Prevention Month and on October 19th, schools across Port Washington will participate in Unity Day. We encourage all members of the Schreiber community to wear orange on October 19th as a demonstration of our united support of kindness, acceptance, and inclusion for all.
Last month, we unveiled our new interactive bulletin board as a way to keep students informed. New information is added weekly, so be sure to keep scanning the QR codes. We're also using our new website frequently to communicate with students and parents. Students, please get in the habit of checking your Portnet email regularly to stay up to date on Guidance and Counseling information. Students and families, you can also find information on the Schreiber Guidance and Counseling website and by reading this newsletter. The newsletters are also on our webpage for your reference.
Remember that your school counselors are your four-year partners in your academic, social-emotional, and college and career development. If you wish to make an appointment with your counselor, please come to the Guidance Office to do so. You are welcome to stop by at any time just to say hello. We would love to see you!
Have a safe and successful October!
Lorrie Director, Pre-K-12 Director of Guidance
High School Guidance Team
Counselors and email addresses
Guidance Office phone: (516) 767-5810
Office Hours: 8:00 am - 3:15 pm
Ms. Cerny firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms. Galdamez email@example.com
Ms. Garcia firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms. Jacobson email@example.com
Ms. Hazan firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. Lorge email@example.com
Ms. Ludwig firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms. Rafferty email@example.com
Ms. Strell firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms. Hernandez, Ms. Marzec, Ms. O'Kelly, Ms. Valeo
New Schreiber Guidance and Counseling website!
*Interactive* Guidance & Counseling Bulletin Board
We've added QR codes to our most important events and resources. Get information on upcoming college visits, mini-fairs, and more!
Twilight Program Coming to Schreiber High School!
In partnership with Nassau BOCES, Schreiber Twilight Alternative High School provides an alternative setting in the late afternoon for students who may benefit from a smaller, more structured environment. Twilight provides students the tools to either return successfully to Schreiber during the day or to complete their high school requirements through Twilight. Twilight students are prepared for post-secondary education or employment upon graduation.
Students attend this Regents-based program in the late afternoon/early evening. Students receive strong academic and social-emotional support, as classes are small and largely student-focused.
Members of our counseling and administrative team are currently reviewing and meeting with students to discuss Twilight. If you have any questions about Twilight, or if you believe your student might be a candidate, please contact your student's counselor.
Schreiber Guidance Supports a Very Important Cause!
Schreiber Guidance is proud to support the tremendous work of the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition and the NOCC 2022 Walk in its fight to rid the world of this insidious disease. Ms. Strell, one of our high school counselors, is in remission from recurrent ovarian cancer. She is the co-captain of team SOCK IT (Schreiber Ovarian Cancer we Kick It Triumphantly) along with another Schreiber teacher who is also battling this disease. For more information about the Walk, NOCC, or ovarian cancer itself, please check out these sites:
College Rep Visits for October
SUNY Free Application Week!
Beginning Monday, October 24th and ending Sunday, November 6th, students can apply to up to five SUNY campuses with no application fee! This includes all 64 SUNY campuses, no matter which application vehicle the student uses. At Schreiber, we prefer that students use the Common App, but students may also use the SUNY app to apply. Any questions, speak to your counselor.
There's still time to register for the PSAT/NMSQT!
**Registration extended to Thursday, October 6th at 11:00 pm**
The PSAT/NMSQT will be offered at Schreiber on Saturday, October 15, 2022. Juniors are encouraged to take the PSAT this year as a qualifier for National Merit Scholarships and as practice for the SAT later this year. Sophomores are invited to take the exam, but do not have to take it prior to 11th grade. Only juniors can qualify for National Merit Scholarships. Sophomores will take it next year to qualify. Your counselors can answer any questions you have about taking the test this year.
Students and parents can register through Total Registration. The registration will take a few minutes and can be completed from any computer with internet access. Online Exam registration will begin on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2022 at 8:00 AM and end on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022 at 11:00 PM. Registration can be done by visiting www.TotalRegistration.net/PSAT/334605. To complete registration, students must answer all of the required questions. Registration is not complete until students have printed the pdf of the confirmation page that is provided at the end.
Please contact your counselor if you have questions or require financial assistance.
Students can also register using the QR code on the Guidance & Counseling bulletin board!
College Mini Fairs for October
Save these dates for upcoming mini fairs:
*Please note that attendees are subject to last-minute cancellations.
*New* Naviance Single Sign-On Login for Students
Choose Your Future Fair - December 6th!
Methodize (formerly Method Test Prep)
Are you interested in getting a quick sense of where your son or daughter stands as far as the SAT and ACT? Port Washington provides all families with access to Methodize, a learning tool that includes an SAT and ACT Evaluation Test. Students take short (15 to 25 minute) sections and get an accurate sense of where they stand.
Click on the QR code to activate your son or daughter's Methodize account. Again, there is no cost to the family; the district is already providing this program to all students.
Once you activate the account, click on the SAT or ACT course and scroll down to "Evaluation Test" to begin the diagnostic.
In addition to full SAT and ACT prep courses, Methodize also provides a Financial Literacy course, an Academic Success course, vocabulary builder module, and more!
Passport for Good
Paul D. Schreiber is a Passport for Good school!
Passport For Good is a mobile-friendly web-based platform that simplifies, recognizes, and celebrates your engagement outside of the classroom. It allows you to journal and verify your community service, career development, and participation in extracurricular activities.
To make this transition a success, we need your help. You must first register for Passport For Good - Click the flyer below for the link and QR code to register. Once your account is activated, you are ready to begin using Passport For Good!
Some of Schreiber's clubs and groups have switched to using Passport For Good, logging their community service and career development hours directly within the platform.
Ask your Counselor if you have questions about Passport For Good.