Hoover Counseling Newsletter

April 5-11

From the Counseling Office:


Please visit hooverhs.org, our counseling webpage, Google Classrooms, and follow us on Hoover's social media.

Our newsletter is sent to students and families about once a week to the email address indicated in your portal. Please check your student email daily.


Be sure to scroll down and read the specific grade level announcements, general information, & the featured Career of the Week.

Table of Contents


  • General Announcements
  • Featured Career of the Week
  • College and Career Information
  • GUSD College & Career Division Newsletter
  • Career/Work Opportunities and Information
  • GCC Dual Enrollment Information
  • 12th-grade Announcements and Scholarships
  • 11th, 10th, & 9th Grade Announcements

ALL Grade Level Announcements Below:

2021-22 Counseling Department Open House Video

Please watch the Counselor's Open House Video with important information for grades 9-12.

Visit our school's main page for other Open House videos from teachers, administration, and more at Hoover Open House.

Hoover High School Open House Counseling Department Video

Wellness Wednesdays

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Wellness Wednesdays-

➡️ Just like taking care of your physical health, your mental health is equally important. Especially during this time of a global pandemic, stress, anxiety, loneliness, and many other common symptoms may arise. Let’s take care of our minds and remind ourselves, friends, family, and people we care about to do the same. Self-awareness, mindfulness, and meditation benefits include improvement in overall general health, boosting energy, relieving anxiety, stress, depression, and help with sleep.


While you may have other tools available to you, studies show meditation is helping many of us get through the pandemic and can help you too. Give your mind a workout and download some free apps on your phone.


Free apps with the basic pack:


https://www.calm.com/login

https://www.headspace.com/

https://www.aurahealth.io/

Weekly Food Drive

If your family is in need of food, please feel free to drive through GUSD's weekly food drive on Wednesdays from 3-5pm located at Glendale High School. Please see the flyer below for more information.
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Absences and Truancies

A student becomes truant when any combination of 3 or more full-days of school, class periods, or is 30-minutes tardy to class without a valid excuse. If a student becomes habitually truant, he or she will have a meeting at the school level and if the student continues to be marked absent, they will be referred to the School Attendance Review Board (SARB). For an in-depth look at GUSD's truancy flowchart, see below.

GUSD News with Vache Sipanian

Glendale Unified School District News for the week of April 5th, 2021

Distance Learning Resource for Parents/Guardians

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Educational Technology released a “Parent and Family Digital Learning Guide” to helping parents and guardians that may be struggling to support their child in a virtual learning environment.


Download the PDF below.

Reminder: Join the PTA!


PTA is here for you. Association meetings have provided critical information on remote learning, the college application process and help with social / emotional well being.


Plus your membership dues and donations can help fund our yearly scholarships for seniors students. The PTA has given away $20,000 over the past four years.


Seniors become a member today to be considered for a scholarship and become part of the PTA's helping hand for your fellow students.

https://jointotem.com/ca/glendale/herbert-hoover-high-school-parent-teacher-association-inc

Free Homework Help!

Need some assistance with writing an essay? Stuck on that math equation? In addition to your teacher's office hours to get help, the Glendale Library and Khan Academy are providing FREE homework help! From live tutoring to useful study tools, to online classes, and much more!


Glendale Library: Click HERE for more information!


Free tutoring opportunities include:




College & Career Information 9-12

FEATURED CAREER OF THE WEEK: Electrician

Electricians know the ins and outs of designing lighting systems, installing street lights and intercom systems, ensuring electrical work is up to code and repairing electrical wiring.

Most in the profession specialize in either designing, installing, maintaining and repairing the motors, equipment and electrical systems of businesses and factories or installing, maintaining and repairing the electrical systems of residences.



Education Required: High School Diploma, 4 Year Apprenticeship, and State Licensing


Click Here and Here for Detailed Information About This Profession

Click Here to Access Your Free Xello Account

Your Xello account is a great resource to gain more college and career information.

Click Here for Career & Majors Links and Websites

Click here to view Hoover High School Counseling Department College/Career Readiness Links Rev. 10/19/2020

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GCC Career Trek Day (Virtual) Event

This event will introduce students to GCC's Career Education dual enrollment opportunities and career pathways in programs including Cloud Computing, Medical Office Administration, Engineering, Theatre Arts, and Architecture!


RSVP HERE: https://forms.gle/W1BwwtBZ1H83q6p89


Details:

Are You Between the Age of 14-17 and Interested in Law Enforcement?

Glendale PD Explorer Recruitment Video

Visit the GUSD College & Career Website!

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GUSD College & Career Division Newsletter

Click this link for GUSD's College & Career Division Newsletter: https://www.smore.com/puzq8

College & Career Readiness Workshop Series

Visit the Nepris website for more information on the different workshops offered to high school students to prepare them for the college and career atmosphere.
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Community Service Applications are Due April 9, 2021

If you completed 25 hours or more of community service from April 2020- April 9, 2021 now is the time to turn in the logs and complete a community service application. Please join our community service google classroom code: hmqtxkj. The application is a google document that is completed online and submitted online. If you have any questions email Mrs. Gonzales, Kgonzales@gusd.net

Community Service 2020-2021

The requirements to earn the community service awards have been adjusted. Student safety is our top priority, due to COVID-19 and closures, we have reduced the number of hours needed this year to earn the Tornado Community Service Award and added a NEW way to earn your pins and awards. Please go to our counseling page, under Academics/Community Service at hooverhs.org or click use this link: Community Service Page

Community Service Opportunity

If you are fluent in Armenian or Spanish, in grades 10th-12th, and in good academic standing, you have the opportunity to become a peer tutor and earn community service hours!


If you are interested, please click here to fill out the form or email Ms. Rogers (erogers@gusd.net ) for more information.

Teen Night Out Events

These events hosted by GUSD not only provide great information but can be used for community service hours!
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Glendale Community College

Interested in Dual Enrollment at GCC?

Get further information regarding GCC Outreach!

GRADE LEVEL ANNOUNCEMENTS BELOW:

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💥 College Updates 💥

🔑 Resources for Undocumented Students

➡️ UC Resouces

➡️ DREAM Loans


👂Info Sessions

➡️ All Recorded Workshops


➡️ The following opportunities are available for any students at your school who wish to develop their life and leadership skills and to have their voice heard at the state level. All programs are virtual.


• The Summer Leadership Conference July 26-29


Please encourage students to register and help defray the cost by choosing one of the membership levels available to your school. The membership form and details are available on www.casc.net.



🗓️ Upcoming Events


Upcoming Workshops - January 2021 - June 2021


Financial Aid Award Review Workshops - April 7, 14, 21, and 28 at 1:00 pm


Decision Day! - May 7, 2021

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Important Information for You 🗞️

💁 Community Service Hours


The first Tobacco Use Prevention Education meeting will be on Thursday September 17th!

Are you interested in a career in health, getting tips for quitting smoke or helping a loved one to quit? Join us to learn about the effects of tobacco, vapes, and hookah on the body. Students will receive community service hours for completing 10 sessions. Join us on zoom every Thursday from 12-12:30 pm starting on the 17th. Contact Ms. Brownstein for more information:


- Email: gbrownstein@gusd.net

- Google Classroom Code: ijoalf4

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All information and deadlines must be verified by the applicant

The information regarding student opportunities are listed to assist students and families. Hoover High School and counselors do not endorse or recommend any specific agency/program. We are not responsible and disclaim all liability about these opportunities including but not limited to volunteer information, links, programs, scholarships, jobs, etc.

Scholarships 🤑




Click here for Scholarships

There are so many scholarships still available. It's not too late to apply. Click here for scholarship search engines and some scholarships that are a great opportunity.

Contact Us ☎️

Mrs. Araxi – Senior Counselor 🤙🏻

Ms. T- College Adviser ✌🏻


Click on our names to learn more about how you can reach us!


Don't forget to check for updates on our ✨ Senior Corner


Join the Senior Google Classroom for regular updates: l7p5lxn


☎️💻 Booking Appointments:


We understand that this is a very busy and difficult time for everyone, but both, Mrs. Araxi and myself, Ms. T, want to make sure that we are available to help you all out in your times of need via zoom.


Book and appointment w/Mrs. Araxi

Book an Appointment w/ Ms. T

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CAASPP/CAST TESTING WEDNESDAY'S IN APRIL

We will begin CAASPP testing on Wednesday, 4/7/21. Classes will not be meeting on the Wednesdays testing takes place. Please have your SS ID ready. You will be asked to have CAASPP/CAST to access your camera. Please agree to that request. Please click on the zoom link and from there you will be directed to CAASPP/CAST testing.


https://glendaleusd.zoom.us/j/85168337111?pwd=VFZzbEZzT0c5aXd5SlFxYW1WdVc2UT09


You must attend the testing session and stay the entire time and complete the test to be marked present. Please take this test seriously and take your time with the answers. As mentioned before, this will help support the school’s ranking. The data is also used to determine your EAP score when you enroll in colleges.


The testing schedule is as follows:

Day 1: Math 4/7

Day 2: English 4/14

Day 3: Junior CAST Science 4/21



We will also have you start the test in groups identified by your teacher name. Please login at the designated time. If you miss your designated time, please feel free to come in anytime after to login.



Juniors

8:30-8:45 Derian

8:45-9:00 Hong

8:45-9:00 Stepanyan and everyone else



Thank you so much for your hard work. On a positive PBIS note, all students who attend testing will automatically have their names submitted to the PBIS school drawing. In addition, we will have a special PBIS drawing for all students who participate and take the test seriously that day. Your name will be submitted to an additional drawing. The prize for that will be the chance for you and your friend to come to school on a Wednesday, after classes in May and hangout in the quad.

Summer School

If you did not turn in a summer school application but you are behind in credits I will be automatically signing you up to take a class. Please email me if you have any questions.



Summer School Dates

First Semester: June 14-June 29

Second Semester: June 30- July 16

No school on Monday, July 5th in observance of Independence Day

College Planning Support for Juniors


Juniors can kick-start their college planning by searching for colleges and scholarships on BigFuture™. They can build and save a college list and also opt in to let the colleges on their list know that they’d like to learn more about their programs.

Go to BigFuture

Connect with Me

Class of 2022 Google Classroom Code : zxykuee

Class of 2022 HHS webpage https://www.gusd.net/Page/4224

Class of 2022 Remind: text @counhhs22 to 81010

Make an appointment with Mrs. Gonzales https://mrsgonzaleshhscounselor.youcanbook.me

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View and Verify Your Summer School Schedule THIS WEEK!

Your summer school classes will be available to view in the Parent and Student Portal beginning Tuesday, April 6th to Sunday, April 11th.

Be sure you are looking at the 2021-2022 school year in the portal.

If you are missing a summer school class you need/want, please email me ASAP!

10 Week 3rd Quarter Grades

The 10-week grades have been posted on your student and parent portal since March 15. Be sure to check grades and talk to any teacher about how to improve your grades. The semester is almost over, so work hard to earn at least a D or higher in all your classes!

Registration Information and Timeline

Please NOTE:

Your schedule is not final until April/May after the Student Portal re-opens for corrections.

For many students who are taking summer school to advance or signed up for an AP class, your schedule will not be finalized until July 16th which is the deadline to drop/add AP classes and when summer school grades will be in so that Ms. Irvine can adjust your Fall schedule.



Registration Timeline

  • February 15:
    • Google Form and Q student portal is due - to create your tentative schedule

  • February - March 15:
  • April/May:
    • Student Portal will re-open for students to verify their class choices. If there are any mistakes or anything that needs to be changed, students will be able to email their counselor.

  • July 16:
    • Last day to drop AP classes, last day of summer school, schedules become permanent, if you took summer school to advance your schedule will be adjusted.

Garfield Adult School for Credit Recovery

If you are behind in credits and want to make up a class you need for your diploma you can sign up to take the class at Garfield Adult School. Enrollment and orientation is happening now so please email me if you want to enroll. This semester, Garfield classes are completely online so it it is a good time to work on credit recovery!

Let's Stay Connected!


Here are some ways for us to stay connected:


  • 📚 Google Classroom: I have invited each of you to my Google Classroom where I will post important updates and information. Please check the page often! If you don't see the invite, please email me and I will send you the code.




  • Be sure to follow the Hoover Counseling Office on Instagram! @HooverHighCounseling
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A Message from Ms. Iraheta

Summer School Information Update-

➡️ Tomorrow the student and parent portal will be available for students to view their summer classes. The portals will close on Sunday. Be sure to visit the counseling page regularly at https://www.gusd.net/Page/14693 to get the most recent updates. Classes will be offered to students who need credit recovery/remedial and/or advancement courses.


APEX in Summer School-

➡️ Students who earned an “F” in more than ONE class for the first semester will be added to APEX. Parents will get a call from Ms. Iraheta's intern about the class. What is APEX? It is an online program in GUSD that offers digital courses to help students make up credits. Students work at their own pace and once the courses are completed, the student does not need to stay enrolled. This summer students in grades 10-12 may take APEX. I highly recommend that students in APEX work ahead of schedule to complete as many courses to catch up with as many missing credits for graduation.


Summer Bridge B-

➡️ This summer course is for students who earn A or B in both semesters of Integrated II and with teacher recommendation. If you requested the class, I will reach out to your math teacher to see if they recommend you.


9th graders, Need community service hours?

➡️ Freshmen, now more than ever it is important to check your GUSD student emails and my Google Classroom (GC) "Class of 2024" so you are up-to-date as I share important information including community service opportunities, and more via your student emails and in GC. Please be sure to check them at least once a day.


Thursdays @ 6 -7 pm-

➡️ Virtual Teen Night Out! - If you have yet to fill your community service hours, attend the VTNO and get 3 hours of community service! For more information, or to register, call Community Services Supervisor, John Maghaguian, at (818) 937-7247 or email jmaghaguian@glendaleca.gov.

More Community Service Opportunity -

➡️ Hoover College Panel Alumni Webinar 2021! - If you have yet to fill your community service hours, watch the webinar video (link below) & write a 1-page essay (Typed, double space) with 5 things that you learned from the panel. You will get 5 hours of community service! To watch the video use this link and scroll to the video: https://www.gusd.net/Page/4216


COMMUNITY SERVICE IS DUE 4/9!

March 22 - Friday, April 9, 2021-

➡️ Students may now submit their community service application and hours (logs) to be considered for Hoover’s community service awards. Join the HHS Community Service 2020-2021 Google Classroom by using the code hmqtxkj. Once you join, you will have access to the application and will be able to submit all your paperwork.


You must upload everything to Google Classroom. Any hours you complete from April 10, 2021, to April 8, 2022, will be used for 10th grade. Here is the link for more information https://www.gusd.net/domain/3896.


Wellness Wednesdays-

➡️ Just like taking care of your physical health, your mental health is equally important. Especially during this time of a global pandemic, stress, anxiety, loneliness, and many other common symptoms may arise. Let’s take care of our minds and remind ourselves, friends, family, and colleagues to do the same. Self-awareness, mindfulness, and meditation benefits include improvement in overall general health, boosting energy, relieving anxiety, stress, depression, and help with sleep.


While you may have other tools available to you, studies show meditation is helping many of us get through the pandemic and can help you too. Give your mind a workout and download some free apps on your phone. Free apps with the basic pack:


https://www.calm.com/login

https://www.headspace.com/

https://www.aurahealth.io/


Students, your Google Registration Forms and Q Student Portal entry is WAY past due.

If you have not completed your Google Registration Form please book an appointment with your counselor ASAP. You must take the time to do this so you have a say in your classes for next year. Visit our website regularly at https://www.gusd.net/Page/14691.


Registration Timeline


  • February 1-15:
    • Google Form and Q student portal form open window for students to submit their registration choices and add classes in their portal to create their tentative schedule

  • February - March 26:
  • April/May:
    • Student Portal will re-open for students to verify their class choices. If there are any mistakes or anything that needs to be changed, students will be able to email their counselor.


  • July 16:
    • Last day to drop AP classes, last day of summer school, schedules become permanent, if you took summer school to advance your schedule will be adjusted.

Need some assistance with writing an essay?

Stuck on that math equation? In addition to your teacher's office hours to get help, the Glendale Library and Khan Academy are providing FREE homework help!


From live tutoring to useful study tools, to online classes, and much more!

Glendale Library: Click HERE for more information!


Free tutoring opportunities include:

khanacademy.org

Harvey Mudd Homework Hotline

Teachers also have office hours so that you can go get help.



~Ms. Iraheta

Hoover High School

Counselors are available via email during the school closure: Please contact your counselor if you need help or have any questions.


Be sure to stay in touch at: hooverhs.org


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