Counseling Updates

Connecting you to resources & opportunities (4/20/2022)

In this edition of the newsletter, you'll find information on:

  • Cameron's Collection
  • Care Solace
  • District Scholarship Update
  • Exploring Health Careers opportunity
  • Sierra College Academic Enrichment - Registration begins 4/28/22
  • Virtual College Fair (4/26/22)
  • Virtual College Fair focused on learning differences (5/4/22)
  • Juniors - Class of 2023 - College athletics deadlines
  • Seniors - Decision Day
  • Resources & Events for Families - CA Student Mental Health (May 9-13)

Cameron's Collection

Thanks to the Nevada County Superintendent of Schools social-emotional learning leadership, all of the schools within NJUHSD have access to an online library for student support. Learn more by reading the flyer below and then scanning it into your school's code.

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Care Solace

Care Solace is an online resource with a live line that assists individuals in finding local mental health-related programs and counseling services. NJUHSD’s partnership with Care Solace provides access to services for our students, staff, and families at no cost. All of the information that is entered on their platform is completely confidential and stored securely. Click HERE for more information.

District Scholarship Update

Seniors - Did you remember to check your school email on 4/15/22 to see if you've been awarded any district scholarships? The next steps will be sent out in an email after spring break but get ready to write some thank you notes!

Juniors - Mrs. Melugin (District Scholarship Coordinator) will be meeting with classes in May to introduce the NJUHSD scholarship program

Exploring Careers in Health - June 14-17, 2022

This institute is open to students enrolling in grades 9-12 for the 2022-23 school year.

The 14th Annual “Exploring Careers in Health-Summer Institute" sponsored by NCSOS, Dignity Health, and Sierra College is now accepting applications. 25 applicants will be chosen for this free opportunity.

This program requires a referral by a school counselor or teaching staff in Nevada County Schools only. Immunization compliance is mandatory including proof of COVID vaccination and masking in the hospital. Click here for more information

Sierra College Academic Enrichment grades 9-11

Interested in taking a course at Sierra College this Summer/Fall?

Now is the time to complete the application process. Click to see the 4 steps to enroll. Step #1 = Discuss options with your school counselor. For more details see the NJUHSD Academic Guide here.

NACAC Virtual Fairs Welcome
Learning Differences College Fair 5/4/22

This is a post-secondary planning day for students with learning differences. Students, families, counselors, and colleges will meet here to collaborate on the answers to commonly asked questions and find a fit.

Student Athletes Class of 2023

Take your first step to becoming a NCAA Student-Athlete. Resources include: checklist, information about D1, DII and DIII schools, eligibility criteria and much more!


As the May 1 deadline approaches to make your final college decision, be sure to check your college portals regularly for the following information:

  • Admission decisions
  • Financial aid award
  • Student Intent to Enroll (SIR) process and how to make your deposit (if required)
  • "To Do" List: You may need to submit additional information/documents. Be mindful of deadlines.

Trying to decide between two or more colleges? Check out this College Comparison Resource to help you make your college choice!

Resources/Events for Families

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Decoding the Mental Health Messages of Children and Adolescence

Monday, May 9th, 4-5:30pm

This is an online event.


Childhood and adolescence represent expected periods of tremendous growth and change. Beyond their typical developmental milestones, today’s K-12 students have endured a series of unexpected stressors during the COVID-19 pandemic that has contributed to confusing, overwhelming, and intensified emotions and experiences of grief and loss. As students, families, educators, and school communities work to renegotiate “normal,” we must also continue to unpack the meaning and impact of this time on the intrapersonal and interpersonal health of children and adolescents. Click HERE to register

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Your NJUHSD Counselors are on Instagram! You won't want to miss any of our updates and announcements.

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