Poway High Counseling
EVENTS COMING UP
2nd Week of March - Book and CRF Drop Off
March 16 - 8th Grade Family Night
March 15 & 16 - Book Pickup, Last Chance to Drop Off CRF
March 19 - 8th Grade CRF Presentation Live with Counselors
March 22 - CRF Audit Meetings Begin
March 31 - LAST day to apply for Inter/Intra District Transfer (IDT) for 21-22 School Year
Counselor Zoom Office Hours
Academic Planning for 2021-2022
For information about how to choose courses and important dates, please see our Academic Planning/CRF newsletter: https://www.smore.com/d7ztu
Practice Masking Up!
We recommend students start practicing now by wearing a mask while in their zoom classes for short periods of time, then gradually increasing the amount of time they wear them. Most of us have figured out that some mask types don't work for us, while others do. Now is the time for students to find the mask that works for them.
Tips for Preventing Mask Anxiety
1. Every time you have to wear a mask, do some breathing exercises. Before you put your mask on, take five quality breaths. In through your nose for 4 counts, out through your mouth for 6 counts, hold for 2 counts. Then repeat this breathing exercise again when you put the mask on, and any time you start to feel anxious.
2. While wearing your mask, try to breathe longer, slower breaths. Try to avoid quick short breaths.
3. Keep your body as cool as possible. Wear loose-fitting comfortable clothing. Stay in the shade when outside on sunny days.
4. Choose a mask that is appealing to you, but also comfortable. You can sew your own, or just choose masks with colors you like. Masks that are fun to wear are harder to hate.
5. Keep masks clean and smelling fresh. If you use reusable masks, wash your masks after each use. Many of us on campus bring two masks so that we can switch them up mid day. Coffee breath is not a fun thing to inhale in your masks.
AP Exam Registration
Find information on how to apply here.
For students who qualify, AP Exam Fee Reductions are available. Please fill out the form here and email it with proof you qualify (Free/Reduced Lunch approval, most recent filed tax forms) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cancellations: Students who order and pay for an exam but decide to cancel before April 30, 2021 will be eligible for a refund of $95. To cancel your exam, send an email to email@example.com before 11:59pm PST on April 30, 2021 and include your name, name of your school (including city and state), and name of the exam you would like to cancel. Credit card fees are non-refundable. Exams cancelled from May 1 onwards as well as no shows on exam day are not eligible for any refund and forfeit their fees.
No exchange or re-selling of tests.
21-22 Enrollment and Inter/Intra District Transfers
Students who are in PUSD middle schools, but who do not live in Poway High boundaries, will need to apply for an IDT here. Even if you have an IDT to attend the middle school, that will end when they transition to high school.
If your student is attending a Non-PUSD school for 8th grade, and you would like to be added to our Enrollment Information Wait List, please fill out the form here. When we have information about the upcoming enrollment process, we will send an email to the address you provided.
Engineering Career Session with Sony Engineers
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Student Registration Form: https://forms.gle/z5huQY7yLzScScfz6
A zoom link will be sent out to students who register the day before the event.
Nursing Career Session: SDSU Student Nursing Association
Students interested in a nursing career have an opportunity to hear from the SDSU Student Nursing Association. They will have three committee members presenting on nursing careers next Friday 3/26/21 at 2:00 -3:00 pm. They are really helpful so come with your questions.
Fri., March 26, 2021
2:00 - 3:00PM
Zoom Meeting ID: 949 7903 0798
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Cal Poly SLO Information Session: March 24
Cal Poly San Luis Obispo invites you to an information session on Wednesday, 3/24 at 3 pm that all 9-11th grade students are welcome to join. https://calpoly.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0qdeqopjgvGtA-TEd-vdxC6K223IPhaCOT
For admitted Seniors, SLO will be hosting all sorts of virtual events. Details coming soon.
Students who need some help with their classes can sign up for after school tutoring with student volunteers on Zoom or Discord. Please visit the following link to sign up and see dates and times available:https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040d4dacaa23a5fe3-signup
North County Lifeline - FREE Group Parenting Classes
North County Lifeline offers FREE Parent Education workshops in English and Spanish. The parenting classes are an 8-week course via a virtual setting and parents are asked for full participation. Parents that are interested need to call them directly for more specific information and the start dates for the new series.
SDSU STEM Talks
WACAC College Fair: March 3, March 14, & April 19
NACAC Virtual College Fairs
NACAC Virtual College Fairs is a signature service offered by the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) and sponsored by Common App. All students are welcome. This short video and quick start guide provide an overview of how students can make the most of their fair experience. Students are encouraged to sign up at the links below and look around several days before each fair date. To learn more, go to NACAC Virtual College Fairs to log in and explore.
Mar. 7th 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm ET/10:00 am - 2:00 pm PT
Mar. 16th 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm ET/1:00 pm - 5:00 pm PT
Mar. 21st 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm ET/10:00 am - 4:00 pm PT
Apr. 10th 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm PT
Apr. 20th 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm ET/12:00 pm - 4:00 pm PT
May 2 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm ET/10:00 am - 4:00 pm PT
Big Future Days College Fairs Coming Soon!
Who: This event is meant for high school sophomores and juniors, but younger and older students are welcome. We also encourage parents/guardians to join along with their students.
When: Click the events below to learn more about the colleges and states included in that region.
BigFuture Days Northeast
Sunday, March 7, 4:00-8:00 PM ET/1:00-5:00 PM PT
BigFuture Days West + Southwest
Tuesday, March 30, 5:00-9:00 PM ET / 2:00-6:00 PM PT
BigFuture Days Midwest
Sunday, April 18, 4:00-8:00 PM ET / 1:00-5:00 PT
BigFuture Days Southeast
Thursday, April 29, 5:00-9:00 PM ET / 2:00-6:00 PM PT
This is an excellent opportunity to connect with admissions representatives and current college students from a long list of colleges! If you're interested in attending, create an account and register to join.
New Miramar College Outreach Opportunities for Prospective Students!
- Miramar College Financial Aid Specialists are available this semester via Zoom to any student that has questions about general aid information and assistance with their application process for the upcoming 2021-22 year. Zoom Invite Link
- Las familias que estén interesadas en aprender más sobre el Programa Promise en Miramar College se unanse a la Noche de Padres Promise el 17 de marzo a las 6:00 pm. Es necesario registrarse. El programa de San Diego Promise ofrece dos años de matrícula gratuita y apoyo académico a lo estudiantes que asisten a los colegios de San Diego City, Mesa o Miramar ¡Asista a este seminario a través de la web para aprender cómo su estudiante puede ir al colegio GRATIS!
Look what's coming up at Palomar College!
- Palomar Preview Days Apr 19 - 23, 3 pm, 4 pm, 5 pm, and 6 pm. Prospective students and parents are welcome...anyone wanting to learn about academic programs, services, and opportunities. RSVP available in Mid-March.
- Graduating Senior & Promise Program Checklist, I've applied...what's next?
- Palomar Financial Aid Follow-up, How does Financial Aid work at Palomar?
- Palomar Scholarships 2021-22, available for students planning to attend Palomar.
“What Does Our American Community Ask of Us?" Essay Contest
The 2021 Ninth Judicial Circuit Civics Contest is open to 9-12th grade high school students. The top winners of the local contest in both the essay and video categories can win $1000 for first place, $500 for second place and $250 for third place. 2021 Civics Contest Information. The theme of the contest is “What Does Our American Community Ask of Us?” Students are encouraged to discuss the issues and to consider the examples identified or other relevant events in American history described in the attached Contest Rules. Additional information is available online at https://www.ca9.uscourts.gov/civicscontest/. The entry deadline is March 17, 2021.
The California Armenian Legislative Caucus Essay and Visual Arts Contest
Our students and parents are invited to join 1:1 Zoom appointments with our Career Guidance Tech, Ms. Jaime Brown to complete a community college application and apply for the Promise grant program. The Promise Grant program: free tuition for one year with no income requirements. More community college resources are available on our website.
SAT/ACT Testing Dates 2020-21
Juniors! If you plan to take the ACT or SAT this school year, please pay close attention to the dates to avoid late fees or missing the test entirely. You can register for the SAT at the College Board website here. You can register for the ACT at the ACT website here.
Our scholarship deadline log is available in a new format! Watch this slideshow Finding Local Scholarships using Xello for more information. Regularly check Xello for local scholarship updates and websites for national and institutional scholarships.
Scholarship Resources - A long list of websites to use for your scholarship search
Scholarship Deadline Log - Quick glance of scholarships available in Xello
Employment Opportunity - Paid Student Tutors for hire
Students…If you are qualified and are interested in earning money tutoring other students, please email Ms. Jaime Brown at email@example.com for more information to become a student tutor. You will be required to have a teacher recommendation for each subject area you wish to tutor.
Student Services Open Office Hours
Students! If you would like to stop in for a quick chat with Mrs. Struck, our Student Services Specialist, she has Open Office Hours on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 12:30 - 1:15. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for the Zoom ID.
Parents, you are the anti-drug. It may seem like students don't listen, but they do. If you’d like some assistance with having these types of conversations, contact Mrs. Struck, CADC II, CCPS, Student Services Specialist, at email@example.com or 858-748-0245 x5393. And be sure to check out these helpful sites for parents & caregivers.
Natural High for Parents
Natural High has made talking to your kids about drugs and alcohol easier. Watch a short video by a storyteller they're interested in, and have a conversation…
Drug Free Partnership
The teen and young adult years are confusing, complicated and formative. Understanding what's happening socially and developmentally — and how it can intersect with substance use — is fundamental to setting the stage for healthier outcomes.
Say Something Week - March 29-April 2
Gratefully provided for you by PHS SAVE/Promise Club, Student Services and PUSD
Students will learn to:
✔ Apply the three Say Something steps: Identify Warning Signs and Threats; Act Immediately & Take it Seriously; Say Something to a Trusted Adult.
✔ Become upstanders to help make the community safe.
✔ Be proactive to help prevent school violence.
National Suicide Prevention Resources
Call 1-800-273-8255 (TALK)
Available 24 hours everyday
Text HOME to 741741 to connect with a Crisis Counselor
Free 24/7 support at your fingertips
FAFSA and Dream Act Reference Materials
Federal Student Aid Assistance
- StudentAid.gov/completefafsa - access to resources (FAFSA, worksheets, etc.)
- StudentAidHelp.ed.gov - online assistance and contact information for Federal Student Aid Information Center (FSAIC)
- 800-433-3243 (800-4FED-AID)
- csac.ca.gov - access to resources (CA Dream Act)