Counseling Updates

Connecting you to information & opportunities (9/23/2020)

Dear NJUHSD Students and Families,

It's hard to believe we are 6 weeks into the semester. College application season is upon us, so this edition of the counseling newsletter will feature everything seniors and their parents/ caregivers need to know to navigate the process virtually.

Also in this edition of the newsletter, you'll find information about:

  • How to access IPR grades
  • School Counseling Advisory - an invitation
  • Registering to vote
  • Latinx Heritage Month (Sept 15-Oct 15)
  • Accessing independent reading books
  • Curb-side lunch pick-up
  • School-specific updates
  • Resources for families
Access IPR Grades

The first progress report grades will be available for view in StudentVUE/ParentVUE by Friday.

NJUHSD School Counseling Advisory Council

Join your district counselors THIS THURSDAY at 4 pm for our first advisory council meeting of the year. This is open to students, parents/caregivers, county educators and community members. Zoom Meeting Link

We'll go over the results of our student needs survey, share 2020-21 counseling goals and provide updates on how the district is supporting students in these challenging times. For more information on this collaborative work, visit Advisory Council.

Your Vote Matters!

In these times of uncertainty, the League of Women Voters of Western Nevada County (a nonpartisan group) is working to ensure that every potential voter in Nevada County is registered before the next election, including pre-registering high school students ages 16 and 17 and registering 18 year-old students. Check out their flyer here: Your Vote Matters. They are also celebrating 100 Years of Suffrage!
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Latinx Heritage Month

This year’s Latinx Heritage Month will mark more than 50 years of the month-long event (Sept. 15-Oct. 15). We celebrate the culture and contributions of Latinx, Hispanic and Latino-identifying communities around the world.

And be sure to check out these 11 virtual Latinx Heritage Month celebrations!

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District Scholarship Application is Open!

The NJUHSD Scholarship Program for the 2020-2021 school year is officially open and waiting for you! Click the button and follow the steps.

Senior Timeline

Wondering what you should be doing when? Make a copy of this comprehensive checklist for the senior year. Not everything will apply to you, so remove what you don't need and customize it to make it your own.

Notice the tabs at the bottom of the checklist document... You'll want to create a spreadsheet to organize your college application process. Use the template or tailor it to meet your needs.

And finally, check out your district counselors' favorite resources tab (bottom of sheet) to help you every step of the way!

Applying to University of California

Application is open NOW and deadline to apply is November 30

Applying to California State University (CSU)

Application window is October 1 - November 30.

Applying to Private Colleges

Use the Common Application to apply to most private colleges and some international universities and public universities.

National Portfolio Day

Come meet with 90+ of our member schools. With or without a portfolio, come chat about programs, ask questions, and connect with our schools via chat in our virtual booths.

National Portfolio Day Association - National Portfolio Day
Gap Year

Considering a gap year after high school? Check out these resources!

Sierra College Promise

The fall Sierra College Information session (parent info night) is a webinar on Thursday, October 8 from 6-7 pm. Topics include: Two Years Free, Promise program, college in high school, support programs, and how to get started at Sierra. Students and families (grades 9-12) can register at this link: Sierra College Promise.

Virtual Preview Day - Join Sierra College online on Saturday, Oct. 17 between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm to explore their programs and services. Open to prospective students, families and community members.

Access Independent Reading Books!

Information from librarians Jill Sonnenberg and Josie Andrews.

Curb-Side Lunch Pick-Up

FREE meals available to ALL students. Follow link to pre-order.

Bear River High School

Important information specific to BRHS students and families.

Ghidotti Early College High School

Important information specific to GECHS students and families.

North Point Academy

Important information specific to NPA students and families.

LivingWorks Youth Summit

LivingWorks helps students learn to recognize when a friend might be experiencing emotional distress or having thoughts of suicide, and teaches them how to connect them to professional help.

At the end of the summit, students are provided a link to access the training for free through the end of September. Students will also receive community service credit if they complete the training within 60 days. IN CASE YOU MISSED IT:

LivingWorks Youth Summit


Community Support Network of Nevada County

The Parent Project: Ending the Parent-Teen Control Battle; Substance Use Support for Teens and Families; Free Drive-Thru Flu Shots... And much more!

Follow Us on Instagram!

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

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