OGHS Counseling Spring Newsletter

Academic. Social Emotional. College & Career


Welcome to Spring!

Spring semester is a fresh new start. We hope you are starting off the semester strong!

You may have noticed some different grades on your report card from last semester. It is important to know what they mean so you know what to do with them!

I/Incomplete - An 'I' means that your teacher is giving you additional time to work on assignments from last semester to improve your grade. You have 6 weeks from the beginning of the semester before this grade automatically converts to an F. The deadline is February 19th. Talk to your teacher to see what assignments you can still do to earn a passing grade. You want those 5 credits!!

NM/No Mark - A 'NM' means that your teacher is giving you additional time to try to earn a passing grade for 1st semester. You have until the end of the school year to improve your grade before it converts to an F automatically. Talk to your teacher to make a plan. You want those 5 credits!!

How do I manage my time when I am catching up from last semester and trying to stay on track with this semester at the same time??

We recommend using your time on Mondays to work on past assignments and focusing on current work Tuesday - Friday. You may also want to spend time on the weekends. It isn't easy, but neither is needing to take the entire class again in the future! Your future self will thank you.

Here are some important dates to be aware of this semester:

February 19th - Progress Report 1 grading period ends

April 16th - Progress Report 2 grading period ends

June 17th - Semester 2 FINAL grades are due - these grades go on your transcript

Course Selection Coming Soon!

Course selection will look a little different this year, but counselors are determined to meet with every student virtually. Now is a great time to start thinking of classes you want to take next year! Take a look below to find out when counselors will be coming to your English classes for a presentation & one-on-one appointments:

11th Grade:

Presentations in English classes: Week of 2/8

One on one appointments with your counselor: Week of 2/15

10th Grade:

Presentations in English classes: Week of 2/22

One on one appointments with your counselor: Week of 3/1

9th Grade:

Presentations in English classes: Week of 3/8

One on one appointments with your counselor: Week of 3/15

ELD course selection will also be during the weeks of 3/8 & 3/15

Make up Days: 3/22 - 3/24

Summer School

Current OGHS students will have the opportunity to sign up for summer school. All classes in summer school will be offered virtually through Edgenuity.

More information will be sent to students and families soon!

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Simon Scholars Round 1 Application Due February 12th

Sophomores with a 3.25+ GPA are eligible to apply to the Simon Scholars program. Benefits of the program include comprehensive college guidance, personal development opportunities, a new macbook pro laptop, and a $16,000 scholarship for college.

If you need any help with the application, sign up for a support session to speak to Simon Scholars staff directly. You can also contact Ms. Allen at mallen@euhsd.org for help.

Use the QR codes on the flyer above to sign up for a Support Session. Let Ms. Allen know if you need help and she can sign you up too.


Check Your Mood Week

WHAT: Through the use of SOS Signs of Suicide® Prevention Curriculum San Diego Youth Services/North County Lifeline will be conducting a two-week long “Check your Mood” week on our campus to all 9th graders.

SOS focuses on preventing suicide by educating youth and their families on the risk factors of suicide and to reduce the stigma around seeking help for themselves or others.

WHO: OGHS 9th Graders

WHEN: February 4th - 19th / students will receive the presentation in their PE classes

Following each presentation, students will complete a survey and response card. This card will ask them, based on the video and/or screening, whether they would like to talk to someone regarding themselves or a friend.

Groups Starting Soon!

Palomar Family Counseling Services will be offering both group and individual counseling services to OGHS students this semester. If you are interested, let your school counselor know so they can submit a referral for you.
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Check out the OGHS Wellness Corner for a full list of community resources available to you:



Scholarships = FREE MONEY $$$

Take advantage of the opportunity for free money! Check out the links below and ask your counselor if have any questions about applying to scholarships.

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Ms. Mendiaz in the College and Career Center will be meeting with seniors over the next few weeks to complete financial aid applications together. Book an appointment today!

Once you have booked your appointment, she will send you a confirmation email detailing the specifics of the meeting and the documents you will need.

We encourage your parent/guardian to attend this meeting with you. Much of the information that is needed to fill out the application will come from your parent/guardian. If they cannot attend, do not worry. You will still be able to complete the application.

How to Create Your FSA ID
Appy to Palomar & Palomar Promise

The Palomar Promise gives OG graduates 2 FREE years of tuition at Palomar

FAQs Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How do I buy/borrow a CAP & GOWN for graduation?

A: Students have multiple opportunties to either buy or borrow a cap and gown for graduation. If students would like to make their purchase in person, they can attend an in person on February 8th from 12:30-2:30pm. There will be another in person event on March 1st.

Students can also purchase their cap and gown online at:


Q: I am planning on getting a job. How do I get a WORK PERMIT?

A: This is the page on the school website with work permit information:


Ms. Mendiaz in the College & Career Center is the main contact for work permits. You can contact her at kmendiaz@euhsd.org

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National School Counseling Week

Monday, Feb. 1st, 8am to Friday, Feb. 5th, 3pm

This is an online event.

"School Counselors: All In for All Students," will be celebrated from Feb. 1-5, 2021, to focus public attention on the unique contribution of school counselors within U.S. school systems. National School Counseling Week, sponsored by ASCA, highlights the tremendous impact school counselors can have in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career. National School Counseling Week is always celebrated the first full week in February.

Book an Appointment

To schedule an appointment with your school counselor or social worker, you can call the Counseling Office at (760) 291-5040 or click below to book an appointment online:

Sara Steadry (A-DE)

Freddy Delgado (Df-Hern)

Tiffany Wilson (Hero - Mi)

Melissa Allen (Mj-Rod)

Ryan Chesire (Roe - Z)

Rita Guerra (Middle College)
Mayra Gonzalez (School Social Worker)

OGHS Counseling Team

OGHS School Counselors:

Sara Steadry (A - DE) ssteadry@euhsd.org

Freddy Delgado (DF- HERN) fdelgado@euhsd.org

Tiffany Wilson (HERO - MI) twilson@euhsd.org

Melissa Allen (MJ - ROD) mallen@euhsd.org

Ryan Chesire (ROE - Z) rchesire@euhsd.org

Rita Guerra (Middle College) rguerra@euhsd.org

School Social Worker

Mayra Gonzalez, MSW, PPSC, mgonzalez@euhsd.org

Office Line: 760-291-5000 ext. 5302 (Visit my virtual Office)