Counseling Update

March 2021

Contact Your Counselors

Currently, we are not able to hold in person meetings with parents and students due to the inability to social distance safely in our offices. Please reach out to us using any of the methods below. We are available to assist you and your students.


Mark Kammerlohr (A- De) markk@orangeusd.org 714-628-4495

Jeremy Bulrice (Df- Ja) jbulrice@orangeusd.org 714-628-5484

Jason Pham (Je- Ne) jasonp@orangeusd.org 714-628-5486

Shasta Campbell (Ng- Sam) scampbell@orangeusd.org 714-628-5487

Doreen Valentin (San- Z) dvalentin@orangeusd.org 714-628-5488


OR


Use our new Appointment Request System for scheduling a virtual or phone meeting with your counselor.


Kammerlohr Appointment Request

Bulrice Appointment Request

Pham Appointment Request

Campbell Appointment Request

Valentin Appointment Request

Registration

This year we will conduct course registration a bit differently than in the past due to COVID restrictions. We have put together a pre-recorded video with information on how to select courses for the 2021-2022 school year. Courses will be selected on a Google Form instead of input into Aeries, as in the past. Students must be signed into their OUSD accounts in order to submit their forms.


Any student with questions about their course selections will have the opportunity to meet with a counselor either in person or virtually. Appointments will not be made, students will attend any session during their assigned week.


** Meetings are optional, not required.

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Financial Aid Assistance

The deadline to submit the FAFSA is approaching on March 2nd. Get your application in now! The Race to Submit is on. Let's do better than we did last year with submissions. The only way to get free money is to apply!


If you need assistance with completing your FAFSA/Dream Act, SCC can help- regardless of where you are attending next year for college. If you would like one on one assistance with completing your financial aid application, reach out to Griselda Morones to schedule an appointment.


Remember, tuition is FREE to all community colleges for ALL students, but ONLY if you fill out a financial aid application. To qualify for a Cal Grant, you must also complete an application. GPA's have already been submitted by VPHS on your behalf for the Cal Grant GPA.

Counseling Office Tip of the Month- The FAFSA

This month we bring you information about the FAFSA. With the deadline to apply rapidly approaching, please review this important information about filling out your financial aid application. Even if you miss the March 2nd deadline, it is not too late to apply. Late applications will still be processed and financial awards can still be given out.


ALL SENIORS SHOULD COMPLETE A FAFSA/DREAM ACT, REGARDLESS OF FAMILY INCOME

Counseling Office Important Dates

March 2: FAFSA deadline** late submissions still accepted

March 1-5: Junior registration meetings

March 8-12: Sophomore registration meetings

March 9-10: OUSD virtual College and Career Fair

March 15-19: Freshmen registration meetings @ CVMS

March 22-26: Makeup registration meetings- all grade

March 26: End of 3rd Quarter MINIMUM DAY

March 29-April 2: Spring Break NO SCHOOL

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Contact Your Teachers

Do you have a question about assignments, grades or other classroom related material? Contact your teacher for more information. They are your best source of information for all things pertaining to their class. Emails and phone numbers are provided. Please allow 24-48 hours for a response.


The end of the quarter will be March 26th. Students will receive final grades for periods 1, 3, and 5. Reach out to teachers if you have any questions or concerns about your grade.

Meet Your SCC Rep Griselda

Virtual meetings available Thursdays from 1:30 to 2:30 during VPHS office hours in Zoom:

Get answers about SCC programs, financial aid and college in general.

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Action For Happiness- Mindful March

Let's take the time to pause, breathe and really take in what's all around us. This month we're encouraging you to take some time to look within. Learning to be more mindful and aware can do wonders for our well-being in all areas of life - like the way we eat, the things we notice or our relationships. It helps us get in tune with our feelings and stops us dwelling on the past or worrying about the future - so we get more out of the day-to-day. It can also help us identify what we're grateful for, which has been proven to help boost your happiness levels!


Check out the Action for Happiness App. The app is like having a little personal action coach in your pocket who:

  • Gives you friendly 'nudges' with an action idea each day
  • Sends you inspiring messages to give you a boost
  • Helps you connect & share ideas with like-minded people
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OUSD Tech Support

Community Tech Support can be reached at 714-628-5372 or Email: techsupport@orangeusd.org


Please note that the community tech support line remains open for all OUSD students and parents from 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Need a Device and/or Hot Spot

Laptops and internet hotspots are available for distribution at the District Office Monday - Friday, 12:30 - 3:30, Building J. No appointment is needed.
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Relief for Those Impacted by COVID

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Scholarship Information

College Application Resources

Freshmen Presentation Powerpoint

View the narrated presentation on You Tube: https://youtu.be/Ps03hAjUcJQ

College Application Presentation Powerpoint

View the narrated presentation on You Tube: https://youtu.be/eQmjL4GtWmM

Xello College and Career Exploration

View the narrated presentation on You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWYOIyd6kcw&feature=emb_logo

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