CVHS Counseling Weekly Update

September 11, 2020; Vol 2 Num 1

How to Request an Appointment with your Counselor

Counselors are here to support all of your personal, academic and career needs. To see your 10/11/12 grade counselor, please click on the link below to complete our form to request.

http://cvhsguidance.weebly.com/request-to-talk-with-your-counselor-online.html


9th-grade students: to request to see your counselor email your counselor using the contact info below.

Important SAT Information

With the cancellation of this past spring’s statewide testing, the Michigan Department of Education has made the PSAT/NMSQT and SAT with Essay assessments optionally available to our 11th and 12th grade students this fall. Both Chippewa Valley and Dakota High Schools will host an in-person administration of these assessments in October for students who wish to participate and register online.

The 12th grade SAT with Essay will take place on October 14th and the PSAT/NMSQT on October 29th .

To register and reserve an in-person seat at your respective high school, go to: http://bit.ly/CVS2020SAT. The deadline to sign up is October 2, 2020. Chippewa Valley Schools continues to advocate for the safety of our students.



Please know that these assessments are truly optional and if our district is still in a remote learning phase, social distancing and all applicable safety protocols will be followed. 12th grade families should be aware that hundreds of colleges around the country have dropped their SAT requirements fo the 2020-21 college admissions cycle (https://blog.prepscholar.com/colleges-dont-require-sat-act-scores-2020-admissions-covid).


Whether or not your child participates in the October testing, we remind you to “opt in” to the College Board’s Student Search Service at https://studentsearch.collegeboard.org/opt-in, which sends colleges and scholarship organizations the necessary information they need to provide specific scholarships to your child for which they qualify. We also encourage the use of Khan Academy’s Official SAT Practice online site. Here, students can take practice PSAT and SAT assessments and use the results of those tests to create an individualized preparation plan for the spring assessment.

Events Coming Up Next Week

Teacher Connection Night -- Wednesday September 16 from 6:00 to 7:30 pm -

View videos from all the CVHS teachers on our web site and email teachers with questions


Materials Pick Up - Thursday, September 17th Time to be Determined

Schoology

Schoology is the learning platform that will be used by our teachers for coursework. To access schoology, students must go to cvs.schoology.com (Make sure you use the full email address 10digitstudentID@cvs.k12.mi.us and district password-5 digits unless student changed their own password). Use Google Chrome as your browser. Click below for more information on Schoology.


https://www.chippewavalleyschools.org/downloads/staff_links_files/schoology_for_students.pdf


https://www.chippewavalleyschools.org/downloads/staff_links_files/schoology_for_parents.pdf


To access the CVHS Counseling Schoology page through a parent account. Go to http://schoology.com/ . Enter in this code from one of your child's teachers. Then you can enter in this code to join the counseling office group: 4PNK-T82B-V25SW


If you are having trouble, please call 586-723-2315. To request a computer, you will need to fill out a request at this link, https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BVYBG57

Please note that the district currently has more requests than computers so will contact people as soon as they can.

Class of 2021

Attention seniors: see below for events that are coming up.


Senior Presentation- Information about graduation, college applications coming in September - Day/Time To Be Determined.


Paying for College Night - A financial aid representative from the University of Michigan will do a virtual presentation on financial aid and how to complete the FAFSA (which is required) and be available for questions. The virtual presentation will be on September 28th at 6:30 pm. Information to access the event will come out soon.


Seniors - interested in ordering a transcript? Create an account on parchment.com and request your transcript to be sent to the colleges where you have applied.


Please see the below link for temporary changes in Michigan colleges admissions due to COVID-19.


https://www.smore.com/app/reporting/out/2dnxv?u=%2Fapp%2Fattachments%2Fdownload%2F5f57fadd960d4502806bc9d5&t=pdf%20Michigan%20Public%20Colleges%202020%20Fall%20changes.pdf%20Download%20147.4%20KB&w=w-9883223051&i=&l=


Coming Soon: College Application Month is during the month of October and the counselors will be providing support to seniors to assist with the college application process and FAFSA. More details will be sent out soon.

Class of 2022

VIRTUAL COLLEGE FAIRS

MACAC High School Counselors: NACAC is offering four virtual college fairs

The fairs will provide information and resources to students this Fall. Please share the following:


  • Sunday, Sept. 13 from 12 - 8 p.m.
  • Monday, Oct. 12 from 1 - 9 p.m.
  • Sunday, Oct. 18 from 12 - 8 p.m.
  • Sunday, Nov. 8 from 2 - 10 p.m.


Encourage students and parents to register for these fairs at: www.nacacfairs.org/attend/attend-virtual-college-fairs/students/

Class of 2023

Develop a personal Resume

In your Senior year, some of your college and scholarship applications may require letters of recommendation. Therefore, students are encouraged to identify at least 3 people who would be willing to write a positive letter of recommendation. Plan to give each of these individuals a copy of your personal resume. Ask your counselor if you would like advice on what to include on your resume.

Class of 2024!

TIPS ON A SUCCESSFUL FRESHMAN YEAR - Start the Year Off Right!


1. Have a distraction-free place to study. Turn off cell-phone, TV, social media, etc. Have a well-lit space with supplies on hand.


2. Spend time nightly reviewing your daily work – finish assignments, review readings and notes, and jot down any questions or concerns to ask your teacher the following day.


3.Get ORGANIZED. Use a binder with folders – one for every class. Use an agenda or other calendar tool to write down & stay on top of upcoming due dates.


4.Read to UNDERSTAND not just to finish it. Stop after every paragraph and ask, “Do I understand what I just read?” If not, reread and/or seek help from your teacher, tutor or trusted classmate


5. Utilize help. Talk to teachers about getting extra help, visit online tutoring sites such as http://www.khanacademy.org or Clinton Macomb Public library https://cmpl.org "Tutor.com" for live homework help


6. Contact YOUR COUNSELOR! We are here to help and want your freshmen year to be a success! (our contact info is below!)


7. Get plenty or rest, exercise and eat a balance diet.


8. Log In to class on time! Attendance counts!! And be respectful & attentive once there.

SAT Prep

Connect your Khan Academy and College Board Account

Link your College Board and Khan Academy account for customized practice for the SAT. Research shows 20 hours of Khan Academy will improve your SAT score by 115 points.

 Create a College Board Account (or log in to an existing account) – Go to www.collegeboard.org

 Do not create another account if you already have one. (click forget username and/or password)

 College Board Customer Service Number: 1-866-630-9305

 Create a Khan Academy Account (or log into existing account) Go to www.khanacademy.org


Virtual SAT prep coming this fall

Help your students choose from a one-day SAT bootcamp with Doorway to College or a three-week SAT course with Math 4 Success.

· SAT Bootcamp: Saturday, Sept. 19, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. $20 fee

Saturday, October 10, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

· SAT Course: Sept. 1-17, every Tuesday through Thursday, 5 to 7 p.m.

·Math 4 Success 3week SAT course, $20 fee.


  • 3-Week course, September 1- September 17 , Every Tuesday & Thursday from 5-7pm.


Here is the link to the general interest form: https://forms.gle/MRvuNEZPisVMgbzd9


College Board Updates for SAT

https://pages.collegeboard.org/collegeboard-covid-19-updates

Resources

CV Coalition Web Site - Drug Prevention, Suicide Prevention, COVID-19 Resources for CVHS families-see https://www.cvcoalition.org/



A reminder! Chippewa Valley Schools has a Community Resource Message Line - 586-723-2280.

Families can call for assistance in identifying needed resources.

(Calls are monitored between 8 am and 4 pm weekdays.)

Emergencies

If you have an emergency crisis situation and are unable to reach your counselor, you are encouraged to utilize the following resources:


Macomb County Crisis Center: 586-307-9100

Okay to Say: 855-565-2729 or www.michigan.gov/ok2say

Local Police Dpt: Clinton Twp. 586-493-7800 Macomb Twp. 586-469-5151

*NEW* Follow us on Instagram!

Chippewa 10-12 counselors now have an Instagram account. Follow chippewacounselors as another way to stay connected and up-to date with any information our department has for you.

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Stay up to date with Remind.com text messages from your CVHS Counselors

If you haven't already done so, students and parents are welcome to sign up.


Class of 2021 text @de22ake to the number 81010

Class of 2022 text @d9eg2e to the number 81010

Class of 2023 text @6497a6 to the number 81010

Class of 2024 text @7673gc9 to the number 81010


Don't be alarmed if you occasionally receive a Remind text that you have been removed from our lists: This happens because we have to keep our lists under a certain number. We add you to a new group and the text reminders keep coming.

Email your assigned counselor with any questions or concerns.

For Grade 9:


Students Last Names A - Kq:

Mrs. Debbie Wall

dwall@cvs.k12.mi.us


Students with Last Names Kr - R:

Mrs. Jennifer Frohock

jfrohock@cvs.k12.mi.us


Students with Last Names S - Z:

Mrs. Nadia Given

ngiven@cvs.k12.mi.us


For grades 10, 11, and 12:


Please Note - Counselor Alphabet Caseloads Have Changed From Last Year


Student's Last name: A-Co

Mrs. Kimberly Koskos

kkoskos01@cvs.k12.mi.us


Student's Last Name: Cp-Hes

Mr. Scott Merchant

smerchant@cvs.k12.mi.us


Student's Last Name: Het-McF

Dr. Dan Lawrence

dlawrence@cvs.k12.mi.us


Student's Last Name: McG-San

Mrs. Sydney Radzinski

sradzinski@cvs.k12.mi.us


Student's Last Name: Sao-Z

Mrs. Stephanie Pitcher

spitcher@cvs.k12.mi.us

CVHS 10/12 Counseling Welcome to the School Year!