September 2021

Student Services Update

Welcome Back!!

We hope you've all had a relaxing summer and are ready for the start of school! We are extremely excited to have you back in our hallways and classrooms again! Throughout the year, we will be sharing informational newsletters with you! Please make sure you read these newsletters so you're aware of what's happening in the world of Student Services! If you have any questions, stop by to see us, email us, or give us a call!


Below you will find information for students at each of the grade levels, 9-12. Keep scrolling until you find the information for your grade level!

New Bell Schedule & A/B Day Rotation

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A few reminders to start the year ...

  • Students will be allowed entry into the High School starting at 7:15 am. To assist in the flow of traffic on campus and throughout the building in the morning we will be using three entrances and exits: Library Entrance: walkers and students parking off-campus; Concession Entrance: busses 1-8, parent drop-off, and student drivers; Main Entrance: busses 9-16

  • If you are interested in making a change to your schedule, please reach out to your counselor during a study hall or your lunch period. All add/drops must be made by September 21, 2021.
  • This year, we will continue to have four lunch periods and two locations for lunch in order to provide our students with a safe socially distanced environment to eat. Our 10th & 12th grade students will eat lunch in the main cafeteria and our 9th and 11th grade students will eat lunch in the back gym.
  • School Pictures will be on September 14th and September 15th.

Senior Information

Your senior year of high school is here! During the next several months, you'll probably experience a wide range of feelings from excitement to confusion to even a little stress! Please remember, we are here to assist you each step of the way as you navigate through this year and plan for your future. If you have questions about your courses, remaining graduation requirements, diploma type, etc., please be in touch with Mrs. Rust & Mrs. O'Brien.


College & Military Virtual Information Sessions

Visits from college / military representatives will be happening throughout the fall. Most of the informational sessions will be in-person with the representative from the Office of Admissions; however, there will be a few held virtually. For the virtual session, we will send out the Google Meet link to you ahead of time. This schedule will be updated frequently, so please be sure to check the daily announcements, as well as your email!


Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) - 9/20/21 @ 8:30 AM

Keuka College - 9/20/21 @ 9:30 AM

St. Thomas Aquinas College - 9/20/21 @ 10:30 AM

SUNY Geneseo - 9/20/21 @ 1:00 PM

Merrimack College (MA) - 9/21/21 @ 8:30 AM

Wells College - 9/21/21 @ 9:30 AM

Le Moyne College - 9/21/21 @ 10:30 AM

Utica College - 9/21/21 @ 1:00 PM

SUNY Oneonta - 9/22/21 @ 8:30 AM

Rochester Institute of Technology - 9/22/21 @ 9:30 AM

St. Michael's College (VT) - 9/22/21@ 10:30 AM

King's College (PA) - 9/22/21 @ 1:00 PM

Endicott College (MA) - 9/23/21 @ 8:30 AM

SUNY Plattsburgh - 9/23/21 @ 9:30 AM

Niagara University - 9/23/21 @ 10:30 AM

SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry - 9/23/21 @ 1:00 PM

University of Maine - 9/24/21 @ 8:30 AM

*Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising - Los Angeles (CA) - 9/24/21 @ 10:30 AM

Florida Institute of Technology (FL) - 9/24/21 @ 1:00 PM

*SUNY Delhi - 9/27/21 @ 9:30 AM

Hartwick College - 9/27/21 @ 10:30

Bentley University (MA) - 9/27/21 @ 1:00 PM

Springfield College (MA) - 9/28/21 @ 8:30 AM

The College of Saint Rose - 9/28/21 @ 9:30 AM

*Cazenovia College - 9/28/21 @ 10:30 AM

Canisius College - 9/29/21 @ 8:30 AM

Dean College (MA) - 9/29/21@ 9:30 AM

Albany College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences - 9/29/21 @ 10:30 AM

Champlain College (VT) - 9/29/21 @ 1:00 PM

University of Hartford (CT) - 9/30/21 @ 8:30 AM

Hobart William Smith College - 9/30/21 @ 9:30 AM

University of New Haven (CT) - 9/30/21 @ 10:30 AM

Wentworth Institute of Technology (MA) - 9/30/21 @ 1:00 PM

Manhattan College - 10/1/21 @ 8:30 AM

Russell Sage College - 10/1/21 @ 9:30 AM

Paul Smiths College - 10/1/21 @ 10:30 AM

*SUNY College at Brockport - 10/5/21 @ 9:30 AM

Manhattanville College - 10/6/21 @ 8:30 AM

St. Lawrence University - 10/6/21 @ 10:30 AM

Lincoln Technical Institute (CT) - 10/7/21 @ 1:00 PM

Castleton University (VT) - 10/8/21 @ 9:30 AM

St. John Fisher College - 10/8/21 @ 10:30 AM

*Johnson & Wales University (RI) - 10/8/21 @ 1:00 PM

Emmanuel College (MA) - 10/19/21 @ 1:00 PM

SUNY Adirondack Instant Admit & Financial Aid Night - 10/19/21 @ 6:00 PM

University of Rochester - 10/20/21 @ 8:30 AM

UAlbany - 10/20/21 @ 11:00 AM

SUNY New Paltz - 10/20/21 @ 11:30 AM

SUNY Cobleskill - 10/20/21 @ 1:00 PM

Western New England University (MA) - 10/21/21 @ 8:30 AM

*University of San Francisco (CA) - 10/25/21 @ 1:00 PM

*Lawrence Technological University (MI) - 10/26 @ 8:30 AM

Hudson Valley Community College Instant Admission - 10/27/21 @ 9:00 AM

*SUNY Cortland - 10/29/21 @ 9:30 AM

Washington College (MD) - 11/3/21 @ 8:30 AM

*St. Bonaventure University - 10/15/21 @ 9:30 AM

*Indicates a virtual visit


College Talk Tuesday - Hosted by Siena College

Join Siena College this Fall for video chats on affordability, finding the perfect major, application and essays, financial aid, and more! All students and families are welcome to join these chats, even if Siena College isn't on the list of possibilities. Be sure to register here for these events. Please see below for a list of topics.

  • Tuesday, September 7th @ 7pm: How the Pandemic Changed College Admissions
  • Tuesday, September 14th @ 7pm: Essay Workshop
  • Tuesday, September 21st @ 7pm: Finding the Perfect Major
  • Tuesday, September 28th @ 7pm: Affordability and Financial Aid
  • Tuesday, October 5th @ 7pm: Application Walkthrough
  • Sunday, October 10th @ 7pm: Majors Night
  • Sunday, November 7th @ 7pm: Majors Night II
  • Sunday, November 21st @ 7pm: FAFSA Walk Through


Working on college applications? Here are a few things to keep in mind!

  1. As you're finalizing the schools you will be applying to, be sure to include a "safety school."
  2. Double check the admission procedures for your schools. Do they still require SAT/ACT scores? Are SAT subject tests required?
  3. Determine the application procedure you will follow (Early Action, Early Decision, Regular Admission) and determine your application deadline! Please communicate this information with your counselor as soon as it is determined.
  4. Supplemental applications may be required (this varies by college/university).
  5. What items are generally included in an application?
  • Online Application (Common App/SUNY App): install the Common App app to help in this process.
  • Transcript: submitted by your counselor to your colleges/universities.
  • Official SAT/ACT Scores (if still required by the school): you will send your scores directly from the College Board/ACT to the college/university (you will need our school code - 335140 - for registration).
  • Essay: be sure to submit your best work; speak from the heart; write about something that will set you apart from others; make sure you and a teacher proofread your essay.
  • Portfolio (varies school to school, as well as by major).
  • Letters of Recommendation: one from your counselor; one or two others from a teacher, employer, and/or community member.
  • Application Fee (varies school to school): must be submitted in order for your application to be reviewed; see Mrs. Rust or Mrs. O'Brien for questions regarding fee waivers.
  • School Address: 14 Spring Street, Schuylerville, NY 12871
  • Counselor Name/Email/Phone: Sarah Rust/rusts@schuylerville.org; Janine O'Brien/obrienj@schuylerville.org (518-695-3255)


Please do not wait until the deadline (or a few days before the deadline) to communicate with Mrs. Rust & Mrs. O'Brien about your application!


Once your Common Application is submitted to your first college/university, the information CANNOT be changed. Make sure you proofread your information. Please feel free to have Mrs. Rust & Mrs. O'Brien review your application before submitting it!!


SAT/ACT Testing Information:

The SAT and the ACT will be offered on the following (Saturday) national testing dates. The cost of the SAT is $55. The ACT has a basic fee of $60.00, with an optional writing test (cost with writing is $70.00). If the cost of these tests presents a hardship, you may be eligible for a fee waiver. Please check with Mrs. Rust or Mrs. O'Brien.

SAT Testing Information:

Test Date (Registration Deadline)

October 2nd (September 3rd; late registration September 21st)

November 6th (October 8th)

December 5th (November 4th)

March 12th (February 11th)

May 7th (April 8th)

June 4th (May 5th)


ACT Testing Information:

Test Date (Registration Deadline)

October 23rd (September 17th)

December 11th (November 5th)

February 12th (January 7th)

April 2nd (February 25th)

June 11th (May 6th)

July 16th (June 17th)*

*No test center in New York


For students taking a class through SUNY Adirondack, HVCC, or FMCC:

You recently received information (via email and mail) regarding course registration, as well as instructions on how to obtain a Certificate of Residency (COR). Please be sure to have your COR in hand the first day of school! This form can be given to your teacher.


Scholarships

Boston University Trustee Scholarship: eligible applicants rank at the top of their class and are strong leaders in both their school and their community. If interested in applying, students must submit their application for admission to Boston University, along with the Trustee Scholarship essay, by December 1, 2021.

Heisman High School Scholarship: this scholarship program will recognize the nation's most accomplished and community-minded male and female senior scholar-athletes. If interested in applying, please begin the application here. Deadline: October 19, 2021

Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship: eligible applicants must be a US Citizen; however, they do not need to be related to a member of the Elks; applicants will be judged based on on leadership, financial need, and scholarship. Please be sure to use the pulldown box for the association Elks Lodge, which would be Saratoga/Wilton #161. Deadline: November 15, 2021

Elks Legacy Awards: eligible applicants must be a child or grandchild of a living Elk member in good standing; more information can be found online. Deadline: February 7, 2022

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Junior Information

Junior Year Planning

With your Junior year underway, you are one step closer to graduation and that inevitable question ... "What will I do with my life?" The first thing to do is begin planning NOW! Your Junior year is the time to brainstorm plans regarding your future (if you haven't already started).

Where should you begin?

  • Research careers and/or colleges you are interested in and relate this information to your interests, academic aptitudes, school courses, grades, and any specific talents you may have.
  • Meet with college admissions and military representatives who have set up visits with Schuylerville High School this fall (see the schedule of upcoming visits listed above; please continue check your email for updates to the list of visits).
  • Utilize the internet to access college admission and financial aid information.
  • Speak with Mrs. O'Brien and Mrs. Rust to become familiar with the various sources of career, military, and/or college information.
** Please keep in mind that colleges strongly consider your:

- Overall high school academic record and rigor of courses (strength of your schedule)

- GPA (Grade Point Average)

- Class Rank

- SAT/ACT scores

- Activities, athletics, clubs, and community service


PSAT Information for Juniors

One of the best ways to prepare for the upcoming SAT is by taking the PSAT (Preliminary SAT). Please remember that by taking the PSAT you can:

  • Prepare for the upcoming SAT.
  • Assess your critical reading, writing, language, and math skills.
  • Gain access to Khan Academy, which provides you with free and personalized practice for the SAT.
  • Receive specific suggestions on how to improve your academic skills.
  • Compete for scholarships (ie: National Merit Scholarship Corporation Competition).
  • Get started on the college search process.

More information will be coming out soon regarding the upcoming PSAT in October.

FRESHMAN/SOPHOMORE INFORMATION

Find out about SCS on SchoolMessenger

The district will continue to use the communication and mass notification system called SchoolMessenger, which provides families with important announcements and alerts via email and text messages. Parents must opt in due to federal laws and regulations. If you have not already opted in simply text "Y" to 67587. You will then be opted in to district text messages permanently. If you have any questions, please contact the district’s Communications Director, Taryn Kane, at kanet@schuylerville.org.

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Student Services

Mrs. Tracy Lyon, Secretary

(518) 695-2256. ext 2239


School Counselor Contact Information

Mrs. O’Brien (A-G, Grade 9 & 10; A-L, Grades 11 & 12)

Ms. Bean (H-M, Grade 9; H-L, Grade 10; Career Education & AP Coordinator)

Mrs. Rust (N-Z, Grade 9; M-Z, Grades 10-12)