Jen P's Advising Group
MC news for you!
Update #11: 5.13.16
Hello, students and families!
We are in the home stretch! Next week is the last week of instruction and the following week is finals. Students at this point should be spending the time they need on studying for their finals and finishing up last projects, assignments and presentations.
Middle College finals will be on Tuesday and Wednesday of finals week.
All English finals (for both juniors and seniors) will be on Tuesday and all Social Studies finals will be on Wednesday. Thursday at 3 pm is our end-of-year celebration to recognize our graduating seniors. All students are expected to attend, including juniors! It's fun :-)
Chris should be emailing all families with instructions on returning college textbooks--but keep in mind all texts need to be returned by the end of finals week or the cost of the book may be charged to the credit card on record in the bookstore.
Juniors continuing here
All juniors have been scheduled! If I need to make any changes to your schedule based on spring grades, I'll let you know as soon as I can.
Seniors staying here and transferring
Seniors who will continue here need to complete the college application as if they are a first time student and indicate that they are graduating from high school in June. They should also make an appointment to meet with a college counselor to update their SEP. The college is holding registration help sessions in the Learning Center today, 5/13, as well as 5/16, 5/17, 5/18 from 8am-3pm and 5pm-8pm.
Seniors going on to a 4 year
This is a reminder for seniors moving on to request final transcripts from your home high school after June 10. This transcript must be received by colleges by July 1. Additionally, you must also have your Canada college transcript sent via your WebSmart account.
Information for summer and next year
The summer session is from June 13- July 23. Students need to keep in mind that in the summer the drop date comes very quickly--in some cases, the drop date is the second or third day of class. Make sure you notify me immediately if your plans change.
Students enrolling in online classes should check their my.smccd email accounts and WebAccess (log in with G# and birthdate -- MMDDYY) for the syllabus, course information, and materials.
A reminder for those taking summer classes: during summer tuition is waived, but families are responsible for the cost of the college textbooks. Let me know if the cost of books is an obstacle and we'll figure something out.
Our fall semester begins on Aug. 8. College classes begin the following week, on Aug 17, so those first few days we will have orientation, get books, and discuss the summer reading, I am Malala.
Counselors are assigned to students alphabetically by last name. For a few students, keep in mind that if the alphabet shifts a bit you may have another counselor next year; however, each of us is always available to counsel students about anything at any time. The assigned counselor is mainly responsible for keeping track of graduation requirements and submitting schedules.
We are very excited to welcome Marin Aldridge to our MC team next year! She will be co-teaching CCR1 with me for juniors, teaching Government/Economics for seniors, and advising students with last names Dor-Kh. We will be busy planning together over the summer to ensure a smooth transition. We wish Alison Libertore well as she returns to Burlingame High School.
Teacher Appreciation Day!
Thanks for the treats and cards -- they were surely appreciated!
Both my boys have birthdays in May -- lots of cake!
Apple, avocado, and mango trees, and blueberry and strawberry plants were my Mother's Day gift! Yum!