CVHS Counseling Back to School

September 2021

Welcome Back

Welcome back everyone! We know this year is going to be different but we are here to support our CVHS families and will get through this challenging time together. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need help!

Schedules for the 2021-2022 School Year

Schedules will be available through PowerSchool soon. Please keep in mind, space is EXTREMELY limited this year as we are scheduling for both our standard classes and the Chippewa Valley Virtual Academy (CVVA). You may see classes that you did not initially request due to the limitations with our master schedule. Counselors put thought and consideration into all the moves that were made, but it is simply not possible to meet all the initial requests of every student. If you have "SEE COUNSELOR" on your schedule, please e-mail your counselor. (see below)

Examples of a valid schedule change request:

  • To meet a graduation requirement (seniors only)
  • If you have already taken and passed the class
  • If you did not meet the prerequisites for the class

If you do not meet the above criteria, your schedule cannot be changed.

If you do meet the above criteria, here is the link to our schedule change request form.

Requests will be reviewed by the second week of school and you will receive and email if approved by your counselor.

Student's Last Names: A-Co - Mrs. Kimberly Koskos -

Student's Last Names: Cp-Hes - Mr. Scott Merchant -

Student's Last Names: Het-McF - Dr. Dan Lawrence -

Student's Last Names: McG-Sed - Mrs. Sydney Radzinski -

Student's Last Names: See-Z - Mrs. Stephanie Pitcher -


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

To access the CVHS Counseling Schoology page through a parent account. Go to . Enter in this code. 4PNK-T82B-V25SW and fill out the form with your information.

If you are having trouble, please email To request a computer, please visit You can also call 586-723-2315.

Class of 2022

Seniors, we are excited to help you navigate through your senior year and plan for your future! Below are some events that are coming up.

Senior Presentation- Information about graduation, college applications September 22-Virtual, details will be out soon

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 27th at 6:30 pm. via a zoom meeting. Here is the meeting information.
Meeting ID: 990 0504 7192

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

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.

On Wednesday, October 13th, you will have an opportunity to take the SAT without the essay portion. This test will be administered at Chippewa Valley from 7:00- 11:00 and we will hold classes in the afternoon for grades 9-12 starting at 11:30. Many colleges are waiving the SAT score as a condition for college acceptance; however, this score is beneficial for scholarship opportunities and when applying to more prestigious universities. If you took the SAT last Spring you are still eligible for this testing opportunity, as the State of Michigan will be covering the cost associated with offering this test.

It is important that you go to our website and fill out the opt-in form before Friday, September 12th to register for the test. We will not be able to offer the test to students who do not fill out this form after the 12th. If you have any questions about taking the SAT at school, please contact Mr. Briningstool.

Class of 2023

Welcome back Juniors! Now is the time to start thinking about your future. Please see the below web sites for general college planning information.

The National Association for College Admission Counseling test-optional list:

Metro Parent's annual Guide To College Planning:

While many in-person college visits may be limited at this time, you can still check out future colleges by visiting them virtually. Check out your college's admissions page for more information.

Class of 2023

Welcome Sophomores! The 10-12 Counselors are excited to get to know you! We are here to support your academic, personal/social, and career/college development. Working hard this year to get good grades is extremely important. It is much easier to raise your GPA now versus waiting until junior or senior year. Communicate with your teachers and contact your counselor if you are struggling.

Khan Academy is a great resource if you need extra help in your classes especially Math and Science. Visit to create your free account.

Class of 2025!

Welcome Chippewa Valley Freshmen!!!

We are looking forward to "meeting" each of you - however that may look! Together, let's make it a GREAT YEAR!

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

 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

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:

College Board Updates for SAT


CV Coalition Web Site - Drug Prevention, Suicide Prevention, COVID-19 Resources for CVHS families-see

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.)


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

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 text messages from your CVHS Counselors

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

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

Students with Last Names Kr - R:

Mrs. Jennifer Frohock

Students with Last Names S - Z:

To be determined

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

Student's Last Name: Cp-Hes

Mr. Scott Merchant

Student's Last Name: Het-McF

Dr. Dan Lawrence

Student's Last Name: McG-Sed

Mrs. Sydney Radzinski

Student's Last Name: See-Z

Mrs. Stephanie Pitcher

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