BHS Counselor Update

March 23-27


We hope that you are getting comfortable with your Google classrooms and have made contact with all of your teachers this week. We understand that this is a tough situation. You are concerned about your grades, GPA, ranking, and the list goes on. Please know that we are working hard as a district to ensure that student's academic performance will not be negatively impacted by things that are out of our control.

When we feel out of control it seems like all aspects of our life are spinning so fast that we can't get a grip on any one thing. That can definitely lead to some increased anxious thinking and loads of worry that weigh heavy on you. Both are unhealthy. Focusing on what we can control can help calm your mind and give you a sense of accomplishment in the midst of chaos.

The things that you can control right now related to school come down to two things: 1) communication with your teachers via email, phone or Google Classroom and 2) accessing assignments through your Google Classrooms or packets that are being prepared for you.

Please continue to contact either myself or Mr. Patrick via email if there is anything we can do to help you during this week or next. We miss you and pray that you and your family remain healthy.


We want to stay in close communication with you during this time. Please make sure you have joined the BHS Senior Remind account by texting @patrick12 to 81010. This will ensure that you are up to date on any changes that might take effect in the coming weeks.


Life is a little hectic right now during the transition to virtual learning. Remember to turn off the news, put your phone down, and take care of yourself. Just because we can't see you, know that we are here to help in any way we can. Check out these tips for teenage self-care.


The scholarship page has been updated. I will continue to update the web page as scholarships come in. I will also alert you via the Senior Remind account.

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The College Board has canceled the March 28, 2020, and May 2, 2020, national test administrations. Registered students will receive a refund. The College Board has not yet canceled the national SAT test administration scheduled for June 6, 2020. The College Board is assessing future testing opportunities as well as drafting guidance on school day administrations for the SAT, PSAT 10, and PSAT 8/9. The College Board will update its webpage regularly with information about the impact of the coronavirus.

To help students keep their college readiness skills sharp while many schools are closed, the College Board and Khan Academy continue to provide free resources online, including full-length practice tests and personalized learning tools at


The ACT that was scheduled for March 24 has been canceled. We will be waiting on an additional date from ACT to reschedule.

ACT has rescheduled the April 4, 2020, national test administration to June 13, 2020. ACT will send an email to registered students with instructions on how to reschedule. ACT is assessing guidance on district/school day administrations and has created a webpage with real-time updates for this evolving situation


I realize many of you, mainly seniors, are needing to complete the TSI for college registration purposes. For now, we are unable to give the TSI here at Bangs High School. Once schools resumes, I will ensure that you have plenty of opportunities to take the TSI, including night sessions. We will test ALL juniors for free once school resumes. TSI cost for seniors will continue to be $7 when we return.

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Cisco College Official Communication to Students

March 19, 2020

Dear Cisco College Students,

Thank you for your patience during this difficult time. Due to the potential spread of COVID-19, Cisco College has moved all face-to-face classes online in CANVAS for the duration of the Spring 2020 semester. Courses that are already online should be completed as scheduled including any courses registered for during the second 8-week session.

Note: To mitigate the potential of COVID 19 community spread, both campuses will only be open to faculty and staff.