What's the Buzz- SUMMER EDITION

WHS Counseling Center Newsletter June/July

COVID19 School Related Topics

School Re-Opening 2020-2021???

There are many questions about whether or not WHS will re-open in August for the 2020-2021 school year. There are even more questions about what the school environment, schedule, and extracurricular activities will look like if it does re-open.


At this time, there are no definite answers to any of those questions! Our school administrators are working closely with district leaders, who are in turn working with the Utah State Board of Education to find answers. Our educational institutions must also be in compliance with the health department, so you can understand that this is not an easy problem to fix. Please be patient and kind with our administrators as they work through this. You will receive information via email promptly as it is decided upon.

Community Resources

Although many businesses have reopened or are planning on reopening soon, there are many families who are still experiencing a loss of income during this time. If you are in need of financial help, food, clothing, or other necessities, please contact either Jennifer Roskelley (jennifer.roskelley@wasatch.edu) or Angelica Sanchez-Zelaya (angelica.sanchez@wasatch.edu) with your needs. They will assist you in connecting with resources.


The Christian Center Food Pantry is also still open in Heber,

11am-4pm Mon- Fri

55 E Center St., Heber

435-657-9493

COVID19 Testing

Testing for COVID19 is still available in a few different places throughout Wasatch County. Please click on the link for information about testing sites.

https://coronavirus.wasatch.utah.gov/Testing-Sites


A special testing site will be available at Heber Valley Elementary June 4th, 4-8pm. Details are included in the above link.

Summer School @ WHS

Core Classes

CORE CLASSES: you have failed or received an NG in a core course(English, Math, Science, or Social Studies), WHS is offering a unique summer school experience. Courses will be Canvas-based, with teacher support. This is a credit recovery program. Eligible students will be receiving a phone call by the 2nd week of June with instructions for registration if you would like to take advantage of this opportunity.


OTHER REQUIRED COURSES: For students who have failed other required courses (Financial Lit, PE, Health, etc), WHS eschool is available to complete credit recovery. Please contact WHS counselor Stephanie Clark to register. Stephanie.Clark@wasatch.edu


GENERATING CREDIT (to get ahead, NOT credit recovery): If you are interested in getting ahead on your track to graduation, or you know you need more room in your schedule to take a class you are really interested in, you are welcome to work ahead through WHS eschool. There is a $20 fee per term to enroll. Please contact Mr. Martindale to enroll in the course of your choice. Brent.Martindale@wasatch.edu


OR


You may also generate credit through Utah Online School (utahonline.org). Summer registration deadline is June 5th; limited course options are available.

ACT

UPDATES

The June 13th ACT test at WHS testing center has been canceled by ACT. Students who were registered for this test should have received an email with instructions for rescheduling.


The July 18th test is still scheduled as of today. Registration for the July test closes on June 19th. Visit www.act.org to register.

MTECH advisement

An advisor, Karalee Clarke, from MTECH will be at West Campus on June 17th, 9:00am -4:00pm to answer questions related to programs, admissions, tuition, and more. If you plan on participating in ANY MTECH program next year, this is a great way to get help with the admissions process. They are happy to help any and all students who are interested in learning more about our programs, testing or accepting their documentation to have the test waived, and signing Training Agreements that are required for registration in the Medical Assistant Program. The MTECH advisor is the expert on their school, so get your questions answered first hand by someone with all the details!
Appointments are encouraged and given preference, but walk-ins are welcome. You can schedule an appointment by clicking on the link below:
https://mtechscheduler.as.me/schedule.php?appointmentType=11565874

SENIORS Class of 2020

Seniors, we will miss you! We wish you the best in your new adventures! Embrace the good, push through the bad, and learn from your experiences! A whole new world awaits you after Wasatch High School!


For those seniors who aren't sure what they are going to do now that they've graduated; let us offer you a few things to think about:



  1. MTECH- its not too late to start a program at MTECH! All of their programs will lead to a certificate in a skill that will take you into a higher-paying job than minimum wage. Many students love the shorter programs(a few months up to 18months) and like that the classes are focused on direct studies of the necessary skills, no general elective classes to worry about! See the MTECH section mentioned above for information about the MTECH advisor coming to West Campus on June 17th. You can ask her about program options and find out if it would be a good fit for you!
  2. BYU- Salt Lake Center- Never heard of it?? It is one of Utah's best-kept secrets! A great school to get started on a degree if you are unsure about which route you are going to go. Evening classes available and only a 2.0 GPA minimum to register!! Flexible schedules for those of you who are trying to work fulltime. Check it out by clicking on the brochure below this section!
  3. WORK-Not interested in continuing your education right now? Want to jump into working fulltime? Are you having a hard time finding a job? Visit these resources for help: https://www.heberut.gov/jobs.aspx, https://wasatchjobs.com/, https://jobs.utah.gov/, or take time to visit local stores and restaurants and ask about employment. Many of them are hiring NOW!

SCHOLARSHIPS

FYI- it's not too late to search for scholarships if you are headed to college in the fall! Visit these sites or google scholarship ideas for options.

www.scholarships.com

www.fastweb.com

https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/scholarship-search

www.unigo.com

http://www.collegescholarships.org/financial-aid/

SUMMER HOURS FOR WHS

The WHS main campus:

June- OPEN-9am-2pm, Mon-Fri

July CLOSED- 6th-24th

July 27th-Aug 7th--OPEN- 9am-2pm