Office of School Counseling
Friday Sendoff - September 13, 2019
Counselors blaze the trail
MUST DO ITEMS - Please read this section carefully
School Counseling Program Plan - see the 9/6/2019 newsletter for the timeline and resources. Your individual program plans are due November 1, 2019
Program Plan Bootcamps - If you plan to attend one of the OPTIONAL Program Plan Bootcamps, please RSVP on the 9/6/19 newsletter.
Professional Development Calendar - Please be sure to download a copy of the 2019-2020 PD calendar (in the attachments section) so you can mark your calendar for upcoming meetings and professional development with the Office of School Counseling.
Counselor Survey Form - Please complete the survey ASAP
If you did not complete the survey, please sure to do so by Friday September 20, 2019. It's crucial to determine if you have an older device that needs to be replaced.
High School Department Chair Meeting
Wednesday, Sep. 25th, 8-11am
1901 Delvale Avenue
Soller's Point Technical High School - Soller's Cafehttps://registration.bcps.org/Event.aspx?Event_DetailID=27857
Middle School Department Chair Meeting
Wednesday, Sep. 25th, 12-3pm
1901 Delvale Avenue
Soller's Point Technical High School - Soller's Cafe
Youth Mental Health First Aid Course (Lauryn's Law part 1)
Monday, Sep. 30th, 8:30am-4:30pm
3505 Resource Drive
Randallstown Community Centerhttps://registration.bcps.org/Event.aspx?Event_DetailID=20887
Curriculum Updates Meeting (for Department Chairs and Master Schedulers)
Wednesday, Oct. 23rd, 8am-12:30pm
7201 Rossville Boulevard
Please share this registration link with your master scheduler
CCBC - Essex: Administration Building, room 120
**NEW Threat Management Resources
3 "quick reference" matrix documents were uploaded into the "Additional Resources" folder in Schoology. They are a great reference to print out and share with admin and other people on your Behavioral Threat Assessment Teams. These flow charts help staff make decisions about what to do in cases of threats to self and others.
**NEW The Relatives Matter Conference & Resource Fair offers a day of education to recognize and meet the needs of kinship caregivers and the children in their care. Connect with community services, kinship caregivers and professionals offering legal, financial and healthcare support. All kinship caregivers are welcome. Registration ends 9/13.
Language Line Codes - The ESOL Intake office has language line access available for you to connect with students and parents. If you don’t already have your school’s information, please contact your Specialist
Google Translate - if you’d like to translate web-based text (like Naviance), add the Google Chrome translate extension to your browser. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD GOOGLE TRANSLATE TO CHROME
FREE Parent Workshops offered by the Special Education Resource Center! Topics include Depression, Anxiety, Post-Secondary Planning, and Sensory Strategies. See the Flyer attached below.
Middle School Counselors
Naviance User updates **NEW
Each year there are staff that are no longer associated with your school that need to be deactivated from your account. Please take a moment to review your school users and make users INACTIVE who are no longer in your building.
Assigning Naviance Programs *NEW
As discussed in the summer department chair meeting, your students will have Naviance tasks assigned to them today. Before visiting classrooms, please view your account to ensure students have tasks assigned associated with the Scope and Sequence. Any student who enrolls new to BCPS, will have to have the program assigned to them. If you have any questions, please MaatenRe.
Wells Fargo Resources **NEW
In past we've sent a shipment of Wells Fargo College Planning Guides and Five Step Guides to Financial Aid materials to your school. This year they're no longer printing the planning guides but you should expect a shipment of the financial aid resource within the next month. If you do not receive your shipment, please contact your Specialist.
DECOMMISSIONING OF SILK
The master scheduling process for secondary schools has fully transitioned to the Student Instructional Program & Resource Management Tool (SIPRMT). As of Friday, August 16th school staff no longer have access to SILK. All school staff members with access to SIPRMT have been trained to support their responsibilities in alignment with the School-based Scheduling Team and Timeline document. Please share this information with school staff as appropriate.
Signup Contacts - High School Chairs
If you have military, employer or trade contacts that you’d like to have our office send information to, please send it to MaatenRe so it can be added to Signup Genius
High School Co-Enrollment Process
There is new functionality in SIS this year for co-enrollment between zoned schools and Educational Options programs. Below are two resources to support this new feature. The Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) document provides conditions and guidelines for co-enrollment. The accompanying video provides narrated step-by-step directions for the co-enrollment process within SIS. Any questions about co-enrollment can be directed to the Educational Options team.
The Password to view the video is: Trailblazers
High School Counselors
**NEW Architect For a Day If you know an aspiring architect, landscape architect, planner, or interior designer, you can register them now on our online registration site at https://www.hcm2.com/architect-for-a-day/. Registration is being accepted from students in grades 9-12 and their first year of college. Please follow the link below to our information page and click AFAD Baltimore. Spaces are limited so be sure to register today!
**NEW Job Shadow Opportunity - see the attached flyer below.
NCAA Course Review – As you work with student athletes, be sure to review their transcript to ensure all core courses appear on our district course list. If you have courses that do not appear, please contact MaatenRe so she can submit the course to NCAA for consideration.
MCAC update: Morgan State University FEE WAIVER **NEW
The focus of the Maryland College Application Campaign (MCAC) is to provide support to all students; particularly low-income, first-generation, unaccompanied homeless youth, foster care youth, in the juvenile services education system, and student with disabilities. This year, the college-campaign is also focusing on undocumented students. As we collaborate to provide supports to our future graduates, the college campaign is also working diligently to remove barriers as these students pursue their post-secondary education.
To assist the MCAC with removing barriers for schools participating in the MCAC, they are happy to announce that Morgan State University (MSU) has agreed to waive their application fee for one week during the college campaign! The week will be October 7th-11th. The MCAC is schedule to take place September 30-October 31, 2019. For students in participating MCAC schools interested in applying to MSU, please use the code MDFREE20.
Wells Fargo College Steps **NEW
Wells Fargo offers a suite of free college planning resources to help you assist your students in their journey to college. For more information, visit: https://collegesteps.wf.com/counselors/
The Facts about Undocumented Students & College **NEW
College Board Handouts and Presentations
NACAC College Fair
Step by Step: College Awareness and Planning for Families, Counselors and Communities
Relevant Bulletin Items
343. HEALTH SERVICES – YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID TRAINING
344. LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT FOR PROSPECTIVE DEPARTMENT CHAIRS – FALL 2019
363. BCPS GOOGLE ACCOUNTS
366. COLLEGE AND CAREER READINESS: COLLEGE BOARD TESTING DATES FOR SCHOOL YEAR 2019-2020
370. GRADUATION SCHEDULE 2020
373. HOME AND HOSPITAL REFERRAL FORMS FOR 2019–2020 SCHOOL YEAR
374. LOST OR DAMAGED ONE-CARD BADGE REPLACEMENT
375. MARYLAND STATE RETIREMENT SYSTEM FALL 2019 PRERETIREMENT SEMINARS
376. MIND OVER MATTERS CAMPAIGN
381. SCHOOL BEHAVIOR THREAT ASSESSMENT TEAMS
Youth Mental Health First Aid - Youth Mental Health First Aid is a research-based training program for persons with limited mental health background to provide information and skills to identify and respond to children with symptoms that may indicate a mental health concern. The youth and adult courses (each are 8 CEU's) satisfy Lauryn's Law.
College Board Fall Counselor Workshops (on-site and online)
ACT CCR Workshops
Yale Science of Well-being course
PsyCoun Professional Development offering:
Anxiety is the number one health problem in America and it’s on the rise among school-aged youth. As worry and fears grow, are they really unmanageable or can they be contained and controlled? This workshop will present simple yet effective counseling strategies that empower youth to manage their anxious thoughts and feelings.
The Maryland Crisis Line (available 24/7) can now be reached by dialing 211. There are new promotional materials that can be downloaded for free at the following link:
Suicide Prevention Toolkits are available! Materials include prints for magnets, posters, and a tri-fold wallet card.
Get a full set of Growth Mindsets Posters for free! These are a great resource to hang around your building to promote Growth Mindset.
Good reads! Have one? Please share...
I Was a Low-Income College Student. Classes Weren’t the Hard Part.https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/09/10/magazine/college-inequality.html
When Science meets Mindfulness
7 Classroom Triggers for Kids Dealing with Trauma
National Suicide Prevention
Chesapeake High School
School Counselors from Chapel Hill Elementary School
Randallstown High School
Loch Raven High School
The Team at Eastern Tech
The Team at Hereford High
Patapsco High School
Kenwood High promoting the idea that every student needs just 1 adult
Church Lane Elementary School
Internal: Janice Zimmerman
Inspiration and Good News
It's a Boy!
Schoology Access Codes
Elementary Counseling Curriculum: M4HSN-FCFN4
Secondary Counseling Curriculum: CFBV7-B6PCM
Threat Management: Q6RHK-WHHVC
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