Counselor Connection

11/20/2020

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Tips for Distance Learning Success

Distance Learning can be a challenge for families in many ways. Please check out this short video of how to best set up your child for success in distance learning and also have a significant positive mental health impact for everyone in the family.

https://youtu.be/4bbBkmE5qI8


Tips for Navigating the Holidays during COVID Provided by EHS Co-Located Clinic, Associated Clinic of Psychology

It's already November (!), and I am sure many of you are starting to gear up for the holiday season. While the holidays are a time that we normally look forward to with excitement and anticipation, this year has placed some additional challenges on our shoulders. Long standing traditions may be changing with respect to COVID-19 and the new state guidelines related to gatherings, leading to worry, disappointment, and sadness. In order to approach this time of year with resilience, here are a few tools to help students and families cope.

https://www.smore.com/nk4c2


Parents of Seniors with January 1st College Application Deadlines

The deadline for submitting requests for letters of recommendations or school reports to teachers and counselors so they can be completed before our Winter Break is Friday, December 4th. Students should plan accordingly as transcript requests are not processed over winter break.


ACT Test Prep

The attached video shares information about preparing for the ACT. The ACT Test Prep Program is a free and adaptive plan to meet your own needs for studying and potentially increasing your ACT score. Please watch the short video for more information and how to access this excellent resource.

ACT Test Prep Video

ACT Registration

The ACT is a standardized test widely used for college admissions, usually taken Junior year. More information about ACT vs SAT and Preparation for the ACT can be found on the EHS Counseling website. The regular registration deadline for the December 12th ACT is November 20th, 2020. Visit www.act.org to register. Test Information Release is available for the December ACT. There is an additional fee to receive a copy of the test questions, a list of the student’s answers, and the answer key along with the writing prompt and scoring guidelines. ALL EHS Juniors are scheduled to take the ACT during the school day on March 30th (no registration required).

SAT and SAT Subject Test Registration

The SAT and SAT Subject Tests are standardized tests used for some college admissions, usually taken Junior year. More information about ACT vs SAT can be found on the EHS Counseling website. The late registration deadline for the December 5th SAT and SAT Subject Tests is November 24th, 2020. Visit www.sat.org to register.


Financial Aid Virtual Room at Inver Hills Community College, Monday-Friday 10 AM-2 PM.

Get individual help on your FAFSA from a financial aid officer. You do not need to be attending Inver Hills. They will help you get your FAFSA completed for any school. https://www.inverhills.edu/FinancialAid/index.aspx

Please have the following available when filling out the FAFSA:

  • Student and Parent Social Security Numbers

  • Your Alien Registration Number (if you are not a U.S. citizen)

  • Student and Parent 2019 federal income tax returns, including W2s and all schedules and attachments. (Note: You may be able to transfer your federal tax return information into your FAFSA using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool.)

  • Bank statements and records of investments (if applicable)

  • Records of untaxed income (if applicable)

  • An FSA ID to sign electronically for both student and one parent. Having this done in advance will help with the process but can also be completed during the session.

EHS College/Military Visits


The admission representatives that visit Eagan high school are the same people that review college applications. EHS College visits will be hosting virtual visits this year.

Students can view scheduled visits by logging into their Naviance Student account. We highly encourage students to register ahead of the meeting on their Naviance Student account. A link for the virtual visit will be available to join the day of the college visit. We ask that students do not miss class for these visits. We also host visits Thursday evenings starting at 4:00 p.m.! College visits are added daily, so students are encouraged to log into Naviance to see updates.


Virtual College/Military visits for the Week of November 23rd:

Monday, November 23: Rochester Community and Technical College - 10:30 a.m.

Tuesday, November 24: Southeastern University - 9:30 a.m.


*** Students should register on Naviance if they would like to attend any of these virtual visits.

Eagan High School Counseling

For more details about our program and resources visit the Eagan High School Counseling Website.


EHS Counselors:

Susan Olsen (A-B) AVID

susan.olsen@district196.org

651-683-6929

Jolaine Haider (C-Gr)

jolaine.haider@district196.org

651-683-6924

Beth Streit (Gu-Kt)

beth.streit@district196.org

651-683-6928

Michelle Lehmann (Ku-Ne)

michelle.lehmann@district196.org

651-683-6923

Dave Fritze (Ng-Sh)

david.fritze@district196.org

651-683-6926

Norah Krohse-Hermon (Si-Z)

norah.krohsehermon@district196.org

651-683-6930

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