EVHS Counseling Climate Check

Edition #5: 11.6.2020

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Parents of Seniors

Class of 2021 College Process Documents and Instructions

Counselors created quick step- by-step videos to help you through the college application process- check them out!

  • Watch the ‘Intro to the College Process’ video here!

  • View the Transcript Release Process for Eastview Students & Parents here. Watch the ‘How to Request a Transcript’ video here!

  • View the Eastview High School Steps to Submit the Common App here. Watch the ‘How to Apply via Common App’ video here!

  • View the steps to submit College Applications here.(NOTE: NOT for use with The COMMON APPLICATION. See Common App guidelines sheet instead.) Watch the How to Apply to College video here!

  • View the steps to request recommendations from EVHS Staff Members here. Watch the ‘How to Request Recommendations’ video here!


Students can find these:

  • Naviance account homepage → Scroll to bottom --> From My School → Pages

  • Schoology Class of 2021 → Resources→ College Resources



(NEW) Seniors: Reminder on Requests for College Materials

It is your responsibility to be checking the status of your college applications, transcripts, and letters of recommendation. Colleges will email you if your application is complete (or you have missing materials). They also may guide you to use their ‘application tracker’ to check your materials and the status of your decision.


Please note there is processing time needed for the college and our office to send, receive, and file these materials. For example, if you request your transcript to be sent from EVHS through NAVIANCE and MyPaymentsPlus, it can take a week or more for it to be received, processed, and added to your college application file. Even though it is electronic each college can take 3-5 business days to add these sent documents to your file. If you are certain it has been sent within a reasonable time frame, follow-up directly with the college first and then check with your Counselor or Ms. Wellik.



Seniors who took the Oct. 6th ACT

October 6th ACT scores are being released soon and mailed to your home. Some students are starting to view these results if they login to MYACT.org. It is important to note that scores are posted in batches from ACT, so it is likely some will receive before others. Students who tested with accommodations do not have their scores available yet.


If you have an ACT account and have taken the ACT prior to Oct. 6th:

Login to MYACT.org and you should be able to see your Oct. 6th scores. Please view the attached instructions below on how to do this. If you used a different email or cannot see your Oct. 6th score, you must contact ACT at to resolve this.


If the Oct. 6th ACT was your first time taking the test:

You will need your ACT ID to create an account and access online scores. Your ACT ID and score report is being mailed to you. Save this important information! Please review the attached instructions below from ACT to view your scores on MYACT.org.


We encourage you to wait until you receive your mailed report, however, if you have followed all steps above and ACT instructions linked below, you may email Susanne.Fulford@district196.org to request your ACT ID. Troubles and issues with your ACT account need to be directed to ACT.



(NEW) A Note from Inver Hills Community College

Students are welcome to attend our large-scale virtual Fall Open House in a few weeks on the evening of Thursday, November 12th from 5 to 6:30 pm.: Inver Hills' update: Fall Virtual Open House - 11/12/2020 - 5 to 6:30 pm. A menu of departments and services is attached, and RSVPs are encouraged.



Seniors only: COCA COLA SCHOLARS

The Coca-Cola Scholars Program scholarship is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, as well as their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities. With the 32nd class in 2020, the Foundation has provided over 6,300 Coca-Cola Scholars with more than $72 million in educational support. 150 Coca-Cola Scholars are selected each year to receive this $20,000 scholarship. Our application is open! High school seniors can apply.


https://www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org/apply/



(NEW) Seniors, complete your FAFSA



Basics of Financial Aid Videos - The FAFSA becomes available on October 1st

Join the Ripon College (Wisconsin) Office of Financial Aid staff as they walk you through the basics of the financial aid process including how to fill out your FAFSA in a 6 part series.

(New) Eastview Juniors and Families

Individual score reports with results from the PreACT exam administered to students on October 6, 2020 are available and are being distributed to students advisory on November 5th and 6th. Digital Academy and absent students will receive their scores in the mail starting the week of November 9th. Thank you for your patience as we work to mail those results out. Students will receive their actual test booklet along with their score report.


Below is the PreACT Score Report Presentation and the slides with resources that we encourage you to watch and review.


EVHS PreACT Score Report Video Presentation (10 mins)

PreACT Score Report Overview Slides

Understanding your PreACT

Score Report video (3 mins)

(New) Distance Learning Meal Kits

Beginning Nov. 9, all students are eligible for free seven-day meal kits to support their distance learning. To best meet the needs of our families, meal kits will be available for pick up near student entrance door (Door #1 at the West entrance) at these times:

  • Monday 4:00pm- 5:30pm
  • Tuesday 7:30am- 9:00am
  • Wednesday 10:00am- 11:00am (Digital Academy Meals will continue)
  • Thursday 7:30am- 9:00am
  • Friday 7:30am- 9:00am


Look for the banner and sign for the distribution location. Families with children in multiple schools are encouraged to pick-up all seven-day meal kits at one school.

Initially, families will be asked to complete this Seven-Day Meal Kit Interest Survey. This will allow the Food and Nutrition Services department to prepare the number of meal kits needed. The survey only needs to be completed once.


The U.S. Dept. of Agriculture has authorized funding for schools to provide meals at no charge to children, 18 and younger, for the entire school year. All secondary families are encouraged to participate in this opportunity. Any child 18 and younger, or parent/guardian of a child is able pick up these seven-day meal kits. For contactless distribution, the seven-day meal kit boxes will be placed on a 6-foot table with a bag of milk on the side. Families will be able to take as many boxes as needed for their children. Food and Nutrition Staff will monitor and replenish the table as needed.

(New) Feeling stressed by uncertainty and change? You’re not alone.

Allina Health’s teen mental well-being initiative, Change to Chill (CTC), offering free virtual mental well-being sessions to teens and parents most impacted by COVID-19. Join us for free mental well-being sessions led by Community Leaders, Healers and Counselors. The 60-minute sessions will cover general topics like identifying stressors and coping with change, grief, and anxiety, with a particular focus on issues impacting teen mental health specific to their community.


Find your fit:

One Session for Staff/Educators

· Monday, November 9, 7PM CST via Zoom.

For ALL school staff, educators and community partners. Register here.


Four Sessions for Parents

· Tuesday, November 10, 7PM CST via Zoom.


For ALL parents, caregivers and guardians of teens in Hennepin County. Register here.

· Tuesday, November 17, 7PM CST via Zoom.


For parents, caregivers and guardians of Latinx teens in Hennepin County. Register here.

· Tuesday, December 1, 7PM CST via Zoom.


For parents, caregivers and guardians of Native American teens in Hennepin County.

Register here.

· Tuesday, December 8, 7PM CST via Zoom.


For parents, caregivers and guardians of Black/African American teens in Hennepin County. Register here.


Five Sessions for Youth (age: 13 – 19 years)

· Thursday, November 12, 7PM CST via Zoom.


For ALL teens in Hennepin County. Register here.

· Thursday, November 19, 7PM CST via Zoom.


For Latinx teens in Hennepin County. Register here.

· Thursday, December 3, 7PM CST via Zoom.


For Native American teens in Hennepin County. Register here.

· Monday, December 7, 7PM CST via Zoom.


For LGBTQIA+ teens in Hennepin County. Register here.

· Thursday, December 10, 7PM CST via Zoom.


For Black/African American teens in Hennepin County. Register here.

All sessions will be offered live through Zoom meetings. Visit Zoom Support for more information on how to use the Zoom platform.


Reserve a spot today by registering for free. You can learn more about this virtual series by visiting https://www.changetochill.org/hennepincounty/.


Thank you,

Change to Chill Team

*all are welcome to participate no matter which county you live or work in; this is NOT Hennepin County specific.

(New) Dakota County Library Teen Fan Fiction Contest

Dakota County Library is hosting our annual Teen Fan Fiction Contest from November 2 through November 30, 2020.

Who: Teens living in Minnesota ages 12-18. Submissions will be divided into two age categories: 12-14 and 15-18.

What: Submit an original fan fiction story of 3,000 words or less.

When: Entries will be accepted between Nov 2 and Nov 30. Winning entries will be contacted by the end of December 2020, and will be published on the Dakota County Library website. The top three stories in each age category will be awarded prizes.

How: Submit your original story along with the entry form, available at this link and attached: https://www.co.dakota.mn.us/libraries/Programs/Teens/Pages/teen-fan-fiction-contest.aspx . Please review contest guidelines (included on the website and entry form) before submitting. Entries can be either dropped off at any Dakota County Library location or emailed directly to Sadiq.Ahmed@co.dakota.mn.us.

Guidelines:

  • Writers must be between the ages of 12–18 and reside in Minnesota.

  • Writers are not required to live in Dakota County or have a library card from Dakota County Library.

  • Stories must be:

    • Original, complete works authored by a single person. Judges will not read additional content in order to gain context to your story, so make sure it has a beginning and an end.

    • 3,000 words or fewer in length.

    • Written with a general audience in mind.

    • Submitted in English or submitted with an English translation.

  • One entry per person.

  • Stories will not be returned after the contest.

  • Stories without entry forms will not be accepted.

  • Do not put your name on any page which contains the story.

  • Dakota County Library staff and immediate family are not eligible to enter..

(New) Are you interested in the military?

Students who may have an interest in military service have the opportunity to complete the attached National Guard Survey. You will NOT be contacted by a recruiter unless you share your contact information with them in the survey. Web Link : MN National Guard Survey

Paying for College - Virtual Parent Night November 9th

On Monday, November 9th at 6:30 pm over zoom Eastview High School will host a Virtual Paying For College Parent Night. Please register here and the viewing link will be sent 24 hours before the event. This presentation will also be recorded for those not able to make it.


A College Financial Aid Dean will present information about paying for college, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid - FAFSA (https://fafsa.ed.gov/), and understanding college financial aid award packages (ex.: grants, loans, scholarships, and work study). Topics related to changes to admission/financial aid related to COVID-19 and the Eastview Community Scholarship will also be covered. Questions from the audience will be addressed at the Q and A portion at the end of the evening. All grades are welcome.


Not able to make it or want to check out other great financial aid resources? See below!

Applying for Financial Aid Overview (14 minutes) – discusses the FAFSA and the MN Dream Act application and who should apply for each, what is needed to complete both apps, dependency status, answers to some FAQs.


2021-2022 What You Need to Know (48 minutes) – explains the types of financial aid available, what is needed to complete the FAFSA, a demo of FAFSA on the Web.


Financial Aid Presentation Video (53 minutes) – very detailed explanation of financial aid, the FAFSA application process, how EFC is determined (with Minnesota West as an example), some helpful FAFSA tips and what happens after the FAFSA.


Paying for College Videos (5-10 minutes each) – Videos about the financial aid process, completing the FAFSA and Dream Act Applications.

Basics of Financial Aid Videos - The FAFSA Is Available

Join the Ripon College (Wisconsin) Office of Financial Aid staff as they walk you through the basics of the financial aid process including how to fill out your FAFSA in a 6 part series.

Mental Health Services Available at EVHS through Water’s Edge Counseling & Healing Center and Associated Clinic of Psychology

District 196 and Eastview High School offer Co-Located Mental Health Services to our students. EVHS has teamed with Water’s Edge Counseling & Healing Center and Associated Clinic of Psychology to provide an office space within the school and a convenient way for students to access therapy however, the clinic is separate from EVHS.

Grief Support

Eastview High School co-facilitates a grief group at EVHS with the Park Nicollet Growing Through Grief program. This group is for students that have lost an immediate family member. Please contact your son/daughter’s counselor for more information on the grief group beginning later this fall.

Looking for a job? Check out our virtual job board!

Go to Schoology → Groups→ My Groups→ Join Group→ Use Access Code RHRN-ST36-3GVBK

Then look under: Resources→ Current Job Openings

Eastview High School Counseling Website

For more details about our program and resources visit the Eastview Counseling website.

Eastview High School Counselors