Westview Counseling Newsletter

November 2020

Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Month

“One of the greatest feelings in the world is knowing that we as individuals can make a difference. Ending hunger in America is a goal that is literally within our grasp.” Jeff Bridges

Updates & Resources from the Counseling Office

Good Luck on Quarter 1 Finals!

Thursday, Nov 5

Period 1 - 8:00 - 10:00am

Period 2 - 12:00 - 2:00pm


Friday, Nov 6

Period 3 - 8:00 - 10:00am

Period 4 - 12:00 - 2:00pm

2020 Virtual Peer Tutoring

The Peer Counseling team has launched our virtual tutoring services on Tuesday, September 29th! Tutoring will be offered virtually via zoom on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s from 3:30 – 4:30 pm. If you are interested in getting additional afterschool support you can sign up here:

TUTORING SIGN UP FORM – This form is located on the Westview Website under academic support.


See Flyer below for more details!

Tech Boot Camp Videos

Check out these great videos that help you step by step on how to access and navigate several websites you may be using this school year!


Zoom https://youtu.be/DQZpH4DMgr0

Westview High School Website https://youtu.be/PbS1YsC8JJE

GSuite https://youtu.be/PitcjWzqg7I

My Plan https://youtu.be/ucHbPSQKLYw

Canvas/MyConnect https://youtu.be/lasUf0vNsCc

Parent Academy

Parent Academy is a one-stop shop where parents can learn about the numerous educational technology tools that teachers are using with students in their classrooms. These resources will make it easier for parents to understand how teachers engage students in meaningful ways in a virtual environment that highlights student collaboration.

Drive Thru Food Drive!

For more information or questions regarding the food drive please contact Pam Roth

proth@powayusd.com

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Visit our Canvas page: Counseling 2020-2021

Counselor caseload

Just a reminder about the changes to our Counselor caseloads this year based on the alphabetical split:
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Wolverine Center

While the Wolverine Center may not be physically open at this point, we are still here for you! Need a work permit? Questions for your counselor? Or just want to discuss present and future options?


Students have access to:

Looking for Scholarship Information, Enrichment Programs or Job Opportunities?

Check out our Scholarships, College & Career newsletter on the Westview Counseling website.

Plan to attend our Wolverine Parent Academy Workshops this year

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SENIOR REMINDERS!

For Seniors - Class of 2021

College Application Help

Seniors! The counseling team will be hosting virtual open labs to review your college applications. This is a great opportunity to have your applications checked to ensure there are no errors prior to submitting your documents.


Please join us on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s - November 3rd – November 19th - 3:00-4:30pm via zoom.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://powayusd.zoom.us/j/93202022245?pwd=SmtRTXJucXF1NmRMc00vcDNDTXJlZz09

Meeting ID: 932 0202 2245
Passcode: 178053

UC Application is Open

The application filing period is from November 1 – November 30


Here is the link to the UC application.

CSU Application is Open

The application filing period is from October 1 - December 4.


Here is a link to the CSU application.

PALOMAR PROMISE 2021-2022 APPLICATION NOW OPEN!

The Palomar Promise is designed to provide first-time college students with access to an affordable higher education and to increase college-going and completion rates in our community.


The Palomar Promise offers up to two years of free course enrollment and related registration fees, textbook assistance, and access to specialized academic and career planning with related support services to first-time college students who meet the eligibility requirements.

To learn how to apply, click here.

Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE)

The Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) is a regional tuition discount program, which enables students from one of 16 WICHE states and territories in the Western U.S. to enroll as nonresidents in 160+ participating public colleges and universities and pay 150 percent (or less) of the enrolling school’s resident tuition—which annually saves students an average of $9,000 each on the cost of non-resident tuition. Please visit the WUE website for more information

FAFSA is Open!

Seniors! The FAFSA opened October 1. Make sure to apply EARLY for financial aid for college.

College & Career Updates

Palomar Powered Info Nights

For more information and to register for the event, click here or on the flyer.

College & Career Night Recordings

If you missed College & Career Night last week, don't worry! The recorded sessions are all available in Catalog of Sessions from the event. This catalog also has a variety of pre-recorded sessions that may be of interest to our students and families. There are a few more pre-recorded sessions that will become available as they are added.

Visual and Performing Arts Programs at CA Private Colleges

Wednesday, November 4th – 4:00pm – 5:30pm (Pacific Time)

Before award-winning visual and performing artists found their place in the spotlight, they began at a California private college and university. This virtual workshop with presenters representing different private institutions throughout California highlights several of their top programs that offer unparalleled opportunities for preparing for and succeeding in the visual and performing arts. (Spoiler Alert: Some of your favorite visual and performing artists actually studied outside of Hollywood)

Participating Schools: California Lutheran University, University of Redlands, University of the Pacific

Registration Link: https://pacific.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwode-pqjsjHdL7RlMIr73tOtP7IKMlpK_k

Financial Aid 101 hosted by Private CA Colleges & Universities

Thursday, November 5th – 5:00pm – 6:30pm (Pacific Time)


Financial aid plays a significant role in making a college or university education possible for most students. Trying to understand financial aid terminology and learning how you can get as much as possible, however, can feel like trying to learn a foreign language. This presentation, hosted by representatives from several well-known private California colleges and universities, will help students (particularly First-Generation college students) understand:

A) The main types of financial aid

B) Key financial aid terms

C) How you can qualify for and receive different forms of financial aid

D) Estimating your financial aid award (Net Price Calculator Tool)

E) Financial Aid at public universities vs. private universities

Participating Schools: Biola University, Dominican University of California, Mills College, Mount Saint Mary’s University, University of Redlands, University of San Francisco, University of the Pacific

Registration Link: https://millscollege.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAsfuCgqTgsEtACM1h0q6v1KZO6c41XgxNX

NCAA Eligibility Center Webinar- November 7 @ 11am PST

Join the EC for a repeat webinar on Saturday, November 7 at 2 p.m. Eastern to learn about initial-eligibility requirements you must meet and how COVID-19 impacts those requirements. This is a webinar for college bound student athletes! Click here to register.

Hefar Financial Aid Mini Workshops

The HEFAR Group is a non-profit company with a mission to help make college affordable for everyone. They are a college funding advisor that helps you get more free money for college.


Click here to view the Financial Aid Mini Workshop: It's Not What the School Costs; it's What You Pay That Matters!


Click here to view the Financial Aid Mini Workshop: FAFSA-Three things you need to know to get better financial aid packages!


Click here to view the Financial Aid Mini Workshop: Understanding the Four Types of Financial Aid: Free Money vs Self-help Money


Click here to view the Financial Aid Mini Workshop: Scholarships: Where to look and what to focus on


Click here to view the Financial Aid Mini Workshop: Understanding the Financial Aid Equation: How does it all work?


Click here to view the Financial Aid Mini Workshop: Public vs. Private: Don't Make College Decisions based on Sticker Price!

College Visits

Sign up for our Virtual College Visits in SCOIR. For instructions on how to sign up for College Visits in SCOIR, click here or watch the video below.
Student - Visits & Deadlines

How do I log in to SCOIR?

Students can type in scoir.com or click the link to arrive at the SCOIR homepage. Once there, click on the blue "Login" button at the top right of the screen. If students already have an account, enter the appropriate credentials and sign in. If students do not have a login, they can create one by clicking "Don't have an account?" at the bottom of the login screen. This will take students through a step-by-step process to set up an account.

SCOIR: Our new college & career platform

SCOIR is the new one-stop online system that provides students with college and career planning tools to use during their time at Westview. Please note that SCOIR will be replacing our current system, Naviance, for our 9th - 11th grade students. 12th graders will continue using Naviance this school year; however, they will use SCOIR to sign up for college visits.

Check out these college virtual tours!

Click on the university you would like to tour to start your virtual tour now!

Harvard

Princeton

University of Virginia

Wellesley

Yale

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Additional Resources

Westview PTSA Hosts "The Challenge of Parenting during COVID-19"

THURS. NOV. 12, 6:00-7:00PM

Mark you calendars for an evening with Dr. Divya Kakaiya as she facilitates a discussion on navigating the impact of the pandemic on teens and families. Developing resilience and adaptation in these challenging times. Please contact Krissa.jensen@sbcglobal.net to indicate your interest and to receive the Zoom link.

Westview PTSA is offering Mock Tests

Westview PTSA is offering Mock Test dates for the SAT and ACT on November 14 and December 12th. Tests will be virtual, run by Hamilton and include a results review session. More tests coming in 2021. Click here sign up. $35 per test, all proceeds donated to Westview PTSA.

Global Leadership Youth Program: An online enrichment series for High School Students

The Global Leadership Youth Program is a unique opportunity, giving high school students the chance to engage with questions plaguing the world’s most critical thinkers. From global health to justice and equality, this enrichment program has been curated with future leaders in mind.


Sessions will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Pacific Time, and will include dynamic speakers, small group discussions, a diplomacy simulation, and cultural offerings.


Here are the topics:

Module 3 (November 10-19): Ocean Conservation: Every Drop Counts

Module 4 (December 1-10): With Liberty and Justice for All?: Confronting Racism and Systemic Inequality Worldwide

Module 5 (January 5-14): Not For Sale: The Miscreance of Human Trafficking


Parents and students can find full program description including registration information HERE. They may also directly email Lulu Bonning at lulu@sandiegodiplomacy.org for additional details. Please don't hesitate to reach out should you have any questions.

For more information about the Civics Unplugged Fellowship click HERE

FREE Group Parenting Classes offered by North County Lifeline

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Student Support Services

Please let us know if we can help your family with any of the following needs:

- Chromebook

- Food Assistance

- School Supplies

- Standardized Testing Fee Waiver (SAT & ACT)

Rental Assistance Resource

Interfaith Community Services is working with a Community Development Block Grant program to help assist those that may need rental assistance. For more information, please contact Ann Marie Masano a Housing Stability Case Manager that can help screen families for potential eligibility for rental assistance.

760-489-6380, extension 262

More Ways To Stay Connected

Visit www.westviewasb.com for clubs and upcoming events. Don't see something you like? Start your own! Download the application and turn it in to ASB.


Another way to stay connected is to download the Westview App! You will have access to your grades, school schedule, student handbook and a list of events. Also, check out our Instagram pages at the bottom of this newsletter!

You can also stay up to date on scheduled activities by accessing monthly calendars below.

Athletics Calendar

Counseling Calendar

Westview School Calendar