BE BETTER Newsletter

East Forsyth High School - January 2022 - Issue V

Welcome Back Broncos!

We hope everyone had a restful break! Our January newsletter is full of important information and upcoming dates that we encourage you to review. As we readjust to our school schedule, please remember that your Be Better Support Services team is here for you. Please stop by and meet with us anytime!


Our Bronco Block schedule has been updated! On Wednesdays, students will report to selected Bronco Block session, then to their Bronco Block home base teacher, and then to their selected Be Better Time session. ALL Bronco Block sessions (including Thursdays) are now 37 minutes.
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Need help accessing your PSAT score report?

PSAT scores we released to students in early December 2021. EFHS sent out a messenger last semester with directions on how to access your PSAT score report. Click here to review the messenger!
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Dual Enrollment for the 22-23 School Year

Our November and December newsletters highlighted Dual Enrollment information. EFHS Counselors are hosting Dual Enrollment information sessions in February for students and parents. Click here for the EFHS Counseling Dual Enrollment website for more information.

Upcoming SAT/ACT Dates

Applerouth SAT/ACT Tutoring Opportunity

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FAQ of the Month

What career exploration opportunities are available to me as an East Forsyth High School student?

There are multiple opportunities for students to explore their career interests. Try these three to get you started on your career investigation journey.

  1. YouScience - extensive career aptitude and interest assessment. Check the EFHS Counseling website for login directions.
  2. GA Futures - college and career search tools.
  3. Big Future - career and college searches.
  4. Internship and Mentorship - job shadowing opportunity where students can earn high school credit.

Visit the EFHS Counseling Post High School Options website for more information.

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Vaping Awareness for EFHS Students

Dear Bronco Parents,

East Forsyth High School is continuously striving to achieve Community School certification hence we are always working to fulfill the community school model pillars of integrated student supports, expanded learning time and opportunities, family and community engagement and collaborative leadership and practices. We are very fortunate to currently have three organizations who are official partners of our Community School: The Place of Forsyth County, Family Ties Inc., and Mentor Me of North Georgia, that each support our students, families and community. We also hope to one day establish an official partnership with Northside Hospital. In an effort to welcome Northside Hospital to EFHS, January 12th, 13th, and 14th, Kenneth Haney, Community Health Advocate at the Northside Hospital Cancer Institute ( will be educating our students about the dangers and health risks of e-cigarettes or vaping. We are open to future partnerships and are hopeful to offer additional and programs.

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Sources of Strength at East Forsyth High School

We are fortunate to have received a state grant of $8000 to implement Sources of Strength at our school this year. Sources of Strength is a strength-based, comprehensive wellness program that focuses on suicide prevention but impacts other issues such as substance abuse and violence. The program is based on a relational connections model that uses teams of Peer Leaders mentored by Adult Advisors to change peer social norms about help seeking and encourages students to individually assess and develop strengths in their life. This upstream model strengthens multiple sources of support (protective factors) around students so that when times get hard they have strengths to rely on. We recommend watching the three minute overview video available below about the program. Peer Leaders and Adult Advisors will be meeting at least monthly as a team to begin rolling out positive social messaging campaigns.

We believe Sources of Strength aligns with our Be Better motto and our mission to Connect, Collaborate and Care. Early on, Sources of Strength was identified as an evidence based program to build a positive learning environment at East. Please let us know if you have any questions!

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What is Sources of Strength?
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SOS - Signs of Suicide Program

The EFHS Counseling department will be conducting Signs of Suicide (SOS) during the month of January to raise awareness of the warning signs of suicide and ways to help yourself and others. While the program focuses on educating freshman students, we want to encourage all Broncos to utilize the ACT method detailed in the SOS lessons.


  • ACKNOWLEDGE - if you see signs of depression or suicidal thoughts in yourself or a friend and know that it is serious.
  • CARE - for your friend and let them know your are concerned.
  • TELL - a trusted adult if you are worried about yourself or a friend.

Student safety is a priority at EFHS. If you or a friend is struggling, please reach out to your school counselor. The Georgia Crisis and Access Line or the National Suicide Prevention Hotline are always available.

Georgia Crisis and Access Line: (800) 715-4225

National Suicide Prevention Hotline: (800) 273-8255

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