Vikings Counselor Connection
Schreiber Guidance Department Newsletter September 2022
Welcome Back to School!
A note from the Director's Desk
Welcome back to Schreiber! We have lots of new faces here this year and a grand new entrance. We are all excited to welcome you back.
I hope that your summer vacations were restful and a time for you to enjoy new experiences. Whether you worked, went to camp, took a class, traveled, or simply relaxed, I hope that you feel energized and ready to begin the school year.
Your high school counselors have many things planned for you this year. Students, please get in the habit of checking your Portnet email regularly to stay informed! Students and families, you can also find information on the Schreiber Guidance and Counseling website and by reading this newsletter. The newsletters are also on our webpage for your reference. Students, be sure to check out our new *interactive* bulletin board. More information about that is listed below.
Remember that your school counselors are your four-year partners in your academic, social-emotional, and college and career development. If you wish to make an appointment with your counselor, please come to the Guidance Office to do so. You are also welcome to stop by at any time just to say hello. We would love to see you!
Have a happy Labor Day Weekend everyone!
Lorrie Director, Pre-K-12 Director of Guidance
High School Guidance Team
Counselors and email addresses
Guidance Office phone: (516) 767-5810
Office Hours: 8:00 am - 3:15 pm
Ms. Cerny email@example.com
Ms. Galdamez firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms. Garcia email@example.com
Ms. Jacobson firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms. Hazan email@example.com
Mr. Lorge firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms. Ludwig email@example.com
Ms. Rafferty firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms. Strell email@example.com
Ms. Hernandez, Ms. Marzec, Ms. O'Kelly, Ms. Valeo
New Schreiber Guidance and Counseling website!
*Interactive* Guidance & Counseling Bulletin Board
We've added QR codes to our most important events and resources. Get information on upcoming college visits, mini-fairs, and more!
Twilight Program Coming to Schreiber High School!
In partnership with Nassau BOCES, Schreiber Twilight Alternative High School provides an alternative setting in the late afternoon for students who may benefit from a smaller, more structured environment. Twilight provides students the tools to either return successfully to Schreiber during the day or to complete their high school requirements through Twilight. Twilight students are prepared for post-secondary education or employment upon graduation.
Students attend this Regents-based program in the late afternoon/early evening. Students receive strong academic and social-emotional support, as classes are small and largely student-focused.
Members of our counseling and administrative team are currently reviewing and meeting with students to discuss Twilight. If you have any questions about Twilight, or if you believe your student might be a candidate, please contact your student's counselor.
College Rep Visits for September
Senior College & Financial Aid Night
*New* Naviance Single Sign-On Login for Students
College Mini Fairs Are Back!
Save these dates for upcoming mini fairs:
*Please note that attendees are subject to last-minute cancellations.
The PSAT/NMSQT will be offered at Schreiber on Saturday, October 15, 2022. Juniors are encouraged to take the PSAT this year as a qualifier for National Merit Scholarships and as practice for the SAT later this year. Sophomores are invited to take the exam, but do not have to take it prior to 11th grade. Only juniors can qualify for National Merit Scholarships. Sophomores will take it next year to qualify. Your counselors can answer any questions you have about taking the test this year.
Students and parents can register through Total Registration. The registration will take a few minutes and can be completed from any computer with internet access. Online Exam registration will begin on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2022 at 8:00 AM and end on Friday, Sept. 30, 2022 at 9:00 PM. Registration can be done by visiting www.TotalRegistration.net/PSAT/334605. To complete registration, students must answer all of the required questions. Registration is not complete until students have printed the pdf of the confirmation page that is provided at the end.
Please contact your counselor if you have questions or require financial assistance.
Students can also register using the QR code on the Guidance & Counseling bulletin board!
Choose Your Future Fair - December 6th!
Methodize (formerly Method Test Prep)
Are you interested in getting a quick sense of where your son or daughter stands as far as the SAT and ACT? Port Washington provides all families with access to Methodize, a learning tool that includes an SAT and ACT Evaluation Test. Students take short (15 to 25 minute) sections and get an accurate sense of where they stand.
Click on the QR code to activate your son or daughter's Methodize account. Again, there is no cost to the family; the district is already providing this program to all students.
Once you activate the account, click on the SAT or ACT course and scroll down to "Evaluation Test" to begin the diagnostic.
In addition to full SAT and ACT prep courses, Methodize also provides a Financial Literacy course, an Academic Success course, vocabulary builder module, and more!
Passport for Good
Paul D. Schreiber is a Passport for Good school!
Passport For Good is a mobile-friendly web-based platform that simplifies, recognizes, and celebrates your engagement outside of the classroom. It allows you to journal and verify your community service, career development, and participation in extracurricular activities.
To make this transition a success, we need your help. You must first register for Passport For Good - Click the flyer below for the link and QR code to register. Once your account is activated, you are ready to begin using Passport For Good!
Some of Schreiber's clubs and groups have switched to using Passport For Good, logging their community service and career development hours directly within the platform.
Ask your Counselor if you have questions about Passport For Good.