JFK Counseling Newsletter
CLASS SCHEDULES for 2023-24
In addition, we want to hear from you! Please fill out the survey below regarding Electives and Program interest for the upcoming school year!
For more information or access to forms, please click https://www.jfk.scusd.edu/post/2023-2024-course-selection
Cal Poly Humboldt 12/15
Chico, Sac State, Maritime and San Marcos 12/15
Monterey Bay 12/16
Stanislaus and San Francisco* 1/15
East Bay 2/15
*except Business and Nursing
In January, we will start focusing in on local community colleges for those interested in attending some of our fantastic community colleges in the Sacramento region.
Cal State Apply
With 23 universities spanning the state, and thousands of degrees to choose from, the CSU offers you more choices and connections than any other public higher education institution in the nation. One application opens infinite possibilities. Start your journey today.
Get Started and Apply
Choose from the following to learn how to apply and start taking classes at any of the Los Rios colleges! You are considered a continuing (or current) student if you were enrolled in classes at a Los Rios college during the most recent semester. Steps for Current Students
MONEY FOR COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY/TRADE SCHOOLS!
We will also have a workshop with CAL-SOAP on Thursday 12/22. We will be sending out a sign up and reminders to come in and get help from the professionals from Cal-Soap!
7 Things You Need Before Filling Out the FAFSA® Form
If you need financial aid to pay for college, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA ®) form. The 2023-24 FAFSA form is now available. Fill it out as soon as possible on or after Oct. 1 at the official government site, fafsa.gov.
Do you want to earn college credits? If YES, then Advanced Education is for you!
Juniors and Seniors who would like the opportunity to take college classes tuition free at one of our local community colleges can now sign up to take up to 2 classes. Application deadline for students to have the form signed by their counselor is December 15th. Please visit the below links for more information and make sure to reach out to your counselor to provide additional support.
Advanced Education High School Student Admission and Enrollment Steps
Advanced Education is a program that allows current high school students to take classes at Sacramento City College. Advanced Education students may enroll in 11 units each semester (across the Los Rios district). Applications must be submitted to each individual college.
California State Seal of Civic Engagement
Learn more about the California State Seal of Civic Engagement!
SCUSD will have its kick-off event for the State Seal of Civic Engagement on Thursday, December 8th, at 4PM over Zoom. We highly encourage your attendance, even if you may be unsure about the seal!
Zoom link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/88230567595?pwd=M0xqd0xsVWdsakdmK3FNbUhMYjB2Zz09
California State Seal of Civic Engagement - Sacramento City Unified School District
State Seal of Civic Enga gement Virtual Kick-off - December 8th @4pm Calling all current Juniors and Seniors! Would you be interested in serving your community, government, and/or society, and being acknowledged for it? Have you already demonstrated civic knowledge and community engagement? Learn more about the California State Seal of Civic Engagement!
PSAT/NMSQT SCORES NOW AVAILABLE
Scores will become available to view online at studentscores.collegeboard.org on Monday, December 5th. If you provided your email address on your answer sheet on test day, you’ll receive an email notifying you of when your scores are available. The email will have a unique access code that will connect you to your scores online. If you didn’t provide an email address on your answer sheet on test day, you can still access your scores online. If you haven’t already done so, you’ll be asked to set up a free College Board account before you can view your scores.
To help you understand your score, visit: https://satsuite.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt/scores/understanding-scores.
To learn how you can use your scores, visit: https://satsuite.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt/scores/using-your-score
College and Career Supports are here Full Time!
Ms. Bernie is teaming up with Mrs. Kristina Fraley, who is also new to the Kennedy community! Mrs. Fraley is serving as a full time School Counselor focusing on assisting students with everything college and career!
Ms. Bernie and Mrs. Fraley are here to serve students everyday from 8:00am until 4:15pm and by appointment. Please come by the counseling office and check out the new college and career space.
MENTAL HEALTH AND THE HOLIDAY SEASON
The holidays can be a joy-filled season, but they can also be stressful and especially challenging for those impacted by mental illness.
Here are some tips for how to reduce stress and maintain good mental health during the holiday season:
- Instead of saying yes to every holiday activity, prioritize the ones that are the most important for you and schedule downtime for yourself.
- Try and move your body every day. Go for a walk or do an at home workout but aim for 20 minutes a day.
- Plan ahead to see your friends over winter break to help keep you feeling connected.
- Each morning, pick 3 things you are grateful for, and spend a few minutes on how these things/people improve your life.
- Stick to normal routines as much as possible.
- Pay attention to your stress level and take breaks when needed.
Remember that you are not alone and that help is available if you need it.
Dial 988 if you are having thoughts of suicide or text HOME to 741741. Crisis counselors are available 24/7 to help.
The Trevor Project https://www.thetrevorproject.org/ serving LGBTQ youth and their families
WEAVE https://www.weaveinc.org/get-help Help for victims of violence.
Dec 24-Jan 8 Winter Break
Jan 16 Martin Luther King Day-NO SCHOOL
Jan 27 Last day of second quarter