The Snap

August 2020 Viking Counselor Newsletter

Month at a Glance

Welcome back to another great year at Dulles High School! The counselors release a monthly newsletter the last Friday of every month, The Snap. This will provide you with all of the important dates for the upcoming month and everything you need to know for future success. We hope you all had a wonderful first two weeks of school!!

Meet the Counselors

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Do you need to meet with the counselor?

Are you a parent wanting to meet with your student's counselor? Please email your student's counselor to request a virtual appointment. Please keep in mind, we are meeting with each student individually in September via TEAMs to discuss schedules, growth, progress, and individual goals.

Are you a student attending Dulles wanting to meet with your counselor? You can send your counselor an email requesting a TEAMs meeting or phone conference. We ask that you miss as little class time as possible for non-emergency situations.

Did you miss a class period?

If you miss a class period, contact the DHS Attendance Office.

Important Dates

Monday, August 31st - Last day to request a schedule change

Wednesday, September 2nd - Virtual Open House via Zoom

Monday, September 7th - Students can begin to request level changes & Labor Day Holiday

Wednesday, September 30th - Fall GT Testing Nomination Window Closes

Requesting Letters of Recommendation

The counselors are happy to help with your college application and are always willing to write letters of recommendation. Please make sure you request your letter of recommendation at least 1 month in advance. Here is a list of what to include in your email when requesting a letter of recommendation from your counselor:

1. Attached Resume

2. Deadline that you need the letter by

3. 3-5 words that describe you

4. A short paragraph of a life event that shaped your character

5. Where to send the letter

Tech Tip: 1Link

Virtual learning can be difficult, especially when trying to navigate everything on your own. Fort Bend ISD is using ClassLink, a single sign-on platform that allows students, teachers, and other staff to utilize one username and password to access their digital resources and tools. Single sign-on is an essential tool for productive remote learning. FBISD 1Link is web-based and available from the classroom or at home. FBISD 1Link may be accessed from either a computer or mobile device. Please follow the directions below to get started. For more information, visit the Fort Bend ISD 1Link Website. We have also attached a 1Link Start Guide.

Mindfulness Corner

We know that it is easy to become overwhelmed. Don't forget to BREATHE! When you need a break, practice balloon breathing.
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