BHS Monthly Guidance Events

October 2021

Bellport High School Monthly Guidance Events Flyer

This flyer highlights the monthly events, programs, and services provided by the Bellport Senior High School Guidance Office for high school students and families.


If you have questions or would like an appointment with your School Counselor, please contact us. Please stop by the Guidance Office, email your School Counselor, or call us at 631-730-1575 and press 3 for the Guidance Office.

October 2021 Guidance Events

FAFSA Opens October 1st - Support available to assist with completing the FAFSA

2022-23 FAFSA and NYS Application for TAP Opens October 1

  • The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) found at fafsa.gov, opens October 1 for high school seniors planning to go to college next fall.
  • Students who indicate they are applying to at least one NYS college or university should complete the NYS application for TAP immediately upon completing the FASFA. A link will be provided at the end of the FAFSA.
  • HESC is here to help students complete the FAFSA and Application for TAP. Students who need assistance can sign up and view the schedule here: https://startheregetthere.ny.gov/events
  • Complete the FAFSA as soon as possible to meet college deadlines and maximize their financial aid. Many colleges use FAFSA information to calculate amounts and types of aid students may qualify for, and each college has its own schedule for awarding financial aid.


Get Your FSA ID Ahead of Completing the FAFSA

  • FSA IDs are created at studentaid.gov. You can get your FSA ID before you sit down to complete the FAFSA. Video link 10 Minutes to Your FSA ID: https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=UkLnKwSeOF0
  • Students and parents must create their own FSA IDs and each student and one parent need FSA IDs to electronically sign and submit the FAFSA.
  • Students taking federal student loans will also need their FSA ID to sign for any federal student loans they decide to take.
  • The student and parent's information at the Social Security Administration (SSA) must be correct or corrected before getting an FSA ID. Visit SSA at www.ssa.gov to learn how to correct any errors.


NYS DREAM Act Application Enables Undocumented Students Access to NYS Grants and Scholarships

  • Undocumented and other eligible students can visit hesc.ny.gov/dream to determine if they are eligible to apply for NYS grant and scholarship programs, including the Tuition Assistance Program, Excelsior Scholarship, and Enhanced Tuition Awards.
  • Eligible students can complete the NYS DREAM application at hesc.ny.gov/dream any time.
  • Students determined eligible to apply under the NYS DREAM Act need to apply separately for each grant and/or scholarship program they are interested in receiving aid for. Eligibility criteria varies depending on the program.


HESC's Virtual Events Helping NYS Students Find Their Path to College

  • HESC offers a full calendar of virtual events to help students and their families navigate the financial aid process.
  • Students and families needing support can view and register for our events, many of which include one-on-one support at StartHereGetThere.ny.gov/events.
  • Topics range from financial aid basics for seniors in high school and their parents, to how to get your FSA ID, to workshops where one-on-one assistance is provided to complete the FAFSA and TAP applications.

National Association for College Admissions Counseling (NACAC) Virtual College Fairs

10/3/2021 at 1:00 p.m.

10/24/2021 at 1:00 p.m.

Grades 11 and 12


Click here to register.

Sallie Mae Completing the FAFSA Virtual Workshops

10/6/2021 at 7:00 p.m.

10/7/2021 at 8:00 p.m.


The Free Application for Federal Student Aid, aka the FAFSA®, is the single most important thing your students can do to get money to help pay for college. It’s the only way they can apply for federal or state financial aid. The FAFSA® will determine their eligibility for grants, scholarships, work-study programs, and federal student loans.


Join our experts for a discussion on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®). A panel of experts will share helpful tips and information to help you complete your FAFSA® and uncover the money you need to pay for college.


Register here:

10/6/2021 at 7:00 p.m.

10/7/2021 at 8:00 p.m.


Plus, check out the Paying for College Resource for more ways to help students and families pay for college, including helpful guides, free tools, and a video series.

Senior Planning Conferences (SPC)

10/11 - 11/23/2021

Grade 12


Each senior will receive an appointment in their Google Calendar to meet with their School Counselor. The purpose of the meeting is for students to continue to develop their individualized post-graduation plans including college, career, employment, or military paths with assistance from their counselor.

SUNY Virtual College Fairs

10/5/2021 at 6:00 p.m.,

10/7/2021 at 5:00 p.m.,

or 10/17/2021 at 1:00 p.m.

Grade 9-12


The State University of New York (SUNY) is the public college system in New York State. SUNY offers 64 institutions, including research universities, academic medical centers, liberal arts colleges, community colleges, colleges of technology and an online learning network.


Students and their parents/guardians are invited to attend a virtual SUNY college fair this fall. This can help you to find your SUNY Match. Students can register now at: www.suny.edu/attend/events/virtual-college-fair


Students can learn more about SUNY by registering online to attend a virtual Information Session, by exploring the tools on Which SUNY, and by requesting a SUNY Viewbook.

CUNY Virtual College Fairs

10/7/2021 at 3:00 p.m.

Grades 9-12


The City University of New York (CUNY) is the nation’s largest urban public university and is located in New York City. CUNY has 25 colleges spread across New York City’s five boroughs.


Students and their parents/guardians are invited to attend a virtual CUNY college fair this fall. This can help you to find your CUNY Match. Students can register now at: https://www.cuny.edu/admissions/undergraduate/college-fair/


Students can learn more about CUNY by registering online to attend a virtual information session or by exploring which CUNY.

Western Suffolk Counselors’ Association (WSCA) Virtual College Fairs

10/12/2021 at 4:00 p.m.

10/27/2021 at 6:30 p.m.

Grades 11 and 12


Click here to register.

District Wide College Shirt Day

10/13/2021

Grades 9-12


All students, faculty, staff, and administration are encouraged to wear a college shirt to school!

PSAT for Pre-Registered Students in Grade 11

10/13/2021 at 7:00 a.m.

Grades 11 students who have pre-registered


Juniors who have pre-registered will be taking the PSAT at BHS at 7:00 a.m. Click here to find out what to bring and what not to bring on PSAT test day.

ACT Exam at BHS for Pre-Registered Students

10/23/2021 at 7:00 a.m.

Grade 11 and 12 who have pre-registered


Students who have pre-registered will be taking the ACT exam at Bellport High School at 7:00 a.m. Click here to find out what to bring on ACT test day.


If you have questions, contact your School Counselor in the Guidance Office.

Financial Aid Workshops Hosted by Suffolk County Community College

October, November, December dates

Grades 9 - 12


Suffolk County Community College (SCCC) invites parents/guardians and students in grades 9 through 12 to attend a virtual financial aid workshop via Zoom called, "Financial Aid 101: Paying for College". Financial Aid 101 is a general overview of the types of aid, FAFSA, TAP, and loans, with some specific information about Suffolk.


Parents/guardians and students in grades 12 are invited to attend a virtual financial aid workshop via Zoom called, "Financial Aid 102: Applying for Financial Aid (22/23 FAFSA presentation is for current high school seniors)." Financial Aid 102 is a live, screen-by-screen walkthrough of the FAFSA application.


Both virtual workshops are open to everyone (parents, students) regardless if they are planning to attend Suffolk or not. Click here to register for an upcoming virtual financial aid workshop.

On-Site Admission Decision Days

November deadlines dates

December dates for virtual college appointments

Grade 12


Bellport High School seniors have the opportunity to receive a college decision on the spot. In order to participate, students will need to pre-register with the Guidance Office and submit their college applications online before the deadline. They will receive an appointment to meet with the admissions representative virtually for their decision!


Students must pre-register to participate. Click here to sign up for on-site admission decision days. By signing up you would be attending a virtual one on one meeting with a college admissions counselor who will go over your *completed* college application and receive an admissions decision immediately for that specific college.


Here are the colleges and the date of their virtual visit:


  • SUNY Old Westbury: December 1st
  • SCCC: Tuesday, December 7th
  • SUNY Farmingdale: Thursday, December 9th
  • St. Joseph’s College: Wednesday, December 15th
  • LIU Post: Tuesday, December 21

Ongoing Guidance Services

College Fairs and College Visits

In addition to the in-person college and career fairs offered at Bellport High School for our students in the gymnasium during the school day on September 29th, 2021, and March 30th, 2021, the Guidance Office offers various opportunities for our students to connect with college admissions representatives live online. Students have an opportunity throughout the school year to register and participate in virtual college fairs and virtual college visits.



Click here for information on SUNY Virtual Events.

Click here for information on National College Fairs hosted by NACAC.


BHS Virtual College Visits

Colleges are offering virtual meetings for Bellport High School students to meet with admissions representatives in small groups. You must register online in advance to participate in these virtual meetings. Please follow these steps to register through your Naviance account. Check back as meetings are added throughout the school year:


  1. Log into your Naviance account. Please contact your counselor if you are using a new email address for your college applications and need to update your Naviance account or if you need to reset your Naviance password.
  2. In Naviance, click on the Colleges tab at the top of the page.
  3. Select College Visits from the drop-down menu.
  4. When you see a college you are considering, click on the View Details to the right of the college. Here you will need to click the link to register for this virtual meeting.



List of colleges offering college visits to BHS students this fall:


Mercy College


CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice


University of Bridgeport


New York Institute of Technology


SUNY Buffalo State


Marist College


Farmingdale State College


Boston University


Utica College


SUNY College of Technology at Delhi


University of Rhode Island


Le Moyne College


University of Connecticut


Siena College


Binghamton University


University of New Haven


Sacred Heart University


SUNY Oneonta


New Jersey Institute of Technology


Johnson & Wales University-Providence


Nova Southeastern University


Western New England University


Iona College


SUNY College at Geneseo


St. Thomas Aquinas College


Landmark College

Transcript and Records Requests

Parents/guardians may access their child's academic records on the ParentPortal. The ParentPortal is not managed by the Guidance Office. For assistance with the ParentPortal, please contact parentportal@southcountry.org or call 631-730-1511.


Bellport High School current students may access their academic records on the StudentPortal or by contacting the Guidance Office.


Bellport High School graduates and alumni will need to complete this online form to request a copy of their transcript and records. Please allow at least 10 business days for this request to be completed.


If you have any questions about your transcript and records request, please call the Guidance Office at 631-730-1575 and press 3 for the Guidance Office.

Working Papers

Ages 14 - 17


For students ages 14 to 17 who need New York State Working Papers:


  1. Please follow these instructions
  2. Complete Part 1 only at the top of this form and have your parent/guardian sign it
  3. Bring this form to the School Nurse or your Physician to be completed, signed, and stamped
  4. Return completed forms to the Guidance Office. Your working card will be issued within 3 business days. You will need to sign for and pick up your working card in person in the Guidance Office.


If you have any questions about your working card, please call the Guidance Office at 631-730-1575 and press 3 for the Guidance Office.

Guidance Communications

Contact Us

Please contact the Guidance Office anytime we may be of assistance. You may email your School counselor or call us at 631-730-1575 and press 3 for the Guidance Office.

Remind App for the Guidance Office


Grades 9-12 and Parents/Guardians


If you have not done so already, please sign up now from your cell phone to receive Guidance text messages this school year through Remind. The Guidance Office will send out texts through Remind throughout the school year about upcoming events.


Text to 81010 with the code corresponding to your graduation year below.


Freshmen/ Class of 2025 @bhs2025gc


Sophomores/ Class of 2024 @bhs2024gc


Juniors/ Class of 2023 @bhs2023gc


Seniors/ Class of 2022 @bhs2022gc

Guidance Google Classrooms

Grades 9-12


Every student at BHS is invited to join the grade level Guidance Google Classroom corresponding to the year that their class is expected to graduate to receive important information throughout the school year.

Services Offered through Other Bellport High School Offices

Driver Education Office

Ages 16+


Drivers Education is not a service offered through the Guidance Office. For assistance, please contact 631-730-1592.


You must be 16 and have a New York State learner permit to register for Drivers Ed. For Driver Education information or to register, please call the Driver Education Office at 631-730-1592.