GUNN COUNSELING NEWSLETTER

9TH GRADE - WINTER

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WELCOME TO 2ND SEMESTER

Happy New Year! We hope your transition to high school has been memorable and positive. As we enter second semester, stay focused on establishing good study habits, making new friends, and exploring school activities to participate in. Here are some tips and information to help you have a great second half of the school year.

CAMPUS RESOURCES

  • The Wellness Center is a great place to access counseling services or take a few minutes to reflect and catch your breath
  • Visit with your teachers during FLEX

  • Peer Tutoring is available through The Academic Center

  • Some departments offer afternoon tutoring - ask your teachers about this!

  • As always, please feel free to see your counselor with any questions, concerns, or exciting stories to share

COUNSELOR SELF VISIT

Counselors will be visiting SELF classrooms January 16th and 24th to help 9th graders begin developing a 4-Year Academic Plan, as well as prepare for 2020-2021 course selection.

SUMMER OPPORTUNITIES FAIR

Wednesday, Jan. 29th, 7pm

GUNN HIGH SCHOOL LIBRARY

Come explore exciting summer programs and opportunities!

SPRING CLUB FAIR

Friday, Jan. 31st, 12:30pm

GUNN HIGH SCHOOL QUAD

There are over 100 active clubs to participate in on campus! Clubs can be a great way to try something new, continue pursuit of your interests, and make/build friendships.

2020-2021 COURSE SELECTION

2020-2021 Course Selection will run from February 10-28th. Similar to last year, students will request courses online through Infinite Campus. Be sure to check the Gunn website in the coming weeks for tutorials, forms, and the 2020-2021 Course Catalog.


When considering next year's class load, we encourage you to pursue balance and allow enough time for your personal/social life, academic challenges, and extracurricular commitments. Teachers and counselors are excellent resources to explore and learn about course offerings as well as most appropriate course placement.


IMPORTANT REMINDER: Please include "Alternates" when selecting courses to ensure that you are placed in classes most appealing to you. Schedule changes in the fall can only be made for courses that are on a student's Requests/Alternates list.

SUMMER SCHOOL 2020

PAUSD offers summer school courses primarily for credit recovery. In this event, students will be registered by their counselor for recommended classes beginning in mid-March and notified of their enrollment by mid-May.


Students may register online for the following classes (subject to change) :

1. Economics (rising 12th graders only)

2. Geometry A (rising 10th graders only)

3. Living Skills (rising 11th and 12th graders only)

4. Core Topics of IAC: Bridge to Calculus (rising 12th graders only, Session I)

4. Transition to Calculus Ideas (rising 11th and 12th graders, Session II)


Course registration links will go online on "ASAP" on March 11.


See the PAUSD Summer School website for more information.

EXPERIENCING FINANCIAL HARDSHIP?

Please reach out to your student's counselor to learn about financial assistance opportunities we offer on campus to help students access Gunn school items and be able to participate in student activities.

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