January 2021

Student Services Update

Happy New Year!!

January Calendar - Schuylerville

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January Calendar - BOCES

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Important Dates

January 22, 2021 - End of Q2

February 26, 2021 - End of Q3 Progress Reports

April 1, 2021 - End of Q3

May 14, 2021 - End of Q4 Progress Reports

June 15, 2021 - June 24, 2021 - Regents Exams

June 18, 2021 - End of Q4

June 26, 2021 - Class of 2021 Graduation

Scheduling Information for the 2021-2022 School Year

The time has come to start thinking about classes of interest for the 2021-2022 school year!

New this year, for students who are currently in 10th and 11th grades, we will be using an online scheduling system. This system will allow students to self-select and input classes for the next school year right into their Student Portal account. We will be sending more information, including video instructions on how to access the scheduling system and select courses, in the coming days.

If you are currently in 10th or 11th grade, please consider the following:

  • Do you know how to access your STUDENT PORTAL account in SchoolTool? To login, you will need your school email and the password you use for your Google account. Please be sure you log into your SchoolTool account to make sure this step works for you!
  • Review our online Course Description Guide for a listing and description of the courses we plan to offer next year.
  • Have discussions with your teachers about any courses you are interested in for next year, especially if you have questions about their elective courses.
  • Speak with your parents/guardians about the courses you are interested in taking.
  • Reach out to your school counselor with any questions!

Please be aware that all students will still be scheduled for an individual meeting with their school counselor to review their course selections. At that time, changes may be made based on course prerequisites and the need to maintain graduation requirements.

If you are currently in 9th grade:

  • During your individual scheduling meeting with your school counselor, you will be making courses selections for next year.
  • Please be sure to review the Course Description Guide so you are aware of our course offerings and electives.

Senior Information

Scholarship Information
  • Saratoga's Community Federal Credit Union - eligible applicants must be planning to enroll in a two or four-year accredited institution for the first time in the fall of 2021; scholarships awarded may range from $500 to $1,500. Deadline: January 8 , 2021
  • EGIA Scholarship - eligible applicants must be enrolled or planning to enroll in an HVAC program at an accredited institution for the 2021-2022 academic year. Deadline: February 1, 2021
  • Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship - eligible applicants must plan to attend an accredited and approved four-year institution, show leadership potential, demonstrate a dedication to community service, and present evidence of financial need. Deadline: February 1, 2021

Financial Aid Information

With many colleges/universities beginning to send out Financial Aid Award/Offer Letters for accepted students, we thought it would be beneficial to share some useful links and resources with you (Source: Sallie Mae):

Junior/Senior Information

Interested in AFROTC

If you are interested in the Air Force ROTC, be sure to attend the virtual Shadow Day program on Monday, February 15, 2021. The program will be tailored specifically for those students who plan to enroll at St. Lawrence, SUNY Postdam, and SUNY Canton. This Shadow Day will be an exciting opportunity for interested high school junior and senior students to experience the Air Force ROTC program at Detachment 536 prior to entering their freshman year of college. Interested students will be partnered with current cadets and will preview Air Force ROTC and university classes, Leadership Laboratory training, Physical Training, and campus lifestyle. Interested students will be given a Zoom link and be able to remain at home while previewing college life and AFROTC training. Interested? Email det536af@clarkson.edu or rkittle@clarkson.edu and you will be emailed a short survey to complete by January 31, 2021.

Junior Information

11th Grade Parent & Student Night

Thursday, Jan. 7th 2021 at 6pm

This is an online event.

Junior students and parents/guardians are invited to attend a virtual program on January 7th! Mrs. Rust and Mrs. O'Brien will be sharing information on graduation requirements, college/career planning, financial aid, and much more! The Google Meet link to join the program will be emailed to students about 15 minutes prior to the start of the program.

Junior Virtual Conference Information

You should all be receiving information soon about individual meetings to review your course selections and discuss your plans for after high school. These conferences will be held virtually and begin the week of January 18th. Please reach out to your counselor if your virtual meeting needs to be rescheduled.

Scholarship Information

The College Board Opportunity Scholarships are now open for class of 2022 students. The program lays out six simple steps that all students can take to get to college. You are encouraged to sign up for this program. The first step is to make a starter list of six colleges you're interested in, for a chance at a $500 scholarship!

New Visions Programs

If you are interested in exploring a one year pre-college program in the field of Engineering or Health Careers Exploration, please see your counselor immediately!! The New Visions programs offer an academically rigorous program for the college bound senior. Representatives from each program will be participating in a Google Meet on January 14, 2021 @ 11:00 am to share more information about these programs and help answer any questions you may have (code to join: newvisions).

SAT/ACT Testing Information

The SAT and the ACT will be offered on the following (Saturday) national testing dates. The cost of the SAT without the essay is $52; the cost of the SAT with the essay is $68. The ACT has a basic fee of $55.00, with an optional writing test (cost with writing is $70.00). If the cost of these tests presents a hardship, you may be eligible for a fee waiver. Please check with Mrs. Rust or Mrs. O'Brien.

SAT Test Date (Registration Deadline)

March 13th (February 12th)

May 8th (April 8th)

June 5th (May 6th)

ACT Test Date (Registration Deadline)

February 6th (January 8th)

April 17th (March 12th)

June 12th (May 7th)

July 17th (June 18th)*

*No test center in New York

Sophomore Information

10th Grade Student & Parent Night

Thursday, Jan. 14th 2021 at 6pm

This is an online event.

Please join us as we start to navigate through the college search and application process. Topics of conversation will include graduation requirements, diploma options, scheduling timeline, future elective options as well as what colleges look for in a potential applicant. We will also complete a mock College Search through the use of College Board's Big Future. We have a lot of information to share, so please mark this date on your calendar!


BOCES is offering virtual tours for all of their programs for students in 10th grade who may be interested in a CTE (Career & Technical Education) Program during junior and senior years of high school. During these virtual tours (Google Meets) students will meet with the program instructors and gain first hand knowledge about the courses you would like to hear more about. Tours are being presented in clusters on January 7th, 12th & 14th. The times of the tours are the same on each day, taking place from 10:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Please see the flyer below for more information and be sure to complete the Google Form expressing your interest in these programs.

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BOCES Open House Info

On January 19th, 20th, and 21st the F. Donald Myers Education Center (BOCES) will be hosting an Open House for prospective students. This is a great time to see what the Career & Technical Education (CTE) Program is all about! Click here for more information about the CTE programs at BOCES. Register for an Open House here. See flyer below for more information!

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Freshman Information

Letters will be sent home soon regarding a meeting with students and parents/guardians to plan for the sophomore year. Meetings will take place virtually using Google Meet and will run about 30 minutes. We will work to schedule these with the least interruption to the student's day (ie: during a study hall, lunch, etc). More information to come!

High School Student Services

Mrs. Tracy Lyon, Secretary

(518) 695-3255. ext 2239

School Counselor Contact Information

Mrs. O’Brien (Grade 9, A-G; Grades 10-12, A-L)

Ms. Bean (Grade 9, H-L; Career Education; AP Coordinator)

Mrs. Rust (Grades 9-12, M-Z)