Counselor Corner Vol. 2

Weekly Update from your Wheeler School Counseling Office

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Instagram: @wheeler_counseling

COURSE REQUEST INFORMATION

Starting March 30, 2020 students are parents are able to view their course requests in StudentVue or ParentVue.


If students did not get the chance to pick their electives on March 4, or need to make changes, please fill out the form Ms. McCabe sent out below. This will ensure your changes are completed or submitted. Only emailing your counselor will NOT guarantee that the changes will be made. We of course welcome any questions or conversations needed, but please make sure the form is completed this week.


Course Request Change Form


The last chance to make changes will be in May.

Family Resources

Hello all!


We understand this time is continuing to become more challenging for our Wheeler Community.


Please take advantage of the below resources as needed. Feel free to reach out to your School Counselor or our School Social Worker, Monica Bright.


Ms. Bright's Website of Resources


Comcast

  • Is offering an internet essentials package FREE for 60 days

  • Click link below for more information: https://www.wxyz.com/news/national/coronavirus/comcast-offering-

    internet-essentials-package-free-for-60-months-during-coronavirus-outbreak

  • Comcast Internet Essentials: Offers affordable home internet service for just $9.95 per month– with no contract, credit check or installation fees. You automatically qualify for the Internet Essentials package if your child participates in the school lunch program, you are receiving HUD housing assistance, a low-income senior, a community college student in Colorado or Illinois or a verified low-income veteran. You will also have the option to purchase a laptop or desktop computer for only $149.

  • Online: https://internetessentials.com/

  • Call : No direct number for this program; must login to enter phone number and receive a call from an agent


Spectrum Internet Assist


  • Provides affordable high-speed internet connection to low-income families, students and seniors for just $14.99 per month.


PCs for People


  • A nonprofit organization that provides low-cost computers and free or affordable internet connection for low-income households. Potential recipients must be living below the 200% poverty level and currently enrolled in a government assistance program. PC for people offers high-speed internet for only $11.25 per month with no credit check or hidden fees. You will also be eligible to receive affordable PC or laptop repair for as low $25.
  • Online: https://www.spectrum.com/browse/content/spectrum-internet-assist
  • Call : 1-855-243-8892


Access by AT&T


  • A low-cost wireless home internet plan for low-income households. Access by AT&T provides high-speed internet service for $5-$10 per month. At least one person of your household should receive SSI or SNAP benefits to be qualified.
  • Go online: https://www.att.com/shop/internet/access/#!/ OR Call AT&T @ 855.220.5211



Everyoneon.org no income requirements


  • EveryoneOn is a national nonprofit working to eliminate the digital divide by making high-speed, low-cost Internet service and computers, and free digital literacy courses accessible to all unconnected Americans. We work with device refurbishes, so individuals and their families can purchase discounted devices, including $150 tablets and $199 laptops. By calling 1-855-EVRY1ON or visiting everyoneon.org, users can discover the closest class in their communities. https://everyoneon.org/get-connected/ to find resources in area by zip code



Cobb County School District’s Enrollment Partner Code & URL

  • URL is www.everyoneon.org/cobbk12
  • Partner Code is: cobbk12
  • Please note: The partner code (everyoneon.org/*partnercode) is case-sensitive. To access the portal, visitwww.everyoneon.org/portal and enter the credentials below:
  • username: cobbk12 password: password

Feedback Survey on our Wheeler Wellness Newsletter

Please give us your feedback on our monthly Wellness Newsletter that has been sent out. Previous issues can be found here: https://sites.google.com/prod/view/wheelercounseling/mental-health-resources?authuser=0

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Supporting Families and Parents through Covid-19

Parents we know you have unexpectedly taken on lots of extra responsibilities! Here are some tips to help you and your family!

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Test Prep Resources

Applerouth Online Events

To view all upcoming events and to register, please visit: https://www.applerouth.com/calendar



Tuesday, April 7th 8:00pm EDT / 5:00pm PDT

SAT vs. ACT

The SAT and ACT have both experienced updates and changes in the recent years. Come learn about the main differences between the two tests, how to decide which one is better for your child, when to take them, how much to prepare for them, and more. (Sign up)


Take an Online Practice Test

We offer online, proctored SAT and ACT practice tests every month, where your students can experience the testing environment without the pressure of an official score. Sign up for a free practice test here.

SENIORS! Stay Up To Date With College Changes During This Time

Seniors- you can use the below resource to stay up to date with the latest information colleges are sending out regarding their admissions policies and updated deadlines.


NACAC College Admission Status Update


Join Admissions Officers from George Washington University and Georgia Tech to discuss the Impact of COVID-19 on College Admission and Testing


Apr 21 at 8:00pm

Online event
Register online: https://www.applerouth.com/calendar

Enter Event code: M391816

Previous Newsletters Can Be Found Here