Westview Counseling Newsletter

October 2020

National Bullying Prevention Month

"Words have energy and power with the ability to help, to heal, to hinder, to hurt, to harm, to humiliate, and to humble." -Yehuda Berg

World Day of Bullying Prevention #BLUEUP

Monday 10.05.20

The first Monday of every October is World Day of Bullying Prevention™!

On this day students, schools, and communities all over the world go BLUE together against bullying. It also kicks off National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month every October.

Let's join in solidarity to stop bullying and cyberbullying by wearing blue on October 5, 2020!

Bullying Prevention Resources

Resources for Parents

PACER's National Bullying Prevention Center is a great resource for parents. You can find great information such as the different types of bullying, warning signs, and how to help your student if you suspect they are being bullied.

Click here to check out their website.

Stand Up to Cyberbullying

Updates & Resources from the Counseling Office

2020 Virtual Peer Tutoring

The Peer Counseling team has launched our virtual tutoring services on Tuesday, September 29th! Tutoring will be offered virtually via zoom on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s from 3:30 – 4:30 pm. If you are interested in getting additional afterschool support you can sign up here:

TUTORING SIGN UP FORM – This form is located on the Westview Website under academic support.

See Flyer below for more details!

Tech Boot Camp Videos

Check out these great videos that help you step by step on how to access and navigate several websites you may be using this school year!

Zoom https://youtu.be/DQZpH4DMgr0

Westview High School Website https://youtu.be/PbS1YsC8JJE

GSuite https://youtu.be/PitcjWzqg7I

My Plan https://youtu.be/ucHbPSQKLYw

Canvas/MyConnect https://youtu.be/lasUf0vNsCc

Parent Academy

Parent Academy is a one-stop shop where parents can learn about the numerous educational technology tools that teachers are using with students in their classrooms. These resources will make it easier for parents to understand how teachers engage students in meaningful ways in a virtual environment that highlights student collaboration.

Visit our Canvas page: Counseling 2020-2021

For Seniors - Class of 2021

FAFSA Now Open!

Seniors! The FAFSA opens October 1. Make sure to apply EARLY for financial aid for college.

Counselor caseload

Just a reminder about the changes to our Counselor caseloads this year based on the alphabetical split:
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Wolverine Center

While the Wolverine Center may not be physically open at this point, we are still here for you! Need a work permit? Questions for your counselor? Or just want to discuss present and future options?

Students have access to:

College Visits

Sign up for our Virtual College Visits in SCOIR. For instructions on how to sign up for College Visits in SCOIR, click here or watch the video below.
Student - Visits & Deadlines

How do I log in to SCOIR?

Students can type in scoir.com or click the link to arrive at the SCOIR homepage. Once there, click on the blue "Login" button at the top right of the screen. If students already have an account, enter the appropriate credentials and sign in. If students do not have a login, they can create one by clicking "Don't have an account?" at the bottom of the login screen. This will take students through a step-by-step process to set up an account.

SCOIR: Our new college & career platform

SCOIR is the new one-stop online system that provides students with college and career planning tools to use during their time at Westview. Please note that SCOIR will be replacing our current system, Naviance, for our 9th - 11th grade students. 12th graders will continue using Naviance this school year; however, they will use SCOIR to sign up for college visits.

Senior Workshops

Mark your calendars and plan to attend the many valuable workshops we are offering this year. Click the image below to be directed to the flyer with links to the Zoom meetings.

Plan to attend our Wolverine Parent Academy Workshops this year

Upcoming: Effective Academic Success Strategies

October 8, 2020 at 5:30pm

Zoom link

Youtube Live Link

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Parenting LGBTQIAP2+ Children (all grades)

What: Participate in a conversation focused on parenting and caregiving LGBTQIAP2+ children

When: Monday, October 12th from 6:30pm-8:00pm

Where: Online Course via Zoom

Who: Parents

Class fee: $16/individual or $27/couple

*Scholarships are available to parents who may be in need. Parent can contact the Caring Connections Center for more information at 858-668-4084 or email at vephraim@powayusd.com

For more information, please see flyer below!

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Get Involved and Stay Connected

Visit www.westviewasb.com for clubs and upcoming events. Don't see something you like? Start your own! Download the application and turn it in to ASB.

Another way to stay connected is to download the Westview App! You will have access to your grades, school schedule, student handbook and a list of events. Also, check out our Instagram pages at the bottom of this newsletter!

College & Career Updates

UC for You for California first-year students (Virtual Event)

Saturday, Oct. 3rd, 10am-1pm

This is an online event.

The UC for You events are intended to help students and families who will be applying this fall get to know the nine undergraduate campuses. These events are an excellent opportunity to ask questions about the admission selection, majors, pre-professional programs, and more.

Please email ucforyou@ucop.edu for more information. Registration is now open!

There is no fee, and each event has a maximum capacity of 3,000 attendees.

CSU Week

23 Campuses | 1 Week. Each campus will present a short live session to provide a campus overview, information about the admission process and a question and answer portion. If you are not able to attend, all sessions will be recorded.

October 5 - 9, 2020

Register at WWW.CALSTATE.EDU/APPLY/CSUWEEK Visit site to check out when each campus will present to transfer and high school students. Don’t miss out on your chance to connect with us.

Service Academy & ROTC Information Night

When: October 7, 2020 @ 6 pm

Where: Zoom link will be posted here

An informational night will be held for those that may be interested in learning about the U.S. Service Academy & the Nomination Process. There will be admissions counselors from each Service Academy and ROTC college programs to answer any questions.

You can find more information on their website here!

DISCOVER CSUSM: Virtual Fall Preview Day

October 17, 2020

8:30am - 3:30pm

The Office of Recruitment & Outreach at Cal State San Marcos invites you to join them for Discover CSUSM!

This event is for all prospective students and their families who wish to learn what CSUSM has to offer and how to become a CSUSM Cougar!

Information session topics include:

  • Application and admissions process
  • Financial aid & scholarships at CSUSM
  • Student life & involvement
  • Parent & support system panel
  • Current student panel

Register here to receive the event Zoom link to your email the week of the event. You can also visit the event website for more details, including the event schedule so you can pick and choose which sessions you wish to attend.

PUSD College and Career Night

Tuesday, October 20

6:00 - 8:45pm

This event consists of live and pre-recorded presentations on a variety of college and career topics. Presentations are being given by our own PUSD counselors and students, a diverse group of college admissions counselors from across the country, and a few community based organizations. All live sessions will be recorded and available after the event.

If students or parents have any questions, please reach out to Emily K. Stevenson at collegeandcareerfair@powayusd.com.

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UC for You: UC Wants U! (Virtual Event)

Saturday, Oct. 24th, 10am-12pm

This is an online event.

Students, parents, UC faculty and staff will share their experiences and insight on opportunities and options for students in the African-American, Native American, and ChicanX/LatinX communities on our campuses.

The session will end with a live Q&A. This session is intended for students and their parents interested in learning about how UC campus's academic and affinity resource centers support and strengthen the history, culture and well-being of students of color.

Please email ucforyou@ucop.edu for more information. Registration is now open!

There is no fee, and each event has a maximum capacity of 3,000 attendees.

Discover the Colleges of the Fenway

Event Details: Click Here

To Register: Click Here or on the Flyer

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Regional Admissions Counselors of California Virtual Webinars

Ongoing virtual events through October 29

The Regional Admission Counselors of California (RACC) is offering student virtual workshops this Fall to help support students in the college application process. Topics include, but are not limited to, college information sessions, transfer admissions, and STEM programs.

You can find more information about the workshops here along with dates and times they will be held.

Check out these college virtual tours!

Click on the university you would like to tour to start your virtual tour now!



University of Virginia



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Additional Resources

Hefar Financial Aid Mini Workshops

The HEFAR Group is a non-profit company with a mission to help make college affordable for everyone. They are a college funding advisor that helps you get more free money for college.

Click here to view the Financial Aid Mini Workshop: FAFSA-Three things you need to know to get better financial aid packages!

Click here to view the Financial Aid Mini Workshop: Understanding the Four Types of Financial Aid: Free Money vs Self-help Money

Click here to view the Financial Aid Mini Workshop: Scholarships: Where to look and what to focus on

Student Support Services

Please let us know if we can help your family with any of the following needs:

- Chromebook

- Food Assistance

- School Supplies

- Standardized Testing Fee Waiver (SAT & ACT)

Rental Assistance Resource

Interfaith Community Services is working with a Community Development Block Grant program to help assist those that may need rental assistance. For more information, please contact Ann Marie Masano a Housing Stability Case Manager that can help screen families for potential eligibility for rental assistance.

760-489-6380, extension 262

More Ways To Stay Connected

You can also stay up to date on scheduled activities by accessing monthly calendars below.

Athletics Calendar

Counseling Calendar

Westview School Calendar