Counseling Update

September 2020

Contact Your Counselors

Mark Kammerlohr (A- De) markk@orangeusd.org

Jeremy Bulrice (Df- Ja) jbulrice@orangeusd.org

Jason Pham (Je- Ne) jasonp@orangeusd.org

Shasta Campbell (Ng- Sam) scampbell@orangeusd.org

Doreen Valentin (San- Z) dvalentin@orangeusd.org

Parent/Guardian and Student information: 1st Day of School

Senior College Presentation

Tuesday, Sep. 8th, 12pm

This is an online event.

Presentation will be pre-recorded and posted on the VPHS Counseling site for viewing. Questions will be answered the following week during the live Q&A session.

College Application Q&A

Tuesday, Sep. 15th, 1:30pm

This is an online event.

Virtual meeting link will be posted on VPHS Counseling website the morning of the event.

Back to School Night

Wednesday, Sep. 16th, 12am

This is an online event.

More information to come on this event.

Need a Device?

Since March, OUSD has provided over 10,000 devices and 2,000 hotspots for families in order to support students in a distance learning environment due to COVID-19. Unfortunately, the district ran out of all devices and hotspots on Tuesday, August 18. However, there will be a large shipment of laptops and internet hotspots available for distribution at the District Office on Monday, August 24th from 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. No appointment is needed. We apologize for the inconvenience that this has placed on any of our families. Please note that the community tech support line remains open for all OUSD students and parents from 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Community Tech Support can be reached at 714-628-5372 or Email: techsupport@orangeusd.org.


Desde marzo, el Distrito Escolar Unificado de Orange ha proporcionado más de 10,000 computadoras portátiles y 2,000 puntos de acceso (hot spots) para las familias con el fin de apoyar a los estudiantes en un entorno de aprendizaje a distancia debido a COVID-19. Desafortunadamente, el Martes, 18 de Agosto, nos quedamos sin computadoras portátiles y puntos de acceso para distribucion. Sin embargo, habrá un gran cargamento para distribución en la Oficina del Distrito el Lunes, 24 de agosto de 7:30 a.m. a 4:00 p.m. No es necesario hacer una cita. Nos disculpamos por las molestias que esto ha causado a cualquiera de nuestras familias. Por favor, tenga en cuenta que la línea de apoyo técnico de la comunidad permanece abierta para todos los estudiantes y padres de familia del Distrito Unificado de Orange de 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Se puede contactar con el Apoyo Técnico de la Comunidad a el número 714-628-5372 o por correo electrónico: techsupport@orangeusd.org.

Textbook Pickups

Textbook pick up will commence Monday, August 24 through Friday, August 28 from 8:00 to 3:00. Thank you for your patience with text books being disseminated. Please be reminded to check Aeries for schedule changes in case books need to be swapped.


We now have the following books in stock:

1. World History

2. English: 9th-12th

3. English Honors: 9th and 10th

4. Math II

5. Math III

6. Chinese 1


Please be aware of the two time-frames to pick up remaining textbooks:


  • Parents can pick up texts in the library on behalf of their student during school hours from 8 am to 12:30 with an ID.
  • Students can pick up texts from library with ID from 1:35 to 2:30 Daily.
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Putting Together a College/University List

Going into summer is a great time to evaluate your post high school options, especially for juniors, as the college application season gets underway as soon as school starts back up in the fall. With everyone going digital these days, there are great resources out there to take virtual tours of campus and find information on the web to see what school is right for you. Here are a few steps to help guide you in putting together a college list.


Consider these factors when composing your list...


  1. Location
  2. Size
  3. Major
  4. Financial Aid
  5. Clubs & Organizations
  6. Type of institution
  7. Demographics
  8. And other factors specific to your interests.


Organize your list into these categories...


  • Safe schools: Schools you can easily get into based on your GPA & test scores.
  • Match schools: Schools you have a good chance of getting into based on GPA & test scores.
  • Reach schools: Schools that might be a little harder to get into but have a good holistic approach you can fall back on.


Start your college search using the following steps...



You will be taken to the Big Futures page where you can search by different parameters to find the perfect colleges for you.

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