CHS Counselor Monthly Update
Coppell High School, Counselors' Newsletter
December 2020 / January 2021
It is hard to believe we are nearing the end of the first semester! This year has been a welcomed challenge and we are excited for 2021 and to begin planning for the 21-22 school year! Seniors - see below for information about graduation & scholarships (at the bottom)! Juniors & Sophomores- we will be starting registration for the 21-22 school year after the holiday break! Please make sure you are on the CHS Counseling Schoology Course so you have access to all the planning materials!
Schoology Access Codes
Juniors - V4K4-KWZB-9QNH6
Sophomores - GCZ5-M45C-CHVCC
Also, welcome CHS 9 students and parents. We would like to keep you posted this spring on what is happening in the CHS Counseling department!
For information on the CISD's COVID Response.
- Ms. Abreu A - Chan
- Mrs. McMillin Chao - Gz
- Mr. McKean Ha - Kon
- Ms. Guevara Koo - Nak
- Mrs. Oh Nal - Roc
- Ms. Cinelli Rod - Som
- Mrs. Garcia Son - Z
Virtual Counseling Department
Check out the Virtual Counseling Department. Live links embedded throughout!
12/8 - October 14th PSAT Testers will receive scores via email from College board
12/10 - Semester Level down opens
12/13 - Senior - Deadline to order Graduation regalia
12/16 - Semester Level down closes
12/18 - End of the 2nd 9 weeks and 1st Semester
12/18 - CHS 2021-2022 Course Guide Available ( See below for registration dates)
12/21-1/4 - Winter break
1/6 - First day of second semester
1/13 - Registration for the 21/22 school year opens (more information below)
1/13 - Student & Parent virtual information night for 21-22
1/15 - Presentations made available for students & parents
1/18 - MLK Day - no school
1/19 - 1st day of Dual Credit Spring Semester Classes
1/20-1/22 - Counselor open zoom sessions for students & parents
1/20 - Spring Open house - Virtual
1/21 - ASVAB Test
2/3 - Online Registration closes for the 21-22 school year
2/8 -3/4 - Counselor meetings with students
2/12 - Students No School
2/15 - Weather day
2/24 - DCCCD Drop Date for first 8 week courses
- Admission Information and Applications
- SAT/ACT Registration
- FAFSA Help
- TASFA Help
- Residency & In State Tuition
- College Readiness and Access
- Scholarship Searches
- Career Exploration
Class of 2021 Post High School Information
Need help with Naviance?
We will also be hosting a number of webinars and zoom calls to go over the college process!
Need help writing your college essay?
Registration for 2021-2022 School Year
Dec 18th - Course Guide available online
Jan 13th - Parent & Student Presentations
Registration 101, Dual Credit, Grad Plans & Endorsements, Student Panel
Jan 13th - Registration Opens Online
Jan 15th - Presentations available online for parents and students
Jan 19th - Students review registration process during 3rd period
Jan 20th - 22nd - Counselor Open Zoom Sessions
Jan 20th - Spring Open House: A preview of next year’s courses
Feb 3rd - Online Registration closes all course selection requests due for 2021-2022 school year
Feb 8th - 11th - 1:1 Registration meetings with in person learners
Feb 16th-Mar 4th - Counselor Meetings with Virtual students
March 10th - Course selection verification sheets available
April 1st - Course selections verifications (Current 9th-11th) due back
April 1st - Final date to make course requests changes
SPRING 2021 Dual Credit Registration
Spring Dual Credit Registration is currently closed. Student's who were registered through their CHS Counselor will have confirmation in their econnect account by 12/10. Please check to make sure courses are correct. Reach out to your counselor by 1/8 if courses are incorrect.
1/19 - 1st day of Spring DCCCD Classes
2/24 - Drop Date for January - March 1st 8 week classes
3/22 - 1st day of classes 2nd 8 weeks March-May
4/15 - Drop Date for 16 week classes
4/28 - Drop Date for 2nd 8 week March-May classes
FALL STUDENTS - Please check your grades in econnect as your finish your courses! Let your counselor know if you did not pass.
Thank you for your continued patience and communication through the dual credit process.
SAT / PSAT / ACT / AP
Suicide Awareness and Prevention
Youth Suicide Warning Signs
- Talking about or making plans for suicide
- Expressing hopelessness about the future
- Displaying severe/overwhelming emotional pain or distress
- Substance use & abuse
- Showing worrisome behavioral cues or marked changes in behavior, particularly in the presence of the warning signs above. Specifically, this includes significant:
- Withdrawal from or changing in social connections/situations
- Changes in sleep (increased or decreased)
- Anger or hostility that seems out of character or out of context
- Recent increased agitation or irritability
How to Respond
If you notice any of these warning signs in anyone, you can help!
- Ask if they are ok or if they are having thoughts of suicide
- Express your concern about what you are observing in their behavior
- Listen attentively and non-judgmentally
- Reflect what they share and let them know they have been heard
- Tell them they are not alone
- Let them know there are treatments available that can help
- If you are a student, report your concerns to a trusted adult (parent, teacher, counselor, administrator.)
Parents Can Make a Difference
Parents can help prevent suicide by recognizing warning signs, identifying risk factors (characteristics that may lead a young person to engage in suicidal behaviors), promoting protective factors (characteristics that help people deal with stress and reduce their chances of engaging in suicidal behaviors), and knowing how to talk to their children and seek mental health services. You can empower yourself and your teen by following these 7 steps.
- Know your facts
- Recognize the warning signs
- Know the risk factors
- Know the protective factors
- Take preventive measures
- Talk to your teen about suicide
- Last but not least, seek mental health services
To read the complete blog post from the American Psychological Association go to
HOPE FOR OUR CITY is an outreach providing families with non-perishable groceries and also baby supplies. This is a difficult time for many families, and we believe in standing together and helping others in times of need.
$ Scholarships & Financial Aid $
Financial Aid & FAFSA
FAFSA Opened on October 1st.
To view the presentation from October 20th please use this link.
Financial aid helps students and their families pay for college. This financial assistance covers educational expenses including tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies, and transportation. There are several types of financial aid, including grants and scholarships, work study and loans.
WHY SHOULD I FILL OUT THE FAFSA?
Don't leave money on the table. Here's why it's worth the effort to fill out the FAFSA. The FAFSA helps determine whether students are eligible for federal loans, grants or work-study programs. Many colleges also require it to be on file for their own need-based or merit-based aid packages.
Scholarships - FREE MONEY
Coppell High School Counseling Staff
Ms. Abreu A - Chan
Mrs. McMillin Chao - G
Mr. McKean H - Kon
Ms. Guevara Koo - Nak
Ms. Oh Nal - Roc
Ms. Cinelli Rod - Som
Mrs. Garcia Son - Z
Ms. Ruedi - Counseling Secretary