Student Services Edition - September 30, 2020
October 14th SAT Administration
College and Career Center Canvas Page
All Sandburg Students have received an invitation to join the College and Career Resource Center Canvas Page. This is a great resource that the Guidance Department utilizes to share information as it relates to college and career planning. For more information about this resource, please have your student log in to the Canvas account or contact your student’s school counselor.
College Representatives (Virtually) Visiting Sandburg
College Bound Senior Checklist
Be sure to ask your senior student about their individual Senior Meeting with their counselor. Points of interest include:
View the list of colleges -- are they appropriate for your academic and personal needs?
Complete college admissions applications
Send your transcripts via Parchment HERE
Watch the deadlines! All application materials must be submitted to your counselor two weeks prior to the deadline!
Visit college campuses
Sign up to meet with any college representatives visiting Sandburg virtually
College Bound Athletes
Financial Aid Updates
Federal Financial Aid forms are recommended to be completed in the month of October. The FAFSA form will be available for completion beginning on October 1, 2020 at www.fafsa.gov. Parents and students are required to use their tax information from 2019 while completing the form. Completion of the FAFSA form is now a requirement for graduation in the State of Illinois. Those choosing not to complete, will be required to sign a waiver form which will be available soon.
The Sandburg Guidance Department will be hosting four events for parents who would like assistance with financial aid planning and preparation:
Virtual FAFSA Completion Seminar (For Parents and/or Students) - 10:00am-1:00pm on the following dates: Thursday, October 8; Thursday, October 22; Thursday, November 12; and Thursday, December 10. Please contact Mr. Moran at 708/671-3144 for a reservation.
A representative from the Illinois Student Assistance Commission will be available to help parents and students with their FAFSA Completion.
Students/parents should bring the following items to this virtual workshop:
Social Security Numbers (parents & student)
Records of Income (i.e., Income tax return 2019, Child support payments)
Information about assets (savings, investments stocks, college savings plans)
Drivers License number (parents & student)
Dates of Birth (parents & student)
Month and year of Marriage, separation, divorce, etc.
FSA ID (apply at least 3 days in advance at www.fafsa.ed.gov)
List of colleges in which the student is applying
- Financial Planning Night - Mr. Frank Palmasani has recorded his presentation “Conquering the Challenges of College Costs” for your viewing. Parents of Freshman through Senior students will benefit from this presentation. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDpF8sOoYgU&feature=youtu.be
We will host a virtual Question and Answer session with Mr. Palmasani on Wednesday, November 4th at 7:00 P.M. The link will be advertised as we get closer to the event.
More information on the Financial Aid process can be found at www.studentaid.gov, and www.isac.org.
Release of Student Information
From time-to-time, military recruiters and postsecondary educational institutions request the names, telephone numbers and addresses of our high school students. The school must provide this information to the military unless the parent(s)/guardian(s) request that it not be disclosed without their prior written consent. If you do not want military recruiters or institutions of higher learning to be given your secondary school student’s name, address and telephone number, please email or send a letter to inform the Director of Guidance, Mrs. Michelle Augustyniak (email@example.com).
Free Social-Emotional Resources
The Deans' Office would like to take the opportunity to welcome back all of our students for the 2020-2021 school year. Even through this year is very unique, we would like to remind students that all D230 policies regarding attendance, discipline, and safety are still in effect.
If a student is going to be absent from in-person or remote learning, a parent or guardian must call the Attendance Office at (708) 671-3195 to report the absence.
As students’ time on campus during Hybrid learning is limited, please limit appointments to remote days or after school hours. Off-campus passes should only be used in emergency situations.
Carl Sandburg High School has always, and remains committed to the safety of our students and staff. Our Deans’ Office works collaboratively with the Orland Park Police and our PPS teams to insure the physical, social, and emotional health and safety of our students and staff. We encourage all members of our community that if they, “see something, say something”.