Westview Counseling

June 2021 Newsletter

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Summer break is almost here! We are so proud of all of you and all that you have accomplished this last year. Over the past year, there have been many challenges, and it’s important you take the time to decompress and restore your personal and mental health. Summer is a great opportunity to rest, take care of yourself, explore personal interests, and connect with family and friends. We look forward to seeing you when we return to campus in the fall!

Important Dates

Senior Awards Ceremony: Thursday, June 10

Senior Cap & Gown Pick Up: Friday, June 11

Senior Sunset Picnic: Wednesday, June 16

Graduation Rehearsal (Traditional Ceremony): Thursday, June 17

Last day of school & Graduation: Friday, June 18

Updates & Resources from the Counseling Office

Summer School Information

For more information about summer school 2021, please visit PUSD's summer school website.

2020-2021 Virtual Peer Tutoring

The Peer Counseling team has launched our virtual tutoring services! Tutoring will be offered virtually via zoom on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s from 3:00 – 4:00 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!

SENIOR REMINDERS!

Class of 2021

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Senior Check Out

Students will have access to the Senior Check Out Form through their Canvas Counseling class starting Tuesday, June 15th. Seniors need to ensure that the following items have been completed prior to submitting the Senior Check Out Form to receive tickets for graduation.

- All Textbooks and Library books must be returned and obligations cleared.

- All bills, fines, and financial obligations must be settled. Clear debts early to avoid waiting in long lines.

- Senior Check-Out Questionnaire must be completed in Naviance. (See instructions below)

- Final Transcripts will be requested through the Senior Check Out Form.

Senior Check-Out Survey is Open!

The senior check-out survey is now open for students to begin their first step of the checkout process. To access the survey, please log onto your Naviance account

  • You can find the Senior Survey in About Me -> My Surveys -> Surveys Not Started
  • It is titled 2021 Senior Check-Out Survey

You will see it on the front page of your Naviance account. If you have not yet registered for a Naviance account, your registration code is your student ID#.


We want to congratulate you all on your hard work, flexibility, and determination!

Palomar College: New Student Information

Miramar College

If you are interested in applying to Miramar College you can access the San Diego Promise program application Here

UC Admitted Students

Students who accept an offer of admission to a UC campus must submit final, official transcripts from their high/secondary school and transcripts from colleges/universities to the one UC campus where they intend to enroll.

  • All official high school transcripts must include the date of graduation.
  • Students must submit the official high/secondary school transcript(s) as requested by the campus.
  • Students with international coursework must submit an official academic record (transcript) directly from the international institution.
  • Admitted transfer students must submit transcripts from all colleges/universities attended (a high school transcript may be required by a specific campus).

All official transcripts must be postmarked or electronically submitted by July 1.

Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE)

The Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) is a regional tuition discount program, which enables students from one of 16 WICHE states and territories in the Western U.S. to enroll as nonresidents in 160+ participating public colleges and universities and pay 150 percent (or less) of the enrolling school’s resident tuition—which annually saves students an average of $9,000 each on the cost of non-resident tuition. Please visit the WUE website for more information

College & Career Updates

All Grade Levels

Rising Senior? Here's how to make the most of your summer

There are lots of great resources online for ideas of what to do during the summer before your Senior year. Here is one good article with some helpful tips:


https://www.niche.com/blog/rising-senior-heres-how-to-make-the-most-of-summer-before-senior-year/

Inside College Admissions: Practical Writing Steps & Exercises for Students featuring The College Essay Guy!

Fall 2022 Admissions Update from UC

All nine undergraduate campuses will not consider SAT or ACT test scores when making admissions decisions or awarding Regents and Chancellor's scholarships for fall 2022 admissions, maintaining the policy in place for fall 2021. Applicants will still be able to report SAT/ACT scores on the UC application, but those scores will only be used for the limited purposes of fulfilling the “B” (English) subject area of the A-G requirement, or for course placement or advising after students are admitted.

UC Question of the Month

Question: Will the Personal Insight Questions (PIQ) remain the same for the fall 2022 application?
Answer: We are not anticipating any changes to the PIQs for freshmen or transfers for the fall 2022 application.


Question: If a student took an AP exam but did not receive a passing score, do they need to report it on their application and submit the score report anyway?
Answer: Students are not obligated to report non-passing scores on AP exams, but there is no downside to reporting them. Non-passing scores do not affect an admission decision. If the student has no passing AP scores at all, then an official score report is not necessary. If the student has passed even one exam with a 3, 4, or 5, then they should arrange for the College Board to send their official score report (which usually includes non-passing scores) to the campus where they plan to enroll. AP exam scores are due no later than July 15, with the exception of scores from exams taken in May/June 2021 which UC is aware will be delayed.

2021-2022 College Guide to CA Independent, Nonprofit Colleges and Universities

The 2021-22 College Guide to California Independent, Nonprofit Colleges and Universities is now available online at aiccu.edu/collegeguides. Our college guide provides important information students will need when considering California’s independent, nonprofit colleges in their future plans, including admissions and financial aid information.

Wolverine Parent Workshop: Building your College List (11th grade families)

Did you miss our workshop on "Building your College List"? Please click HERE to view the presentation.

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.

Visit UC campuses virtually

Campuses offer a range of virtual tours for students and families to explore. Options may include a personalized experience, housing tours, guided student tours, and/or student panels.

Check out these college virtual tours!

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

Harvard

Princeton

University of Virginia

Wellesley

Yale

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College Entrance Exam Information

Have you checked out the College Entrance Exam page on our Counseling website? Please click here to learn more about the SAT and ACT exams.


For the latest updates on SAT exam registration and information, please visit the College Board website.


For the latest updates on ACT exam registration and information, please visit the ACT website.


Many colleges are reviewing their admissions policies in regards to college admissions exams due to COVID-19. Please check each college's website for the most-up-to-date information. For a list of colleges that are test optional, please click here.

SAVE THE DATES: 2021-2022

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HIP (Northrop Grumman) Internship

The High School Involvement Partnership (HIP) mentoring program was created to inspire and prepare high school students for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) pathways to fill the future workforce need for diverse innovative leaders


To apply, students should be interested in Engineering/Computer Science and have some experience in the field (i.e. taken a related course). They also must have a minimum Unweighted GPA of a 3.25 or higher. There are only 8 spots for students in the district, so the process is very competitive.


Applications will be available at a later date. If you are interested in the 2021-2022 HIP Internship program, please add your name to the interest list.


If you have additional questions, please contact Mr. Ruben Mata at rmata@powayusd.com through June 18. During the summer months, you can reach out to Emily Stevenson, our District CTE Counselor at estevenson@powayusd.com.

Looking for Scholarship Information, Enrichment Programs or Job Opportunities?

Check out our Scholarship Information and Enrichment Programs & Internships newsletters on the Westview Counseling website. These newsletters are updated frequently throughout the year. Check back often for updates!

Mental Health & Wellness Resources

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More Ways To Stay Connected

Check out the following Instagram pages below for information and updates.


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!

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

Athletics Calendar

Counseling Calendar

Westview School Calendar