In this issue:  Financial Aid Night l PSATCanvas Parent App Instructions l Dollars for Scholars l College Application Assistance I Letters of RecommendationTech It Out Philly  I Get to Know Mrs. Bowden - InternVirtual College Visits I Instant Decision DaysMonthly Scholarship Bulletin l SAP


    Join us virtually on Thursday, September 24th at 6:00 PM for our annual Financial Aid Night. Billy Dunkel, Financial Aid Officer from Penn State York Campus, will have a presentation detailing the financial aid process. Following the presentation, he will be available for questions. Representatives from the Dollars for Scholars Foundation will also present information regarding the 2020-2021 scholarship opportunities for SHS students. This is an important presentation for any student and their family considering post-secondary education. 

    The PSAT will be offered at Susquehannock High School on Wednesday, October 14th at 8:00am. Students must report to SHS by 7:45 AM. The total testing time is approximately 4 hours. Buses will run on a modified schedule; those testing with extended time will be responsible for transportation home. Students need to bring #2 pencils and a calculator; these will not be provided on the day of the exam.

    The PSAT exam fee is $17. There is a fee waiver available for juniors eligible through the federal free/reduced lunch program (10th graders are not eligible). After the registration closes, you will be invoiced through MySchoolBucks and must pay by October 13th in order to sit for the exam.

    Please complete the online registration form found HERE by Thursday, September 24th

    Canvas Parent App Instructions

    Canvas is the Learning Management System that most SHS students will use to view and submit their classroom assignments for their in-person and digital days. All SHS students are assigned an account and parents are eligible to have an “observer” account which gives them access to view their student’s courses, assignments, due dates, etc. It is highly encouraged that parents set up this account. Additionally, this year the SHS Counseling Office also has a page on Canvas which parents can access through an observer account.  For more information and instructions on how to create your observer account, please click here.

    Scholarships will open on January 8, 2021
    Scholarship deadline is February 8, 2021
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    College Application Assistance

    The SHS school counselors will be meeting with students for senior meetings throughout September. During these meetings, students interested in applying to post-secondary schools will learn more about the process. For students and parents that may want to start this process before these meetings or need a refresher following their meeting, assistance can be found by way of a video playlist detailing the application process using Naviance. The link for this playlist is located below.

    Click Here
    Letters of Recommendation

    In addition to the information provided in the College Application Assistance tutorial, students requesting letters of recommendation will be required to complete the “Letters of Recommendation Send Request Form.”
    This form was developed last year to ensure that the correct letter of recommendation is sent to the respective school that the student lists on the form. Many schools have a maximum number of letters of recommendation and this way students can effectively select which letters they want to go to which school.
    Due to COVID-19 limiting the interchange of paper, this form will be completed online for the 2020-21 school year. It was shared with students and parents via email but can also be found below.

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    Tech It Out Philly

    Tech It Out Philly is an entirely free program for students who have no computer science background and may not have a lot of opportunities to learn about technology, so no experience is necessary! 

    This program works with local high school students to explore social change through computer science. Students will work over the course of 7 weeks in a small group with other high school students and Penn students to build a website about a social issue of their choosing. The semester culminates with a launch party, which allows students to demo their website to Penn computer science professors.

    This semester will be offered virtually and students will need a computer and internet access. The program will meet on Sundays between 10/4 and 11/14 from 2-3 p.m. Application is open until September 27th. Apply here. More information can be found here


    Get to Know Mrs. Bowden - Interning This Fall in the Counseling Office 

    My name is Elizabeth Bowden and I’m interning with the counseling department for this fall semester.  I’m currently studying to earn my M.Ed. in school counseling with Lancaster Bible College and intend to graduate this December. I’m passionate about assisting students to strengthen their self-efficacy skills needed to be successful in life after graduation. Outside of internship, I enjoy spending time with my husband and our 2 ½ -year-old daughter who will be a big sister in January! In my down time I enjoy meeting with friends, watching ice hockey, hiking and make attempts at water coloring. I also enjoy working with the IDD population. I’m excited to meet with students and learn about their own interest and ambitions for this year and years to come!
    Virtual College Visits

    As always, SHS is proud to partner with many colleges to offer visits from admissions representatives to provide our students valuable information about different schools. Now, more than ever when on-site visits may not be possible, we encourage students to take advantage of these visits which will be virtual. Students can sign up on Naviance for these visits and attend a meeting through Google Meets/Zoom in the library classroom while meeting social distancing requirements. To date, there are already 30+ colleges which have signed up for these visits offering options on both A- and B-days. For a list of colleges that are scheduled to visit and when please click here.
    Instant Decision Days

    The SHS Counseling Department has partnered with a number of colleges to provide on-site admissions events here at Susquehannock High School titled Instant Decision Days (IDD). Interested senior students will need to apply online to the school one to two weeks before the school’s IDD event.
    On the day of the school’s IDD event an admissions representative will meet one-on-one for an interview with registered students through Google Meets/Zoom. The representative will discuss the status of the student’s application and other factors. Rather than having to wait weeks to find out a decision, the student can find out instantly whether or not they are accepted to that school!

    In October, SHS is partnering with Shippensburg University (10/6 & 10/8), Millersville University (10/13 & 10/15), and Kutztown University (10/27 & 10/29) for these events. Each school has kindly offered an A-Day and B-Day event for our students. Interested students should see their counselor and/or sign up through Naviance.
    Every month, the SHS Counseling Office will create a scholarship bulletin with a list of scholarship opportunities. The September Scholarship Bulletin will be available soon.  
    The Student Assistance Program (SAP) is continuing to offer services and assistance to students and their families. There are a variety of interventions and programs available, including counseling assessments through True North, school-based counseling through Pennsylvania Comprehensive Behavioral Health (PCBH), and monitoring and mentoring programs through the school. If you are interested in any of these services, please contact your child's school counselor. 

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