In this issue:  Virtual Academy Night I Scholarship Bulletin I Advanced Placement (AP) ExamsCanvas Parent App Instructions l Dollars for Scholars l College Application Assistance I Letters of RecommendationVirtual College Visits I Instant Decision Days SAP

All interested students are invited to the Virtual Academy Night on Thursday, October 15th at 7pm. 

Must RSVP to Mary O'Connor at mary.oconnor@mail.house.gov by Friday, October 9th with the following information: 

1 Name(s) of those attending the event (Yes, parents are invited, too)
2 School you are currently attending
3 Your best email address
5 Your current school grade (9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, junior high)
5 Your top program choice:
USMA, USNA, USAFA, USMMA, USCGA(nomination not required), ROTC, NROTC, AFROTC

More information can be found here
Every month, the SHS Counseling Office will create a scholarship bulletin with a list of scholarship opportunities.
*Click image to view the September Scholarship Bulletin.  
Advanced Placement (AP) Exams

Advanced Placement exams will be taking place in May 2021. Students will register for their exams through enrollment in AP Classroom during the fall and/or spring semesters. Additionally, students will need to complete a google form. The google form will be provided to students by AP Coordinator, Mrs. Kate Miklos. Students interested in taking an exam not offered through an AP course, i.e. AP English Language and Composition, will need to contact Mrs. Miklos prior to 11/1/20. At this time, students enrolled in Fall semester AP courses will register for exams. Students in Spring semester courses will register in January, unless interested in taking an exam for a course in which they are not enrolled. If there are any questions please contact, Mrs. Kate Miklos at kate.miklos@sycsd.org.
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.

  Click Here 
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), Kutztown University (10/27 & 10/29) and York College (10/5 & 10/9) 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.
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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Mr. Kevin Molin, Ed. D., Principal
Mrs. Melissa Bell, Ed. D., Assistant Principal, Grades 9 & 11
Mr. James Sterner, Assistant Principal, Grades 10 & 12

3280 Fissels Church Road
Glen Rock, PA 17327
Phone: 717-235-4811 ext 4901
Fax: 717-227-1951

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