In this issue:  FAFSA I College Application DeadlinesNaval Academy Information I Online College FairScholarship Bulletin I Updated Information for Advanced Placement (AP) ExamsCanvas Parent App Instructions l Dollars for Scholars l College Application AssistanceVirtual College Visits I Instant Decision Days SAP


The FAFSA opened on October 1st for the 2021-2022 school year. Students interested in either federal or institutional financial aid should complete the FAFSA each year. Both the student AND one parent must have a FSA ID in order to sign in and electronically sign the FAFSA. 

College Application Deadlines

When applying for college, please take note of deadlines. Please allow five (5) business days for your counselor to process your transcript once a request has been made in Naviance. 

How to request a transcript:

1. Login to Naviance.
2. Go to the "Colleges I'm Applying to" section.
3. In the top right, click the pink plus sign to add the college.
4. Type which college you are applying to. Please select how you applied (Common App or Directly to the Institution) as well as the type of application (Regular Deadline, Early Action, or Early Decision). 

5. Select "Add and Request Transcript". On the next page, select "Initial Transcript". Your SAT and ACT scores will be displayed on your transcript. Then select "Request and Finish".
4. Allow five business days for the Counseling Office to process the request.

How to request a letter of recommendation:
1. Make a request for a letter of recommendation to the teacher in person. Allow them 2 to 3 weeks to write a strong letter.
2. If the teacher agrees to write the letter, then make a formal request in Naviance. Go to the "Colleges I'm Applying to" section, and at the bottom of the page, there is a link to the Letters of Recommendation section. From here, click the blue box in the top right corner titled "Add Request".
3. Complete the FERPA waiver for Naviance and on Common App (if applicable).
4. Due to COVID-19 limiting the interchange of paper, this form will be completed online for the 2020-2021 school year found by clicking here.
5. Allow five business days for the Counseling Office to process the request. 

Students interested in the Naval Academy have the opportunity to learn more with these weekly sessions:

Operation Information 2020
Join our OPINFO Facebook groups to participate in weekly sessions and learn more about the US Naval Academy!
Click here to join the interactive sessions on Facebook
Sign up for Navy swag giveaways!

Join live conversations with Midshipmen each week to learn about the following: 

October 12-16 Academics Week
October 18-23 Athletics Week
October 25-30 Service Opportunities Week
November 1-6 Extra-curriculars Activities Week
November 8-13 ‘A Day in the Life’ on the Yard
November 15-20 Alumni Spotlight

Our first post will be on Monday, October 12th (Columbus Day). After that every Sunday a weekly video will be posted announcing the schedule of live events. The weekly free swag giveaway winners will also be announced! 

Announcing an Online College Fair for high school students in Lancaster County, Lebanon County, York County, and other students from the region on Monday, November 2nd from 11:00am-1:00pm

The Lancaster County School Counselors Association and Millersville University are organizing this online college fair. 

Students will have the chance to discover their options with a local Online College Fair. Over 50 colleges, trade schools, community colleges, and military representatives will be online November 2nd from 11:00am-1:00pm. Sign-up at http://millersville.edu/collegefair and you will get a link to join the event on slate platform. 

During the event students will have the opportunity to hear presentations from 8 different colleges of their choice. Following the event they will get information to follow-up with colleges they may have not gotten the chance to hear from. A list of colleges participating will be provided prior to the event. 
Every month, the SHS Counseling Office will create a scholarship bulletin with a list of scholarship opportunities.
*Click image to view the October Scholarship Bulletin.  
Advanced Placement (AP) Exams

The fall registration deadline is fast approaching! All students in fall AP courses must indicate their exam decision in their MyAP account, as well as complete the google form sent out by Mrs. Miklos on September 29th. If any student is interested in taking an AP exam for a course they will not take (whether in the fall or the spring) they must notify Mrs. Miklos ASAP, via email at kate.miklos@sycsd.org. Please make sure your child has used their full legal name in their MyAP account for registration. It is important that their AP records match the rest of their school records and future college applications. If they are unable to update it on their own they must call College Board immediately, at 1-888-225-5427. Please continue to check your email as regular updates with pertinent AP information has been sent, and will continue to be sent, to parents and students who are enrolled in AP courses. All AP questions can be directed to Mrs. Kate Miklos, 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 through September and October. 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.

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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 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

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Glen Rock, PA 17327
Phone: 717-235-4811 ext 4901
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