In this issue:  Financial Aid Night I ACT ExamLunch 'N Learn I PSAT ExamScholarship BulletinGet Involved I How to Request a Letter of Recommendation I Canvas Parent App InstructionsUpcoming College VisitStudent Assistance Program (SAP)Calendar of Events

Resources including handouts and Powerpoint slideshows from the presentation will be available for families who are unable to attend this evening program. You can access them on our website here: https://www.sycsd.org/Page/925.
ACT Exam
Students registered to take the September 10th ACT exam should report to the high school at 7:30 a.m. Students must have their admission ticket, a valid photo ID, and should bring #2 pencils and a calculator.

College Application Process


The counseling office is excited to kick off its new Lunch ‘N Learn series with “The College Application Process”.  Join the counselors during lunch to talk about applying to college, learn the steps to request your transcript and letters of recommendation, and ask any questions you may have.  Grab your food from the cafeteria or bring lunch from home, and come to the library classroom during your lunch!  For specific application help, you may find it beneficial to bring your Chromebook.

Period 4 - Tuesday, September 13th

Period 6 - Wednesday, September 14th

Period 8 - Thursday, September 15th

Wednesday, October 12, 2022 

The total testing time is 4 hours and the fee is $20. Students will need to bring #2 pencils and a calculator. There is a fee waiver available for juniors eligible through the federal free/reduced lunch program (10th graders are not eligible). Students will be invoiced through MySchoolBucks in September. 
Deadline is Friday, September 2nd at 3:00 p.m.
Click here or scan the QR Code to register. 
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.  
Click on the image to see the complete list!
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. Fill out the salmon-colored Letter of Recommendation Send Request Form in the Counseling Office. Turn this form in to your school counselor.

5. Allow five business days for the Counseling Office to process the request. 
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.

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. We are resuming in-person visits this school year, but will also be conducting virtual visits as well.

Students can sign up on Naviance for these visits. For a list of colleges that are scheduled to visit and when please click here.
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. 

*Click image for more information and referral form

*Our events calendar is updated periodically. Please check for updated events. (click image for scheduled events)
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Mr. Kevin Molin, Ed. D., Principal
Mr. James Sterner, Assistant Principal

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

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