In this issue:  SAT ExamAES Scholarship I Scholarship Bulletin I NCAA I YCAL I Advanced Placement (AP) ExamLunch 'N Learn I Dollars for Scholars I PACAC College Fair I FAFSA Completion NightGet Involved I How to Request a Letter of Recommendation I Canvas Parent App Instructions I Upcoming Instant Decision DaysUpcoming College VisitStudent Assistance Program (SAP)Calendar of Events

The SAT Exam will be given at Susquehannock High School on Saturday, October 1, 2022. Students registered to take the SAT please be sure to bring the following: 
  • Your admission ticket
  • Acceptable photo ID (school ID, driver's license, or passport)
  • Two No. 2 pencils with erasers (cannot be mechanical pencils)
  • An approved calculator
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/898.
Additional Scholarship 
AES Scholarship – (deadline is October 8, 2022)
High school seniors and all students attending a post-secondary educational facility are eligible for this $500 scholarship. Students are not required to be taking engineering courses to be eligible for this scholarship. An essay is required answering the following question: When you look back on your life in 30 years, what would it take for you to consider your life successful? What relationships or accomplishments will be important on this journey? For more information and to apply, please visit https://aesengineers.com/scholarships.php.
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.  

Are you interested in playing collegiate sports? The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) determines and oversees academic eligibility to participate at the Division I and II levels. There are specific core courses that a student must choose from at SHS in order to meet the eligibility requirements. 

To visit the student-parent NCAA website and set up a FREE profile page or an official certification account, click HERE.

*Interested in a Division III school or currently are not sure in which division you want to compete.
*Transition to a paid Certification account at any time to pursue a Division I or II path.
*No registration fee to create a Profile Page account.
*Must be certified by NCAA Eligibility Center to compete at a Division I or II school.
*Before you take official visits or sign an NLI, you must have a complete Certification account.
*Registration fee: $90
Link: https://web3.ncaa.org/hsportal/exec/hsAction?hsActionSubmit=searchHighSchool
NCAA High School Code: 391545

Students and families should make their high school counselor aware they have an interest in competing at the collegiate level ASAP. The SHS school counselors will make sure student-athletes are scheduled for the proper core courses to ensure eligibility status is not jeopardized. For more information concerning eligibility relating to core courses, academic requirements, GPA and test score requirements, and a suggested timeline, please see the PDF below. There are additional resources such as a worksheet/checklist in the files section at the bottom of this page.

On Monday, September 12, 2022, York County Alliance for Learning (YCAL) has opened registration for eleven of their fall career exploration programs. These programs are held at various sites in the county and allow students an opportunity to learn more about a specific career field, interact with professionals in that field, find out about the education needed for success in that career, see various positions and pathways within that field, and ask questions to help clarify their interest in that career. These programs can also be used by juniors to meet a field experience requirement for the graduation project. 

The in-person programs that you can register for beginning Monday, September 12th are in Healthcare, Law, Automotive Technology, Media Careers, Accounting, Engineering, CDL, Criminal Justice/Forensics, Respiratory Care, Orthopedics and Medical Administration, and Information Technology. There are also a large number of virtual programs that are in the YCAL library from previous career exploration programs. These can be watched by both students and parents when convenient and also used by juniors for a field experience. 

To find out more information about a specific program or to register, please use the following link: 
https://ycal.us/students/mentoring-program/. Posters describing each program have also been hung in the cafeteria and appear outside of relevant classrooms. If you have any questions, please address them to the counseling office. 
The AP exam registration process will be different for the 2022-2023 school year. If your student is enrolled in an Advanced Placement (AP) course, they MUST use the teacher provided JOIN CODE to be registered in AP Classroom for each AP course they are enrolled in. This will automatically register them to take the exam. If your student does not wish to take an AP exam for a specific course, they MUST change the exam indicator to "no" when in AP Classroom for each course they wish to not take the exam. If your student would like to take an AP exam for a course in which they are not enrolled, you or they must notify the SHS counseling office. You may email shscounselor@sycsd.org to indicate your interest. The necessary paperwork will then be provided to you. If you have any questions regarding AP Exams please contact Mrs. Kate Miklos at kate.miklos@sycsd.org.
Study Skills Lunch and Learn 
Are your student's grades not where you'd like them to be? Would you like them to get tips and tricks to help make the best use of their time to be successful in classes? Please encourage your student to join the SHS Counselors for the 2nd session in our Lunch 'N Learn series on "Study Skills." The counselors will be available to assist students in creating and fine-tuning study skills to be most successful during high school. Students can grab their food from the cafeteria or bring lunch from home, and join the counselors in the library classroom during their assigned lunch.
LUNCH 4- October 4
LUNCH 6- October 5
LUNCH 8- October 6

Finish out the 1st marking period strong! It ends on Friday, October 21!

The Southern York County School District Foundation Dollars for Scholars application is open on January 6, 2023 and closes on February 6, 2023. Students can start to develop their profile now. 

More Information for Dollars for Scholars
On Tuesday, October 6th 2022 from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM a representative from the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) will be present to answer questions about the FAFSA and assist families with all required documents through the process. Our FAFSA Completion Night is a drop-in event, so please feel free to stop by at any point during the times listed. 
Families participating will need to bring a laptop computer and all items from the FAFSA Checklist printout. Parents and the student should also create an FSA ID no less than 72 hours prior to coming. This is a valuable event for any student and their family considering post-secondary education, especially those planning to attend for the first time.
Resources are available here.
Click on the image to see the complete list!

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.
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.
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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