College Update for Rising Seniors – Class of 2022
Throughout the second semester of the 2020-2021 school year, we offered 10 Just for Juniors workshops as well as 2 career exploration workshops. The College Advisors also met one-on-one with many juniors in college planning meetings. At the end of the semester, we shared a Summer Checklist, which includes things they can work on over the summer. We introduced them to their College Planning and Letter of Recommendation packet, which will be due upon their return to campus in August (when they will be SENIORS). In addition to the College Planning and Letter of Recommendation packet, we shared the Parent Brag Sheet, which your daughter should be giving to you to complete on her behalf. This is a chance for you to brag a little about your daughter and share some insights with us. We hope it is a fun opportunity for you to reflect on the incredible person she has become. Mrs. Baker emailed all three of these documents to your daughter on May 7. They can also be found in the Guidance folder in Schoology (the Guidance folder is located in the Pooh Bears folder in Schoology).
It has been a pleasure getting to know your daughters this year, and we are looking forward to working together with her and your family, as we assist with the college application process in the fall. We will be offering an optional jumpstart to any interested seniors who want to begin their college application process by participating in two hour-long virtual meetings the week before school starts, as well as an in-person presentation and workshop for students who were unable to meet with their College Advisor during the spring semester. Encourage your daughter to check her SFHS email the week before school starts for links to the meetings as well as information about the in-person workshop.
Jumpstart activities include:
- Kickstart Your College Application Process – Wednesday, August 4 from 3:00 – 4:00 on Zoom.
- Essays, Letters of Recommendation, and Common Application Overview – Thursday, August 5 from 3:00 – 4:00 on Zoom.
- Overview of College Planning, Building a College List, and Making an Application Timeline – Monday, August 9, time and location TBD.
We hope you have a wonderful summer, and we can’t wait for the 2021-2022 school year to begin!
- Dorie Baker, Class of 2022 Counselor
- Debbie Austin, College Advisor
- Naomi Lee, College Advisor