Hayfield Student Services Newsletter - June 11

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Hayfield Student Services Newsletter - June 11, 2020 Summer of 2020 Wellness Challenge

Due to the pandemic and current climate in our country, this summer will be unlike past summers. Now, more than ever, it is imperative to participate in activities to positively impact our mental health. As a result, Student Services has created a calendar of Wellness Activities students may explore and practice over the summer. We encourage students to try several of the activities in support of their mental health and wellness. The activities can be completed in whatever order makes sense to the student. Students are also encouraged to skip, repeat, or participate in multiple activities over the course of the week if they like. 

We hope this resource is a helpful tool for students to thrive beyond the barriers and changes they have experienced in the past few months and may continue to experience over the summer. Have a restful summer!

 

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Chorus Booster Meeting

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On June 9, 2020 the Hayfield Chorus Booster Meeting will be voting for the 2020-2021 school year board members. (A google form is below for you to vote).  The Booster meeting will take place via zoom.  Please join us by clicking on the Zoom link below. 

If you are interested in participating on the board please email Arlene Campbell-Flores(arlenecampbell8@gmail.com ).

Topic: Hayfield Choral Booster Meeting Time: Jun 9, 2020 06:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://us04web.zoom.us/j/78726841084?pwd=R1YzVjdFOFMwNEZLdDk2QzFUdUttUT09

Attached is a google form to participate in the voting.  We look forward to working with you all.

https://forms.gle/W2LeMThCjsbiM1uN8

HAWK PRIDE!

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Hayfield Student Services Newsletter - May 28, 2020

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Hayfield Student Services Newsletter - May 28, 2020 Hayfield Earns National Recognition as a No Place For Hate school!

We are proud to announce Hayfield has been designated No Place For Hate by the Anti-Defamation League! In November, staff and students signed the pledge to combat bias and bullying and make Hayfield no place for hate. Then, in February, the No Place For Hate Committee asked students to share what it means to be a good friend. We created a banner made up of the thoughts of students to show our Hawk Pride. Although we were unable to complete the remainder of our planned events in 2019-2020 due to COVID-19, the committee is busy planning events for school year 2020-2021. If you or a student you know would be interested in joining us, please let Jaime Alvis know, Coordinator of No Place For Hate and School Counselor at Hayfield, at jsalvis@fcps.edu!

  Class of 2020 Decision Day- June 1

Hayfield counselors, faculty and staff are excited to celebrate our senior class’ postsecondary plans on June 1. Seniors are encouraged to wear their college/ military t-shirt, or their work uniform, and tweet a photo using the hashtags #HayfieldDecisionDay and #CelebrateYourPlan. Students may also print out a sign to hold in their photo- the fliers are here. Please tag @HawkCounseling so that we see your big announcement!

  Flex Lesson- Interviewing Skills

This week’s flex video from Student Services highlights interviewing skills. Student Services, in conjunction with a member of the GMU Career Services department, provides an overview of tips and tricks to effective interviewing: https://youtu.be/gVmBCDQPjsY. Follow the “Hayfield CareerCenter” YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/hayfieldcareercenter) for upcoming flex lessons and college/career information. After watching this short video, we challenge you to set up a mock interview with a friend or family member to put those skills into practice. Happy practicing! 

 

 

Northern Va Community College Parent Chat on Transfer Options

NOVA is hosting two online workshops via Zoom to discuss NOVA transfer options in more detail. Registration information for the two sessions are listed below:

NOVA Transfer Programs - Parent Chat,  June 8th from 5:00- 6:00pm. Register in advance for this webinar: ttps://vccs.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_FLGoxXuxSVu39njdXMbOMA.  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

NOVA Transfer Programs - Parent Chat,  June 10th from 5:00- 6:00pm. Register in advance for this webinar: https://vccs.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_nXo7Zra0QWG1AxRO7YDimQ. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

 

May 29-30: Online College Fair with 200+ Colleges

Because so many fairs were cancelled this year, Cialfo is offering a free online college fair with 200+ colleges and sessions with NACAC, Common App, College Board, and more.

I’m Determined Summit

The I’m Determined project, a state-directed project funded by the Virginia Department of Education, focuses on providing direct instruction, models, and opportunities to practice skills associated with self-determined behavior. This project facilitates youth, especially those with disabilities to undertake a measure of control in their lives, helping to set and steer the course rather than remaining the silent passenger. Virginia youth with disabilities are encouraged to attend their virtual summit during the week of June 8-12. Sessions will focus on Virginia resources for students with disabilities and their parents. For more information and to register, go to: https://www.imdetermined.org/.

  Free Summer Coding Classes

DMVHacks is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing free interactive online programming classes and workshops to students of all ages. Their group of over 60 mentors has taught over 250 students in our coding classes. Their classes feature small group teaching, and some classes even feature one-on-one and one-on-two mentoring! Many of their mentors go to top STEM schools and have received USACO awards. If you are interested in learning Python, Java, web development, Scratch, or Machine Learning, please visit their website at dmvhacks.org for more information on how to sign up for the coding classes. If you have any questions, contact: dmvhacksteam@gmail.com. 

 

Additional Enrichment Programs (all are virtual opportunities)

To see ALL enrichment opportunities, log into Naviance Student (through Blackboard). On the top right, click on “Colleges”, then “Research Colleges”, then “Enrichment Opportunities”. The database is searchable by category, keyword, and more.

 

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Hayfield Student Services Newsletter May 21

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Hayfield Student Services News and Notes - May 21, 2020 New-ish Parent Reflection!

From Erin Crowley, HS Director of Student Services

These days with my three year old, we are very much in “threenager” territory.  Earlier this week, she asked, “Do you think you can just leave me alone now?”  We went so far as to buy a huge magnetic behavior chart board with stars, pictures, the works!  Though we haven’t actually implemented it yet, it looms over our kitchen table like one of those “one day” goals. 

Today through one of my news feeds, I came across this graphic from Affinity Consulting.  It gave me pause, reminding me of all that that I can do, and then made me want to hug my kiddos.  So I thought I’d share from my house to yours!

 

FLEX Lesson - Resume Writing

Check out today’s Flex Lesson on Resume Writing!  In this next Flex Lesson, Student Services presents How to Write a Resume using the Resume builder tool in Naviance Student!  It is important to start building a resume as soon as possible for future job opportunities, scholarship applications, and ultimately college admissions!  Start a resume and update it as you progress through school so you have all of your accomplishments and experiences in one place!

  Update from College Board:

AP Exam Updates from College Board

AP Students should continue to check their emails associated with their college board accounts for up to date, important information.  Here is the latest communication from them:

Submitting Exam Responses

We share the deep disappointment of students who were unable to submit responses.

Beginning Monday, May 18, and continuing through the makeup window, there will be a backup email submission process for browser-based exams.

This option will only be available for students who were not able to submit in the standard process—and they must then email their responses immediately following their exam.

These students will see instructions about how to email their response on the page that says, "We Did Not Receive Your Response." The email address that appears on this page will be unique to each student.

Any student testing between May 18–22 who can't successfully upload their response through the exam platform or send it to us by email, will need to request a makeup exam.

To protect the security and validity of exams, we're unable to accept submissions from students who tested May 11–15. However, these students can feel confident that the email option will be in place for them during the makeup exams.

Email submissions will not be available for the World Language exams.

Setting Up Your Students for Success

Given the wide variety of devices, browsers, and connectivity solutions students have access to, we're unable to prevent every possible local error from occurring during the exam. In advance of the administration, we created a testing guide, Exam demo, and test day checklist to help students avoid potential issues. It's important that students review this information and know to:

Locate their e-ticket, which is emailed two days before each exam

Use a recommended browser, update it to the latest version, and disable plugins

Keep an eye on the time and begin their submission at the 5-minute mark

Additional tips to help your students succeed are available here.

Students taking World Language and Culture exams, which begin on Monday, May 18, must:

Download the free AP World Languages Exam App (WLEA)

Set their device to “Do Not Disturb”

Check to ensure they have enough storage on their device

World Language students should also watch the exam walk-through video, and check our website for more guidance.

Thank you for all you continue to do to support your students during this challenging time.

With gratitude,

Advanced Placement Program

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Spring 2020 Hayfield Community Bulletin

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Hayfield Community Bulletin

Nadia Ghosheh, Bulletin Coordinator

Martin Grimm, Principal

  • Virginia Governor's School Acceptances
  • JEA Virginia Journalist of the Year Winner
  • Spring Latin Awards

Virginia Governor's School Acceptances

Please congratulate our students who were accepted to this summer's Virginia Governor's Schools (to be held virtually this year). 

Governor’s School is a challenging and enriching Virginia program designed for highly motivated students who are looking for a challenging summer experience. Programs are offered in Visual and Performing Arts, Humanities, Math/Science/Tech, Agriculture, Life Science/Medicine, World Languages, and Mentorships in Engineering and Life Sciences. The selection process is extremely competitive. Most students selected rank in the top 10% of their class and have scored in the 90th percentile on standardized measures of ability or achievement tests. These residential programs usually run from late June to late July. 

 

This year's accepted Hayfield Students are:

Kelly Bonilla Guzman- Humanities

Naja Bates- Dance

Zackary Collison -  Dance

Betty Solomon- French

JEA Virginia Journalist of the Year Winner

Congratulations to Emma Andreas for earning third place in the JEA Virginia Journalist of the Year competition! Emma is the first student to earn a ranking in the yearbook category. Go Hawks! 

 

Spring Latin Awards

This year's Spring Latin competitions haven't stopped - just moved virtually! Congratulations to all the Hayfield Latin Students from this spring's competitions. 

TJ Certamen

Level 2 team – 2nd place on Competitive Division!

Advanced team – 3rd place on Open Division

 

National Latin Exam

Exam info: Given to thousands of kids nationally and internationally. Students can earn perfect scores, gold medals, silver medals, magna cum laude, and cum laude awards based on their score. It tests grammar, reading comprehension, literature, history, mythology, and ancient geography. 

Golds

Jordan Kirkpatrick (level 1)

Nathan Grunkemeyer (level 1)

Alexander Molina (level 1)

Samantha Rutledge (level 2)

Alex Shepard (level 2)

Leela Ohri (level 3 poetry)

Joohun Lee (level 3 poetry)

Jasmine McCabe (level 5 poetry)

 

Silvers

Bailey O’Connell (level 1)

Annabelle Huang (level 1)

Luc Tamez (level 2)

Jade Galligan (level 4)

Rida Chaudry (level 4)

 

Magna Cum Laude

Patrick Rebar (level 1)

Amanda David (level 2)

Thu Tran (level 3)

 

Cum Laude

Nathan Claflin (level 1)

Cadence Candelaria (level 1)

 

 

National Mythology Exam:

Exam info: Also given to thousands of kids nationally and internationally. Awards are only given to students who earned a 90% or above (Gold 100%, Silver 99-98%, Bronze 90-94%).

 

Jackie Berrigan – Silver Award

Joohun Lee and Katie Wells – Bronze Awards

 

 

Classical Association of Virginia Latin Tournament

Exam info: A highly competitive state test focused explicitly on grammar and reading comprehension. Students competed in the Alpha (public school) Division.

Placements 1-3 are given only to the top 3 students in each division, along with select honorable mentions. 

 

Level 1:

Jordan Kirkpatrick – FIRST PLACE!

Nathan Grunkemeyer and Bailey O’Connell – Honorable Mentions

 

Level 2:

Alex Shepard and Luc Tamez – Honorable Mentions

 

Intermediate Prose (level 3):

Samantha Rutledge – FIRST PLACE!

 

Advanced Poetry

Joohun Lee – FIRST PLACE!

 

 

Classical Association of Virginia Essay Contest

Exam Info: 1000 word creative writing essay. Placements are given only to the top 3 students, and honorable mentions handed out selectively.

 

Advanced Poetry – the power of Orpheus

Katie Wells – SECOND PLACE!

 

 

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Hayfield Student Services News and Notes - May 14

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Hayfield Student Services Newletter - May 14 Flex Lessons 

Check out these additional enrichment opportunities that have been shared with your students!

Flex Lesson 2 - Study Skills!  This video gives 7 study skill tips that students can use for distance learning or in school in the building. The video highlights what those tips look like in practice thanks to Wendy the Wacky Wavy Woman.

Flex Lesson 3 - Strengths Explorer!:  This week’s flex video from Student Services highlights StrengthsExplorer, a feature in Naviance Student that helps students discover their talents, learn how to develop them further, and how to find careers that are related to those strengths. 

Follow the “Hayfield CareerCenter” YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/hayfieldcareercenter) for upcoming flex lessons and college/career information! Happy exploring!

  Family Resource

Times are tough, and parenting (and teenager-ing!) has never been tougher!  Check out these Emotional and Mental Wellness Resources for Families brought to you by the FCPS Parent Resource Center. 

 

FCPS Senior Survey

FCPS requires every graduating senior to complete the Senior Survey, which asks questions about their postsecondary plans for Fall 2020. This mandatory survey also tells Hayfield where to send the final transcript, so it is very important to complete correctly and on time. Students should check their email for a message from Mrs. Ferguson with complete instructions. Students with last names A-Ki received this email on May 6. Students with last names Kj-Z received this email on May 8. Directions can be found here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Nhyc-1-V1VDy9eIknSu41cEKELGTZcTb/view?usp=sharing. All senior surveys should be completed by Friday, May 15.

 

Class of 2020 Decision Day- June 1

Hayfield counselors, faculty and staff are excited to celebrate our senior class’ postsecondary plans on June 1. Seniors are encouraged to wear their college/ military t-shirt, or their work uniform, and tweet a photo using the hashtags #HayfieldDecisionDay and #CelebrateYourPlan. Students may also print out a sign to hold in their photo- the fliers are here. Please tag @HawkCounseling so that we see your big announcement!

 

Edu Futuro: Emerging Leaders Program for Summer 2020

Edu Futuro’s Emerging Leaders Program: Part I supports students of immigrant, low-income and/or minority backgrounds as they progress through high school and transition into college and the professional workforce. ( More information about the program: https://edu-futuro.org/emerging-leaders-programs/#elp) Students participate in dynamic and interactive workshops designed to help them develop leadership skills, gain college awareness, and become more involved in the community! Students will be connected with amazing mentors who will provide guidance and support. The program will be held online from July 6-21. Students may sign up here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1WsdtxJI8XbvWMflBPlEI5liNeEi57U8JNmEqyejx-nk/edit

  Engineering: The World Is Your Oyster

The Hayfield Science Honor Society is partnering with Engineering Tomorrow,a STEM nonprofit, to give students an inside look into the field of engineering from successful engineers and nationally-recognized student researchers in a free virtual webinar on May 27th at 1:00 p.m. This webinar is appropriate for middle and high school students. Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAlce-ppzMqGdHqCHvV1mDFcT119saAtsj4.

  College Application Advice from Seniors to the Class of 2021

The Hawk Writing Center will host a virtual workshop where current seniors will share their advice on college applications with the Class of 2021 on May 28 during FLEX period (10:30-11:15 a.m.). Topics include tips on staying organized, writing admissions essays, and what rising seniors can do this summer to prepare for fall applications. Juniors should sign up here: www.tinyurl.com/RisingSeniorWorkshop

  Summer Planning

Looking for something to do this summer? Here are some ideas:

  • Work on something you love.  Expand and develop your skills in that area – and have fun doing it.
  • Use your creativity to complete a fun personal project: Complete all recipes in a cook book or write your own; learn how to knit, crochet or tat; help with a family project; help with neighbor’s yard work, pet sit/walk dogs.
  • Explore the opportunities listed in Naviance Student. Go to Blackboard > Naviance > Colleges Tab > Research Colleges > Enrichment Programs. 
  • Take a free online course (can be real college courses – be prepared to focus a bit)
  • Coursera - https://www.coursera.org/courses?query=free
  • EDx - https://www.edx.org/ 
  • Varsity Tutors (virtual summer camps) - https://www.varsitytutors.com/virtual-summer-camp-catalog
  • K12 Destination Careers Academy (tuition-free programs) - https://www.k12.com/virtual-school-offerings/dca-summer-programs.html  (NOTE: The web-site suggests you can earn high school credit, but you must check with your counselor if this is something you really want.  Not all credits will transfer to FCPS.)
  • Our Kids - https://www.ourkids.net/camp/virtual-programs
  Follow @HawkCounseling on Twitter for support and info on self care, classes, college, careers, & more!

 

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Yard Signs! Let's support our Class of 2020!

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Graduation Yard Signs-Final Call to Order/Sponsor a Senior

The All Night Graduation Party (ANGP) committee will accept new orders for Graduation Yard Signs up to Sunday 17 May 2020. All yards signs previously purchased are sold out, so please have your order in by Sunday so we can order and have signs delivered to you on Saturday 23rd May 2020. 

You may also sponsor a senior by placing an order and we will get the sign to a senior who is not able to purchase one.  Help us give our graduating Seniors a chance to proudly display a Class of 2020 Hawk Graduate sign in their yard or window.

Please order at:  pay4schoolstuff.com or use Venmo @HSS-ANGP.   We also have a few class of 2020 year magnets on sale for $5.00 that you can display on your vehicle or use as a refrigerator magnet. 

Please use the links below to view and order yard sign:

Hayfield Graduate Yard Sign With Year 2020: https://www.pay4schoolstuff.com/activityitem?activity_id=3509&school_id=510126000493

Hayfield Graduate Yard Sign Without the Year

https://www.pay4schoolstuff.com/activityitem?activity_id=3510&school_id=510126000493

Thank you for supporting our Class of 2020 Graduates.  

ANGP Committee

Dahlia or Juliana at hayfield2020angp@gmail.com

Like our Facebook page and follow us on twitter:

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ANGP2020/

HayfieldANGP2020 twitter @angp2020

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HSS Student Services News and Notes - May 7

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Hayfield Student Services News and Notes - May 7

Hayfield Counselors Earns RAMP (Recognized ASCA Model Program) Program of Distinction Award!

In the press release from FCPS today, it was announced that Hayfield Secondary is among six schools nationwide that received the RAMP School of Distinction award by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA), an honor reserved for schools with exceptionally high-caliber school counseling programs based on rankings determined by a panel of RAMP reviewers.  Huge congrats to the Hayfield HS Counseling team!

Third Quarter Grades:

Access in ParentVUE and StudentVUE to view the report card module is closed from Friday, May 1, at 4:00 p.m. until Saturday, May 9 at 6:00 a.m.  Report cards will be mailed centrally from FCPS beginning May 19.

Resilience Week - Ideas for Families:

Resilience is the process of adapting well to life’s tough challenges and involves both learning and practicing new skills along the way.  Together, we are experiencing unprecedented stressors and together we can become stronger.  In this time of uncertainty and stress, we know that all have opportunities to strengthen our “resilience muscles.”  Explore activities to cultivate hope, joy and connection here:  Resilience Week VA 2020   Here is the FCPS Social Work Newsletter which highlights Resilience, Self-Care and the Power of Connection. 

Resources for Families:

Seniors Opportunity “National Graduation”: 

Seniors Celebrate Together: The class of 2020 has faced a senior year like none other in history. The XQ organization has partnered with The Lebron James Family Foundation and the Entertainment Industry Foundation to celebrate high school seniors throughout the country with a first-of-its-kind national graduation that will air simultaneously on network television, social media and streaming platforms on Saturday, May 16 at 8:00 p.m. EST. The event will feature LeBron James, Malala Yousafzai, the Jonas Brothers, Yara Shahidi, H.E.R., Megan Rapinoe, Bad Bunny, Lena Waithe, Pharrell Williams, Ben Platt and others. Former President Barack Obama will give the commencement address.

Here's how you and your students can participate:

--Share your stories about remote learning quirks, inspiring tales of educators going above and beyond, or anything else that you think needs to be told on Graduate Together’s website. 

--Encourage your seniors to submit photos and short video segments that tell the stories of their achievements.

--Ask your seniors to submit photos for the first-ever National High School Yearbook in partnership with JR’s global Inside Out participatory photo project. 

AP Students

We wish all of our AP students success on their AP exams which start Monday May 11.  Please encourage your students to check in with their AP teachers and check out the information email that was sent out last week.  If you have any additional questions, feel free to contact either Julie Riley jsriley@fcps.edu or Emily Gregory ehgregory@fcps.edu

Opportunities from Northern Va Community College

Jump Start Update 

Due to overwhelming community demand for NOVA’s new JumpStart classes, as well as further guidance received on how the CARES Act funding can be utilized, NOVA will need to limit the JumpStart program to the graduating class of 2020. All qualified juniors who applied on or before April 29, 2020 are still eligible to take their requested courses. The NOVA JumpStart page has been updated to reflect the changes.

Admissions & Registration Information Sessions for Senior Students

Admissions counselors will host info sessions for seniors to learn more about how to get started at NOVA. There will be time for questions. Students can attend one of the following sessions: Monday, May 11 from 2-3 p.m. or Monday, May 18 from 12-1 p.m. Zoom information: https://vccs.zoom.us/j/9913395682. Meeting ID: 991 339 5682.  Or call in- phone number is 646-558-8656. For questions, contact Ms Alex Wiliams: AFWilliams@nvcc.edu. 

Financial Aid Workshops for Senior Parents & Students

NOVA is offering financial aid workshops for parents and students the week of May 11. Parent workshop times and registration can be found here.   Student workshop times and registration can be found here.

NOVA President Hosts Chat for Senior Parents

Join Dr. Anne Kress, President, as she speaks specifically to parents of the Class of 2020 about the opportunities available for graduating seniors at NOVA. Topics include next steps, financial aid and scholarships, labor market trends (jobs that are growing), transfer programs, and more. The event will be held online on May 12 at 5:00 p.m. Register in advance at this link, and you will receive a confirmation email with a link to join the webinar: https://vccs.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Ne2lgKfLS2mSx8u7drEiUw

Class of 2020 Decision Day- June 1

Hayfield counselors, faculty and staff are excited to celebrate our senior class’ postsecondary plans on June 1. Seniors are encouraged to wear their college/ military t-shirt, or their new work uniform, and tweet a photo using the hashtags #HayfieldDecisionDay and #CelebrateYourPlan. Students may also print out a sign to hold in their photo- the fliers are here. Please tag @HawkCounseling so that we see your big announcement!

FCPS Senior Survey

FCPS requires every graduating senior to complete the Senior Survey, which asks questions about their postsecondary plans for Fall 2020. This mandatory survey also tells Hayfield where to send the final transcript, so it is very important to complete correctly and on time. Students should check their email for a message from Mrs. Ferguson with complete instructions. Students with last names A-Ki received this email on May 6. Students with last names Kj-Z will receive this email on May 8.

NACAC's College Openings 

The National Association for College Admission Counseling has published their annual “College Openings Update”, which lists NACAC member colleges that are still accepting applications from prospective freshman and/or transfer students for fall 2020. It also provides information about still available financial aid and housing: https://www.nacacnet.org/news--publications/Research/CollegeOpenings/.

The list is continually updated through late summer. Both public and private colleges are included. The College Openings Update is now in its 33rd year.

New and Updated Features on StudentAid.gov (HS)

“On April 26, Federal Student Aid introduced and updated these features:

  • Annual Student Loan Acknowledgement (new)
  • Feedback Center (improved)
  • Loan Simulator (added functionality)

 Aidan ℠ virtual assistant (access expanded)

Annual Student Loan Acknowledgement

  • The new Annual Student Loan Acknowledgement tool can help new borrowers get a sense of what their loan balance, monthly payment, and expected salary could be based on the school they plan to attend and the program in which they'll be enrolled.
  • If borrowers have existing loans, the tool outlines how much they owe and how much more they can borrow.
  • If students have received grants, they will see how much they've received and how much eligibility they have left.
  • Note: The Annual Student Loan Acknowledgment will not be required in order for borrowers to receive a disbursement until the 2021-22 award year.

Feedback Center

The new StudentAid.gov Feedback Center provides students and borrowers with an improved way to submit a complaint, report an issue, provide positive feedback, and manage their cases.

Loan Simulator

Students and borrowers can now simulate repayment options based on two additional types of goals—paying off their debt by a specific date or choosing a specific monthly payment amount.

Aidan ℠ Virtual Assistant

The option to interact with Aidan is expanding to more users over time to answer questions about federal student aid.”

For more information, see the announcement.

 

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Hayfield Student Services News and Notes - AP Info Included!

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Hayfield Student Services News and Notes - April 30 AP Exam Resources from College Board

The College Board has posted information to help students prepare for their AP Exams, which begin May 11.  Links to important information is below.  For additional information, students can reach out to their AP teacher.  

AP Testing Guide

Getting Ready For Exam Day

AP Exam Schedule

Exam Day Checklist

The Exam Day Experience

Video Tutorials - AP Exams Explained

Internet Access for Families in FCPS 

Cox Connect2Compete supplies broadband internet access to unconnected families in Fairfax County. Households who meet income and other guidelines will be offered free Internet service through July 15, ($9.95 per month afterward), free modem rental, free installation, and a price guarantee for two years. Schools who are aware of families without internet access can share this resource with families. More information is available on the Cox website https://www.cox.com/residential/internet/connect2compete.html 

FCPS Launches Support Sites for the Class of 2020 and Class of 2021

The Google sites (linked below) will help seniors and juniors as they begin to explore and develop their postsecondary plans. The parent site maps have been posted on the Blackboard Distance Learning Resource page under Counseling, College and Career Readiness. 

Class of 2021 Rising Seniors’ Next Steps

Class of 2021 College and Career Resources for Parents and/or Guardians 

Class of 2020 Next Steps

Class of 2020 College and Career Resources for Parents and/or Guardians

Senior Parent Webinar with No. Va. Community College’s President

Join Northern Virginia Community College’s president, Dr. Anne Kress, as she speaks about how you can help prepare your soon-to-be high school graduate for college. Learn about the options and resources available right in your backyard. This event will be held on Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. Register in advance for this webinar:

https://vccs.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Ne2lgKfLS2mSx8u7drEiUw. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Fairfax County Student Human Rights Commission 

Fairfax County Office of Human Rights & Equity Programs is accepting applications for the 2020-21 Student Human Rights Commission (SHRC). Must be CURRENT 8th-11th grader & attend a FCPS to participate. Deadline: May 6. For more info & to download the app, visit https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/humanrights/shrc.

Flex Lesson 1 - How to write a professional email!

The HS Counselors have developed Flex lessons, today’s was an awesome tutorial about how to create a professional email. The information provided will help you better communicate with teachers, counselors, college admissions representatives, company managers, or other professionals. After checking out this short YouTube video, students are challenged to create and send 1 professional email this week. Happy email-ing! 

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Superintendent PTA Session and 3rd Quarter Report Card Distribution

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Superintendent PTS Session

Fairfax County Public Schools Superintendent Scott Brabrand joins Fairfax County Council PTA and local PTA presidents to answer questions about distance learning and other ways in which education is changing during the COVID-19 pandemic. This 50-minute discussion covers three topics:

  1. How did we get here? Understanding the rollout of face-to-face learning
  2. What can we expect moving forward?
  3. How will FCPS improve consistency and communication?

Thanks to Dr. Scott Brabrand for joining us. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to stay in touch with their students' teachers and principals, and check www.fcps.edu for daily updates.

View the video here:

https://youtu.be/VwMDbLV7cwg

Report Cards and Paperless Option

Report cards for this year’s 3rd and 4th quarters will be produced centrally for all secondary schools, except for those parents and/or guardians who have opted to “Go Paperless.” Third quarter will be visible in ParentVUE and StudentVUE on Saturday, May 9 at 6 a.m.. PDF report cards for all secondary students will be generated centrally by FCPS and provided to the postal service around May 23rd. 

Parents and/or guardians can take advantage of the paperless option, by logging into ParentVUE, then going to “My Account” and selecting "Go Paperless!" This option must be selected prior to May 12 to prevent the 3rd quarter report card from being mailed. 

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