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Scheduling Letters and Notes

 

TO 8TH GRADE STUDENTS AND PARENTS

Dear 8th Grade Students and Parents,

Selection of electives for 2020-2021 will open in Parent Portal on March 4th at approximately 10am and close on March 10th at 3pm.  The 2020-2021 Elective Sheet and Program of Studies are available under “Documents” on your navigation bar in Parent Portal and are linked here.  Please sit with your child and discuss their interests. Electives are based on availability so indicate your top five choices in order of importance, regardless of the category.  Please select ONLY one #1, #2, #3, #4 and #5 choice regardless of category. Note that if you choose a semester class then you must choose two semester classes. See the examples below.

For example, #1=Art, #2=Financial Literacy (Semester) and #2 Business Applications (Semester), #3=Choir, #4=TV Production, #5=Computer Science

Your child’s World Language teacher will make a recommendation for next year.  If you wish to change your child's recommended World Language, you must submit a written request to your child's middle school counselor. Available World Languages are: Spanish, French, Italian, Latin, Mandarin.  All beginning World Language courses are level one. No World Language changes will be honored after June 1, 2019.

Students will meet with their counselors to review requests. Be sure to select carefully because there are NO elective changes after June 1st. There are absolutely no changes to World Languages or electives in September.

Thank you,

Brian Glassberg, Supervisor of School Counseling

** Please contact your middle school counselor if you have questions. **

Here are some helpful links:

Frequently Asked Questions

Elective Video

How to Request an Elective (Video that you need Flash to view)

 

TO 9TH AND 10TH PARENTS:

Dear 9th and 10th Grade Parents and Students,

The Scheduling Portal to make 2020-2021 elective choices will open on March 4th at approximately 10am and close on March 10th at 3pm.  The Elective Sheet and Program of Studies are available under the selection of “Documents” on your navigation bar in the parent portal and are linked here as well.  Please sit with your child and discuss their interests and abilities. Select courses that fulfill graduation requirements. I am including a link to an instructional video in case this process is new for you. Electives are based on availability so indicate your top five choices in order of importance.  

Your child's recommended academic courses for next year will be available to view after 3pm on March 12th in Parent Portal under the “Letter” tab.  All of these courses will be reviewed following the third marking period and again when final grades are available. You will receive a final course verification in June.

Students will meet with their counselors to review and possibly change the requests on Parent Portal. Be sure to select carefully because there are no elective changes after June 1st, 2019.

Thank you,

Brian Glassberg, Supervisor of School Counseling

Here are some helpful links:

Frequently Asked Questions

How to Request an Elective: Video is geared towards 8th grade students, but the same instructions apply to 9th and 10th grade students

 

 TO 11TH GRADE STUDENTS AND PARENTS:

Dear 11th Grade Students,

Over the next few weeks, your counselor will talk to you about scheduling. Here is the list of electives: 2020-2021 Electives

You can also find it on our counseling website, along with the program of studies and other useful information: Our Website

If you have questions, please first wait for your Counselor to come to your homeroom, then make an appointment with your Counselor.

Thank you,

Mr. Glassberg