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Title: Columbia High School 9th To 10th Grade Transition Night Wednesday, April 25, 2012 7:00 pm, CHS Auditorium


1
Columbia High School 9th To 10th Grade
Transition Night Wednesday, April 25, 2012 700
pm, CHS Auditorium
  • Welcome!
  • We hope you leave here tonight feeling
    well-prepared to navigate
  • SOPHOMORE YEAR.

2
Program Agenda
  • Welcome - Dr. Jennifer Giordano
  • Introduction of the Program
  • The Class of 2015 A look back at freshman year
  • Counselors Ms. Scinto, Ms. Boer, Ms. Bleiberg,
    Mr. Macias Mr. Berrios
  • A Look Forward To Sophomore Year
  • The Sophomore Year Graduation Progress
  • Counselor Communication Keeping-up by keeping
    in touch.
  • Post-High School Planning
  • Student Athletes Playing sports in college
    the NCAA Clearinghouse
  • Financing the Future Financial Aid and
    Scholarship Opportunities

3
Attendance Rules A. Maximum number of
absences Students are expected to attend every
class, study hall, independent study and homeroom
period. Board Policy 5200 requires each student
to be present for at least 90 of class meetings
in order to be eligible to receive credit. The
number of absences in each class may not
exceed 18 Cumulative Absences - Full Year
Course 9 Cumulative Absences - Semester Course 5
Cumulative Absences - Quarter Course
(PE/Health) Cumulative absences are those that
count toward the 18 (or 9 or 5) day limit.
4
Attendance Rule (cont) All class absences,
whether excused or unexcused with the exception
of those absences specified in Section C, will
count toward the 18 (or 9 or 5) day cumulative
absence limit. Parents and students should check
the PowerSchool Parent Portal each week to
monitor student attendance. Any problems should
be addressed promptly. 2011-2012 Deadlines for
Absence Excuses Marking Period 1 Dec 6 Marking
Period 2 Feb 18 Marking Period 3 May 2 Marking
Period 4 June 17
5
Attendance Appeals A student who has exceeded
the maximum number of cumulative absences (18 or
9 or 5) may appeal for a waiver of the loss of
credit. Appeal forms may be obtained from the
office of the appropriate Dean. Appeals will be
considered when based upon 1) serious illness
which is documented by a physician note 2) legal
obligations beyond the students control or 3)
patterns of attendance that demonstrate
substantial improvement following earlier
instances of absenteeism. NO APPEAL WILL BE
GRANTED IF ANY OF THE ABSENCES ARE UNEXCUSED
CUTS. PARENTS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR REPORTING THEIR
STUDENTS EXCUSED ABSENCES TO THE DEAN IN A
TIMELY MANNER, THAT IS BEFORE THE DEADLINE AT THE
END OF EACH MARKING PERIOD. Parents should
monitor student attendance through the
PowerSchool Parent Portal so that any problems
can be addressed in a timely manner. Appeals
must be filed at the end of each course the
grade-level Dean will notify the parent/guardian
of the decision. Please refer to the
Parent/Student Handbook, pages 8-12, for
additional information about the CHS Attendance
Policy
6
The Class of 2015
  • We have had a GREAT year!
  • We have come so far since middle school.
  • Success is measured in many ways!
  • We want to congratulate you and your children on
    a job well done!
  • We look to the future with optimism.

7
Things to keep in mind as you tackle the last
mile of 9th grade.
  • Grades transcript quarter vs. final grades
  • End of year course exams
  • You can still pass this class!
  • Summer School 2012
  • CHS
  • Educere (Distance Learning)
  • Promotion vs. Repeating
  • 30 credit threshold
  • What is a 9R?

8
The Truth About Sophomore Year
  • New Expectations
  • CHS values organization, study skills, and a
    thirst for success!
  • You are NOT a freshman anymore! Behave like a
    young-adult.
  • Ask for help when you need it there is no shame
    in
  • Self-Advocacy
  • Its not your parents job to Get it Right! You
    determine your own future.
  • You are in charge of your academic success!!

9
The Truth About Sophomore Year (cont)
  • New Experiences For Students
  • You are an upperclassmen what does this mean?
  • You set the pace You set the tone.
  • Academics become more rigorous and diverse.
  • You have a choice.
  • Educating is about more than what happens in the
    classroom.
  • First impressions set the tone, so get off to
    the right start.

10
The Truth About Sophomore Year
  • New Experiences For Parents
  • Teach your child responsibility and
    accountability
  • Continue to check-in on your childs homework
    and progress
  • Power School Parent Portal for attendance, grades
    and more
  • District CHS websites are full of information
  • School calendar has important dates and policies

11
Graduation Requirements
  • 4 Years of English
  • 3 Years of Math
  • 3 Years of Science
  • World History
  • US History 1
  • US History 2
  • 1 Year World Language
  • 4 Years PE Health/DE
  • 1 Year Fine Arts
  • Includes Music or Art
  • 1 Year Practical Arts
  • Includes TV Production, Business, and Industrial
    Arts
  • ½ Year (1 Semester/2.5 credits) Financial,
    Economic Business Entrepreneurial Literacy

120 Credits Total
12
Counselor Meetings-10th Grade
  • Will begin in December/January
  • Group meetings
  • Get to know the counselor
  • Counselors role in the school process
  • Naviance

13
Naviance
13
14
Individual information
College Search
Career Inventory
15
Sophomore Year Testing
  • PSAT
  • October 2012
  • Provided for all sophomores
  • Scores not reported
  • Used to identify strengths and weakness

16
Post-High School Options
  • 4-year College
  • 2-year College
  • Work
  • Military
  • Trade School
  • Vocational Training
  • Post-Graduate Year
  • Gap Year

17
New State of Admissions
  • Think outside the box
  • Consider finances
  • Scholarship resources
  • Think 2-year option
  • Every year countsdont wait to get serious!
  • Activities, athletics, community service,
    employment

18
Counseling Center News
  • Available once a week in paper, via email, via
    Naviance and on our website.
  • Scholarship information
  • College Visits
  • Internal School deadlines
  • Events

19
Current 10th Grade Counselor Assignments
  • A-Col ____________Ms. Nazaire
  • Con-Gor ____________Mr. Maietta
  • Gos-Lam ____________Ms. Boer
  • Lan-M ____________Mrs. Tenenbaum
  • N-Sim ____________Mr. Seaman
  • Sin-Z ____________Ms. Bleiberg
  • A-Z (SEA) ____________Ms. Conway
  • (Distribution subject to change)
  • Student Assistance Counselor for Grades 9 10
  • Mr. Phillip Lester

20
CHS Counseling Department Contact Information
  • Dr. Jennifer Giordano jgiordan_at_somsd.k12.nj.us ext
    1030
  • Guidance Counselors (10-12)
  • Mrs. Nancy Tenenbaum ntenenba_at_somsd.k12.nj.us ext
    1036
  • Ms. Sue Boer sboer_at_somsd.k12.nj.us ext 1037
  • Mr. William Seaman wseaman_at_somsd.k12.nj.us ext
    1038
  • Mr. Sam Maietta smaietta_at_somsd.k12.nj.us ext
    1039
  • Ms. Patricia Nazaire pnazaire_at_somsd.k12.nj.us ext
    1040
  • Ms. Deb Conway dconway_at_somsd.k12.nj.us ext 1041
  • Ms. Falynn Bleiberg fbleiberg_at_somsd.k12.nj.us ext
    1151
  • Mrs. Marcia Hicks mhicks_at_somsd.k12.nj.us 973-378
    2086
  • Student Assistance Counselors
  • Mrs. Judith Cohen jcohen_at_somsd.k12.nj.us ext
    1043
  • Mr. Phillip Lester plester_at_somsd.k12.nj.us ext
    1044
  • Guidance Secretaries and Registrar
  • Mrs. Cheryl Hernandez chernand_at_somsd.k12.nj.us ext
    1030
  • Ms. Amy Singer asinger_at_somsd.k12.nj.us ext 1031

21
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
22
Thank you for coming.
  • We look forward to your sophomore year at
    Columbia High School.
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