UHS FAFSA Saturday

  Dear Seniors, Senior Parent(s) and/or Guardian(s),
 
FAFSA Saturday is this Saturday, October 24th from 9:30 am- 12 pm.  This event is being coordinated to assist you and your family in filing your FAFSA application in preparation for your child's post-secondary studies.  Due to the pandemic, the event must be held virtually. Oftentimes, confidential and sensitive information may need to be discussed therefore, meetings will be by APPOINTMENT ONLY
 
Please email  Dawn Roberto at droberto@uniondaleschools.org or call her at 516-560-8821 to schedule your personal meeting time.

SAT & ACT at Uniondale High School

 

 

These are the dates where these exams will be hosted at Uniondale High School.

Please Register early for a seat, first come first serve!

 Click for  the PDF: SAT ACT Dates 2020.pdf 

 

SUNY Old Westbury STEP Program

  

Since 1996 the Science and Technology Entry Program (STEP) at the State University College at Old Westbury has sought to promote the social, cognitive and character development of middle and high school students (grades 7-12) with the goal of leading them to pursue a college degree/career in a STEP targeted field. The program specifically recruits students who are underrepresented minorities (URM) and/or those who are economically disadvantaged to develop their aptitude and interest in STEP-targeted fields.

For more information:  STEP Old Westbury Final Fall 2020 Application.pdf 

Application Link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd2S4Dglzeeyea5YYPqO7dLCUamZhXBYRrj90A-H6CDGtywrA/viewform

Virtual College Tours

How to take a Virtual College Tour

 

Click here for virtual field trips and AR experiences:

Google Expeditions  

 
 

CUNY Virtual Tours: https://www.cuny.edu/admissions/undergraduate/explore/tours/

 

SUNY Virtual Events include:

  • SUNY Information Sessions featuring 40+ Campuses
  • Which SUNY Are You? Information Sessions
  • Financial Aid Information Sessions

Students can register for the above events at www.suny.edu/studentevents or by calling 1.800.342.3811. Additional campus events can be found on our Visit a Campus page.

Coalition for College

  

The Coalition is hosting two more virtual fairs this fall, both opportunities to connect with more than 120 smart college choices. You can find more information, and registration information at the links below.

  • This week!  October 21st and October 22nd
  • November 4th and November 5th
  • We've also just opened registration for Intro to the FAFSA | Introducción y Proceso del FAFSA. At this event on October 27 at 8 p.m. Eastern, we'll hold concurrent sessions, one in English and one in Spanish, that prepare students and families to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Admissions and financial aid counselors at Coalition schools will be on hand to answer questions about the process.

To Learn more and register for any of these events please click here:  https://www.coalitionforcollegeaccess.org/october-virtual-college-fair?utm_source=counselors&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=events

MyCoalition is a set of free, online college-planning tools that helps students start early and stress less on their path to college. 

College Information from SAT to Finances (Prerecorded Webinars)

ACT and ACT Success- Everything You Need to Know on October 20th at 8 p.m.

In this timely webinar, Tom Ehlers, founder and president of Method Learning and Princeton University graduate, will discuss everything from adjusting ACT and SAT timelines to how high school families should think about the SAT and ACT this school year. He will answer all of the Frequently Asked Questions families and counselors have had these last few months.

Whether you can attend the presentation live or would like access to the recording, here is the link to register:


https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4588201959679409423

 

Virtual College Search & Finances in the COVID Era (Prerecorded)

Jeff Selingo (author and moderator), hosted a webinar for seniors and parents on the topic, ‘College Admissions in the COVID Era’.  This discussion focused on how to conduct the virtual college search when admissions representatives aren’t visiting high schools and campus tours are canceled.  To view the recording, please click on the link.  https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/play/vJAldeGsqDw3T9aV4wSDBfBxW9S1L_ms1Ckf-fdZzUe2V3JWZAWiZLsTY306-Lfx2I753ni06vGYRbk?continueMode=true&_x_zm_rtaid=t4Fy08eCRx2hUFAGH2GA1A.1598531444916.a4407bd546d03f55aa58e920942737a4&_x_zm_rhtaid=304

 

’College Admissions in the COVID Era’ on the topic of finances, hosted on Monday, August 31st at 8pm.  Susan Baldridge, former provost at Middlebury College, and Rick Bischoff, vice president for enrollment management at Case Western University, will join in the discussion.  To register for this webinar, please click on the link.  https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/7315984023108/WN_NTDnx07dQAqtEwqEX691jQ?utm_campaign=Next%3A%20The%20Future%20of%20Higher%20Education&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Revue%20newsletter

In Partnership,

Stacie Reid

2020 Virtual College Fairs

The Career Council Inc. and National Hispanic College Fairs Inc. is presenting the Fall 2020 Virtual Fairs.

To register for an event please click here: https://collegefair.info/hs-registration/

  

Collegeology

  
 
  
“COLLEGEOLOGY: AND MORE!” Preparing Youth for Life After High School “What are my options?” 10/24 & 10/31 10 AM – 12 Noon
The Cedarmore Corporation will be hosting its annual “Collegeology: And More!” virtually The event will bring together students, apprentice/internship consultants, mental health clinicians, and college planning/admissions experts for critical conversations through interactive workshops, dynamic keynotes and other creative executions Each date will include new interactive workshops, current college student panels, and knowledgeable experts.

Molloy College- Which Career Are You?

Molloy College is all about preparing students for a successful future, and that includes providing the resources to explore potential professions. In fact, to help them get started, we’d like to invite your students to campus for one or more exciting sessions on their careers of interest and how to achieve their goals.

Arts and Entertainment Careers – Monday, October 26 at 7 pm -
Featuring a wide variety of career paths including journalism, graphic design, publicity, museum administration, and advertising- https://admissions.molloy.edu/register/ArtsEnterain?eid=5ea1c6c98f7089708a5dbb89

Psychology, Sociology, and Public Policy Careers– Wednesday, November 4 at 7:30 pm -
Featuring careers in government, not-for-profit agencies, and public policy, as well as the different paths to arrive there- https://admissions.molloy.edu/register/ChangeTheWorld?eid=5ea1c6c98f7089708a5dbb89

Environmental Careers– Wednesday, November 11 at 7:30 pm -
Featuring careers in the environmental sciences, marine sciences, and sustainability industries focused on preserving our planet- https://admissions.molloy.edu/register/Enviorment?eid=5ea1c6c98f7089708a5dbb89

Math and Computer Science Careers– Tuesday, November 17 at 7 pm -
Featuring the wide range of in-demand mathematics and computer science fields and the tools necessary to achieve success- https://admissions.molloy.edu/register/MathComp?eid=5ea1c6c98f7089708a5dbb89

Music Careers– Monday, November 30 at 7 pm -
Featuring career pathways in music including music education and music therapy, as well as double majors and other opportunities to develop your artistic voice- https://admissions.molloy.edu/register/Music?eid=5ea1c6c98f7089708a5dbb89

Television Production, Advertising, and Media Management Careers– Monday, December 7 at 7 pm -
Featuring exciting career options in television, advertising, public relations, social media, and media management- https://admissions.molloy.edu/register/Communications?eid=5ea1c6c98f7089708a5dbb89

CareerEco Virtual Fairs

CareerEco partners with thousands of organizations in providing Virtual Fairs and Online Recruiting events that allow jobseekers as well as students/alumni to connect with employers, grad schools, and other professional organizations.

Click here for the full list of events: https://careereco.com/Fair/UpcomingFairs#1 

SUNY Morrisville

Our Fall Open House is coming up soon,
and spaces are filling up!

Saturday, October 24, 2020 at 10:00 am
or
Wednesday, November 11, 2020 at 3:30 pm
 

Students can attend for a chance to win a Residential Community Scholarship of up to $4,600 toward room costs! One attendee from each Open House will be selected! 

At Morrisville, we hone our specialized skills through real-world experiences every day. Whether our students are climbing a wind turbine or rehabilitating a horse, they’ll be prepared to make an impact in their fields from Day One.

  • Learn more about our majors, speak with faculty and current students
  • Find out more about financial aid, scholarships and paying for college
  • Check out the campus through our Virtual Campus Tour
  • Ask our Admissions staff about the application process

If you can't make it one of those days, check our Visit Calendar, for information about all the ways to connect with us. We can't wait to meet you!
REGISTER ONLINE

OR CALL 315.684.6046

NCC Equal Opportunity Program (EOP)

This Program provides access, academic support and modest financial support to students who show promise for succeeding in college despite poor preparation and limited financial resources. Available to full-time, matriculated students, the program supports students throughout their college careers.

 For eligibility: EOP Brochure.pdf  

2020 Virtual Info Session Flyers.pdf 

SUNY Canton One-on-One Virtual Appointments

Greetings from SUNY Canton,

With our visits being shifted to a virtual platform due to COVID-19, the SUNY Canton Admissions team has made a commitment to being available and accessible to your students by offering personal 1-on-1 admissions appointments.

During these 30-minute one-on-one zoom appointments, students will meet privately with an admissions counselor. They will have the opportunity to ask questions about SUNY Canton and receive personalized attention from our staff.

If any of your students are interested, please have them fill out the form provided by the link below to register and schedule their appointment: https://admissions.canton.edu/register/LI&CT .

 

Empowering Youth Voices Contest

 

SEPTEMBER 15, 2020 - NOVEMBER 1, 2020 The Empowering Youth Voices contest is an opportunity for youth to share their thoughts on the COVID-19 pandemic's impact on their generation and the current events in our country. Submissions are accepted from 9/15 - 11/1 and are open to all youth up to 21 years of age.   

Baruch College Fair

  

Knights' News

   

Click here for the full Edition of Knights News:  Knights News - October 2020.pdf 

 

Online ACT and SAT Test Prep

 Khan Academy Prep:

Method Test Prep

Today's featured blog post:

Five Tips for Preventing Careless Errors on the ACT and SAT


Oct 2020 ACT Power Classes

ACT Power Classes Start Tonight

Classes meet online in a virtual classroom.

Power Classes are no-nonsense online classes that each focus on a specific section of the test. In these short classes, we’ll present strategies and content essential for students who want to raise their scores.

Tonight: ACT English

Tuesday: ACT Math

Wednesday: ACT Reading

Thursday: ACT Science

Learn more and enroll here


Oct 20th Webinar

Tomorrow Night!

In this timely webinar, we’ll discuss everything from adjusting ACT and SAT timelines to how high school families should think about the SAT and ACT this school year. We will answer all of the Frequently Asked Questions we have received these last few months. 

Register Here


TPT 

Each class is $10

Classes meet online in a virtual classroom from 7:30 - 8:00 pm Eastern Time 

Learn more & enroll here

These 30-minute sessions are all about mastering specific ACT® and SAT® strategies. Classes meet online in our virtual classroom.

This week's schedule:

Tonight: Functions and Strange Symbols

Tuesday: Add or Delete Sentences (English/Writing and Language)

Wednesday: Trigonometric Functions (Math)

Thursday: Paired Passages (Reading)


Advantage Courses (1)

All classes meet in a virtual classroom and are recorded for viewing at any time. 18 hours of teacher-led instruction for $299.

Oct 2th SAT Advantage Course

Nov 1st ACT Advantage Course


School.Freetrial

Register today to receive a free 60-day trial of our ACT and SAT prep courses for your entire school.

 
   
 
 
 

2020-2021 SAT

The College Board
Updates on SAT Testing and College Admissions
AP Testing Updates
The College Board recognizes the digital divide could prevent some low-income and rural students from participating in online AP education. Working with partners, the College Board can help these students have the tools and connectivity they need to review AP content online and take the exam. If your students need mobile tools or connectivity, you can reach out to the College Board directly to let them know

 

To sign up for the SAT, visit http://www.collegeboard.org

  •                               SAT 2020-2021

    Test Date                                 Registration Deadline

    August 29, 2020                            July 31, 2020

    September 26, 2020                      August 26, 2020

    October 3, 2020                            September 4, 2020

    November 7, 2020                        October 7, 2020

    December 5, 2020                        November 5, 2020

    March 13, 2021                             February 12, 2021

    May 8, 2021                                  April 8, 2021

    June 5, 2021                                 May 6, 2021

     

  • For more detailed information such as registration deadlines please visit: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/register/dates-deadline

2020-2021 ACT

ACT
Update on ACT Testing Dates
Free Digital Learning Resources

 

To sign up for the ACT, visit https://www.act.org

Test Date

Registration Deadline

September 12, 2020

September 13, 2020 (Sunday)

September 19, 2020

August 31, 2020

October 10, 2020

October 17, 2020

October 24, 2020

October 25, 2020 (Sunday)

September 25,2020
December 12, 2020 November 6, 2020
February 6, 2021 January 8, 2021
April 17, 2021 March 12, 2021
June 12, 2021 May 7,2021

Be sure to bring the following items the day of your test:

-Your ticket

- Photo identification 

- Mask

- Number 2 pencil 

- Watch

- Calculator

- Snacks

Academic Planning 2020-2021

Students it is imperative that you email your school counselor to schedule an appointment regarding your course schedule for the 2020-2021 school schedule.

Click the following Course Description Link below for more information about each class offered:

 51-269 UNION HS Educational Opportunities 2020.pdf 

Resources and Activities

Please  click the following for information:

 AACAP Coronavirus Resources.docx 

 2 RESOURCE INFORMATION FOR FAMILIES.pdf 

How To Help Children with attention Problems Navigate Remote Learning

https://register.gotowebinar.com/recording/viewRecording/2900839735095651084/5663876172026744839/s3reid@uniondaleschools.org?registrantKey=7731770571185795341&type=ATTENDEEEMAILRECORDINGLINK 

Activities: https://entertainkidsonadime.com/2020/03/13/100-activities-to-do-at-home-during-school-closures/

 

National Association for College Admissions Counseling

***For high school seniors and parents**** https://www.nacacnet.org/professional-development/wfh-resources/#seniors

https://www.nacacnet.org/news--publications/newsroom/press-releases/nacac-update-coronavirus/#factors

Corona Virus and College Admissions

https://www.nacacnet.org/news--publications/coronavirus/

Equity Issues
  • National Center for Learning Disabilities offers a guide for educators and guide for parents for online learning for students with learning disabilities.
  • Common Sense has curated a list of tools to assist children with special needs or learning differences that should be helpful to parents during school closures. 
Mental Health and Coping

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Mental Health and Coping During COVID-19

Child Mind Institute
Talking to Kids About the Coronavirus 

Crisis Management Institute
COVID-19 Resources for School Counselors


National Association of School Psychologists
Talking to Children About COVID-19: A Parent Resource

National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement
Pandemic Response Resources

National PTA
Resources for families concerned about remote learning and stress and anxiety related to COVID-19.

SAMHSA
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Resources During COVID-19

 

 

Career Exploration

Other
  • Everfi offers free online courses for K-12 students on financial education, STEM, career readiness, health and wellness, social-emotional learning, and more.he Original Ned Show offers “fun stuff for home,” including printables about responsibility, making good choices, etc. 
  • In terms of free resources for a variety of learning or enrichment needs, note that for younger students, free streaming is available from Pluto TV and Kanopy, the Metropolitan Opera offers free access to nightly streaming and Scholastic Learn at Home is offering 20 days of free access (up to three hours per day). 

Working Papers

Students in Need of Working Papers please follow the below steps. 
 
1. Click on the link below and fill out the working papers form and email it to either azajack@uniondaleschools.org or droberto@uniondaleschools.org. Once they receive the form they will confirm with the Health office your medical record and then they will set up a google meet meeting with you. 
2. At the google meet meeting you must provide either a birth certificate or passport.  At that meeting they will let you know when you can pick up your working card. Picking up working cards is by appointment only and after the above steps are taken. 
 
If you have any questions please email the above email addresses. 
 

Consent to Release Student Information Form

Seniors: Please complete this form and return it to the guidance office.

This form is needed for Uniondale High School to send your transcripts and other college documents to schools you are applying to.

 2020-2021 Record Release Form.pdf