Counseling News

January 18, 2013

Rocklin and Whitney High School counselors will be presenting information regarding high school graduation requirements, the Six Year Educational Plan and the high school registration process on March 7th. The presentations will occur during the regular school day. Following the presentations, eighth grade students will be selecting their classes for high school using the attached Six Year Educational Plan Worksheet. If you have questions about completing this form, please contact the counseling office at Spring View.

Please use the ON-LINE Academic Planning Guide to assist you through the process.

∙ RHS=

http://sites.google.com/site/rocklinhighschoolcounseling/Home/academic-planning-guide

∙ WHS=

http://whs.rocklin.k12.ca.us/Counseling/index.html click on "Academic Planning guide"

Students MUST complete their plan for grades 9 and 10 at this time. It is OPTIONAL to complete all four years, 9-12. The plan will be reviewed each school year at the high school in the event changes need to be made.

Below are the important registration related dates:

Monday, March 11th:

Showcase Night at Rocklin and Whitney High Schools  from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. --- each school will host SHOWCASE NIGHT in the gyms. All new students and their parents for the 2013-2014 school year are invited to come meet with teachers, see exhibits, and hear from the administration about programs for the 2013-2014 school year. This will be an opportunity to help make elective choices and hear about various academic core course offerings. The Spring View Web Page will have links for the flyers for both events.

Wednesday, March 20th:

Six Year Educational Plan Worksheets are due and should be turned in to homeroom teachers.

Particapting in the 9th Grade Orientation and Showcase Night will assist students and their families in the completion of the Six Year Educaional Plan Worksheet. Critical information will be shared regarding 9th grade curriculum, graduation requirements, electives, extracurriculuar activities and athletics. Teachers, counselors, coaches and administrators will be available to answer questions.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

There may be families considering an intradistrict transfer for either Rocklin High School or Whitney High School. The deadline for submitting the necessary forms is March 1st. Please read the Transfer Policy for Rocklin Unified school District:

INTRADISTRICT:

Students wishing to move between Rocklin High School and Whitney High School must complete an INTRADISTRICT TRANSFER REQUEST before the priority deadline of March 1st.  Students requesting a transfer after this date will be considered by the administration on an availability basis.  Parents of incoming freshmen will be notified of their student’s status prior to the Freshmen Showcase Night which will be held on March 11th.

INTERDISTRICT:

Students wishing to transfer into a RUSD high school must complete an INTERDISTRICT TRANSFER REQUEST before the priority deadline of April 15th. Students requesting a transfer after this date will be considered by administration on an availability basis. Students and parents must meet with administration prior to acceptance to a RUSD high school in order to review the student’s academic progress, attendance, discipline, and credits toward graduation.

ALL TRANSFERS:

Transfer agreements to a RUSD high school must be renewed annually and students must be on-track for graduation, maintain good attendance, and positve discipline records in order to maintain enrollment. Students residing within RUSD boundaries and wishing to return to their school of residence may request a transfer in the fall and must be on track for graduation. 
 
August 19, 2011   

Students at Granite Oaks and Spring View Middle Schools experience many transitions during their 7th and 8th grade school years. One of the transitions middle school students face is homework from multiple teachers in different subjects. For some students this is their first glimpse into the world of high school expectations; homework every night to ensure their success at learning the essential concepts for each subject. On September 22, 2010 at 3:30 Granite Oaks and Spring View are hosting Mr. Doug Newman, Huntington Learning Center, in the Spring View Library to speak to the challenges of homework from a parent perspective. Mr. Newman’s presentation has been well received by parents not only at the middle schools but also elementary schools in the Rocklin Unified School District. Please join the counselors at both Granite Oaks and Spring View as we welcome Mr. Newman back to share his insights into successful homework completion. See you on September 22, 2010 in the Spring View Library, 5040 Fifth Street.

 
CHANGE IN COUNSELING STAFF AT SPRING VIEW MIDDLE SCHOOL

With the budget cuts for the 2010-2011 school year, Spring View Middle School has lost one full time counselor; the current schedule is as follows:

Ms. Sneed     Monday through Friday at Spring View Middle School

Ms. Elston     Tuesday and Thursday (all day), Friday (am) at Spring View Middle School
 
In an effort to accommodate the new counselor schedule for Spring View Middle School, we are suggesting parents and family members use e-mail, when possible, as a way to communicate with counselors, especially Ms. Elston. Telephone contact is always welcome but maybe a bit more difficult to respond to in an expedient manner.

Thank you in advance for your patience and support.

Ms. Sneed     8th grade Counselor

jsneed@rocklin.k12.ca.us

Ms. Elston    7th grade Counselor

relston@rocklin.k12.ca.us