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Thursday, August 15, 2013

August 15, 2013

Welcome Back! Okay, not yet? Still twelve more days of summer fun. But...

Below is some important information we'd like you to be familiar with as we approach the 2013-14 school year.  Note that the next post will be made available on September 1, with announcements about PSAT registration, SAT-on-a-School Day information, ninth grade appointments, the launch of a new website devoted to Student Success Plans and other information pertinent to the needs/interests of the school community.

By the way, be sure to scroll to the bottom of this page to review links to websites you may find useful.  Likewise, review the list of tutorials posted to the right of this page.  We also encourage you to sign up on Twitter and follow the Guidance Department @eos_guidance with regular updates.
2013-14 Course Schedules Available on Power School
Students may access and print their schedules on Power School for the first few days of school or even transfer their schedules to a mobile device they can use (to avoid using paper).  For those who may need a schedule, they will be available for pick up in the Guidance Office.
Any requests for schedule changes should be made to the student's counselor via email. Counselors will be back in their offices on Thursday, August 22nd, but much of their time will be devoted to registering new students to the district. Rest assured that counselors will reply to student emails as soon as possible.
If students are still trying to figure out how to read their schedules, click on "How To Read Your Course Schedule" at the right under Tutorials.

On the first day of school (Wednesday, August 28th) - If you find a mistake on your schedule and fail to address it with your counselor prior to the first day of school, you can complete a form (available in the Guidance Office) describing the mistake and what needs to be corrected. List your counselor's name on the form. Follow your schedule as is and your counselor will correct the mistake ASAP. S/he will then email you an amended schedule. You may also print a new copy on power school. If you wish to make a change in your schedule, follow the same procedure as described above.

 Schedule for First Three Days of School
The schedule for the first three days of school (August 28-30) will include all eight periods.  Students should report to their first period classes.  The period rotation will be A, B, C, D, E, F, G, and H.
 Important Information About ECE Courses/Registration
For those students selecting courses on campus, a separate application form is required. This form, too, is available in the Guidance Office. Per policy with the university, EOS students have access to courses on the UConn campus provided they meet eligibility criteria and provided there is a seat in the chosen course on the first day of the semester. Once again, courses are free, but students are responsible for purchasing their own textbooks. 

NOTE: Classes at UConn begin on Monday, August 26th.
Contact Doug Melody (dmelody@eosmith.org) with any questions about this.
Important Information About On-Campus Registration
Students enrolled in Early College Experience (ECE) courses - these are UConn courses offered at EOS - need to make sure they've completed the ECE application form. It was due back in June at the close of school. Students who have done this and who have not made schedule changes that include ECE courses (either adding or dropping) need not worry about anything.
However, students who are enrolled in ECE courses and who have NOT completed an ECE application must do so at the start of the school year. In addition, these students MUST complete the Add/Drop form attached to the application. These applications are available in the Guidance Office.

 For those students who did complete the form back in June and who have since made changes that involve ECE courses, they need to complete JUST the Add/Drop form.

 NOTE: Although the application form lists costs with each course, these costs are waived for EOS students. In other words, these courses are free-of-charge. It's a pretty good deal in this day and age. Believe it or not, a few students each year fail to follow the instructions outlined above and miss out on free college credits. The Guidance Department is very diligent in following up with students prior to the deadline (9/15) who have not completed the form. Still, with everyone's cooperation, we can be more certain that everyone enrolled in these courses earns the credits deserved.

 Contact your counselor with any questions about this. 

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