Irvington High School
Counseling Department
Important Information for Senior Families
Dear Irvington High School Seniors and Family,
Welcome back! We hope that you had an enjoyable and restful summer. Senior year is an exciting time! We, in the Counseling Department, look forward to working with you this year. As we jump full-steam into the school year, there are some important things to communicate with you immediately. 

PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE MESSAGE. ACTION IS REQUIRED BY EVERY SENIOR.

TOWN HALL MEETING FOR ALL SENIORS!
WHO: ALL SENIORS (ATTENDANCE REQUIRED)
WHEN: WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18TH
PERIOD: 1ST & 2ND PERIODS
WHERE: CAMPUS THEATER

SEE YOU THERE!
SENIOR CHECK-IN MEETINGS:
Sign Up For a Post-Secondary Planning Check-In
As we get closer to the first application deadlines, we encourage students to check in with his/her school counselor regarding post-secondary plans. In this student-centered conversation, we will finalize college lists, discuss deadlines, recommendations, and anything specific that is needed to support the individual process. We recognize that students are in different places in the process, and we will adapt our meetings accordingly.

How to schedule your appointment:

The counseling department uses google appointments to schedule meetings. Each counselor has their own calendar with available time slots. Using your Irvington email address, please register for the time that works best for your family. Senior Meetings will take place from September 19th- October 11th. You must be within those calendar dates to see the appointments. Please make sure your calendar is set to the correct time zone!  

If you need further assistance, please reach out to Mrs. Herskowitz in the Counseling Office at brenda.herskowitz@irvingtonschools.org or (914) 269-5432.
SPECIAL INVITATION!!

The School Counseling Department at Scarsdale High School, in conjunction with Johns Hopkins University, is hosting a College Essay Workshop and our seniors have been invited!

Where: Scarsdale High School
When: September 18th
Time: 7pm

It is for SENIORS ONLY (no parents)
UPCOMING NIGHT EVENT:
The Moving Pieces of Senior Year:
Nuts & Bolts & Paying for College 
September 16th (new date!)
7-9pm
Campus Theater
On September 16th at 7pm , the Counseling Department will host a workshop for senior parents. 

The first hour will be spent reviewing the senior year including procedures for requesting documentation and best practices to approaching the application.    There is a mandatory town hall meeting for all seniors that Wednesday, 1st & 2nd periods, where we will review the same information as the first hour of the night program.

The second hour will be devoted to understanding the costs of college, and how to gain access to scholarships and financial aid. This is especially important given the Prior-Prior FAFSA application can be filled out as early as October!
COLLEGE APP CLINIC

COLLEGE APP CLINIC
FOR STUDENTS!

When applying to college, an effective application can help candidates stand out from the crowd. With this is mind, the counseling department is excited to offer seniors the opportunity to attend a college app clinic on the morning of October 16th. This will be our first time offering this and we are interested to learn more about how we can help you. Please complete the survey below to help us plan the program.

Want help with your essay?
What someone to read over your application?
Still need help fine tuning your college list?
Want to practice your interview skills?
Is there something else that you'd like us to discuss?

STAY CONNECTED!
Google Classroom Page : In the Counseling Department, we use Google Classroom as a way to communicate important information and documents to our seniors and their families.  The registration code for our Class of 2020 page is: 48lr01p
IHS Counseling Department Facebook Page: This page is dedicated to sharing information pertinent to our high school community, such as interesting news articles, information on colleges, and upcoming events and dates. “Like Us” to have our messages come directly to your newsfeed.
We are extremely excited for what this year will bring,
and we look forward to working with you.

Here’s to a great senior year! Go Bulldogs!
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