High School Guidance Department

NEWS & NOTES:

NEW! Need an appointment with your counselor?

Here’s the solution! Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year! We are so excited to have you back (either in person or remotely) and are here to support you during this unique year! In order to streamline the process of requesting an appointment in a safe manner, we are offering the option of requesting an appointment electronically. All requests will be responded to within a maximum time of 24 hours (Monday-Friday).

Just complete this Google Form to make it happen:

MWHS Guidance Department Appointment Request

IMPORTANT NOTE:

THE COUNSELING OFFICE IS OPEN TO SUPPORT YOU. If you are a hybrid student in a crisis situation and need to meet with your counselor immediately, do not complete this form. Come into the School Counseling office in person and we will help you. If you are a remote student in a crisis situation and it is during school hours please reach out to the school counseling department or a trusted adult. If you cannot find a trusted adult and you believe that your or someone else’s safety is in jeopardy, please call the Crisis Mobile Response team at 311 or 911.

MWHS School Counseling Office: 460-7000 press 6 – Guidance Office


Course Selection for 2021-2022

It’s that time of year! To prepare to choose your classes for next year:

Be sure to ask for help from Guidance if you have questions.


Mid-Year Grade Report Request for Colleges

Class of 2021 – check this form to send required mid-year grades to the colleges where you applied: Mid-Year Report Request Form


Marist College Financial Aid Night presentation – how to complete a FAFSA form

Although it was created by Marist College, the presentation gives tips on completing the FAFSA that families may find helpful regardless of which college they are considering.

Marist College Financial Aid presentation on FAFSA


M-W Volunteer Opportunities Information

Take a look at the Guidance Volunteer Opportunities slideshow to find where to volunteer in our community.


NEW! Late Arrival/Early Dismissal Request

The Late Arrival privilege is extended to and will only be granted to students who have a study hall scheduled to begin the day. Students must not arrive at school more than 5 minutes before their first class. Students who are on time for their first class, once admitted to the building, do not need to check in at attendance and can report directly to class. Students who will be late for class must check in at the attendance office.

The Early Dismissal privilege is available to and will only be granted to students who have a study hall scheduled the last period of the day. Students with the Early Dismissal privilege must sign out at the Attendance Office (if before 8th period) or be checked out in the main lobby and exit from the main entrance. Students should have their student id visible as they check out of the building. Please be advised, due to COVID-19, proof of employment eligibility requirements have been waived for the 2020-2021 school year.

The Extended privilege is available to students who have consecutive study halls scheduled at the beginning or end of the school day.

For more information and to complete your request, use this Google Form:

Late Arrival/Early Dismissal Request – Spring 2021


New College Fair Format for 2020-2021

In light of the pandemic and strict social distancing guidelines, the Monroe-Woodbury High School Counseling Department is promoting two different organizations creating virtual college fair options this year. In order for us to meet the needs of our students and support their college goals and aspirations, we are encouraging MWHS students to take advantage of both of these virtual online college fair vehicles.

Register with either or both of these organizations:

Students and parents will have the opportunity to register for online meetings, virtual tours and information sessions with college admission counselors. Please see the two attached flyers on how to register and sign up. You are encouraged to check each site regularly as colleges are continuously being added with new dates and times for events. 

Students should contact their school counselor with questions or concerns.


New Procedure for Working Papers due to COVID-19 closures

Please follow the instructions at the top of the Working Papers for students page. For assistance and questions, email [email protected]


Excelsior Scholarships

Check out free tuition at all SUNY and CUNY schools using Excelsior Scholarships

Testing Info

Want to prep for SAT or ACT exams? Prep classes are available here.

Testing accommodations for SAT/ACT/PSAT Exams

Students requiring testing accommodations for the ACT and SAT should visit the SAT/ACT/PSAT Exam Information page for information on applying. This information was recently updated and includes the text of a letter sent by Mr. Williams to all families and students.


Video Gallery

Notes for Seniors on fall deadlines