3 September 2020
Greetings Class of 2021 Seniors and Parents,
We have a few additional announcements for you all.
WVUSD COLLEGE NIGHT/COLLEGE FAIR
Due to travel and social distancing restrictions the Walnut Valley Unified School District’s Annual College Fair/College Night will be a Virtual event on Thursday, September 17th from 6pm to 8pm. We will provide our Juniors and Seniors the opportunity to learn about many different types of colleges & post-secondary programs during personalized group sessions. This occasion will provide students and parents the chance to: Hear from Admission Officers, Gain Important College & Post-Secondary Knowledge and Ask Questions.
Students will have the opportunity to choose from a variety of presentations and information sessions. Please use the link below to register.
FINANCIAL AID / FAFSA WORKSHOP
MT.SAC will host our Financial Aid / FAFSA Workshop this school year in a virtual format.
Below is the Zoom invitation information for the financial aid workshop to be held on
Tuesday, September 15th from 6pm-8pm.
The Zoom link will also be posted on the Class of 2021 webpage.
Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://cccconfer.zoom.us/j/94284062406
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA-UC APPLICATION WORKSHOP
UC Admissions Application is open for students to work on. Students will not be able to submit the UC Application until November 1-30, 2020.
Traditionally in September/October, DBHS hosts an application workshop for the UC Application as we welcome a UC representative to review their application. Instead of this traditional format, this year, we are utilizing virtual workshops prepared by the UC System schools in the format of Instructional Videos. In addition, as previously announced and discussed, the University of California-UC Admissions Application is open. Students may begin completing the application now. Students will not be able to submit the UC application until the November 1-30 submission period. Plan ahead, we suggest students submit this UC application prior to going on our Thanksgiving break to avoid “peak-use” time on the application server. Below is a link for an excellent series of Instructional Videos produced by the UC system and hosted by UCSB. There are (9) videos ranging from 2-6 minutes each and are easy to view and listen to with great information.
Try a personalized UC Application Workshop-Register using the link below. These are workshops for the UC application regardless of which UC Campuses to which you are applying. It is hosted by UCSB. Great opportunity. Link below:
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY-CSU APPLICATION WORKSHOP
Traditionally in September/October, DBHS hosts an application workshop for the CSU Application as we welcome a CSU representative to review their application. Instead, we are supplying you with links for information on how to complete the CSU Application. The CSU Admissions Application will open October 1, 2020. Students will be able to submit the CSU Application from October 1-November 30, 2020.
Cal State Apply is the program, which oversees the CSU Admissions Application. Here is a
link which will be helpful for students when they begin completing the CSU Application. It is very detailed and students can use it as an overview or as a “Trouble Shooting” resource:
CSU Week: Each of the 23 CSU campuses will present a short live session to provide a campus overview, information about the admission process and a question and answer portion. If you are not able to attend, all sessions will be recorded.
CSU WEEK-OCTOBER 5-9, 2020: Students must Register in advance at: www.calstate.edu/apply/csuweek
Visit this site to check out when each CSU campus will present to high school students.
VIRTUAL VISITS TO UC AND CSU CAMPUSES
Since students and parents are not able to physically visit most college campuses, let’s do the next best thing. Virtual Visits and Virtual Events. Below are links for each UC Campus, which will assist students in seeking information about each UC campus.
UC Virtual Visit and Events
UC Berkeley www.admissions.berkeley.edu/discover-berkeley
UC Riverside https://admissions.ucr.edu/visit
UC San Diego www.admissions.ucsd.edu/visit/
UC Santa Barbara www.admissions.sa.ucsb.edu/visit-ucsb/virtual-tours
UC Santa Cruz www.admissions.ucsc.edu/visit/fall-virtual-events.html
CSU Virtual Visit and Events
CSU Bakersfield (Check University Website) https://www.csub.edu/
CSU Channel Islands https://www.youvisit.com/tour/csuci
CSU Dominguez Hills https://www.csudh.edu/future-students/more-info/visit-csudh/schedule-a-tour/
CSU Fresno http://360.dx.fresnostate.edu/
CSU Fullerton https://vr.peekpeek.com/csuf/
CSU Humboldt https://www.humboldt.edu/visit
CSU Long Beach https://www.youvisit.com/tour/csulb/79930
CSU Maritime Academy https://www.csum.edu/web/admissions/visit-campus.html
CSU Monterey Bay https://csumb.edu/admissions/self-guided-tours
CSU Northridge https://m.csun.edu/default/tour/index
Cal Poly Pomona https://www.cpp.edu/virtual-tour/index.shtml
Cal Poly San Luis Obispo https://www.calpoly.edu/visit
CSU Sacramento https://www.youvisit.com/tour/60139/79933/
CSU San Bernardino https://www.csusb.edu/maps-directions/csusb-virtual-tour
CSU San Diego https://admissions.sdsu.edu/tours_events/virtual-visits#
CSU San Francisco https://outreach.sfsu.edu/content/virtual-tour
CSU San Jose https://www.youvisit.com/tour/sjsu
CSU Stanislaus (Check University Website) https://www.csustan.edu/
SENIOR PROFILE PACKET
Seniors applying to a university, which requires a letter of recommendation, must complete and submit their Senior Profile Packet-SPP. As previously announced, the submission process of the SPP is being done electronically this year. Students are to submit the SPP with the Google Form which can be found on the Class of 2021 Webpage. Students are to carefully read the information/instructions on the Google Form. Students should verify, per instructions, that the SPP was received properly by DBHS. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure the SPP was received by DBHS. Students who have chosen to apply to any university via Early Action or Early Decision have already submitted their Senior Profile Packet. If you have submitted your SPP to Mrs. Tampio, you must CONFIRM receipt-It is your responsibility to confirm submission in two ways:
- You received a confirmation email from Mrs. Tampio that your Senior Profile Packet was received and was complete.
- You check the Class of 2021 Webpage for the SPP Submission List. Your student ID should be listed if your SPP was submitted and received successfully. The most recent Submission list is complete through Senior Profile Packets submitted by Noon on Wednesday, September 2nd.
The last due date to submit your Senior Profile Packet for all Rolling or Regular Admission Options is Friday, September 18th Keep in mind, don’t wait for the due date, submit your SPP as soon as you have it ready!
Students applying only to UC and/or CSU campuses DO NOT need to complete the Senior Profile Packet!
GRADUATION CAP & GOWN, ANNOUNCEMENTS, MORE SENIOR GEAR ETC.
Typically, at about this time of year, in a non-pandemic environment, we would be having Senior Meetings where we answer questions about cap and gowns for your graduation! Herff Jones is our vendor for graduation products and their webpage is now activated to accept orders. You may go to the Herff Jones website at http://socalgraduates.com/ to purchase your cap, gown and tassel.
There are many additional items that you may purchase from Herff Jones including announcements, key chains, class rings and other mementos. If you just would like the basic package of the cap, gown and tassel it is currently $35. (scroll down the bottom of the page to where it says “shop individual products including cap and gowns”).
There is a form posted in the assignments, found at the GOOGLE icon/waffle under Classroom. Look for Class of 2021 under link and then go to “Classwork” so we can get your approximate height. This will guarantee that we have the correct quantities and sizes for our graduating class this year!
Contact Mrs. Van Horn, with questions! Jvanhorn@wvusd.org
Kevin R. Patterson Stephanie Duenas Julie Salas
Grade Level Coordinators – Class of 2021