SCHOOL COUNSELING ANNOUNCEMENTS

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    Award  Salute to Seniors Awards Presentation
     
     
    Although the Salute to Seniors Ceremony has been cancelled due to COVID-19 social distancing protocol, we have created a virtual Salute to Seniors award presentation to honor our Outstanding Seniors. 
     
    Click on the link below to view the virtual Salute to Seniors Ceremony.  Congratulations to all of our incredible Seniors!

    Selective Service System - Wikipedia  Selective Service Registration
    Under current law all male US citizens between 18–25 years of age, born after January 1, 1960 are required to register within 30 days of their 18th birthday. In addition, non-US citizen men between the ages of 18 and 25 (inclusive) living in the United States must register.

    A young man who fails to register with Selective Service may be ineligible for opportunities that may be important to his future. He must register to be eligible for federal student financial aid, state-funded student financial aid in many states, most federal employment, some state employment, security clearance for contractors, job training under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (formerly known as the Workforce Investment Act), and U.S. citizenship for immigrant men.
     
    You can register for the Selective Service online at: https://www.sss.gov/ or you can complete the Selective Service Registration Form found HERE 
     
      
    School Closure Announcement
    Counselors will be out of the office for the remainder of the semester due to the closure of Columbia Public Schools related to the COVID-19 Pandemic.  With the exception of Spring Break week (March 21 – March 29), counselors will be available via email during regular school hours, but we ask for your patience as access to email will be more limited during the closure than when school is regularly in session. For a list of counselors and links to their email address, please visit the School Counseling Staff webpage: https://www.cpsk12.org/domain/5388.

    In case of an emergency, or if you or a loved one are in crisis, please call 911 immediately.  If you have questions regarding community resources available during the school closure, please visit our Counseling Community Resource List linked HERE.
     
    Thank you for your understanding and patience during this unprecedented time!

    Student Paths Survey
    Sophomores - participate in the Student Paths Spring Survey and win breakfast or lunch for your World Studies class!
     
    Student Paths exists to better prepare students for their future in the areas of college, career and life readiness.  Their program has been built on the framework of the Common Core State Standards and the  American School Counselor Association Standards, and students who are engaged with the program can expect to achieve college and career readiness outcomes. The Student Paths resources help students explore who they are, choose their path, prepare for life after high school and live their future path. Student Paths features near-peer perspectives from current students and recent grads sharing experiences and advice with their fellow students on the transition to life after high school.

    In addition to being an excellent resource for students, Student Paths also provides additional funding for schools – for every student who participates in the Student Paths Survey each semester, Rock Bridge receives a donation from Student Paths that we use towards assisting students with financial needs, providing supplies for classrooms, and helping fund our scholarship program, among other things.  This spring, all sophomores who participate in the Student Paths Survey will be entered into a drawing to win breakfast or lunch for their World Studies class (in the event that school is cancelled indefinitely, an alternative prize option will be provided).  We would like to encourage you to login to Student Paths (www.mystudentpath.com) and complete the Spring Survey this week.  Instructions can be found HERE. As part of the survey, you will have the option to identify colleges and post-secondary programs of interest.  Please be aware that your information is kept private and will ONLY go to schools/organizations that they request information from.

     

     

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