Feb. Edition

Happy Career Exploration Month! We are kicking off the month with the annual Summer Program Fair at New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building. Please encourage all of your students, particularly sophomores, to attend the 4th annual Summer Program Fair on Saturday, Feb. 8th from 11 am – 2:30 pm. Advise students to review the list of organizations that will be in attendance.

Additionally, SAT School Day is a month away and this is the fourth year NYCDOE is offering the SAT exam free of charge to all juniors during the school day. The SAT School Day initiative aims to address disparities among students preparing for and taking this critical college entrance exam. In preparation for March 4, complete this test plan and refer to the SAT School Day Coordinator Manual and Instructional Toolkits. To save time on test day, we recommend that schools schedule pre-administration sessions to complete demographic information on the answer sheets. To support your students with the success of SAT School Day, encourage them to sign up for the SAT Daily Practice App and follow these tips. Thank you for all your efforts to ensure students and staff were prepared for another successful administration. We wish all of our students the best of luck!

Feb. To-Do List:

✓ All Grades: Refer to the Career Exploration Month toolkit to help you plan an activity for each grade. 
✓ 10th and 11th graders: Encourage all of your students, particularly 10th-grade students, to attend the 4th annual Summer Program Fair on Saturday, Feb. 8.  
✓ Staff: Complete the Test Plan and consult with the Coordinator and Instructional Toolkits to help school staff prepare for SAT School Day.
✓ 11th Graders: Remind your juniors to set up and link their College Board and Khan Academy accounts.
✓ 12th graders: Support seniors with advocacy calls for opportunity programs, verification process and assist students in beginning to fill out the NYS DREAM Act eligibility application (which will need to be finalized once students have graduated and can submit evidence of graduation).

News you can use Bulletin:

✎ The New York State Association for College Admission Counseling (NYSACAC) is accepting session proposals for the 2020 ConferenceThe deadline to submit a proposal is February 15.
Youth Communication is looking for 15 NYC school partners interested in the Real As Me girls’ empowerment program. The deadline to apply is the end of Feb.
✎ The Yankee Stonewall scholarship is open to members and allies of the LGBTQ+ community who are planning to attend a two-year or four-year college. Five students will be selected(one from each borough) for a $10,000 award. The scholarship application is due March 1st. 





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