Monday, June 15, 2015

Neuqua Valley Guidance Summer Updates

Dear Neuqua Valley families:
The NVHS Guidance Department would like to thank you for your partnership and inform you of the following to close out the 2014-15 school year and prepare for 2015-16:  
Summer Guidance Department Hours
Summer hours are now in effect. Our offices are open Monday-Thursday 8:00am-3:30pm, and meetings with counselors are by appointment only. If you have a question or need to schedule an appointment, please call the NVHS main switchboard at 630.428.6000, and you will be transferred to a Guidance team member who can assist you.
Report Cards
Semester 2 report cards are now viewable and printable in Home Access Center (HAC)  through June 19th. If you need a printed report card for insurance discounts or personal record keeping, please remember to do so during this timeframe.

Class of 2015: Final Transcripts
Congratulations to our graduates! Senior transcripts are now viewable in HAC. Last week, final transcripts were sent to the school designated on your Senior Checkout form. Transcripts will not be available in HAC after June 19th.

Naviance
Access Naviance over the summer for college & career planning.  Log in as a guest or use your student login:  https://connection.naviance.com/fc/signin.php?hsid=neuquavhs. Student logins will be good until the end of the summer. Class of 2016 students are encouraged to access Naviance to research colleges and scholarships for senior college applications. All students are encouraged to log in to Naviance and access the Career tab to explore potential careers and career clusters. The Career Interest Profiler is a great tool for future planning.

Class of 2016: College Application Processing
The Class House of 2016 will accept college applications and transcript requests beginning Tuesday, September 1, 2015 for college acceptance in Fall 2016. According to the National Association of College Admissions Counseling (NACAC), colleges and universities are discouraged from beginning the application process prior to September 1st each year. Neuqua Valley High School follows the recommendations of this national organization. Please understand we are not staffed to process applications during the summer months. Detailed information about the college application process will be available for students and parents at Senior College Information Night Monday, August 31st at  6:30pm (A-L) or 8pm (M-Z) in the NV Main Auditorium.
Class Schedules for 2015-16
The window to request course changes for next year closed May 29th. The Guidance Department will work during the summer to prepare final schedules for the 2015-16 school year. Look for an announcement in mid-August about obtaining your finalized schedule.
Health Information
Students entering 9thgrade and students new to the district must present the State of Illinois required proof of physical examination and immunizations.  Please check the District 204 website for more information:  http://ipsdweb.ipsd.org/Subpage.aspx/RegExamsImmunization  Students in grades 10-12 planning to participate in athletics must have a current sports physical on file. Beginning with the 2015-16 school year, all students entering grades six and twelve must show proof of receiving meningococcal conjugate vaccine.
Registration for 2015-16
In order to complete registration for next school year, you must complete both the online verification and paper portion of registration. Failure to complete both steps by the deadline may result in the loss of your son or daughter’s class schedule from our system. Thank you for attending to the following steps:
  • Students who are currently enrolled should have received registration packets for the 2015-16 school year. The return date requested was Friday, June 12.  If you did not receive a packet in the mail, you must bring the required proofs of residency to your Class House.
  • Log in to HAC https://homeaccess.ipsd.org/HomeAccess/ using your parent login (not student login). Detailed instructions for completing online verification available here: http://www.ipsd.org/Subpage.aspx/eSchoolPlus

New to District 204?
If you are new to District 204 and plan to enroll at NVHS, call 630.428.6000 for an appointment. Important information on enrollment is available at http://ipsdweb.ipsd.org/uploads/Registration/NewStudentRegistrationPacket1415.pdf . Please note the proof of residency requirements.
We are looking forward to the 2015-16 school year and to continuing our partnership with students and families. Please watch our website for a calendar of upcoming events.  Best wishes to you for a wonderful summer!
Ms. Sandy Schuller, Director of Guidance