Counselors' Corner

8/28/20
 
FYI. For the time being, the THS counselors will be serving students in the following way:

Kari Schroeder A-L
Valerie Laugier M-Z
 
COUNSELORs REMIND APP NUMBERS   
 
THS Students and Parents, make sure you stay in touch with grade level information and activities!
 
Sign up for the Remind Messages App using the following codes:
 
CLASS OF 2024 (20-21 Freshmen):  TEXT TO 81010.   ENTER THIS AS A MESSAGE: @k939g8
 
CLASS OF 2023 (20-21 Sophomores): TEXT TO 81010. ENTER THIS AS A MESSAGE: @4bb674
(NOTE: new code for this class only - old code was not working - pls sign up again)
 
CLASS OF 2022 (20-21 Juniors):TEXT TO 81010. ENTER THIS AS A MESSAGE: @de4b8d
 
CLASS OF 2021 (20-21 Seniors):TEXT TO 81010. ENTER THIS AS A MESSAGE: @77bc9k
 
 
 
 
 
START OF SCHOOL YEAR PROCEDURES - 2020-2021
 
TAYLOR HIGH SCHOOL - See TISD document attached.
 
7/20/20
 
SUMMER READING FOR PRE-AP AND AP ENGLISH CLASSES - 2020
 
For entering 9th and 10th grade students, the reading consists of a book report for extra credit this year (not mandatory).
 
For Juniors, see the document entitled AP Language and Composition below
 
For Seniors, see the document entitled AP Language and Composition below
UPCOMING TESTING ON THS CAMPUS           Fall 2020 
próximas pruebas en Taylor HS          Otono 2020
 
 
To be determined:   TSI in the library (free of charge). Sign up in the counseling office.
El TSI tendrá lugar en la biblioteca (gratuitamente). ¡Regístranse en la officina de las consejeras!
 
* El TSI es el examen requirido para entrar a la universidad y los colegios de 2 años, tales como Temple College, Blinn College u ACC.
 
To be determined:   School Day SAT - all juniors will take the SAT free of charge during the day. SAT durante el día  de escuela. Todos los juniors tomaran la prueba de SAT gratuitamente.
 
 
Oct 3/ 3 de octubre: SAT. Register with your counselor's help or directly online / Regístranse a través de College Board  HERE/AQUÍ.
 
See your counselor if you qualify for a fee waiver. Remember that, if you qualify, you can take the SAT twice for free.
Habla con su consejera/o si eres eligible para una exencion de pago. Si es el caso, no olvides que puedes tomar el SAT dos veces gratuitamente.
 
** El SAT es el examen requerido para entrar a las universidades de 4 años.
 
If you have accommodations through special education, and would like to utilize them on the SAT, make sure with your counselor that a request has been made or that you are already approved. College Board requests for accommodations can take up to 6 weeks. 
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TESTING RESOURCE TAB on Counselors Corner Main Page for practice links to ASVAB, TSI, SAT, ACT.
 
Prep books in the library. Ask Librarian Mrs. Butler.
 
You may also take the TSI at the Temple College campus in Hutto for a fee.
 See your counselor for more information or attachment below.
 
CREDIT BY EXAMINATION SUMMER-FALL 2020
 

Testing Updates:

All CBE testing has been postponed to mid-year 20-21 due to Covid-19

 

The purpose of examination for acceleration is to allow a student to accelerate and earn credit for a particular course or grade level without formal instruction in that course or grade level. The student must score a minimum of 80% on the required tests for the course or grade level the student wants to accelerate.

Any TISD student is eligible to participate in testing without charge at the time of the regularly scheduled administration.

 

Questions may be directed to the school counselor or to Debbie Matthys, TISD Assessment Coordinator, at (512) 352-6361.

 

Notes about the CBE for Foreign Languages:

The test is a proficiency-based test provided through AAPPL. It is not divided by semester, nor consisting of grammar-based multiple choice questions. It holistically assesses the level of the student in reading, listening, writing and speaking by asking them to complete a language task.
 
Other Subjects:
1. Students must pass each section individually to earn credit for the full year (the two parts A and B, fall and spring cannot be averaged out) 
2. Students who have had prior instruction in the subject must earn an 80; students who have not had prior instruction must earn a 70.
SAT AND ACT FALL 2020 DATES
 
Both tests are proceeding as planned with social distancing measures and closely monitoring local changes.
Some test sessions have been added to make up for spring cancellations.
 
Reach out to counselors if you qualify for a fee waiver.
Do not delay: sessions are filling up fast.
 
 
 
SAT: Cost $49.50 (no essay) $64.50 with essay  late fee $30
Test Date Normal Deadline Online Score Release
*October 3, 2020 September 4, 2020 October 16, 2020
November 7, 2020 October 9, 2020 November 20, 2020
December 5, 2020 November 6, 2020 December 18, 2020
March 13, 2021 February 13, 2021 March 26, 2021
 
* Oct 3rd, 2020 is given at THS
**Sept 26, 2020 has been added to the above calendar
 
Check SAT website for late registration deadlines
 
 
ACT: Cost $53 (4 sections) $68 with writing section  late fee $30
updated fall 2020 ACT national test schedule:

September
  • Saturday, September 12 (existing)
  • Sunday, September 13 (non-Saturday, existing)
  • Saturday, September 19 (new)
October
  • Saturday, October 10 (new)
  • Saturday, October 17 (new)
  • Saturday, October 24 (existing)
  • Sunday, October 25 (non-Saturday, existing)
December
  • Saturday, December 12 (existing)
 
Check ACT website for late registration deadlines
 
TEMPLE COLLEGE 2020-2021 - Message from President Dr. Ponce.
 

Fall Semester Classes

As soon as the semester starts, please login to your D2L course on day one, August 19, to review your syllabus and course instructions for additional details and directions from your professors. 

 

Because faculty understand students may be nervous about taking online classes, they are building supplemental support and strong communication, so please keep in contact with your faculty. Faculty members are being asked to maintain virtual office hours through the use of e-mail, phone, D2L chat, Microsoft Teams, Zoom, and other methods. Look for details from your individual professors on how best to communicate with them and make sure to log into D2L daily. The best way to reach professors is through Temple College e-mail.  If you call their office phone, make sure to leave a message as it will be forwarded to their email. 

 

Fall classes begin on Wednesday, August 19, 2020. 

 

What to expect in the fall semester:

  • More virtual tutoring 
  • Zoom/Teams office hours with faculty and staff
  • Expanded chat options on the Temple College Home Page
  • Timely Correspondence
  • Virtual “Meet and Greet” events with faculty, staff, administrators, and other students 
  • Synchronous and asynchronous class meeting time options
  • More 8-Week course offerings
  • More virtual sessions available with support staff.  Save yourself a trip to campus, and contact the financial aid, admissions, advising, and other support services office to set up a Zoom or Teams virtual session to ask your questions. 
  • Library, computer lab, bookstore, testing center, and other services available on campuses if safe to offer  (Masks required)
  • Many more resources will be available to make sure that you have a successful fall semester
 

Student's ID number is listed below their name on the registration form.

Their User Name is "their last name, first initial, and last 3 digits of their student ID)

(ex:  hortenstinec123)

Their Temple College email address is their username@stu.templejc.edu

Password is Tcmmddyyyy (where mmddyyyy is their birthdate)

 

Textbooks

may be ordered through the Temple College Bookstore or bookstore of their choice.  We will have a “popup” bookstore here at Temple College Taylor the week of August 18.

http://www.templecollegebookstore.com/home.

 

If in need of assistance, please contact TC. 

taylor@templejc.edu

christy.hortenstine@templejc.edu

suzanna.bachman@templejc.edu

chriss. brown@templejc.edu

512-352-2688.

ZOOM VIDEO WITH COUNSELORS.....
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