Guidance Update

RBR GUIDANCE UPDATE

April 2017


  • The Genesis Parent Portal now has the third marking period report cards available for review. Through the Portal, there are links to email teachers directly regarding any questions or concerns regarding a particular course. Additional support is always available by contacting Guidance. Fourth marking period interims will be posted by May 12th.

  • Throughout the first three weeks of May, all students enrolled in an Advanced Placement (AP) and/or International Baccalaureate (IB) course will take their exams for the courses they are enrolled in. For more information on taking these exams, please follow the link for AP exams or IB exams. For specifics on the AP or IB testing at RBR, please contact Guidance Office.

  • The Red Bank Regional High School Guidance Office encourages students and parents grades 9-12 to attend the Making College Affordable Financial Aid presentation on May 4th at 7pm in the RBR Auditorium. Mr. Ed Zamora, former Financial Aid Director at Fairleigh Dickinson University, will offer his experience and insights in the tricky “Financial Aid Game.” It’s more important than ever to hear this information early.

  • The annual Red Bank Rotary Career Day took place this year on Thursday April 20th and was certainly a great success. More than 30 RBR students took advantage of the opportunity to job shadow and gain insight into careers of interest to them – all made possible by the Red Bank Rotarians. Afterwards, the Red Bank Rotary hosted the students, RBR staff to a delicious lunch at the Navesink Country Club and the students were engaged by Monmouth University College Professor Buzza.

  • Need help paying for college this fall? Scholarships are the answer! Thanks to the overwhelming support graduating seniors receive from the local RBR community; we continue to add local and national scholarships for RBR seniors through Family Connection (Naviance). If you need help accessing this site, please contact the Guidance Office. Scholarships with approaching deadlines are also now posted outside Guidance and paper copies are available by coming inside! For any specific questions on particular scholarship opportunities, please contact Ms. Shalene McLaughlin in Guidance.

  • The Monmouth County Guidance Director’s Association will be hosting the annual spring college fair at Brookdale Community College featuring representatives from over 200 colleges and universities. This year’s fair will be held on Thursday, April 27th, from 6:30 to 8:30p.m. in the Collins Arena.

  • On May 25th, through the Brookdale Early Bird Program, the RBR Guidance Department will take students to Brookdale for a tour, counselor conference and course registration. In addition, pictures for the Brookdale ID card will also be taken. After completing the Early Bird program, the only step remaining for the family is completion of the FAFSA and tuition payment. Permission slips for the trip are available now in Guidance.

  • Senior College Decision Time Already? As colleges send their acceptances and financial award packages, remind your senior to bring the letters to his/her school counselor. All scholarships and awards are noted in the graduation program, even those awarded by schools your child has decided not to attend. We depend on you for this information. In addition, on May 1st the senior Graduation Survey will open on Family Connection (Naviance). This survey provides the high school with important information regarding post-graduate plans. As always, remember your school counselor is a valuable resource.

  • If you haven’t already heard, The Rotary Club of Red Bank is offering first annual RBR "Shark Tank" Challenge. This is an exciting opportunity to win up to $2,500 towards a college scholarship or an award for your startup business. The idea behind this is to promote entrepreneurship amongst our high school students. Check out the information posted on the RBR website!

  • With the support of the BUC Backer Foundation, RBRHS is looking to host the first Career Fair on May 24th for students in 10th and 11th grade looking to get more information about careers and possible help finding a summer internship or volunteer hours.
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