Guidance Update


    September 2017

      • Welcome Buccaneers to the 2017-18 School Year at Red Bank Regional! Hope everyone had an enjoyable and healthy summer and are settling into the school year!  Please remember, The RBR Guidance Department is here if any students or families that have any questions or concerns, please stop down or contact the office at (732) 842-8000 and press #7.


      • This year, RBR Guidance Department is happy to announce that we have paired up with the Buc Backer’s  to offer many shared meeting dates and times with the guidance evening presentations for students and families.  Please visit the RBRHS or Buc Backer Website for all the year’s meetings and a schedule of our presentations.


      • The first two guidance evening presentations this year are focused on helping to support and educate students and families on pertinent information on applying to and affording college. On Thursday, September 28th at 7pm, please join in the Auditorium for “College Application Process” presentation that will cover the best practices and approaches to applying to college.  The second evening presentation (rescheduled from 9/20) will be offered on Wednesday, October 11th at 7pm in the Auditorium. This presentation on Making College Affordable” will be presented by Brian Birch, former Director at Fairleigh Dickinson University.


      • Report cards already? First marking period interim reports will be available starting on October 10th by logging into Genesis Parent Portal. Any questions or concerns can be directed to teachers or by contacting the Guidance Department. The last day of the first marking period will be November 8th. If you or your child needs help registering for the Parent Portal, please contact Ms. Monteforte (ext. 214) in the Guidance Office.


      • The CollegeBoard’s PSAT 8/9 and PSAT/NMSQT assessments will be administered to all 9th, 10th and 11th grade students on October 11th. As many parents and students are aware, this assessment is valuable in preparing students for their SAT exams, juniors can use their scores for an opportunity to become eligible for college scholarships, and some students will be able to demonstrate proficiency for graduation using their PSAT scores. All students will have a half day schedule on October 11th. For more information or help with preparing for the PSAT assessments, please contact a counselor or stop down for review materials.


      • Counselors are already meeting with seniors to help with the college application submissions to meet school deadlines. Each year, more and more students feel the pressure to apply early decision or early action to colleges. If you are debating whether this decision is right for you. See this link and reach out to your counselor.


      • Mr. DeCotis will begin classroom presentations for freshmen on how to register and utilize Naviance/Family Connection to begin their college and career search and exploration. If you have questions on using Naviance/Family Connection, please contact the Guidance Office.


      • Starting the week of September 18th, Homework Help will be available in the Media Center after school Mondays-Thursdays up until 5:15pm. Homework Help is intended to provide a great space  for students to get their “homework” done and have the support of one of our RBR Staff. Any questions, contact the Guidance Office.


      • During lunch and study halls every day, the guidance counselors work with peer tutors to provide support to students in need of academic support or just want some help on earning the “A”. If you have any questions about getting linked with a peer tutor to help support with an academic subject or course, please contact your counselor.


      • Starting September 15th, College Admission reps will be visiting RBR during lunch and study halls. Students and parents/guardians can access the complete list of college visits and schedule to attend by logging into Naviance/Family Connection. Any questions on how to access the list or getting onto Naviance, please contact the Guidance Office.


      • Interested in getting involved in more community service? Check out our link to community opportunities to give back locally and beyond. If you know of additional community service opportunities in the community, please contact the Guidance Office to let us know.


      • Any students that were approved for ILO Physical Education (PE) for the 2017-18 school year, must complete and submit ILO logs to Mrs. Bodin in the Guidance Office by the end of each month. Additionally, all ILO PE students are required to complete their health education component online at your own cost via a pre-approved Educere course. To print the monthly ILO Timesheets, please follow this link and see Mr. Sabino or your counselor for any additional questions or how to register for the health course.


      • Seniors scheduled for ILO Personal Financial Literarcy (PFL) will be meeting with Ms. D’Amico on how to register for the online course. Successful completion of a financial literacy course is required to meet state graduation requirements. All seniors that have not already met their financial literacy requirement are expected to have this course completed by the end of the first semester (2nd marking period) in order to be in good standing for June graduation. Any questions, see your counselor or Mr. Sabino.


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