Guidance Update


    October & November 2018


    • RBR Guidance is now “Guiding BUCS on the Go!” follow us on twitter @ RBR_Guidance and through Guidance 101 by Texting “8e324b” to 81010.

    • November 7th is the last day of the 1st Marking Period. Students and parents will be able to access 1st marking period report cards starting on November 14th through the Genesis Parent Portal. Please contact the Guidance Office to speak with a school counselor with academic, issues with accessing the parent portal or other concerns.

      • Don’t forget Homework Help! 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 RBR teachers.

      • Peer Tutoring! Is available everyday during lunch and study halls. 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”.

      • Reminder for ILO Physical Education (PE) students: Monthly timesheets are due down to Mrs. Bodin in Guidance on the 5th 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 information already provided to you. To print the monthly ILO Timesheets, please follow this link and see Mr. Sabino with any questions.

      • Seniors scheduled for ILO Personal Financial Literacy (PFL) should have already connected 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.

    • Parent Teacher Conferences will be held on November 14th from 5-7:30pm. Information about how parents can register for a teacher conference will be provided through the Parent Portal.

    • On November 6th & December 12th, RBR Guidance will offer seniors that have not yet met standardized assessment proficiency with an opportunity to take the ASVAB assessment. Students that qualify will be asked to report directly to the Media Center at the start of the school day.

    • Interested in getting involved in more community service? Check out our link  on the RBR Guidance website 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.

    College and Career Readiness

    • Counselors are continuing to meet with seniors regarding college application submissions to meet deadlines. Important deadlines are approaching in the coming weeks. Make sure to follow-up directly with your school counselor at least 2 weeks prior to deadlines to make sure transcripts, recommendation letters, and additional supplemental materials are sent out on time.

    • On November 1st, RBR Guidance will be presenting on the College Application Presentation and Financial Aid in Spanish. All parents and students are encouraged to attend! Any questions, contact Guidance.

    • It’s not too late for seniors to take part in our Instant Decision Days 2018 on November 16th and 20th with NJIT, Ramapo, Seton Hall, FDU, Georgian Court, Stockton, Kean and Rider University. Seniors will find on the spot about acceptance and merit scholarships! See Ms. McLaughlin in Guidance on how to take part in these m

    • Parents and Students that missed the College Application Presentation and College Financial Aid presentations can access the powerpoint presentations here. Please contact or stop down to Guidance to speak with your school counselor for any questions regarding the college application process, completing the FAFSA, scholarships, etc.

    • Learn tips and tricks to making the most of a college visit by going with RBR Guidance to Monmouth University on December 4th.  All grade levels eligible to sign up. Space is limited!

    • At 7pm on December 5th, the Guidance Department will be presenting “Helping Your Underclassmen Explore College.” This presentation will explore the Family Connection/Naviance software and other resources available for exploring college and career options for students.

    • College Admissions Reps continue to stop by RBR daily! You can access the complete list of College Visits here. You can register for any college visit by logging into Naviance/Family Connection or seeing Mrs. Bodin in the Guidance Office.

    • Here’s a quick link to NJ College Admission Deadline Dates for Fall 2019.