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Welcome to the Counseling page!  Use the links to the right of this page to see more Counseling Links and Information.  Staff link to the right has contact information for the Counselors as well as listed in the questions below. We have a number of great videos and resources linked to our website for your convenience. 
Need Help in your Classes? Don't forget our Tutorial! Teachers are in their classrooms to help from 8-8:25am (When school is back in session).
COUNSELING ANNOUNCEMENTS AND NEWS
 
Quick Answers to your Counseling Distance Learning Questions
 

Some resources to help support you during this time.

-Call 911 if you are in immediate danger to yourself

-Call 1-800-273-8255 (Suicide Prevention Hotline)

-Text “HOME” to 741741 to speak with a trained crisis specialist

-Need help? Want to speak to someone? have concerns or just need

someone to listen? contact: STRENGTH UNITED. Advocates are available 24 hrs

a day. San Fernando- (818) 886-0453 and Santa Clarita Valley (661) 253-0258

(Los servicios tambien estan disponibles en espanol)

-Struggling and need support? Wellness Center Social Worker,

Nancy Phillips is available for phone counseling, M-F from 8-3PM.

Scan the following QR code to make

an appointment. Make sure you leave a call back number.

West ranch qr code.pdf

 

Click here for a list of Support Programs in our area.

 

Will counselors be available? How do I contact my counselor?

Counselors are available to answer your questions via email.  Like you, we are working from home and will reply to you Monday-Friday during normal school hours. Counselors will not be available during spring break. 

 

What if I have a question about Distance Learning and an assignment?

The best thing to do is to contact your teacher directly. They will be your best resource on how to navigate this new learning environment.

 

Will counselors be reaching out to us during this time?

Yes, counselors will be reaching out to you via your school email. Keep an eye on it.  

 

I am a 9th grader and have not registered for classes yet.

Not to worry, counselors have sent out information on how to register. Contact your

counselor if you need help registering.

 

What about College Now and Summer School Forms?
    • COC regarding College Now forms. The College of the Canyons, College Now!

      website has been updated to support online services. Click here to access their site.

       

      Once you know which classes you would like to take, send your College Now form

      to your counselor for the appropriate signatures. When it is all completed, your counselor will send it back to you.

       

      Submit the College NOW! Form for the semester/term you are applying to before the high school registration date by either:

      • Emailing the completed form with all required signatures to earlycollege@canyons.edu.  A scanned copy or picture will be accepted. Remember to send the front and back side of the form.
      • Dropping off in the Document Drop Box located on the COC Valencia Campus in the Campus Circle (Main entrance off Rockwell Canyon Road).  Please place your College NOW! Form in an envelope marked Admissions & Records - College NOW! Program.

 

Ask Canyons Days(Formerly Ask Canyons Tuesdays). Representatives are set up to assist students via email and through appointments utilizing Zoom and Google Chat from the Ask Canyons Days webpage.

 

For any questions about College Now, concurrent enrollment, or dual enrollment go

to: earlycollege@canyons.edu

 

    • Hart District Summer School applications will continue to be accepted, but will not be processed until school counselors and other office staff return to school.

 

    • OFL Summer School-  OFL is optimistic and will continue the planned Summer Session. Due to schedule modifications related to COVID-19,  OFL cannot process summer registrations at this time. We will continue to keep you posted.  

 

I am worried about college admissions and what this means for my future. Where do I go to find answers?

Colleges are working on rolling out alternatives for students every day.  As we get word and compile the information, we will send out information to your school email.  If you are unsure about a specific school, feel free to reach out to them directly.  In the meantime, visit the NACAC page who is updating information daily.

 

Where can I find Colleges that offer Rolling Admissions?

Just click here for a list of many schools that still offer Rolling Admissions.

 

Click here for the University of California Admissions changes and updates in

response to COVID-19.

 

Should I be working on assignments all day?

Take time to be with family. This is a very stressful time and being there to support your loved ones is what is the most important. I know it is easier said than done but remind yourself that colleges will adjust and be understanding about these unprecedented times. Communication is key! Make sure to check in with your teachers if you are struggling with your work. We are all here to help and support you!

 

Make sure to stay connected! Follow WR on Instagram or Facebook.

@westranchwildcats

 

What is my Counselor’s email address?

Ms. Ferry A-CA: jferry@hartdistrict.org

Mrs. Warford: Cb-Gh: tfox@hartdistrict.org

Mrs. Reynoso: Gi-Ki: creynoso@hartdistrict.org

Mrs. Cazan: Kj-N: ccazan@hartdistrict.org

Mrs. Woolridge: O-Sh: jwoolridge@hartdistrict.org

Mrs. Van Amberg: Si-Z: svanamberg@hartdistrict.org

 

COUNSELING ANNOUNCEMENTS AND NEWS

District SUMMER SCHOOL applications are now available. Download the pdf. information and application here. Summer School applications will continue to be accepted, but will not be processed until school counselors and other office staff return to school. You can also scroll to bottom right of this page or Click HERE for the Hart District site for the forms.
  • If you are looking into taking summer school through OFL(Independent study). OFL is optimistic that summer school will continue as planned. Due to schedule modifications related to COVID-19, OFL will not process summer school registration forms at this time. We will update as we get more information.
  • Senior College Application Workshop for Students and Parents: If you missed our Webinar, just click here for the full recording.
  • College Admissions WEBINAR for Students and Parents. If you missed the WEBINAR Click here or visit the 9-11 grade folders to the right  to view the video and slides(bottom of the page). For a copy of the pdf.slides click here.
  • Have questions about College of the Canyons? ASK CANYONS TUESDAYS is here. A representative from COC will be on in the Career Center every Tuesday to answer any questions about College Now!, Matriculation and more. If you would like to schedule and appointment with a COC representative, click on the link below. This has been cancelled but we are waiting for news on COC offering virtual office hours... stay tuned. 
 
Struggling with College Apps and Information? Don't forget our helpful videos on the 12th grade page
 
Students Must be Enrolled in 5 classes as per California Code, Education Code - EDC: 46145
 
Commencing with the first semester or quarter that begins after January 1, 1984, pupils in grade 12 shall be enrolled in at least five courses each semester or the equivalent number of courses per quarter.  If any pupil in grade 12 is required by medical prescription to attend school for less than five courses during the semester or the equivalent number of courses during the quarter, the average daily attendance allowed for that pupil's attendance shall bear the same proportion to one day of attendance as the number of courses in which the pupil is enrolled bears to five or the equivalent number for the quarter system.
 
However, this requirement shall not apply to pupils enrolled in regional occupational programs, regional occupational centers, courses at accredited postsecondary educational institutions, independent study, special education programs where the pupil's individualized education program establishes a different number of courses, continuation education classes, work experience education programs approved under the provisions of Article 7 (commencing with Section 51760 ) of Chapter 5 of Part 28, or any other course of study authorized by the governing board which is equivalent to the approved high school course of study.
GUIDELINES FOR PERIOD 1
 
Please Note:
 
The option to have a Period 1 class is a privilege and students who request a Period 1 class are expected to meet the following criteria:
  1. At least a 2.0 GPA in the previous semester
  2. Excellent attendance and Behavior
  3. Students currently enrolled in a P.1 class earning more than 10 tardies and/or absences, will not be allowed to take a P.1 class the following semester.
  4. The availability of Period 1 classes are very limited, therefore students may not get their P.1 request.
  5. Period 1 classes are not guaranteed for siblings.
  6. We cannot guarantee a per. 1 for both semesters.