CLASS OF 2021 INFORMATION

Thu, 10/08/2020 - 12:35pm

Senior Portraits Make-Up Dates, November 19 & 20, 2020

Make-Up dates for Senior Portraits are November 19 & 20, 2020. Per CDC guidelines and their "No-Touch" policy, Prestige Portraits asks that the sitting fee payment be made online, but they will accept payments on-site as well. Please contact the Prestige Portraits Customer Care Line at 410-644-7700 or their email address Answers@Lifetouch.com with any questions.  

Photo sessions will be held in the Glenelg High School Cafeteria.

Photo session hours will be: 8:00 am - 2:30 pm each day.

 

College Application Information

Seniors applying to college with a November 1st deadline – Transcript and Teacher Letter of Recommendation Request deadlines below: 

Upcoming Deadlines:

    

Once you have submitted your Transcript Request form to Mrs. Hooks (vanessa_hooks@hcpss.org) please be sure to double-check that your schools have been successfully and correctly entered into your Naviance account under Schools I’m Applying To. Please allow at least 72 hours before checking your student account for accuracy. 

SAT/ACT Test-Optional Schools

University of Maryland, College Park has shared with us that once a student submits their application, College Park will email a survey to the applicant asking whether they wish to submit SAT/ACT scores. Completion of this survey will trigger the completion of the application process for the student. If the student does not complete this survey, their application will remain incomplete. 

*This is an important note. During this time of COVID-19 and remote learning, other colleges may have similar/individual requirements. It will be extremely important for students to closely monitor their emails for any/all correspondences from colleges to ensure a smooth, complete application process. 

 

Financial Aid Workshop, HCC

Financial Aid Services at Howard Community College is very excited about our upcoming virtual FAFSA workshops. In previous years, HCC sent a team of financial aid representatives to assist students and parents with the completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). To provide the same service while keeping HCC staff and HCPSS students, staff, and parents safe, we will be available to assist through secure zoom sessions. To sign-up for 1:1 assistance please visit Sign-Up Genius at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050b4ea8a82cabf58-20212022. We are offering various dates and times throughout October. We have even made some Saturday hours available for your convenience.

Completing the FAFSA typically takes 45 minutes. To ensure that we can optimize our time together and that we have a successful zoom session, we ask that you have the following information available:

Student and the parent’s FSA ID, if you already have one. To create an FSA ID click HERE

  • A copy of the student and/or the parent’s 2019 Tax Returns, if filed*.
  • A copy of the student and/or the parent’s 2019 W2s, 1099s and/or Schedule Cs, if worked and,
  • All 2019 untaxed income information. Untaxed information includes but is not limited to child support, housing, food, and other living allowances, veterans' non-educational benefits, etc.

*Some students and parents can use the IRS DRT tool. If you are eligible, you do not need a copy of your 2019 tax returns.

Deadlines are important when it comes to applying for financial assistance. Starting the application process early is the key. We hope that offering these virtual services will be helpful to your family, and will encourage early completion of the FAFSA so that you can maximize your opportunity to receive financial assistance from federal, state, institutional, and private agencies.

Please note, this workshop is not just for those planning to attend Howard Community College. It is for all students preparing for any college during the 2021-2020 academic year. We thank you in advance for your participation and look forward to assisting you and your family.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Financial Aid Services at finaid@howardcc.edu.

 

Yearbook Recognition AD for Class of 2021, DUE November 16, 2020

As you know, so much of what we once considered to be a “normal” school year has changed, especially for our seniors. We know many of you are looking for anything you can do to maintain some sense of normalcy and tradition and celebrate your senior. Yearbook recognition ads are a great way for parents, families, and friends to commemorate student achievements and important milestones. In addition, revenue from recognition ads helps our school to create a better yearbook. To purchase your ad online, follow the instructions on the attached flyer or go directly to this link to begin creating your ad. All ad orders must be placed online by November 16, 2020. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Hillary Frank, the yearbook advisor.

 

Help Make your 2020-2021 Yearbook AMAZING

Your 2020-2021 story is as unique as this school year. We don’t know how this year is going to turn out, but: we do know this yearbook is going to be different; we do know that it’s going to be about YOU and YOUR FRIENDS; we do know that we are going to come together as a community; we do know we are going to celebrate our victories and successes. We do know that we are going to create an awesome yearbook for our whole school community to enjoy now and for years to come. We need YOUR help to do that. 

The yearbook team can’t be everywhere, so we need you to help us get as many photos as possible, so EVERYONE can be included in making the 2020-2021 yearbook a true community effort. Please see the attached flyer for how to upload your photos to the Jostens site to be included in this year's yearbook. If you have any questions, please email Hillary Frank, yearbook advisor, at hillary_frank@hcpss.org. Thank you for helping us to make this year's yearbook a success!