P:(914) 238 7201 (#3 for Counseling)
F: (914) 238-6652
Department Chairperson: Rebecca Mullen
(914) 238 7201 (#3 for Counseling)
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SCHEDULING TIMELINE 2020-2021
Feb. 4th: Course selection information will be presented to 9th and 10th graders. 9th graders will receive this information in their Peer Groups and 10th graders should check Guide Lines for the time and room location of their group.
Feb 7th-Feb 14th: Counselors will be available all day in the Counseling Department to help all students enter their course requests into the Portal. Students should drop-in when they are free during this week.
Feb. 14th: The last day that students can enter courses requests into Infinite Campus. Students will be locked out of the portal after this date.
Course Selection for current 9th & 10th graders
All ninth and tenth graders will receive an overview of the new Decision’s Book, graduation requirements and the course selection process on Tuesday, February 4th. Students should review their options after this meeting, speak with teachers and their parents as well as meet with counselors by dropping into the Counseling Department anytime they are available between February 10th and February 14th.
Course Selection for current 11th graders
Juniors should please review the Decision’s Book online beginning on January 13th. Juniors may begin entering their course requests in the Infinite Campus portal independently on February 7th. The counselors will be available to meet with juniors anytime in the Counseling Department beginning Feb 10th through Feb 14th. Students should drop-in when they are free to meet with their counselor to review their course requests for next year.
COLLEGE APPLICATION CLINIC
The Counselors will be running a drop-in College Application Clinic in the Counseling Office every Day 6 at 7:45am. All seniors are welcome to stop by and bring their college application related questions to work on with counselors. Below is the schedule for these meetings:
In addition to the College Application Clinic, every Friday during the first quarter is dedicated to the support of seniors and the college application process. Seniors are able to drop in or schedule a meeting with their counselors at that time.
Students should request their teacher recommendations through Naviance. All other non-teacher recommendations for Common Application colleges can be requested via the Common Application under “MY COLLEGES,” then “RECOMENDERS AND FERPA” and finally “INVITE RECOMENDERS.” Non-Common App schools may have their own system for sending teacher recommendations listed on their websites.
HELPFUL INFORMATION FOR COMPLETING THE COMMON APP
Date of Entry: September, 2016
Counselor's Job Title: School Counselor
Counselor's Phone: 914-238-7201, x3
Counselor’s Fax #: 914-238-6652
CEEB Code: 331315
Class Rank Reporting: None
Graduating Class Size: 345
GPA Scale: 4
GPA Weighting: If you have taken an AP course at Greeley your GPA is weighted. If you have not taken an AP course at Greeley or are taking one for the first time as a senior, your GPA is unweighted.
A NOTE FOR MS. BUCHMAN'S SENIORS:
As previously shared, Ms. Susan Buchman will be writing your Letter of Description. We are asking, however, that you indicate Ms. Sara Lewis as your permanent counselor on the Common Application (Sara Lewis, firstname.lastname@example.org) as she will be your counselor for the remainder of the year.
Below please find a list of commonly asked questions and their answers:
Who should I contact if my son or daughter needs a copy of their transcript sent to a college or summer program?
If you would like to have your transcript sent to any colleges, please follow the directions for requesting your transcript under "Naviance Student." If you would like your transcript sent to any other program/schools please contact Mrs. McMahon, the registrar, at either Mamcmahon@ccsd.ws or 238-7201 x3.
If I have a question about my child’s attendance who should I call?
Ms. LoBreglio works in the attendance office and her phone number is 238-7201 x2131. Also, your child’s Assistant Principal is in charge of overseeing their attendance.
My child will not be in school today because they are sick. How will they get their homework assignments and find out what they missed in class?
If your son or daughter is out sick and misses a day or two of school, please have them check the Canvas to update them on what was missed in class. They can also call a classmate or e-mail the teacher directly. Students that will miss more than three days of school in a row should contact their counselor to make alternative arrangements.
My son or daughter wants to attend a college visit. Is this an excused absence?
College visits for juniors and seniors are excused absences as long as the number of visits does not exceed four days in a school year. If you do have one planned, you must call the attendance office to let them know that your son or daughter will not be in school that day. The student is responsible for making up all missed work.
I understand counselors meet with each student and their family. When do these meetings take place?
Counselors meet with their students and their parents/guardians once a year at the following times:
- Freshmen: October & November
- Sophomores: May & June
- Juniors: February – April
- Seniors: September & October
How do students meet with their counselors?
We encourage students to see their counselors throughout the school year. Students can schedule appointments during their free periods with the counseling department secretaries. Counselors monitor student progress and will also reach out to students at various times throughout the year.
I have questions about my son or daughter's most recent grade in a given class. Who should I call?
Encouraging your son or daughter to speak directly with their teacher about any questions or concerns they have is a great first step. By doing this, you are supporting your son or daughter's move toward self-advocacy. If after they speak to the teacher you still have questions or concerns, please e-mail or call the teacher directly to speak with them. If you are concerned about issues in several different classes please call your son or daughter's counselor to share your concerns.
How are grades calculated?
Please click here for the Greeley grading system
When is my child’s GPA recalculated?
Grade point averages are recalculated once courses are completed at the end of the first semester and again when courses are completed in June.
What are the other supports at Greeley?
In addition to the 8 school counselors, the counseling department also includes 3 psychologists, a social worker and a student assistance counselor.
On Thursday, November 7th, 2019, the Counseling Department hosted a Night Meeting for all Junior parents to discuss the college admissions process. Ms. Erica Padilla, Associate Director of Admission at University of Rochester, was our keynote speaker. Click here for a link to her ketnote address.
Horace Greeley High School
Counseling Department Contact Information
70 Roaring Brook Rd.
Chappaqua, NY 10514
914-238-7201 (then press 3)
Fax # 914-238-6652
Rita Campana, Secretary (Bernadette Kenny, Sara Lewis & Patrick McAuliffe)
School: (914) 238-7201 ext. 2136
Ann-Marie Castro, Secretary (Rebecca Mullen, Tinuke Colpa & John Alkalay)
Phone: (914) 238-7201 ext. 2132
Marcie McMahon, Secretary (John Dunphy, Conor Lander & Stephanie Lia)
Phone: (914) 238-7201 ext. 2134
Marianne Salustri, Secretary (John Brennan, Annalise Curtin & Linda Ryan)
Phone: (914) 238-7201 ext. 2138