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                                                      Guidance News - April 2020
Guidance News – April 30, 2020
We’ve got this!
Now that we’ve rounded the corner into our 4 th and final quarter, the end of the 2019 – 2020 school year is closer than ever. Now is the time to APPEAL your financial aid award letter if your financial situation warrants it. Each college will have its own website outlining the procedure to do so. Here is an example for Roanoke College .
Senior Meetings: I’ll be sending a final notice out to those who would still like to schedule their brief remote meeting as an overall check-in leading up to graduation. Appointments generally run 15 minutes. You
will receive an invitation by email to join our Zoom appointment. Simply click on the link and enter the password provided.
Our agenda will include: (*if applicable)
general well-being
diploma credit review
post graduation plans
*college application update(Admit, Deny, Wait List)
*financial aid award letters
*Edgenuity progress report/deadlines
Cancelled College Campus Visits, Not to worry!
Virtual College Exploration Week has been extended!
WHEN: April 20 – May 8, 2020
WHAT: A full schedule of virtual presentations for high school students
to explore college opportunities.
Registration is required:
Sponsored by:
Deadlines: I understand how busy we all are adjusting to our unusual circumstance. This is the time to stay especially organized and aware of all scholarship and college admission deadlines. Keep your eye on the
Two things to remember:
1. When contacting a college admissions officer, reach out to the same person each time. If that person is not available write down the name of the person you spoke to or be asked to be put through to their voicemail. Keep a log of all communications or emails.
2. Whenever possible, submit your scholarship applications prior to the deadline. Technology is unpredictable, especially during this time of online overload.
Junior Meetings: I am scheduling remote meetings with juniors and their parents for those who did not have a meeting prior to school closing. Appointments generally run 30 minutes. You will receive an invitation by
email to join our Zoom appointment. Simply click on the link and enter the password provided. If your parent chooses to “opt out”, I need to hear from them to indicate that. We can pick up again in the early Fall 2020.
Our agenda will include: (*if applicable)
general well-being
graduation credit review
*college exploration sites (RaiseMe, College Board, Tuition Break Virtual
College Week
*Edgenuity progress report/deadlines
Freshman/Sophomore: I am developing a group presentation to introduce each of you to RaiseMe. RaiseMe is a platform for micro-scholarships for your achievements as early as 9th grade. A micro-scholarship is an amount of money that students are eligible to earn based on individual achievements throughout 9th-12th grade. They are
awarded by colleges and universities who partner with RaiseMe
Students, I continue to hear great things from your teachers and Ms. Monje as each of you rises to the continued challenge of learning independently. Communicate with your teachers for help.
We are all in this together.
Hang in there. We’ve got this Block Island School!
Stay safe. Be kind.
Catherine Giard





Looking Ahead.....
All college bound males must register when they turn 18 to be eligible to receive financial aid.
It is simple and easy to do at





BigFuture by The College Board

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RI Foundation
Student Scholarships


Rhode Island College Scholarships (every college will have a similar webpage)
Guidance Hours
Ms. Giard is available by appointment.
Contact her by email
Text or call 401-226-7538