Riverside Local Schools
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Guidance

Guidance

Guidance Counselors for 2019-2020
 
Grade 8: 
Mrs. Erin Falvey
(440) 352-3341 x4307
Erin.Falvey@riversideschools.net 
 
Grade 9: Ms. Alyssa Winer
(440) 352-3345, x4314

Grades 8-9 Secretaries:
Ms. Val Keener and Mrs. Christina Pugh

(440) 352-3341, x1902
Valerie.Keener @riversideschools.net or Christina.Pugh@riversideschools.net

JRW Fax # (Grades 8-9) (440) 352-1278

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Grades 10-12 A-Ha: Mr. Scott Bailis (Director of Guidance)
(440) 352-3341, x4311
Scott.Bailis@riversideschools.net

Grades 10-12 He-O: Mrs. Karin Pennock
(440) 352-3341, x4312
Kari.Pennock@riversideschools.net

Grades 10-12 P-Z: Mrs. Lindsay Kosinski (formerly Heckman)
(440) 352-3341, x8331
Lindsay.Kosinski@riversideschools.net
 
 
College & Career Readiness Coordinator:  Mr. Chris Basich
(440) 352-3341, x7223 (voice mail only)


Grades 10-12 Guidance Secretary & Registrar Mrs. Jill Maczuzak
(440) 352-3341, x4320
Jill.Maczuzak@riversideschools.net 

RHS Fax # (Grades 10-12)(440) 352-1257

 
GUIDANCE NEWS
 
PSAT INFORMATION
 
The Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT) has been scheduled for Wednesday, October 16th at 7:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.   The cost of the test is $18.00.  Please bring cash or check to the Guidance Office to sign up.  The deadline in Thursday, October 10th.
LEAF INFORMATION:
 

LEAF will hold a free FAFSA demonstration for high school students and their parents on Wednesday, October 16th 2019 at 6:30 p.m. at the LEAF Resource Center, at Lakeland Community College campus in Room A-2101.  The session will demonstrate how a family will file the FAFSA electronically at home.


All Sessions are free.  Reservations are required, capacity is limitedPlease register online at  https://leaf-ohio.org/event/fafsa-prep-demonstration-session/ or call LEAF at 440.525.7095, to reserve a seat. 


COLLEGE VISITS: 
 
Please click on the following link to view the College Visit list for this fall: COLLEGEVISITS.
 
2019 Seniors: 
Your final transcript will be sent through Naviance.  Please complete the Senior Exit Survey - 2019 in Google.  Check your school email for additional information.
 
FORMER STUDENTS, DO YOU NEED A TRANSCRIPT?

Email your request to: jill.maczuzak@riversideschools.net
  Please include:
1. first name/last name (name graduated under)
2. married name (if applicable)
3. date of graduation or withdrawal
4. address to which the transcript will be sent (only unofficial transcripts will be sent to home address)
  
SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION
 
To find national scholarships, college and career information, please check the following National Scholarship databases: tuitionfundingsources.com and fastweb.com.
Also, for ways to increase your chances of obtaining scholarships, click on the following link: 7 C's of Winning Scholarships.
 
SCHOLARSHIPS Click "Scholarships" for this year's local scholarship information for RHS Seniors.
 
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 GRADE CALCULATOR - Use this link to enter your term and exam grades to determine your semester grade.
 
JOB, SUMMER, AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

This information can be found on the Google Classroom: Job, Summer, and Volunteer Opportunities.  The class code to join is:  pkdmtfz.
 
 

 
FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION
 
Grants Guide for High School Students
 
More Information on Financial Aid


FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Lake/Geauga Educational Assistance Foundation (LEAF)

FINANCIAL AID NIGHT PRESENTATION
If you missed LEAF's Financial Aid Night or need a refresher, the presentation is recorded in 4 part on their Youtube page. Please view it at http://www.youtube.com/user/LEAFOHIO or type it in your web browser if needed.


FAFSA: STEP BY STEP
http://www.fastweb.com/sp/member/hs/bulletin/FAFSA08

Please highlight and paste the above website in your browser to view the Step by Step FAFSA information.


INTRODUCTION TO STUDENT AID REPORT
http://www.fastweb.com/fastweb/resources/bulletins/pdf/SAR_HS_Jan_2008.pdf
Please highlight and paste the above website in your browser to view the Student Aid Report information.

UNDERSTANDING YOUR FINANCIAL AID AWARD LETTER

http://www.fastweb.com/fastweb/resources/bulletins/pdf/award-letter-2008_HS.pdf
Please highlight and paste the above website in your browser to view the Understanding Your Financial Aid Award letter.

QUICK GUIDE TO FINANCIAL AID TERMS

http://www.fastweb.com/fastweb/resources/bulletins/pdf/finaidterms2008_HS.pdf
Please highlight and paste the above website in your browser to view the Quick Guide to Financial Aid Report information.

LEAF RESOURCE CENTER SCHEDULE
Click on the link to review the LEAF Resource Schedulehttp://www.LEAF-ohio.org
 

RHS GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
 
 
HONORS DIPLOMA CRITERIA
 

COURSE CATALOG / SCHOOL PROFILE

 
 
 
 
CREDIT FLEXIBILITY 
 
 

COLLEGE CREDIT PLUS INFORMATION

 
 
 
Timeline and Minimum Course Requirement


WORK PERMIT


Form 2 of 2

Form 1 of 2

COLLEGE PLANNING


Planning 101 (Defines GPA, class rank, transcripts, standardized tests like ACT and SAT and college admissions expectations)

Planned Absence Form

Student Activity Form
 

The College Payoff (The data from a new study shows clearly that  a college degree is critical to economic opportunity.)

TEST INFORMATION
 
 
 
Success for the OGT 

 
              
 
 
 

SAT Test Dates
 

GUIDANCE LINKS
 

EducationPlanner.com

Selective Service's On-Line Registration Form


NCAA Initial Eligibility - Clearinghouse


ScholarshipHunter

NextStudent
 

FastWeb.com.


College Basics 
(Contrasts online and traditional colleges and the SAT and ACT; offers suggestions about the college application process and college visits, along with other links)

PrepHQ 
(college planning process illustrated)
 

Auburn Career Center

STUDENT HEALTH AND WELLNESS