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    Senior Parents: Still have questions after Parent Night? 

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     Don't Miss out on Senior Parent Night Click Here to view the presentation starting at 6:30pm on September 22, 2020

     

    Valuable Resources from Collegewise!

    The following link has been provided as a free service from Collegewise to assist with the Common App. This is a great resource for students and parents!

    How to Make your Common App a Lot Less Common 

     

    And these FREE mini courses to guide you through the entire college process!

     

    September 26, 2020 and October 3, 2020 SAT Administration
    Updated- 9/14/2020 The September 26, 2020 and October 3, 2020 Administration has been cancelled. All students will automatically receive a refund from Collegeboard. Please refer to the following link for a letter from Mr. Foley and Mr. Mulligan regarding school day testing for Somerville High School Seniors only. PSAT and SAT Information
     
    Senior Recommendation Waiver Form
    All seniors who need recommendations sent to colleges must complete a Recommendation Waiver Form.  This year we are making the form available as an electonic form as well as a hard copy form.
    Please note that seniors who are 18 years of age do not need a parent's signature.
     
    Please click here for the Electonic Recommendation Waiver Form.
    Please click here for the hard copy Recommendation Waiver Form, which must be submitted to the Guidance Office.
      
       
     
     
    I Need an Appointment to See my Counselor- What do I do?
     This year there will be no appointment slips or waiting to see a counselor in the office. If you need to see your counselor, please email them directly telling them briefly why you need to see them. You counselor will then call you down out of class to meet with them. There are no "pop" in visits this year unfortunately. If you are not sure who your counselor is or you need a reminder of their email address please click on the following link to take you to the counselor directory: Guidance Staff Directory
     
    Tom Malinowski Youth Advisory Council
    The Congressman believes that educating high school students on local, state, and federal civic processes and legislative matters is the best way to shape the future leaders of New Jersey. Members of the council will not only learn about the legislative process but, they will also have the opportunity to advise their Congressman on the important issues and policies that have a direct impact on their lives. If selected to be a part of the council, members will be expected to attend meetings, discuss important issues they face and present potential legislative solutions for these problems to the Congressman. Members may also be asked to perform various other duties over the course of their appointed term. For more information and a copy of the application please click on the following link Congressman Tom Malinowski Youth Council Application
     
    Volunteer Opportunity 
    Looking for Community Service hours? See below for an excellent opportunity via zoom!
    Pioneer Family Success Center
    Applying To College
    Below are videos and links on how to get started with applying to college.
     
      
    Working Paper Information

    Working papers are on the school website at the following link:
    https://www.somervillenjk12.org/cms/lib/NJ01001815/Centricity/Domain/366/Working%20Papers.pdf
    There are a few things that need to be done BEFORE the school signs off on them... 
    1- Section A needs to be filled out by you
    2- Section B needs to be filled out and signed by the person hiring you. Your parent also signs this section.
    3- Section C needs to be completed and signed by your physician
    4- Section D make a copy of your birth certificate OR scan in a copy of your birth certificate or passport to upload to an email during the last step as this needs to be sent to the State Department along with your application.
    5- Section E please complete with the following information:
    School District:         SOMERVILLE                               County:         SOMERSET
    Name of School:       SOMERVILLE HIGH SCHOOL   School Address:        222 DAVENPORT STREET SOMERVILLE, NJ  08876
    Last grade completed: PUT THE LAST GRADE YOU COMPLETED, NOT THE GRADE YOU ARE  IN NOW!
    6- Section F please complete with the following information:
    School District:         SOMERVILLE                               County:         SOMERSET
    School District Address:      51 WEST CLIFF STREET  SOMERVILLE,  NJ 08876
    School District Telephone #:  908-218-4102          
    MINOR MUST SIGN APPLICATION BEFORE SUBMITTING FOR PROCESSING
    7- When all of the above is complete, you may drop your working papers off at Somerville Middle School on Mondays or Thursdays from 12pm-2pm. There will be a box labeled "Working Papers" at the top of the steps outside the cafeteria. Be sure that a copy of your birth certificate or passport is stapled to the papers. OR You may scan in your working papers- Attach your working papers and scanned birth certificate/passport in an email to Mrs. Gagliardi at dgagliardi@somervilleschools.org 
    8- When the signatures are complete from the school, Mrs. Gagliardi will email you your completed set of working papers. 

    Summer and Beyond EMT Programs

    RWJBarnabas Health is a proud provider of initial EMT training for individuals that are 16 years or older.  This hospital network offers training throughout New Jersey all year long and a list of their offerings along with FAQ’s can be found at www.rwjbh.org/emttraining.

    Since 2008, RWJBarnabas offers a Somerset County Youth in EMS Emergency Medical Technician Program in partnership with Somerset County Vo-Tech, the Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders, Raritan Valley Community College, and the Somerset County Chief EMS Officers’ Association.  This is an expedited course that is academically demanding and is for Somerset County high school students interested in earning valuable credentials to serve their community on a local rescue squad.

     To be eligible for participation, students must be:

    • At least 16 years old before the first class session.
    • Residents of Somerset County and currently attend high school.
    • Able to attend 100% of the class sessions as per state regulation. Course schedules are posted at rwjbh.org/emttraining.
    • Prepared to complete all reading, online coursework, clinical hours, and projects/assignments.
    • Optional: Students may earn 6 college credits from Raritan Valley Community College, if they qualify. The option for college credit is available for the summer Youth in EMS program only.

    Students may also have some of their tuition costs covered if they volunteer with a local rescue squad that participates in the NJ Training Fund.  You did not need to be an EMT to join a rescue squad and students are encouraged to start the process of volunteering now if they have not done so already.  Local rescue squads need time to process your application and you should not wait for acceptance into this program to contact them.  Training fund forms must be submitted on the first day of class with no exceptions.

     All applications are completed online at www.rwjbh.org/emttraining and are taken on a rolling admission until all seats are taken.  Please apply as soon as you know you can attend all class sessions.  The full schedule for each course is posted on this site.  Any questions may be directed to RWJBarnabas EMT Program Director Chris Ireland at chris.ireland@rwjbh.org. 

    September 2020 - June 2021 APEX Testing Lab Hours
     
    During this school year we will not be having APEX testing lab hours due to our shortened day. All tests are open and students can take them when they are ready to. When you finish a course in APEX please email Mrs. Garvey at ngarvey@somervilleschools.org to let her know you have finished.
     
    Looking for Volunteer Opportunities?
    Please click on the following link for a comprehensive list of volunteer opportunities (please call the agency directly for more information on how to volunteer and if they are accepting volunteers at that time)
     Special Olympics NJ is looking for Volunteers. Click on the link for more information:
     
    Statistics and Facts of Self-Harm
    Resources and Information about self harm have been complied by students in Mrs. Wahba's Spanish 4 Class in consultation with Dr. Zurawiecki.
     
     
    Going to College in New Jersey
    Going to College in New Jersey. A magazine for college-bound students in New Jersey. Features colleges and universities in New Jersey. Please click on the link to get to a live version of the magazine Going to College in New Jersey
     
     
     
      SAT TEST DATES***
    Please go to College Board to register for the SAT's. The SAT's are administered here at Somerville High School on the following dates**:
    August 29, 2020
    September 26, 2020
    October 3, 2020
    November 7, 2020
    December 5, 2020
    March 12, 2021
    May 8, 2021
    June 5, 2021
    **This information is directly from College Board. If you have any questions regarding registration you must contact College Board.
    ***Please note: SAT's will ONLY take place IF we are allowed in the building and allowed large group gatherings, otherwise they will be cancelled.
     
    Please note: SAT's will ONLY take place on the above dates IF we are allowed back in the building and are able to have a large group gathering, otherwise they will be cancelled.
     
    ACT TEST DATES
     Please go to ACT to register for the ACT's. The ACT's are administered on the following dates:
      September 12, 2020
    October 24, 2020
    December 12, 2020
    February 6, 2021
    April 17, 2021
    June 12, 2021