Counselor Newsletter
Posted on 03/01/2021
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March 2021

IMPORTANT REMINDER COURSE REQUEST SHEETS DUE: Incoming 10-12th graders: Wednesday, March 17
Incoming 7-9
th graders: Wednesday, March 31

I have met with all students on Zoom regarding their plans for next year. Course request sheets need to be emailed to or dropped off at DSIS (office hours: Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays from 8-12). REMEMBER: If you plan to be full time at another site, you still turn in your course request sheet to DSIS. If you are planning to be split site, you need to turn in 2 course request sheets, one for DSIS and one for the other school you plan to attend. For those who plan to be full time at another site, a verification of residence form also needs to be submitted. If you have any questions, please contact me at or 530-213-3209.


If you are interested in meeting on site for a weekly book group, please let me know. The group would meet at noon on Mondays. One book possibility is The Book Thief. If you’d like to be part of a book group but would like a different book, also let me know. I would like to start this in April for any interested 9th-12th graders. We would meet in the outdoor classroom on the north end of our campus (with all the necessary protocols).


By April 1st, most colleges will notify seniors regarding acceptances, denials and waitlists. Seniors must select a college by May 1. Once a college is selected, seniors need to apply for housing.

IMPORTANT REMINDER: Colleges accept seniors on a “conditional” basis contingent on final grades. Seniors must maintain their GPA and not earn a grade lower than a “C”. If the GPA drastically declines or if students earn “D” or “F” grades, the college can “rescind” the offer of acceptance. Seniors should also avoid being suspended, particularly for plagiarism, cheating or drugs/alcohol. Counselors and students must report any at home suspensions to private colleges. Depending on the infraction, private colleges may rescind the offer of acceptance.

If you plan to attend a community college this summer or spring, and have not yet applied, now is the time to do so. Please contact me if you have questions. CURRENT 9TH 11TH GRADERS: If you have interest in attending a community college as a high school student, applications can now be submitted for summer classes. For fall classes at Sacramento City College, applications can be submitted beginning April 26th. If you have interest in this, please contact me,

Now is the time for Juniors to register for the SAT or ACT!

Test Test Date

SAT May8 June 5

ACT April 17 June 12

Regular Registration Deadline
April 8
May 6

March 12 May 7

Late Registration Deadline
April 20 (mailed) 27 (on line) May 18 (mailed) 26 (on line)

March 13-26 May 8-21

You can register on line at (for SAT) and (for ACT). If you have questions, please contact me at 757-5333, ext. 370 or