School Counseling Office Hours
Due to the mandated school closure by Governor Ralph Northam, PCPS is transitioning to a digital format for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. The school counselors will continue to provide counseling services to students via online software, such as Google Classroom and Google Meet. Their role is to provide your child with academic, social/emotional, and career support, and they will continue to do so during this unprecedented public health situation. If your child reaches out to his or her school counselor and it is determined that he or she would benefit from tele-counseling services, the school counselor will contact you to obtain informed consent. Please recognize that anything shared with your child’s school counselor will be addressed in the same fashion as if schools were open to include engaging additional resources if your child’s safety or well being is of concern.
Contact Information and Office Hours by Counselor
Dr. George Cunningham (Director and students with last name A-Fi) firstname.lastname@example.org 8:00am-10:00am
Ms. Katherine Banton (students with last name Fl-Mo) email@example.com 9:00am-11:00am
Ms. Lynn Neenan (students with last name Mu-Z) firstname.lastname@example.org 11:00am-1:00pm
AP Testing UPDATE
Please click on the following link, https://apcentral.collegeboard.org/about-ap/news-changes/coronavirus-update?SFMC_cid=EM288604-&rid=47390169, for important information concerning AP testing. Here are a few of the highlights noted on the Collegeboard website.
- For the 2019–20 exam administration only, students can take a 45-minute online free-response exam at home. Educator-led development committees are currently selecting the exam questions that will be administered.
- AP curricula are locally developed and we defer to local decisions on how best to help students complete coursework. To be fair to all students, some of whom have lost more instructional time than others, the exam will only include topics and skills most AP teachers and students have already covered in class by early March.
- Colleges support this solution and are committed to ensuring that AP students receive the credit they have worked this year to earn. For decades, colleges have accepted a shortened AP Exam for college credit when groups of students have experienced emergencies.
- Students will be able to take these streamlined exams on any device they have access to—computer, tablet, or smartphone. Taking a photo of handwritten work will also be an option.
- We recognize that the digital divide could prevent some low-income and rural students from participating. Working with partners, we will invest so that these students have the tools and connectivity they need to review AP content online and take the exam. If your students need mobile tools or connectivity, you can reach out to us directly to let us know.
Virtual Virginia and Apex Learners
Students, please continue to work with your online instructors by completing your assignments during this school closure. Your instructors will be available during their office hours via telephone or email.
In response to COVID-19, College Board is canceling the May 2 SAT, as well as March makeup exams. Registered students will receive refunds. College Board will provide additional SAT testing opportunities as soon as feasible in place of canceled administrations. More details:http://spr.ly/60181subj.
The Governor's School Virtual Instructional Plan
Dear GSST Students and Parents,
As part of an ongoing response to limit the spread of COVID-19 in our communities, New Horizons Governor’s School will not hold on-site classes for at least two weeks beginning Monday, March 16, 2020.
Students can expect their classes to commence via CANVAS by Thursday, March 19, 2020. Students should be prepared to monitor their Governor’s School courses via CANVAS and to be prepared to participate in some *live* video sessions allowing for real-time instruction by their teachers as well as question/answer sessions. In preparation for this, if not already done, students should secure electronic devices and make their teachers aware of any limitations to their internet service so that alternate forms of communication (such as calling in, email, etc.) can be employed.
Much of the instruction will take the form of Project-based Learning, and students should be prepared to use the COLLABORATIONS tools offered in CANVAS to partner with peers from their classes.
GSST faculty will limit their *live* interactions to the regular A-day schedule for each course, and will post recordings or transcripts of all such meetings to accommodate students who miss the session, or who wish to revisit the material on their own. The CANVAS DISCUSSIONS tab will be utilized to promote threaded discussions as well as an opportunity for further assistance in addressing remaining questions.
GSST faculty will maintain availability during regular school hours, and as posted by each instructor, via email and CANVAS Inbox. Students and their parents are welcome to contact teachers for guidance and support through these avenues.
The direct line to the Counseling Office is 757-868-4116.
Mrs. Rosalyn Sklute (Registrar/Counseling Office Secretary) extension #1
Dr. George Cunningham (Director and students with last name A-Fi) extension #2
Ms. Katherine Banton (students with last name Fl-Mo) extension #3
Ms. Lynn Neenan (students with last name Mu-Z) extension #4.
Our fax number is 757-868-3141.