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Parent Updates

Good evening JFA Parents,

I hope you all had enjoyed your weekend. As we reviewed the logistics for our virtual learning, we made a couple of changes to the Friday schedule. In addition, we added the Virtual Learning calendar until May. Please know that we are here to support you. Please continue to e-mail our teachers, myself or call me at ( 832)942-8407. If you are not able to reach me, please leave your name and number and I will get back to you. I just wanted to keep you updated thus far.

 

Houston Community College

  • Students now have the ability to utilize the HCC Respondus Lock Down Browser to complete quizzes, exams, etc. Instructions related to completing this task are noted in the attached email. They will need to go through the Microsoft Store managed by HISD that can be found their taskbar of their laptop (as opposed to going through the HISD Software Center).

 

  • HCC’s summer classes will be completed virtually. We will update you all when we receive more information.

 

  • Students need to continue to check their HCC email accounts. The PDF attachments provide guidance for accessing your HCC account.

 

  • Students need to call the Canvas Help Desk (713-718-5295) to troubleshoot access to this LMS platform. HCC will be monitoring student access to this platform. Please make every effort to access Canvas.

 

  • Please note that HCC has changed the Spring 2020 withdrawal deadline for RT, DL1, and DL2 classes to Sunday, May 10th.

 

 

 

Advanced Placement Courses

For the 2019–2020 exam administration, students will  take a 45-minute online free-response exam at home. Please visit https://apcentral.collegeboard.org/about-ap/news-changes/coronavirus-update for additional information.

Exam Dates

  • Exams will be given May 11-22
  • Makeup test dates will be available for each subject from June 1-5
  • Students can take exams at home or in schools, if they reopen.
  • Each subject's exam will be taken on the same day at the same time, worldwide.

https://apcoronavirusupdates.collegeboard.org/educators/taking-the-exams/ap-exam-schedule

 

School Day SAT April 28 – Cancelled

JUNIORS: SAT School Day administration will be moved from April 28, 2020 to Oct 14, 2020. It will be very important to sign up for the June or August SAT on Collegeboard.org in order to meet college early action/decision deadlines for Fall of 2021.

 

Scholarships

Check out these two scholarship articles on How to Start the College Scholarship Process and Scholarships for High School Juniors

For more scholarship options as well see the following sites:

https://connection.naviance.com/auth/fclookup

https://www.collegegreenlight.com/ https://www.scholarsnapp.org/ https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/scholarship-search

If you are looking for additional resources the HISD College Readiness page put together a lot of great resources for families. https://www.houstonisd.org/Page/93355

 

Adjusted Live Friday Schedule

 

7:50-8:20

Electives/College Readiness/Trans/Skills

8:20-8:50

Reading

8:50-9:20

Math

9:20-9:50

Science

9:50-10:20

Social Studies

10:20-10:50

CTE

10:50-11:20

College Preps

11:20-11:50

Dual Credit

 

Teachers will still be available via TEAMS or e-mail to offer support. Please continue to contact teachers via e-mail or chat.

Virtual Calendar until May

 

Important Documents:

CITGO DISTINGUISHED SCHOLARS PROGRAM

HCC RESPONDUS INSTALLATION

UPCOMING SCHOLARSHIPS

SPRING 2020 HCC DROPPED DEADLINE DATES

HCC STUDENT EMAIL ACCESS