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DVS Counseling Website

Hello DVS Families,

As we all adjust to time away from school amidst the Covid-19 pandemic, we want to assure you that your school counselors will continue to dedicate their time serving your family and providing school counseling support for your child.

In an effort to stay connected and provide resources to our students and families, the DVS Counseling Team is excited to share our new counseling website, “Counseling Corner.” On this website, you will find a number of resources in the areas of academic, college and career readiness, self-care and more.

Please feel free to reach out to your students’ respective counselor if you have any questions, concerns, and/or need support. Our name, the alpha that we serve, and email address can be found on the Counseling Corner home page.

We hope you and your family continue to stay safe, healthy and positive!

Kindest regards,

Ms. Valle, Ms. Ruiz and Ms. Rodriguez

11th Grade College Planning Workshops

Friendly reminder for our Juniors!!!

Attached are the slides from the College Planning Workshop that the counselors hosted on Monday and Tuesday.11th grade College Planning Workshop Spring 2020.pptx (1)Download

As a follow up, the counselors would like to meet with you individually (your parents do not need to attend but are welcome to) to start talking about your post-DVS plans. Our workshop focused on college but we know some plans also include work, the military, a gap year, etc.

We are looking forward to meeting with you. Please sign up for a time slot with your counselor using the links below.

Ms. Valle (A-F)
Ms. Ruiz (G-M)
Ms. Rodriguez (N-Z)

Virtual Counseling While off Campus

Good morning,

Counselors are prepared for a “virtual” week of counseling support. Counselors will maintain an online presence Monday-Friday from 8:30 am to 3:35 pm via Google Meets. Students wanting to participate in drop-in counseling via Google Meets, should email their counselor with a request for a private meeting. Your counselor will then send you a private Google Meet link. Students who have regularly scheduled meetings with their counselor will be contacted by their counselor directly. Please frequently check the DVS Blog for additional support information from counselors.

Thank you,

Mrs. Valle

Last Names: A-F

Ms. Ruiz

Last Names: G-M

Mrs. Francisca Rodriguez

Last Names: N-Z

Senior Families-FAFSA Deadline

Hello Senior Families!

This is a friendly reminder that the priority deadline for Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or CA Dream Act Applications (CADAA) is Monday, March 2nd for UC and CSU schools.

If your student has yet to complete and submit their FAFSA application, please make sure you connect with your student prior to the March 2nd deadline.

If you have any questions or need some additional support, please connect with your students counselor.

Mrs. Valle-Last Name: A-F

Ms. Ruiz-Last Name: G-M

Mrs. Rodriguez-Last Name: N-Z

Thank you!


Upcoming Free Events from The Princeton Review

Hello Students and Parents,

Here are some upcoming events that The Princeton Review are offering to students. These are great opportunities for students to practice taking the ACT or the SAT tests before taking the final one.

ACT Practice Test Princeton Review – Westwood Los Angeles 1/25/2020
SAT Practice Test University of Phoenix – Pasadena Pasadena 2/1/2020
SAT Practice Test The Princeton Review – Westlake Village Westlake Village 2/8/2020
ACT Practice Test Princeton Review – Westwood Los Angeles 2/9/2020
SAT Practice Test Princeton Review – Westwood Los Angeles 2/15/2020
ACT Practice Test The Princeton Review – Westlake Village Westlake Village 2/16/2020
SAT Practice Test The Princeton Review – Westlake Village Westlake Village 2/22/2020
SAT Practice Test The Princeton Review – Palos Verdes Palos Verdes 2/22/2020
ACT Practice Test Princeton Review – Westwood Los Angeles 2/23/2020
ACT Practice Test The Princeton Review – Westlake Village Westlake Village 2/29/2020
SAT Practice Test Princeton Review – Westwood Los Angeles 2/29/2020
SAT Practice Test University of Phoenix – Pasadena Pasadena 3/1/2020

STEM Goes Red Program

Hello Students and Parents,

The American Heart Association’s STEM Goes Red program application is now open. This program is a free enrichment program available to female high school students at all grade levels.

STEM Goes Red participants will have the opportunity to learn about STEM with an emphasis in science and health. Through this program, participants will be provided experiences and resources such as job shadowing at hospitals and research labs, an online learning portal to learn about how STEM is applied, access and interaction to executive women leaders within the community. We will also have optional ways for the students to also engage over the summer, into the following school year and beyond.

The application is due on Wednesday Jan 30, 2020. You can apply and find more info on the attached flyer.

STEM Goes Red 2020 Student Info

Regional Counselors of California (RACC) College Fair

On January 22nd we will be hosting a Regional Admissions Counselors of California (RACC) College Fair for our 11th grade students.  Representatives from colleges and universities from across the US will be here to meet with our students.  Some of the colleges represented include the University of New Mexico, University of Arizona, Syracuse University and University of Delaware.  11th grade students will have the opportunity to ask specific questions about their institution and admission process.

DVS Counselors

Senior FAFSA Night

Hello Class of 2020 Families,

This is a friendly reminder that a FAFSA workshop will take place Wednesday, January 22nd from 5:00 to 6:30 pm in the Multi-purpose Room.

Please bring 2018 tax returns in order to fill out the FAFSA application. You and your student will also need to have your FSA ID handy so that you can electronically sign your application. Please make sure that this is done prior to attending the workshop Chromebooks will be provided.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you!

Kindest regards,

DVS Counselors

Senior Families-College Application Review

Hello Senior Parents & Guardians,

The CSU and UC application deadline is November 30th, just a little over 2 weeks away. We are asking that all seniors have their application completed by Sunday, November 17th so that students can have their CSU and/or UC application reviewed by their respective counselor prior to submission. Please encourage your senior to have their application completed by November 17th and to connect with their counselor to have their application thoroughly reviewed prior to the November 30th.

Thank you,

DVS Counselors

Reunión de planificación universitaria

Las consejeras están emocionadas de organizar una reunión de planificación universitaria para nuestras familias de habla hispana el miércoles 13 de noviembre a las 5 de la tarde en el salón Galileo. Esta presentación será totalmente en español y es para familias con estudiantes en grados 9, 10 y 11. Aprenderán lo que los estudiantes y las familias pueden estar haciendo para prepararse para sus planes después de su graduación de DVS.

-Las consejeras de DVS

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