Class of 2022
College Jump-Start Program for 10th graders (9th and 10th grade parents welcome)
Dear 9th and 10th Grade Parents,
The College Jump-Start program for sophomores will take place Tuesday, February 4th at 1:30 pm. This progam will be similar in content to the presentation that current sophomores attended last year as freshman, and will include an additional Q & A session with a panel of college representatives. This year we will be able to accommodate all freshman and sophomore parents who are intrested in attending. Senior counselors, Dr. Rachel Loving and Ms. Kierstin Streitel, will present on various themes related to college. Specific topics will include how students can identify their unique goals, what colleges consider important, and “zen” ways to approach the college admission process. The presentation will also touch on topics that students will be thinking about down the road, such as the ACT/SAT, recommendation letters, etc.
As you know, a sign in process exists at Maggie Walker where visitors must scan their photo IDs the first time they enter the building during school hours. During subsequent visits, visitors must type their names into the system upon entering the building and receive a printed visitors badge containing their photo. In an effort to maintain heightened security measures during the College Jump-Start program, all parents must sign in prior to reporting to the auditorium. To streamline the process, Ms. Valenta Williams will print ID badges in advance for those parents who have RSVP'd and are already in the system. You will find your ID badge already printed for you in the Bluestone Lobby when you arrive. If you have NOT had your ID scanned into the system before, please arrive by 1:15 pm to allow time for this process. You may RSVP until 10:00 am the morning of February 4th and an RSVP is NOT mandatory in order to attend College Jump-Start. We are hoping that this process will assist parents in arriving in the auditorium on time (please also plan to utilize off-site parking at the James River Bus lot on Allen Street). If you have questions about the RSVP process or you are not sure if you are in the system, please contact Valenta Williams at [email protected]. All other questions about College Jump-Start may go to Kierstin Streitel at [email protected].
Thank you so much for your cooperation! We look forward to seeing you on February 4th.
Kierstin Streitel and Rachel Loving (Counselors/Event Leaders)
Date: 02/04/2020 (Tue.) Time: 1:30am - 3:10pm EST Location: MLWGS Auditorium