Counseling News

Welcome Oak Crest parents and students! Below is counseling related information:
  • Counseling Newsletter: click here for Winter 2017 issue.  
  • Grades: Parents are encouraged to visit teacher websites and Aeries regularly with their student to monitor progress and to provide encouragement and support.  Final first semester grades are posted in Aeries under "grades" tab. Click here for SDUHSD grade reporting schedule and for SDUHSD course add/drop guidelines click here.

    Last week, all 8th grade students were presented with information about "Getting Ready for High School." It was an opportunity to introduce high school diploma requirements and post high school options. Students were also given a worksheet to show them how to compute their grade point average.

    Here is parent information and steps to follow to help with the transition to high school: 
    Step 1High School Selection 
    Visit this link to select the high school you would like your student to attend next year. Every family must make a selection by Monday, March 6th at 4pm. In order to make a selection, you will use your student's permanent ID number (if your student's ID is less than 6 digits you can add a zero at the end). As a resident of the district you can choose either La Costa Canyon, San Dieguito Academy, Torrey Pines or Canyon Crest high schools. 

    Step 2Residency Verification 
    Each school year, every family must provide proof of residency for the following school year. Visit this link to print required documents and return along with proofs of residency to Oak Crest's main office. Even though your student will not be attending Oak Crest next year, we are responsible for collecting residency verification from you and we send the documents to our district office. We also have paper copies of required documents available in the front office. 

    Step 3: High School Notification
    All 8th grade families will receive an email by Friday, March 24 notifying them of the high school their student will attend. 

    Step 4High School Orientation Night
    The high school that your student will be attending will send you an email to let you know when they will be having their orientation night (all schools will have them between the dates of March 27 and April 7). At orientation night, families will receive a registration packet and return those packets to the high school on a designated evening where they will have an opportunity to review course selections with a counselor. 
  • Academic support: If your student is in need of academic support, please view our list of academic interventions available to your student. If your student is regularly accessing these supports and is still struggling, please contact Michelle McNeff, counselor. 
  • Student involvement: A great way for your student to be connected on campus and meet other students with common interests is to attend any of our student led clubs on campus. Click here for schedule. 
  • Student support: Contact Michelle McNeff, counselor if you have concerns about your child's transition to and/or experience in middle school. We have supports in place for academic help, and can help address personal/social/emotional concerns.
  • Grief group: SDUHSD has partnered with Elizabeth Hospice in providing grief counseling services for students who have experienced the loss of a loved one. Contact Michelle McNeff, counselor for more information.
  • New Students 2016-2017 school year
    REQUIRED Registration Forms for 2016-2017 school year (download/return):