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5-4-20 Update
Added Helpful mySierra steps Webinar 
to the Sierra Enrollment steps for graduating seniors.

4-16-20 Update
New Sierra College Academic Enrichment 
Fall Registration Date is July 1st

See below

4-13-20 Update
Sierra College Priority Registration dates for Summer and Fall

See below

3-30-20 Updates

Mental Health and Counseling Services

Several local agencies are now offering telehealth 
to support student and family mental health during this 
stressful time. Please ask us about resources.

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Dear seniors,

I hope you are all doing well. This information is for seniors who plan to attend Sierra College this summer/fall 2020. Please take a moment to read this email as I hope it provides all the information you need to continue to complete the enrollment process and be fully prepared by the Promise Registration date of April 24, 2020.

We are committed to assist you with the Sierra College enrollment process as much as possible from a distance. Luckily, most of the enrollment steps are completed all online and I will be offering counseling appointments over the phone. 
I know many of you are in different stages of the enrollment process, please read below to see what best describes where you are in the process...

I have not started the enrollment process:
  1. Complete the Online application. Make sure to use this Application Guide to complete the application correctly
  • If you have completed or are currently taking a Dual Enrollment class, you WILL need to complete a new application. 
  • If this will be your first application you have created at Sierra, you will need your Social Security Number.
  • Both summer 2020 and fall 2020 applications need to be completed IF you plan on registering for both terms.
  • Once your application is complete you can continue on to complete the rest of the enrollment steps. See Enrollment Steps.
I completed the enrollment steps but need a counseling appointment:
  • I have added a 5th step to the CAP assignments which includes a Google sign up sheet for counseling appointments by phone. You will need to access the Sierra College Google classroom and click on the 5th step to schedule an appointment. 
  • Refer to the Enrollment Steps handout for Google Classroom access.
I completed ALL the enrollment steps, how can I prepare for registration?

New Priority Registration Dates as of April 13th:

Summer Class Registration
Tues. May 12 - Athletes and Disabled Student Programs (DSPS) and                                other special programs
Fri. May 15 - Promise Scholars

Fall Class Registration
Tues. June 23 - Athletes and Disabled Student Programs (DSPS) and                                other special programs
Fri. June 26 - Promise Scholars

Please make sure you review the email in its entirety, if you have enrollment questions you can email: 
Paula Mota, Enrollment Specialist - or
Matt Malepeai, Enrollment Specialist

Please review the following attachments:
Stacey LaChance 
Transition Counselor, Sierra College

Mrs. Fessenden
Del Oro Counseling Office
 Working from home, put please leave a message including your phone number and I will return your call within 24 hours
916-652-7243 x 1019



High school students planning to take a
Sierra College class Summer or Fall 2020

1. Apply to Sierra College for the term you plan to attend.

2. Complete the Academic Enrichment Form
The counselor name, signature and date will be added when the form is turned in.

3. Scan and then email the Academic Enrichment Form to
Mrs. Fessenden at

4. Mrs. Fessenden will send the completed form and your
transcript to Sierra College.

5. Keep checking your Sierra College email for information
regarding the date and time you can register for the class.

6. Summer classes: Registration opens on May 20, 2020.
You will use the CRN# to add the class.

7. NEW DATE- Fall classes: Registration opens on July 1. 2020.



Application & all materials due no later than 03/20/20 
(See checklist)
Juniors have the opportunity to earn a paid internship over the
summer. Internship dates: 6/8/20 (Monday) - 07/03/20 (Friday)


Please contact the PCOE College & Career Readiness program:

Justin Locketz, Ed.D., Program Coordinator

Joy Baldwin, Career Specialist

Placer County Office of Education

360 Nevada Street, Auburn, CA 95603


(Suspended until further notice)

Tuesday - Friday

3:15 - 4:30 in the LIBRARY

Tue: Science w/Mr. Russo

Wed: Math w/ Ms. Murgo

Thu: Social Science

w/Ms. Melbourne-Weaver

      Fri: English w/ Mr. Costea


AP Exam Schedule & Announcements 

Also found:
1.   On this Counseling page under Testing 
2.  By hovering over over Academics on the Del Oro homepage and
     then clicking Advanced Placement


Thank you to all of you who attended the


If you missed it, the slideshow is here for reference with clickable links to documents and websites.

The Counseling Team


Attention College Representatives

To schedule a visit, please sign up through RepVisits. 

Please contact Betsy Fessenden at with any questions.

    Attention Potential Employers 
                or Service Providers:

If you are a potential employer or 
have internship or volunteer opportunites for Del Oro students, 
please contact Mrs. Fessenden in the Counseling office
 at 916-652-7243 ext. 1019 or


Counseling Remind Texts  

Sign up now to receive Counseling and 
College & Career Information today! 
Last names A - L, please text @delorohs to the number 81010

Last names M - Z, please text @delorohs2 to the number 81010

Please input your first and last name 
as they appear in Aeries

You will be able to hear about and sign up for college rep presentations, job and volunteer opportunities, workshops and events. 

Once you have joined Counseling Remind, you will be moved to a Counseling Remind group organized by last name. For example students with a last name that begins with F will be moved into the DOCOFs group and removed from the D.O Counseling group. You will receive the Counseling texts as part of that group!

Questions: See Mrs. Fessenden in the Student Support Services Office - Counseling Dept or email me.

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