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Grade Level Guidance

3-20-20 - Updates regarding: 
 Seal of Biliteracy Applications, 
Scholarship Applications, 
Sierra College steps for seniors, 
Academic Enrichment at Sierra this summer/fall
and the postponed Senior Hiring Fair 4/18/20
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The Seal of Bilitearcy application is posted in the column on the left and has a due date in late April.

I will be emailing those seniors who haven't 
submitted an application already asking them to 
complete the steps below in the next few weeks. 

1.   Print the application and then add your name, language and signature.
2.   Scan and email it to Mrs. Fessenden at

I will check the criteria and work with your teacher to determine if you meet "oral proficiency". Mrs. Fessenden
Effective March 19, 2020 at Noon

Any scholarship applications that require students to turn the completed application in to Mr. Barker or Mrs. Fessenden in the D.O. Counseling Office or Mrs. Fee or Mrs. Isaac 
must instead be mailed to:

Del Oro High School
ATTN: Mr. Barker
3301 Taylor Road
Loomis, CA 95650

Please be sure it is in the mail by the scholarship due date!

For all other scholarships that direct you to 
submit the application online or by mail, please follow the directions and meet those previously established deadlines.

If you have any questions please email 
Mr. Barker and/or 


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?

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
 Monday - Friday 8:00am - 12:00pm


UPDATED INFO - 3/20/20

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

1. Apply to Sierra College

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
on the date and time you can register for the class.

6. Register for the class.



Senior Hiring Event 
for PAID trades internships

Will be rescheduled to a future date
Sat. April 18, 2020
Citrus Heights Community Center
9 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Companies representing trades like carpentry, framing, HVAC, plumbing, electrical and others are coming together to offer graduating seniors paid internships. Pre-registration is required on Eventbrite. See flier for additional important details on what to bring and wear. 


Attention All Students

Careers in Construction

Hands-on Workshops with the Pros

Next workshop: April 15 - Carpentry

Learn from construction professionals in these FREE Hands-On Workshops. 

No experience is required!  You will learn the basic skills of construction, framing, electrical. plumbing, tiling and more. Transportation is on your own.

Opportunities for paid internships (juniors) and

employment after graduation (seniors). See below!

Updated Informational Flier 1/29/20 includes internship application

Classes are at Placer High School from 3 - 5pm in Room 208 (Wood shop) 

on the second Wednesday of each month

April 15 - Carpentry

Space is limited, so please complete the APPLICATION and you will receive

 confirmation if you are one of the 30 participants.

Once you are confirmed, please complete the permission forms below and turn them in to Mrs. Fessenden in the

D.O. Student Services Counseling office ASAP

between 8 - 12pm Monday - Friday

Student Participation Consent Form

PUHSD/PCWA Photo/Media Release

Promo Videos

Student Perspective

Parent Perspective

Trade Perspectives 1



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 April 14th)

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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