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     Folsom High School


    Counseling Department

    The most efficient way to contact your student's counselor is to send an email with your questions.  This will give them the opportunity to research and provide the answer you are seeking.

    Note:  Student's last name determines the assigned counselor
    Fax Number:  916 294 9070
    Counselor for A - C: Clara Brown cabrown@fcusd.org ext 415135
    Counselor for D - He: Michael Adorjan madorjan@fcusd.org ext 415131
    Counselor for Hf - Md: Nicole Deatherage ndeatherage@fcusd.org  ext 415137
    Counselor for Me - R:  Nikka Vaughan nvaughan@fcusd.org ext 415134
    Counselor for S - Z:  

    Nicole (Cruz) Estrada


    ext 415136


    Counseling Assistant: Kelly Cederstrom kcederst@fcusd.org ext 415132
    Registrar:                                  Lauren Law llaw@fcusd.org  ext 415130
     College & Career Center Clerk:  Karen Reid  kreid@fcusd.org   ext 415133


    Marriage & Family Therapist: * Scarlett Stoppa and Elizabeth Lee    
       * FHS Counselor referral necessary




    Counseling News:



    Click Here For The Presentation 




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    The October administration of the 20-21 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship (PSAT/NMSQT) has been postponed due to Sacramento County school closures as a result of Covid-19. Should we resume school in January we plan to offer the January 26, 2021 PSAT/NMSQT administration. This administration will have the same benefits as the October PSAT/NMSQT, including eligibility for programs administered by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.


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  • Transcript Request Information (Current and Alumni students)


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    FOLSOM HIGH  College  Application  Process


    Senior Google Classroom (for students ONLY) 

    Code: 7henfex 

    Virtual College Application Presentation 


    College Application Workshops  11:30am 

    September 24​th ​Common App 

    October 15​th​ & 29​th​ CSU/UC 

    November 5​th​ & 12​th​ All Apps 

    Sign up today!  https://forms.gle/WNovY7rZ58fe15 PK6 


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  • Students New to Folsom High School for the CURRENT School Year 2020-2021



    Come to Folsom High School to pick up Enrollment Packet and provide the necessary documents below. 



    ▪ Ed Code 48002: states that any of the documents listed proof of age is acceptable:

      • Certified copy of birth record or statement by the local register or county recorder certifying birth date
      • Baptism certificate duly attested
      • Passport
      • An affidavit of the parent, guardian, or custodian of the minor, 
        Or, any other means of providing the age of the child as proscribed by the governing board of the school district

    ▪ Immunization Records

    ▪ Copy of IEP or 504, if applicable 

    ▪ Proof of residency: as defined Ed Code 48204.1(but not limited to)

      • Property tax payment receipts
      • Rental property contract, lease, or payment receipts
      • Utility service contract, statement, or payment receipts
      • Pay stubs
      • Voter registration
      • Correspondence from a government agency
      • Declaration of residency executed by the parent or legal guardian of a pupil


    ▪ For Incoming Freshmen: Most Recent Report Card

    ▪ For Incoming Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors - Unofficial Transcript





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    September  2020


    Dear Folsom High School Seniors and Parents/Guardians:


    We hope that this letter will provide you with information and calendar dates that will be helpful as you plan for your senior year at Folsom High School.


    As the year progresses, it is possible for seniors to fall behind with credits in classes required for graduation.  Students must earn a minimum of 220 credits to graduate.  Specific graduation requirements are listed on the Counseling webpage, in the FHS Curriculum Guide and also in the PAWSport. 


    Senior Google Classroom Code:7henfex 


    Folsom High School Counselors encourage students and parents to consult the Counseling webpage for valuable information and links related to college guidance and post-high school options.  


    Calendar for the Class of 2021

    August 1

    UC Application opens 

    Sept- Nov

    Virtual College Visits

    September 9

    College Application Presentation- @ 11:30 am  Microsoft Teams Link Click Here

    Creating your college list, college updates, requesting a letter of recommendation

    September 14-17

    UC Virtual Information Week

    September 24

    College Application Drop-In: PAWS – Sign up here

    This drop in session will focus on completing the Common Application 

    September 28

    Review your unofficial transcript 

    October 1 –

    November 30  

    Application filing period for California State University campuses 

    November 1-30

    Application filing period for the University of California campuses

    October 1

    FAFSA opening date to start application

    Students planning to attend community colleges, vocational schools and universities are strongly advised to apply for financial aid through FAFSA. Many scholarships are dependent on the FAFSA application whether or not you qualify for aid. Students MUST file FAFSA for Community College tuition waiver (all students entitled to two years free community college) 


    October 1

    Application period opens for all California Community Colleges https://www.cccco.edu/

    October 5



    Required for all students applying to colleges using the Common Application

    October 9

    End of First Quarter

    October 15

    College Application Drop-In: PAWS – Sign up here

    This drop in session will focus on completing the UC/CSU Application

    October 29

    College Application Drop-In: PAWS – Sign up here

    This drop in session will focus on completing the UC/CSU Application 

    November 5

    College Application Drop-In: PAWS –Sign up here

    To assist students in preparing college applications. All Applications

    November 12

    College Application Drop-In: PAWS – Sign up here

    To assist students in preparing college applications. All Applications

    November 30

    Application filing deadline for University of California (UC and CSU) campuses 

    Independent and private colleges have varying application deadlines. 

    Check each college’s website for deadlines.

    December 16-18

    First semester finals; end of first semester

    December 21- 

    January 1

    Winter Break


    Seal of Biliteracy Forms will be available

    January - May

    Search for scholarships- new local, state and national scholarships posted weekly to FHS website. 

    February TBD

    Folsom Lake Community College Parent Information Night at Folsom Lake College:

    Recommended for parents of all seniors who plan to attend Folsom Lake Community College, 

    March 2

    Deadline to file FAFSA application 

    Students planning to attend any post high school program are strongly advised to apply for financial aid through the FAFSA. Students MUST file FAFSA for Community College tuition waiver (all students entitled to two years free community college)

    March 12

    End of third quarter

    March 29-April 5

    Spring Break

    April 15

    Final due date for Cum Laude scholarship applications (check individual scholarships for due dates)

    May TBD

    Folsom Lake College Registration Workshop during PAWS, Library

    May 3-14

    Testing Window for AP Courses

    May 8

    Senior Ball


    Cum Laude & Scholarship Awards Night  

    Invitations will be mailed in early May to students receiving awards

    May 25-27

    Second Semester Finals; end of second semester


    Mandatory graduation practice in Theater - more information to come 


    Senior Breakfast/Mandatory graduation practice in gym after Senior Breakfast

    May 27

    GRADUATION and Sober Grad Night



    Clara Brown    (A- C) cabrown@fcusd.org

    Mike Adorjan (D- He) madorjan@fcusd.org

    Nicole Deatherage (Hf- Md) ndeatherage@fcusd.org

    Nikka Vaughan (Me- R) nvaughan@fcusd.org

    Nicole Estrada   (S- Z) nestrada@fcusd.org 




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  • Counseling Enrichment Resource Document and Tasks

    We have prepared additional resources for students and parents during these times.  Tasks are assigned by themes to help students get to know themselves better (strengths and challenges), coping strategies, and exploring/planning post high school options. We encourage you to review the activities and complete two per week.  It is important that you continue to prepare and plan for your future, while taking care of yourself at this time. Click Here

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    Mental Health and Community Resources: CLICK HERE


    Helpful articles for parents trying to navigate this difficult time with their teens:




    Tips for teens to handle stress while stuck at home:




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  • College & Career Center News:  

    Students can sign up to meet with college or military representatives at the Folsom High School:

    • Click on this link for dates of the college visits in the Career Center during PAWS
    • Click on this link for the dates of the military visits in the quad during Lunches


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