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Yearbook Senior Panoramic Picture Day during FLEX - Tuesday April 20, 2021
Springstead Graduation Ceremony Sign-Up
Opens on Wednesday Morning April 14th
Closes on Wednesday April 21st by 11:59 P.M.
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Preferences for time slots will be given on a first come, first served basis. If a particular ceremony fills up, we will turn off the Google Form and place everyone else in the remaining slots available in the other ceremony. We will post the ceremony list on our website, social media, and Band app by the end of next week so everyone can confirm which ceremony they will attend.
TO BE CLEAR, SIGNING UP FOR A PARTICULAR CEREMONY DOES NOT GUARANTEE YOU WILL BE PLACED IN THAT CEREMONY IF CAPACITY IS REACHED, so please be sure to follow up and check which list you are on next week. Thank you and please let us know if you have any questions!
Junior & Senior Prom - Saturday May 22, 2021 from 7-10 PM in the Springstead Gym Courtyard
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Seniors, I know that a good number of you are beginning to receive your financial aid award letters. DO NOT COMMIT TO ANY COLLEGE until you evaluate your financial exposure to that college. That means that you must:
Know the Cost of attendance of each college
Know your EFC
Collect and tally all scholarship and financial aid monies received.
If you’ve received acceptance offers from more than one college, congratulations! Your hard work has paid off, and now you get to choose which college is best for you.
Don’t worry about choosing that one perfect college — there’s no such thing. The bottom line is that college is what you make of it: What you do while you’re there matters more than the college name on your diploma. Here’s how to make your decision.
You don’t have to decide overnight, but don’t miss the reply deadline.
Get More Information
You already have a lot of information about each college, but digging a little deeper can help you make the best choice for you.
Ask questions. Create a list of any questions you still have about the colleges you’re considering. You may want to get answers to questions like these:
How many students return after freshman year? How many graduate?
Does the college offer a lot of majors I’m interested in?
What can I do for fun?
What kinds of students feel at home at this college?
Get answers. The best place to get an answer depends on the question. Here are some of the resources that can provide information:
People who work at the college
Current students at the college
The college’s official website and its College Search profile
As you search for answers, it’s important to use only trustworthy sources of information and to recognize the difference between fact and opinion. A college’s official website and its admission officers are often the best sources of factual information about that college.
Visit — or revisit — the campuses. If possible, check out a college's campus to get more information. If you can’t visit a campus, call or email the admission office with your questions. Ask if someone there can put you in touch with current students and recent graduates. Your high school counselor and teachers also may know students who graduated from your high school and now attend the college.
Think things over. You've done research and asked questions. Now it's time to check your own thoughts and feelings. Ask yourself questions like these:
How did I feel when I was on campus at each college I visited?
Which colleges best match my list of must-haves?
At which colleges can I imagine myself as successful and happy?
Compare the colleges. Use your new information to sort the colleges by what they offer and what you want. Make a list of the pros and cons for each college. You can also use College Search to compare up to three colleges side by side.
Compare Financial Aid Awards
This is an important step for many students. The Compare Your Aid Awards tool lets you compare up to four offers side by side. Talk to your family about which colleges work best financially. You should make decisions about financial aid, such as whether you should take a student loan or work-study job, together.
Make Your Decision
You don’t have to decide overnight. Many colleges don’t expect your final decision until May 1, so you have some time to make up your mind. But remember that colleges are serious about reply deadlines. If you don’t send your deposit in time, you risk losing your place.
Respond to the Colleges
Once you’ve decided which college you want to attend, inform all the colleges that accepted you about your decision.
Respond to the college you’ve decided to attend. Make sure to send in the following items by the deadline:
Your acceptance letter
A separate acceptance letter for financial aid, if required
Any other required items
Respond to the colleges whose offers you're declining. Send a brief note to the other colleges to thank them and turn down their offers. This frees up places for other students.
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