October 12, 2020
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College Application Season
Happy fall! Where we look forward to crisp weather, iced pumpkin spiced lattes, and hot chocolate with mini marshmallows. “Look forward to” being the choice words here, since we are in South Florida after all.
Our seniors might experience different weather and fall activities than their counterparts states over, but there is one aspect of fall that unites them all: it's college application season. Ms. Harvey (Director of College Placement) knows this time can present challenges to students and their families. “I stress to our students that college applications are not hard, but they are time-consuming and need a lot of attention,” she says. In today’s world, we spread our attention across many different topics, platforms, and needs.
Juan Garcia (‘21) puts this anxiety into words when he says, “In all honesty, these weeks have been very challenging. College applications by themselves are stressful enough, but adding the challenges of COVID-19 on top of that has caused anxiety for everyone. As students, we also have to deal with adapting to a new school system, college application requirements, and of course lack of social interactions in our lives.”
Since school resumed, we’ve focused on the ways our students can feel supported in school and at home in regards to stressors amplified by COVID-19. College Placement offers different ways to engage across all grade levels. It might seem like the juniors and seniors are the focus now, but Ms. Harvey visited with the freshman class to introduce the Naviance software students will use and, as she says, “open the door to college conversations.” Unique to this year, these conversations occur more and more through Zoom.
Ms. Harvey invites college representatives to campus almost every week. Representatives from schools such as Florida Atlantic University, University of Florida, and Boston University have Zoomed in with CMCP students. Roger Smith (‘21) finds these meetings present “the best option to gain information and prepare for the future. This is a critical time, so being able to meet different college representatives virtually and take down notes is very beneficial.”
In addition to these Zoom Virtual College Visits, Ms. Harvey schedules College Application Workshops here on campus. To cut back on “deadline anxiety,” as she refers to it, Ms. Harvey and the College Placement Office implement a November 1 application deadline. Click here to read more about the various admissions deadlines as broken down by Ms. Harvey.
Clubs and Organizations
Saturday, 10/10 | 8:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M. | CMCP
Marianist World Day of Prayer
Virtual College Visit
Monday, 10/12 | 11:35 A.M. - 12:05 P.M. | Naviance
Athletic Association Meeting
Monday, 10/12 | 6:00 P.M. - 7:30 P.M. | Belanger Hall
Women Engaged (WE)
Tuesday, 10/13 | 1:45 P.M. - 3:15 P.M. | Belanger Hall
No Classes for Freshmen, Sophomores, & Seniors
PSAT (Juniors Only)
Wednesday, 10/14 | 8:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M. | CMCP
Eighth Grade Parent Tour
Thursday, 10/15 | 8:30 A.M. - 10:00 A.M. | Belanger Hall
Virtual College Visit
Thursday, 10/15 | 11:35 A.M. - 12:05 P.M. | Naviance
End of First Quarter
Seniors - Deadline to Register to Paint Parking Spot
Varsity Football vs. Clearwater Academy International
Friday, 10/16 | 7:00 P.M. - 10:00 P.M. | Away
Saturday, 10/17 | 8:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M. | CMCP
If you receive notification that your child has had a close contact exposure with a confirmed positive COVID-19 case it is important that you adhere to the quarantine guidelines. Quarantine is used to keep someone who might have been exposed to COVID-19 away from other people.
Quarantine helps prevent spread of disease that can occur before a person knows they are sick or if they are infected with the virus without feeling symptoms. In accordance with the Florida Department of Health and the Center for Disease Control individuals who have been in close contact (as defined by less than 6 feet away for greater than 15 minutes with or without masks on) will be asked to be tested for coronavirus and remain home for 14 days from the day of last contact to the exposure.
This means the student should NOT attend in-person classes or go to work or socialize with classmates off-campus. The student should stay home, separate from others, monitor for symptoms, and follow directions from the health department.
Additionally, please email the test results to the Wellness Center Director at firstname.lastname@example.org. We appreciate your cooperation and continued support in this matter.