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Thursday, August 29, 2013

Start to Plan for Your Future with Family Connection

Welcome to Naviance Family Connection! 

Family Connection is a tool that will help you set goals, and plan for and achieve future success in life!  Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to discover:
  • who you are
  • explore careers
  • explore colleges
  • establish a game plan
  • build your resume
  • apply to colleges

Ready, Set, Log On!

This month all students in grades 7-12 should log on to Family Connection
  • Go to your campus website.
  • Click on the FAMILY CONNECTION link.
  • Enter your SBISD password provided by your school in the PASSWORD field.
  • Click the LOG IN button.
Once you log in, you will see the Family Connection home screen.  The home screen will automatically update you with what's new, and from there you will be able to see the tasks that have been assigned to your by your counselor(s).

ALL SENIORS: If you are a senior this year, in addition to logging on this month, you need to add colleges you will be applying to. The clock is ticking! Graduation will be here before you know it...are you ready for college or starting a career? Log on and kick start your plan today!

For High School SENIORS - How to Add Colleges:
  • Click on COLLEGES Tab
  • Add 3-5 colleges you plan to apply to
  • Click on ADD Colleges
  • Indicate you are applying via the COMMON APPLICATION by clicking on the PENCIL ICON under edit
  • Choose YES to confirm the COMMON APP
  • Click UPDATE APPLICATION (This will alert your guidance office to link the Common App to your Family Connection account.)
Each month we'll share reminders and advise on activities you can do to stay on track with your college and career planning in Family Connection.  Remember, the more you put into Family Connection the more you will benefit!

For more information, contact our Guidance and Counseling Department.  Or, visit the Naviance page on the SBISD website. 

Please note: All middle and high school campus websites have a link to your student's specific Family Connections portal.

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