Upcoming COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics

The Rensselaer County Health Department will be hosting COVID-19 vaccine clinics this summer throughout the county. The vaccine is free and walk-ins are welcome. Clinics include: Onderdonk Park, East Greenbush, NY (Tuesday, August 10, 5-7 p.m., J&J); North Greenbush Town Hall, Wynantskill, NY (Sunday, August 22, 5-7 p.m., J&J); Stewart’s Shops, Nassau, NY (Tuesday, August 24, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Pfizer or J&J). You can also find a COVID-19 vaccine at https://www.vaccines.gov/search

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Guidance Program

Below are the highlights of our Guidance Curriculum by grade level. They follow the Comprehensive School Counseling Plan.


  • Orientation Program for Parents/Students (August)
  • Freshman Meet and Greet (October)
  • Annual Academic Program Reviews/ Scheduling (February-March)


  • 10th Grade Parent Night (October)
  • Career Interests Through Naviance (November)
  • Annual Academic Reviews/Scheduling (February-March)
  • ACT Practice Test (January during Regents Week)


  • PSAT Administration (October)
  • PSAT Results Interpretation (December)
  • Post High School Planning (December)
  • Junior Conferences: Post-Graduation Planning (January – June)
  • Post High School Planning Search (January)
  • Annual Reviews/Scheduling (February – March)
  • College Admissions Panel (March)
  • College Fair (May)
  • SAT Administration (May-June)


  • Individual Senior Conferences (September-November)
  • Post High School Planning Presentation (September)
  • College Caravan (September)
  • SAT Administration (October-November)
  • FAFSA Completion Workshop (November)
  • Alumni Day (January)


  • College Representative Visits (September-December)
  • Testing Administration (PSAT, AP, ACT, ASVAB)
  • College Information Night Program (October)
  • Career Fair
  • Military Advisement

Ongoing Guidance Activities Grades 6-12

  • Register and Orient New Students
  • Individual and Group Counseling
  • Crisis Counseling
  • Outside Referrals
  • Participation in Child Study Team/IST meetings
  • 504 Management/Coordination
  • Coordinate Parent-Teacher Conferences
  • Refer Students for Outside Counseling as Appropriate
  • Monitor Academic Performance of Students
  • Participate in School/District Activities and Committee Meetings
  • Maintain Accurate Student Records and Academic Transcripts
  • Participation in Open House and Evening Parent Conferences