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Published by Philip Rogers, 2019-11-25 14:04:14

Parent Newsletter Nov 2019

Parent Newsletter Nov 2019

Parent Newsletter November 2019

Preparing for Spring Semester Important Dates

If your student will be graduating in December, congratulations! For every- Dec 6 Last day of regular semester
one else, here are a few tips to help the spring semester get off to a Dec 10-13 Finals Week
smooth start. Registration for Spring 2020 courses began on Oct. 29. Stu- Jan 13 Classes Begin
dents should be registered soon so that they are able to get the courses Mar 9-13 Mid Term Break
they need for graduation. Before they can register, they must meet with April 13 No Classes
their advisor to plan their academic schedule. Students must also have May 4 Last day of classes
their account balances paid before they can register. It’s also a good idea May 5-8 Finals Week
to order textbooks for the coming semester so that your student has them
by the time classes begin. If your student does not have their books when
classes start, they should still attend the class. There may be temporary
options available to them. The link to the bookstore is below.

Fall Grades FAFSA Renewal

Grades for Fall classes will be available to your students during the second The 2020-2021 FAFSA (Free Applica-
week of December. Your student will receive a letter and email if they are tion for Federal Student Aid)
named to either of our academic honors lists. The President’s List includes launched October 1st. Have your
students with a 4.0 semester GPA and the Dean’s List includes those with a student renew the FAFSA online at
3.5-3.99 GPA. today. The 20/21
FAFSA requires 2018 tax in-
Students who are on academic probation or suspension receive letters and formation. Use the IRS Data Tool
emails from the College notifying them of their status. If your student is on Retrieval (IRS DRT) which transfers
probation, be sure they follow the steps outlined in the letter they receive. tax information directly into the
They are not removed from classes and are allowed to continue at the Col- FAFSA. This is the fastest, most ac-
lege. If a student is suspended, their registration for the upcoming semester curate way to input tax information
is cancelled. There is an appeal process if there are extenuating circum- into the FAFSA. Please contact the
stances regarding the student’s performance during the semester. Financial Aid Office if you have any
questions at 402-872-2228 or by
If your student does not receive the grades they had hoped for, there are email at [email protected]
several steps they can take to improve their performance in the spring se-
mester. Tutoring is available to all students and they can inquire at the front
desk of the CATS building for assistance. Students should also be in regular
communication with their professors and visit with them during their office
hours, which can be found in the course syllabus. Life Coaching is available
through the counseling staff and can provide useful resources to help with
time management, stress management and other useful skills.

Message from Residence Life Important Links

As your student returns to campus in January, please keep these things in Tutoring Resources
mind: Choose Success
 Students can return after 10:00am on Sunday, January 12th.
 No official check in is needed, but it would be a great idea for your student Counseling Services
Financial Aid
to let their RA know they have returned.
 If your student requested a move and will be changing rooms, they will Business Office
Campus Security
have information from Residence Life in their email on how to proceed.
 After the holidays, our students bring many new items back to the halls. Student Life
Residence Life
Please keep in mind our prohibited items (anything that could start a fire,
pets, etc). Also encourage your students to take their garbage to the
dumpsters after moving back in.
Coming back from a long period of time at home can be hard, so please check
in on your students periodically, especially as we get into February. We are
here to help, but a call from family can sometimes be most helpful! If you have
any questions regarding housing, please feel free to contact me at 402-872-
2246 or [email protected]

Basketball Schedule & Themes

Listed below are home games for the Peru State Basketball Teams. Student
Activities has come up with themes for all the games and is also putting on
activities during timeouts and halftime for students to win prizes. We encour-
aged everyone to come support the Bobcats and dress in the themes.

1/15 Varsity WBB vs Benedictine College 5:30pm White Out Theme Download the Bobcat
1/15 Varsity MBB vs Benedictine College 7:30pm White Out Theme Life App Today!
1/17 Reserve WBB vs Highland Community College 6:00pm Flannel Theme
1/23 Reserve WBB vs Central Community College 6:00pm Masquerade Theme
1/27 Varsity WBB vs Baker University 5:30pm Zombie Theme
1/27 Varsity MBB vs Baker University 7:30pm Zombie Theme
2/4 Reserve WBB vs Metro Community College 5:30pm Onsie Theme
2/7 Reserve WBB vs Graceland University 7:00pm Outer Space Theme
2/8 Varsity WBB vs Evangel University 2:00pm Chilli Feed & Vintage Theme
2/8 Varsity MBB vs Evangel University 4:00pm Chilli Feed & Vintage Theme
2/12 Varsity WBB vs Grandview University 5:30pm Pink Out Theme
2/12 Varsity MBB vs Grandview University 5:30pm Pink Out Theme

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