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Parent Newsletter Sept

Parent Newsletter Sept

Peru State College Parent Newsletter Sept 18 Important Dates

Bobcat News Oct 4 CAB Casino Night 8pm
Oct 9 Study Skills Workshop
Welcome Message from Peru State
President Dr. Hanson Cats Bldg. 11 and 3:30
Oct 11 CAB Free Bowling Night
With the arrival of students and a buzz of activities, fall is the best time Oct 12 Home Volleyball 7pm
of year on our campus. We are pleased that your child is attending Peru Oct 15-16 Mid Term Break
State College and are working diligently to provide a personal and en- Oct 25 Home Volleyball 7pm
gaging educational experience for them. My wife and I will have the Oct 31 Freshmen Flapjacks
opportunity to host every College 101 course in our home this fall. We
look forward to getting to know all of the College’s new freshmen. Cats Bldg. 7:30-9:30 am
Please encourage your daughter or son to get to know the faculty and Nov 1 CAB Comedian 7pm
staff members. They are here to support your student’s educational Nov 3 Home Football 1pm
journey. As your student gets to know faculty and staff, they will be Nov 13-15 Register for Spring
more aware of the opportunities available on campus. Nov 21-23 Fall Break
At the same time, I invite you to be a part of the Peru State experience Dec 11-14 Finals
by attending events and visiting campus on occasion. I hope that I have Dec 14-Jan 6 Winter Break
the opportunity to meet you in person on one of your trips to our beau-
tiful and historic campus. 2018 HOMECOMING
October 5th
Peru State freshmen packed 31,104
meals for Omaha Against Hunger 3:30-4:30 Campus Tours
8pm Bonfire and Rally
Click here for more
October 6th

10am Parade
10:45-1:30pm Tailgate

2pm Football Game


Student Discussion Starter: Mapworks Important Links
Tutoring Resources
New students have recently been asked to complete a survey about their Choose Success
transition to Peru State College. The survey asked them to assess their
academic skills, adjustment to living conditions, their expectations for Counseling Services
the year, and many more items. Students are able to obtain a detailed re- Financial Aid
port of their results and you are encouraged to ask them about this.
Here are a few talking points for you when discussing this survey: Business Office
 Homesickness frequently emerges as a top concern for our stu- Campus Security

dents—and students nationwide—in this survey. Usually homesick- Student Life
ness goes away as the semester progresses. But if your student tells Residence Life
you they regret coming to college or feel an obligation to be at home,
suggest they speak with one of the counselors in the CATS building 2018/2019 Payment
on campus. Deadlines
 If your student is struggling in class, he or she should speak with the
instructor as soon as possible. The instructor will be able to suggest Fall
some strategies for success. Your student might also benefit from a
tutor and can ask about tutoring in the CATS building. Sept 4-Regular & Term 1
 Past survey results from students suggest that many do not plan to October 29-Term 2
study a sufficient amount of time or attend class regularly. It is very
important that students attend class and plan to spend about 2 hours Spring
outside of class for every hour they spend in class.
The College also uses Mapworks to obtain academic progress reports for Jan 21-Regular & Term 1
students. If your student is at risk for failing a course, they should have Mar 18-Term 2
been informed last week. The withdrawal deadline for full-semester
courses is Nov. 9, so they still have plenty of time to talk with their in- Summer
structor and improve their grade.
June 17
Parent/Guest Access to MyPSC
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 is a federal law Contact Philip Rogers
that protects the privacy of student education records and prohibits
schools from releasing student education records without the consent of [email protected]
eligible students. All students enrolled in institutions of higher education,
regardless of age, own their FERPA rights.
At PSC, it has been our practice NOT to release any information
(whether it be via phone, email or in-person) to someone other than the
student, without a signed FERPA release form from the student. New,
current or former students can grant access to another person (parent,
guardian, significant other, etc.) by completing Parent/Guest Access or
by completing a FERPA release form.

The new Parent/Guest Access through MyPSC will give a parent/guest
access to a student’s information online and in-person for the purpose of
viewing a student’s financial aid information, grades, and/or paying a
bill. The new system gives you additional options for secure parent/guest
access. A student is able to invite a parent/guest to access their infor-
mation, the parent/guest gets prompted to set up their credentials for acti-
vation and the student is then able to set each parent/guest access options
accordingly. Students may wish to add, edit or delete parent/guest access
also; all Parent/Guest Access can be controlled in MyPSC.
To set-up Parent/Guest Access, follow the tutorial at this link: https://

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