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Laura Poland LSSP



Licensed Specialist in School Psychology (LSSP)

Kenyetta Jenkins Counselor




Resources for Help

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In an effort to create the safest possible environment for all students, Cayuga ISD has partnered with CrisisGo to create an online bullying report system available to all students through the CrisisGo App, Safe2SpeakUP, or the online link located below. Students who witness bullying, cyberbullying or students who are the victim of bullying may choose to report any helpful information to the campus administration through the use of either of these resources. All information may be submitted anonymously if the student chooses to do so. It is the goal of Cayuga ISD to maintain a positive, caring environment that is free from any form of bullying and cyberbullying. Reporting of any incidents will help the campus administration and staff stay aware of potential problems and react accordingly.

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If you’re thinking about suicide, are worried about a friend or loved one, or would like emotional support, the Lifeline network is available 24/7 across the United States.

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An imersive list for help during Covid 19 with links to websites, books, and videos to help children and families.

Resources for Literacy and Dyslexia 

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Dyslexia is a learning disorder that involves difficulty reading due to problems identifying speech sounds and learning how they relate to letters and words (decoding). Also called a reading disability, dyslexia is a result of individual differences in areas of the brain that process language. Dyslexia is not due to problems with intelligence, hearing or vision. Most children with dyslexia can succeed in school with tutoring or a specialized education program. Emotional support also plays an important role. Though there's no cure for dyslexia, early assessment and intervention result in the best outcome. Sometimes dyslexia goes undiagnosed for years and isn't recognized until adulthood, but it's never too late to seek help.

Talking Book Program

Talking Book Program

Students determined, on the basis of dyslexia screening or reading instrument results to have dyslexia or a related disorder, or to be at risk for dyslexia or other reading difficulties, have access to the Talking Book Program (TBP) maintained by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission. The TBP allows students with reading disabilities to borrow audiobooks free of charge. Over 100,000 titles are available, including hundreds of titles in Spanish. Use the link below to open the TBP site

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Reading by Design: An Individualized Literacy Intervention is a systematic, multisensory approach aligned with research-based practices for developing literacy. This intervention follows an intensive, explicit, and cumulative design for remediation of reading and writing skills at all grade levels. This comprehensive program addresses the following components: phonological awareness, sound-symbol association, six syllable types, written spelling patterns, morphology, syntax, reading fluency, and comprehension. Progress monitoring and review lessons are embedded throughout the program to inform student progress and promote reading and writing automaticity. Reading by Design may be used with students in kindergarten through grade 12 in a small, homogeneous group setting. (Teacher training required.)

Resources for College and Scholarships

Information Regarding Testing


What is the PSAT? The PSAT (Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test) is a standardized test administered by the College Board and is now digital. It prepares you for the SAT and serves as your entrance exam for the prestigious National Merit Scholarships. PSAT 8/9 The PSAT 8/9 is for 8th and 9th graders and lasts 2 hours and 25 minutes. It covers Reading and Writing (55 min, 42 questions), Writing & Language (30 min, 40 questions), and Math (60 min, 38 questions). Schools can offer this year’s test during several windows from September to April. PSAT 10 The PSAT 10 is for sophomores and is slightly longer at 2 hours and 45 minutes. The Reading section (60 min, 47 questions), Writing & Language (35 min, 44 questions), and Math sections (70 min, 48 questions) are the same as those in the actual PSAT/NMSQT test. The new digital PSAT/NMSQT takes 2 hours and 14 minutes. The test has two sections: Reading and Writing (64 minutes, 54 questions), and Math (70 minutes, 44 questions). The Reading and Writing section is divided into two modules with questions covering four categories: Craft and Structure, Information and Ideas, Standard English Conventions, and Expression of Ideas. Math questions include four areas of content: Algebra, Advanced Math, Problem-Solving and Data Analysis, and Geometry and Trigonometry. Some questions require a calculator, while other questions are better solved without a calculator. The PSAT/NMSQT is the qualifying test for junior students to enter the National Merit Scholarship competition. To win, students must take the PSAT/NMSQT in the fall of Junior year. For 2023, students can take the PSAT/NMSQT on a date (determined by the school) between October 2 and 31.

Home-Schooled Student Testing Information Under Texas state law, homeschooled students are allowed the same access to PSAT testing as public school students, and must be charged the same testing fee as district students. According to the Texas Education Code, Section 29.916: Sec. 29.916. HOME-SCHOOLED STUDENT MERIT SCHOLARSHIP AND ADVANCED PLACEMENT TESTING. (a) In this section: (1) "Home-schooled student" means a student who predominantly receives instruction in a general elementary or secondary education program that is provided by the parent, or a person standing in parental authority, in or through the child's home. (2) "PSAT/NMSQT" means the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test sponsored by the College Board and Educational Testing Service and the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. (b) A school district shall permit a home-schooled student entitled under Section 25.001 to attend public school in the district to participate in an administration of the PSAT/NMSQT or a college advanced placement test offered by the district. A school district shall require a home-schooled student to pay the same fee to participate in a test under this subsection that a student enrolled in the district is required to pay. Please contact Kenyetta Jenkins for more information. or 903-928-2965

PSAT Testing Date:
For 8th Grade

Seniors (Sign up Only) 

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The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) is a multiple-aptitude battery that measures developed abilities and helps predict future academic and occupational success in the military. It is administered annually to more than one million military applicants, high school, and post-secondary students.

ASVAB Testing Date:
For Juniors

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If college is part of your child’s future, we’ve got a plan to help save for it. The Texas Tuition Promise Fund® allows you to lock in current undergraduate tuition rates and schoolwide required fees at Texas public colleges and universities, excluding medical and dental institutions. Tuition units purchased in the plan may be used for all or a portion of these costs, and our flexible payment options fit almost any budget. It’s easy to open a Texas Tuition Promise Fund account. And, the sooner you start, the more affordable a college education could be. Texans may enroll in the plan at any time between Sept. 1 and Feb. 28 (Feb. 29 in leap years). Enrollment for children younger than 1 year of age extends through July 31.

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Federal Student Aid, a part of the U.S. Department of Education, is the largest provider of student financial aid in the nation. At the office of Federal Student Aid, our more than 1,400 employees help make college education possible for more than 10 million students each year. Federal Student Aid is responsible for managing the student financial assistance programs authorized under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965. These programs provide grant, work-study, and loan funds to students attending college or career school.

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A college education is one of the most important investments you will ever make. By managing how you pay for school and what you spend money on, you can worry less about debt and more about your career after graduation. Receiving a scholarship — or multiple scholarships — can significantly reduce your tuition and other college expenses. Scholarships are available in various forms and dollar amounts. Many students receive partial scholarships from different sources.

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College-bound student-athletes preparing to enroll in a Division I or II school need to register with the NCAA Eligibility Center to ensure they have met amateurism standards and are academically prepared for college coursework. International college-bound student-athletes planning to enroll at a Division III school must also receive an amateurism-only certification from the Eligibility Center. All perspective student athletes must register with the eligibility center in grade 11. SAT and ACT scores must be sent directly from the testing agencies - use code "9999". Go to the NCAA website to register as a prospective student athlete.

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ApplyTexas is a centralized web portal for prospective students from Texas and other states to apply for admission to Texas higher education institutions. The purpose of the program is to allow students to complete one application and submit it to multiple institutions of higher education.

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The Common Application (Common App) is a single college application you can use to apply to many public and private colleges and universities. Each year, more than a million students use the Common App. The Common App is an easy option to compile all of your personal information, transcript, essays, recommendation letters, and more to submit to colleges, especially compared to filling out individual applications for each college or university. Common App Colleges Over 1,000 colleges and universities in the United States and worldwide accept the Common App. Even highly-selective colleges accept the Common App, including all eight Ivy League colleges. To find potential colleges or see if the university you’re interested in accepts the Common App, visit the Common App’s website to easily search or filter.

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