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Welcome!

  Welcome to the Byron High School Counseling Office web site!  Byron High School is located southwest of Flint, Michigan and serves approximately 400 students in grades 9 - 12.

I am Malinda Smith.  I have been working at Byron High School since August 1995.  I have a Master of Arts in Counseling from Central Michigan University.  I also received my teaching certificate from Michigan State University and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, as well as a minor in Business Administration, from Oakland University.

This is a site in progress, so some pages are not available yet.  Please bear with me as I add helpful information to my site.  I hope that your visit here will give you the answers that you are looking for.  If not, please call me at (810) 266-4620 or e-mail me at smith@byron.k12.mi.us  You can also add me as a friend on Facebook at www.facebook.com/malinda.smithcounselor and get quick updates and/or ask questions there.

Confidentiality

Confidentiality means that the privacy of information that students share with the school belongs to the student.  Students may share information with others as they wish, but the school understands that students have a right to privacy.  We will guard that privacy as much as is permitted by the law, ethics, and school rules.  We recognize the legal rights and responsibilities of parents in doing what is in the best interest of their children.  If students ask that information be shared with others, the student and their parents will be asked to sign a release form.  We will send only information you request unless mandated by law or ethics.  You should know there are exceptions where we are obligated to break confidentiality, including potential harm to the student or someone else, state laws that mandate reporting of child abuse, or a court of law that requires testimony or student records.  Counselors occasionally consult with other school professionals, but in such cases only information necessary to achieving the goals of the conference will be shared.  In addition, counselors may keep informal notes regarding conferences, notes that are stored in a secure, locked drawer and treated confidentially.  If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Smith, the high school counselor.

After School Credit Recovery

After school credit recovery will begin on Tuesday, September 19 and will run Tuesdays & Thursdays from 3 - 4 pm.  Students can participate in credit recovery in order to make up credits for classes that have been failed and need to be repeated for graduation.  The cost is $100 per class; if the student receives free/reduced lunch, the cost is $25 (please complete the "lunch" form below if this applies to you). 

Cr Recovery

(Click here for an application to release free/reduced lunch info to get the reduced rate  lunch

 

Powerschool Parent Portal

 

The Parent Portal now has a way in which parents can create an account that accesses all of their children with one User Name and Password.  If you still need assistance, send an email to me at smith@byron.k12.mi.us and I will set up an account for you using that email address.  Let me know if you are having any problems.

 

Electronic Transcript Request

 

For students Class of 2011 and after:  As part of the State of Michigan e-transcript initiative, when students apply to colleges and universities online, they need to go www.parchment.com and register to have their transcripts sent electronically.  When you register, Mrs. Smith gets an email alert that a request has been made; then your transcript can be uploaded electronically by the high school.  This is an excellent way to keep track of where students have applied, whether those transcripts have been uploaded (and when), and whether the college has received it.  This also saves time for the college admissions office because they don't have to have someone enter it electronically after it is sent via snail-mail.  If you have any questions, contact Mrs. Smith.

*** Beginning 7/15/15, all alumni (graduates as of 8/1 each year) will now be charged $3.25 by Parchment to process electronic transcripts ***

 

For students Class of 2010 and earlier:  You need to complete the Transcript Request form (found in the left column) and either bring it to the high school office or fax it to 810-266-5010.

 

 

* NOTE *  If you use a paper application, you still need to submit that application to Mrs. Smith so that it can be mailed with your transcript.

 

Hosting an International Exchange Student

 

If you are interested in opening your home to an international exchange student, please fill out the below application and return it to Mrs. Smith, the high school counselor.  If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Hegenauer or Mrs. Smith.

Host Family

 

Upcoming Visits/Conferences/Info

 

The Class of 2018 will be visiting Oakland University on October 4 to kick off College Application Month.  On October 17, Byron will be hosting a financial aid workshop to assist parents and students with the completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

 

Remind Alerts

 

You can sign up for important updates from Mrs. Smith using the below codes.  If you already have the Remind app on your phone, you should be able to simply add a "class".  There are 3 ways to get notifications if you don't already have the app:

  1. If you have a smartphone, get push notifications by opening your web browser and going to the following link:  rmd.at/xxx (where xxx is one of the below class codes).  Follow the instructions to sign up for Remind.  You'll be prompted to download the mobile app.

  2. If you don't have a smartphone, get text notifications by texting one of the below codes to the number 81010 (or 810-535-7278 if that doesn't work).

  3. If you don't have a mobile phone, go to rmd.at/xxx (where xxx is one of the below class codes) on a desktop computer to sign up for email notifications.

Class Codes...

  • Class of 2018 is:  @mibhs2018

  • Class of 2019 is:  @mibhs2019

  • Class of 2020 is:  @mibhs2020

  • 5th year Early College students:  @bhs5thyear

  • 11th and 12th grade Early College students:  @bhs1112ec

 

Byron Area High School

312 W. Maple
Byron, MI 48418

Call me at: (810) 266-4620 x313

 

This page was last edited on 09/18/2017 by Mrs. Smith