From the Sophomore Counselor 4/17

Greetings Sophomores and Parents,
Hoping this email finds you well and the new schedule was helpful this week in terms of time spent on screen and school work. We are committed to making this work for our students and making sure that you are given the support and structure you need to continue learning from home. So just a few updates and reminders:
Monday Specials: These will continue for the rest of the school year. The goal is to minimize your screen time and give you plenty of time for homework in all your classes. Each week Ms. Hackett will have a wellness activity, Charlotte will have a financial literacy lesson and your counselors will have a college/career/academic enrichment activity. These activities are useful and focus on life skills and planning for your future. BUT they should also not be so time consuming that they keep you from homework and make up work. Mondays are a great day to catch up on all your classes. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.
Cabrillo classes this summer and fall: The class schedule has been released for summer and fall at Cabrillo. All summer classes will now be held online even if the description states otherwise. Check out this informational video I created to help you navigate Cabrillo's website if you are interested. First steps for signing up for a Cabrillo Summer or Fall class
This is my first attempt at creating a helpful video so consider yourself warned. I have also attached the dual enrollment form and recommended courses for high school students to this email.
Summer School updates: Still waiting on official roll outs from the county and our own district but I will be reaching out to students and parents that may need summer school to stay on track with high school credits. I am sending emails to many students (and their parents and teachers) who had a failing grade when we switched to online learning. Your teachers are working with us during this time to help you get your grades up to passing. This could help many of you avoid summer school this summer or in the future. Please use this opportunity wisely and give yourself some time off this summer.

Virtual College Fair
. It is never too early to start planning your future. Usually around this time of year SLVHS holds its own college fair, though for obvious reasons it was cancelled this spring. However, WACAC will be putting on a digital college fair, which is a great way to learn more about specific colleges and the college app process. Even though this is primarily for Juniors, some of you might be interested. For more information about the event and to register go here.
Please reach out if you need anything. Hope you are all doing well.
Take care. 
Leslie Burns
College, Career and Academic Counselor