From the Senior Counselor - May Day!

Happy May Day Seniors and families,
So it looks like May will look a lot like April in terms of sheltering in place and distance learning. Thank you to all of you for the sacrifices you are making. We are hopeful that we will soon be past the worst of this but school will look much the same for this last full month.
There's still a lot happening and good news coming your way about graduation.
Here's what's happening:
AP Tests: Start next week. Lots of info has been coming your way. I've reposted it below if you are frantically looking for it.
Cabrillo Running Start, May 7: Next week, Thursday, all Cabrillo bound students should have been assigned a time to register. You need to go into your Cabrillo account and actually register for all those classes you selected. If a class is full, you may have to come up with a backup plan and add another class or take a class at a different time. We'll have Cabrillo support all day long to help with the process.
Cabrillo Support: Claudia Hernandez is our assigned Cabrillo counselor. You should have gotten an email from her and I have included a copy of that email below. Her Zoom sessions are SO helpful. Only 2 more remain so be sure to sign up for a spot.
Tuesday, May 5 10:30AM
Wednesday, May 6, 10:30AM
Local Scholarships: Today is the last day for many of these scholarships. Don't miss out on a chance to get some additional financial support for school next year.
So all of us are challenged with how to do life and school well. I appreciate your honesty and willingness to reach out to us as each of you face your own unique personal challenges during this time. Many people have commented on how hard this is for the "seniors" of the world, whether high school or college. Your lives were already about to change and now there are all the losses of these last few months  and new considerations of your choices for the future. There's a lot to process so keep sharing and working through it and know that we are here to help. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help support you during this time.
Leslie Burns
College, Career and Academic Counselor


Hello future Seahawk,


Have you planned your courses for the Fall semester?  Do you have questions about your schedule?  Need help getting ready for registration? Cabrillo counselors and staff are available to help!


Online Sessions (via Zoom) will be held for San Lorenzo Valley High School seniors. You will meet with a Cabrillo College Counselor or staff member for help with selecting your Fall 2020 Cabrillo courses and planning your schedule. Click on the date you would like to attend below and fill out the linked meeting registration form.


Monday, Apr 27, 2020 11:30 AM

Tuesday,  Apr 28, 2020 11:00 AM

Wednesday, Apr 29, 2020 11:00 AM

Thursday, Apr 30, 2020 09:30 AM

Friday,  May 1, 2020 10:00 AM 

Tuesday, May 5, 2020 10:30 AM 

Wednesday,  May 6, 2020 10:30 AM


For questions/help contact Cabrillo Counselor, Claudia Hernandez at


To schedule an individual counseling appointment, email


Claudia Hernández



Cabrillo College

6500 Soquel Drive | Aptos, CA 95003

Office 831.479.6539 | Appointment 831.479.6274 | Fax 831.477.5423 |


New Advanced Placement (A.P.) Testing Updates for Students and Families

AP Testing begins May 11th and concludes on May 22nd.

How Do I Pay for the Tests?

SLV High School is now accepting payment for AP Exams. Students, you should log in to your College Board account, see how many tests you are taking and multiply that by $94. 

If you are part of the free/reduced lunch program, your cost is $53/test. 

Send a check made out to SLVHS, and put your (student's) first and last name in the memo line. Address the envelope to SLVHS Attn: Annina Hausmann. 

Payment is due to SLV High School by May 4th.

If your situation has changed and you and your family need financial support at this time, please contact Annina Hausmann at

AP Art Students: Your Digital Art Submissions are due on Monday, May 11th.  

Mrs. Thompson will then review them for you to make sure they are ready to be assessed.

AP Computer Science Students: Your Computer Performance Task must be turned into the AP Digital Portfolio by May 26th at 8:59 pm.

Exam Dates

* Exams will be given from May 11–22.

* Makeup test dates will be available for each subject from June 1–5.

* Students can take exams at home or in schools, if they reopen.

* Each subject's exam will be taken on the same day at the same time, worldwide.


Tips and Information for Students and Families

* Scores should come out July 15

* Open book: open book, open internet but tests are designed so that there is no way an answer can come from the internet

* Kids will practice uploading materials with teachers soon

* Tests were written with the knowledge that most students will not finish all questions. Just do your best. You can still pass even if you don't answer all questions.

* It's recommended that parents plan a place in the house for testing. Other family members should not take the bandwidth. All distractions should be thought about ahead of time (siblings)

* Tests won't be harder or easier than any other year.

* They have sophisticated ways of finding cheaters. If it's proven that you tried to cheat, you are reported to college admissions people everywhere.


Advanced Placement Test Schedules
  9:00 AM 11:00 AM 1:00 PM
Mon, May 11     AP Government and Politics
Tue, May 12   AP Calculus  
Wed, May 13   AP English   
Thu, May 14     AP Physics 
Fri, May 15   AP U.S. History (APUSH)  
Mon, May 18   AP Biology AP Environmental Science (APES)
Tue, May 19      
Wed, May 20   AP Language and Composition (APLAC)  
Thu, May 21 AP French    
Fri, May 22   AP Statistics AP Spanish