Seniors - Stay Updated

Dear Seniors,

This is supposed to be your year. The year that you have been waiting for since you first stepped on campus wearing a Saint Mary's polo. But it was taken away from you because of the coronavirus pandemic. You have every right to be upset. I know many of you would like to know what we are planning to do. At this point, it is somewhat premature to make any final decisions until we know more. We want to leave the doors open to any possibility, and we are working behind the scenes to assure that your graduation and other traditional senior celebrations will be memorable and special.
  • If Prom is postponed - Mrs. Howze will be working with Brookside Country Club to secure another date.
  • Senior Brunch - we are hoping to coordinate with the senior moderators and parents a date to be determined once we return to campus.
  • Senior awards ceremony - this will be looped into the graduation ceremony.
  • Baccalaureate - we will coordinate a date with Presentation parish.
  • Graduation - we will be working with UOP to try and secure a date, even if we go into June, to hold our graduation ceremony. At practice you will receive your cap and gown. After Easter, I will be calling all seniors via your parent or guardian's cell phone so you can walk me through the pronunciation of your first, middle and last name.
Saint Mary's High School has many traditions and celebrating your senior year is of the utmost importance. We all want what is best for you and will do what we can to make this happen. Please remember that we are as eager to have this information and decisions made, just as much as you are.

On behalf of myself and Mr. Brusa, our dedicated administration, faculty and staff, I want to say that we are so proud of our graduating seniors. You are a class who will be known for your generous spirit, adaptability and resilience. In the words of St. Francis de Sales, "Nothing is so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as real strength." Go RAMS and thank you to the Class of 2020!

In Mary's grace,

Kathy Smith
Ram College Showcase on Social Media
We would love to showcase our Rams and their college commitments. Please send in a highresolution picture of your graduate wearing their college shirt to Mrs. Delucchi at
If using your iPhone, please set on portrait. The social media campaign will run all summer long. Include your graduate's name, college,  major/minor, and permission for Saint Mary's High School to share.
College Info:
Please make a point of reviewing this website thoroughly and researching the schools that you are seriously considering. Many have updated communication procedures, opportunities for visits, provided important deadline (housing, enrollment, etc.) changes, and more! 
UC Information:
For the most current information on upcoming virtual and online programs and events for admitted students, as well as campus updates, please contact individual campuses. The contact list below includes links to websites for admitted student virtual events or the public website for admitted student virtual/online programs and services. Please keep in mind that information for these sites will be updated throughout the coming weeks. 

UC Berkeley: Admission Office | Admitted Student websiteCounselor Information
UC Davis: Admission Office | Freshman Decision Day | Transfer Decision Day | Virtual Tour
UC Irvine: Admission Office | Celebrate UCI Day | Virtual Tour
UC Los Angeles: Admission Office | Bruin Bound | Virtual Tours
UC Merced: Admission Office | Webinars and Videos | Virtual Tours
UC Riverside: Admission Office | Highlander Day | Virtual Tours
UC San Diego: Admission Office | Triton Day | Transfer Triton DayVirtual Tour
UC Santa Barbara: Admission Office | Webinars and Online Events | Virtual Tour
UC Santa Cruz: Admission Office | Admitted Student website | Virtual Tour
College Financial Aid Update:
Colleges understand that students and their families may be financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic now or in the coming months. Students and families who believe that their situation requires a re-evaluation of their financial aid should be advised to:
1.  Utilize the campus financial aid calculators to determine if the change in their finances would affect the amount of financial aid they are eligible to receive.
2.  If the calculator shows a change in financial aid eligibility they should contact the campus(es) that they have been admitted to for available appeal processes.
3.   Contact information, including the best way to reach the financial aid office during remote operations, is available through the student's portal or on the financial aid website. Follow-up to students will be handled by email responses, or telephone calls or virtual meetings as needed.
Please be aware that such evaluations of financial aid are likely to occur later this summer, are considered on a case by case basis, and that process requirements can vary from campus to campus.
Scholarship Info:
Seniors, the Central California School of Italian Language and Culture is offering (2) $1,000 scholarships to seniors who are taking or have taken Italian classes. The deadline to apply is April 25th. For more information and to apply click on the following link: