REMINDER – NO SCHOOL TOMORROW
from Jeff Calden
Semester Two is Underway
Assignments are being given. Assessments are being taken. Points are accumulating.
Don’t Get Behind! The majority of students who earn low grades on report cards spend most of their time try to dig out of a hole they put themselves in at the start of a semester. A good start is the first step toward success. Spend some time on this long weekend working on everything you have been assigned so far that you haven’t turned in yet. They say that just showing up is a big part of being successful. So is keeping up.
SLV High School College Night
All students and parents are welcome to attend SLVHS College night onJanuary 31st at 6:30 pm in the HS MPR (Multipurpose Room). This informational meeting features the discussion and questions on the following topics, presented by our teachers and representatives from UC and State Universities, as well as Community Colleges.
- Advanced Placement Courses: Our panel of SLV AP teachers discuss the benefits of AP courses, including how they will save time and money.
- Key areas addressed include preparation, expectations, grades and testing for college credit.
- How do I prepare for College? Representatives from our local University of CA, CA State University and CA Community College will be on hand.
- Their presentations will cover the differences between a 2-year and a 4-year public institution, the admission requirements, academic programs and college life.
SLVHS Club Day is next Friday, February 2 at Lunch
Club forms are now available with Jeannette in the Counseling Office!
The deadline to turn in all club forms are on Wednesday, January 31. Club Day will be February 2. See you there! A list of current clubs is below:
|Club||Club Advisor||Club Room||Meeting Day|
|Anime society||Eric Silva||H-204||Tuesdays during lunch (weekly)|
|Badminton Club||Coulson||Gym||Wednesdays at lunch(weekly)|
|Interact Club||Charlotte Achen||N/A||Tuesdays at lunch|
|Key Club||Aron Conger||H-102||Monday at lunch|
|Video Game Production||Mr. Henderson||J4||Friday|
|Collage Club||Randal Darr||Darr’s classroom||Wednesday at lunch (weekly)|
|Dessert Club||Aron Conger||H-102||The First Friday of the month|
|Chess Club||Mr. Henderson||J4||Wednesday or Friday|
|GSA||Kahl||G2||Thursdays at lunch|
|Music Workshop||Dan Lingenfelter||F1||Tuesdays, weekly|
|Poetry Club||Ms.Salido||Salido’s room||Thursdays at lunch|
|Gaming Gurus||Dave Poetzinger||I-104||Bi-weekly|
|Dance Club||Chris Coulson||Gym||Thursdays After school|
|Marine Life Matters||Rob Lahey||G5||Last Friday of each month (during lunch)|
|Ukulele Club||Dan Lingenfelter||F1||Every Monday afterschool|
|Lets Bring Change to Mind||Deborah Mitchell||Mr.Poetzingers Room||Tuesdays (weekly)|
|ROV Club||Mr.Henderson||J4||Every other Friday after school|
|World Leaders||Mr.Sanderson||G3||Every week on Wednesdays|
|NHS/CSF||Leslie Burns/ Jen Kelly||MPR||On announcement|
|SLV Astronomy Club||Martin Shafer||B1||2nd Tuesday of every month|
|Psychology Club||Deborah Mitchell||On campus- ASB/MPR||Weekly, likely Fridays|
|SLV Surf Team||Leslie Burns||E4||Thursdays|
|Cryptids & Conspiracies||Ms. McCabe||E1||Wednesdays|
Schedule for the Week of January 29 – February 2
|Monday||January 29||ERA||Early Release Day – Dismissal at 2:01 pm|
|Tuesday||January 30||O||Music Boosters Mtg – 7:00 pm|
|Wednesday||January 31||E||College Night – 6:30 pm in the HS MPR|
|Friday||February 2||E||Club Day at Lunch|
February Cougar Club Sponsored Events – Mark your calendars!
- Feb. 5 – Freshman class college bus trip to UCSC
- Feb. 5-6 –Presentations on mental health awareness by the National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI) for sophomores in class
- Feb. 15 at 7 pm in the MPR – NAMI presentation for parents on teen mental health
- Feb. 26 – Sophomore class college bus trip to San Jose State
Race to Nowhere Follow-up
Thank you students and parents for attending the ‘Race to Nowhere’ film.
A Few Stress Survey Results: For the full results from the survey click here. Thank you to all who participated.
- 59% of students reported a high to extreme level of schoolwork stress and 38% have a high to extreme level of social stress.
- 49% feel like they can never or almost never control their stress; 27% feel like they can some of the time.
- 39% of students report getting 7-8 hours of sleep a night, 52% are getting 5 to 6 hours or less. 60% feel like they almost never get enough sleep.
This spring, the Cougar Club is working with the Counseling Department on ways to help our students handle their stress.
Race to Nowhere Stress Relief Tips for Parents:
- Discuss what success means to your family.
- Reduce performance pressure.
- Avoid overscheduling.
- Allow time for play, family, downtime, and sleep.
- Focus on the “right fit” for college, rather than the “best” college.
- Attend school board meetings where education policies are discussed.
The Cougar Club would value your involvement and comments on our programs. Please contact Karen Holl, email@example.com
We Need Senior Parent Volunteers for Bite of Reality Financial Literacy Event at SLVHS
As we start off the Spring Semester, we are in preparation for an exciting event here at SLVHS for your Senior!
On Thursday, February 8th and Friday, February 9th, Bite of Reality will be happening. This is a hands-on financial simulator that teaches students about managing a budget, writing a check, credit cards and more to help prepare them for adult life.
In order to make this happen, we need parent volunteers for the event. Every Senior will be going through this experience and you will receive the training for your role. Each parent will be in charge of a station that students go to as they work through their budget and because of this, we need quite a few volunteers!
This event cannot happen without the volunteers! To Sign up, Click here, there are half-day and full day shifts available/ and if you can volunteer for more than one day, this would be great.
Class attendance is an essential part of the educational process at San Lorenzo Valley High School. A student who is absent from class misses a significant portion of academic discussion and personal interaction with other students and the teacher. Illnesses are unavoidable, but appointments, vacations and day trips during school should be avoided. As the first semester ends and we start fresh with semester two, please take a look at school attendance policies that need to be followed. Thanks.
California Education Code recognizes only the following reasons as excused absences: personal illness; religious holidays; medical or dental services; serious family emergencies; and/or school suspension. All other absences will be recorded as unexcused.
To clear an absence, call the Attendance Line at 335-3646
Please leave the following information when you call:
- First and last name of the student
- Date and period of the absence(s)
- The specific reason for the absence
- Phone number where the parent can be reached
Failure to clear absences will result in consequences including detention, loss of privileges (dances, sports contests) and possible truancy actions.
Read here to learn about California’s new accountability system:
The California School Dashboard (http://www.caschooldashboard.org) is an online tool designed to help communities across the state access information about K–12 schools and districts. The Dashboard features reports on multiple measures of school success. Instead of looking at a single measure (test scores), the Dashboard looks at multiple measures to evaluate a district’s and a school’s performance. The Dashboard also is based on an improvement model, looking for districts and schools to make improvements, rather than simply comparing them to other districts and schools.
Teacher Support for Students After School and Lunch
The Departments at SLVHS offer After School and Lunchtime support to students who are struggling and/or need to makeup work.
Teachers will assign students to get support for success. Students may also ask their teachers to come to get help.
Please help us to support your child’s academic success by having them attend when assigned.
The link to the schedule is below:
SLV Foundation for Education is Raising Money for our Schools
San Lorenzo Valley Foundation for Education is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization. We provide an easy way to support a broad or specific tax deductible donation to the SLV schools and clubs, including Charter and Homeschool groups. One can donate directly to any of the groups listed below, without needing to buy or sell products. For more information or to donate, please visit slvfoundation.org
*High School Cougar Club *Drama Boosters *Music Boosters *High School Stadium Lights
This is a reminder that San Lorenzo Valley Unified School District policy, as set by the Board of Trustees, declares that we are a fragrant-neutral district. As we begin to have our drama performances and other site-based activities and meetings, please take care to follow the policies below for the sake of the students and members of our community who are highly allergic to fragrances and scents.
The SLVUSD Board of Trustees adopted a California School Board Association policy to make all district classrooms and offices fragrant neutral. SLVHS has parents, students, and community members with respiratory issues who can have negative reactions to fragrances. Please take care to follow the policy while on campus.
Staff and students shall refrain from bringing furred or feathered animals, stuffed toys that may collect dust mites, scented candles, incense or air fresheners and from using perfume or cologne, scented hair spray, nail polish or nail polish remover that are not fragrance-free in classrooms or other enclosed areas or buildings.
Below are some helpful links and contact information for SLV High School students and parents:
SAN LORENZO VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL
Phone: (831) 335-4425
Fax: (831) 335-1531
Attendance Line: (831) 335-3646
Congratulations to our SLV High School Student of the Week