from Jeff Calden
Progress Reports have been POSTPONED. We are having issues with Powerschool and are unable to do what we need to do to check eligibility at this point. We are working with Powerschool to get a fix and hope to have it by the end of today. Therefore the new timeline is as follows:
Monday, March 5: Declare Eligibility
Thursday, March 8: Mail out Progress Reports.
As of now, we are still basing eligibility on a student’s Semester One Report Card. If a student was ineligible on that report card, but has regained eligibility as of last Friday, we will allow those students to participate, as it is not their fault that Powerschool is not working correctly.
Thanks for your patience as we deal with “technical difficulties.”
Sex Education for SLVHS Freshmen Begins this Tuesday, March 6
We are pleased to inform you that your child will have the opportunity to participate in the Teen Talk High School course in their Physical Education class beginning on Tuesday, March 6, 2018. Teen Talk High School is a comprehensive sexuality education program developed by trained professionals at Health Connected (www.health-connected.org)
Teen Talk High School is a comprehensive sexuality education course, designed to provide an open forum for teenagers to ask questions and get medically-based, unbiased, and accurate information. Teen Talk High School complies with California Education Codes 51930-51939 (California Healthy Youth Act of 2015) and meets the California Health Education Content Standards under “Growth, Development and Sexual Health.”
A pre/post-assessment will be administered at the beginning and end of the course. The assessment covers sexual health knowledge that will be covered during the course as well as questions about student comfort and confidence in communicating about sexual health topics with peers, partners, and trusted adults. You can examine instructional materials, including assessments, at the school office. If you have questions, please see your child’s teacher or principal. State law allows you to remove your student from any portion of a comprehensive sexual health education course.
If you do not want your student to participate in this sexual health course, please give a note to your student’s Physical Education teacher by Friday, March 2, 2018. Or you can call the HS Office at 335-4425 by 4:00 pm on Monday, March 5. The goal of a comprehensive sexual health education program is to help students learn the facts and to make good decisions now, and later in life.
SLVHS Student Production of Winds of Beyond this weekend!
Cougar Club Movie Night: Screenagers – March 7
The SLVHS Cougar Club and SLV Charter School will be showing “Screenagers: Growing up in the Digital Age” on March 7 at 7:00 pm in the PAC. Movie (68 min.) will be followed by short discussion. Tickets can be purchased at the door or online here. Suggested contribution $5-10 per person. Students will see the classroom version on Monday, March 5 during school.
Movie Synopsis: Are you watching kids scroll through life, with their rapid-fire thumbs and a six-second attention span? Physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston saw that with her own kids and learned that the average kid spends 6.5 hours a day looking at screens. She wondered about the impact of all this time and about the friction occurring in homes and schools around negotiating screen time—friction she knew all too well. Through poignant, and unexpectedly funny stories, along with surprising insights from authors, psychologists, and brain scientists, SCREENAGERS reveals how tech time impacts kids’ development and offers solutions on how adults can empower kids to best navigate the digital world and find balance.
Movie Trailer: https://www.screenagersmovie.com/trailer/
SLVHS Athletic Boosters are in need of a President and Vice President for the 2018-19 School Year
The SLVHS Athletic Boosters are seeking parents of SLVHS athletes to step up and volunteer for the vital roles of Booster President and Vice President for the next school year. Boosters a major reason why our families do not have pay for their children to play sports, as every other student at every other high school in Santa Cruz County must do. Other county high schools, charge $200 or more per sport or just to be able to be on the team. Without a President or Vice President to oversee Athletic Boosters and its fundraising, that could be us. If you are interested, please contact our current Booster President, Jennifer Kanter at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.
Schedule for the Week of March 5 – 9
|Monday||March 5||ERA||Early Release A Day – Dismissal at 2:01 pm
Screenagers movie- 1st Period Schoolwide
|Tuesday||March 6||O||Rotary Speech Contest 3:30 pm SLV PAC
|Wednesday||March 7||E||Screenagers Movie – 7:00 pm in PAC|
|Thursday||March 8||O||HS Band Concert – 7:00 pm in the PAC|
|Friday||March 9||E||Progress Reports Mailed Home
HS Band Concert – 7:00 pm in the PAC
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Information
The following resources are provided as information for our parent / guardian community on our District Website
Safe Spaces for Immigrant Families – English
Espacios Seguros Para Las Familias (Safe Spaces for Immigrant Families) – Spanish
Know Your Rights – English
Know Your Rights – Spanish
Know Your Rights at Home – English & Spanish
Know Your Rights at Work – English & Spanish
Where to Fill Out Forms – English
Where to Fill Out Forms – Spanish
Childcare Safety Plan – English & Spanish
Income Guidelines – English
Legal Aid at Work – English
Redadas En El Lugar De Trabajo (Legal Aid at Work) – Spanish
SLV Yearbook Sales: The SLVHS yearbook Sempervirens is currently on sale for $80 in Mr. Poetzinger’s room I-104. Send your student to purchase a book in Mr. Poetzinger’s classroom at brunch or lunch with check (made out to “San Lorenzo Valley High School”) or cash. You may also purchase a yearbook online at:
SLV Yearbook Senior Ads: The SLVHS yearbook Sempervirens is currently selling space in the yearbook for Senior parents to create senior dedication ads.
1/4 page ads = $50, 1/2 page ads = $80, Full page ads = $160. To design a Senior Ad, go to:
OR you may design an ad “scrapbook-style” by hand and send it in to Mr. Poetzinger’s room I-104 with a check made out to “San Lorenzo Valley High School.”
OR you may design an ad on your computer and e-mail it to Mr. Poetzinger at email@example.com
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.
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