Monday, March 26 is NOT an Early Release A Day
It is an E Day – We have a backwards week due to the Talent Show next Friday, March 30
from Jeff Calden
Backwards Week Next Week – No Early Release – Talent Show on Friday
Next week has No Early Release. The Schedule is E-O-E-O-A. This is due to the Talent Show on Friday.
All students will attend the Talent Show during one of their periods on Friday.
Freshmen will attend during their PE class.Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors will attend during their Social Studies class.
Lockdown Drill Next Week
Next week, the Tri-Campus will hold a Lockdown Drill to practice what students would do if we had to lock down when students were outside.
We will run this drill as a General Lockdown, not a Code Red. A General Lockdown means potential danger in the area, but not imminent or on campus. A Code Red Lockdown means confirmed danger on campus. In a General Lockdown, the goal is to get everyone we can inside a classroom, lock the doors, pull the shades, and then take roll. As students will be coming from outside teachers will take roll by marking their room number by the names of the students who ended up in their room on a shared Google Drive so that the office can track where everyone is located. This should take about 10-15 minutes. At that point we will lift the lockdown, ring the bell and have the students go to their next class, where students and teachers will debrief the drill.
We are not announcing the specific time and date of the lockdown, as after discussions with the District Office and Law Enforcement, there is no reason for us to advertise when we doing this, and a few good reasons not to do so. Students will find out the period before, when teachers read to them the announcement below:
Today during break we will be practicing a general lockdown. No one may go to Castelli’s at break. The fake scenario for this tri-campus lockdown is that two mountain lions have been spotted roaming up by the middle school soccer field and Fall Creek. During break you will hear 3 short bells followed by an announcement from the office. The three bells and the announcement are the signal that the lockdown is starting and you are to go into a classroom as quickly as possible.
If you cannot get into a classroom, you will simulate leaving campus by going to one of two places: the oak trees in front of the PAC or the JV softball field. There will be school staff at both of those places to meet you. Do not leave campus. In a real lockdown you might have to leave campus if you cannot get into a classroom, but today you are expected to go to one of the two designated places. Oak trees by PAC or JV Softball field.
4th period will begin at the end of this drill. You will have time to debrief the lockdown and fill out a Google Form when you first go back to 4th period. This will be a good opportunity for all of us to practice important procedures and see how we can improve.
Message and a Survey from the Superintendent
Each year I share information with parent groups at each school site regarding the instructional program in SLVUSD. This is an opportunity for parents, to review the district priorities and action plans and provide feedback to the district.
The LCAP survey is one way that the district gathers input from staff and parents. Please take a minute to take the LCAP survey and add your thoughts and comments. Your opinion matters, and services and programs for students are added each year based on many of your responses. We will be reviewing the information from the surveys on April 10, 2018 to write our final LCAP plan and budget for 2018-2019.
Thank you for your support for the SLVUSD staff and students. -Laurie Bruton
Here is the link for the PARENT LCAP survey.
Schedule for the Week of March 26 – 30
|Monday||March 26||E||E Day – No Early Release – Dismissal at 2:49 pm|
|Tuesday||March 27||O||Music Booster Mtg 7:00 pm|
|Friday||March 30||A||Talent Show in PAC – All day in Social Studies / PE classes|
SLVHS Photo of the Week
SLVHS College and Career Fair – Thursday, March 23, 2018 – Thanks, Charlotte!
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:
State CAASPP Testing Begins Monday, April 9
SLVHS will begin this year’s State Testing when we return from Spring Break on April 9.
In High School, ONLY JUNIORS take the statewide tests in Math and Language Arts. This year, SENIORS will pilot a one-day State Test in Science.
Mr. Calden is visiting Junior Language Arts classes this week to discuss and explain the testing process with the students.
If you have any questions regarding testing, please call the High School Administration Office at 335-4425.
SLVHS Summer School Registration
SUMMER SCHOOL 2018 REGISTRATION INFORMATION
San Lorenzo Valley High School – June 19 – July 18, 2018
8:00 am – Noon. Monday- Thursday (No school on July 4 and July 5)
It’s time to start looking at summer school possibilities. Information below and flier and application attached.
- The summer school/credit recovery program is available to eligible students who need to recover credits towards graduation or to stay on track for UC/CSU eligibility.
- Priority will be given to students who have failed a previous course with an “F” or “D” grade.
- Please see your student’s guidance counselor for additional information about the summer credit recovery program.
- The deadline for submitting registration requests will be Friday, May 20 to your counselor.
- Credit Recovery classes are not open to out of district students or incoming 9th grade students.
- PE Course 1 (one semester) is available to eligible 8th graders.
- Each class is worth 5 semester credits. 4 weeks = 1 semester course.
The following courses will be offered in the Credit Recovery program this summer:
- Math 1: Topics will include linear equations, one and two variables, graphing techniques for linear equations, systems of linear equations, exponential functions and graphing, geometry transformations. (May count for either semester 1 or 2)
- Math 2: Topics will include triangle congruence and similarity, trigonometry, surface area and volume, and quadratic equations. May count for semester 1 or 2
- Biology: Topics may include ecology, basic chemistry, cell structure, genetics, evolution and plant/animal anatomy and physiology. (May count for semester 1 or 2)
- On-line Credit Recovery (On-line curriculum–*Counselor will work with student in selecting course)
The following courses will be offered to students who qualify under specific conditions:
- PE Course 1 or 2 (Semester 1 or 2): Topics will include setting health and fitness goals, individual and team sports, cross fit and weight training. (Students qualify if they earned an “F” and must recover the credits for one semester in either PE Course 1 or 2. Students who are enrolled in AVID 9 or 10, or in EL / Reading Support, Directed Studies or one of the new Career Pathways programs may take this summer PE course. Incoming 9th grade students are eligible if space allows.
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 email@example.com. Thank you.
When you Shop at New Leaf Support SLVHS
When you are shopping at New Leaf Markets in Felton and Boulder Creek, they will support SLVHS if you pay with a gift card. You can purchase a gift card at the checkout counter and tell them you would like to support SLV High School (code #701). New Leaf Markets will donate 4% of your purchase on cards under $100 and 5% on gift cards of $100 or more. Once you have a card, you can easily add money to it. Your purchases help to support college prep, career, and educational enrichment programs.
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