No School Monday – Staff Professional Development Day
from Jeff Calden
17 Minutes of Silence Event
Next Wednesday, March 14, SLVHS will hold a 17-minute event to honor the students who lost their lives in the recent school shooting in Florida.
Below is a message from our Superintendent Laurie Bruton about our event:
Following the tragic shooting in Parkland, Florida on February 14, students across the country have been speaking out regarding school safety and violence on school campuses. The SLVHS students and staff have been working together to create a positive and productive way for students to acknowledge the tragedy in Parkland and to build awareness of school safety.
Together, the SLVHS students staff will hold a “17 Minutes of Silence” event honor the students who have lost their lives to school violence. This seventeen-minute event will be adjacent to brunch and will be supervised by school staff. The event will include the names of students who have lost their lives and a moment of silence to remember and honor them. At lunch that day, the County will provide students the opportunity to register to vote for eighteen-year-olds, and pre-registration for sixteen and seventeen-year-olds.
We recognize that some students may choose not to participate in this event Those students will have the option to attend a staff-supervised study hall for those 17 minutes. It is our intention that all students feel safe and respected, no matter what they choose to do.
Building positive relationships with adults and other students, and creating inclusive, tolerant, respectful school learning environments is essential for all learners. Together we can make a positive difference and communicate the idea that never again should students lose friends and loved ones to violence at school.
Thank you for your consideration and support of staff and students in SLV.
Dr. Laurie Bruton
Schedule for the Week of March 12-16
|Monday||March 12||NO SCHOOL||No School – Staff Professional Development|
|Tuesday||March 13||O||Cougar Club Mtg – Rm E4 7:00 pm|
|Wednesday||March 14||E||17 Minutes of Silence Event – 10:00 am
Booster Club Mtg – HS Staff Rm 6:00 pm
|Thursday||March 15||O||Spring Rally – HS Gym 11:45 am|
|Friday||March 16||E||Progress Reports Mailed Home
HS Band Concert – 7:00 pm in the PAC
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, Vice President, and Treasurer 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.
The SLVHS Cast of Winds of Beyond Celebrates a successful run of quality performances
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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