from Jeff Calden
Student Homework Survey SLV Schools would like to gather information from our students about Homework.
SLVHS Students please click this link and take a few minutes to fill out this survey.
We will be using the results to help us move forward as a school and a district in the area of homework.
Senior Exit Portfolios Due Monday, April 16
Exit Portfolios for Seniors are due to mentors this Monday, April 16.
Reminder that the Senior Exit Portfolio is a graduation requirement and students who have not turned in their portfolios will not attend prom.
Second Grading Period of Semester Two Ends Friday, April 20
The second grading period of the second semester ends Friday, April 20.
Grades will be frozen on Tuesday the 24th and Eligibility declared on Wednesday the 25th.
Progress Reports will be mailed home on Monday the 30th.
Information on April 20th School Activities
Below is a message from Superintendent Laurie Bruton regarding School Activities for Friday, April 20.
It is important to note that these school activities will be the only school-sanctioned activities on that day.
While we respect our students’ right to speak out and to protest, we cannot sanction nor be part of any off-campus activity due to safety, supervision, and liability issues. Thank you.
Schedule for the Week of April 16-20
|Monday||April 16||ERA||Early Release – Dismissal at 2:01 pm
Senior Exit Portfolios Due to Mentors
|Tuesday||April 17||O||Science State Testing Senior Econ Classes
Music Booster Meeting – 7:00 pm
|Wednesday||April 18||E||Science State Testing Senior Econ Classes|
|Friday||April 20||E||Progress Report Grading Period Ends|
Two SLV students Awarded the Rotary Youth Leadership Award
Congratulations to Kaylo Zubey and Julia Poetzinger for being recognized by the Rotary Club of San Lorenzo Valley with the Rotary Youth Leadership Award.
Both students will be able to attend the Rotary Youth Leadership Camp this summer where current sophomores and juniors from across the Bay Area will meet to learn about themselves and their peers to become better leaders for their schools, clubs, sports, and communities.
SLV High School Band Takes Manhattan!
The SLV High School Band spent three days in New York City this week, competing in a national band competition.
Here they are visiting the Lincoln Center and warming up for their competition at the Riverside Church.
SLV Surf Team takes Second Place in Santa Cruz Scholastic Surf League
Congratulations to the SLV Surf Team for finishing second in the SC Scholastic Surf League.
Here are a few pics of Apple Hart and Cade Martin-Hansen in action. Way to Go, Cougars!
Coming Soon to SLVHS: West Side Story
Shows run April 26 – May 6 at the SLVHS Performing Arts Center
Get your tickets NOW at: http://hs.slvusd.org/community/art-drama-boosters/
SLVHS will have a donation container at each performance of West Side Story.
The funds raised will be sent to a public school in Puerto Rico to support hurricane relief and rebuilding.
What Really Happens After SLVHS
Wed, April 25, 5:00 pm in the HS Multipurpose Room
Want to know what you can expect after high school?
A panel of students who recently graduated from SLVHS will share their experiences about going to college or working.
They will talk aboutwhy they made the choices they did. Bring questions that you want to ask them.
Recommended for seniors and juniors. Co-sponsored by the Cougar Club and ASB.
PIZZA AND POSSIBLE EXTRA CREDIT FROM PARTICIPATING TEACHERS WILL BE PROVIDED
Cougar Parents Club Service Award
The Cougar Club is pleased to sponsor The Volunteer Service Award for SLVHS graduating Seniors. The award is to recognize and reward students who provide volunteer services to the community at large, SLVUSD, and derive meaningful value from that service. We encourage seniors who have provided a significant amount of volunteer service to submit an application. At the discretion of the review committee, awards are typically awarded to multiple students. Applications can be found on the SLVHS Senior scholarship website:
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.
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:
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.
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