Principal’s Message from Jeff Calden:
SLVHS Open House is next Tuesday, May 1st!
Our Open House will be next Tuesday, May 1st.
Please come and visit our classrooms, speak with our staff, tour the campus, and and enjoy at nice evening at SLVHS.
2018 Open House Schedule
5:30 pm In the Main Quad
Yearbooks for Sale – $80 – make check out to SLVHS
Visit Parent Groups, Community Groups, and School Club Tables
Aquaculture Facility behind Football Field Open Early
6:00-7:30 pm ALL CLASSROOMS OPEN
Art in the MPR
Ceramics in Rm E3
Drama in the PAC
College and Career Specialist in the Counseling Office
Social and Emotional Counselor in the Counseling Office
PE in the Gym
Schedule for the Week of April 23 – 27
|Monday||April 30||ERA||Early Release Day – Dismissal at 2:01 pm|
|Tuesday||May 1||O||SLVHS Open House – Classrooms Open at 6:30 pm|
|Thursday||May 3||O||West Side Story – PAC 7:00 pm|
|Friday||May 4||E||West Side Story – PAC 7:00 pm|
Now Showing at SLVHS: West Side Story
Shows this Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 pm
Next week there will be shows on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
All Shows at the SLV Performing Arts Center,
Get your tickets NOW at: http://hs.slvusd.org/community/art-drama-boosters/
SLVHS Sophomore Kayla Penny’s Article on West Side Story from the Press Banner!
By Kayla Penny
“Could it be? Yes it could. Something’s coming, something good…” Tony sings with a floating falsetto, played by San Lorenzo Valley High School’s very own junior, Jack Calden. His expressions illuminate center stage and he excitedly sings his centerpiece solo for the legendary musical, West Side Story.
Ever since the first nerve-wracking day of auditions, the cast and crew of San Lorenzo Valley’s big musical production of West Side Story have been working and perfecting the show for months, each day getting closer to the show’s opening. Masterfully directed by veteran of the stage Will Guilford, skillfully choreographed by Whitney James-Heskett, and with beautiful vocal direction by Nicki Kerns, the show has made rapid progress under their guidance and should prove to be one of the most exciting productions in recent SLV memory. Guilford, an ardent fan of the show itself, has been ecstatic from the very first day of rehearsals to get the show on the road.
The high school’s upcoming production of West Side Story is filled with elaborate dance numbers and emotionally-charged songs that have more rawness to them than any musical theater lover could imagine. The cast members of West Side Story have put tremendous effort into realizing the characters in the story, from the toughness of Riff, the boldness of Anita, the fervor of Tony, and the dreamlike modesty of Maria. The show’s tension between the two major gangs, the Sharks and the Jets, keeps an audience riveted throughout the performance. The show is action-packed, heart-wrenching, crude, and tragically romantic all at once. West Side Story juggles themes of race and class, and awakens the spirit with classic Broadway songs that are forever etched in the American musical theater repertoire.
Performances run from the 26th of April to the 6th of May at the SLVHS Performing Arts Center, where tickets will be sold at the box office or online at hs.slvusd.org. The production has mature themes, but all ages may attend. Ticket prices range from $9-$15. There will also be an available donation center to help support hurricane relief in Puerto Rico.
The Sharks and Jets of San Lorenzo Valley High urge you to come watch West Side Story, and see as, “The air is humming…and something great is coming!”
Cougar Club Looking for Parents to Serve as Class Representatives
The Cougar Parent Club is the “educational booster club at SLV High School. We aim to enhance the educational experience for all students at SLVHS by sponsoring educational programs that fall outside the traditional academic topics. This year we sponsored programs on financial responsibility, sexual awareness, mental health, screen usage, and other topics. We also sponsor college and career programs, pay for teacher supplies, and support community-building activities.
We are pleased to have volunteers for most of the Cougar Parent Club positions (e.g. president, vice president, secretary, and treasurer) for next year, all of whom have children who are currently sophomores. But, they all work full time jobs and need other parents to step up to help. In particular, we need a parent representative with a child in the class of 2019 (currently juniors). We sponsor many senior activities including senior sunrise breakfast, senior sunset dinner, Bite of Reality financial awareness workshops, graduation breakfast, and more. We need parent help to continue to support these activities. The role of a representative is to attend the once monthly meeting and act as a voice for the class, as well as to help occasionally with recruiting volunteers from your child’s class to assist with one-time events. The time commitment is modest – 2-3 hr/month. If you are willing to serve as a class representative either email Cougar Club president Karen Holl (firstname.lastname@example.org) or attend our next meeting at 7 pm on Tuesday May 8 in the staff room next to the office. We hope to see some of you there. We need many hands to be able to offer various academic, career, and enrichment programs to all grades of students at SLV High School.
Save the Date: Wild Roots Market SLV Drama Day on Tuesday, May 1st
Please plan to shop at Wild Roots Market (formerly known as New Leaf Community Market) on Tuesday, May 1. Both locations (Felton and Boulder Creek) have generously agreed to donate 5% of that day’s sales to the SLVHS Drama Scholarship fund. This is a great, no-cost way to support our graduating senior thespians as they begin their college journeys!
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