No School Tomorrow – May 28 – Memorial Day
Principal’s Message from Jeff Calden
We have seen an large increase in vape pens and vaping on campus. What should you know?
While this challenging story can help families start useful conversations about issues like bullying, sexual assault, and depression, the way these issues are addressed go against the advice of many mental health experts and may be confusing for some viewers, especially younger ones. To this end, Netflix has added trigger warnings to episodes that contain especially graphic or disturbing content as well as brief videos with cast members stating that kids already at risk for depression and other mental health issues may not want to watch the show. Parents can also be aware that Netflix account holders are able to set a PIN code to this or any show that will be required before others can view.”
I have watched a few episodes, and my non-professional opinion is that it is not worth having kids see. However, if your kids are watching it, please watch with them and have discussions about the content.
The Big List of End-of-School Events is Here
Below is a list of End-of-School-Year Events from now until Grad Night.
Very Specific Information about Graduation will be sent out soon!
May 30 (Wed) All District Band Fest 7:00 pm – HS Gym
May 31 (Thu) Senior Awards Night 6:30 pm – HS Gym
June 1 (Fri) Undergrad Awards 9:00 am-Noon – HS Gym
June 4 – 8 Senior Finals Week
June 8 (Fri) Powderpuff Games – Football Field 3:30 pm
June 11 – 14 Undergraduate Finals Week – Minimum Days Tue, Wed, Thu.
June 11 (Mon) Senior Check out day.
June 11 (Mon) Senior Sunset Football Field – 7:00 PM-8:30 pm
June 12 (Tues) Senior Trip to Great American and Dave & Buster’s.
June 13 (Wed) Graduation Practice – 1:00 PM -3:00 pm – Football Field (Mandatory)
June 14 (Thu) Graduation Practice – 10:00 AM-12:00 PM, Football Field (Mandatory)
June 14 (Thu) Last Day of School!!!
June 15 (Fri) Graduation Day!!!
Senior Breakfast – 8 :00 – 9:00 am – Senior Lawn
Arrival of Graduates – 9:00 am – Rooms E4 and E5
Graduation Ceremony Begins – 10:00 am – Football Field
Diploma Pickup – After Graduation in the Counseling Office
June 15 (Fri) Grad Night: 8:30 pm – 3:00 am
SLV High School 2018 Parent Survey Below is a link to our annual Parent Survey. Please take some time to fill it out for us.
We do discuss the results as a staff and use the information as we plan for the future.
Get Your Senior Class Trip Tickets!
Schedule for the Week of May 28 – June 2
|ERA||No School – Memorial Day Holiday|
|SLVUSD Band Fest – 7:00 pm – HS Gym
Last Day to Purchase Senior Trip Tickets
SLVHS – Red Cross Blood Drive – MPR
Senior Awards Night – 6:30 pm – HS Gym
|Undergrad Awards – 9:00 am- 12:00 pm – HS Gym|
SLVHS Yearbooks are HERE! Get yours before they are all gone!
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:
Splash and Dash to Support SLVHS Aquatics Programs
Win Money and Food by Reading Books this Summer
Our popular summer reading program for young adults will run June 1st through September 5th this year. We’re challenging teens to read 6 books–at least 3 from our recommended reading list (see below) and up to 3 of their choice. Complete the challenge and not only will you have read some terrific books, but you’ll earn excellent rewards: A $5 Bookshop gift card, a free scoop from the Penny Ice Creamery, a free slice from Pizza My Heart, and a special prize from the Santa Cruz Warriors!
How to get started: Come to Bookshop Santa Cruz to pick up a summer reading bookmark from the Young Adult section or download the pdf below. You are going to want to hang onto this because it’s also your reading tracking form that you’re going to use all summer and turn back into us before school starts. Pick out your first book and start reading! All summer reading books are on display at Bookshop Santa Cruz.
What you get to read: We have put together a great list of 6 recommended books. To complete the challenge, you get to choose at least three of these recommended books and up to three books of your own choosing–for a total of 6 great books–to read over the summer. See the list below.
How to complete the challenge: Just bring back your filled out bookmark, making sure to note your name, age, and school before turning it in, by September 5th. Then you will get to collect your rewards and proudly post your name on our Summer Reading wall.
Bonus: If you liked the book you read, let us know by writing a short review (50 words or less) about why you liked it. For each review, your name will be entered into a raffle to win a $50 gift card to Bookshop Santa Cruz! Reviews will be posted in the Bookshop for everyone to read.
Extra bonus: The school that has the most students participate will also get a gift certificate to buy new books for their school library!
Recommended Reading List Books:
The Pearl Thief (Paperback)
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)
- 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