Principal’s Message from Jeff Calden
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.
Lockdown on Wednesday
I want to thank all students and staff at the High School for the way they handled the lockdown on Wednesday.
While this type of situation is always unnerving, our campus was quickly secured, our local Sheriff’s Deputies responded quickly, and then handled the situation professionally and with great heart toward our schools and our children. Here are a few things that I would like to pass along:
- In a crisis situation, the information immediately available online is often wildly inaccurate. Once everything was over, I looked online and saw several instances of blatantly incorrect information presented as facts – on Facebook, Twitter, emails, and the websites of local news outlets. If it isn’t coming directly from the Schools or the Sheriff’s Office, you should read it knowing it might not be factual.
- While the schools and school district want to get information out as soon as possible, it may not be right away because we are in an emergency situation where our only concern until it is over is to make sure your children are safe. At the school sites, we will not be answering phones or emails from the outside. We are on radios and school emails making sure all kids are safe and accounted for. If I have a minute to put out a quick email from my phone to parents to update them on anything confirmed as fact by law enforcement, I will. If I don’t have that minute, or I have nothing confirmed as fact, I won’t.
- Law Enforcement specifically asks that people do not drive to the site of a lockdown. First, it could be dangerous. Second, an influx of vehicles coming to scene could delay or hinder emergency vehicles, and third, once an area is secured, anybody driving or walking onto campus could be seen as a threat by law enforcement.
- Finally, I am really having a hard time with the idea that somebody would call a school full of children and purposely cause a situation like this to occur. This is the sentence where I can’t write what I want to write. I will just say that if you have any information, please contact the Sheriff’s Department or the School District.
A.P. Testing Starts Next Week
A.P. Testing starts next week at SLVHS.
Please refer to the Weekly Schedule below to see which tests are on which days.
Schedule for the Week of May 7-11
|Monday||May 7||ERA||Early Release Day – Dismissal at 2:01 pm
AP Testing: Psychology
|Tuesday||May 8||O||AP Testing: Spanish and Physics
Cougar Club Mtg – 7:00 pm – Staff Rm
|Wednesday||May 9||E||AP Testing: English Literature
Athletic Boosters Mtg – 6:30 pm – Staff Rm
|Thursday||May 10||O||AP Testing: US Government|
|Friday||May 11||E||AP Testing: US History|
Only Three Shows Left: SLVHS presents West Side Story
Shows Friday and Saturday at 7:00 pm and the show closes this Sunday at 2:00 pm.
All Shows at the SLV Performing Arts Center,
Get your tickets NOW at: http://hs.slvusd.org/community/art-drama-boosters/
Cougar Club Meeting on Tuesday, May 8
The Cougar Parent Club meeting will be next Tuesday, May 8 from 7-8:30 pm in the Staff Room. We will be discussing college, career, and enrichment activities for next year and welcome input. Nominations for officers for next year are also due. All are welcome.
Save the Date: Wild Roots Market SLV Drama Day on Tuesday, May 8th
Please plan to shop at Wild Roots Market (formerly known as New Leaf Community Market) on
Tuesday, May 8 (Boulder Creek location only). The market has 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
Congratulations to our SLV High School Students of the Week