from Jeff Calden
We had a great first week of school with weather that wasn’t too hot, a staff that was more than ready for the kids to show up, and students who came ready to go from the first bell. I saw lots of learning, plenty of fun, and surprisingly little whining! The newsletter is a bit late because I was able to end the first week of school by traveling with the Varsity Football team to play Wooster High School of Reno, Nevada. Though we did not win, it was a hard-fought game with a close score, and our players, coaches, cheerleaders, and fans represented our school and our community well.
Schedule for the First Week of School: Aug 27 – 31
Early Release A Day – School out at 2:01
Work Experience Mtg – 2:15 pm in Rm J4
- Go to VanZantes Photos Website at https://vanzantes.com/
- You will have to CREATE AN ACCOUNT for yourself with your own easy password
- Then proceed to the gallery below and use the SLV password below to enter the gallery.
- Here is the link to the password protected page SLVHS School Photos 2018-19
- Password: SLV
- Click here for a full listing of all the College & Career Events we have planned this Fall!
- Continue down this newsletter for further details on upcoming events.
- On October 10th we will be having the PSAT Test!
- All Sophomores will be taking this test free and will get information in their classes soon.
- Juniors are highly encouraged to take the test as scores count towards scholarships.
- Cost for Juniors (and any Freshman) will be $20 and includes a study guide.
- Details on how to sign up will be coming in the next few weeks, so stay tuned.
- If you are currently working, please make sure to come in to pick up a new work permit ASAP as your current one will expire in September.
- If you are looking for a job, click here for a listing of businesses that have hired our students in the past (You’ll need to call to see if they are hiring).
- Do you have used ink cartridges at home or at work just collecting dust? Donate them to the counseling office’s Cougar Ink program!
- We are able to get necessary supplies for the school year from your donation.
- All donations can be dropped off at the high school counseling office,
- When: Sunday, October 14th from 10 am to 1 pm
- Permission Slip is Needed: Click Here and bring to the Counseling Office before Oct. 9th
- Help out with the aftermath of the Lobster Feed (Which is on Oct. 13th) and gain Volunteer Hours!
- This is a Volunteer Hours Opportunity! You need to be sure to turn in your hours after the event.
- Volunteer over the Summer? Get your hours in soon! Click here for the hours form and drop off in the counseling office.
- Start earning hours for The President’s Volunteer Service Award! Information on the award can be found here.
- Looking for Volunteer Opportunities? Check out the Volunteer Board in the Counseling Office!
- September 19th – Oregon State University
- October 9th – University of Montana
- November 1st – Soka University of America
- If you would like to receive up to date information on upcoming events, scholarships, etc. Please like/join our Facebook page by clicking here
- On September 24th , we will be going on a field trip to CSU Monterey Bay.
- Students who wish to sign up need to turn in a field trip form and a $10 Donation to Annina in the Admin Office.
- Click Here for the Field Trip Form
- Seats are limited, Secure your seat before September 14th!
- On the Day of the Field Trip: Bring $10 for lunch on campus or your own lunch.
- On September 26th from 6:30 – 8:30 pm in the MPR, we will be having a workshop on How to Pay for College!
- Parents & Students of All Grade Levels Welcome to Attend this Presentation
- RSVP Here.This is recommended, but any can show up the day of.
- Financial Advisor Steve Shapiro will be presenting and there will be plenty of handouts and information for you.
- Topics Include:
1. Financial Aid Basics – what it is and how your child can get some
2. Common mistakes and how to avoid them
3. Strategies – whether your income is high or low, you can reduce college costs if you plan ahead
In addition to our How to Pay for College Presentation, we have two additional workshops planned to help students and parents with their FAFSA and in understanding the different types of aid available:
- Lunch Time: October 17th in the MPR
- Evening Workshop: November 1st from 6:30 to 8pm in the High School Library
- RSVP Here. Any can show up the day of though.
Important College Information
- October 1st: CSU, Cabrillo College and FAFSA Applications Open
- November 1st: UC Applications can begin to be submitted
- November 30th: Deadline for all UC & CSU Applications
Important Scholarships All Seniors Need to Apply For:
- On October 1st, you can begin to submit your FAFSA Applications (Click Here for the website).
- Get help on Oct. 17th @ Lunch and on Nov. 1st at 6:30pm in the HS Library (More Details in events)
- Elks Scholarship – Open now, Due Nov. 15th
- Application Here
- We have had many SLVHS students get this scholarship.
- Santa Cruz Community Foundation Scholarships – Opens in December
- Multiple Scholarships in One Application!
- Click Here to start looking at them.
- If you are going to apply to San Jose State University, come talk to me as there is a specific local scholarship for that university!
Additional State and National Scholarships are now listed online and can be found here.
Test Prep Booklets are available in the Counseling Office
Auditions for SLVHS Student-Directed Play Coming Soon!
A-HAUNTING WE WILL GO by Tim Kelly. Directed by Nicolas Payne & Jennifer Rodriguez
Auditions for the play will be held on August 27 and 28 at 3:00 p.m. in the HS MPR.
Callbacks will be held on August 29.
*Come with a 1-2 minute dramatic or comedic monologue, no Shakespeare.
Register at: https://tinyurl.com/hauntingregistration
Tech People are also needed! Please come to one day of auditions to sign up and register.
October 26 27 & 28
November 2, 3 & 4, 2018
SLVHS Performing Arts Center
Chromebook Loaner Policy
San Lorenzo Unified School District no longer gives daily loaners of chromebooks to students on a regular basis.
Students without a device instead may “check out” a device from the school district for the entire year.
Much like the textbooks students check out, they can go home with the student each night to be used for homework, and the student is responsible for returning the Chromebook at the end of the year.
Students who wish to check out a loaner Chromebook for the year may do so at the HS library.
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