Principal’s Message from Jeff Calden
P1 Grading Period ends next Friday, September 28
The first grading period ends next Friday, September 28. Teachers will be closing gradebooks soon, Please make sure those who need to spend a whole lot of time this weekend completing missing works actually get it done and then turn it in on Monday. Eligibility for sports and drama will be declared based on this first Progress Report Grade.
Voter Registration Table at Lunch on Tuesday, September 25
We encourage SLVHS students 16 or older to register or pre-register to vote next Tuesday at lunch in the main quad.
Students who are 18 can register to vote and those who are 16 or 17 can pre-register. Pre-registered students become automatically registered to vote on the day they turn 18. Make your voice heard. Make your opinion matter. VOTE!
Schedule for the Week of September 24 – 28
|Monday||September 24||ERA||Early Release Day – Dismissal at 2:01 pm
Senior Field trip to CS Monterey Bay
|Tuesday||September 25||O||Voter Registration Table at Lunch|
|Wednesday||September 26||E||How to Pay for College – 6:30 in the MPR
Grad Night Fundraiser at Empire Grill
|Friday||September 28||E||P1 Grading Period ends|
Mattress Sale Fundraiser for SLV Music Programs is TOMORROW – GREAT DEALS!
This is an amazing fundraiser put on by SLV Music to raise money for our students and our programs.
This Saturday, September 22nd, the SLV High School Gym will be turned into a Mattress Store with all varieties of the best new mattresses at amazing prices!
I hear there will also be massage chairs on sale at great discount as well and if we sell enough of those the company will donate on to the staff lounge!
County Fair Winner Tyler Gettner
- Sophomores: All Sophomores will be taking the PSAT for free. If you wish to opt out of this test, see the attached letter. The letter must be signed by your parents and returned to the counseling office before October 3rd.
- All Sophomores have received a study guide in their math classes, if you did not receive a study book, see Charlotte in counseling.
- Juniors & Freshman: You can sign up for the PSAT by going to the Admin Office, the cost is $20 and you will receive your study guide after signing up.
- Last day to do this is October 3rd so don’t wait till the last minute!
Cougar Parent Club Donation Drive will be matched by Anonymous Donor!
The Cougar Parents Club is the educational booster club at SLVHS. The Cougar Club sponsors many important programs for the students at San Lorenzo Valley High School including college preparation and career readiness programs, college bus trips, and enrichment workshops and movies on topics such as financial responsibility and mental health awareness. The Cougar Club also funds equipment and classroom supplies. To keep these valuable programs going we need your support.
We are thrilled to announce that a couple of anonymous donors have generously offered $5000 in matching funds through December 2018. We are asking each family to consider donating $20-100 (or more) and each donation will be doubled. If your employer offers donation matching, you can triple the impact of your donation! All the money goes to support programs that benefit your children.
It’s easy and tax deductible due to the help of the San Lorenzo Valley Education Foundation. Go to www.slvfoundation.org/fund-education, scroll down to the SLV High School Cougar Club, and select the amount you want to donate. Donations of any amount are appreciated. You can also make a donation via check or cash to the “Cougar Parent Club” this can be mailed to the school (7105 Highway 9, Felton 95018) or dropped off at the office. Parent support and donations are what allow the Cougar Club to continue to provide programs and services to help ensure the success of our students, our teachers and our school.
College Essay Writing Feedback Session
The Cougar Parent Club is working with SLVHS College and Career Specialist Charlotte Achen and independent Educational Consultant Kathryn Pierno to offer a college essay writing feedback session from 5:30-7 on October 24. We are looking for parent and community volunteers with some editing experience to give seniors feedback on their college essays. To sign up register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/volunteer-college-admission-essay-readers-tickets-49567849773. Parent volunteers need to arrive at 5:15 and will be given guidance on giving feedback on college essays.
Felton Library Branch Groundbreaking
The celebratory groundbreaking for the new Felton Library Branch is TODAY -Friday, September 21 – at 4:00 p.m. on the new library site next to the Post Office on Gushee Street.
The brief ceremony will be followed by refreshments, music, and mingling.
All of the Felton Library Friends are deeply grateful for the continued support for the library / park project.
Please plan to join your friends and neighbors in the celebration of this wonderful new community resource
SLVHS Student-Directed Play Coming Soon!
A-HAUNTING WE WILL GO by Tim Kelly. Directed by Nicolas Payne & Jennifer Rodriguez
October 26 27 & 28
November 2, 3 & 4, 2018
SLVHS Performing Arts Center
SLVHS Attendance Policies
The beginning of the year is a good time to review existing and new attendance policies so that everyone is on the same page and there are no surprises! This stuff is never fun to talk about. We do not want your children to come to school when they are ill, but if they aren’t sick, they need to be here.
THE RULES: 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. This also applies to tardies. Oversleeping and Traffic are not excused tardies. These are not our rules. We can’t bend them, change them, or ignore them.
CLEARING ABSENCES: There are two methods for clearing absences
Option One – Call the Attendance Line and Leave a Message
Please call the attendance line, preferably the day that your student is absent, at 335-4425 Extension 206. This phone line is available 24/7.
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
If the absence is called in, the student will not need to get a re-admit slip to attend classes upon return.
Option Two – Send Your Student Back to School with a Note
You may also send your student back to school the day they return with a note that includes all information listed above. This method does require a bit more work on everyone’s part. You can download a parent note form at this link: Parent Absence Verification Form
Failure to clear absences will result in consequences including detention, loss of privileges (dances, sports contests) and possible in-school suspension.
An automated phone caller will notify parents/guardians nightly of any period absence for that current school day.
If you have any questions regarding any of these policies please contact Assistant Principal Danielle Winters at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 335-4425 ext. 202.
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