Principal’s Message from Jeff Calden
P1 Grading Period Ends Today
The first grading period ends today. Eligibility for sports and drama will be declared early next week based on these first Progress Report Grades. Grades will be mailed home next week as well.
Next Week is Homecoming Week at SLVHS!
Homecoming Week is next week, culminating with the Homecoming Football game and Homecoming Dance on Saturday. The varsity game is at 2:00 pm vs. North Monterey County and the Dance will be Saturday night from 7:30-10:00 pm. Throughout the week there will be dress-up days and spirit competitions at lunch, with a rally in the gym on Friday from 11:35 am to 12:35 pm.
We will have five Spirit Days in which students can dress up and earn valuable points for their individual classes. Wednesday evening, students can join in and help with the Amazing Gym Decorating Contest in which the four classes compete for best decorations. Parents, you are welcome to swing by and see the action. Friday we have our Homecoming Rally in the gym and introduce the Homecoming Court. The four classes will compete and perform previously rehearsed lip syncs to wow the audience and judges.
Homecoming Spirit Days 2018:
Monday, October 1 – Meme Monday: Dress up as your favorite meme.
Tuesday, October 2- 2000s Tuesday: Wear your best turn of the century outfit.
Wednesday, October 3 – What the Heck are You Wearing Wednesday
Wednesday, October 3 – Gym Decorating: Open 3-9 pm
Thursday, October 4: Denim Thursday: How much Denim can you wear?
Friday, October 5 – Black and Red Day: Dress up in Red and Black to show your Cougar Pride!!!
Homecoming Rally at 11:35 with Decorations, Class Lip Syncs ,and Homecoming Court presented.
Saturday, October 6: Homecoming Dance: 7:30 – 10:00 pm in the High School Gym
Saturday, October 6: Football games (JV 11:00AM and Varsity 2:00PM)
Homecoming Dance Ticket Sales:
Tickets will be on sale Monday through Friday at lunch on the Cougar Lawn. The cost is $10. Tickets can also be purchased at the Dance.
Guest Permission slips are needed for any students from other schools. Permission slips can be picked up in either office and need to be signed by parents and school administrator of both schools.
Schedule for the Week of October 1 – 5
|Monday||October 1||E||E- Day – No Early Release – Dismissal 2:49
|Tuesday||October 2||O||2000s Tuesday|
|Wednesday||October 3||E||Wacky Wednesday|
|Thursday||October 4||O||Denim Thursday
Cougar Club – Staff Rm 7:00 -8:30
|Friday||October 5||A – Rally||Black and Red Friday
Homecoming Rally 11:30 am in HS Gym
Homecoming Dance 7:30 pm in HS Gym
- 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!
Please support the Cougar Parent Club and your donation will be matched!
Thanks to the several parents who already donated to the Cougar Club donation drive. We are pleased that in the first few days we have already raised $1250 in donations, so we are a quarter of the way there to meeting our goal of raising $5000, which will be doubled by a couple of anonymous donors. We need your help to raise the rest and are asking each family to consider donating $20-100 (or more) and each donation will be doubled. All the money goes to support programs that benefit your children.
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. We have a number of requests from teachers, such as graphing calculators for math classes and a new balance for chemistry classes. To keep these valuable programs going and support these teacher requests we need your support.
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.
Join us at the Cougar Parent Club meeting next week
All parents are invited to join us at the Cougar Parent Club meeting next Thursday October 4th from 7-8:30 pm in the Staff Room (to the left of the SLVHS Office). We welcome your input on activities as we plan for the school year. We hope to see many of your there.
We love our Seniors and want the best Grad Night Ever!
The following activities are planned to prepare for Grad Night. Please take a look and see where you might be able to help out!
“Theme Decision Meeting”
October 9 will be our “Theme Decision” so please it’s important to attend and volunteer your time and skills!
SLVHS Community Room at 6:30 on October 9th
Mark your Calendar Wednesday Oct 24th is Dine Out & support SLVHS Grad Night 2019
Wednesday Oct 24, 2018 from 4-9 at Empire Grill
10% of all earnings are being donated directly to SLVHS Grad Night
Be sure to tell your friends, parents, grandparents & social networks
A great way to support your school and students while enjoying a local meal!
Get Your 2019 Grad Night Tickets Now!
Pay online via Paypal at http://hs.slvusd.org/grad-
Please ask about financial assistance
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
Panama Trip this Summer
Ms. Osenga will be running a non-school-sponsored trip to Panama this summer, similar to the East Coast Trip at the Middle School.
Below is a message for those who might be interested:
I am organizing a trip to Panamá summer 2019 because of increased interest from families and students for travel abroad experience. After very successful trips the last three summers to Costa Rica, Perú, and Spain we are traveling to rent 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. Panamá this summer! The estimated departure date is June 14 (with a 3 day window before or after this date). This is a 8-day trip offered to students from SLVHS. We are organizing the tour through EF tours (Education First) again who provide a 24-7 tour guide and daily excursions. The tour is all-inclusive with many sightseeing excursions, walking tours lead by local guides, visits to the Panamá city, the Panamá canal, El Valle de Antón, Gatun Lake and Chagres National Park. We will visit museums, indigenous communities, and tour places of historic interest. We are excited to extend language-learning and cultural immersion outside of the classroom in the most authentic way possible: world travel! This is not a school-sponsored trip. It is booked through a private company.
For more information about the tour or to SIGN UP please visit the website: https://www.eftours.com/tour-website/2164756WV
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