Principal’s Message from Jeff Calden
SLV High School’s Back to School Night is next Thursday, September 13th.
The Schedule is below and a flyer with a blank schedule for your student to fill out for you so you know where to go each period is attached to this email.
I hope everyone can come out a be part of the fun. We will have some parent help with Schoology in the Counseling Office, a presentation and welcome from the principal in the PAC and then classroom visitations. See you there!
Thursday, September 13, 2018
5:25 – 5:55 pm
Parent Help for Schoology Access in the HS Counseling Office
6:00 – 6:25 pm
Principal’s Welcome in the SLVHS Performing Arts Center
6:30 – 7:55 pm
Classroom Visitations- Schedule Below
“0” Period classes will meet at 5:45 PM.
Also, 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, such as Back to School Night, please take care to follow the policies detailed at the bottom of the newsletter for the sake of the students and members of our community who are highly allergic to fragrances and scents.
Schedule for the Week of September 10-14
|Monday||September 10||ERA||Early Release Day – Dismissal at 2:01 pm|
|Wednesday||September 12||E||Athletic Boosters Mtg – 6:00 pm – Staff Rm|
|Thursday||September 13||O||Back to School Night: 6:00 – 7:55 pm|
How You Can Support SLVHS Educational Activities without Spending Additional Money
Please support college, career, and enrichment activities for all kids at SLVHS using the Benefit Mobile App. It’s like using escrip but for lots of businesses. You can use it to purchase items from over 200 retailers such as Amazon, eBay, Kmart, CVS, Safeway, Home Depot, AirBnB airlines and more (see www.benefit-mobile.com/our-retailers for a full list) and they will donate 2-10% of your purchase to the SLV High School Cougar Club. Last year the Cougar Parent Club made $250 with only five people using it. We could make so much more (and not have to do other fundraisers) if more people would sign up. It just takes a couple of quick steps to get started:
- Download the Benefit app.
- Select SLV High School Cougar Club as your beneficiary
- Link your bank account (we get a higher percentage or your purchase) or credit card.
- Then you purchase gift cards for the amount of your choice for any of the retailers on the list and use those to make your purchases.
This a great way to support SLVHS educational programs without having to spend any additional money.
Email SLVHScougarclub@gmail.com if you have any questions about it or problems enrolling.
After-School Math Program is Seeking Tutors
The daily after-school math program is seeking tutors to help students learn Math 1, 2, and 3 curriculum. Receive volunteer hours for valuable and give needed service for your fellow peers. It also looks great on resumes and college applications! If you are good at math or you want to become significantly better at math, please see Mr. Siegel in room H203.
- 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
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
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.
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.
Adult Education GED Night Classes at SLV District Office in Ben Lomond
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
7105 Hwy 9, Felton, CA 95018
Phone: (831) 335-4425
Fax: (831) 335-1531
Attendance Line: (831) 335-3646