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Volunteers Needed for Two Upcoming Cougar Club Events
On March 5th the Cougar Club will be sponsoring a lunchtime workshop on job interviewing tips for SLVHS students. Students who attend the workshop will be given the opportunity to sign up for a mock interview on Thursday, March 14th between 3:30 and 5:30 pm. We are looking for parent volunteers with experience interviewing people for jobs to interview students and give them feedback. You can sign up here to be an interviewer for 1-2 hrs. You will be provided with a job description and interview questions.
We still need a few more volunteers for the Bite of Reality hands-on financial simulator for seniors on March 8th from 9:30 am to 12:15 pm. Click here to sign up.
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.
SLV Foundation for Education is Looking for a Bookkeeper / Treasurer
San Lorenzo Valley Foundation for Education (SLVFE) seeks a Volunteer Bookkeeper/Treasurer who is enthusiastic about helping our schools and students thrive. The SLVFE brings resources to support all the schools in the district and has raised over $80,000 in the past three years. The bookkeeping entails using QuickBooks to produce monthly financial statements, tracking donations and reconciling accounts for several clubs and programs, and filing tax statements (990 EZ). Our current bookkeeper spends 4 to 8 hours per month and is ready to help you get up to speed. Thank you for considering using your talents to benefit the students in our community! Questions? Please contact Bryan Largay at 831-234-1177 or Bryan.Largay@gmail.com
California School Dashboard
The California School Dashboard is an online tool designed to help communities across the state access information about K–12 schools and districts. The Dashboard features reports on multiple measures of school success. Instead of looking at a single measure (test scores), the Dashboard looks at multiple measures to evaluate a district's and a school's performance. The Dashboard also is based on an improvement model, looking for districts and schools to make improvements, rather than simply comparing them to other districts and schools. You can access SLV district information and information about all schools in the district at this link: http://www.caschooldashboard.
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
A Cautionary Tale: Man Dies After his E-cigarette Explodes in his Face
(CNN) A Texas man died of a massive stroke after the e-cigarette he was using exploded and tore his carotid artery.
The Tarrant County Medical Examiner's office says that William Brown died in a Fort Worth hospital on January 29 -- just weeks shy of his 25th birthday. The death certificate says he died from cerebral infarction and herniation after debris from the exploding vape pen dissected his left carotid artery.
The explosion reportedly happened on January 27, in the parking lot of a store that sells smoking and vaping supplies.
There were 195 separate e-cigarette fire and explosion incidents in the United States reported by the media between 2009 and 2016, according to a report by the US Fire Administration.
Last May, a man in St. Petersburg, Florida, was killed when his e-cigarette exploded and shot a piece of the device into his head.
E-cigarettes and vape pens are battery-operated devices that heat a liquid to create an aerosol that can be inhaled like regular cigarette smoke. The liquid usually contains nicotine and can have flavoring, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.