Cougar Mail 4-12-19

Principal’s Message

from Jeff Calden

Prom Night 2019

SLVHS Prom is Tonight!

When:  Friday, April 12 from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Where: Scotts Valley Hilton.

Scotts Valley Hilton Website


We look forward to a great night.  Please make sure you are making positive choices that don't turn it into a night to remember for the wrong reasons. 

Anyone who is picking up students who are not driving themselves, PLEASE be there WHEN THE DANCE ENDS AT 10:00 pm. 

Students bringing guests from other schools must have already completed and turned in a guest permission slip in order to bring a guest not from SLV High or Coast Redwood High. And yes, it is too late to do so now.



A good read

When I come across an article that kinda hits me in the face as a parent, I like to share it out, because we are all facing much of the same stuff and soemtimes we are all making versions the same mistakes.  This one, titled How Parents are Robbing their Children of Adulthood, introduced me to the term "Snowplow Parent, which is the 21st century version of the "Helicopter Parent."  The line that best explained the problem was, “The point of parenting is to prepare the kid for the road, instead of preparing the road for the kid.”  


Grading Period Ends

Grading Period Ends on Friday, April 19

The last grading period final grades ends next Friday, April 19.  These grades will be used to determine extra-curricular eligibility for the remainder of the school year.

Use the time this weekend to look on Schoology for your updated grades and get any missing work done and turned in early next week.


Juniors and Seniors will take State Science Test next week

This year, SENIORS and JUNIORS will also take a one-day State Test in Science.

Juniors will take the test in Social Studies on either Tuesday or Wednesday and Seniors will do the same on either Thursday or Friday.


The SLVHS Testing Schedule for this spring, including all three CAASPP tests and Advanced Placement tests is listed below.


Juniors Can Get State Testing Grade Bumps for 2nd Semester Science Grades

The SLVHS Science Department will award a grade bump to juniors who pass the state Science test given next week. 


  Weekly Schedule 

Schedule for the Week of April 15 - 19


April 15


Early Release Day - Dismissal at 2:01



April 16


Science Testing - Senior SS Classes

Drama Boosters Mtg - 6:30 pm


April 17


Science Testing - Senior SS Classes    



April 18


Science Testing - Junior SS Classes


April 19

  Science Testing - Junior SS Classes  
  End of P4 Grading Period

mamma mia!

Mamma Mia - The Musical is coming to SLVHS in April!

This spring, SLV High School will present our student production of the musical, Mamma Mia.

The show will run from April 26 through May 5 on Friday and Saturday nights at 7:00 p.m. and on Sundays at 2:00 p.m.

There will be a Community Night on Thursday, May 2 when all tickets will be $12 each.

Tickets will be $18 for General Admission, $15 for Seniors, and $12 for Staff, Students, and on Community Night.


Get your tickets for Mamma Mia! Directed by Will Guilford, with Music Direction by Nicki Kerns and choreography by Whitney James-Heskett, this romantic comedy contrasts the dreams and aspirations of a 70’s girl and a 90’s girl. ABBA's hits tell the hilarious story of a young woman's search for her birth father. This sunny and funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter's quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother's past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago.  This enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship creates memorable moments for all ages. Come join the fun this Spring!

Click here to order your tickets now:  Mamma Mia Tickets


The SLV Drama Boosters support the continuing success of the SLVHS & SLVMS drama programs    


Grad Night

2019 Grad Night News - Support Our Seniors!

grad night fundraisers; for more info call 335-4425


Grad Night tickets; call 335-4721 for info      

  dine out for slv grad night at tony and alba's may 6th 11am to close


felton library friends libraries build community    

Felton Library Program Survey

Felton Library Friends want your opinions on what programs you’d like to see for children, teens and adults at the new Felton Branch Library.  

Please click on the  link below to take a very brief survey 

Are you interested in teaching or presenting a program? We want to know this, too, as community-led programming will be a vital part of our new library.

Here is the link:

Please forward this email to your friends and neighbors and share the survey on your Facebook and Nextdoor feeds. 
“”To truly build community, the community needs to be teachers as well as learners.”  Susan Nemitz, Santa Cruz Public Libraries Director


hooked on theatre 2019 summer workshop the little mermaid; call 3354425 for more information


international food fair

SLVHS International Food Fair this Year at Open House

SLVHS is having an International Food Fair at the 2019 Open House, which will be on Tuesday, April 30.  We are looking for people who would like to make and sell food from various cultures and countries.  The profits will be split 50/50 between the people who have booths and Valley Churches United (our local food bank/charity).  If you are interested in having a booth, please complete this survey:  Food Fair Booth Form

If you have questions, please contact Liam Debus at or Claire Hackett at



every day counts attend today-achieve tomorrow!

Attendance Matters!

Class attendance is an essential part of the educational process at San Lorenzo Valley High School. A student who is absent from class misses a significant portion of academic discussion and personal interaction with other students and the teacher. Illnesses are unavoidable, but appointments, vacations and day trips during school should be avoided. As the first semester ends and we start fresh with semester two, please take a look at school attendance policies that need to be followed.  Thanks.

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.



academic support

Teacher Support for Students After School and Lunch 

The Departments at SLVHS work to support students who are struggling and/or need to makeup work.

Teachers will assign students to get support for success.  Students may also drop in for help.

Please help us to support your child's academic success by having them attend when assigned.


The link to the schedule is below:

Department Academic Support Calendar


california school dashboard

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:


scent free zone

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:



7105 Hwy 9, Felton, CA 95018

Phone: (831) 335-4425

Fax: (831) 335-1531

Attendance Line: (831) 335-3646


SLV High School Website  SLV High School Calendar


SLVHS Calendar for Families     SLVHS Student Handbook


SLVUSD 2017-18 School Year Calendar    


Administration        Staff Directory         Campus Map


SLVHS Cougar Parent Club      SLVHS Athletics Booster Club





Click Here for District Community Opportunities Web Page


Congratulations to our SLV High School Students of the Week

student of the week: olivia hart-saso


student of the week: malakai and isaiah lawton

 words of wisdom

don't let yesterday take up too much of today. -will rogers