Cougar Mail 4-19-19

Principal’s Message

from Jeff Calden


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Monarch Services Presentations to Freshmen Next Week

Cougar Parents Club has partnered with Monarch Services to provide Teen Workshops to freshmen during their Language Arts classes next Tuesday and Wednesday. Discussion topics will include: healthy relationships, teen dating violence, what is consent, sexual assault definition, prevention strategies, and bystander intervention.  These presentations were well-received by parents and students when we did them last year. If for any reason, you do not wish for your child to participate in this presentation/discussion, please email me to let me know and your child will not participate. Thank you.

Monarch Services is a nonprofit organization that provides educational presentations to schools and other organizations, crisis intervention and counseling in Santa Cruz County.

For more information visit:


class of 2019

Graduation Caps and Gowns Distributed at Lunch next Thursday

SLV Senior cap and gown distribution will be outside the gym at lunch next Thursday. 




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Grading Period Ends Today

The last grading period final grades ends today.  

These grades will be used to determine extra-curricular eligibility for the remainder of the school year.

Eligibility will be declared next week.



weekly schedule   

Schedule for the Week of April 22 - 26


April 22


Early Release Day - Dismissal at 2:01

Freshman CSUMB Field Trip



April 23


Monarch Presentation  9th Grade ELA

Grad Night Meeting 6:00 pm



April 24


Monarch Presentation  9th Grade ELA    



April 25


Graduation Caps and Gowns Distributed


April 26

  Opening Night - Mamma Mia 7:00 PAC

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Mamma Mia - The Musical is coming to SLVHS Next Weekend

SLV High School presents our student production of the musical, Mamma Mia, beginning this weekend!

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    


cougar pride

SLVHS Students Present to Congresswoman Anna Eshoo at her Annual Student Advisory Board 

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anna eshoo and stuents

SLVHS students Gavin Kindlon, Gabe Michaud, Julia Poetzinger, Salvatore Deguara, Isaac Wallace Menge, and Lukas Hager with Congresswoman Anna Eshoo at yesterday's Student Advisory Board meeting.  These students spent months researching a topic on security and safety in our community, state, and country, and presented their views and ideas on how we can improve in these areas to our Congresswoman. Congresswoman Eshoo congratulated these students on their quality of their research, presentations, and ideas, and promised to bring them back with her to Congress and to work on bills that they referenced or suggested.  It was a truly impressive afternoon that showcased and amazing group of young people who care deeply about their world and understand the hard work necessary to improve it.  


sports physicals

Sports Physicals will be on Thursday, May 9th at the High School gym

In order to participate in athletics at SLVHS you are required to complete the Athletic Participation Paperwork and some baseline physical tests before you can attend tryouts/practices. You can get all of the requirements for the 2019-2020 school year taken care of at the high school gym on Thursday, May 9th. Doctors will be on hand to sign off on the CIF required pre-participation physicals and many of the SLVHS coaches will be there to greet athletes (and a food truck if you are hungry). This is an important fundraiser for SLVHS Athletics and a $20.00 donation is requested (checks made out to SLV Athletics preferred). This year, all forms must be completed electronically before a student athlete begins the process. The electronic forms are easier and more efficient to complete. Just use the link below and follow the prompts. See you all on Thursday, May 9th!



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SLV Athletic Boosters Board Elections 2019-2020

On Wednesday, May 15th , SLV Athletic Boosters will be confirming nominations for the Board for the 2019-2020 school year. 

Please let us know as soon as possible if you are interested in the following positions: President, Vice President, Treasurer, or Secretary.

Elections will be held during the June 12th monthly meeting. 

For more information, please email [email protected]



cougar parents club

How do I apply for and choose a college?

When: Monday, May 6, 2:10-3:10 PM in the E4-ASB Room
Description: SLV HS seniors students will share their experiences applying for colleges and making their final choices. They will talk about tips and tricks on making the process easier, what resources they used, how they made their final choice, and how they are funding college. The panel will include students going to a community college, a UC, a CSU, a private college, and an out-of state school.
Other info: Recommended for all grades. Co-sponsored by the Cougar Club and ASB.



grad night

2019 Grad Night News - Support Our Seniors!

Grad Night News call 3354425 for details



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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


slv children's summer theater the little mermaid jr call 3354425 for details


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 [email protected] or Claire Hackett at [email protected]



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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



board briefing april 17, 2019 call 336 5194 for details


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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



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Congratulations to our SLV High School Students of the Week

student of the week cameron gaither and cody coleman
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sometimes the easiest way to solve a problem is to stop participating in the problem -jonathan mead