Cougar Mail 4-26-19

Principal’s Message

from Jeff Calden

open house

SLVHS Open House is next Tuesday, April 30th!

Our Open House will be next Tuesday, April 30th.

Please come and visit our classrooms, speak with our staff, tour the campus, and enjoy at nice evening at SLVHS.


2019 Open House Schedule

5:30 pm In the Main Quad

International Food Fair - Come and get some tasty treats from around the world

Yearbooks for Sale - $80 - make check out to SLVHS

Visit Parent Groups, Community Groups, and School Club Tables



Information about Inaugural Trip to Washington DC in Rm. H101 at 6:00 pm

Art in the MPR

Ceramics in Rm E3

Drama classes in the PAC

PE in the Gym


international food fair

International Food Fair at this Year's Open House
Come have dinner at school before Open House on Tuesday! We have 8 booths, serving food from Indochina, France, United Kingdom, Ireland, Spain, Portugal, and Mexico / Central America. Food will be for sale between 5:30 and 6:30 at the Cougar Lawn. Come check it out!!  




A.P. Testers MUST come to Pre-Testing Bubbling Session on Tuesday or Wednesday - Bring your #2 Pencil

All students taking an AP test must come to the MPR at lunch on either Tuesday April 30 or Wednesday May 1 for pre-administration bubbling. 

Bring your lunch and a No 2 pencil. You cannot take an AP test without attending one of these sessions. See Mrs. Winters with questions.  


weekly schedule   

Schedule for the Week of April 29 - May 3


April 29


Early Release Day - Dismissal at 2:01



April 30


SLVHS Open House: 5:30 - 7:30 pm



May 1





May 2


Mamma Mia 7:00 PAC  


May 3

  College & Career Signing Day at SLVHS  
  Mamma Mia 7:00 PAC

mamma mia!

Mamma Mia - The Musical Opens Tonight

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

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

chris anderson

Chris Anderson named 2019 Central Coast Section Scholar Male Athlete

SLVHS Senior Chris Anderson has been named as the CIF Scholar Male Athlete for the Central Coast Section.

There are over 800,000 athletes who compete in High School Sports in California and each year only ten male and ten female athletes are chosen as CIF Scholar Athletes. Congratulations to Chris and thank you for representing our school and our Valley so well in the classroom and on the track.


cade martin-hansen

Santa Cruz Mountain Surf Team finishes season with a Second-Place Ranking 

Congratulations to the Santa Cruz Mountain Surf Team for a Second Place Ranking at season's end.

And also to SLVHS Sophomore Cade Martin-Hansen who ended the season ranked second overall in the region in men's longboard.



s.l.v. highschool drama

SLVHS Drama Scholarship Fundraiser on Tuesday, May 7th - Save the Date

Please plan to shop at Wild Roots Market (Boulder Creek location only) on Tuesday, May 7. The market has generously agreed to donate 5% of that day’s sales to the SLVHS Drama Scholarship fund. This is a great, no-cost way to support our graduating senior thespians as they begin their college journeys!



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!



athletics cougar booster club

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



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 senior 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, military academy and out-of state schools.

Other info: Recommended for all grades. Co-sponsored by the Cougar Club and ASB. SNACKS AND EXTRA CREDIT FROM PARTICIPATING TEACHERS WILL BE PROVIDED (so far Silva, White, Lasater, Sanderson - AVID)


Grad Night

2019 Grad Night News - Support Our Seniors!

Grad Nite Info and tickets call 335-4721 for details


Middle school summer camp, stem and makerspace activities, call 336-8852 for details


slv children's summer theater, the little mermaid jr. call 335-4425 for details



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








Click Here for District Community Opportunities Web Page


Congratulations to our SLV High School Student of the Week

san lorenzo valley high school student of the week: audrey parmenter

 words of wisdom

there is no elevator to success, you have to take the stairs -zig ziglar