Cougar Mail 5-3-19

Principal’s Message

from Jeff Calden



A.P. Testing Starts Next Week

Testing for our Advanced Placement students begins next week. There will be seven tests given next week and four tests given the week after that.

The tests for next week are listed on the calendar below.  Students will take the A.P. Tests on campus in the MPR during school.  It is imperative that students are not late for the start of the test.  Tests start at either 7:55 am or 12:00 pm.  Once the test has begun, LATE STUDENTS WILL BE ALLOWED INTO THE TESTING ROOM AND WILL NOT TEST.  This is the College Board rule, not an SLV rule.  NO EXCEPTIONS.  If we bend the rules to be nice, every student's test could be invalidated.  

So, NO we will not make an exception, even if you have a very good reason and are super polite.  We just can't do it. BE ON TIME!


If your student has signed up for an A.P. Test and is now not going to take it, we need to know so we can give that spot to someone on the waiting list.  Please email Annina at


Reminder: Payments are due to the HS Administrative Office TODAY by 3:30 pm.  The cost is $94 per test - make checks out to SLVHS.


weekly schedule   

Schedule for the Week of May 6 - 10


May 6


Early Release Day - 2:01 Dismissal

A.P. Government Test


May 7


A.P. Spanish  / A.P. Physics Test

HS Pops Concert - 7:00 pm in the PAC


May 8


A.P. English Lit / A.P. French Test  

HS Pops Concert 7:00 pm in the PAC  


May 9


Athletic Physicals 4:00 pm in HS Gym


May 10

 A.P.U.S.H / A.P. Computer Science Test 

mamma mia!

Mamma Mia - The Musical - Three More Shows - Friday, Saturday, Sunday!

SLV High School performs the final three shows of the student production of the musical, Mamma Mia, beginning TONIGHT!!

The show will run on Friday and Saturday night at 7:00 p.m. and on Sunday at 2:00 p.m.

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    


colorful musical notes

High School Pops Concert Next Tuesday and Wednesday Evenings in the PAC

The Annual HS Pops Concert will be next Tuesday May 7th and Wednesday, May 8th - Yes, two nights! Shows are at 7:00 pm in the SLV Performing Arts Center.  Admission is $5 for students and $8 for general admission.  Come see some great music by our talented SLVHS performers.



cougar pride

64th annual high school exhibition santa cruz art league

SLVHS Student Art Will Be Part of Local Exhibition

Congratulations to SLVHS artists Justice Landes, Ruby Sartain-Miller, Maya McCabe, Kajsa Johnson, and Couper Tardel, who will have their art exhibited at the 64th Annual Santa Cruz Arts League High School Exhibition.  The exhibit is at the Santa Cruz Art League on Broadway in Santa Cruz through May 19th.


photo of ryan and mr. crandall

SLVHS Freshman Ryan Hodge Wins SCCAL Golf Finals

Congratulations to SLV Freshman, Ryan Hodge, who won the 2019 SCCAL Golf Finals. in a sudden-death showdown with an Aptos golfer. 

Ryan, shown above with Coach Dave Crandall, shot a 77 to finish tied for first with an Aptos golfer and then won the title in a one-hole sudden-death showdown.



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!



san lorenzo valley unified school district

SLVUSD Parent, Student, and Staff LCAP Surveys 

Below are links to the Parent, Student, and Staff LCAP surveys to help guide our work in SLV. We use this survey to plan, and budget for the upcoming school year. You are a vital part of the learning program in SLV. Your knowledge, experience, and hard work make the SLVUSD instructional program strong and beneficial for students. Please take a moment to fill out this survey to provide information that will be used in district and school site planning for the 2019-2020 school year.


Parent survey link:


Student survey link:


Teacher survey link:



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 we're here to help with high school

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!

woodstock pizza grad night fundraiser; call 3354425 for details


middle school camp create stem summer session; 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


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 Student of the Week

slvhs student of the week: justice bailey

words of wisdom

no matter how long you have traveled in the wrong direction, you can always turn around.