Cougar Mail 5-10-19

Principal’s Message

from Jeff Calden


santa cruz metro

The Santa Cruz Metro Drivers have reported to us that there are SLVHS students getting on the bus after school without paying.

While the Metro does not want to leave our students stranded, moving forward they will not allow students on the bus who don't pay.

Students who cannot pay the bus fare, please come to the HS Office to inquire about a free bus pass. We are happy to help you.

Students who could pay, but are jumping on for free can now walk home. We are happy to see you get some cardio work in.


summer school

For students who failed a course this year or need to raise a D to a higher grade to remain 4-year university eligible, there are two options for summer school.  SLVHS offers classroom-based summer school in Math and PE, as well as other courses online.  The Santa Cruz County Office of Education offers a wider variety of classroom-based and online courses during the summer as well.  There are flyers for both programs attached to this email.


   weekly schedule

Schedule for the Week of May 6 - 10


May 13


Early Release Day - 2:01 Dismissal

A.P. Biology Test: 7:55 am


May 14


A.P. Calculus Test: 7:55 am

Grad Night Mtg. 7:00 pm


May 15


A.P.L.A.C Test: 7:55 am

SEP Honors Presentations 3:00 pm 


May 16


A.P. Statistics Test: 12:00 pm
Cougar Club Mtg.  7:00 pm


May 17



cougar pride

Congratulations to our SLVHS Art Students 

Two SLVHS students had their work selected to become a part of the Santa Cruz County Office of Education's permanent art collection.  Skylar Berggren and Teyah Talamante will have their work permanently on display at the Santa Cruz County Office of Education. Teyah's artwork is the oil painting of a stargazer lily. Skylar's artwork is the oil painting portrait of Justice Landes, one of our high school seniors.

       At a separate show at the Santa Cruz Art League, our five AP Art students were selected to be in the show: Ruby Sartain, Maya McCabe, Justice Landes, Kajsa Johnson, and Couper Tardel.  Maya McCabe's charcoal drawing of Camryn Crouch competing as a part of the Cougar track team was awarded an honorable mention in the show's competition.

     Congratulations to our SLVHS artists who represented us well this year in local shows throughout the county!

samples of slvhs student art


drama banquet tickets

Drama Banquet Tickets Now on Sale!

Saturday, May 18, 5:00 p.m. in the SLV Cafeteria & PAC

Get your tickets for the 21st annual SLV Drama Banquet! There is an Early Bird Rate of $25 until Wednesday, May 15th. Starting Thursday, May 16th tickets go up to $30. Ticket can be purchased online in advance at, or at the door.  



slvusd seal

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:


cougar parents club we're here to help with high school

What Really Happens After SLVHS?

When: Monday, May 20, 2:10-3:10 PM in the Multipurpose Room

Description: Want to know what you can expect after high school? A panel of students who recently graduated from SLV HS will share their experiences about going to college or working. They will talk about why they made the choices they did. Bring questions that you want to ask them. Students who attended this panel last year found it quite eye-opening to hear about the diversity of options available to them.


Other infoRecommended for sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Co-sponsored by the Cougar Club and ASB. Snacks and extra credit from participating teachers will be provided


grad night

2019 Grad Night News - Support Our Seniors!

grad night pizza fundraiser at woodstock pizza call 3354425 for details



host a student from italy or france call sandi at 335-3088 for details

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


 words of wisdom

If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way -Martin Luther King Jr.