Cougar Mail 5-24-19

Principal’s Message

from Jeff Calden

the big list

The Big List of End-of-School Events is Here

Below is a list of End-of-School-Year Events from now until Grad Night. 

May 24 (Fri)  Drama Showcase  7:00 PM PAC
May 28-31 Senior Finals    
May 28 (Tue) All-District Band Fest  7:00 PM HS Gym
May 29 (Wed) Powder-puff Games  3:00 PM Football Field
May 30 (Thu)  Senior Ted Talks 5:30 PM PAC
May 30 (Thu) Senior Awards Night 6:30 PM HS Gym
May 31 (Fri)  Undergrad Awards  10:00 AM-Noon HS Gym
June 3 (Mon) Senior Sunset 7:30 PM Football Field
June 4-6  Undergrad Finals Week - Minimum Days Tues - Thurs 8:00 AM 12:15 PM
June 4 (Tue) Graduation Rehearsal (Mandatory)  1:00 PM Football Field
June 5 (Wed)  Senior Trip to Great America and Dave & Buster’s    
June 6 (Thu) Graduation Rehearsal (Mandatory)  10:00 AM Football Field
June 6 (Thu)    Last Day of School!!!    
June 7 (Fri)   Graduation Day!!!    
  Senior Breakfast  8:00 - 9:00 am Senior Lawn
  Arrival of Graduates  9:00 AM Rms E4 and E5
  Graduation Ceremony Begins  10:00 AM Football Field
  Diploma & Photo Pickup - After Graduation   Counseling Office
June 7 (Fri)  Grad Night 9:00PM - 3:30AM  


parent survey

SLV High School 2018-19 Parent Survey Below is a link to our annual Parent Survey. Please take some time to fill it out for us.

We do discuss the results as a staff and use the information as we plan for the future.

I will be sending a Student Survey in a Separate Email.

Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey.




student survey

SLV High School 2018-19 Student Survey Below is a link to the 2018-19 SLVHS Student Survey. Please take some time to fill it out for us.

We do discuss the results as a staff and use the information as we plan for the future.

Positive responses help us know where we are doing well.

Responses which contain honest, constructive criticism are used to help us improve moving forward.


Thank you for taking the time to respond to the survey.





High School Drama Showcase TONIGHT in the PAC

Come see the SLVHS Drama II class as they present Broadway Melodies TONIGHT in the PAC. Suggested Donation is $5. 

21 Broadway Songs & Dances from Guys & Dolls, Something Rotten, Ragtime, Dear Evan Hanson, Hairspray, Chicago, Rent, Spamalot and more......Fun Fun Friday Night!



band fest

All-District Bandfest Next Tuesday, May 28

The annual SLVUSD District Bandfest is next Tuesday evening at 7:00 pm in the High School Gym.

Come see our Elementary School, Middle School, and High School bands perform, individually and together.


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 5/20 - 5/24


May 27


Memorial Day Holiday


May 28


District Bandfest 7:00 pm HS Gym


May 29


Powder-Puff Football 3:00 pm


May 30


Senior Awards Night 6:30 pm Gym


May 31

 Undergrad Awards 10 am Gym



cougar pride

Metamorphosis ceramic mask

Congratulations to SLVHS junior Madison Solve, who received an honorable mention in this year’s highly competitive Santa Cruz Art League High School Show for her hand-built ceramic piece entitled Metamorphosis

moving van

Are You Moving Away this Summer? Different School Next Year?

If your family is moving out of the area this summer or if your child will be attending a different high school next year, please contact the High School Counseling Office at 335-4721 to let us know. We would be happy to provide assistance with records for your child's enrollment in a new school.

powder football

Powder Puff Football

Come see the annual SLVHS Powder Puff Football Championship Next Wednesday at 3:00 pm on the Football Field.  See if our Seniors can prove themselves the best in the school against the formidable squads put forward by the Juniors, Sophomores, and Freshmen classes.  Always a great showcase of athletic talent and skill. See you there!


ted talks

SLVHS Senior Ted Talks this Thursday evening in the PAC

Come support Our Seniors as they present their own Ted Talks created for their senior Language Arts class.

Thursday, May 30th in the PAC 

Admission is Free. Doors open at 5:15, show starts at 5:30.



SLVHS Aquaponics has Fresh Produce for Sale

The San Lorenzo Valley Aquaponics program has fresh produce grown in the SLVHS Greenhouse for sale. 

Email Howard Meyer at [email protected] if you are interested.

class of 2019

Class of 2019 Graduation Information 

Graduation for the Class of 2019 will be held on Friday, June 7 at 10:00 am on the High School Football Field.  

Below are some details about the day for both seniors and their families.


Agenda for the Morning

8:00-9:00 am Senior Breakfast on the Senior Lawn.

8:15 am Handicapped Parking entry begins

8:30 am Family access to seating areas begins.

This includes the bleachers, and putting up pop-ups or chairs on the hillsides

9:00 am Arrival of Graduates at Rooms E4 and E5

9:15 am Graduates begin to Line Up for Processional

9:45 am Processional begins- students walk up to field

10:00 am Graduation Ceremony Begins


At the conclusion of the ceremony, graduates will exit the field the way they came in, heading back down to the senior lawn area, where they will pick up their actual diplomas and picture order packets from the Counseling Office.


The track and field area will not be open to the public before or after the ceremony.  Families can meet their graduates back down on the main campus, which will give the students time to get their materials from the Counseling Office.


More Detailed Information

Handicapped Parking: The entrance to handicapped parking will be at the entrance to the small road behind the softball/little league fields.  A Campus Supervisor will be there to check you in and direct you to our handicapped parking areas.  We will need all of these designated parking spaces for our families who have a handicapped parking placard or have someone who cannot make the walk up the hill.  We ask the rest of our families and guests to respect this and not use an accommodation you do not need.


Handicapped Seating: There will be handicapped seating available in the side bleachers.

The first row of the main bleachers is also reserved for handicapped guests. There will be space against the wall on the track for guests in wheelchairs.


Parking: There are several areas to park.  However, it will still be very crowded and every year, people do have to park offsite and walk. 

Carpooling is encouraged and recommended.  


Places to Park:

  • Main lot in front of the High School  
  • Side lot at the HS by baseball fields and pool
  • SLV Elementary Lot - including the playground blacktop next to the basketball hoops and next to the Field of Dreams grass area
  • SLV Middle School Lot - including dirt spots on the side of Hacienda Way
  • Church Parking Lot on Hacienda Way near the Middle School
  • Church Parking Lot on Fall Creek Drive/Hwy 9 near the bridge


Places NOT to Park:

  • Field of Dreams at SLVE.  Please don’t park on the grass
  • Castelli’s parking lot
  • Anywhere that blocks in another car or blocks entry or exit from the lot
  • On the sidewalk, on a shoulder that blocks the road, or anywhere else that is not legal to park.


Pictures: Professional pictures will be taken of each graduate after they receive their diploma and come to the front of the stage to be cheered.  Order forms for these photos will be included in the materials that graduates pick up in the counseling office after the ceremony.


Family members who want to take pictures during the ceremony are welcome to do so.  However, the track and field will not be open to the public.  And we also ask that you do not stand in front of people sitting in the bleachers.  


Seating: Please try and be respectful of seating.  Saving seats should really be done by sitting in them, not by spreading blankets across an entire row.  Of course, people will need to save a seat or two for someone coming up the hill or coming from handicapped parking.  But once the Processional of Graduates across the field begins, all seats should be made available to people who are there.


Things to bring:  

Water and Sunscreen: there will be water provided to graduates and water for sale for guests, but it doesn’t hurt to bring your own.


Things to please NOT bring:

Air Horns and Silly String:  Air Horns can hurt the ears of others and Silly String can cause damage to the turf field and is a giant mess that someone else has to clean up.

Shoes with heels: Graduates - heels can damage the track and the turf field. Please wear flats or wedge heels. No exceptions.

We are looking forward to a lovely morning of celebration for an amazing group of graduates.  



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

brass plaque: all gave some-some gave all; dedicated to the memory of all who proudly served and protected their country