Newsletter 8-14-19

Welcome Back

Principal’s Message

from Jeff Calden

Welcome to the 2019-20 School Year.  The staff of San Lorenzo Valley High School is excited for our students to show up for the first day of classes on Monday, August 19th. We look forward to a positive and productive school year.

Below are some important pieces of information for students and parents.  


Early Release Day

Most Mondays are Early Release Days at SLVHS

The start time for the High School will be at 7:55 every day. 

Most Mondays will be shortened days, with an Early Release time of 2:01 pm. 

Zero period will still begin at 7:00 am each day.


School gets out at 2:01 pm on the first day. There is no ZERO PERIOD the First Day.

At the bottom of this email are several important links to SLVHS website pages, including a complete list of Bell Schedules for all types of days and the SLVHS Calendar, which shows school events and the type of Bell Schedule day for the entire school year.




Friday, August 16th is Make-Up Cougar Day & New Student Cougar Day

8:00 am to Noon

Students who could not attend on Monday can get their schedules, pictures, and textbooks on Friday.

New Student Optional Campus Tour meet at 10:45 by the Counseling Office. Tour should be done by 11:45

If you can't be here for makeup day, schedules can be picked up in the Counseling Office before school on Monday.

Weekly Schedule

Schedule for the First Week of School: Aug 19 - 23



August 19


Early Release A Day - School out at 2:01

NO ZERO PERIOD - 7:55 am Start


August 20


Zero Period begins today: 7:00 am



August 21




August 22   




August 23


Senior Sunrise 6:30 am


Monday, August 19th is the First Day of School.  It is an EARLY RELEASE DAY with students released at 2:01 pm. First Period will begin at 7:55 each day.

The first week will be ERA, A, A, O, E. No Zero Period on the first day of school.

During the rest of the week, Zero Period begins at 7:00 am.



Chromebook Loaner Policy

San Lorenzo Unified School District no longer gives daily loaners of chromebooks to students on a regular basis.  

Students without a device instead may “check out” a device from the school district for the entire year.

Much like the textbooks students check out, they can go home with the student each night to be used for homework, and the student is responsible for returning the chromebook at the end of the year.

Students who wish to check out a loaner Chromebook for the year may do so at the library.


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SLVHS Attendance Policies

The beginning of the year is a good time to review existing and new attendance policies so that everyone is on the same page and there are no surprises!  This stuff is never fun to talk about.  We do not want your children to come to school when they are ill, but if they aren’t sick, they need to be here.

THE RULES: 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. This also applies to tardies. Oversleeping and Traffic are not excused tardies. These are not our rules. We can’t bend them, change them, or ignore them.

CLEARING ABSENCES: There are two methods for clearing absences

Option One – Call the Attendance Line and Leave a Message

Please call the attendance line, preferably the day that your student is absent, at 335-4425 Extension 206.  This phone line is available 24/7.

Please leave the following information when you call:

  • First and last name of the student

  • Date and period(s) of the absence(s)

  • The specific reason for the absence

  • Phone number where the parent can be reached


Option Two – Send Your Student Back to School with a Note  

You may also send your student back to school the day they return with a note that includes all information listed above.

Failure to clear absences will result in consequences including detention, loss of privileges (dances, sports contests) and possible in-school suspension. An automated phone caller will notify parents/guardians nightly of any period absence for that current school day. 

If you have any questions regarding any of these policies please contact Assistant Principal Danielle Winters at: or 335-4425 ext. 202.



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 SLV High School Bell Schedule


SLVUSD 2019-20 School Year Calendar     SLVHS Student Handbook

Administration      Staff Directory Campus Map

SLVHS Cougar Parent Club SLVHS Athletics Booster Club




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