from Jeff Calden
The first day of school is in the books and it was fun to see everyone back on campus. I made it into quite a few classrooms today and was glad to see teachers and students jumping in first day and doing hands-on activities, interesting discussions, and getting going on the academics while getting to know each other and having some fun. One day done. 179 more days of fun.
The tradition of the first Friday of the School Year being Senior Sunrise continues this Friday at 6:30 am on the Varsity Softball Field.
There will be music, free breakfast, games, and chance for seniors to literally watch the sun come up on their senior year. We will finish the journey by having Senior Sunset on the evening of June 1st.
Schedule for the First Week of School: Aug 19 - 23
Early Release A Day - School out at 2:01
NO ZERO PERIOD - 7:55 am Start
Zero Period begins today: 7:00 am
Senior Sunrise 6:30 am - Softball Field
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or 335-4425 ext. 202.
Below are some helpful links and contact information for SLV High School students and parents:
SAN LORENZO VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL
7105 Hwy 9, Felton, CA 95018
Phone: (831) 335-4425
Fax: (831) 335-1531
Attendance Line: (831) 335-3646