Newsletter 8-23-19

Principal’s Message

from Jeff Calden

Back to school night

Back to School Night is Next Thursday, August 29th at 6:00 pm

The Schedule is below and a flyer with a blank schedule for your student to fill out is attached to this email. I hope everyone can come out a be part of the fun.  We will begin with a Welcome from the Principal in the Performing Arts Center and then classroom visitations begin. See you there!

 6:00 – 6:25 pm 

Principal’s Welcome in the SLVHS Performing Arts Center

6:30 – 7:55 pm

Classroom Visitations- Schedule Below





5:45 – 5:55


6:00 – 6:25


6:30 – 6:40


6:45 – 6:55


7:00 – 7:10


7:15 – 7:25


7:30 – 7:40


7:45 – 7:55


Zero Period classes will meet at 5:45 PM.

PE classes will meet in the Gym

Drama Classes will meet in the Performing Arts Center

from bell to bell there is no cell


No Cell Phone Use During Class Periods

Not in the Classroom. Not in the Halls. Not in Your Car. Not in a Tree. Turn it Off and Let it Be

The SLVHS cell phone policy is to have phones powered down and in backpacks at all times except for brunch and lunch. Many students are using their phones in classrooms and in the hallways. 

Starting Monday, August 26, if administrators or campus supervisors see a student using a phone during instructional time, it will result in the phone being immediately confiscated and brought to the Administrative Office. Students can pick up their phones at the end of the day. Repetitive cell confiscations will warrant greater consequences. Thank you for supporting your child's learning.

Families: please do not text or call your child during the school day. If there is an emergency or you need to get a message to your child, please call the office and we will get that message to the student or bring that student up to call you. This method has worked for over 100 years and still works today. In fact, it is more reliable than a text. Thank you for working with us to make class time more productive and less stressful for students.

Weekly Schedule

Schedule for the Week of August 26 - 30



August 26


Early Release Day - Dismissal at 2:01



August 27


Music Boosters Mtg - 7:00 pm Band Rm


August 28




August 29


SLVHS Back to School Night - 6:00 pm


August 30




cougar pride

Senior Sunrise 2019

photo of seniors at the sunrise breakfast      
Link to our SLVHS Calendar for Families
Click the link for access to our SLVHS Calendar for Families.  SLVHS Calendar for Families  
This calendar has all school events, parent meetings, types of bell schedule and other information on one page.
It is also attached to this newsletter to print on a single page.

poster for the play like, like like announcing auditions

SLVHS Student Production: Auditions for "Like, Like Like?"

by Tony Kienitz

Directed by Elias McMilin, Wyatt Troxell, and Austin Whisler

Auditions will be held for the student-directed play, "Like, Like Like?", in the MPR from 3:00 to 5:30 on Monday and Tuesday the 26th and 27th of August, with callbacks on Thursday the 29th. Come prepared with a one to two-minute monologue and knowledge of your personal schedule for the months of September and October. Rehearsals will run September through October. Performances will be October 18th, 19th, 20th, as well as the 24th, 25th, 26th, and 27th. Further information for interested actors and potential crew members will be provided at auditions, or email for more information.

cougar parents club

Cougar Parent Club News

The Cougar Parent Club is the Educational Booster Club at SLVHS; we support a wide range of educational enrichment, college, career, and community-building programs. Our first meeting will be on Tuesday, Sept. 3. Thereafter the Cougar Club will meet the first Thursday of the month from 7:00-8:30 in the staff room next to the office. You can also keep up on our activities by joining the Cougar Club Facebook page for your child’s class(es) to keep up to date on our activities. Just search “Cougar Parents Club Class of 2020” on Facebook.


san lorenzo valley booster club

Welcome to the 2019-2020 season. SLV Athletic Boosters partners with the San Lorenzo Valley Unified School District to subsidize and support the school sanctioned athletic programs. Our next regular business meeting is the second Wednesday of the month in the Teachers Lounge at San Lorenzo Valley High School. The meetings begin at 6:00 PM and usually lasts about an hour.

Please go to for more information

grad night

Grad Night 2020!

Are you a senior parent who is interested in being involved with Grad Night? We invite people to attend a preliminary meeting on Sunday, August 25 at 5:30 p.m. in SLVMS Room #7

At this meeting we'll go over some of the structure, positions available, and establish a regular meeting time. The parking lot will be closed; you can park in the area outside the gate. If you cannot attend on Sunday but are interested in being involved, please email us at

First DINE OUT of 2019-20!

dine out fundraiser at roadside cafe. call 335-4425 for details

Thank you ROADSIDE CAFE for being our first Dine Out for the Class of 2020!


highway 9 sign

Highway 9 Safety and Traffic Meeting: The Highway 9 Corridor Plan

Wednesday, August 28 at 6:30 PM at the SLVHS Performing Art Center.

Topics: Safe routes to school for walking and biking, Improvements to the  High School and SLVE driveways and bus stops, and many other improvements from Boulder Creek to Felton.

Hosts: County Supervisor Bruce McPherson, CalTrans, County Public Works, METRO (Bus), Regional Transportation Commission

Show you care by showing up!  


every day counts attend today-achieve tomorrow

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:

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


7105 Hwy 9, Felton, CA 95018

Phone: (831) 335-4425

Fax: (831) 335-1531

Attendance Line: (831) 335-3646

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. 


Click Here for District Community Opportunities Web Page


words of wisdom

it's okay to be upset. it's okay to be angry. it's okay to feel stuck. it's okay to feel confused. it's okay to feel lonely. it's okay to feel hurt. it's okay to cry. it's okay to not be okay.