Newsletter 8-30-19

Principal’s Message

from Jeff Calden

football helmet

SLV Football TONIGHT at Home vs. Scotts Valley on our NEW FIELD - Under the Lights!

SLV Football Game TONIGHT! The second Friday night football game in SLV school history is happening tonight versus Scotts Valley here on the brand new SLV High School Football Field


There will be a pregame party at the middle school softball field from 3:30 - 4:30, featuring music, Spikeball, Cornhole, badminton, music, and FREE root beer floats.


The JV Football game is at 4:30 p.m. and the Varsity Football game is at 7:30 p.m. Friday night.


Wear all black and join the "Red Sea" student section for the football game.


Online tickets are available at


Come on out and have some fun tonight!


California 9 road sign

Use the Fall Creek Route from School to Felton - Don't Walk on Highway 9!

The Community Transportation Group has been working on establishing safe routes to and from school for our kids. There is now signage on the Fall Creek route that is very helpful and it leads from school to down to downtown Felton. There are many places where it is absolutely NOT safe to walk on Highway 9.  I have attached the map below to this email as well. 

map of new route


School Pictures

School Photos from Van Zantes are Online and have a Discount Price for a Short Time

This is to let you know the gallery SLVHS School Photos 2019-20 is now available for viewing at the following link.

You will need to create an account if you do not already have one.


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. 

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 September 2 - 6


September 2


Labor Day Holiday



September 3


Cougar Club Mtg - 7:00 pm Staff Room


September 4




September 5


Fall Rally - 11:50 am - HS Gym


September 6




Mattress Fundraiser

SLV Music Fundraiser - 2019 Mattress Sale

Hey! Do you happen to need a new mattress? San Lorenzo Valley Music Programs is hosting their 4th annual mattress sale fundraiser on September 21st in the gym. I know it sounds crazy, but what Custom Fundraising Solutions does is bring in 25 different mattresses from name brands like Simmons Beautyrest into the school for a day, transforming the gym into a mattress showroom. It's just like a store, but in a school. Custom Fundraising Solutions then goes directly to the manufacturer in ordering the brand new bed. They take out the middle man saving customers up to 50% on a mattress while giving a huge amount of money back to the Music Program.  If you need a new mattress or know anyone who does, have them come to the event and get a new mattress here! 


Check in on Facebook + Invite all of your Facebook friends : 

What is a mattress fundraiser? :

Thanks for supporting the San Lorenzo Valley Music Programs!



Individual Student State Test Scores

The California Department of Education (CDE) will no longer be mailing home student score reports for any of the state level testing. Your student's electronic student score reports can be obtained by logging in to the parent portal in PowerSchool. More details about how to access the score reports can be found on this SLVUSD webpage:  Student State Tests  


school calendar for 2019-2020

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.


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

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 next Tuesday, Sept. 3, 7:00 to  8:30 pm in the Staff Room next to the officeThereafter the Cougar Club will meet the first Thursday of the month from 7:00-8:30 pm. All are welcome. We have a solid group of senior parents who are officers and look forward to welcoming some freshman, sophomore, and junior parents who can learn the ropes and continue our valuable activities in the coming years. We welcome suggestions for new programs.

If you can’t make the meeting, but want to help you can email us at 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


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 OneCall 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
Three Day Weekend!