Newsletter 9-13-19

Principal’s Message

from Jeff Calden


Club Day

Next Thursday is Club Day - Lunchtime on the Senior Lawn

SLV High School students and staff offer a wide variety of clubs for our students to join and participate in throughout the year.  

Next Thursday, September 19th is Club Day, where our clubs will have a table out on the senior lawn at lunch to advertise, explain, and sign up members for their clubs.  Last year, there were nearly 50 clubs on campus, including Book Club, Anti-Stress Club, Surf Club, Interact Club, The Rainbow Alliance, The Business Club, Relay for Life, Hiking Club, Anime Club, The Hope Brigade, and even the Lettuce Club.  This year, there will also be a Mock Trial Club and an E-Sports Club, both of which will compete with other schools.


Come on out and see what's available!


The Mattress Fundraiser

SLV Music Fundraiser - 2019 Mattress Sale - September 21st in HS Gym from 10 am to 5 pm

Hey! Do you happen to need a new mattress? San Lorenzo Valley Music Programs is hosting their 4th annual mattress sale fundraiser from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm 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!


Weekly Schedule

Schedule for the Week of September 16 - 20


September 16


Early Release A Day - Dismissal 2:01 pm



September 17


Drama Booster Mtg - 6:00 pm 


September 18




September 19


Club Day - Lunch on the Senior Lawn 


September 20




SLVHS Student of the Week: Margaret Poston



Student Nutrition Services

A Message from SLVUSD Student Nutrition Services

Student Nutrition Services has a NEW Online Payments/Family Portal through Titan School Solutions. Here you can create an account to make payments to your student’s online account and view student transactions. Please visit to create your account.

Note: All account balances from last year have rolled over and you will be able to see the current balance when you create account for your student with Titan. This includes payments made through myschoolbucks and cash/check payments.


Thank you for your understanding of our transition to a new system as we know we will better serve our students. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office at (831) 335-5384 or

A letter with more information is attached to this email.



Cougar Parents


Support SLVHS When You Shop

You can support college, career, and educational enrichment programs at SLVHS when you shop at Wild Roots Markets in Felton and Boulder Creek. Simply purchase a gift card and tell the cashier which school you would like to support SLV High School (code #701). Wild Roots Markets will donate 5% of your purchase to the Cougar Club. Once you have a card, you can easily add money to it.


You can also support SLVHS when you purchase items from over 200 retailers such as Amazon, eBay, Kmart, CVS, Home Depot, AirBnB, and various airlines by buying gift cards through the Benefit app (see for a full list) and using them when you shop. Then 2-10% of your purchase prices (depending on the retailer) support the SLV High School Cougar Club. It just takes a couple of quick steps to get started:


  1. Download the Benefit app.
  2. Select SLV High School Cougar Club as your beneficiary
  3. Link your bank account (we get a higher percentage of your purchase) or credit card.
  4. Then you purchase gift cards for the amount of your choice for any of the retailers on the list and use those to make your purchases.


This a great way to support SLVHS educational programs without having to spend any additional money. Email if you have any questions about it or problems enrolling.




Grad Night Meeting Next Monday, October 14 at 6:30 pm

Come support our safe and sober Grad Night for the Class of 2020!
We appreciate and need all the help we can get to make this happen for our seniors. Monthly meetings are the 2nd Monday of each month, 6:30-8:00 p.m., and are held in San Lorenzo Valley Middle School  in Room #7. Attendance at meetings is not required in order to be involved. 

You can reach us via Tickets for Grad Night are $80 until April 1, 2020, and are available via our website, or you can purchase them via check or cash. See Jeannette in the Counseling office for that option.


Grad-Night-Dine-Out-September: Sushi San

Thank you Sushi San for supporting Grad Night 2020!


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.



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. 


Community Opportunity

The Community Opportunity Link is provided as a courtesy for parents and students by the San Lorenzo Valley Unified School District to receive information of current local events and other student opportunities. These opportunities range from scouting, sports, arts/drama, local community events, as well as other parent resources.

In an effort to reduce paper, flyers will not be sent home to students; all approved flyers will be posted to this District-created website.



Community & Emergency Notifications



words of wisdom


Fear can hold you prisoner. Hope can set you free. -Stephen King