Newsletter 10-17-19

Next Week is a Backwards Week


Friday is a Regular A Day - No Early Release Next Week



Principal’s Message

from Jeff Calden

vaping informational parent night

Parent Informational Night on Vaping next Thursday, October 24th at 6:00 pm in the SLVHS Multi-Purpose Room

Next Thursday night, SLV High School will hold an informational night for parents on the subject of Vaping.

A presentation will be given from the Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Department. The presentation will be followed by a question and answer session to help parents better understand all things associated with teens and vaping. This event is for parents of students in all SLV schools, not just the high school, as sadly, this epidemic affects children in elementary and middle school as well as high school. 


Caltrans to Close Highway 9 between Felton and Santa Cruz Next Week 

For those of you who have seen the signs on the road this week, I have a press release from Caltrans letting us know that the closures on Highway 9 next week will only be between Felton and Santa Cruz.  More details from the press release below.


Santa Cruz Maintenance and Tree Crews will conduct four full daytime closures on both directions of Highway 9 between Keystone Way near Santa Cruz and Glengarry Road in Felton to remove numerous dead trees along the roadway, as well as clean ditches, and refresh road pavement markers and striping. Work starts Monday, Oct. 21 through Thursday, Oct. 24 from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm each day. 



Next Week is College and Career Week at SLV High School

Please check out the poster below for all the Information on SLVHS College and Career Week

college career week; call 335-4425 x215 for info

fafsa free application for federal student aid

FAFSA Help Night this Wednesday, October 23 at SLV High from 6:30 to 8:00 pm in Rm J4

What is FASFA?  FASFA stands for Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

This is something that every family who has a Senior should be filling out, regardless of where you think you may go to college and even if you are unsure about going to college at this point.  As part of College and Career Week, there will be a College Financial Aid Advisor in the room J4 computer lab from 6:30 - 8:00 pm to help Senior parents and students who have have FAFSA Questions or want some help filling out the Application.  To RSVP for this Event, Click Here



warmline; mental health peer-run warmline

Need Someone to Talk to? California Launches Mental Health Hotline for Calls or Instant Messaging

California residents in need of non-emergency emotional help can now call or instant message people at a hotline that debuted statewide Monday, just ahead of World Mental Health Day. The California Peer-Run Warm Line, available at 1-855-845-7415, will be staffed for most of the day to start. It's deliberately called a "warm line" because it's supposed to arrange for help before the situation raises to a "hotline" level. 


The free service offers non-emergency emotional support and referrals to anyone who calls or messages the number 1-855-845-7415It will be staffed 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays, and 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sundays. The goal is to have 24/7 service by the end of the year.



Weekly Schedule

Schedule for the Week of October 21 - 25


October 21


E Day - No Early Out - Dismissal 2:49 


October 22


Music Boosters Mtg 7:00 pm


October 23


 FAFSA Help Night 6:30 pm Rm J4


October 24


Parent Informational Night on Vaping 6:30 pm in the HS MPR


October 25


Regular A Day - No Early Release

slvhs student of the week- mia torres


poster for like, like like?


Come and See the SLVHigh School Student Production of Like, Like Like?

October 18-27, 2019

Fridays & Saturdays @ 7:00 p.m.

Sundays @ 2:00 p.m.

Community Night is Thursday, October 24 & 7:00 p.m. - all tickets $10 each



$12 - General

$10 - Staff/Students/Seniors

$10 - Community Night THUR 10/24


Chicago-auditions; call 335-4425 x 201 for information


Academic Support


Academic Support Schedule; call 335-4425 x201 for information  



Cougar Club

Have You Donated Yet to Support Cougar Club Programs?

We need your help to continue the many academic enrichment programs we support and to meet several teacher requests for classroom equipment. The great news is that your donation will be doubled by an anonymous donor! All the money goes to support programs that benefit your children.

It’s easy and tax-deductible. The SLVHS Cougar Club now has non-profit status so you can donate via Paypal or Venmo to You can also make a donation via check or cash to the “Cougar Club” this can be mailed to the school (7105 Highway 9, Felton 95018) or dropped off at the office Parent support and donations are what allow the Cougar Club to continue to provide programs and services to help ensure the success of our students, our teachers and our school.


slv athletic boosters

SLVHS Athletic Boosters Needs to add Core Members for Bingo

SLVHS Athletic Boosters raises a tremendous amount of money for our students each year by hosting and working Bingo one night week at the Portuguese Hall in Santa Cruz.  That money is a major reason our sports are free for students, unlike the pay-to-play models at all other high schools in our area.

If you are interested in helping you can contact the Boosters at

Volunteering also gives money directly to the sport of your choice at SLVHS



Fundraiser at Bruno's; email for info


Grad night goodwill fundraiser; email for info



  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.


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. 



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; visit for info

words of wisdom

strong people stand up for themselves. But the strongest people stand up of others.