Newsletter 10-25-19

Next Week is a Backwards Week - AGAIN!


NO SCHOOL FRIDAY, November 1 - Teacher Professional Development Day



Principal’s Message

from Jeff Calden


Football helmet

Start Time for Tomorrow's Football Games Have Changed

PG&E informed the school district this morning that the power in our area may go out sometime in the next 36 hours.

Therefore, in an attempt to get games in before the outage, the start times of the football games have been changed as follows:

Junior Varsity Football: 9:00 am start

Varsity Football: Noon start

If the Power Goes Out Before or During these Games, We WILL Still Play the Games.

The number of people on campus at that time is not large enough to necessitate closing the restrooms. Also, the snack bar will still be open, grilling burgers and hot dogs, and selling most of the rest of the regular menu. Watsonville High is okay with the time changes and the Referees are on board and will be keeping time and score on the field. We will not have announcers, but we don't need power to all still sing the National Anthem together. See you there.

bell schedule

Next Week's Schedule  

Next week is a Backwards Week with NO SCHOOL on Friday.

The schedule is E-O-E-O-NO School

Thursday is Halloween and therefore School Halloween as well.

Halloween at school

Next Thursday is Halloween and students and staff are welcome and encouraged to dress up. 

We have some fun Halloween activities planned for lunchtime.

However, please make sure that costumes are appropriate for school.  Here are a few tips:


  • School Dress Code Applies - Students with costumes that break dress code will need to change out of their costumes
  • No weapons as props - No fake swords, knives, guns, spears, ninja stars, etc.  No real ones either
  • A student’s costume must allow for them to still sit at a desk or table and be able to do their schoolwork


Thanks for getting it right before getting to school.  That way, everybody has a good day.


Halloween Week Activities at Lunch on the Cougar Lawn

Monday - Bobbing for Apples

Tuesday - How Many Candies in the Jar

Wednesday - Decorate Paper Spiders, Ghosts, and Pumpkins

Thursday -  Halloween Costume Contest (DRESS CODE APPLIES) 


Fall concert

SLVHS Fall Concert for Choir and Band The San Lorenzo Valley High School Music Program will put on their Fall Concert next Wednesday, October 30th at 7:00 pm in the SLV Performing Arts Center. 

Come and see the SLVHS Choir and Band perform.


weekly schedule

Schedule for the Week of October 28 - November 1


October 28


E Day - Dismissal at 2:49
Cabrillo College & Career Night 


October 29




October 30


SLVHS Fall Concert 

7:00 pm n the PAC


October 31




November 1


No School - Teacher Professional Development Day


student of the week: julia bradford


Poster for Like, like like?

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

Last Chance to See the Show this Friday & Saturday @ 7:00 p.m. and Sunday @ 2:00 p.m.



$12 - General

$10 - Staff/Students/Seniors

$10 - Community Night THUR 10/24


auditions for Chicago; for info email Will Guilford at


academic support


  academic support schedule: for info call 335-4425 x201



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 booster club

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


grad night

Grad Night Donation Drive is THIS WEEKEND

goodwill donation drive; call 335-4425 x 210 for info



the warm line

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.


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 and emergency notifications; visit for info


words of wisdom

someone else is dreaming about the things you take for granted