Newsletter 10-31-19





Principal’s Message

from Jeff Calden

this grading period is ending soon

2nd Grading Period Ends Next Friday, November 8th 

The second grading period ends next Friday, November 8.  Teachers will be closing gradebooks soon. 

Please make sure those who need to spend a whole lot of time this three-day weekend completing missing work and then - TURN IT IN ON MONDAY!  

Eligibility for upcoming sports and drama productions will be declared based on this second Progress Report Grade. 


halloween at school

Happy Halloween - NO SCHOOL TOMORROW

Hope you and your family have a fun and safe Halloween.  


Enjoy some pictures from SLVHS Halloween today.

halloween photos


ncbi national coalition building institute

NCBI Workshops Next Week for Freshmen

Dear Families,

During the week of November 4-8, 9th-grade students will be participating in an NCBI workshop in their PE classes.  This is presented by students from SLV High School, who are part of the SLVHS NCBI Club. NCBI stands for the National Coalition Building Institute; SLVHS has the longest-running chapter in the country, having been at SLVHS for over 18 years. The group promotes diversity, teen peer support, and interrupting negative behavior around campus. 


The goal of the workshop is to create a better sense of our community at SLVHS and to teach students how to be supportive of each other. The workshop is put on by students for students, with the HS staff being involved as well.  The leaders are high school students who have been trained through the workshop and have taken an extra interest and passion in what NCBI does. This workshop provides an opportunity for students to learn how to speak out in support of others and stand up to bullying behaviors. We ask that each student comes to the workshop with an open mind and a supportive heart!

Please contact our NCBI staff advisors, Leslie Burns ([email protected]) or Claire Hackett ([email protected]) with questions.  



In Case You Forgot: Vaping is a Costly Nicotine Addiction that Can Also Kill You

And Some Fun Math : Vaping 1 JUUL pod = Smoking 40 Cigarettes

Vaping Info; for a copy call 335-4425 x 201

weekly schedule

Schedule for the Week of November 4 - 8


November 4


ERA Day - 2:01 pm Dismissal


November 5




November 6




November 7


Cougar Club Mtg 7:00 pm Staff Rm  


November 8


2nd Grading Period Ends
Military Visits at Lunchtime


student of the week: katie greene

poster for Like, Like like?

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

Performances added! Last chance to see the show are this Friday @ 7:00 p.m. and Sunday @ 2:00 p.m.


$12 - General

$10 - Staff/Students/Seniors



symbols of the different branches of the military

Military Recruiters on Campus next Friday, November 8 at Lunch

Recruiters from the different branches of the United States Military will have tables set up in the main quad at lunch next Wednesday.  California and Federal education law allows military recruiters access to campuses in the same manner as college or business recruiters.  Students can choose or not choose to visit the tables.  As is the case with all other types of recruiters, no students will be approached.

academic support

support schedule; call 3354425 x201 for information



cougar club

All Parents invited to Cougar Club Meeting Thursday November 7

You are invited to join us at the Cougar Club Meeting next Thursday November 7 from 7-8:30 pm in the Staff Room (to the left of the SLVHS Office). We will be reviewing teacher equipment requests and planning for upcoming college and career activities. We welcome new ideas and input. 



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 [email protected].

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

affordable housing community forum; call 431-6163 for information




the 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.

slvusd board briefing; call 336-5194 for information



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 more information


words of wisdom

the only thing we have to fear is fear itself...and spiders. Happy Halloween