Newsletter 11-8-19





Principal’s Message

from Jeff Calden




this grading period is ending soon

2nd Grading Period Ends Today

The second grading period ends today, Friday, November 8. 

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


youth environmental action summit

High School Students wanted for County-Wide Environmental Action Summit

Call for student applications! Do you want to join a team of students who will work to bring our community together for an Environmental Action Summit? 


Apply now! Be a part of the County Office of Education’s Youth Leadership Team for Sustainability and Environmental Justice and help plan Santa Cruz County’s first Environmental Action Summit.


Who can apply? Youth ages 13-18 from Santa Cruz County who are working to improve the environment and have a positive impact in our communities. Applicants will be selected to form a team that represents different regions, perspectives, backgrounds, and communities across the county. 



Attend the Kick-Off Planning Day on Saturday, December 14, 10:00am-2:00pm at the County Office of Education in Santa Cruz

Attend monthly planning meetings January-April (dates and times to be determined by the team during the Kick-Off Planning Day)

Participate in work teams to help organize, promote and lead the Summit event on April 17 (tentative date).


To apply, fill out this application formApplication deadline: November 24

For questions, please contact Amity Sandage, Environmental Literacy Coordinator at [email protected] or call 831-466-5711


weekly schedule

Schedule for the Week of November 11 - 15


November 11


Veterans Day - No School


Grad Night Mtg - Middle School Room 7 - 6:30 pm


November 12




November 13


Athletic Booster Mtg at 6:00 pm 


November 14




November 15



SLV Student of the Week: Alexa Lemus - 9th grade


cougar pride

Congratulations to SLVHS Senior Amayah Seedman 

SLV High Senior Amayah Seedhman received the Ralph Mathison-William Wert Scholarship from Santa Cruz-San Lorenzo Valley Masonic Lodge #38 earlier this week.  Congratulations to Amayah and thank you for representing our school and our valley so well.

Amayah Seedhman and other recipients of the Masonic award



adademic support

academic support schedule; call 335-4425 x201 for information


san lorenzo valley booster club

SLVHS Athletic Boosters Meeting Next Wednesday at 6:00 pm

SLVHS Athletic Boosters has its next Meeting on Wednesday, November 13 at 6:00 pm in the HS Staff Room


grad night

Grad Night Meeting and Some Ways to Support Grad Night 2020

The next Grad Night meeting is Monday, November 11, 6:30-8:00 p.m. in SLVMS room #7.


amazon simle

Use Amazon Smile to Support Grad Night

We know many groups are requesting your support for donations through the Amazon Smile program. Please consider switching your Amazon Smile recipient to San Lorenzo Valley High School Grad Night. Our group will receive 0.5% of eligible Amazon Smile purchases. Thanks in advance for supporting SLVHS Grad Night 2020!


Dine Out for Woodstock's Pizza Nov. 20 

Must bring a copy of the flyer to the dine out - copy attached to this email

slv high grad night fundraiser at woodstock pizza Nov 20, 5-9 pm


Save the Date for Wine & Chocolate

Saturday, feb. 22 scopazzi's restaurant


toy drive

SLVHS Toy Drive for Valley Churches United

Each year the SLV High School Chapters of the National Honor Society & the California Scholarship Federation organize a toy drive for Valley Churches United. Any student can contribute to the toy drive and any donations can be brought to the counseling office. All donations will be greatly appreciated by the children in our valley. The last day for donations is December 3rd.



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.


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


words of wisdom\

with respect, honor and gratitude; Thank You Veterans