Newsletter 1-10-20

Next Week is a Backwards Week (E-O-E-O-A)



Principal's Message

from Jeff Calden

The Like Movie


ASB and the Cougar Club Sponsoring Movie about Social Media for SLVHS Students and Families

SLVHS will be screening a new documentary titled, LIKE next Wednesday, January 15, at 6:00 PM at the SLVHS PAC .

LIKE is an IndieFlix original documentary that explores the impact of social media on our lives and the effects of technology on the brain. The goal of the film is to inspire and help equip us to self-regulate. Social media is a tool and social platforms are a place to connect, share, and care… but is that what's really happening?


Please RSVP here. Tickets are free, but donations will be encouraged at the door to help offset the cost of movie rental.

Click the following link to watch the trailer: Trailer


The following SLVHS teachers are offering extra credit for attending the movie screening:

Bauman (All classes), Buie (4th period), Clark (Math Analysis), Coulson (PE and S & S), Grant (Construction, Engineering, Aquaculture), Guilford (Drama 1 & Drama 2), Jot (French 2 if EC Written in French), Kersey (All classes), Lahey (All classes), Lasater (Directed Study & World Literature), Lewis (Spanish 1), Martin (All classes), Martinez (World History and AP Gov/Econ), Parmenter (All classes)  , Ruby (All classes), Salido (US history and AP US history), Silva (Math 3), Simmons (All classes), Sutcliffe (All classes), Thompson (All classes) Winkler (All classes) 


All are welcome! 




Class of 2020 parents - Get your Student's Senior Ad in the Yearbook!

The time is wrapping up on your student’s senior year!

Senior ads in the SLV Yearbook are a perfect way to pay tribute to your student and all of their accomplishments over these past four years. 

You can make the ad online on the Jostens’ Senior Ad website at:


OR you can create a Senior Ad “scrapbook style” by hand and send it with your student to bring to Mr. Poetzinger’s room I-104.

OR you may lay it out on your computer and e-mail a copy (preferably in a .jpg or a .pdf format) to

Checks are to be made out to “San Lorenzo Valley High School,” and submitted to room I-104.

Remember that our yearbook is based on an 8½” by 11” page format. 

Ads need to be submitted by Wednesday, February 5th

$160 Full Page - 8½” wide by 11” tall

$80 Half Page - 8½” wide by 5½” tall

$50 Quarter Page – 4¼” wide by 5½” tall


Thank you! 


2020 SLVHS Sempervirens Yearbook Staff 

P.S. ➔ Buy a 2020 yearbook online for $85 or in room I-104. 

All checks are made out to San Lorenzo Valley High School. 


To purchase a Yearbook online go to:



sex education

Sex Ed will take place in Freshman PE classes the Week of January 27th

We are pleased to inform you that your child will have the opportunity to participate in the Teen Talk High School course in their Physical Education class beginning on Monday January 27, 2020. Teen Talk High School is a comprehensive sexuality education program developed by trained professionals in the field of sexuality education at Health Connected (

Teen Talk High School is a comprehensive sexuality education course, designed to provide an open forum for teenagers to ask questions and get medically-based, unbiased, and accurate information. Teen Talk High School complies with California Education Codes 51930-51939 (California Healthy Youth Act of 2015) and meets the California Health Education Content Standards under “Growth, Development and Sexual Health.”

Teen Talk High School covers the following topics: Values Clarification, Sexual and Reproductive Anatomy, Abstinence/Not Having Sex, Healthy Relationships, Birth Control, including a condom demonstration, Pregnancy Options, Sexually Transmitted Infections, including HIV, Sexual Safety, Consent, and the Law, Sexual Identity & Gender, Sex in the Media, Communication and Decision-Making, and Parent/Guardian Communication.  


A pre/post-assessment will be administered at the beginning and end of the course. The assessment covers sexual health knowledge that will be covered during the course as well as questions about student comfort and confidence in communicating about sexual health topics with peers, partners, and trusted adults. You can examine instructional materials, including assessments, at the school office. If you have questions, please see your child’s teacher or principal. State law allows you to remove your student from any portion of a comprehensive sexual health education course. If you do not want your student to participate in this sexual health course, please give a note to your student’s Physical Education teacher or the School Principal by Friday, January 24, 2020.  The goal of a comprehensive sexual health education program is to help students learn the facts and to make good decisions now, and later in life. 


weekly schedule

Schedule for the Week of January 13 -17 - Backwards Week!


January 13


Grad Night Mtg - 6:30 pm


January 14





January 15


LIKE Movie Screening 6:00 pm - PAC


January 16




January 17


Regular A Day - 2:40 pm Dismissal


student of the week: Isaiah Estabrooks-Ring 9th grade

student of the week: Julia Jo 12th Grade



cougars track and field

Track and Field Parent Meeting

The Parent Meeting for Track and Field will be Wednesday, January 22nd at 6:00pm in the SLVHS Multi-Purpose Room



slvusd student nutrition services banner

SLVUSD Student Nutrition Services - TITAN

New  for 2019/20 school year: Student Nutrition Services online payments can be made through Titan School Solutions. Please visit to create your account to make payments and view transactions. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office at (831) 335-5384 or    


presidential inauguration

Presidential Inauguration 2021

Our school will be joining thousands of students nationwide to participate in the Close Up Foundation’s week-long Presidential Inauguration program in Washington, DC.  We will be attending the program January 16-22, 2021.  The cost is $2,865.

Your student will have the opportunity to:

  • Witness the Presidential Inauguration on the national mall and attend a student Inaugural Ball.
  • Meet students from all over the country and make new friends
  • Experience D.C: monuments, memorials, museums, neighborhoods, and some hidden gems.
  • Participate in simulation and debates on key issues
  • Visit Capitol Hill for Walking Workshop

If you are interested, please contact Cindy Martinez at for more information. And visit 


grad night


amazon smile

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!



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.



words of wisdom


Family Rules: Love each other. Hands are not for hitting. Always say thank you! No whining. Ever. Listen to your parents. Wait your turn. Say you are sorry. Know you are loved! Pick up your toys. Share.  Be patient, grateful, generous.