Newsletter 2-7-20

No School Monday, February 10th!



Principal's Message

from Jeff Calden

No School Monday

No School Monday, February 10th - First Grading Period Ends Friday, February 14th

There is No School this Monday, February 10th.   Enjoy the time off.

Remember, the first grading period of Semester Two ends on Friday, February 14th.

If necessary, take some time over the long weekend to check those grades and get work back to your teachers before they close their gradebooks next week.

Eligibility will be declared on Thursday, February 20th.


credit unions dare you to take a...bite of reality

Parent Volunteers Needed to Help our Students Learn about Financial Responsibility

On Wednesday, February 26, the Cougar Club and the College & Career Office will be sponsoring our annual offering of the Bite-of-Reality hands-on, budget workshop where SLVHS seniors learn how to manage their money and plan for the future. 10 parent volunteers are still needed to help from 8:45-12:00 so we can offer this program. Parents will participate by selling students various items such as cars, groceries, housing, child care, etc. Parents who have participated before have all enjoyed it. Please sign up here. Please note that you need to be at the event for the entire morning.


Parent Info Night - VAPE: Hidden in Plain Sight

Presented by the Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office - Wed, February 19th in HS MPR 

ALL SLVUSD FAMILIES ARE WELCOME K-12. Knowledge is the First Step


Parent vape info night; for info contact


parent resources

New Parents and Technology resource page on the SLVHS Website  

There is a new Parents and Technology resource page on the SLVHS Website

Below are just a few of many resources on the page that may be valuable to our parents when it comes to technology and our students.


  • Managing Technology - Tips for the first generation of parents raising children that never knew the world without the internet in the palm of their hands.
  • Technology Tools - Technology to manage technology.
  • Common Sense Media - Highly recommended site of information, reviews, and resources for parents.
  • Chromebooks - Important tips setting them up, family contracts and current models.
  • Smart Phones - Is your child ready for a smartphone? Family contracts, managing phones, why they're important.
  • Online Safety - Basic information with links to further details.


Visit the Parents and Technology page by clicking this link:  Parents and Technology

You can also reach the page under the Parents/Students tab at the top of the SLVHS website's main page



weekly schedule

Schedule for the Week of February 10 - 14  


February 10




February 11




February 12


Athletic Boosters Mtg - 6:00 pm


February 13


Rotary Speech Contest - 6:15 pm at Scopazzi's Restaurant in Boulder Creek


February 14

E End of Grading Period - Progress Reports and Eligibility next week 


student of the week: Morgan Bright - 12th grade



New After-School Support Schedule for Semester Two

academic support schedule; call 335-4425 x201 for info


chicago high school edition

Chicago is coming to SLV High School this March!

The SLVHS Drama Program presents the musical Chicago - this March in SLV Performing Arts Center

Tickets are now on sale for the show, which opens on March 6th.

Come support our talented and hardworking students.  See you there.


Tickets can be purchased at

The FB Event is  



Letter from Santa Cruz County Health Services Agency on the Coronavirus

The CDC and state and local public health departments are closely monitoring developments regarding an outbreak caused by a novel (new) coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. The first case in the United States was announced on January 21, 2020 in the State of Washington. On January 26, 2020 two cases were confirmed in Southern California. Public health departments are working to identify anyone who might be infected to prevent further spread of the outbreak. To date, there are no confirmed cases in Santa Cruz County and residents are at low risk of becoming infected.


When new viruses surface, there can be lots of anxiety and stress. It’s important to stay informed. We acknowledge the impact that this outbreak is having on our community, and on those who have friends or relatives who are affected. We are thinking of you.


What you need to know

  • In the unusual event that a child or staff member is identified who recently traveled from Wuhan, China, and who has any of these respiratory symptoms (fever, cough, or shortness of breath), he or she should be sent home from school/work, and the school should contact the Communicable Disease Unit at: 831-454-4114 (Monday-Friday 8AM-5PM) and 831-471-1170 (after hours and weekends) for additional guidance.

We encourage all students, parents, and staff to take common-sense precautions to prevent the spread of all infectious diseases, including common illnesses like colds and flu

  • Encourage students and staff to stay home when they are sick.
    • Those who have a fever at school should go home and stay home until at least 24 hours after they no longer have a fever without the use of fever-reducing medicine.
    • Separate sick students and staff from others, ideally in a separate place, until they can be picked up to go home.
  • Promote hand hygiene among students and staff through education, scheduled time for handwashing, and availability of soap and water or hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your face, particularly your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Teach and encourage proper cough etiquette—cough or sneeze into a tissue, sleeve, or arm (do not use hands).
  • Perform routine surface cleaning.
  • Consider not attending large gatherings, as this is where cold, flu, and other respiratory viruses often spread.

We will monitor the developing situation and inform you of any additional public health recommendations.




Corinne Hyland, MPH | Public Information Officer

Community Health Education|Educación de Salud en la Comunidad

Public Health Division | Santa Cruz County Health Services Agency

1070 Emeline Ave, Bldg G | Santa Cruz, CA 95060



(  (831) 454-7558 | 7 (831) 454-5048 | 8





slv tennis

SLVHS Boys Tennis begins Tuesday, February 11th

Would you please publish and announce that boys tennis will begin on the week of Tuesday Feb 11 from 3:05-4:35 at the SLV tennis courts. Players who are interested and unable to attend should contact coach O'Brien at  



grad night

Grad Night Annual Wine & Chocolate Fundraiser

Online tickets for our annual Wine & Chocolate fundraiser are now on sale. Tickets can be purchased in advance at There will also be tickets available at the door. Each ticket includes a complimentary wine or beer glass plus five (5) tastings. The event includes a silent auction, wine & beer tasting, fine chocolates, and live music from local musicians. Thanks in advance to our sponsors:  Hallcrest Vineyards, Kissed by an Angel Wines, Santa Cruz mountain Vineyard, Shale Canyon Wines, Steel Bonnet Brewing Co., Shanty Shack Brewing & Ashby Confections. We hope you can join us!


Wild Roots Markets Grad Night Fundraiser on February 11th

shop for a cause: join us tuesday feb 11 at wild roots market in Felton and boulder creek. 5% of all sales will go to support grad night 2020



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 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:



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

a simple "hello" can really make someone's day