Newsletter 2-28-20

Principal's Message

from Jeff Calden


vote. your voice matters.

Vote this Tuesday, March 3rd and Let Your Voice Be Heard!



Here are a few links regarding from local agencies regarding the Coronavirus.

One is from the Santa Cruz County Health Department and the other is from the Santa Cruz County Office of Education.

Take a few moments to look at them, as they both have helpful information and tips about this situation.


SSC Health Department:


SCC Office of Education:


SOS Signs of Suicide Prevention Program

Signs of Suicice Prevention presentations in SLVHS classes this March


SLVHS Families,


New California Assembly Bill 2246 now requires all schools that serve students grades 7-12 to provide suicide prevention curriculum. At SLVHS, our district Mental Health Counselors, School Psychologists, School Counselors, and Behaviorists will be presenting the district-adopted SOS Signs of Suicide as part of our district’s Suicide Prevention Plan. This evidence-based curriculum is designed to help staff and students recognize the potential signs of suicide that students may exhibit. 


These presentations will be done with sophomores, juniors, and seniors during 4th period on Wednesday, March 18th

Freshmen will have their presentations done in the MPR in their PE classes on Tuesday and Wednesday, March 24th and 25th.


Attached is a Parent Newsletter on Signs of Suicide and an Opt Out form if you DO NOT want your student to participate in the presentation.


The completed Opt Out form should be signed and returned to the SLVHS main office by Wednesday, March 11 at 3:00 pm if you do not want your student to participate.



art contest

SLVHS Art Poster Contest on Reducing Waste

Interested in helping raise environmental awareness? The ASB Environmental committee welcomes all students to participate in an art contest. Create a poster to put around school near recycling bins. Submissions due Thursday March 5. Turn in your poster to the counseling office or email digital copy to Mikayla Shults (

Requirements: MUST have emphasis on reducing waste. At least one drawing showing the importance of recycling. Be as creative as it gets and have fun!

weekly schedule

Schedule for the Week of March 2 - 6


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March 4




March 5


Career Panel  - Lunch in MPR  Cougar Club Mtg - 7:00 pm


March 6

E  Opening Night of Chicago at SLVHS   7:00 pm in the PAC


student of the week - Sierra Bullock


cougar club

SLVHS Self-Employed Career Panel in the MPR at Lunch on Thursday, March 5
The Cougar Club and ASB are hosting a panel of people who run their own business on Thursday, March 5th from 11:45 - 12:45 in the MPR. The panelists will include: architect, real estate agent, insurance agent, graphic designer, daycare, and IT. This will be a small group discussion where you can ask the panelists questions.  Interested students should contact Charlotte Achen ( to sign up, so you can be excused from leaving class early and arriving late. Pizza will be served.


Cougar Club Meeting Thursday, March 5 at 7 pm

All parents are welcome at the next Cougar Club meeting next Thursday night in the Staff Room next to the Office as we plan for college, career, and other educational events for the rest of this school year.

chicago high school edition March 6-15 SLV Performing Arts Center


Facebook event


Tickets can be purchased at

The FB Event is  


grad night

Upcoming Grade Night 202 Fundraisers


boulder creek pizza and pub dine out night March 4


goodwill donation drive March 21-22 9am to 3pm SLVHS parking lot

New After-School Support Schedule for Semester Two

semster 2 weekly support schedule; call 335-4425 x210 for info


March is Visual and Performing Arts Awareness Month at SLVUSD

slvusd VAPA awareness month march 2020; family dinners with ensembles, movie showings, drama productions, art exhibits, music performances and more...



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


every election is determined by the people who show up.  VOTE! -Larry J. SABATO