Newsletter 4-17-20


Principal’s Message

from Jeff Calden


New Schedule

Thanks to everyone for being so on top of everything with the new schedule.  We had 91% of students access our Monday Special Classes.  Make sure to check in next Monday for new information, activities, and assignments that count for your Monday work.  The newer, shorter blocks and afternoon opportunities also seem to be working out well and the feedback I am getting is positive.  Keep pushing through.  Know that you are being educated and you are preparing yourself for whatever comes next for you in your education or your life.

Not everybody can say that right now.  You have the opportunity to come out the other side of this ready to move forward once the world starts to get back to normal. 


Have a great weekend.


daily schedule; for details email


cougar pride

Congratulations to SLVHS Sophomore Marco Evans for Qualifying for State Science and Engineering Fair


 Marco Evans participated in this year’s Santa Cruz County Science and Engineering Fair and qualified for the California Science and Engineering Fair for his project titled: Application of Vacuum Panels as Insulation.   Thanks to Jennifer McRae, Science Coordinator at the Santa Cruz COE, for organizing this Virtual Science Fair so that students could still participate after all their hard work on these projects.  Way to go, Marco!



Did You Leave Things You Need in Your PE Locker?

We will have another day for students to get things left in PE or Swim lockers next Wednesday, April 22nd.

A sign-up sheet will be sent out on Monday the 19th.


ap exam dates

New Advanced Placement (A.P.) Testing Updates for Students and Families

AP Testing begins May 11th and concludes on May 22nd.


How Do I Pay for the Tests?

SLV High School is now accepting payment for AP Exams. Students, you should log in to your College Board account, see how many tests you are taking and multiply that by $94. 

If you are part of the free/reduced lunch program, your cost is $53/test. 

Send a check made out to SLVHS, and put your (student's) first and last name in the memo line. Address the envelope to SLVHS Attn: Annina Hausmann. 

Payment is due to SLV High School by May 4th.


If your situation has changed and you and your family need financial support at this time, please contact Annina Hausmann at


AP Art Students: Your Digital Art Submissions are due on Monday, May 11th.  

Mrs. Thompson will then review them for you to make sure they are ready to be assessed.


AP Computer Science Students: Your Computer Performance Task must be turned into the AP Digital Portfolio by May 26th at 8:59 pm.


Exam Dates

* Exams will be given from May 11–22.

* Makeup test dates will be available for each subject from June 1–5.

* Students can take exams at home or in schools, if they reopen.

* Each subject's exam will be taken on the same day at the same time, worldwide.


Advanced Placement Test Schedules
  9:00 AM 11:00 AM 1:00 PM
Mon, May 11     AP Government and Politics
Tue, May 12   AP Calculus  
Wed, May 13   AP English   
Thu, May 14     AP Physics 
Fri, May 15   AP U.S. History (APUSH)  
Mon, May 18   AP Biology AP Environmental Science (APES)
Tue, May 19      
Wed, May 20   AP Language and Composition (APLAC)  
Thu, May 21 AP French    
Fri, May 22   AP Statistics AP Spanish


Exam Format

* Most exams will have one or two free-response questions, and each question will be timed separately. 

* Students will need to write and submit their responses within the allotted time for each question.

* Students will be able to take exams on any device they have access to—computer, tablet, or smartphone. They'll be able to type and upload their responses or write responses       

   by hand and submit a photo via their cell phones.

* For most subjects the exams will be 45 minutes long, plus an additional 5 minutes for uploading. Students will need to access the online testing system 30 minutes early to get set           up.

* Certain courses—Art and Design: 2D,  Art and Design: 3D, and  Computer Science Principles , will use portfolio submissions and will not have a separate online exam. All deadlines  

   for these submissions have been extended to May 26, 2020, 11:59 p.m. ET. Teachers and students may receive separate course-specific communications.

* Students taking world language and culture exams will complete two spoken tasks consistent with free-response questions 3 and 4 on the current AP Exam. Written responses 

   will not be required. We'll provide additional details in the coming weeks to help students prepare.    *

* Tips for testing on specific devices will be available in late April.

monday special

Monday Special Course

The Monday Special Course is in Schoology and there are simple instructions on how each student needs to sign up to be in that course.  

A code is required to sign up for the class.  The High School Code is ZZ4X-ZMFZ-T2B4B

To sign up - simply go to Schoology, Click on My Courses, Click Join a Course, and then enter the code above.

A course called Monday Special for SLVHS will show up in your courses. When you open that course you will see folders that you can open to get that week's assignment.  




Yearbook Sales

Yearbooks are now only $85 instead of $90.  

Don't pass this deal up!



the claw

SLVHS Newspaper - The Claw - Now Being Published Online

Follow the student journalists covering San Lorenzo Valley High School at The Claw newspaper online: and on Twitter at



san lorenzo valley unified school district

SLV Unified School District LCAP Survey - Please Give us Your Input

We value parent input and would like to hear from all families!



weekly schedule

Online Distance Learning Schedule for the Week of:  April 20 - 24


April 20

Monday Special

Monday Special Lessons for Students
No Live Classes - No more A Days


April 21

O Day

 New O Day Schedule
Live Classes from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm
 Afternoon Block Opportunities 1:30 - 2:30 pm


April 22

E Day

New E Day Schedule
Live Classes from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm

Afternoon Block Opportunities 1:30-2:30 pm


April 23

O Day

New O Day Schedule
Live Classes from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm
Afternoon Block Opportunities 1:30-2:30 pm 


April 24

E Day

New E Day Schedule
Live Classes from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm 

Afternoon Off



Jeff Calden: Principal

Danielle Winters: Assistant Principal:

Katie Amos: Administrative Assistant:

Ellen Taylor: Attendance:

Jeff Kitts: Technology Support:

Rachel Oglive: Technology Support:

Leslie Burns: Counselor:

Jen Kelly: Counselor:

Deborah Mitchell: Social/Emotional Counselor:

Charlotte Achen: College/Career Counselor:

SSC Health Department:

SCC Office of Education:



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



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

Change is never easy, you fight to hold on and you fight to let go.