from Jeff Calden
The Class of 2020 will have TWO Graduation Events
We ARE having a LIVE Graduation Event on the Originally Scheduled Date!
When: Friday, June 5, 2020, starting at 10:00 am
What: A graduation procession in cars (PLEASE, decorate the car if you’d like!)
Where: SLV Tri-Campus
Details: Seniors and their immediate families will drive onto the SLV Tri-Campus at the SLE entrance, and proceed to the back parking lot by the pool. There, each graduate’s name will be announced and the graduates will be handed their diplomas. Then the cars will continue to drive up Overbeck Way, and exit through the middle school back road. Teachers and Staff from Kindergarten to Senior year will be invited to line the road (ten feet apart with masks) and cheer for you as you leave school and head out into the real world.
This event will be broadcast LIVE on Boulder Creek Community Radio: www.KBCZ.org, KBCZ 90.1FM, which covers Boulder Creek and immediate surrounding areas, AND on its new sister station, KBCD at 89.3FM which covers Felton, Zayante, Scotts Valley and Santa Cruz. This way, everyone can listen to the ceremony on their car radios or at home and cheer and scream and honk for every graduate as they are announced.
More details to come - but a few quick rules: one car per graduate and no RVs or limos because we are required to fit all cars on the tri-campus and not block up Hwy 9. Also, nobody may get out of the car during the procession. These were required pieces of the plan in order to have this event approved by Public Health and the Sheriff's Department.
We are ALSO Creating a Second Graduation Event to Commemorate this Group of Seniors
When: Beginning soon and lasting a few weeks
What: The creation of the Class of 2020 Graduation: The Movie
Where: SLV PAC
Details: Nearly every part of a regular graduation will be professionally filmed in our PAC, one piece at a time. National Anthem, Speeches, Musical Performances, one graduate at a time having their name read and walking across the stage, your professional photo taken holding your diploma, even somebody ringing the graduation bell. All of these pieces will be edited together with sound, music, applause, and special effects, into a complete film that will be available to you online. Special Thanks to Kylan Thureockes for putting all of this together for us.
WE WILL FILM THE GRADUATES IN CAPS AND GOWNS IN THE PAC FROM MONDAY MAY 11TH THROUGH WEDNESDAY, MAY 13TH.
THERE IS A SIGN-UP SHEET ONLINE. EACH SENIOR SHOULD GO TO THE WEBSITE AND SECURE A DAY AND TIME TO COME AND BE FILMED.
YOU MUST SIGN UP FOR A SPOT AND SHOW UP AT THE CORRECT TIME TO BE FILMED.
SIGN UP NOW!
Why all of this?
The plan is to have a live, fun, festive activity at school with graduates and immediate family together, but in cars! And it is the plan that when you leave the tri-campus that morning and head home to a graduation party, the film we created will be waiting for you online to download and watch. We hope to create a day that nobody will forget and give this class that has lost out on many things, something no other class has ever had. A car parade through school, a live radio broadcast, and a movie made about the graduation of the San Lorenzo Valley High School Class of 2020.
Why not a more traditional graduation ceremony?
We knew going in that anything bringing together hundreds of people on campus and in stands would be denied, no matter what kind of social distancing we did. So, we did it with cars. And we did it one person at a time being filmed in the PAC. And our plan was approved this week by the Santa Cruz County Health Department, the Sheriff’s Department, and the California Highway Patrol. Both law enforcement agencies have also offered to come to help out with our Parade on June 5th. Other high schools have put forward plans of a more traditional graduation - with plans to scale back and keep people separated - and they were all denied.
AP Testing Begins May 11th and Concludes on May 22nd.
Please Send Your Payments for A.P. Tests to SLVHS - Information Below
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Important information to help guide your child through the AP Exam day experience:
AP Exam Day Checklist: Your child should complete this checklist for each AP Exam they'll be taking this year, and keep it next to them on test day.
Explainer Videos: New videos are available to give your child quick, easily accessible information about the test day experience and what they need to do to prepare. Additional videos will be posted to this playlist soon. Click Here to Access Videos
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.
AP Exam Demo: On May 4, your child will be able to practice submissions through the exam demo, which will give a click-through practice for the different ways to submit responses to this year's AP Exams. We encourage all students to take this important preparation step. This will help your child avoid technical difficulties on the day of the exam. The demo will be generic across subjects, and not a practice exam. See below for info on a specific video and demo for world languages exams.
AP Prep Week: Next week, the online AP Classes and Review Sessions will focus on the exam day experience and sample exam questions.
Two Days Before Exams: Your child will receive an email with their exam e-ticket 48 hours before their exam. Be sure to help your child check what time their exams will start in your time zone.
Information for AP World Languages Exams
A video specifically about the test-taking experience for AP French and AP Spanish exams will be available the week of May 4.
The world languages exams will be administered using a new dedicated app—the AP World Languages Exam App (WLEA). Students taking these exams must use this app on smartphones or tablets, not on laptops or desktop computers. This free app will be available for download from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store the week of May 11. We'll email students and their teachers to let them know when the app is available to download. Visit our site for more details. Accommodations details for the above exams are also available now.
If you're unsure whether your child can access the app, or if your child doesn't have a device, you can fill out this survey as soon as possible so we can help support your child.
|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|
SLV Food For Families
On Friday, April 17, 2020, SLVUSD and the SLV Foundation for Education launched SLV Food for Families to help families in SLV feed their children.
In one week the SLV Food for Families campaign raised over $14,000.00. This money will go to purchase grocery gift cards (as funds are available) for families currently on the SLVUSD Free & Reduced Lunch Pro
Who is Eligible to Receive Food Cards?
Any student who is enrolled in the SLVUSD Free/Reduced Lunch Program is eligible. Families who are currently enrolled and are struggling to purchase food for their family may pick up a Safeway Card at the following Location:
Quail Hollow Campus,
325 Marion, Ave. Ben Lomond. Ca.
Friday, April 24, 2020 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Click the link below to apply to the SLV Free/Reduced Lunch Program
How You Can Help?
If you are currently employed, please consider helping the families in SLV feed their children. This is a disturbing time for all of us, but for those who are struggling to feed their children, it is terrifying.
Please help us take care of our kids and our families for a better tomorrow for all of us.
If your company or business participates in matching donation programs, please consider supporting SLV Food for Families. Every penny of this money will go to SLVUSD families who are struggling.
SLVUSD Students Participating in Lunch School Breakfast/Lunch Program
We have numerous families who have applied for assistance with food for their children and the number is increasing each week.
Since March 16 move to Online Distance Learning:
Week 1: 133 Week 2: 249 Week 3: 295 Week 4: 346 Week 5: 443 Week 6: 426
San Lorenzo Valley and Scotts Valley Food Program Information
COUGAR CLUB MEETING AND OFFICER ELECTIONS NEXT WEEK
The last Cougar Parent Club Meeting will be next Thursday, May 7 from 7-8:30 via Zoom and all parents are invited to participate. We will be electing new officers, discussing a couple of activities for the end of this year, and beginning planning for next fall. All of the current officers will be stepping down at the end of the year when their teens graduate, so we will be electing new officers at the meeting. The following parents have generously agreed to be nominated for the following positions: President – Megan Kueny, Vice-President – Ysraelya Dolinger, Treasurer – Tamar Hughes, Secretary – Jennifer Amos. Other nominations are welcome.
From SLVUSD Nurse Sarah Dahlen
Our Public Health Officer, Dr. Gail Newel, issued a new shelter in place order to go into effect today, May 1st at midnight.
With this new order and the direction of our Governor, preventative care has been opened.
This means that well child checks and immunization appointments can be scheduled.
Please refer to the shotsforschool website for more information.
Here is the guide to immunizations requirements for school entry.
Please contact me if I can be of any help obtaining further information or discussing your students specific progress on being up to date on their vaccination requirements.
Sarah Dahlen, SLVUSD School Nurse: email@example.com
Yearbooks are now only $85 instead of $90.
Act fast, because only there are only 71 yearbooks left for sale!
The SLVHS Claw newspaper
The Claw newspaper is publishing online issues every two weeks.
Check out the May 1st issue at:
Online Distance Learning Schedule for the Week of: May 4 - May 8
Monday Special Lessons for Students
New O Day Schedule
New E Day Schedule
Afternoon Block Opportunities 1:30-2:30 pm
New O Day Schedule
New E Day Schedule
Jeff Calden: Principal firstname.lastname@example.org
Danielle Winters: Assistant Principal: email@example.com
Katie Amos: Administrative Assistant: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ellen Taylor: Attendance: email@example.com
Jeff Kitts: Technology Support: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rachel Oglive: Technology Support: email@example.com
Leslie Burns: Counselor: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jen Kelly: Counselor: email@example.com
Deborah Mitchell: Social/Emotional Counselor: firstname.lastname@example.org
Charlotte Achen: College/Career Counselor: email@example.com
SSC Health Department: https://www.santacruzhealth.org/Coronavirus
SCC Office of Education: www.sccoe.link/coronavirus
Here are some Santa Cruz County Social/Emotional Health Resources for those who may be Struggling during this Difficult Time
*Santa Cruz Police Department’s “You Are Not Alone”: Ongoing contact. Register at 831-420-5916 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
* Check-In & Chat volunteer-run conversation line: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily at 888-278-6704. Email Nicola@NandaJourneys.com to volunteer.
*United Way’s 2-1-1 resource hotline: Call 2-1-1 or 800-273-6222.
*Santa Cruz County Senior Network Services: 831-462-1433.
*Santa Cruz Behavioral Health Crisis Stabilization Program 24-Hour Hotline: 831-600-2800
*24-hour Suicide Prevention Crisis Line: 877-663-5433.
Below are some helpful links and contact information for SLV High School students and parents:
SAN LORENZO VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL
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.