Newsletter 9-4-20

Principal’s Message

from Jeff Calden

 

slv strong!

Before I get to a whole lot of information about opening SLV High School for the 2020 school year, I want to take a moment to acknowledge the heroes who saved our Valley. The first responders, firefighters, law enforcement, community members, strangers from other cities and towns, people born and raised here who rushed back from somewhere else to help, everyone who pitched in however they could to push back against that fire.  

 

My heart goes out to those who lost their homes.  Just know that the rest of us are here for you and we have your backs. Some of the people who put it all on the line for us are people that I grew up with here in the Valley. Some of them are grown men and women who I used to coach or teach at SLV High School.  Some are recent graduates of SLVHS.  Some of them I have never met and never will.  Thank you all for giving all you had.  You truly made a difference in the lives of those who call this place home.  Thank You!

 

 

2020-21 Reopening

School Opening: Take Two

Everything you need to know about the Next Two weeks at SLVHS

 

Next Week: September 7th - September 11th

No School on Monday September 7th - Labor Day Holiday

Tuesday, September 8th - Friday, September 11th will be Voluntary student class sessions on an O/E/O/E schedule

We will use our regular 8:30 - 12:30 morning schedule (Zero Period meets as well).

I have attached that schedule to this email.  During this week you will go to each of your classes two times during the 75 minute morning sessions.  It is important to know that these are voluntary sessions for students. We will not be taking roll nor will any assignments be given.  Actual classes will start on September 14th.  These sessions are a chance for teachers and students to connect, check- in, and preview the course. Teachers have either emailed or sent schoology messages with specific zoom links for these sessions.

 

We realize that not everyone will have the ability to access these sessions.  But if you can access, please do.  If you can't access these sessions, we understand. Please continue to contact your counselors or myself to let us know if you and your family are in a situation where you cannot access distance learning.  We want to know this so that we can work with you to figure out a plan for how you can access school.

 

student carrying books

 

Freshman Class Textbook, Chromebook, Novels, Distribution

Tuesday, September 8th: 9 am to Noon and 1 pm to 3 pm

Bring your schedule from Schoology with you and we will get you the books you need for your classes

We will be open in the High School Library from 9:00 am to Noon and 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm each day.

September 8th is for Freshmen ONLY.  

 

And School Pictures for Freshman Class on the Same Day - September 8th from 9 am to 1 pm

September 8th is for Freshmen only!

SLVHS Freshmen will have their school pictures taken and receive their ID cards on Tuesday, September 8th from 9 am to 1 pm

Students must wear masks at all times (except for the actual picture).  We will be maintaining strict social distancing rules with the lines for pictures 6 feet apart and outside in the air.

 

The order form for pictures is attached to this email.  

Students who bring the order form and payment will NOT have to pay the sales tax on their order.  

Pictures will also be available for purchase online (with sales tax applied).  https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ilnPVKWAtlf2E0SzNM6mXczU2EelEXdy/view

 

We will do photo make-up days for all grade levels at later dates to be announced!

 

Make-up Textbook and Materials Distribution Wednesday 9th and Thursday 10th for all grade levels.

Same times: We will be open in the High School Library from 9:00 to Noon and 1:00 to 3:00 pm with the possibility of a Thursday evening pickup.

 

 

first week of school!

First Week of Actual Classes and Lessons: September 14th - 18th

We will run an A/O/E/O/E Schedule for the first week of actual school

This week - we start school for real.  We will have a Monday A day with No Monday Special and no Homeroom this first week.  The first Monday Special day is September 21st.

Teachers will take attendance and proceed forward with as normal a beginning to school as possible.  Please note that Attendance is Extremely Important this Year especially at the start.  We will be using your attendance to create a list of students not accessing so that we can do everything we can to support them and get them involved with school.

 

I know this is a lot of information, but I also know that school is going to go from zero to fully-functional in the next 10 days.  And I want everyone to have all the information they need to make that happen.  Remember, perfection is currently out the window.  But I know we all will be giving our very best to make this work.  Change will happen, and that's okay.  

Everyone's situation is different.  Each family, each student, each one of us.  But we will get through this together.  

 

video

Videos of  Grade Level Orientation Meetings from Thursday and Friday 

Are available on the High School Website

The Orientation videos for all four grade levels are posted on the SLV High School Website

Family Orientation 2020 page https://hs.slvusd.org/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=1104252&type=d&pREC_ID=2022182  

 

 

weekly schedule

Next Week's Schedule for SLV High School

Class Sessions held by Teachers Next Week are Recommended for all Students who can attend

They are voluntary for students.  Attendance will not be taken and no work will be given

Chance to check-in, meet your teachers, learn about the class, and ask questions to be ready for the First Day of School on September 14th

September 7

LABOR DAY HOLIDAY No School Activities

 

 

September 8 - O Day

Class Sessions with Teachers

 

Zero Period (7:45-8:25)

 

1st Period    (8:30-9:45)

 

3rd Period    (9:55-11:10)

 

5th Period    (11:15-12:30

 

Freshman Only 

Textbook, Workbook, Novel, Chromebook Distribution   

9:00 to Noon and 

1:00 to 3:00

High School Library

 

  Freshman Only  

School Pictures!!!  

9:00 am to 1:00 pm

September 9 - E Day

Class Sessions with Teachers

 

Zero Period (7:45-8:25)

 

2nd Period    (8:30-9:45)

 

4th Period    (9:55-11:10)

 

6th Period    (11:15-12:30

 

All Students 

Textbook, Workbook, Novel, Chromebook Distribution      

9:00 to Noon and 

1:00 to 3:00

High School Library

 

School Picture 

Makeups 

To Be Determined 

at a future date

September 10 - O Day

Class Sessions with Teachers

 

Zero Period (7:45-8:25)

 

1st Period    (8:30-9:45)

 

3rd Period    (9:55-11:10)

 

5th Period    (11:15-12:30)

 

All Students 

Textbook, Workbook, Novel, Chromebook Distribution   

9:00 to Noon and 

1:00 to 3:00

High School Library

 

School Picture Makeups 

To Be Determined 

at a future date

  

September 9 - E Day

Class Sessions with Teachers

 

Zero Period (7:45-8:25)

 

2nd Period    (8:30-9:45)

 

4th Period    (9:55-11:10)

 

6th Period    (11:15-12:30

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Possible Fourth Day of Textbook Distribution

 

To Be Determined

 

 

 

 

grades

Grades are real this year.  There are no hold-harmless grades from live school to fall back upon.  Students will need to attend class regularly and keep up with the work in order to pass. As this is the start of a new year, work done during whatever time we are in Distance Learning will count toward your final grade, which counts toward the credits you earn, which counts toward reaching the 220 credits needed to graduate. In short, this year everything counts when it comes to assignments and grades.  If we are able to start live events in December such as Fall Sports and drama productions, Semester One final grades will be used for eligibility.

 

 

a message from the school nurse

Immunizations

Greetings SLVUSD Families,

 

I hope this message finds you well and you are enjoying these last days of summer. CDPH (California Department of Public Health) is closely monitoring immunization rates during this pandemic.  All immunization requirements for admission to schools in California for the 2020-2021 school year remain in effect. Please ensure that your child's immunizations are up to date and that your school site has complete immunization records. 

 

Please contact our district nurse, Sarah Dahlen (sdahlen@slvusd.org) with any questions or concerns. Shots for school is an excellent website for frequently asked questions on immunizations. https://www.shotsforschool.org/Here is the link to guide for immunizations needed for K-12 grade

 

Sarah Dahlen BSN, PHN

District Nurse - San Lorenzo Valley Schools

Office: 831-335-4452 Ext. 142

Cell: 831-588-2464

Fax: 335-3548

 

 

every day counts Attend today-Achieve tomorrow!

Attendance

The state of California is requiring all schools to take attendance each day.

Teachers will be taking attendance in Powerschool every period, every day.  

We will also have our 1st period classes meet for a short time on Monday mornings to take attendance and go over important announcements and/or information.

Accessing class each period, each day is the first way for students to be successful.  

 

words of wisdom

 

thank you (photo of cal fire group in smoky scene)

photo by SLV Steve