Newsletter 3-19-21

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Principal’s Message

from Jeff Calden

State Testing for Juniors at Home Online this Tuesday and Wednesday mornings - Gotta get that School Chromebook to take them!

Juniors should have or will soon get an email from their proctor with information about what to do on Tuesday Morning.

 

Family Choice of Hybrid School or Online Only School should be turned in by the end of the day TODAY!

The sooner I get 90% of students in, the sooner I can create the groups and get the information back to you about your student.

Please let us know your choice as soon as you can. I have posted EVERYTHING I have regarding Hybrid School in the newsletter today to help you with the choice.

 

 

caaspp

ALL JUNIORS NEED TO COME PICK UP A SCHOOL CHROMEBOOK TODAY OR MONDAY FOR STATE TESTING

State Testing for JUNIORS in Language Arts and Math will be done Online at Home this year.

SLV High will proctor the Online at Home tests on March 30th for Math and March 31st for English.

Students MUST USE an SLV SCHOOL-ISSUED CHROMEBOOK that has the Secure Test Browser downloaded.

 

If you are a JUNIOR who already has a School-Issued Chromebook, you are set for testing.

If you are a JUNIOR who DOES NOT have a School-Issued Chromebook, you need to come to school to get one TODAY OR MONDAY

 

We will be distributing School-Issued Chromebooks with the Securing Test Browser TODAY AND MONDAY

You can pick one up every day next week at the following times and places:

 

FRIDAY AND MONDAY

High School Library:  7:30 am to 2:00 pm

High School Administration Office:  2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

 

Why Should I Take the Test?

* Students who take the test and score at standard or above receive a grade bump on their 2nd semester Math and/or English final grade.

  Yes - your grade in your Math or English class can go up if you score at or above standard on the CAASPP test.

* Colleges use state test scores to place students

* Scores help SLVHS see areas of strength and areas of improvement

 

Students may be opted out of the test by a parent or legal guardian

SLVHS is required to have a letter or email from a parent or legal guardian in order to opt a student out of a test or tests.

Please email Dean of Students Dave Poetzinger at dpoetzinger@slvusd.org to request a testing opt-out.

 

 

 

Hybrid classes

Mr. Calden's Breakdown of Hybrid and Online Programs

 

Mondays will be similar to now, with asynchronous work posted for credit as Monday Specials.

 

Tuesday-Friday:  ALL Students will attend their online classes in the morning as they do now.  They will be shorter to account for more time in the afternoon.

 

Students in the online only program will use the afternoons to complete asynchronous work posted on Schoology by their teachers. 

Online Only Students will work at home on their own or with friends and family all four afternoons .

 

Students enrolled in the Hybrid will come to school two afternoons a week based on their placement in an A or B group. 

 

Because we can only have half a class of students at once, students will be split into two groups, A and B.  This will be done alphabetically by last name in order to keep siblings together. 

Hybrid Students come to school twice a week in the afternoon and on the other two days, they will do the work posted on Schoology at home on their own or with friends and family.

 

Tuesdays will be LIVE time for the A Group's 1/3/5 classes and Wednesdays will be LIVE time for the A Group's 2/4/6 classes.

 

Thursdays will be LIVE time for the B Group's 1/3/5 classes and Fridays will be LIVE time for the B Group's 2/4/6 classes.  

 

SLVHS Q&A on Hybrid Schools Video

Here is the Video from the Q&A session Wednesday evening:

SLVHS Q&A Video

 

Parents - It is now the time to choose either SLV Online (only) or SLV Live Hybrid (online & in-person).

Please use the SLVHS Enrollment Forms to make a choice.  

Whichever you choose, you need to use the link to the form below and fill out the information - otherwise, you won't be on either list as I start building the groups.

 

SLVHS Return to School Enrollment form

 

Spanish SLVHS Return to School Enrollment form 

 

Secondary Hybrid Schedule - Everyone no matter which choice of Program is ONLINE in the morning.

Hybrid Students come to school twice a week in the afternoon and work at home or with friends and family the other two days

Online Only Students work at home or with friends and family all four afternoons

 

MON

TUES

WED

THUR

FRI

 

8:30am – 9:30am

 

MONDAY SPECIALS

1

Online

2

Online

1

Online

2

Online

 

9:35am – 10:35am

 

3

Online

4

Online

3

Online

4

Online

 

10:40am – 11:40am

 

5

Online

6

Online

5

Online

6

Online

 

11:45am – 12:55pm

 

 

 

LUNCH

 

12:55pm – 1:45pm

 

1A

In-person

2A

In-person

1B

In-person

2B

In-person

 

1:50pm – 2:40pm

 

3A

In-person

4A

In-person

3B

In-person

4B

In-person

 

2:45pm – 3:35pm

 

5A

In-person

6A

In-person

5B

In-person

6B

In-person

 

 

ONLINE: Posted Class Assignments on Schoology

 

 

 

 

grad night

SLVHS / SLVUSD GRAD NIGHT CLASS of 2021

Please Support 2021 Grad Night for our Seniors

slvhsgradnight@gmail.com   Website: https://www.slvgradnight.com/  

Non-Profit Tax ID #82-5513230  P.O. Box 44, Felton CA. 95018

 

Dear SLV Supporters,

 

We are writing on behalf of the 2021 Grad Night Committee, a volunteer group of parents of San Lorenzo Valley High School and Coast Redwood High seniors. For 36 years, parents have put on elaborate, creative Grad Night events that gave seniors a memorable, safe, sober and fun environment the night after graduation.

 

This is normally funded by in-person events throughout senior year, but 2020-21 has been unique: COVID prevented in-person fundraisers. Fire damage and evacuations reduced the number of families with time, funds and energy to donate and plan. Our generous local businesses have been hit hard. We have done virtual fundraisers (mask and T-shirt sales, Wild Roots community day, Valentine’s baskets) but can’t do the spring Wine and Chocolate event that usually raises about half of Grad Night funds. Instead, we are reaching out with this request to see what kind of event we can put together with a final fundraising effort of direct donations. The class of 2021 missed out on a year and a half of high school traditions. They endured a pandemic, fire, evacuations, and shutdowns yet they are SLV Strong, we know we can still send our seniors off with hope and joy!

 

WHAT GRAD NIGHT 2021 MIGHT LOOK LIKE (with masks and safe distancing)

We cannot do the traditional inside event of years past, so we are exploring ways to host an outside event. Trying to hold on to some tradition the actual event is a secret, but with the recent changes in the county tiers two exciting guaranteed events have been presented to us, it will be a steep fundraising ladder to climb though. A fun outdoor event on the school campus or a nearby camp is also being explored. Another option, if funding prevents a big event, would be a drive-through celebration at the school similar to last years.

 

CURRENT FUND STATUS: With seed funds that the Class of 2020 left us, along with the fundraising we have done so far, we are still $11,000 short of our goal and the ultimate experience for our departing Seniors . We are hopeful that our Valley community can work some amazing magic.

 

OUR BIG REQUEST – TAX-DEDUCTIBLE DIRECT DONATIONS NOW: We know it is a hard year, but if you can, head to our website this week (www.slvgradnight.com) to donate. If it is more convenient, you can also mail your donation to (P.O. Box 44, Felton CA. 95018). Then we can shift from fundraising to planning, knowing what we can afford. No amount is too small. Our hope is that those who cannot donate will share this letter with friends or family who can.

Visit our online store: Limited edition T-shirts and sweatshirts are available to purchase until March 31st. Check out our popular 2-sided face masks. Stay tuned for additional added merchandise coming soon!

Amazon Smile: Sign up now and Grad Night will receive 0.5% percent of what you spend on eligible Amazon orders.

VolunteerYour time and talents help, too! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c054dadaf2daaff2-grad

 

Thank you for considering this request and helping all 170 seniors wrap up their year with positivity!

 

Sincerely,

The 2021 Grad Night Committee

 

Welcom Freshmen! and parents!

Welcome to SLVHS Campus Tours for Freshmen Before Live School Starts

Hello Freshmen!

We are REALLY excited to welcome you to campus at SLVHS!  We are offering campus tours before the start of hybrid learning, which starts for Freshmen on Tuesday, April 20.

Campus tours will be on Friday, April 16 at 2 PM and Sunday, April 18 at 1 PM - meet at the front of the school by the PAC.  Tours will be approximately 30 minutes long. 


Parents/guardians are welcome as well.  Of course, please wear masks and practice social distancing. 

Freshmen should bring a copy of their class schedule, if possible, as we will be showing students where their classes are as part of the tour.

 

Looking forward to seeing you all!

Claire Hackett

Activities Director

 

 

weekly schedule

Schedule for SLV High School: Week of March 29th - April 2nd

  Monday

March 29

Monday Special Day

 

Monday Homeroom

8:30 - 8:50

Attendance Taken & 

Monday Specials Explained by Teacher

 

Monday Special Activities

 

Students Must Complete 

All Three Activities 

For Full Credit

 

Tuesday

March 30

O Day

 

Zero Period   (7:45-8:25)

 

1st Period    (8:30-9:45)

 

3rd Period   (9:55-11:10)

 

5th Period  (11:20-12:35)

 

Afternoon Blocks

 

Junior State Testing

Entire Morning Block

 

Wednesday

  March 31

E Day

i

Zero Period    (7:45-8:25)

 

2nd Period    (8:30-9:45)

 

4th Period    (9:55-11:10)

 

6th Period   (11:20 12:35)

 

Afternoon Blocks

 

Junior State Testing

Entire Morning Block

 

 

Thursday

April 1

O Day

 

Zero Period   (7:45-8:25)

 

1st Period    (8:30-9:45)

 

3rd Period   (9:55-11:10)

 

5th Period  (11:20-12:35)

 

Afternoon Blocks 

 

Friday

April 2

  E Day 

i

Zero Period    (7:45-8:25)

 

2nd Period    (8:30-9:45)

 

4th Period    (9:55-11:10)

 

6th Period   (11:20-12:35)

 

 

                                    

 

artist spotlight

In our SLVHS Artist Spotlight feature, we showcase the work of one of our amazing SLV High School Artists.

This week, our Spotlight is on Junior SLVHS Art Student Gillian Largay.

pencil drawing by G.L.

 

 

golf

Boys Golf Update

Attention all athletes interested in Boys Golf. Coach Crandall will be holding a mandatory informational meeting at 6:00pm on Friday, March 26th to go over the details of the season. 

Please attend with your parent/guardian. Zoom link below.

https://slvusd-org.zoom.us/j/5753113034?pwd=M0tpV3BuTWxjQUxnRk93TUcxaFBUQT09

 

 

 

grad night

Check out the Grad Night Store for New SLV T-shirts, Sweatshirts, and Masks.

The grad night store is open for business!  

Visit our grad night website to see our limited edition t-shirts, sweatshirts, and masks. Sale ends March 31st!  

Masks are also available to purchase through our store. Stay tuned for additional merchandise that will be added soon.

https://www.slvgradnight.com/gradnight-store

merchandise: men's tee shirtmerchandise: women's tee shirt

merchandise: hoodiemerchandise: mask

 

Direct donations are always welcome at https://www.slvgradnight.com/

Thank you for supporting the class of 2021 seniors!!

 

sns banner

meal distribution; call 335-5384 for details

 

 

 

yearbook

SLVHS 2021 Yearbook is Now on Sale!

The San Lorenzo Valley High School yearbook is up and running and is for sale for the next two months for $80.

Editors Carlina Grillo, Ruby Gonda, Jadynne Swint, Amaya Gordon and their staff are working hard to bring a 204-page, full-color yearbook that represents the best, the most interesting, the happiest, as well as the most moving and memorable experiences of this year at SLVHS.

The yearbook is available for purchase at:

https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/productBrowse/1004033/San-Lorenzo-Valley-High-School/2021-Yearbook/20201021042219527114/CATALOG_SHOP/

 

The SLVHS yearbook has completely sold out the past two years; please purchase your copy now to make sure you have yours in May.

 

 

the claw

SLV High School Newspaper is Now Available Online

The Claw newspaper is publishing online issues every two weeks. 

https://theclawonline.org/

https://twitter.com/SLV_Claw

 

community

Click Here for District Community Opportunities Web Page

 

words of wisdom

"When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on." -Franklin D. Roosevelt