Newsletter 4-2-21

photo: Jeff Calden

Principal’s Message

from Jeff Calden

 

 

I hope everyone has a chance to relax and enjoy some time off next week during Spring Break.

When we return on April 12, school will still be the same as it is now for one more week.

After that, we will phase in our Hybrid and Online Only programs.

All the information I could think of about this change is below.

 

Also, I have fielded several questions about the Graduation Sign from last year still being on the Library wall.

We have been trying to take it off for months now. It seems that during the fires, the sign "melted" onto the glass.

We have now found a professional who is coming out to remove it over Spring Break. We hope to soon replace it with a sign for the Class of 2021.

 

hybrid classes

If you have not entered your choice for Hybrid or Online Only into the online form - you will be getting a phone call today

Today we will be calling all families who have not yet put their choice of program into the online form.

There will be a live call during which you can just tell the person who calls what your choice is. 

There may also be a robocall asking you to email me your choice.

If you know your choice and want to get it in now, put it in the online form or email me at jcalden@slvusd.org

SLVHS Return to School Enrollment form

 

Spanish SLVHS Return to School Enrollment form 

 

As of this morning, we have had 77% of families respond.  After today, I will take the lists and start to create the A/B groups.

At a certain point, I will have to just make the groups, which means those who have not chosen will have to go into the HYBRID program list.

It makes more sense to do it that way, because it is easy to change people from Hybrid to Online Only, but once the groups are made, adding to Hybrid can mess things up.

 

My explanation of the two programs is below.

 

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 Program 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.  

 

When Does Hybrid - Online Only Schedule Begin?

Beginning on Tuesday, April 20th - Freshmen Only will either come live in the afternoon for Hybrid or do the asynchronous work left for the afternoon in Online Only.

It is important to note that ALL STUDENTS will have school that week.

All Students: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors will have their Online Classes in the morning on the new time schedule below.

Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors are expected to attend after lunch sessions online with their teachers if requested to do so.

Nobody gets the Week Off!!!

 

Beginning on Tuesday, April 27th - All Students will either come live in the afternoon for Hybrid or do the asynchronous work left for the afternoon in Online Only.

Everyone will have their Online Classes in the morning on the new time schedule below.  

 

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

 

 

 

 

san lorenzo valley unified school district banner

SUPERINTENDENT SEARCH   

SLVUSD is conducting a Superintendent Search through Leadership Associates, an Executive Search Firm.  

Information on the entire search process is available on the Superintendent's Search webpage and can be accessed HERE.

 

The Board of Trustees will be gathering input from identified “Stakeholder Groups” through zoom meetings from 8:30am – 5pm on April 13 and 14 by invitation only. Community Open Forum zoom meetings are also scheduled for April 13 and 14 between 5 and 6pm. The zoom link for the Open Forum meetings will be published on the Superintendent’s Search webpage. In the event you are unable to attend the scheduled zoom meetings, all stakeholders are encouraged to complete the Superintendent Search Online Survey.

 

SURVEY LINK - ENGLISH

SURVEY LINK - SPANISH

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

welcome 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: NO SCHOOL NEXT WEEK - SPRING BREAK - Schedule for April 12th to April 16th

  Monday

April 12

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

April 13

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

 

 

 

Wednesday

  April 14

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

 

 

 

 

Thursday

April 15

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 16

  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)

 

 

                                    

SLVHS Key Club Celebrates Earth Month

earth month 2021

SLVHS Key Club came up with several ideas on how to celebrate Earth Day this month. 

The idea is that instead of a single event we will showcase different ways that people are helping the environment, and the guide found at the link below outlines a bunch of ways (and reasons) to do so. 

Earth Month 

 

 

golf

Attention Boys Interested in Playing Golf:

The first practice will be on April 6th at 4:00pm at Delaveaga Golf Course. The team is still actively recruiting players. Please email coach Dave Crandall at davidacrandall4u@gmail.com if you have any questions.

The DragonFlyMax forms must be completed prior to your first in-person activity. They can be found under the 2020-2021 requirements on a mobile device or on your computer. The three forms you have to fill out are: 

  • Electronic Signature Agreement 
  • Athlete/Parent Guide Acknowledgement 
  • Notice of Parent Responsibilities and Voluntary Waiver

You must do all three of those forms or you can't participate in in-person activities. Please get them done ASAP. Sign-up directions for DragonFlyMax are attached. All the remaining DragonFlyMax forms must be done before April 12th with the exception of the PPE Physical. The PPE Physical must be completed before the first competition which is tentatively scheduled for 4/20/21. A generic copy you can take to your doctor is also attached. We have recently learned that you can get PPE Physicals done for $40.00 at Doctors on Duty on Ocean St. in Santa Cruz on a walk-in basis. 

 

Also, you must download the rSchoolToday mobile health screening app Activity Scheduler and remember to answer the screening questions before you come to any in-person activity. Link to a video on how to do that is below. REMEMBER TO USE YOUR SCHOOL EMAIL TO LOGIN WITH!

https://rtvbroadcaster.com/archive/video/play/16753 

Please email Mr. Coulson if you have any questions about the DragonFlyMax paperwork or the health screening app.     

 

slv boys tennis

Attention Boys Interested in Playing Tennis:

The first practice will be on MondayApril 12th at 1:00pm at the SLVHS tennis courts. Please email coach Matt O'Brien at mobrien@slvusd.org if you have any questions.

 

ALL DragonFlyMax forms, with the exception of the PPE Physical, must be completed prior to your first in-person activity. They can be found under the 2020-2021 requirements on a mobile device or on your computer. The PPE Physical must be completed before the first competition which is scheduled for 4/15/21. A generic copy you can take to your doctor is also attached. We have recently learned that you can get PPE Physicals done for $40.00 at Doctors on Duty on Ocean St. in Santa Cruz on a walk-in basis. 

 

Also, you must download the rSchoolToday mobile health screening app Activity Scheduler and remember to answer the screening questions before you come to any in-person activity. Link to a video on how to do that is below. REMEMBER TO USE YOUR SCHOOL EMAIL TO LOGIN WITH!

https://rtvbroadcaster.com/archive/video/play/16753 

Please email Mr. Coulson if you have any questions about the DragonFlyMax paperwork or the health screening app.   

 

 

 

 

boys soccer

ATTENTION BOYS INTERESTED IN PLAYING SOCCER FOR SLVHS:

Soccer season is starting! First practice will be on Monday, April 5th at 10:00am on the SLVHS turf field. If you are busy over Spring Break and can't make it to the first practice that's okay. Please email coach Memo Cardenas and let him know you want to play. cardenas.memo@gmail.com

The DragonFlyMax forms must be completed prior to your first in-person activity. They can be found under the 2020-2021 requirements on a mobile device or on your computer. The three forms you have to fill out are: 

  • Electronic Signature Agreement 
  • Athlete/Parent Guide Acknowledgement 
  • Notice of Parent Responsibilities and Voluntary Waiver

You must do all three of those forms or you can't participate in in-person activities on April 5th. Please get them done ASAP. Sign-up directions for DragonFlyMax are attached. All the remaining DragonFlyMax forms must be done before April 12th with the exception of the PPE Physical. The PPE Physical must be completed before the first competition which is tentatively scheduled for the week of 4/19/21. A generic copy you can take to your doctor is also attached. We have recently learned that you can get PPE Physicals done for $40.00 at Doctors on Duty on Ocean St. in Santa Cruz on a walk-in basis. 

 

Also, you must download the rSchoolToday mobile health screening app Activity Scheduler and remember to answer the screening questions before you come to any in-person activity. Link to a video on how to do that is below. REMEMBER TO USE YOUR SCHOOL EMAIL TO LOGIN WITH!

https://rtvbroadcaster.com/archive/video/play/16753 

Please email Mr. Coulson if you have any questions about the DragonFlyMax paperwork or the health screening app. 

 

 

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

 

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

Thank you for supporting the class of 2021 seniors!!

 

 

SNS banner

Meal info flyer: email arojas@slvusd.org 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

comic: calvin and hobbs spashing in puddle