Newsletter 4-16-21

Principal’s Message

from Jeff Calden


Next week, ALL STUDENTS will begin the new morning online schedule.  Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors.

Monday is Homeroom and Monday Special - same as Normal - The rest of the week is a normal O/E/O/E.

The only thing that is changing in the morning is that the classes are a bit shorter.


Freshmen in the Hybrid Program will start their Live A/B classes Next Week.

A Group on Tuesday / Wednesday and B Group on Thursday / Friday.

Freshmen in the Online Only Program will use the afternoon to complete the work posted on Schoology.


Next week, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors will have the afternoon to complete work and makeup missing assignments.

These students will start the Afternoon Programs starting the week after on April 27th


Here is the new Bell Schedule that starts on Monday for the Morning Session for ALL STUDENTS!

Bell Schedule; for details call 831-335-4425 ext.201


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District LCAP Plan Needs Your Input

Please provide your input to help guide the development of the 2021-2024 LCAP. 

This survey will remain open through Friday, April 16, 2021.

Link to LCAP Survey




welcome freshmen!

Welcome to SLVHS Campus Tours for Freshmen Today at 2 pm and Sunday at 1 pm

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 will receive a copy of their class schedule with room numbers, if possible, as we will be showing students where their classes are as part of the tour.

While your freshman's classes will not change, they may not know how to find them as they have never been to the classroom.  So strange.


If you can't make the tour, we will have freshman schedules with Room Numbers available in the Counseling Office on Monday from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm and Tuesday morning before school.



advanced placement exams

Please bring a check to the HS Office Next Week to Pay for your A.P. Exams

Cost is $95 per exam at the regular rate, $53 per exam at the reduced rate. You qualify for the reduced rate if you are approved for the Free/Reduced Lunch program. 

If you believe your financial situation qualifies you for the reduced rate, submit an application for the Free/Reduced Lunch program as soon as possible, even if you don’t want school

Payment is due by April 23 by check, made payable to SLVHS with student name and which exam(s) in the memo line. 

Drop off checks at the admin office from 8am to 3pm, or mail before the deadline to: 


San Lorenzo Valley High School

Attn: Annina Hausmann

7105 Highway 9

Felton, CA 95018


If you have any questions or concerns about payment, please contact Annina Hausmann at



grad night


Please Support 2021 Grad Night for our Seniors   Website:  

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 ( 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!


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



The 2021 Grad Night Committee



weekly schedule

Schedule for SLV High School: Schedule for April 19th to April 23rd


April 19

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



April 20

O Day


Morning Online

Zero Period    7:45-8:25

1st Period     8:30-9:30

3rd Period    9:35-10:35

5th Period   10:40-11:40


Lunch        11:45-12:55


Afternoon Hybrid

1st Per A    12:55 - 1:45

3rd Per A      1:50- 2:40

5th Per A     2:45 - 3:35




  April 21

E Day


Morning Online

Zero Period    7:45-8:25

2nd Period     8:30-9:30

4th Period     9:35-10:35

6th Period    10:40-11:40


Lunch        11:45-12:55


Afternoon Hybrid

2nd Per A    12:55 - 1:45

4th  Per A      1:50- 2:40

6th  Per A     2:45 - 3:35




April 22

O Day


Morning Online

Zero Period    7:45-8:25

1st Period     8:30-9:30

3rd Period     9:35-10:35

5th Period    10:40-11:40


Lunch        11:45-12:55


Afternoon Hybrid

1st Per B    12:55 - 1:45

3rd Per B      1:50- 2:40

5th Per B     2:45 - 3:35


April 16

  E Day 


Morning Online

Zero Period    7:45-8:25

2nd Period     8:30-9:30

4th Period     9:35-10:35

6th Period    10:40-11:40


Lunch        11:45-12:55


Afternoon Hybrid

2nd Per B    12:55 - 1:45

4th  Per B      1:50- 2:40

6th  Per B     2:45 - 3:35



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 SLVHS Junior A.P. Art student Lilian Trageser.

drawing by LT




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 

"For Earth Month, my family and I have been avoiding single-use products, recycling more, eating organically, planting trees and flowers, and spending more time outside enjoying the world around us. We will continue to do all of these things from now on because Earth Month has shown us how amazing the Earth and how it is important to respect the Earth." - Julia Bradford


"My family has been making an extra effort to recycle efficiently. Making sure that glass and plastic containers are clean, and bagging bunches of plastic bags so that it can all be used and doesn't contaminate our curbside bin" - Mr. Conger




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.


Direct donations are always welcome at

Thank you for supporting the class of 2021 seniors!!


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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:


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


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weekly meals provided; email for details


helping teens with depression workshop; call 831-335-6600 for details


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SLV High School Newspaper is Now Available Online

The Claw newspaper is publishing online issues every two weeks.




Click Here for District Community Opportunities Web Page


words of wisdom

No kid is unsmart. Every kid's a genius at something. Our job is to find it. And then encourage it. -Rombin Shama