Newsletter 5-7-21

Principal’s Message

from Jeff Calden




SLVHS Graduation Information:  Football Field - Friday, June 4th - 10:00am-11:30am

We are pleased to be offering a live graduation ceremony at the end of this school year. 

We are able to allow four guests per Graduate for this High School Graduation Ceremony.

The Graduation ceremony will be held on the SLVHS Football Field.  The field will be sectioned off for family seating area on the turf field. 

 Due to the make-up of the field, the following requirements will be in place:

  1.    Bring a chair with a sled type of bottom and/or a blanket to sit on thefield. No chairs with regular legs.

                                photo: lawn chairs

  1. No high heel shoes allowed for graduates or guests. Flats, athletic shoes, or wedge shoes are allowable
  2. Four guests per graduate.  We cannot go over this number for any reason.
  3.     The home bleachers will be open for those who prefer sitting in the stands. Social distancing will be enforced and there are limited seats  
  4. Where you sit with your four is on a first-come, first-serve basis. You will be seated on the field or in the bleachers as you arrive 

         We will begin seating at 8:30 am

  1.   Seating in chairs will be available on the track for guests who cannot sit on the field or bleachers
  2.     Masks and social distancing required for all participants andguests

We wish anyone who wanted to come could come.  But that is not the case.  We must follow the protocols in place for these live events. We have measured the field and bleachers for social distancing to create enough space for 4 guests per graduate. Any more and we would be going beyond allowed capacity.  Please don't ask for extra guests, as we cannot accommodate.

However - The Good News is the Graduation Ceremony will be Streamed Live Online for Free!

The link to the Livestream is below. You will have to create a free account: 

Click the Link to your school page. Click “FOLLOW” towards the top right of the page. Click “Sign up for Free!” 

Create your account by entering in your first name, last name, email address, and password.  Click “Continue”.

We hope that adding this livestream helps to minimize the difficulty of the 4-person limit.


advanced placement exams

Next Week's Advanced Placement Exams

APLAC: Wednesday, May 12th, 8 am - Students report to MS Gym by 7:30 am

AP BIOLOGY: Friday, May 14th, 8 am - Students report to MS Gym by 7:30 am

AP ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE: Friday, May 14th, Noon - Students report to MS Gym by 11:30 am

Don't be late!


AP Exam Payment is Needed. Please bring a check to the HS Office 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 lunches.

Payment is past due. Please make checks 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 [email protected]


photo: slv pool

The SLV High School Pool is Now Open for Lap Swimming Only

To reserve a time please go to the Cougar Swim School Facebook Page and click on the Lap Swim reservation form. 

At this time you need to make a reservation to come to the pool. The cost for a reservation is $5.00 per swim time and is payable at the pool.  

Lap Swimming will only be on weekends (Saturday and Sunday).  Lap Swim times are: 1:30, 2:20, 3:10, and 4:00. Please only sign up for 1 time slot.  


Due to Covid and other restrictions we are limited in our capacity.  

We ask that you wear a mask when entering the facility and not in the water.   

The shower rooms/locker rooms will be closed.  One swimmer per lane unless you are from the same household.  

If you have any questions, please call Kurt Edwards at 831-239-4228.




Important Information Regarding Immunization Requirements and Medical Exemptions

Please review the following information regarding changes in medical exemption laws regarding immunization requirements for school and child care admission for the 2021/22 school year  (SB-276 & SB-714)

For admissions on or after January 1, 2021, what is required for a medical exemption to a required immunization?

Starting January 1, 2021:

  • Medical exemptions can only be issued through the California Immunization Registry – Medical Exemption website (CAIR-ME) by physicians licensed in California. 
  • Schools and child care facilities may only accept from parents new medical exemptions that are issued using CAIR-ME.

Are medical exemptions filed for children in attendance at a California child care facility or school before 2021 valid in later years?

A medical exemption filed at a pre-kindergarten facility or school remains valid until the earliest of:

  • When the child enrolls in the next grade span.(TK/K-6th grade, 7th-12th grade)
  • The expiration date specified in a temporary medical exemption.
  • Revocation of the exemptionbecause the issuing physician has been subject to disciplinary action from the physician’s licensing entity.

The District Nurse will be reaching out to families of students with medical exemptions entering the next grade span (7-12) and/or their exemption was written by one the physicians listed as having disciplinary action. Please contact the District Nurse at 831-335-9877 or [email protected] with questions or concerns regarding your student’s immunization or exemption status. Thank you.

For more information these websites might be helpful to you ShotsForSchool.org 



weekly schedule

Schedule for SLV High School: Schedule for May 10 - 14


May 10

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



May 11

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


  May 12

E Day



Arrive 7:30 am at the MS Gym







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


May 13

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


May 14

  E Day 


AP Biology Test

Arrive 7:30 am at the MS Gym



Arrive 11:30 am at the MS Gym


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


Bell Schedule for the Morning Session for ALL STUDENTS and the Afternoon Hybrid Schedule.

bell schedule: call 831-335-4425 x201 for details


Metro Bus Schedule

And here is a schedule of the Metro Buses that are running for our new Afternoon Schedule

buss schedule: call 335-4425 x101 for details



bookshop santa cruz

Two Opportunities for Students from Bookshop Santa Cruz

Young writers contest; visit reading ; call 423-0900 for details


Cabrillo College is Offering a Cyber Security Summer Camp

2021 summer cybercamps; visit


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.


Direct donations are always welcome at

Thank you for supporting the class of 2021 seniors!!



sns banner

school meals; contact for details



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.


the claw

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

"What day is it,?" asked Pooh. "It's today," squeaked Piglet. "My favorite day," said Pooh.