Newsletter 5-14-21

Principal’s Message

from Jeff Calden




SLVHS Senior Prom - Next Friday, May 21st

Get ready for the SLVHS Night on the Red Carpet Senior Prom next Friday, May 21, 2021!!!

Location: SLVHS Football Field north endzone

Cost: $25 per person; ticket includes entry, dessert, beverages, live DJ; Tickets can be purchased at the SLVHS Counseling office from Jeannette Lange between 7:30 AM -3:45 PM on school days. We are NOT selling tickets online Tickets can also be purchased at prom - please RSVP no matter what, so we can have enough desserts and beverages for everyone! 

This event is for current SLVHS seniors and one guest per senior only. ALL school rules apply.  When you submit a "yes" RSVP when you get the evite, it means you are agreeing to follow these rules and guidelines:

  • Masks required other than when eating or drinking
  • Only flat-soled shoes will be allowed on the field/track; wedge or platform high-heeled shoes are acceptable.
  • Attendees must maintain 3-foot social distancing at all times, including while dancing.

As with any prom: 

  • Any non-SLVHS attendee must be the guest of a current SLVHS senior AND must have completed a guest permission slip submitted to the SLVHS admin office by Wednesday, 5/19/21.SLVHS Dance Guest Permission Slip
  • Attendees who leave the event early may not re-enter the venue
  • Attendees are subject to search and consent to a possible random breathalyzer test upon entry
  • An Evite was sent out to all seniors on their school email.   Here is the link:



class of 2021

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 the field. No chairs with regular legs.

                                graphic: 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 and guests

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.


advaced placement exams

Next Week's Advanced Placement Exams

AP Statistics: Monday, May 17th, Noon - Students report to MS Gym by 11:30 am

AP Literature:  AT HOME ONLINE: Tuesday, May 18th, 9 am - Students must download Testing App and log on 

AP US History:  AT HOME ONLINE: Wednesday, May 19th, 9 am - Students must download Testing App and log on 

AP Government:  AT HOME ONLINE: Thursday, May 20th, 9 am - Students must download Testing App and log on

AP Spanish: Friday, May 21st, 8:00 am - Students report to the MS Gym by 7:30 am

AP French: Friday, May 21st, Noon - Students report to the 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



Important Information Regarding Changes in State 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 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 


sos signs of suicide prevention program

Signs of Suicide Prevention Program Presentations Next Week

Next week, our Mental Health Counselor, Academic Counselors, and our School Psychologist will be going into afternoon classrooms to educate our students using the SOS Signs of Suicide Prevention Program.  You can visit the program's website at

If you wish to opt out your student from these Live Hybrid afternoon presentations, please email Jeff Calden at


If your student is not in the live hybrid program, and you would like them to have this information, there will be a Zoom Meeting on Wednesday, May 26th at 1:00 pm.   Here is the link:



weekly schedule

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


May 17

Monday Special Day


AP Stats Test

Arrive 11:30 pm at the MS Gym


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 18

O Day


AP Lit Test

At Home Online Exam



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 19

E Day



At Home Online Exam



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 20

O Day


AP Gov Test

At Home Online Exam



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 21

  E Day 


AP Spanish Test

Arrive 7:30 am at the MS Gym


AP French Test

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



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 Sophomore Art student River Cleveland

painting by RC




SLVHS 2021 Yearbook Distribution

If you ordered a yearbook, you may pick your yearbook up at room I-104 from 3:35 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 18th and Thursday, May 20th.  If you want to buy a yearbook, bring a check for $85 to room I-104 made out to San Lorenzo Valley High School with your name in the memo line to get a yearbook. Only 140 books left!



SLV Athletic Boosters Board Elections 2021-22

On Wednesday, June 9th, SLV Athletic Boosters will be electing new board members for the 2021-2022 school year. Please let us know as soon as possible if you, or someone you know, are interested in the following positions: President, Vice President, Treasurer, or Secretary. 

Elections will be held during the June monthly meeting. 

For more information, please email



school registration

K-12 Registration Now Open for 2021-2022

On May 7th all current SLV families received an email link to complete the annual registration for the 2021-2022 school year.  The email subject is “SLVUSD PowerSchool Enrollment (Online Registration)” and sent from noreplyregistration@powerschool.comThis registration is required in order to ensure proper class placement.  We ask that you please complete your child’s registration as soon as you are able.  If you have any questions regarding registration, please contact your school office.  Thank you for your assistance. 

*If you did not receive an email, please check your Spam or Junk folder. 


Kindergarten, Transitional Kindergarten, & Early Transitional Kindergarten


It is that time of year again, when we remind everyone that Kindergarten Registration is open.  BCE and SLVE are excited to offer an opportunity for Kindergarten.  

  •   Children who will be five years of age on or before September 1, 2021 are eligible for Kindergarten.

Transitional Kindergarten (TK)
Students born in September, October, and November 2016 are eligible for TK.

  •   Children who will be five years of age between September 2, 2021 and December 2, 2021 are eligible for Transitional Kindergarten.

Early Transitional Kindergarten or Pre-Kinder (ETK)

Due to changes in state funding, SLVUSD is able to offer Early Transitional Kindergarten (ETK) for four year old students who will turn five during the 2021-2022 school year.

  •     Children born between December 3, 2016 and June 7, 2017 are eligible for Early Transitional Kindergarten (ETK). 

Please contact your school site registrar for enrollment information.

Boulder Creek Elementary      `        831-338-6413

San Lorenzo Valley Elementary       831-335-4475




photo: slvhs 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.



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

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



Metro Bus Schedule

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

metro bus routes; for details call 831-335-4425 x201



bookshop santa cruz

   Two Opportunities for Students from Bookshop Santa Cruz

Young writers contest; visit

summer 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


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

Café Terrace at Night; Painting by Vincent van Gogh