Newsletter 5-23-21

Principal’s Message

from Jeff Calden


Senior Finals this Week in Morning Classes

Most seniors will take their finals this week in their morning online classes beginning on Tuesday.

Seniors who miss class due to an AP Test or are home sick do not need to worry.

They can take their finals the next week during the scheduled finals periods for the rest of the students.

Senior finals help teachers to get Senior grades done early so we know what some students may need to do in order to graduate.

It also gives most Seniors a less-stressful last week and time for graduation rehearsals.



final exam schedule

Finals will take place June 1st, 2nd, and 3rd.

Finals will follow the established schedule of two finals each day, beginning at 8:30 am and ending at 12:40. Finals will be taken online.

Zero period finals will start at 7:25 am.  



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.



Advanced placement exams

Next Week's Advanced Placement Exams

In Person Tests:

AP Calculus: Monday, May 24th, 8:00 am - Students report to MS Gym by 7:30 am

AP Physics: Monday, May 24th, Noon - Students report to the MS Gym by 11:30 am  


AP Language and Composition (APLAC):  AT HOME ONLINE: 

Wednesday, May 26th, 9 am - Students must download Testing App and Do the Exam Setup the Day before.

AP Computer Science:  AT HOME ONLINE: 

Wednesday, May 26th,  1 pm - Students must download Testing App and Do the Exam Setup the Day before.



Thursday, May 27th, 9 am - Students must download Testing App and Do the Exam Setup the Day before.

AP Environmental Science: AT HOME ONLINE: 

Thursday, May 27th, 1 pm - Students must download Testing App and Do the Exam Setup the Day before.

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 [email protected]




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 [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 24 - 28


May 24

Monday Special Day


AP Calculus Exam

Arrive 7:30 am at the MS Gym


AP Physics Exam

Arrive 11:30 am 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 25

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 26

E Day



Exam 9 am

At Home Online Exam


AP Computer Science Exam 1 pm

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 27

O Day


AP Biology 

Exam 9 am

At Home Online Exam


AP Environ Science

Exam 1 pm

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 28

  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

This week we present an Online Open House from our Art Teachers

Click the Links below to view some amazing art from our SLVHS students!


Online Open House - Art with Terry Thompson

Online Open House - Ceramics with Tamera Smith

Online Open House - Graphic Design with Maria Kersey



graphic: chromebook

School Chromebooks

Current Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors should keep their school chromebooks through the summer unless you are not attending a school in the SLV district next year.  Seniors will need to return Chromebooks. All students will need to return all Textbooks and Novels.

Schedule for Material Returns will be sent out on Monday.



SLVHS 2021 Yearbook Distribution

Yearbooks will be distributed this week!




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 [email protected]



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 [email protected]This 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.

Please contact your school site registrar for enrollment information.

Boulder Creek Elementary      `        831-338-6413

San Lorenzo Valley Elementary       831-335-4475



honor your graduate santa cruz mountain bulletin; call 831-278-1613 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


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

"We have to have the mentality that we have to work for everything we're going to get." -Stephen Curry