Newsletter 5-28-21

Principal’s Message

from Jeff Calden


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.  



Finals Week Schedule

Monday, May 31st




Tuesday, June 1, 2021

FINALS 0 / 2 / 3


Period             0                      7:25                -                       8: 20                           55 minutes

Period             2                      8:30                -                       10:20                       110 minutes

Brunch                                  10:20                -                       10:50                           20 minutes

Period             3                     10:50               -                       12:40                        110 minutes


Wednesday, June 2, 2021

FINALS 0 / 5 / 4


Period             0                      7:25                -                       8: 20                           55 minutes

Period             5                      8:30                -                       10:20                       110 minutes

Brunch                                  10:20                -                       10:50                           20 minutes

Period             4                     10:50               -                       12:40                        110 minutes


Thursday, June 3, 2021

FINALS 1 / 6


Period             1                      8:30                -                       10:20                       110 minutes

Brunch                                  10:20                -                       10:50                         20 minutes

Period             6                     10:50               -                       12:40                          110 minutes


department awards 2021

SLVHS Department Awards 2021

SLVHS proudly presents the 20-21 Department Awards. The following students were nominated by their teachers for being exceptional in the classroom. The links below are organized by grade and each page is sorted by subject.

All award recipients will receive their awards either with their report cards or, for our Seniors, at Graduation. 

Congratulations to all of our Cougars for their hard work and perseverance!


Click Here for the 9th Grade Department Awards


Click Here for the 10th Grade Department Awards


Click Here for the 11th Grade Department Awards


Click Here for the 12th Grade Department Awards


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.

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  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.



please return your books!!

All Students - Textbooks, Novels, Library Books, AND Calculators and Chargers - Get them turned in NOW!

It’s time to get all those textbooks, novels, library books, calculators and chargers turned back into school so you don't get a bill to pay for them.

You can either drop them off between now and the last day of school using the schedule below:


Tomorrow Wed, May 26th - Library - 7:30 am to 2:00 pm / Admin Office 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Thursday, May 27th -    Library - 7:30 am to 2:00 pm / Admin Office 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Friday, May 28th - Library - Noon to 4:00 pm


Tuesday, June 1st - Library - Noon to 4:00 pm

Wednesday, June 2nd - Library - 7:30 am to 4:00 pm

Thursday, June 3rd - Library - 7:30 am to 4:00 pm

LAST CHANCE - Monday, June 7th - Library - 7:30 am to 1:00 pm.


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School Chromebooks - ONLY SENIORS need to return them. Other grade levels keep them for Next Year!

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.



weekly schedule

Schedule for SLV High School: Schedule for May 31st to June 4th


May 31



Memorial Day Holiday



June 1



Finals 0 / 2/ 3


No Afternoon Classes

See Schedule Above


Senior Sunset

Football Field

7:00 pm



  June 2



Finals 0 / 5 / 4


No Afternoon Classes  

See Schedule Above 


Graduation Practice 

2:30 pm 


June 3



Finals 1 / 6


No Afternoon Classes  

See Schedule Above  


Graduation Practice

2:30 pm


Last Day of School



June 4






Football Field

10:00 am


ted talks

SLVHS Ted Talks

Senior Ted Talks - done in Mr. Sutcliffe's Senior English classes - are available to watch online at the SLV Ted Talk YouTube Channel.

There are nine presentations from students who speak on a topic of their own choosing.  Thanks to these seniors for sharing their perspectives and their ideas with us.



school registration

K-12 Registration Now Open for 2021-2022

Registration puts your current information into next year's Contacts area of Powerschool that we use to call home in an emergency.

Registration puts your email into next year's parent list that receives all school and district newsletters and emails.

Not Registering makes these things - and others - not happen.  Please get registered for the new year.

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. 



advanced placement exams

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]



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Seniors - Here's How to Keep Content from your School Google Account

As we come to the end of the school year, Seniors will have the summer to retrieve what they want from their school Google Account. Once summer is over your School Google Account will be turned off and you will no longer have access. Here is info from our expert Rachel Ogilvie on how can do this:


There are two ways that Google provides for seniors to copy their content from their school account. 


  1. The best, no fuss way, involves creating another google account to transfer files to, and then going to

Here's a help article from Google that explains it:

If you're using this method, remember that free Google accounts have a 15 GB limit. Make sure you have less than that in your school account. You can check this by going to your Google Drive and looking at the bottom of the left hand column, it'll tell you your storage amount there.


The other way is to download all your files onto a computer (not a chromebook) and then they're available to do whatever you wish. This way you'd go to 

Here's a help article from Google that explains this method:



grad night 

Grad Night Roaring Camp Train and Boardwalk

Seniors will be taking the Roaring Camp train to and from the Boardwalk the night of their graduation.

The Grad Night Team encourages anyone who wants to cheer our Seniors on as they make their way down to the Boardwalk to do so. The train leaves Roaring Camp at 2:30. It should be hitting Santa Cruz around 3:00 and arrive at the Boardwalk at 3:30.



County Office of Education Webinar

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Register Here: Support and Resilience




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 



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]



Click Here for District Community Opportunities Web Page

words of wisdom

"What lies behind us, and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us." -Ralph Waldo Emerson