Newsletter 8-13-21

First Day of School: Tuesday, August 17th



welcome back

Principal’s Message

from Jeff Calden

Welcome to the 2021-22 School Year.   The staff of San Lorenzo Valley High School is so excited for our students to show up for the first day of classes on Tuesday, August 17th.

It has been a long time since we had our full student body attend regular school days in full classrooms. We are taking precautions to keep everybody safe and we look forward to an amazing year.


SLVHS Student Handbook

The SLVHS Student Handbook is attached to this email and available at this link: SLVHS Student Handbook

Parents and Students should review the handbook in order to be aware of the rules, policies, and important information to know about SLVHS.

Thank you in advance for knowing and understanding the information in the handbook.


Live School and COVID

We will start the school year in a full live mode. Everyone on campus - staff, students, visitors - will be required to wear a mask when inside a school building.

Masks will be optional when you are outside or in a room by yourself. By wearing masks indoors, students and adults who are exposed to COVID in a classroom do not have to quarantine. Gators and bandanas are not masks and do not protect you and others in the ways that an actual mask does. We will have masks for any student who needs to use one rather than a gator or bandana.


There is no rule regarding vaccination at school for students or staff.   

However, adult volunteers working with students must be vaccinated in order to do so. This does not apply to adults coming as a parent or family member to a meeting with staff, as part of a parent booster club meeting, or as a spectator at an event. This only applies to someone working with or around students in a voluntary capacity. This applies to adults volunteering in a classroom, a field trip, a sporting event, or school activity where students are present.


Each classroom will be cleaned before the next school day. 


Use of SLV Campus Facilities

It has been a while, but now that live school is starting up again, there will be no public use of the facilities from 7:00 am to 3:30 pm on School Days.

This is for all facilities, including the pool, the tennis courts, the track and field, the baseball fields, and basketball courts.

Thank you for your cooperation in keeping our campus safe.



freshman orientation

Freshman Cougar Day will be Monday, August 16th from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

Freshman Link Crew Orientation will be Monday August 16th from 1:00 to 5:00 pm.

Freshman Cougar Day and Link Crew Orientation 

This is the day where freshmen meet their Link Crew leaders, learn about the school, get their textbooks, chromebooks, chargers, and class schedules.

Freshmen can come at any time between 11 am and 1 pm to get what they need, then return at 1:00 pm for Link Crew Orientation.

This orientation will give freshmen a chance to tour the school, find their classrooms, and meet some upperclassmen who will be mentors for them throughout the year.


Link Crew is a program designed to help freshmen alleviate stress or concerns about high school, be comfortable on campus, make some new friends, and have some fun - all before the first day of school.  Link Crew does not end when school starts.  It's a year-long program that creates fun activities and opportunities for our freshmen.

It is a similar program to WEB, which many of our freshmen were a part of in Middle School.

Those who cannot make it can pick up their schedules before school on Tuesday - the first day of school.


student parking

Parking Passes are FREE for the 2021-22 School Year

To obtain a Parking Pass you must fill out the attached form and bring it to Annina Hausmann in the Administration Office between 9:30 to 1:30 pm. 

Applications can be dropped off at any time and will be processed as received.


early release day

Most Mondays are Early Release Days at SLVHS

The start time for the High School will be at 7:55 every day.  Most Mondays will be shortened days, with an Early Release time of 2:01 pm. 

Zero period will still begin at 7:00 am each day.

The complete Bell Schedules for all types of days are at the bottom of this newsletter, and there is a link to the SLVHS Calendar, which shows the type of Bell Schedule day for the entire school year.



weekly schedule

Schedule for the First Week of School: Aug 17-20


August 16



Freshman Orientation and Link Crew

Schedules/Books/School Pics


August 17

A Day

First Day of School  

All Classes 1-6


August 18

A Day

Zero Period begins today: 7:00 am All Classes 1-6


August 19  

O Day

Odd Classes 1 / 3/ 5 


August 20

E Day

Even Classes 2/4/6

Senior Sunrise 6:30 am


Tuesday, August 17 is the First Day of School.  It is an A day - meaning ALL classes.

First Period will begin at 7:55 each day. The first week will be A, A, O, E.

No Zero Period on the first day of school. During the rest of the week, Zero Period begins at 7:00 am.

The two Zero Period Classes this year are Ceramics 1/2 and PE 2A.


Get Vaccinated this Sunday from 11-4 at San Lorenzo Valley Elementary and Win a Computer!!!

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santa cruz office of education
get vaccinated, win a computer Aug 9 and 15
The Santa Cruz County Office of Education has partnered with the Santa Cruz Public Health Department to host several student vaccination clinics for students — starting today, and continuing this Sunday.

All student attendees will be automatically entered to win refurbished computers donated by Santa Cruz Tech Exchange, including iMacs, Windows 10 PCs, and Chromebooks. Five computer vouchers will be raffled off at each of vaccination sites, and you can view a gallery of the computers here.

Haven't registered yet? Not to worry! Slots are still available for all clinics, and there's still time to register and complete the parent/guardian consent online. Walk-ups are also welcome. Just make sure students who haven't pre-registered are accompanied by a parent/guardian or bring a signed vaccine consent form (English/Español).

Start Registration


Sunday, August 15th

11AM - 4PM - San Lorenzo Valley Elementary School
7155 Highway 9, Felton

These vaccine clinics, in partnership with the Santa Cruz County Office of Education and Santa Cruz County Public Health Department, use the Pfizer vaccine. All pre-registrants must be current students and at least 12 years old. Registration includes student/parent consent. Fill out the pre-registration/consent form to receive information on how and where to book your appointment.

Start Registration




How Can You Support Your Child's SLVHS Sport?
By Helping at BINGO!

Lots more information about SLV Athletic Boosters and Ways to Help in Attached Letter
Bingo is held at the Portuguese Hall at 216 Evergreen Street by Costco every Monday.
Core groups are the regular staff who work the same Monday each month, e.g., either the
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th Monday.

Bingo is the MAIN Funding Source of SLVHS Sports.
1. One or two volunteers arrive on Monday morning to Set Up. This consists of bringing
out the bingo equipment/supplies and setting it up for the Core members, lifting up to 25
pounds. – 1-hour shift. $25.00 is earned for your Team.
2. The Core team arrives starting at 4:00 to sell games and flash to customers. You will
work the cash registers, sell flash tickets, be responsible for accurately handing money, and
provide customer service. Towards the end of the night, you will help break down and put
away the bingo equipment and supplies. Lifting up to 25 pounds. Core leave between 9:00
and 10:00. $100.00 is earned for your Team.
3. The four Team Volunteers arrive between 5:00 and 5:30 to count and rubber band boxes
of flash games and help sell on the floor. You must be able to walk, stand, and accurately
count money and give change. Team Volunteers are dismissed at 9:00.
$75.00 is earned for your Team.
If you would like to be a regular “core” parent please contact your coach or the Athletic
Director Chris Coulsen at


Fall Sports Information

Hello Cougars! Below you will find the regular practice schedules for all our Fall sports programs. All teams are still in need of interested athletes and it is definitely not too late. Please come on out and give the rewarding experience of after school sports a try.  Email Mr. Coulson if you have any questions.


If you are interested in playing football the coaches would love for you to come out. The team is still looking for athletes and everyone is welcome. Practice is Monday-Friday from 3:15-6:00pm.


Boys Water Polo:

Varsity and JV boy water polo is practicing from 5:00-7:00pm Monday-Friday. Anyone interested is welcome and should come out and check out this awesome sport.  


Girls Water Polo:

Varsity and JV girls water polo is practicing from 3:30-5:15pm Monday-Friday. Anyone interested is welcome and should come out and check out this awesome sport.  


Girls Volleyball:

Girls volleyball tryouts will be on 8/17 in the HS gym beginning at 3:00pm. If we are able to field 3 teams practice times will be as detailed below:

Early Release Mondays: Varsity 2:15-4:15pm, JV 4:00-6:00pm & Frosh 5:45-7:15pm

Wednesdays: Varsity 3:00-5:00pm, JV 4:45-6:45pm & Frosh 6:30-8:00pm

Fridays: Varsity 3:15-5:15pm. JV will practice with Varsity every other Friday.

Games are on Tuesdays and Thursdays.


Cross Country:

Boys and Girls Cross Country is practicing from 3:15-5:00pm Monday-Friday. Anyone interested is welcome and should come out and check out this awesome sport.  


Girls Tennis:

Girls tennis is practicing from 3:15-4:45pm Monday-Friday. Anyone interested is welcome and should come out and check out this awesome sport.


Girls Golf:

Girls golf is practicing from 3:30-5:15 Monday-Thursday at De Laveaga. Anyone interested is welcome and should come out and check out this awesome sport. 


Athletic Participation Paperwork:

All DragonFlyMax forms must be completed prior to your first in-person activity beginning 8/2/21. All forms can be found under the 2021-2022 requirements on a mobile device or on your computer. Sign-up directions for DragonFlyMax are attached. PPE physicals are good for 12 calendar months. The rest of the forms must be done each school year. You can get PPE Physicals done for $40.00 at Doctors on Duty on Ocean St. in Santa Cruz on a walk-in basis or go see your doctor.Email Mr. Coulson if you have questions.




please return your books!!!

No New Textbooks Issued Until ALL Un-returned Books are Turned In!

Students with books on file as NOT RETURNED to our Library will not be issued new textbooks.

If you do not turn in or pay for all unreturned books, you can get your schedule, but no new textbooks.



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Chromebook Loaner Policy

Students without a device instead may “check out” a device from the school district for the entire year.

Much like the textbooks students check out, they can go home with the student each night to be used for homework, and the student is responsible for returning the chromebook at the end of the year.

Students who wish to check out a loaner Chromebook for the year may do so during Cougar Day or at the SLVHS Library.



Below are some helpful links and contact information for SLV High School students and parents



7105 Hwy 9, Felton, CA 95018

Phone: (831) 335-4425

Fax: (831) 335-1531

Attendance Line: (831) 335-3646


SLV High School Website SLV High School Calendar


SLVHS Student Handbook             SLVHS Bell Schedule 2021-22


Welcome to SLV      Staff Directory Campus Map


SLVHS Cougar Parent Club SLVHS Athletics Booster Club


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



Click Here for District Community Opportunities Web Page


words of wisdom

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