Newsletter 8-20-21

Principal’s Message

from Jeff Calden

It has been SO WONDERFUL to have our students back at school live this week. While there are some differences we still have to deal with, it sure felt like real, normal school again.

Big thanks out to our teachers and staff, our families, our community, and especially these students for making this week so special. SLV Strong in Action!



picture retake day!

School Picture and ID Card Makeups 

Makeup School Pictures / ID Cards will be on Monday, August 30 from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm at room E4.   



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 but are recommended when you are outside around others. Gaiters 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 gaiter 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.



early release day

Next Monday the 23rd is our first 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.




weekly schedule

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


August 23


Early Release A Day: Dismissal at 2:01 pm


August 24

O Day

Odd Classes 1 / 3/ 5 


August 25

E Day

Even Classes 2/4/6


August 26  

O Day

Odd Classes 1 / 3/ 5 
Senior Class Meeting at Lunch in the MPR


August 27

E Day


slv hightschool theatre

Auditions Start August 24th for SLVHS Theatre Production of 

The End of the World (With Prom to Follow)

by Sean Abley

Directed by Shimona Miller & Jackie Lopez


Auditions will be held for the student-directed play, The End of the World (With Prom to Follow), in the MPR from 3:00-5:00 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday the 24th and 25th of August, with callbacks on Friday the 27th. Come prepared with a 1 to 2 minute monologue (comedic or dramatic); please fill out the audition form in advance. Rehearsals will run August 30 through October 14. Performances are October 15, 16, 17, 21, 22, 23 & 24. Further information for interested actors and potential crew members will be provided at auditions, or email [email protected] for more information.


class of 2022
Senior Class Planning Meeting.  Next Thursday at Lunch in the MPR

All Seniors are invited to the first Class of 2022 Planning Meeting next Thursday, 8/26/21 at lunch in the MPR.

We will be planning homecoming and fall events. Any senior who wants to get involved and help is welcome to come!




SLV Athletic Boosters Need Your Support!

San Lorenzo Valley Athletic Boosters are a group of dedicated enthusiasts of SLV High School sports who donate their time and resources to guide the financial subsidizing of sports programs at SLVHS, keeping the sports program at SLVHS low cost to players.


BINGO is Back!

Bingo is Booster's ongoing fundraiser, and generates over $90,000 per year to our athletic programs and  facilities, and is the main source of revenue for Boosters.

At the heart of this important fundraiser is the solid group of “core” volunteers, many of  whom are parents of former SLV students who have stayed on out of love and loyalty to  our sports programs. Also vital to the operation are the four volunteers from the various  sports who show up every Monday night to do their part to support their athletes. Based  on research, without bingo, families would spend $250.00 - $1500.00 per child, per sport.  SLVHS is the ONLY school in Santa Cruz County and beyond not using a ‘pay to play’ system to fund sports, primarily because of the efforts of the Bingo Volunteers.  


Beyond supporting individual teams at SLVHS, Boosters has also awarded over $40,000 in awards to graduating senior athletes.  The commitment to support our athletes through all four years of high school,  with a “boost” into college is an important goal of the groups’ focus.


HOW CAN YOU HELP? If your child is on a team at SLV, please sign up to volunteer to work Bingo on the dates your child's team is slated to host volunteers. Additionally, you can bring in even more money for your child's team by being a "Core" member, where you work once a month at the weekly Bingo game (located at Portuguese Hall in Santa Cruz). The more "Core" members a team has, the more money each team receives. If you are interested in being a core parent, please contact Athletic Director Chris Coulson at [email protected]





student handbook

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.


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.


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. [email protected]



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:

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.




graphic: chromebookgraphic: chromebook

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; for details call 335-4425 x201



Click Here for District Community Opportunities Web Page


words of wisdom

Just because some people are fueled by drama doesn't mean you have to attend the performance. -Cheryl Richardson