Newsletter 10-29-21


Staff Professional Development Day



Principal’s Message

from Jeff Calden


no school on monday

Monday is a Staff Professional Development Day District-Wide.

There is no School for Students on Monday, November 1st.

Beginning Tuesday, November 2nd, the rest of the week is a regular O / E / O / E schedule.



health office

SLVHS Health Office

If you have questions about Testing, Quarantine, Exposures, Attendance, or anything else to do with COVID and SLVHS, there is a new school email address to get your questions directly to those who can best answer them.  The new email address is [email protected]



girls soccer

Girls Soccer Starts Next Tuesday, November 2nd

Attention - All girls interested in playing soccer. Girls soccer will begin on Tuesday November 2nd at 3:30. Meet our new coaches on the JV softball field at 3:30 pm. Anyone interested is strongly encouraged to come out. Whether you've played your whole life or haven't put on shin guards since 3rd grade please come out and give it a try!




parent survey

Parent Survey

SLV High is preparing for a March visit from WASC, the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

This is the entity that visits schools and determines whether a school meets the qualifications to continue to be accredited as a high school that offers diplomas. All schools go through this process on seven-year cycles. 


We have been gathering information for our Self-Study Report, which we will submit to WASC in January before they visit us on campus in March.

One important piece of information is to get feedback from parents.  We have created a short survey that should take about five minutes to fill out.

Some of these questions come from past surveys and others were generated by staff this year during our WASC meetings.


Survey Link


Thank you so much for supporting SLVHS and we appreciate you taking the time to fill out the survey.

weekly schedule

Schedule for the Week of: October


November 1



November 2

O Day

Odd Classes 1 / 3/ 5



November 3

E Day

Even Classes 2 /4 /6


November 4

O Day

Odd Classes 1 / 3/ 5 


November 5

E Day

Even Classes 2 /4 /6

End P2 Grading Period

   After-School Teacher Support Sessions

 weekly support schedule; call 831-335-4425 x200 for detailsfter



cougar club

Dear Friends of SLVHS


We are writing to encourage you to make a donation to the Cougar Club, the EDUCATIONAL BOOSTER CLUB of San Lorenzo Valley High School. We sponsor many important programs for our students, including college preparation and career readiness programs; enrichment film and speaker programs on topics such as financial responsibility, mental health awareness, and healthy relationships; community building activities; and student service awards. We also fund equipment and classroom supplies for our teachers. 


Last year all our fundraising efforts went to the victims of the devastating CZU fire. We raised close to $13,000 that was distributed to all high school families who lost their homes. Thank you for your incredible generosity! 


This year, being back to sort-of-normal, we are again asking for your support for our regular programming. Please consider donating $20, $100, or more - donations of any amount are appreciated and all donations are tax deductible. Our goal is to raise $7500 so don’t forget corporate matching - make sure your employer matches your donation! 


Ways you can donate:


  1. Venmo @SLVHSCougarClub


  1. Paypal @San Lorenzo High School Cougar Club


  1. Check payable to SLVHS Cougar Club sent to 7105 Hwy 9, Felton CA 95018 


  1. Choose “San Lorenzo Valley High School Cougar Club” as the charity on your 

Amazon Smile account



Seniors: It's Time for You to Fill Out the FASFA - Federal Student Aid Application

The 22-23 Federal Student Aid Application or FAFSA  is now open! Below is information  on the FAFSA. We highly encourage you to get this application early so you get priority aid consideration for college.  All Seniors that complete their FAFSA application before January 7th will be receiving a surprise in the Spring.

FAFSA lets you know where you stand and what you can get as far as aid for college.  


Charlotte Achen sent all Seniors an email with a ton of information on FASFA.  

Things such as What is FASFA? Why is it important I apply? What do I need to do? What are the deadlines? Where can I find the application? 

Check your school email to answer all FAFSA questions you may have.

It is also available on the SLVHS website on the College and Career page.

The information you need is at your fingertips.


lowest price of the year


Don't forget to purchase your yearbook now for the early bird special! 

Get it now for $78 while supplies last.

Deal lasts until October 29th



summer trip

Trip Abroad to Dominican Republic

Chelsie Osenga, Spanish teacher, is organizing a trip to the Dominican Republic summer of 2022 because of increased interest from families and students at SLVHS for a travel abroad experience. After very successful trips past summers to Costa Rica, Perú, Spain and Panamá, we are traveling to the Dominican Republic in 2022! 

The Dominican Republic offers a seamless blend of tropical terrain, rich history, and heritage as well as having an opportunity to be immersed in the Spanish language and converse with native speakers. From evergreen rainforests, to idyllic oceanside villages, and bustling city squares, you’ll explore colorful island life from a local perspective, gaining a sense of community as you visit an environmental school and art nonprofit.


Ms. Osenga will be hosting a mandatory virtual parent informational meeting on October 21st at 6:00 pm for all those who are interested!


Please join our meeting to hear all the details including the itinerary, dates, and cost of this trip. The meeting will also mark the official opening of enrollment!

Please click here to reserve your spot at the meeting:

You must reserve your spot to attend. We will meet on zoom at 6pm on Thursday, October 21, 2021. A link will be sent to you after I get your RSVP.

I hope you will consider this great opportunity. Please don't hesitate to ask questions, and consider signing up early as space is limited


*Important Information*

*This is a non-school-affiliated opportunity*

*I partner with a company, Education First (EF), that specializes in educational travel opportunities for students around the world.*


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SLV Unified School District has Job Openings

Are you looking for part-time or full-time work? 

Interested in joining the SLVUSD Team? We have several job opportunities. 

You can review SLVUSD job opportunities at




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.



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




Click Here for District Community Opportunities Web Page


words of wisdom

"Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless." -Mother Teresa