Newsletter 11-19-21

No School Next Week






Principal’s Message

from Jeff Calden


I hope the time off from school next week is relaxing, recharging, and restful as we spend time with families and friends and take note of what we are thankful for in our lives.  When we return, we will be in the home stretch of the first semester, with two weeks of classes and then Final Exams the week of December 13th.  




canned food drive

Canned Food Drive is On! 

Hey Cougars, the annual Valley Christmas Project Canned Food Drive has started! The first-period class that collects the most items will win a donut and hot chocolate party. Please bring in healthy, non-perishable food to help our SLV families in need.





SLVHS National Honor Society

Congratulations to the new SLVHS National Honor Society (NHS) members. 

These students demonstrated the four pillars of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, & Character. 

Each fall students can apply to be a member if they wish. 


Aliyah Bowers, Jack Bradford, Ben Calden, Mary Calden, John Clinkenbeard, Cynthia DeForge, Quinn Edgemon, Joshua Gabrielson, Ivy Gates, Shayla Hill, Miles Hoogner, Joey Horne, Christian Kroboth, Lucia Lilienthal-Wynn, George Little, Dylan Lyons, Mia Lyons, Jon McClaren, Matthew McIntyre, Lucas Murawsky, Cade Petersen, Alyssa Struthers, Makayla Sutter, Kaitlyn Sutter.


Additionally, we would like to recognize our new Honor Club Officers who represent both NHS and California Scholarship Federation (CSF)

CSF: President: Tessa Jacquerot, Vice President: Billy Bowers, Secretary: Julia Bradford, Treasurer: Daniel Schafer-Dews

NHS: President: Samantha Vierra, Vice President: Dylan Schelegle, Secretary: Lucia Lilienthal Wynn, Treasurer: Carter Cox


Together, our honors clubs will be conducting SLVHS' Annual Toy Drive November 29th through December 10th. SLVHS Students are encouraged to bring in one unwrapped toy to the Counseling Office for a child. We will be bringing these toys to Valley Churches to help our local valley families in need this holiday season. 



Winter Sports are Starting - Have you done the Paperwork you MUST do to play?

All Information Below:

Welcome to another exciting Winter season! In order to successfully participate, please get your athletic registration paperwork done ASAP. You cannot compete in a game or scrimmage unless all your paperwork is complete. Please log in to DragonFly Max and get all 12 forms completed. Directions are attached if you are not familiar with the DragonFlyMax system. I understand that on some mobile devices the bottom forms can be difficult to click on. They will work if you keep messing with them and they are easy to do on a computer. 


The PPE physical is good for 12 calendar months and some of the other forms are as well so if you played a sport at SLVHS last school year you have very little to do. Don't worry about trying to move your PPE physical from last year to this year. I will handle it if I haven't already done so.


If you played a sport in the Fall you are all set as the athletic registration paperwork is good for the entire school year.


If you did not play another sport for SLVHS last year or in the Fall you need to get a physical. 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. A generic form you can take with you is attached. Once completed you can just take a clear picture of both pages with your phone and email them to me and I will take care of the rest if you need me to or you can upload the picture to the PPE Physical Form on DragonFlyMax.


All 12 DragonFlyMax forms must be completed before you can compete against another school. All forms can be found under the 2021-2022 requirements on a mobile device or on your computer.  Please let me know if you have any questions. Thanks!

Forms are attached to this email



roaring camp railroads

Roaring Camp Railroads is looking for volunteers for our Holiday Lights Train Ride

Below is a brief description of tasks and dates:

  • Hours may vary but most likely 4:00 pm – 9:30 pm (some nights may end earlier)
  • Dates: November 26, 27 and December 4-5, 11-12, 17-23
  • Location: Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and Roaring Camp HLT Train
  • Tasks: Dress up as Santa's Elves and assist with boarding and deboarding trains, hand out candy canes/stickers, possibly hand out cookies and cider, help Santa with photo ops, answer questions and make sure people are behaving
  • Pay: $14.00 per hour - while the students are volunteers, the money will be donated to the organizations that send the volunteers



weekly schedule

Schedule for the Week After Thanksgiving Break:

November 29th to December 3rd

ERA / O / E / O / E


November 29

ERA Day Early Release Day - Dismissal at 2:01


November 30

O Day

Odd Classes 1 / 3/ 5



December 1

E Day

Even Classes 2 /4 /6


December 2

O Day

Odd Classes 1 / 3/ 5


December 3

E Day

Even Classes 2 /4 /6

   After-School Teacher Support Sessions

weekly schedule; call 831-335-4425 x200 for details



Support Grad Night for the Class of 2022

photo: see's candy

Treat yourself to the yummiest candy on earth, AND support our SLVHS/Coast Redwood Grad Night 2022 fundraising at the same time! 

Our Winter Sweet Shop will be open through 12/03/21, orders will be directly shipped to your home or to the address you specify. Talk about a sweet gift to give. Candy will ususally arrive within a week of purchase. Please share this email with friends and family, a significant portion of each sale goes toward putting on the BEST GRAD NIGHT EVER.

Here's to achieving sweet success!  Click below to Order!

Browse our store



cougar club fundraiser; call 831-335-4425 x200 for details

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




Project Glow is now on Display at the Felton Library

The project includes contributions from SLVHS students and is a powerful affirmation of community, creativity, and gratitude.

glow/felton branch library; call 831-335-4425 x200 for details




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.






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 hosted a virtual parent informational meeting on October 21st.

If you missed it, please email her at [email protected] for information or visit our tour website: Because of the increased interest in the trip we've extended the sign-up deadline until December 1, 2021 because we still have a few spots left. If you're interested please reach out ASAP. Thank you! 


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.*




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


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