Newsletter 12-3-21

Principal's Message

from Jeff Calden

Next Week is the last week before Final Exam week. This weekend is the time for all students to do the best they can to complete current assignments and/or go back and take care of missing assignments in their classes before Finals. Doing this will not only help to raise your grades, it will also help to prepare for Finals. Please remember that if you are currently playing a sport or in the High School Musical production, eligibility to participate for the period of Monday, January 10th through Friday, February 25th will be based on your final Semester One grades.


Schedule for Finals Week (December 13 - 17) is attached to this email.


2022 calendar

SLVHS Graphic Design Calendars are For Sale Now

It's that time of year again!  2021-22 Calendars created by our SLVHS Graphic Design classes are now available. The only difficulty is that you will have to decide which one because there are two this year!!  Or maybe you might just have to order both?  Here's the info and links to slideshows of the pages Calendars are $15. To order, contact Maria Kersey at [email protected]

All proceeds support the Graphic Arts classes at SLV High School.


Animal Calendar  Mixed Art Calendar  

2022 calendar




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 Jazz Band Club

There's a New Club at SLVHS: Jazz Band!

Meeting Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7:20 am - 7:50 am at Room MS-25 (high school/middle school band room).

There will be concerts planned likely for the next semester. Exact dates to be decided. 


Description of Club: 

The SLVHS Jazz Band focuses on rehearsing small ensemble jazz compositions in order to perform at various events. The meeting times before school are for group rehearsal. Members should commit to practicing pieces on their own in addition to rehearsals if needed. Join us in having fun playing jazz music!



You must already know how to play an instrument of your choice at an intermediate level. Jazz compositions are more flexible than traditional compositions, so guitar, bass, drum set, and piano are all options in addition to any traditional band instruments. You also have to know how to read music. Improvisation skills are not required. If you have any questions about these requirements or for exceptions, please email Joshua Gabrielson at [email protected] or Ms. Liston at [email protected]



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 of December 6th - 10th

ERA / O / E / O / E


December 6

ERA Day Early Release Day - Dismissal at 2:01


December 7

O Day

Odd Classes 1 / 3/ 5



December 8

E Day

Even Classes 2 /4 /6


December 9

O Day

Odd Classes 1 / 3/ 5


December 10

E Day

Even Classes 2 /4 /6

   After-School Teacher Support Sessions

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



grad night

Grad Night 2022 Fundraiser - Goodwill Donation Trailer

We are having a Goodwill Donation Trailer fundraiser on Saturday, Januray 15 and Sunday, January 16, 2022 at SLVHS for Grad Night. 

We will raise $500 for every trailer we fill that weekend.  Start saving items to be donated, and please spread the word to friends and family!  

We will also need volunteers that weekend to staff the donation trailer. More details will be coming soon!


Support Grad Night for the Class of 2022 - See's Candy Fundraiser

make your day delicious!

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 usually 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!




dear edwina jr.

SLV Middle School Musical Opens Tonight!

Get your tickets for Dear Edwina Jr., which is based on the original New York production of Dear Edwina, with music by Zina Goldrich and book & lyrics by Marcy Heisler. This 1-hour musical is directed by Tara McMilin, with music and vocal direction by Nicki Kerns and choreography by Mikaela Ballmer, and is presented at the SLV Performing Arts Center. The story follows the adventures of plucky advice-giver-extraordinaire, Edwina Spoonapple, as she directs the neighborhood kids in a series of buoyant production numbers for the latest edition of her weekly "Advice-a-Palooza.” Edwina and her friends share wisdom on everything from trying new foods to making new friends, through clever, catchy and poignant songs.

More information and ticket link available at SLV Theatre Boosters’ webpage:

Facebook event:



December 3, 4, 10 and 11 @ 7:00 p.m.

December 5 and 12 @ 2:00 p.m



$15 General Admission

$10 Senior/Student/SLV Staff



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.








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


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