Newsletter 12-10-21

principal's message

from Jeff Calden

final exam week information

Next Week is Final Exam week. The Schedule is very different from our normal Schedule

Monday 12/13 is a Regular A Day: School starts at 7:55 and ends at 2:49. No Early Out on Monday


Tuesday 12/14 is a Finals Minimum Day Schedule: School starts at 8:00 am and ends at 12:10 pm

Zero Period Final on Tuesday is from 7:00 - 7:50 am. The two other finals on Tuesday are 2nd and 3rd period.

Lunch is available on minimum days - but students DO NOT have to stay on campus after 12:10 pm.


Wednesday 12/15 is a Finals Minimum Day Schedule: School starts at 8:00 am and ends at 12:10 pm

Zero Period Final on Wednesday is from 7:00 - 7:50 am. The two other finals on Wednesday are 5th and 4th period.

Lunch is available on minimum days - but students DO NOT have to stay on campus after 12:10 pm.  


Thursday 12/16 is a Finals Minimum Day Schedule: School starts at 8:00 am and ends at 12:10 pm

No Zero Period Final on Thursday. The two finals on Thursday are 1st and 6th period.

Lunch is available on minimum days - but students DO NOT have to stay on campus after 12:10 pm.  






free books

Free Online Books using MyOn Digital Library

From December 1, 2021, to January 31, 2022, any California student can benefit from access to thousands of myON books in English and Spanish. Students can easily browse or search the digital library to find books to match their interests and grade level. There are also options for students to read books online or offline, even in low-bandwidth environments. 


Go to: and click on the purple myON Login button:

myon login graphic

Enter the following information on the login screen:

myon login screen

Click the green Sign In button, select a book from the Library or an article from News, and start reading!


Having looked at the website - once you get in, the best place to start for fiction is the Genres button on the top middle.

Then you can click what type of books you want to download. The books are listed by age level. So when you open up Genres and pick one, you will see little kid books.  Keep scrolling down, through the middle school books, and the ones at the bottom are more high school books.  That said, there is nothing wrong with reading little kid books or middle school books. They also have a ton of graphic novels that tend to be located between the middle and high school books.


slvhs 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  

order your 2022 calendar now!





canned food drive

Canned Food Drive is Extended through to Monday!

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 healthy, non-perishable food to help SLV families in need.


UPDATE: Band is winning with 591 donations.  


photo: student with cans




study abroad

Study Abroad Club  

Are you interested in studying abroad during high school? 

If so, please come to the Study Abroad Club in Ms. Osenga's room in the H-building on the last Wednesday of each month from 2:55-3:45 p.m. 


At the club, there will be opportunities to apply for partial and full scholarships awarded by a local foundation to study abroad next fall. SLVHS students are highly encouraged to apply and more information will be available at our next club meeting (January 26th). 


weekly schedule

Schedule for the Week of December 13th - 17th

A / Finals / Finals / Finals / No School


December 13

A Day Regular A Day
Dismissal at 2:49


December 14


Finals Schedule:  0 / 2 / 3

Minimum Day - Dismissal at 12:10 pm


December 15


Finals Schedule:  0 / 5 / 4  
Minimum Day - Dismissal at 12:10 pm


December 16


Finals Schedule:  1 / 6
Minimum Day - Dismissal at 12:10 pm


December 17



   After-School Teacher Support Sessions

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



grad night

Grad Night 2022 Fundraiser - Goodwill Donation Trailer

We are having a Goodwill Donation Trailer fundraiser on Saturday, January 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!



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 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]


dear edwina jr.

SLV Middle School Musical - Final Shows this Weekend

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 10 and 11 @ 7:00 p.m.

December 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

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


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