Newsletter 12-16-21

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from Jeff Calden


Happy Holidays to everyone in our SLV Community!

Stay safe, stay dry, and enjoy the time with your loved ones.



InspireTesting Sites for SLVUSD During Winter Break

These sites are available for symptomatic and asymptomatic individuals, free of charge. 

Most results return within 24-48 hours. Family members needing a test can fill out a one-time registration.

No appointments required. Hours subject to change.


Drive-thru Locations Times
Cabrillo College Drive-Thru Clinic
Parking Lot K
Mon-Fri: 2 pm – 5 pm
Saturdays: 9 am – 2 pm
Santa Cruz County of Education Drive-Thru
399 Encinal St
Santa Cruz, CA
Mon-Fri: 2 pm – 5 pm
Pajaro Valley United School District Drive-Thru 
294 Green Valley Rd
Watsonville, CA 95076
Mon, Wed, Fri: 9 am – 5 pm


Additionally we have testing on campuses in the valley:

SLVHS (by weight room) Tuesdays and Fridays 8:30-10:30 AM

SLVE (by the cafeteria) Mondays and Thursdays 7:30-9:30 AM

BCE (MP room near office) Mondays and Thursdays 10:30AM- 12 PM

SLVUSD Charter Mondays and Thursdays 10:45-11:45 AM


If your child is symptomatic please stay socially distanced and masked while on campus for testing!

Inspire Diagnostic Registration Link 



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SLV High School English Learner Reclassification

Last week, there was a celebration for four of our English Learners who have been reclassified as English Proficient

Family, friends, and staff came to recognize and celebrate the hard work of Natalia Rocha, Francisco Rocha, Lilian Ramirez, and Jesus Navarro.

Congratulations on achieving this goal!




toy drive

NHS/CSF Toy Drive for Valley Churches

A Huge Thank YOU for all the students who contributed toys for the NHS/CSF Annual Toy Drive for Valley Churches. Your donations will go to kids and families in need this season to brighten up their holidays. We appreciate all of you who donated.


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:

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Enter the following information on the login screen:

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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.


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 First Week of Semester Two: January 3rd - 7th

ERA / O / E / O / E


January 3

ERA Day Early Release A Day Dismissal at 2:01


January 4

O Day

Odd Classes


January 5

E Day

Even Classes


January 6

O Day

Odd Classes


January 7

E Day

Even Classes

Eligibility Declared


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!



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 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

There is peace even in the storm. Vincent Van Gogh