Newsletter 3-11-22

principal's message

from Jeff Calden


NOT a Regular Schedule Next Week

Monday, March 14th is an E Day. No School next Friday, May 18th due to a Staff Professional Development Day.

Monday is a Special Assembly Schedule E Day for the ASA No Hate Assembly.



mask graphic

Mask Mandate Information

The mandate for our schools to have students and staff wear masks at a school will end at 11:59 pm today, Friday, March 11th.

Monday, March 14th will be the first school day this year that wearing a mask at school will be optional for students and staff.

The mask mandate was something that has been required for schools. 

While the CDPH still strongly recommends the wearing of masks inside, after March 11th, it will no longer be required. 


As this will now be a personal choice for each individual, we ask that people go out of their way to be respectful of that choice.

If you choose to wear a mask, please respect the choice of those who don't.  

If you choose not to wear a mask, please respect the choice of those who do.

Everybody's situation is different, and let's give everyone the respect we would all like to receive.


school calendar

Monday, April 11th is a SCHOOL DAY

Please note the state department of education has indicated that we will need to make up the evacuation day on October 25th and indicated we need to use our Storm Day, April 11th that is built into our calendar as a replacement day.  Monday, April 11th will be an ERA early out A Day.


Spring Break is April 4th through April 8th.  Please note that Monday, April 11th will be changed from a non-instructional day “Storm Day” to an instructional day to make-up for the school closure we had on October 25th due to required evacuations.



slvhs theatre little shop of horrors

SLVHS Theatre Musical Production of Little Shop of Horrors - Three Shows Left!!!

Last three shows: Tonight at 7:00 pm, Saturday night at 7:00 pm, and Sunday afternoon at 2:00 pm

March  11 and 12 @ 7:00 p.m.

March 13 @ 2:00 p.m



$20 General Admission

$15 Senior/Student/SLV Staff


Get your tickets for Little Shop of Horrors, with book & lyrics by Howard Ashman and music by Alan Menken. This sci-fi musical comedy is directed by Daria E. Troxell, with music and vocal direction by Nicki Kerns, and is presented at the SLV Performing Arts Center. The story begins when a meek floral assistant, Seymour Krelborn, stumbles across a new breed of plant, which he subsequently names "Audrey II" after his co-worker crush. This foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore promises unending fame and fortune to the down and out Krelborn, so long as he continues to feed it BLOOD. Over time, though, Seymour discovers Audrey II's out of this world origins and intent towards global domination!

More information and tickets available at SLV Theatre Boosters’ webpage:


talent show

SLVHS Talent Show Auditions Coming Soon!

It's almost time for the SLVHS Talent Show!  

Auditions will be on Monday, March 14 at 3 PM in room E4 (Mrs. Hackett's room). The talent show will be on Friday, April 1, 2022.

Share your amazing talent with our school!


covid 19 testing

SLVUSD has partnered with Inspire Diagnostics to offer an outdoor walk-up PCR testing site, open to the entire school community, at the District Office, 325 Marian Ave, Ben Lomond, CA. It will be open starting March 7, 2022 on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays (excluding holidays) from 1:00 to 5:00 pm.


The site is available for symptomatic and asymptomatic individuals, and most test results are returned within 24-hours — comparatively, faster than most alternatives. Students and their families, and staff and their families are welcome to utilize this free service. Those needing a test simply need to fill out the registration one time at and can go to any site Inspire Diagnostics. No appointment is required.


Our weekly and exposure testing will continue at the school sites for students and staff.




Interested in Joining the SLVHS Cheerleading Team for the 2022-23 Season?

Mark your calendar for the Parent/Athlete meeting on Wednesday March 30th from 6-7pm at the SLV Cafeteria.


weekly schedule

Schedule for the Week of March 14th to 18th

ERA / O / E / O / E


March 14 E Day Even Classes
Special E Day Assembly Schedule


March 15

O Day

Odd Classes



March 16

E Day

Even Classes


March 17

O Day

Odd Classes


March 18



Staff Professional Development Day


 After-School Teacher Support Sessions

After School Teacher Support 2020-21



Boldy Discussing Mental Health Virtual event



cougar club senior service award; email for details


  Grad Night 2022 Fundraisers

togo's March 19th grad night fundraiser  

grad night fundraiser wine, beer, chocolate

Click here to buy Tickets to the Grad Night Wine, Beer, and Chocolate Fundraiser

see's easter candy

SLVHS Grad Night needs your sweet support! 

They're selling yummy See's Candies to raise money to put on the BEST Sober Grad Night ever!

Visit our shop to pick and choose your favorites and buy your candy online. It's that easy!

class of 2022

SLVHS Class of 2022 Senior Sweatshirts are For Sale Again

Please see the links below. 

If you have any questions, please contact Zoe Ackemann at [email protected].

White Crew Neck Class of '22


Black Hoodie "Thrasher" Style Class of '22


Grey Hoodie Class of '22


Grey Short Sleeve Shirt Class of '22


homework help

Homework Help at the Felton Library Tuesdays 3:00 to 5:00 pm 

The Felton Library is offering Homework Help in their Community Room for students up to grade 12. Bring your assignments to any FREE drop-in Homework Help session. Credentialed teacher John Schneider has 17 years of teaching experience. He looks forward to helping students deepen their understanding of content as well as providing the opportunity to become confident in practicing their study skills. 

Call 831-427-7713 for more information.



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


The 2022-23 School Year Calendar is out and attached to this email


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


Outside Support Contacts

Contact Information for anyone who may need help or support

Should you be experiencing a mental health crisis please contact:

1-877-663-5433  24 hour crisis line for support

831-458-5300     Local 24 hour crisis line for support

  • Suicide/ Talk Hotline: 1-877-663-5433     (831) 458-5300    1-800-273-8255
  • Servicio para la Prevencion del Suicidio: 1-877-663-5433
  • Santa Cruz Women's Health Center: (831) 427-3500, 250 Locust St, Santa Cruz
  • Medi-Cal, Healthy Families, and Healthy Kids Health Ins. (831) 334-3395
  • Teen Program and other resources at MCR (831) 335-6600
  • Woman, Infants and Children: (831) 426-3911
  • Together in the Park: MCR (831) 335-6600
  • Salud Para La Gente (Watsonville) (831) 728-0222
  • Rainbow Counseling: Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersexed, queer and questioning adults, youth, couples and their families. Santa Cruz: (831) 423-9444
  • Santa Cruz Superior Court Self Help Ctr/Family Law Facilitator, Watsonville Law Ctr: (831) 722-2845
  • Shelter Outreach Plus: (831) 384-3388
  • National Alliance on Mental Health: 427-8020
  • Diversity Center: 423-5422
  • Health Service Agency, Alcohol and Drug Program: 454-5483
  • Transgender Teen Project:427-4004
  • Safe Schools Project: Ron Indra 427-4014
  • The Camp Recovery Services: 800-924-2879



Click Here for District Community Opportunities Web Page

words of wisdom

The content of your character is your choice. Day by day, what you choose, what you think and what you do is who you become. -Heraclitus