Newsletter 3-27-22

principal's message

from Jeff Calden


This Week's Schedule is NOT Normal

Monday the 28th is an E day.  Friday is an A Day.

There is NO EARLY OUT this Week!  Release time is 2:49 for all 5 days.

The week is E / O / E / O / A

Students will be going to see the SLVHS talent show on Friday in one of their classes.


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Free At-Home Antigen Tests handed out tomorrow - Please use them on April 10 before returning from Spring Break

We want to inform all of our families that the State will be providing a free At-Home Antigen Test for every student.  We will hand these out at the end of the day on Monday March 28th.  Please check with your student when they get home to secure the test for the right time.  The goal is to allow each student to be screened with a COVID test on Sunday, April 10, 2022 prior to the return to school on Monday following Spring Break.  Although this is not required, we highly recommend that each family use the antigen test to test each school-age child prior to their return to school on Monday, April 11, 2022.  Screening each student with a COVID test prior to the return to school will help to mitigate further exposures.  As we know many will be traveling over the break, we appreciate this extra precaution SLV families can take to ensure our schools continue to stay open for our students and families.  We hope everyone has a wonderful Spring Break.


slv highschool music


SLVHS Band takes Silver at a Competition in Los Angeles

Congratulations to the SLVHS Band for their performance in a competition in Los Angeles and winning a Silver Award for excellence.

Our Cougars completed with bands from across the state. And they got to go to Disneyland!

Thanks to our Band director and teacher, Carey Liston for working hard to provide this opportunity for our students.

photo: slvhs band 



teen talk

Teen Talk High School Sexuality Education Course in PE Classes

We are pleased to inform you that your child will have the opportunity to participate in the Teen Talk High School course in their Physical Education class beginning on Monday April 11, 2022. Teen Talk High School is a comprehensive sexuality education program developed by trained professionals in the field of sexuality education at Health Connected (

Teen Talk High School is a comprehensive sexuality education course, designed to provide an open forum for teenagers to ask questions and get medically-based, unbiased, and accurate information. Teen Talk High School complies with California Education Codes 51930-51939 (California Healthy Youth Act of 2015) and meets the California Health Education Content Standards under “Growth, Development and Sexual Health.”

Teen Talk High School covers the following topics:

  • Values Clarification
  • Sexual and Reproductive Anatomy
  • Abstinence/Not Having Sex
  • Parent/Guardian Communication 
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Birth Control, including a condom demonstration
  • Pregnancy Options
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections, including HIV
  • Sexual Safety, Consent, and the Law
  • Sexual Identity & Gender
  • Sex in the Media
  • Communication and Decision-Making

A pre/post-assessment will be administered at the beginning and end of the course. The assessment covers sexual health knowledge that will be covered during the course as well as questions about student comfort and confidence in communicating about sexual health topics with peers, partners, and trusted adults. You can examine instructional materials, including assessments, at the school office. If you have questions, please see your child’s teacher or principal. State law allows you to remove your student from any portion of a comprehensive sexual health education course.

If you do not want your student to participate in this sexual health course, please give a note to your student’s Physical Education teacher by Friday, April 1, 2022. The goal of a comprehensive sexual health education program is to help students learn the facts and to make good decisions now, and later in life.


advanced placement exams

It's Time to Pay for your AP Exam

Cost is $96 per exam at the regular rate and $53 per exam at the reduced rate

You qualify for the reduced rate if you are approved for the Free/Reduced Lunch program. 

If you believe your financial situation qualifies you for the reduced rate, submit an application for the Free/Reduced Lunch program as soon as possible, even if you don’t want school lunch, at this link


Payment is due by April 1 by check, made payable to SLVHS with student name and which exam(s) in the memo line. Drop off checks at the admin office March 21 - April 1 from 8am to 3pm, or mail before the deadline to San Lorenzo Valley High School


Attn: Annina Hausmann

7105 Highway 9

Felton, CA 95018


If you have any questions or concerns about payment, please contact Annina Hausmann at [email protected]



Webinar: The Role of Parents and Teachers in Helping Kids Cope with COVID and Developing Healthy Tech Use Habits

Wednesday, April 20, 2022 at 10:00 a.m.

The pandemic has increased the amount of technology usage and screen time for our children and young adults. This session will focus on stress management for students, positive digital citizenship and how to influence positive online behavior. To help build trust and develop positive online behaviors, we will be discussing how to recognize the signs of the negative impact of technology and how to respond when there is too much digital media use.



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 Cougar Closet - Now in the Counseling Office

anything you could need during the day



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 28 - April 1

ERA / O / E / O / E


March 28 E Day Even Classes


March 29

O Day

Odd Classes



March 30

E Day

Even Classes


March 31

O Day

Odd Classes


April 1

Day A

All Classes - No Early Dismissal

Talent Show



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.


 After-School Teacher Support Sessions

support schedule


Grad Night 2022 Fundraisers
see's candies

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.


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

Children are one third of our population and all of our future.