Newsletter 4-15-22

principal's message

from Jeff Calden


Parent Survey 2022 - A chance for your feedback to earn money for our school! Please respond.

SLVUSD is looking to gather feedback from our families regarding our Academic, Communication, and Learning Environment goals. 

We anticipate the survey will take from five to seven minutes to complete. 

The valuable feedback that you submit will provide the district and the site with important information as we plan for the 2022-23 school year. 

The survey will only be open from Friday, April 15th through Friday, April 29th.


Click here to take the survey


And here's a little something extra!  This year there is a contest between our SLVUSD schools to see who can get the highest percentage of surveys completed.

And there is MONEY on the line!!!


Each school will receive additional site funds for student/teacher resources based on the percentage of parents that complete the survey for their site.
The breakdown for the financial incentive is as follows (percentage represents participation):

10% = $1,000
20% = $2,000
30% = $3,000
40% = $4,000
50% = $5,000

And, the site with the highest percentage of completed surveys will receive an additional $5,000!!! 

Each site is ready for the challenge and believes that it will be their parents that will achieve the highest percentage of completed surveys. 

Let's do this!!!!  Give us your feedback, win some money for our school, and maybe some bragging rights as well!


prom 2022

2022 SLV High School Prom Information

  • Prom is on Friday, April 29 at the Coconut Grove Ballroom from 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Tickets will be on sale starting Monday, April 18 at lunch on the lawn side of the counseling office
  • Tickets can also be purchased from Jeannette in the counseling office before school, brunch, and after school
  • Tickets are $75 each
  • Non-SLVHS students must have a guest permission slip completed and turned in to the admin office by Wednesday, April 27 at 3 PM in order to buy a ticket. One guest is allowed per SLVHS junior or senior
  • Prom is on a minimum day - School is out at 12:18 pm that day

Please Read This Part Carefully - We want everyone who wants to go to Prom to be able to go - And we don't want anyone's Prom night ruined

  • Students who are called in sick for any part of that day will not be able to attend Prom, due to COVID protocols of two positive tests during the 24-hour wait period after symptoms
  • Students who cut any or all of school that day may not attend Prom
  • Students who have outstanding detention need to clear their detentions between now and Prom in order to attend Prom
  • Seniors must turn in their Senior Capstone Project before Prom in order to attend Prom
  • Prom is a privilege, not a right. Please take care of your business and responsibilities
  • Prom is an off-campus school event where all rules of school and the law apply
  • Students in possession of or under the influence of drugs or alcohol will need to be picked up immediately and will face school and possible law enforcement consequences
  • Please remember that Prom is designed to be a fun night with your friends.  Be safe, have fun, make good choices. 



CAASSP State Testing for all Juniors in English Next Week

SLV High School Juniors will take the CAASPP State English test in their English classes next week. 

Students will go to all of their classes normally that day.  


We have spoken to juniors about why taking this test is important for them in many ways, including an opportunity for a grade bump in this year's English classes, and that it can provide college readiness credit needed in order to take the first-year courses at many colleges.


summer school

Summer School Enrollment is Open!

The Summer Learning Opportunities will run from Tuesday, June 14 - Thursday, July 14, 2022, from 8:30-12:30 (no classes Friday, June 17, 24, July 1, July 8, or Monday, July 4).

Course offerings are listed on the enrollment form. High school summer school is primarily for credit recovery. 

Priority will be given to high school students that received a D or F in a previous course. 

High School students should consult with their counselors prior to completing the enrollment form. 
The deadline for submitting registration requests will be May 27, 2022. 

Click here to enroll!"



music festival flyer

San Lorenzo Valley Music and Art Festival on Wednesday, April 27th

SLV High School Music Boosters and Art Boosters invites our community to a fun evening of music and student art!
Despite a year and a half of online learning, the music program on all four SLV campuses grew. 

We have so many students now that we no longer fit in  the high school gym for our annual district wide concert! 

We are excited to expand to our new venue at Roaring Camp and to include more of our community in this free event.  

There is no need for cooking; we will have 2 dinner food trucks, Aunt Lali's ice cream truck, and Cruz Coffee on location from Food Trucks a Go Go. 

Bring your chairs and picnic blankets as the event will be held outside on the grass meadow.
A silent and live auction will take place to help raise money for our growing music program.
Come show your support. Let's celebrate our talented students in our valley!


weekly schedule

Schedule for the Week of April 18th - 22nd

ERA / O / E / O / E - CAASPP Testing in Junior English Classes


April 18 ERA  Day All Classes: 2:01 early dismissal 


April 19

O Day

Odd Classes



April 20

E Day

Even Classes


April 21

O Day

Odd Classes


April 22

E Day

Even Classes

Eligibility Declared


key club

SLVHS Key Club Shares Earth Month Activities
To celebrate Earth Day, the SLVHS Key Club has devoted the entire month of April to environmental causes. 

Please take a look at our Google Document to see what you can do to make a positive impact on our planet.  Thanks!

Earth Month 2022


suicide awareness and prevention

Suicide Prevention 101 for Parents: Recognizing Signs and What to Do—April 20 and April 21

In partnership with the CDE, the California Mental Health Services Authority, the Directing Change Program, and Teen Line invite all parents to this free webinar and Facebook Live event spanning over two days that will provide information about suicide prevention for parents, including warning signs for suicide, how to have a conversation with their teen, actions to take if their teen is having a suicidal thought, and resources. This webinar will be offered in English on April 20 and in Spanish on April 21.

Register via Zoom in English for the Suicide Prevention 101 webinar or register via Zoom in Spanish for the Suicide Prevention 101 webinar.


earthday workshop s.c. mountains art center


 After-School Teacher Support Sessions

support schedule


fentanyl awareness town hall  

conocimiento del Fentanil Ayuntamiento Virtual

Link to Article on Fentanyl in Santa Cruz County


cougar closet flyer


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!


homework help club

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.

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.




  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


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

There's nothing in this world that can trouble you as much as your own thoughts.