Newsletter 4-29-22

principal's message

from Jeff Calden

prom 2022
2022 SLV High School Prom Information
  • Prom is Tonight at the Coconut Grove Ballroom from 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Non-SLVHS students must have a guest permission slip completed that has been turned in to the admin office
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 - any unexcused absence is a cut
  • Seniors must have turned 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
advanced placement exams
Advanced Placement Exams begin at SLV Next Week. 
AP Testing Begins at SLV next week.  
The AP Government Test is Monday at 8:00 am. Students Report to the High School Gym at 7:30 am.
The AP Environmental Science Test is Tuesday at 8:00 amStudents Report to the High School Gym at 7:30 am.
The AP English Literature Test is Wednesday at 8:00 am. Students Report to the High School Gym at 7:30 am.
The AP Statistics Test is Thursday at NOON. Students Report to the High School Gym at 11:30 am.
The AP US History Test is Friday at 8:00 am. Students Report to the High School Gym at 7:30 am.
If you are taking a test next week - READ ALL OF THIS:
Everything in this email applies to ALL TESTS next week.  Four tests begin at 8 am and one begins at Noon.
Students must be there 30 minutes before the test begins. 
AP Rules are VERY STRICT.  Learn them NOW!
We have to follow them exactly or student exams could be nullified.  Meaning - they don't count.
If you have a morning Exam, it will begin at 8 am.  YOU NEED TO BE THERE BY 7:30 AM!
If you have an afternoon Exam, it will begin at Noon.  YOU NEED TO BE THERE BY 11:30 AM!
There is about 20-30 minutes of bubbling and pre-exam instruction that need to be done before we start.
 If you are not there when the Exam starts - YOU CANNOT TAKE THE EXAM
I cannot stress enough how important it is that you are on time.
Bring a pencil or two. Bring a black or dark blue pen. 
We will have extra pens and pencils, but don't count on somebody else. Take care of yourself.
The tests are three to four hours long.  There is a 10 minute break near the middle.
When you arrive, you will be seated at your own table. Tables will be distanced by the rules of Advanced Placement.
When you arrive, you will get your pencils and pens and then everything else goes into your backpack and we collect the backpacks.
Not in your pocket, not on your table.  It will be turned off, in a separate room.  And no - you can't check it during the break.  
This is a non-negotiable AP Test rule. 
We cannot allow you to test with access to a phone. 
Okay - Sorry about all that bolded, highlighted,  ALL CAPS stuff, but you need to be aware of how strict the AP rules are and that we have to follow them.
Now that all the mean stuff about being on time and no phone for three whole hours is out of the way...
You got this!  You are ready for the test.  You can do it!  
If you are stressed about the test when it is about to start, do this:  Close your eyes - take a deep breath - in through your nose slowly -  hold it for 5 seconds -  then out through your mouth slowly.  Do that 5 times and it will calm your brain and body. I know it sounds weird, but it works.
Best of luck,
parent survey
Today is the LAST Day to take the Parent Survey - If you haven't had the chance, please do so today!
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
friendly reminder
Get Your Yearbook NOW - Before they are Sold Out!
Only 40 yearbooks left! Purchase now while supplies last for $93.
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. 

Weekly Schedule

Schedule for the Week of May 2nd - 6th

ERA / O / E / O / E



May 2 ERA Day Early Release A Day - Dismissal 2:01
AP Government Test 8:00 am


May 3

O Day

Odd Classes

AP Environmental Science Test 8:00 am


May 4

E Day

Even Classes
AP English Lit Test 8:00 am


May 5

O Day

Odd Classes
AP Statistics Test 12:00 NOON


May 6

E Day

Even Classes

AP US History Test 8:00 am 

Cougar Pride
SLVHS Students at the Youth for Environmental Action Summit
Last week, 18 SLVHS students attended the Youth for Environmental Action Summit at Harvey West Park in Santa Cruz. The event was planned and run by students from across the county, including SLV Junior Avonlea Harwood.  There were speakers, including a UCSC professor, a local community organizer, and the Mayor of Santa Cruz. Students participated in mixed-school breakout groups with other leaders to explore various issues regarding climate change, including: greening your campus, building for a more sustainable future, food choices, art for environmental activism, birding, and many more. TAnd there were presentations from students involved in various organizations at their schools that are trying to solve problems and make a better future for all of us.
Thanks to SLVHS teacher Stephanie Beck for putting this trip together and allowing our students to participate in a day that was educational and inspirational.
photo: students photo: students photo: students
teen zine club flyer
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!



 After-School Teacher Support Sessions
After School Teacher Support 2020-21

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.


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
words of wisdom
 you can't change the people around you, but you can change the people you choose to be around