Newsletter 6-5-22

Last Newsletter of the Year!

Finals 5/4, Finals 1/6, Graduation 



Principal's Message 

from Jeff Calden


This Week is a Short Week and the Last Week of School 


Monday:        Finals 0/5/4

Tuesday:       Finals  1/6 - LAST DAY OF SCHOOL


Thursday:     SUMMER

Friday:          SUMMER


School is dismissed at 12:10 pm on Monday and Tuesday


grad night


Seniors buy your ticket (online) or from Jeannette in Counseling) for Grad Night!

Activities included with your ticket include: Money Booth, Mechanical Bull, Casino Games, Taco Truck, FREE Prizes, and much more.

Check out the Grad Night Promo Video here.

Seniors, Purchase your Grad Night Ticket Here


class of 2023 senior portraits

Important Information for our JUNIORS - Class of 2023 Senior PORTRAIT Information

The Van Zantes Photos Studio will be the official SLVHS Class of 2023 Senior Photographs

Only Van Zantes senior portraits will be published in the yearbook.  Please view all the choices for senior sessions before making an appointment.


The first session of appointments for seniors will be at SLVHS in front of the school, from June 21st through the 24th. Look for the Van Zantes yellow van. Please book early for the best appointment choices. (If the available dates don't work, there will be future dates announced. Please call or email to get on a call-back list, and we will respond when future dates become available.) 





Go to, click on directory, click on calendar, and click your school logo.

Then follow the prompts. On the session day, come early and be ready for photos. Allow 15-20 minutes of your time. The website lets you make one appointment. To reschedule you will need to call or email for us to delete the already scheduled appointment Call 831.761.8800 or email [email protected]



weekly schedule                                                             

Schedule for the Week of June 6th - June 10th


June 6 Finals Undergrad Finals 0/5/4
Senior Graduation Rehearsal 10:30 am


June 7


Undergrad Finals 1/6
Senior Graduation Rehearsal 3:00 pm



June 8


SLVHS Class of 2022
10 am on the Turf Field


June 9




June 10




the big list

graphic: trophy

Flag Football Championships

Congratulations to the Seniors who won a hard-fought battle over the Juniors 7-0.


final exam

Monday June 6th and Tuesday June 7th

Final Exams for Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors

Zero Period Finals are 7:00 to 7:50 am

All other Finals run from 8:00 to 9:55 am AND 10:15 am to 12:10 pm

Monday will be Zero Period, 5th Period, and 4th Period - in that order

Tuesday will be 1st Period and 6th Period - in that order.


School will be dismissed at 12:10 each day.  The cafeteria will provide food after Finals.

The Finals Schedule is Attached to this Email

Tuesday, June 7th is the last day of School 


graduation rehersal

Monday, June 6 and Tuesday, June 7: GRADUATION REHEARSALS on the Football Field

Bring your cap and tassel to rehearsals. Also recommended: sunscreen, water, hat, towel/something to sit on because the chairs get hot.

Rehearsal #2 Monday, June 6, 10:30 am –12:30 pm

Rehearsakl #3 Tuesday, June 7, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm 


Graduation is a formal event.  You are not obligated to participate in the ceremony, but if you choose to do so, you MUST attend rehearsals for the entire time.

This is so we can ensure that the ceremony goes well and you feel proud to have been part of this ceremony.

Failure to attend rehearsals can result in you NOT being allowed to participate in the ceremony. If you have a legitimate conflict please contact Mrs. Hackett.






class of 2022

Wednesday June 8 - Class of 2022 Graduation Ceremony - SLVHS Football Field - 10:00 am to 11:30 am

SLVHS is planning for a full graduation with no limits on guests.  We hope as much as you do that this does not change.

We will allow families to sit on the field in designated areas either on blankets on the turf or with sled-chairs only. No Chair Legs or canopies on the Field.

People may also use the bleachers and put up pop-ups on either side of the bleachers in designated areas.  

We are hoping for an old-fashioned graduation at SLVHS.


WHAT TO WEAR FOR GRADUATION.  Graduates MUST wear a red cap and gown or a black cap and gown. You may decorate your cap but not your gown.  During the ceremony, only school-awarded medals, cords, and pins may be worn.  A single floral lei is also permitted.  Inappropriate items (or YOU) may be removed from the ceremony.  Gowns must be zipped up from the time we start walking to the field until the graduation ceremony is over.  

Wedge shoes are OK, but NO HEELS due to field conditions. 

Email questions about attire in advance to Mrs. Hackett: [email protected]


what is allowed on the track


REMEMBER -- ALL SCHOOL RULES ARE IN EFFECT!  Please do not attempt to take anything with you under your gown.  

What might seem like fun at the time could prove to be very embarrassing if we have to pull you out of the procession at the last minute.  

You are representing your very proud families today!



Agenda for Graduation Day, June 8, 2022

8:15 am                              Disabled Parking entry begins

8:30 am                              Family access to seating areas begins. This includes the field, bleachers, and seating for the disabled on the track.

9:00 am                              Arrival of Graduates at Rooms E4 and E5

9:15 am                              Graduates begin to Line Up for Processional

9:50 am                              Processional begins- students walk up to the field

10:00 am                            Graduation Ceremony Begins



Air Horns and Silly String: 

Air Horns can hurt the ears of others and Silly String can cause damage to the turf field and is a giant mess that someone else has to clean up.

Shoes with heels: Graduates - heels can damage the track and the turf field.  Please wear flats or wedge heels.  No exceptions. 


GRADUATION PHOTOGRAPHS:  Van Zantes Photography will photograph each student receiving their diploma. 

Information about ordering photos will be included in the graduation program and the diploma envelope.


Please contact Claire Hackett ([email protected]) with any questions.  



sneak peek

Next Year - A Short Preview

As we close up the 2021-22 School Year we are already making Plans for 2022-23


We gathered quite a bit of survey data this year from Parents, Students, and our WASC Visiting Committee.

This information is important to us and we will be looking at what people had to say, their ideas, suggestions, and concerns.

There are always things brought up in these surveys that help us to plan as we move forward.

Thank you to those who filled out these surveys.


Next year we are also starting a new program with students and staff around our Student Learning Objectives as we reflect and act upon issues social, emotional, behavioral, and academic that we have seen in this first year post-distance learning.  We are going to have a more formal program to educate our students on what it means to be a student and a citizen - and that includes speaking up and letting us know when you see something that is not okay. We have always had education in these areas for our students with different programs, speakers, push-in visits to classrooms, presentations, and other ways that have been successful. But now, more than ever it feels like time for a more formal process school-wide. We have been working on this for a few months now - creating a graduate profile, remaking our Student Learning Objectives, and discussing ways to kickstart next year working with students and each other to discover what it means to be SLV Strong.


student learning outcomes




student nutrition banner


Good News from Student Nutrition

In 2020, we had a donation that allowed us to pay off all negative balances. 

With free meals since then, no student owes any money on their account.

However, we do have seniors that will have Positive balances on their accounts.

Complete the link below to decide what you would like done with your balance.


SLV Schools complex circulation and access study flyer



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

cartoon: calvin and hobbs on summer vacation