SLVHS Cougar News - August 19th 2022


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SLVHS Cougar Newsletter

August 19, 2022

 

 

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Principal’s Message

from Jeff Calden

It was wonderful to see so many parents and families last evening at Back to School Night. Thank you all for coming out.

This newsletter is chock full of information that people brought up last night. 

Have a wonderful weekend.

 

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Information on How to Access Schoology

Schoology (Skool-uh-jee) is our Grades System for SLVHS

If you already have a parent account for your student: 

  1. Go to Schoology.com at:  www.schoology.com
  2. Enter your name and password
  3. Now you ARE IN!
  4. Click on Student Name in Upper Right dropdown list
  5. You will also have the option to add additional children to your

     account by clicking add child and using that child’s access code.

  1. Browse the options available
  • Enrollments takes to Courses and Assignments
  • Grade Report takes you to Grades
  • Click on Graded Assignments - takes you to the assignments
  • Have your child’s weekly grade updates emailed or texted to you!

-Click on your name and go to Settings. Click on Notifications

-Turn on course updates for email, mobile, or both

- Update your phone or email information if needed

 

If you DO NOT have a Schoology Account

  1. Contact our Registrar, Katrina Mount at [email protected] to get an access code
  2. Go to Schoology.com at:  www.schoology.com
  3. Click on the menu on the Top Right and choose Sign Up
  4. Click on the grey “Parent Button”
  5. Enter the Access Code you received from the school. 
  6. 5. Sign up for an account: Name, email, and create a password
  7. Now you ARE IN!
  8. Click on Student Name in Upper Right dropdown list
  9. You will also have the option to add additional children to your

     account by clicking add child and using that child’s access code.

  1. Browse the options available
  • Enrollments takes to Courses and Assignments
  • Grade Report takes you to Grades
  • Click on Graded Assignments - takes you to the assignments
  • Have your child’s weekly grade updates emailed or texted to you!

-Click on your name and go to Settings. Click on Notifications

-Turn on course updates for email, mobile, or both

- Update your phone or email information if needed

 

 

 

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Last Picture Makeup Day for Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors

Monday, August 22nd 2:00-3:30

Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors will have Picture Makeups on Monday the 22nd: 2:00-3:30 both days in the MPR

Bring your money and order form the day we take your picture and save the sales tax.

The Order form is attached to this email. 

 

Freshman School Pictures are Monday, August 22nd in their PE Classes

Freshmen will have their School Pictures taken on Monday, August 22nd in their PE Classes.

Bring your money and order form the day we take your picture and save the sales tax.

The Order form is attached to this email. 

 

Here is how to order online after picture day:

  1. To order photos go to vanzantes.com and create or login into your account.
  2. At the top of the page click on "Find my photos". Type in your student's school ID number
  3. Your child's photo should appear, click on the photo and options should appear.

If you have questions about your child's photos please contact the photographer directly at [email protected].

Thank You, The Van Zantes   www.vanzantes.com

 

 

4.0 Grade Scale Information

Our teachers have a choice of using the traditional 100 point grade scale with a 50% floor or using the 4.0 grade scale.

The 4.0 grade scale is similar grade-point averages. For those unfamiliar with this scale, I have attached a conversion chart to this email.

This chart can show you what the numbers in the 4.0 scale correspond to in the more familiar 100-point grade scale.

 

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SLVHS has One Parent Spot Open for this year's School Site Council

School Site Council is a group of high school staff members, parents or community members, and students, who review, discuss, make suggestions or changes, and approve both the SLVHS Site Plan and the SLVHS Safety Plan. This group meets four to five times a year, usually for about one hour. This year we have one parent spot open.  If you are interested or have questions, please email me at [email protected]. If we have one person interested, you are on the team.  If we have more than one person interested, we will have an online vote next Friday.  

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College Application Essay Workshops 

The Santa Cruz County Office of Education is once again hosting the annual College Application Essay Workshops Oct. 5th to 21st. 

This free series of workshops matches trained writing mentors from around the country with students who are working on their application essay and would like assistance in moving toward a more polished essay that accurately reflects who they are. 

Deadline for registering is Sept. 25. Please encourage students to sign up and remind them of the deadline. They will be unable to register after Sept. 25.

Registration is online at the College Application Essay news items at the County Office of Education website (santa cruz coe.org):

College Application Essay Workshop Student Registration

A video with information on the workshops and how to register is included. Please share with your students!  Watch Video Here

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Schedule for the Week of: Aug 22-26

 

Monday   

August 22

ERA Day

Early Release Day - Dismissal 2:01 

Tuesday

August 23

O Day

Odd Classes 1/3/5

Music Boosters Mtg 6:30 PM

Wednesday

August 24

E Day

Even Classes 2/4/6
Freshmen School Picture Day in PE
10th, 11th, 12 Makeup Picture Day 2:00-3:30 pm

Thursday

August 25  

O Day Odd Classes 1/3/5

Friday

August 26

E Day

Even Classes 2/4/6

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SLVHS Student Learning Outcome (SLO) of the Month

Act as a Caretaker of the Environment

  • Each month we will be featuring one of our Student Learning Outcomes (SLO's) and this month's SLO is Act as a Caretaker of the Environment!
  • New Trash Cans! Starting this year we will have trash cans for Recycle, Compost (Food Waste) and Landfill.
  • To celebrate this SLO, take a moment to learn about what each can's purpose is for:
    • Recycle: Food scraps, soiled paper, & yard trimmings go in the compost cart – this includes anything from coffee grounds and napkins, to spoiled foods and peels.
    • Compost: Paper, cardboard, glass bottles, aluminum/tin cans, hard plastics, bundled plastic bags & thin (film) plastics
    • Landfill: Chip & Candy Bar wrappers / bags, pens and pencils, Plastic items mixed with metal or rubber. This should be your -last- option as most things you will throw away at school can be recycled and composted!
    • For more information, check out this helpful resource
  • To help with how to figure out what goes where, the University of San Francisco students developed a fun game that can be found here!

 

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COVID

Below are the two links - one to Protocol for Symptoms and Positive Tests and the other for General COVID Notification

Schools will again be following the guidance and direction of County Public Health and the County Office of Education which can change

 

2022-2023 COVID Student Protocols

Please click on the following link for information in regards to General Protocol for Symptoms and Positive Test Results for students.  

 

General COVID Notification

Please click on the following link for information regarding our General Notification to families regarding COVID exposures. 

 

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SLVUSD Job Opening: Computer Resource Specialist

Help the teachers and staff with the technology tools that allow them to deliver instruction and provide student services. The common activities include tech support for laptops, Chromebooks, printers, document cameras, network connectivity, and using spreadsheets and admin tools to manage authentication and access to our applications. Please apply at edjoin.org.

 

Free Internet

To qualify for free Xfinity/Comcast Internet, please complete these 3 steps:

  1. If you're not on the free and reduced meals program, check your eligibility. If you're eligible, please sign-up under "Apply For Meals Today."
  2. 2. Sign-upfor Comcast/Xfinity Internet Essentials first for $10/month.  

3.Sign-up for the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), on the same page for free Internet.

 

 

Food Service – Breakfast and Lunch - FREE

All SLVUSD students are eligible to receive a free breakfast and lunch through the cafeteria. Please visit STUDENT NUTRITION SERVICES for additional information.  

 

 

Monkey Pox Information

Please find attached a county letter in regards to What You Need to Know about Monkeypox if you are a Teen or Young Adult.

 

Board of Trustee Meetings 

The next School Board meeting will be on Wednesday, September 7th at 6:00 pm at 325 Marion Avenue, Ben Lomond, CA 95005. 

For more detailed information, please check out the district website SLV School Board Meetings

 

 

Santa Cruz County Office of Education App Challenge

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Below are some helpful links and contact information for SLV High School students and parents

 

SAN LORENZO VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL

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 2022-232-23

 

Welcome to SLV      Staff Directory            Campus Map

 

SLVHS Cougar Parent Club           SLVHS Athletics Booster Club

 

 

 

 

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