SLVHS Cougar Newsletter
September 23, 2022
from Jeff Calden
10th Grade Honors English Meeting
If you are interested in taking part in the 10th grade honors English section this semester please come to a brief informational meeting on Thursday 9/29 at lunch in Mr. Conger's classroom H-102. If you are unable to attend, but interested in the course, please email Mr. Conger at [email protected].
First Progress Report Grading Period Ended Today
The first Progress Report Grading Period Ended today. These grades are a snapshot in time of each student's current grades.
These are not final grades. They are not report card grades. They are Progress Reports. However, in High School, each grading period determines Eligibility for things like Athletics and Drama participation. Students must have a 2.0 and no more than one F to remain eligible. Students get one probationary period each year. Once determined ineligible, a student remains ineligible until the next grading period ends. Grades will be finalized next week and Progress Reports sent out soon after that.
The PSAT will be given on the SLVHS Campus during School on Wednesday, October 12th
SLV High School now has only 70 seats available for students to take the PSAT for FREE that day.
Any Freshman, Sophomore, or Junior student may sign up to take this PSAT exam.
We will take student sign-ups on a first-come, first-serve basis until the 150 seats are full.
Click Here to Register Note: you will need to be logged in to your school email
Oct. 7th -is the Last Day to Register.
Click Here for the PSAT Study Guide
A physical PSAT Study Guide will be given to all those registered once they arrive.
Why should I take the PSAT?
- Colleges take notice - If you give permission, colleges and scholarships will reach out to you
- Depending on your scores, you may also earn recognition / scholarships
- Helps prepare you for the SAT / ACT. Getting acclimated to the types of questions, being in that type of test environment, etc
- Show if you are ready for AP classes in the future, and in which areas you may need to improve.
Drive for Schools Tickets for SLVHS - Support the School and a Chance to Win $25,000
SLVHS Drive for Schools is up and running. Please consider buying tickets to benefit Music, Art, Theater, and our Classrooms. Everything is online this year, so it's super easy to pay and provide your contact information so that volunteers can print labels for your tickets. 100% of the money stays with the school and you could win $25,000. How awesome would that be?! There are also five $1,000 cash prizes plus over 100 additional prizes!
Get your tickets at www.slvgives.org
The SLVHS Data Science class is asking you to please take the San Lorenzo Valley Community Survey for a project they are working on to identify the needs of the community.
The survey takes only a few minutes, thank you for your time. Thank you!
Come on out and see what's available!
Free Online Tutoring
The state-wide free tutoring site is now live.
California students now have 24-hour access to various resources, including live 1:1 tutors.
The link is below. This should be a fantastic resource for our students and families.
Schedule for the Week of: September 26th - 30th
Early Release - 2:01 pm Dismissal
Odd Classes 1/3/5
|Even Classes 2/4/6
|O Day||Odd Classes 1/3/5
Even Classes 2/4/6
SLVHS Academic Support - After School and Lunch
Teachers from several departments will be offering time for students to get extra help and support with their work.
Students can drop in to Academic Support and/or they may be asked to come by their teachers.
The schedule is below and attached to this email. It will be updated as other teachers or departments set up a day and time.
SLVHS Student Learning Outcome (SLO) of the Month
Demonstrate Integrity and Responsibility
- Each month we will be featuring one of our Student Learning Outcomes (SLO's) and this month's SLO is Demonstrate Integrity and Responsibility
- This ties in with last month's SLO - Act as a Caretaker of the Environment - as we will need to Demonstrate both Integrity and Responsibility as we switch to a more environmentally conscious trash, recycling, and food waste cans.
- New Trash Cans! We will soon have trash cans for Recycle, Compost (Food Waste) and Landfill.
- To be able to demonstrate these SLOs, take a moment to learn about what each can's purpose is for:
- Compost: Food scraps, soiled paper, & yard trimmings go in the compost cart – this includes anything from coffee grounds and napkins, to spoiled foods and peels.
- Recycle: 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!
Last year's CAASPP Scores for this Year's Senior Class of 2023 are Now Available
Last spring, Juniors took the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments for English Language Arts, Math, and Science. These tests are only one indicator and are combined with other measures like report card grades, classroom work, and teacher observations to give families and teachers a more complete picture of each student's learning. These results help to identify where one is doing well and where one might need more support.
You can access your score report through the PowerSchool parent portal by clicking "Score Reports" and selecting 2021-22 from the dropdown menu.
You should have received a letter that has directions on accessing PowerSchool. The letter contains your individual access codes and where to reach out if you need help.
Your score report provides information about how well they met the expectations of the grade level.
This information is helpful for teachers to understand how they can better support students in the classroom, as well as how families can support their learning at home.
To learn more about your scores, go to the Starting Smarter website at https://ca.startingsmarter.org/
There, you will find information about test results, sample test questions, and free resources to support learning.
PLEASE COMPLETE YOUR STUDENT'S REGISTRATION FOR 22-23 IF YOU HAVE NOT YET DONE SO
An email containing the link to our online registration update has been sent out several times.
The subject was “SLVUSD PowerSchool Enrollment (Online Registration)” and the sender listed as [email protected].
If you have not received it and do not find it in your Spam or Junk folders, it may be that we have an incorrect contact email for you. Please email the Registrar as soon as possible at [email protected] and we will send the email again to the email address we know is working for you. Remember, this is a yearly requirement for all SLV families.
Feel free to contact the Registrar with any questions or concerns you may have.
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.
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.
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.
To qualify for free Xfinity/Comcast Internet, please complete these 3 steps:
- 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. 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
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
Click Here for District Community Opportunities Web Page