SLV High School Cougar Newsletter - September 30, 2022

SLVHS Cougar Newsletter

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September 30, 2022

Next Week is a backwards schedule

E / O/ E / O / A

Homecoming Rally A Day on Friday



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Principal’s Message

from Jeff Calden


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Next Week is Homecoming Week! The Schedule is E / O / E / O / A

Friday is an A Day with a Homecoming Rally Schedule.

The Rally will be at 11:35 am in the HS gym.

Spirit Days:

Monday = Hot Mess

Tuesday = Tuesday the 4th (Red, White, & Blue)

Wednesday = Greek Day

Thursday = Bikers vs. Surfers

Friday = Decades: Seniors - 2000s; Juniors - 1980s; Sophomores - 2010s; Freshmen 1990s


Homecoming Rally: Friday, October 7 from 11:35 - 12:35

Homecoming Game: Saturday, October 8 at 12:30 pm

Homecoming Dance: Saturday, October 8 in the SLVHS gym from 7:30 - 10:00


$10 for tickets, on sale at lunch at the Cougar Lawn on Thursday and Friday at lunch, and at the door of the dance. 

Non-SLVHS high school guests of SLVHS students need to have a completed guest permission slip turned in to the Admin office by 3 PM on Wednesday, 10/5. 

The Non-SLVHS Guest Permission Slip is attached to this email and the Link a link is below



The PSAT will be given on the SLVHS Campus during School on Wednesday, October 12th

SLV High School now has only 50 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




The current SLVHS List of campus clubs is attached to this email.

Each club lists the student leader(s), club advisor(s), days and times of meetings, and a short description about the club itself.

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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



SLV Music Boosters Mattress Fundraiser

Thinking of purchasing a new mattress? What if we told you you can buy a name brand mattress at a discount and support a good cause at the same time?

SLV music boosters invite you to come visit our popup mattress sale in the high school gym on October 22. We will have a wide variety of discounted name brand mattresses, pillows and bedding on display. Mattresses are brand new and come with full warranty. Financing and delivery is available with your custom order. All proceeds from sales will go towards the high school and middle school music programs."


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Schedule for the Week of: October 3rd - 7th

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Schedule for the Week of: October 3rd - 7th

Note: There is NO ERA day this week!


October 3

E Day Even Classes 2/4/6


October 4

O Day

Odd Classes 1/3/5



October 5

E Day

Even Classes 2/4/6


October 6

O Day
Odd Classes 1/3/5


October 7

A Day

Even Classes 2/4/6

Homecoming Rally


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.

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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.


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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

There, you will find information about test results, sample test questions, and free resources to support learning.




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.




Turn Gaming Into a Career


Wednesday, October 12 4:00–5:30

For Students (grades 7-12), Educators and Community Members


Join us in-person at Santa Cruz Works and DigitalNEST, or virtually with our livestream access. 

Meet with industry mentors to explore education programs and career options in the computer gaming and interactive media industries. 

Food will be provided for in-person participants. Space will be limited for the
in-person format, so register early! 


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Details: Saturday October 8th, 2022, 9:30 – 2:00 PM at Watsonville High School

Transportation: SLVUSD will be providing a bus for those interested leaving SLVHS at 7:15 am and return at 3:30 PM



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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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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



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


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Click Here for District Community Opportunities Web Page


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