SLVHS Cougar Newsletter - October 28, 2022

SLVHS Cougar Newsletter

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October 28, 2022


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Principal’s Message

from Jeff Calden


Monarch Services Presentations for Seniors next Thursday and Friday

Next week, Seniors will have presentations from Monarch Services in Watsonville.

These presentations will focus on topics such as healthy relationships, teen dating violence, what is consent, sexual assault and harassment definitions, trafficking, prevention strategies, bullying, and bystander intervention.  These presentations have been well-received by SLVHS students as helpful and informative on important topics to understand.


Seniors will have the presentations in their Thursday / Friday English Classes

Juniors and Sophomores will have the presentations the following week and Freshmen the week after that.

All presentations will be done in the MPR.


If you do not wish to have your student attend this presentation, please contact Jeff Calden at [email protected]


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The SLVHS Theatre Student Production of: The Bold, the Young, and the Murdered by Don Zolidis

October 28-November 6, 2022: Fridays & Saturdays @ 7:00pm, Sundays @ 2:00pm

Thursday, November 3 @ 7:00pm (Community Night)
Tickets: $12 General, $10 Senior/Student/SLV Staff, $10 Community Night (11/3 only, all tickets)


Get your tickets for The Bold, the Young, and the Murdered, written by Don Zolidis, and directed by SLVHS seniors Jamie McLean and Asher Trageser. The Bold, the Young, and the Murdered takes place on the television set of the long-running soap opera, The Bold and the Young, which is in its last days: its hunky hero has self-esteem issues, its villainous old man is more interested in soup, and its heroines are slightly psychopathic. The executive producer gives the squabbling cast an ultimatum: Complete one episode overnight or the show dies. But when the director ends up murdered, and other cast members start dropping like flies, it seems like his threat might actually come true. Can these misfits discover the murderer before the show is literally killed off? Performances are at the SLV Performing Arts Center (PAC). More information and tickets are available at SLV Theatre Boosters:

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Monday is Halloween and students and staff are welcome and encouraged to dress up. 

However, please make sure that costumes are appropriate for school.  Here are a few tips:


  • School Dress Code Applies - Students with costumes that break dress code will need to change out of their costumes
  • No weapons as props - No fake swords, knives, guns, spears, ninja stars, etc.  No real ones either
  • A student’s costume must allow for them to still sit at a desk or table and be able to do their schoolwork


Thanks for getting it right before getting to school.  That way, everybody has a good day.

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Second Grading Period of Semester One ends next Friday, November 4th

The second Progress Report Grading Period Ends next Friday, November 4th. 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. This is the last progress report of Semester One. The next set of grades will be the Final Semester One Grades.


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Winter Sports are Coming! Tryout Info

Girls basketball tryouts will be Tuesday, November 1st to Thursday November 3rd from 3:15 to 5:00 in the high school gym. 

Tryouts may need to be extended to Friday, November 4th depending on turnout. Come prepared to play.


Boys basketball tryouts will be Tuesday, November 1st to Thursday November 3rd from 5:15 to 7:00 in the high school gym. 

Tryouts may need to be extended to Friday, November 4th depending on turnout. Come prepared to play.


Boys soccer tryouts will not start until Monday, November 7th 3:15 to 5:00 on the turf field. 


Girls soccer tryouts will be Tuesday, November 1st to Thursday November 3rd from 3:15 to 5:00 on the turf field. 

Tryouts may need to be extended to Friday, November 4th depending on turnout. Come prepared to play.


Wrestling begins practice on Tuesday, November 1st at 3:15 in the high school wrestling room. Practice goes until about 5:00pm. 

There will be both male and female teams. No experience needed and everyone is welcome. 



1) Go to and create an account for any sports you plan to participate in for the 2022-2023 school year. Make sure all sections are completed with help from your parents.

2) Get a sports physical from Mr. Bradley, attached below, or from the main office and go to the doctors office to have it completed. Then, upload a pdf or jpeg scan of the physical to athletic clearance.

3) Complete the ImPACT online concussion test.

     Go to

     Enter code: MTZPZ92MNX

     When entering information Skip Additional Demographics

     Take the online test and save completion certificate at the end



If you have any questions regarding please email Jared Bradley at  [email protected], or find him at practice or in his office, E6.




Chelsie Osenga, Spanish teacher, is organizing a trip to Ecuador this summer of 2023 because of increased interest from families and students at SLVHS for a travel abroad experience. 

After very successful trips past summers to Costa Rica, Perú, Spain, Panamá, and the Dominican Republic, we are going to Ecuador in 2023! 


Ms. Osenga hosted a virtual parent informational meeting last Wednesday, October 26th at 6:00 pm on zoom  If you're interested, please still RSVP and I will get the information to you! Please click here to reserve your spot at the meeting:  ENROLLMENT DEADLINE: Wednesday, November 2.


Adventure Awaits -We’re Going to Ecuador & The Galapagos Islands

Your SLVHS Student is invited to join Ms. Osenga on a once-in-a-lifetime travel experience to Ecuador & The Galapagos Islands in June 2023. Your perspective on the world evolves when you walk in Darwin's footsteps on this fascinating archipelago. On Isabela, Santa Cruz and San Cristóbal islands, observe the giant tortoises, finches and mockingbirds that helped solidify Darwin's theory of evolution. On mainland Ecuador, the discoveries are more culturally oriented at Quito's Independence Plaza, the Intiñan Museum and Otavalo. 


I hope you will consider this great opportunity. Please don't hesitate to ask questions, and consider signing up early as space is limited


FYI - This summer trip abroad and any other summer trips offered are NOT school-sponsored events. 

They are private events organized and run by a staff member and a company that specializes in this sort of trip.


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Attention Cougars! Yearbooks are On Sale Now!

It's time to start ordering your 2022-23 SLVHS Yearbooks!

Until October 21st, yearbooks are going to be on sale for $85.

To order your yearbook go to, shop San Lorenzo Valley High.


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SLVHS Grad Night 2023!!  Please join us in giving our seniors a sweet send-off after graduation


Please join us in giving our seniors a sweet send off after graduation. Get started early on holiday shopping or buy yourself a little something special. 

Gift cards are also available. All items ship direct to you. Only a few short weeks to get your orders in! 

Please use the links below to order: 

For holiday-ready gift boxes use this link:


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SLVHS Grad Night 2023!!  Braided Bread and Cookies

Order by October 31!

Help us raise money for Grad Night and get a wonderful treat in your freezer for the upcoming holidays!

Braided Bread and cookies are delicious simple treats for a Holiday, or any time. It arrives frozen so you can prepare on your schedule. Defrost, then cook for 20 minutes. Many flavors available. 

These are available for a limited time. You must order by 10/31!  Pick up your delivery is on 11/16 at the PAC at 2:00. 


Order online:

Buy from someone you know or use the generic store “Order for pick-up”.




A locally-based program linking our area with overseas friends for many years. Looking to a positive future!

Eager to become part of an American family. Make a life-long friendship between families! The timeflies.

They will be COVID tested




For more information about the students and the program, please call or email Sandi Spanfelner ASAP!


[email protected]






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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Schedule for the Week of: October 31st - November 4th


October 31


All Classes - Dismissal at 2:01 pm


November 1

O Day

Odd Classes 1/3/5



November 2

E Day

Even Classes 2/4/6


November 3

O Day Odd Classes 1/3/5


November 4

E Day

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.


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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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Register at


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New Library Programs for Students

Make & Explore @ Felton. Thursday October 20, 2:00–5:00 p.m. Community Room and/or patio. Make and explore STEAM possibilities with a new project idea every week to build or explore. Projects will include model building and exploration of the environment around us.

R.E.A.D: Reach Every Amazing Detail. Thursdays, October 20 & 27. 3:00–5:00 p.m. R.E.A.D. is one-on-one reading comprehension instruction for 2nd through 12th grade readers with a credentialed teacher. Sessions are 25 minutes long. By appointment only. For more information or to register: 831-427-7713 or email here.

Homework Help. Tuesdays 3:00–5:00 p.m. Bring your assignments to one of our FREE drop-in Homework Help sessions with a credentialed teacher.

For students to grade 12. Call 831-427-7713 for more information.

Imagine & Create Your Own Animated Movie. Saturday 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, & 11/12. 1:00–3:00 p.m. in the Community Room. Create your own animated movie.




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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Board of Trustee Meetings 

The next School Board meeting will be on Wednesday, November 16th 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


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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Click Here for District Community Opportunities Web Page


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