SLVHS Cougar Newsletter - November 18th 2022

SLVHS Cougar Newsletter


November 18, 2022




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Principal’s Message

from Jeff Calden


Have a Happy Thanksgiving Week

I hope everyone is able to take a bit of a rest from the day-to-day grind, relax a little, unwind a little, and do some things you enjoy with people you love.


That said - please remember that when you return from break, there are just three weeks of regular classes and then finals before the end of the First Semester.


Perhaps taking a peek at Schoology and spending a bit of your holiday time getting some schoolwork done to raise those grades could be another thing that helps you to relax a little as final semester grades approach.  Have a safe and fun week away from school!



COVID Tests Being Sent Home with All Students this week

In order to maintain as safe an environment on campus as possible, we have provided additional home test kits to our SLVHS families. 


We provided each high school student with two home test kits this week.

We recommend each student test the weekend before returning to school on Monday, November 28, 2022.  

The second test would be used to test out after a positive test.


As families gather over the holiday, we are trying to limit exposure by having everyone test before they return to school.

If you do have a positive test result over break, please call the High School at 335-4425 - extension 206 - and leave a message with your information.


Thank you for helping us to keep the campus as safe as we can for all students and staff moving forward.


Home test kits are available for pick up in all of the school offices, as well as the District Office. 

Please click on the following link Santa Cruz County Inspire Vaccine Clinics for information regarding COVID Vaccines including the bivalent boosters.


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As the Holidays near, it is time for the annual SLVHS Tradition of the Holiday Food Drive along with the Teen Gift / Toy Drive. 

There are crates in all 1st period SLVHS classes and the class that brings in the most non-perishable foods, will earn a party of their choice! If you do not have a 1st period, donations can be brought to the SLVHS Counseling Office.

Also starting this week until December 7th will be our Teen Gift / Toy Drive. Any student that would like to help a teen or child in need can bring a gift / toy to the SLVHS Counseling Office.

Thank you and any donations are greatly appreciated as it all goes right back to families in SLV. 


SLVHS Annual Food Drive

Bring Donations to your 1st Period Class

Ideas for Food Donations (All must be Non-Perishable):

  •  Low-sodium canned vegetables
  •   Meals in a can (Soup, stew, chili)
  •   Canned Fruit (in own juice or water)
  •   Peanut Butter / Jelly
  •   Pasta
  •   Canned Tuna or Chicken
  •   Cereals
  •   Snacks (Such as granola bars, dried fruit, etc.)
  •   Olive or canola oil

Please avoid items packed in glass, no candy or sugar-sweetened drinks.


Teen Gift / Toy Drive

All Toys & Gifts Must be New and Un-Wrapped

Bring donations to the SLVHS Counseling Office  


Toy / Gift Ideas:

  •   Art Supplies (Colored Pencils, Sketchpads, etc.)
  •   Board, Puzzle or Card Games
  •   Books & Journals
  •   Movie Passes or Gift Cards (Ex: Amazon)
  •   Dolls, Action Figures, etc.
  •   Sports Equipment
  •   New Makeup
  •   Stuffed Animals
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SLVHS Grad Night 2023!!  Please join us in giving our seniors a sweet send-off after graduation

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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 directly 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:


SLVHS Grad Night 2023 - Goodwill Donation Trailer

Grad Night will have a Goodwill trailer parked in front of the high school on January 21 and 22, from 9 am to 3 pm.

There’s plenty of time to clean out your closets, attics, and backyard sheds. Hang onto all those donations to fill the truck. 

Goodwill pays us $$$ for each full trailer. All proceeds will go toward a safe and sober grad night for our seniors!

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Schedule for the Week of: November 28th to December 2nd

No School Next Week!


November 28 ERA Day

Early Release A Day

Dismissal at 2:01 pm


November 29

O Day

Odd Classes 1/3/5



November 30

E Day

Even Classes 2/4/6


December 1

O Day Odd Classes 1/3/5


December 2

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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Join our new eSports After School Club!
Explore Machine Learning and program
a self-driving race car!

eSports After School Club
November 30, 2022
Virtual Meetings Wednesdays 4:30-5:30pm

Amazon eSports combines the best in machine learning and eSports with their exciting Deep Racer Sports League! Our after-school club meets virtually to show you how to program a self-driving racecar. Compete at our STEAM event in March at the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds! The club meets Wednesdays 4:30–5:30 in a fun and relaxed virtual setting. Join students across the county and explore your passion for machine learning! No prior coding or programming experience needed.
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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.





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.





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, December 14th 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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