SLVHS Cougar Newsletter - January 20, 2023

SLVHS Cougar Newsletter


January 20, 2023





Principal’s Message

from Jeff Calden


The 2023 Winter Formal Dance will be held at the Highlands Park Community Center next Friday, January 27th.

The dance will begin at 7:30 pm and end at 10:00 pm. 


The Winter Formal Dance is for all SLVHS students. Students may decide what formal means for them.


We ask that parents of students who do not drive please pick up their child by 10:15 pm.

There are staff members volunteering their time, and we can't leave until the last student is picked up.


Tickets are $20 and will be sold on the Cougar Lawn at Lunch on Monday and Friday and at Brunch on Wednesday and Friday.


Guest Permission Slips are available in the Administration Office or a copy is attached to this email.

Guest Permission Slips are due to the Administration Office by Thursday, January 26th at 3:00 pm.

They must be complete with the signature and business card of the Principal of the High School that the guest attends.

Without these two things, the guest may not attend.  All guests must currently be enrolled in a High School.


As of now, Highlands Park can only be accessed from the Ben Lomond side of the Highway 9 slide.  It will probably be the same next Friday.

Students who live on the Felton side of the slide will need to take Glen Arbor or Zayante to Quail Hollow in order to get to the Dance.


All School Rules Apply at Dances.  

Students will be searched before entering and may be breathalyzed randomly or if they appear to be under the influence.

Students who fail a breathalyzer test will not be allowed into the dance, will need to be picked up immediately by parent or guardian, and will have consequences from school and possibly from law enforcement. Students who refuse a breathalyzer test will not be allowed into the dance and must leave the premises.


We look forward to a fun and safe evening.


  Cougar Club Presents Three Career Panels for SLVHS Students


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School Speech Contests - Multiple Contests, Multiple Chances to Win

This year, the SLV Cougar Club Speech Contest will determine which SLVHS students will move forward to the SLV Rotary Club and the Lions Club Speech Contests. The Top Two Finishers in the Cougar Club Contest will qualify for the Lions Club Contest and the Top Four Finishers will go to the Rotary Club Contest. That's three possible contests to compete for prize money. It's a great opportunity to use your skills in thinking, writing, and presenting to do something really cool, earn some money, and have something most others don't have on their applications for colleges or employment. Details in the flyer below.

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School Bus Transportation Information


Swan Bus Route 

This route will reopen when we have a certified Bus Driver cleared by CHP. 


Temporary Bus Stop Closures

Lake Boulevard (Lompico)
West Drive (Lompico Park)

Brookside (Forest Lake)

Forest Lakes Park


These stops will be reopened as soon as it is determined that school buses may safely pass. 

You are welcome to drop your student off at a different bus stop location.

For information about bus routes and general transportation information, please contact the Transportation Department at (831) 336-2223 or visit the SLVUSD Transportation website.


Storm Days - April 10th is now officially a Storm Day Makeup - School will be in Session on that day.

Due to the first storm day when school was cancelled, Monday, April 10th is now officially a school day.

That is the first day after Spring Break. On the School Calendar, this day was labeled as a possible Storm Day makeup.

That day has now been designated as a Storm Day Makeup and there will be school. It will be an ERA Monday.


What will happen with the cancelled day and any other storm days with no school that may occur is not yet known.

Our district could have a waiver from the state approved, or we may have to make them up at some point. No need to worry about that yet.



The 2023-2024 SLVUSD School Calendar was approved by the SLVUSD Board during the Board Meeting last night. 

It is now posted to the SLVUSD website HERE.  And it is attached to this email.


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See’s Candy for a safe and sober Grad Night 2023

Please support our graduating seniors by ordering your Valentine’s treats through our online store until 1/27. Beautifully boxed selections and gift cards are available! Free shipping for orders of $70 or more.


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Attention Cougars! Yearbooks are On Sale Now!

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

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

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Schedule for the Week of: January 16 - 20

ERA / O / E / O / E


January 23 ERA Day

Health Industry Trades Panel   2:15 - 3:15 MPR


January 24

O Day

Music Boosters Meeting   6:30 - 7:30 pm


January 25

E Day



January 26 O Day



January 27

E Day

Winter Formal Dance  7:30 - 10:00 pm

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.



 Talk so Your Teen Listens & Listen so Your Teen Engages.

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 Talk so Your Teen Listens & Listen so Your Teen Engages.


Scholarship Opportunities

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Hispanic Scholarship Program Application

The 2023 HSF Scholar Program Application is now open and closes on February 15 at  5:00 pm

·        Every year, HSF selects 10,000 outstanding students as HSF Scholars from a broad and talented pool of applicants

·        HSF Scholars are a part of an unrivaled group of 25,000+ Scholars from 50 states, and more than 1,200 institutions, who make up the current HSF Scholar network

·        HSF Scholars have access to a full range of Scholar Support Services, including career services, mentorship, leadership development, knowledge building, and wellness training

·        HSF awards more than $30 million in scholarships annually and HSF Scholars may also be eligible to receive a scholarship, which range from $500-$5,000 and awarded directly to students

Deadline: February 15, 2023, 5:00 PM PT

·        Must be of Hispanic heritage

·        U.S. citizen, permanent legal resident, or DACA

·        Minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for high school students; minimum of 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for college and graduate students

·        Plan to enroll full-time in an accredited, public or not-for-profit, four-year university, or graduate school, in the U.S., for the 2023-2024 academic year

·        Submit the FAFSA or state-based financial aid forms (if applicable)

·        No essays, recommendations, or document uploads are required in Phase I

·        To get started, visit and log into or create your myHSF profile to access the HSF Scholar Program Application




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.


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, February 1st 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 2022-23


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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