SLVHS Cougar News - September 25, 2023


SLVHS Cougar Newsletter

October 6, 2023

No School Next Friday, October 13th 

District Holiday:  Schedule is E/ O/ E/ O/ NO SCHOOL


Principal’s Message

from Jeff Calden


Next Week is NOT a Normal Schedule: 

Mon E / Tues O / Wed E / Thurs O / FRIDAY - NO SCHOOL

Friday is a District Holiday - NO SCHOOL


Senior Portraits

If you are supplying the school with a Senior Portrait that you took yourself, the deadline to get them to our Yearbook team is: 

Tuesday, December 5th

You can email them directly to Aron Conger at [email protected]



Senior Cap and Gown Meeting

Seniors, on Tuesday, October 10th at 11:30 during 3rd period will be your Cap & Gown meeting in the Gym!


Girls Soccer Meeting at Lunch on Tuesday, October 10th

The girls soccer team will have a meeting, 5 minutes after the start of lunch in the High School Gym on Tuesday, October 10th, to go over details for the upcoming season and preseason workout opportunities. Anyone interested is highly encouraged to attend!



Schedule for the Week of: October 9th - October 13

Different Schedule: Mon E / Tues O / Wed E / Thurs O / FRIDAY - NO SCHOOL



October 9 E Day

EVEN Day: Periods 0/2/4/6



October 10

O Day

ODD Day: Periods 0/1/3/5



October 11

E Day

EVEN Day: Periods 0/2/4/6


October 12

O Day

ODD Day: Periods 0/1/3/5


October 13

NO SCHOOL District Holiday - NO SCHOOL

First Period will begin at 7:55 each day


Opening Night is Tonight!  

7:00 pm in the SLV PAC

October  6, 7, 12, 13 and 14 @ 7:00 p.m. October 8 and 15 @ 2:00 p.m
Tickets: $12 General, $10 Senior/Student/SLV Staff, $10 Community Night -THUR 10/12 - all tickets

Get your tickets for The Comedy of Terrible Errors, written by Don Zolidis, and directed by SLV seniors Mary Calden and Marcus SpracklenThe Comedy of Terrible Errors follows the journey of Riley, who is the student director of Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors. Riley is living a nightmare: one lead actor doesn't know his lines, another lead actor is having an ill-advised showmance, they're not allowed to touch the set, and the actors with small roles are about to mutiny for more stage time. It all comes crashing down in this hilarious adaptation of Shakespeare's 28th-most loved play.

More information and tickets available at SLV Theatre Boosters' webpage:




Student Summer Trip to Costa Rica, Panama, and Colombia

If you are still interested in the Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia trip with Ms. Osenga for Summer 2024, it's not too late! Join us for the trip of a lifetime as we journey into the heart of Central America and experience a new culture while snorkeling, white-water rafting, and ziplining! Price of the tour goes up 10/1 so enroll now! Check out this Video!

Contact [email protected] 


Drive for Schools - Help our Parent Groups Raise Money for our Students

Support the SLV Music Boosters, SLV Theatre Boosters, SLV Art Department, or SLVHS Cougar Club through Drive For Schools! You can donate AND be entered to win many great prizes (see attached flyer image for a list of prizes)!

Visit and select the organization you wish to support!

If paying by credit card, the donation/payment is net of fees, so it is best if you also elect to pay the associated credit card fees



SLVHS Academic Teacher Support Schedule 

SLVHS Teachers who are doing Academic Support after school, during lunch, or before school now have their calendars set.

Please read the information carefully to select the correct teacher and time based on your schedule.

All Sessions are drop-in unless it specifically states by appointment only. Teachers may also assign students to their sessions.

A printable PDF of this schedule is attached to this email.


Class of 2024 Senior Parents!

It's time to start sending in those ads for your 2024 Seniors!

The deadline for the Early Bird special is October 20, 2023. Prices will increase after that. Senior yearbook ads are a perfect way to pay tribute to your student and all of their accomplishments over these past four years. You may create a senior ad online through the Jostens website OR make a collage by hand or on your computer. You can make the ad online on the Jostens Senior Ad website at:

Shop “Yearbook Ads/Student Recognition Ads”


You can create a Senior Ad scrapbook style by hand collage-style and mail it to SLVHS (Attn: Aron Conger) -OR- you may lay it out on your computer and email a copy (preferably in .jpg, .tif or a .png format) to [email protected]

Checks are made out to “SLVHS”.

Remember that our yearbook is based on an 8 ½” by 11” page format. 

Ads should be submitted to the Jostens website and or emailed to Mr. Conger for Early Bird Specials by October 20, 2023:

$170 Full Page - (8 ½” wide by 11” tall)  $90 Half Page - (8 ½” wide by 5 ½” tall) 

$50 Quarter Page - (4 ¼” wide by 5 ½” tall)

Thank you! - 2024 Yearbook Staff 

P.S.  Reserve your 2024 yearbook here:

Shop "2024 Yearbook"




Eat Pizza!  Support Grad Night


Time for some PIZZA! On Thursday, October 12th feed yourself and your family and your friends some pizza. Order extra for packed lunches (or breakfast?) the next day. From 4-9 pm Pizza My Heart on Pacific Avenue will donate a whopping 30% of dine in/delivery/take out sales to our SLVHS Grad Night. Good for online and phone orders as well!!! BUT (here is the important part) you HAVE to say it's for the SLVHS Grad Night BEFORE you pay. For online orders use code SLV1012 at checkout.



Family Engagement Survey - English

Family Engagement Survey - Spanish



Click Here for District Community Opportunities Web Page



Links and Resources for Students and Families

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 Online Calendar


SLVHS Student Handbook           SLVHS Bell Schedule 2023-24


Welcome to SLV              Staff Directory            Campus Map


SLVHS Cougar Parent Club         SLVHS Athletics Booster Club




988: Dial for Hope and Healing - Empowering Mental Wellness during Mental Health Awareness Month

You don’t have to be suicidal or in crisis to call the Lifeline. People call to talk about coping with lots of things: substance use, economic worries, relationships, sexual identity, illness, abuse, mental and physical illness, and loneliness. 



Contact Information for anyone who may need help or support

Should you be experiencing a mental health crisis please contact:

1-877-663-5433  24 hour crisis line for support

831-458-5300     Local 24 hour crisis line for support

  • Suicide/ Talk Hotline: 1-877-663-5433     (831) 458-5300    1-800-273-8255
  • Servicio para la Prevencion del Suicidio: 1-877-663-5433
  • Santa Cruz Women's Health Center: (831) 427-3500, 250 Locust St, Santa Cruz
  • Medi-Cal, Healthy Families, and Healthy Kids Health Ins. (831) 334-3395
  • Teen Program and other resources at MCR (831) 335-6600
  • Woman, Infants and Children: (831) 426-3911
  • Together in the Park: MCR (831) 335-6600
  • Salud Para La Gente (Watsonville) (831) 728-0222
  • Rainbow Counseling: Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning adults, youth, couples and their families. Santa Cruz: (831) 423-9444
  • Santa Cruz Superior Court Self Help Ctr/Family Law Facilitator, Watsonville Law Ctr: (831) 722-2845
  • Shelter Outreach Plus: (831) 384-3388
  • National Alliance on Mental Health: 427-8020
  • Diversity Center: 423-5422
  • Health Service Agency, Alcohol and Drug Program: 454-5483
  • Transgender Teen Project:427-4004
  • Safe Schools Project: Ron Indra 427-4014
  • The Camp Recovery Services: 800-924-2879




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