Cougar Mail 11-16-18


Principal’s Message

from Jeff Calden

Snoopy Happy Thanksgiving


No School Next Week  

I hope your family has a happy and peaceful week together.

Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on the best things in our lives...

It's also a good time to get your missing assignments done and ready to turn in to your teachers when you come back!

Only 3 weeks of actual class time left before Semester One Finals - and these grades COUNT! Get er Done!


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SLVHS Food Drive and Teen Gift Drive

SLVHS is hosting our annual Food Drive.  With the help of our SLVHS Chapters of Associated Student Body, California Scholarship Federation, National Honor Society, and Rotary Interact, we are working collaboratively to support our community.

How you can help:

 - Donate Non-Perishable Foods - Students are encouraged to bring foods to their 4th period classes. High School Offices are also donation sites.

   If you would like to pick up a bag with suggested donations, these are also in the counseling office! 

   All Food Donations need to be brought in before December 12th.

 - Teen Gift Drive - While food is a high priority, Valley Churches is also in need of gifts for teens  (new / unwrapped), if you'd like to donate a        

    gift, bring these to the counseling office before December 3rd.  Click here for a list of ideas for donations

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Schedule for the Week of November 19- 23


Schedule for the Week of November 26 - 30


November 26

ERA Drama Boosters - 6:30 pm


November 27

O Music Boosters - 7:00 pm  


November 28



November 29




November 30


UC and State College Applications Due  

Cougar Pride

Lettuce Club Elects a New President

Lettuce Club

Lettuce Club. That's right.  Lettuce Club is a thing.  And each year, they must elect a new president.

They do so by seeing who can eat an entire head of lettuce the fastest.  The winner is the new president.

Yes.  This is real.  And real entertaining to watch.  Look it up online.   

A good time was had by all and everyone ate their recommended serving of leafy green vegetables for the entire week.  

Congrats to the new president of Lettuce Club: Narayan Wilder.



 Academic Support

Schedule for Academic After-School Help for SLVHS Students

Support Schedule


Cougar Parents Club

When you Shop at New Leaf  You Can Support SLVHS - Here's How!

When you are shopping at New Leaf Markets in Felton and Boulder Creek, they will support SLVHS if you pay with a gift card. You can purchase a gift card at the checkout counter and tell them you would like to support SLV High School (code #701). New Leaf Markets will donate 4% of your purchase on cards <$100 and 5% on gift cards of $100 or more. Once you have a card, you can easily add money to it. Your purchases help to support college, career, and educational enrichment programs.


Summer Experiences Presentation- December 6th at  6:30 pm

The SLVHS College and Career Counseling Office and the Cougar Club are sponsoring an informational night for parents and students who want to learn about different summer activities / opportunities!


We will have Cabrillo College’s Extension here to talk about their summer programs, along with presentations on different college-based learning opportunities students can apply for and local internships in Santa Cruz.

Come find out about all the local opportunities, programs, internships and more. Many of these programs have early registration dates in the Spring, so don’t miss out!

RSVP here.  



Grad Night Needs Your Support!

Goodwill Donation Drive Nov. 17-18

Goodwill Donation Drive!

Your clutter = Cash Donation for SLVHS Grad Night

Simply stuff the trailer parked at SLVHS with the stuff you no longer want

and you’ll raise money for the kids to have an amazing safe graduation

party and Goodwill will train job seekers, create jobs, and help the planet.

Saturday November 17 & Sunday November 18 - 8am to 3pm



Clothing, linens, shoes, boots, purses, jewelry, household items (i.e. dishes, glassware,

utensils, lamps and small appliances), books, textbooks, CD’s, videos, DVD’s, games,

sporting goods, computers, computer software and computer equipment, electronics

(i.e. TV’s, radios, stereos, and phones).


Items leftover from rummage sales, paint, cleaning supplies, hazardous materials,

mattresses, box springs, bed pillows. plumbing or building supplies, large appliances,

barbeques, food, automobile parts or tires, large furniture* (i.e. sofas, dressers, chairs

and tables).

Learn more at


Dine Out & Support Grad Night

Mark your Calendars  - Dine Out & support SLVHS Grad Night 2019

Wednesday Nov 28, 2018 from 4-9 at Empire Grill

10% of all earnings are being donated directly to SLVHS Grad Night

Be sure to tell your friends, parents, grandparents & social networks

A great way to support your school and students while enjoying a local meal! 

SLV Gift Wrap Fundraiser

2019 Gift Wrap Fundraiser 




Get Your 2019  Grad Night Tickets Now!

Pay online via Paypal

or bring cash / checks made out to SLVHS Grad Night to Jeanette in the counseling office

Please ask about financial assistance



Positive Parent Workshop at SLV Middle School on November 27th 

Positive Parent Workshop



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Bring Home the World!


Host Families Urgently Sought Now for High School students from Italy: Spring Semester 2019

They’re eager to become part of an american family and experience high school life.

Make a life-long friendship between families. The time flies.

Interests: soccer, classical dance, theatre, riding, art, music, cooking, photography, languages, playing the bongos

Detailed student information forms, letters, photos are available


International Student Services Santa Cruz is a locally-based program linking our area with overseas friends for many years.

Make a friend you can visit!


Call now for more information:  Sandi Spanfelner at 419-9633, 335-3088, [email protected]




SLVUSD School Board Report


SLVUSD Board Briefing



Scent Free Zone

This is a reminder that San Lorenzo Valley Unified School District policy, as set by the Board of Trustees, declares that we are a fragrant-neutral district. As we begin to have our drama performances and other site-based activities and meetings, please take care to follow the policies below for the sake of the students and members of our community who are highly allergic to fragrances and scents.

The SLVUSD Board of Trustees adopted a California School Board Association policy to make all district classrooms and offices fragrant neutral. SLVHS has parents, students, and community members with respiratory issues who can have negative reactions to fragrances. Please take care to follow the policy while on campus.  

Staff and students shall refrain from bringing furred or feathered animals, stuffed toys that may collect dust mites, scented candles, incense or air fresheners and from using perfume or cologne, scented hair spray, nail polish or nail polish remover that are not fragrance-free in classrooms or other enclosed areas or buildings. 


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 Calendar for Families     SLVHS Student Handbook


SLVUSD 2017-18 School Year Calendar    


Administration Staff Directory Campus Map


SLVHS Cougar Parent Club      SLVHS Athletics Booster Club



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