Cougar Mail 12-7-18

Principal’s Message from Jeff Calden

If it's on the Internet

Students - Your School Google Account is NOT PRIVATE!!!!!

While all of you should know this already because you have been told several times, your School Google Account is NOT PRIVATE!

It belongs to the school district.  I can't just go into your account and read your email or look at what's on your Drive.

I can only see your emails when you invite me in with profanity and/or other trigger words flagged by the server.


When your school emails are flagged, that email goes immediately to school administration - myself and Mrs. Winters.  And any subsequent emails on that thread also come to us automatically.  Rarely are these emails actually cyberbullying or students who need help in some way.  If they are, we deal with them and that is why the server flags these emails.  If they aren't, I usually just delete them.


Most often they are Google Drive projects you are sharing with peers that are titled something like, "Poetry  s*#t  for Poetzinger's class,"  or an email to a friend that has what I would call casual profanity in it.  Needless to say, I get enough emails already without having to delete these, or drop a little hint to you that you are emailing the principal as well.  The worst for me and the students are 243 email chains between two sophomores in love going back and forth online for hours.  Not only am I inconvenienced, but it's quite embarrassing for them when I chime in with "For God's sake, say goodnight and go to bed!"  Parents - this is also a good reminder why cell phones should be on the charger in the kitchen at night.  Anyway, I just want to make everyone aware again of how this system works.  And it's also good to remember that NOTHING you put online is ever really private. 


bell schedule pic

Next Week is a Backwards Schedule - E/O/E/O/A

There is no early out next week.  The A Day is a full day on Friday with a Holiday Rally Schedule

cap and gown order info

Seniors - It's Cap and Gown Ordering Time!!!
Seniors - it's time to order your cap and gown.
Or you can order at lunch on the Cougar Lawn: 
Tuesday, December 11th for Last Name A-L or Wednesday, December 12th for Last Name M-Z.
Say Cheese!

Still Want to Order those School Pictures?

Here is the link to this year's school pictures for all students: 

Food Drive

SLVHS Holiday Food 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.


Weekly Schedule 

Schedule for the Week of December 3 - 7



December 10


No Early Release - Dismissal at 2:01 pm


December 11  




December 12  


Athletic Boosters Mtg - 6:00 pm Staff Room
High School Winter Concert - 7:00 pm PAC


December 13  




December 14  


Holiday Rally - 11:45 am in the HS Gym   


Winter Concert

SLVHS Winter Concert next Wednesday the 12th at 7:00 pm in the PAC
Come see the SLVHS Band and Choir perform next Wednesday evening at 7:00 pm in the SLV Performing Arts Center.
Cougar Pride

Career Expo at SLVHS 

On Monday, Your Future is Our Business brought a host of different career presenters for our students to meet and speak with to our gym.

All Juniors visited the Expo during their 4th & 5th periods, and the Expo was open at Lunch for everyone else to experience!

career expo


Cougar Parents

Do your holiday shopping using the Benefit App and support SLVHS Educational Activities 

Please support college, career, and enrichment activities for all kids at SLVHS using the Benefit Mobile App. It’s like using escrip but for lots of businesses. You can use it to purchase items from over 200 retailers such as Amazon, eBay, Kmart, CVS, Safeway, Home Depot, AirBnB airlines and more (see for a full list) and they will donate 2-10% of your purchase to the SLV High School Cougar Club. Last year the Cougar Parent Club made $250 with only five people using it. We could make so much more if more people would sign up. It just takes a couple of quick steps to get started:

  1. Download the Benefit app.
  2. Select SLV High School Cougar Club as your beneficiary
  3. Link your bank account (we get a higher percentage or your purchase) or credit card.
  4. Then you purchase gift cards for the amount of your choice for any of the retailers on the list and use those to make your purchases.

This a great way to support SLVHS educational programs without having to spend any additional money. Email if you have any questions about it or problems enrolling.


SAT Prep Workshop January 

The Cougar Club is sponsoring an SAT prep workshop Saturday January 26, from 9 am-1 pm. Sign-ups will open on Monday.


Schedule for Academic After-School Help for SLVHS Students

Support Schedule

SLV Middle School presents Bye Bye Birdie - Three Shows Left!

Friday and Saturday at 7:00 pm  Sunday at 2:00 pm 

Tickets available at the door one hour prior to showtime or in advance at:

Bye Bye Birdie



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,


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 



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