Cougar Mail 12-14-18

Principal’s Message

from Jeff Calden


End of 1st Semester


Next Week is the Last Week of Semester One
Semester One ends next Thursday the 18th. Students should be checking with teachers regarding any missing work they can still turn in for credit next week.  Final Grades for Semester One will not be finalized until the week we come back from Winter Break.
Have a great two weeks off.  I hope everyone can find a little down time to spend with friends and family during the holidays. 
bell schedule

Next Week is a Finals Week Schedule

The Schedule Next week begins with a Regular A Day with a 2:49 release on Monday.

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday are three shortened days with a 12:10 early release time.

There is NO SCHOOL ON FRIDAY.  Friday is the first day of Winter Break.

The Complete Schedule is below and a Bell Schedule for the Week is attached to this email.

The Bell Schedule for the week is also available on the front page of the SLV High School website


 Weekly Schedule

Schedule for the Week of December 17 - 21



December 17


No Early Release - Dismissal at 2:49 pm


December 18  


Finals Schedule Per 0/2/3 - Dismissal 12:10

Drama Boosters Mtg - 6:30 pm - Staff Rm


December 19  

F Finals Schedule Per 0/5/4 - Dismissal 12:10


December 20  


Finals Schedule Per 1/6 -   Dismissal 12:10


December 21  


NO SCHOOL - Winter Break Begins

SC Metro

Metro Bus Routes 33 and 34 Being Discontinued 
Santa Cruz Metro has informed the school district that after December 20, routes 33 and 34 will be discontinued.
They will no longer run after that date.  These routes serve Lompico / Zayante and South Felton.
This was a Metro decision based on number of riders.  For more information you can visit the Metro website at
Say Cheese

Still Want to Order those School Pictures?

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


Cougar Pride Right On

College and Career SLVHS Pennant Contest Winner

Sarah Stoelting was the winner of our contest to design an SLV High School Pennant.

Congratulations.  Great Job!

SLVHS Pennant



Concert Fundraiser for SLVHS Soccer Next Friday, December 21st in SLV PAC

The Coffis Brothers will be playing a concert at the SLV PAC on December 21st to raise money for the high school soccer program. 

Former SLV student, Henry Chadwick will be opening the show. The doors open at 7:00 pm and the show starts at 7:30 pm. 

Tickets are available for purchase right now through this link-

Here's a link to the Facebook event:


Cougar Parents Club

ASB and Cougar Club co-sponsoring Movie Jan. 17 - Get your Tickets Now

On Thursday, Jan. 17 from 6-8 pm, ASB and Cougar Club are co-sponsoring a showing of "A Brave Heart" the story of Lizzie Velazquez, who has a rare genetic disease. It chronicles her journey from cyber-bullying victim to global anti-bullying activist. After the film, there will be a facilitated discussion with the audience about how to constructively stand up to bullying and create a more inclusive space at SLVHS. RSVP for your free ticket here. Pizza will be available for purchase from 5:30-6 pm prior to the movie.


Scholarships available for Study Abroad Experiences next Summer

If you're interested in studying abroad American Field Service (AFS) offers scholarships for their programs. Check out AFS-USA scholarships and aid available in your area at:



Find Scholarships


You can also call at 1-800-AFS-INFO or email to [email protected] for help finding funds for your young dreamers. If you use the promo code AFSFamily, you can receive $100 off the application fee!


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); for every $100 you spent they donate $2-10 of your purchase to the SLV High School Cougar Club. You can use it to buy gift cards for people for the holidays. 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 [email protected] 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-up now!


Academic Intervention

Schedule for Academic Help for SLVHS Students

Support Schedule



Grad Night

Grad Night Fundraisers

Wine and Chocolate auction



Cal School Dashboard

California School Dashboard

The California School Dashboard is an online tool designed to help communities across the state access information about K–12 schools and districts. The Dashboard features reports on multiple measures of school success. Instead of looking at a single measure (test scores), the Dashboard looks at multiple measures to evaluate a district's and a school's performance. The Dashboard also is based on an improvement model, looking for districts and schools to make improvements, rather than simply comparing them to other districts and schools. You can access SLV district information and information about all schools in the district at this link:



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    


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SLVHS Cougar Parent Club      SLVHS Athletics Booster Club




 SLV High School Student of the Week 


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