Cougar Mail 12-20-18

Principal’s Message
from Jeff Calden

Winter Break!

Winter Break is Here!

Best wishes and hopes for an enjoyable break spent with family and friends.

See you all in 2019!


SLV HS Drama

The 2019 SLV High School Musical Production will be...

Mamma Mia

Here is the Audition Schedule for those interested in being in the show:
  • Mamma Mia! Vocal Auditions in the Band Room 1/14 3:00
  • Mamma Mia! DANCE AUDITIONS IN MPR 1/15 3:00
  • MAMMA MIA! READS IN MPR 1/16 3:00
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
Schedule for the Week of January 7 - 11


January 7

Early Release A Day - Dismissal at 2:01 pm


January 8


Grades for Semester 1 Locked

Grad Night Meeting - 6:30 pm 


January 9


Eligibility Declared for Sports/Drama

Booster Club Mtg - 6:00 pm - HS Staff Rm


January 10


Cougar Club Mtg - 7:00 pm - HS Staff Rm  


January 11


Attendance Matters
Attendance Matters!
Class attendance is an essential part of the educational process at San Lorenzo Valley High School. A student who is absent from class misses a significant portion of academic discussion and personal interaction with other students and the teacher. Illnesses are unavoidable, but appointments, vacations and day trips during school should be avoided. As the first semester ends and we start fresh with semester two, please take a look at school attendance policies that need to be followed.  Thanks.

California Education Code recognizes only the following reasons as excused absences: personal illness; religious holidays; medical or dental services; serious family emergencies; and/or school suspension. All other absences will be recorded as unexcused.

To clear an absence, call the Attendance Line at 335-3646

Please leave the following information when you call:


  • First and last name of the student
  • Date and period of the absence(s)
  • The specific reason for the absence
  • Phone number where the parent can be reached 

Failure to clear absences will result in consequences including detention, loss of privileges (dances, sports contests) and possible truancy actions.


Cougar Parents Club

ASB and Cougar Club co-sponsoring Movie January 17 - Get your Tickets Now
On Thursday, Jan. 17 from 6:00 - 8:00 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.

 Be Pawsitive
SLVHS Canned Food Drive  
Thank you so much for your support of this year's canned food drive.  Many of our own students benefit from these donations.  
We collected over 1,800 items to donate this year!  Congratulations to Mr. Conger's class for bringing in the most items at 486!
Food Drive
Fundraiser for Second Harvest Food Bank
The And II Club did a fundraiser today taping selling strips of duct tape to use to tape Mr. Parmenter to the Cougar Statue! 
All money raised goes to the Second Harvest Food Bank.
Tape Mr Parmenter
Academic Support
Teacher Support for Students After School and Lunch 
The Departments at SLVHS support to students who are struggling and/or need to makeup work.
Teachers will assign students to get support for success.  Students may also drop in for help.
Please help us to support your child's academic success by having them attend when assigned.
The link to the schedule is below:
Grad Night
Gift Wrap Fundraiser
Wine and Chocolate auction
SLV Foundation for Ed

SLV Foundation for Education is Raising Money for our Schools

San Lorenzo Valley Foundation for Education is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization. We provide an easy way to support a broad or specific tax deductible donation to the SLV schools and clubs, including Charter and Homeschool groups. One can donate directly to any of the groups listed below, without needing to buy or sell products. For more information or to donate, please visit

*High School Cougar Club  *Drama Boosters  *Music Boosters * Art


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

his 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





Click Here for District Community Opportunities Web Page


Congratulations to our SLV High School Student of the Week

student of the week N Owens


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