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02/14/2020

No School on Monday, February 17th

Washington's Birthday Holiday - Enjoy the time off.

Important Dates to Note
Monday, February 17 - Holiday - no school
Wednesday, February 19 - Vape: Hidden in Plain Sight parent education lecture
Friday, February 28 - Month 7 attendance and Meeting of the Tribes (10-noon)
Friday, February 28 - Senior graduation meeting 11:00-12:00 (class picture) 
Tuesday, March 10 - All Charter Information Night 6:00-7:00 pm
Wednesday, March 25 - Current 8th-grade parent info at CRHS 5:30-6:30 pm
Thursday, March 26 - Current 8th-grade student info day at CRHS
CRMS and QHIA: 11:00 - 12:00
Nature Academy: 1:00-2:00pm
March 30-April 3: 11th-grade CAASPP testing. Details coming.
April 6-10th: Spring Break
Friday, May 29 - CRHS graduation at the Fall Creek Outdoor Amphitheater
Reminders:
Community Service Hours are due to your supervising teacher
March 27 - 15 hours each year.
Here are a few opportunities to complete your community service
Ducky Derby Volunteers Needed! Attention Students! Looking to gain some volunteer hours? See Charlotte in Counseling to help with this year's Ducky Derby on April 25th. You can sign up for either an 8:30 - 12 shift or a 12 to 4 shift.
COMMUNITY SERVICE - Have you completed your 15 hours of service this year? If not the Outdoor Science Schools will offer you service hours for volunteering to be Cabin Leaders.
Semperviron Outdoor Science School
Outdoor Science School
Horticulture and Garden with Melanie
Continued prepping of moving all gardens to Quail Hollow. Students worked on moving soil into grow bags and transplanted peach and pear trees.  Students planted bread seed poppies and nasturtiums. Students also restocked all of the bird and hummingbird feeders and fed our worms the classroom compost and recycled paper.
On a larger scale, students transplanted all five of our CRHS blueberry plants into grow pots. These grow pots and half barrels Melanie is bringing in will soon be filled with plants to be transported to the Quail Hollow campus and into their new garden home.
Last Planning and Placement Workshops for Cabrillo are Tuesday 
Attention Seniors and Early Graduates
If you are interested in attending Cabrillo, next Tuesday will be the last Cabrillo Planning and Placement Workshops. Sign up now in the SLVHS counseling office. This is a requirement in order to receive priority enrollment for Cabrillo classes. See Charlotte if you have any questions. Or contact CRHS academic counselor, Mary Zilge for assistance. Mary Zilge <mzilge@slvusd.org>
Cabrillo Enrollment and Deadline Reminders:
Running Start
Students must complete: application, orientation, FAFSA and Placement and Planning by April 3rd for priority registration on May 7.
Students interested in applying for the Honors Program must submit their application by March 15, 2020.   An essay, transcript, and recommendations are required so don't wait until the last minute.
Click on the following web address for more information: https://www.cabrillo.edu/services/honors/
Cabrillo High School Scholarship application is due on March 20, 2020
Click on the following web address, look on the left side of the web page for the Cabrillo High School Scholarship link: https://www.cabrillo.edu/services/finaid/scholarshipbinder.html
Learning Communities: A Learning Community is a fun, exciting, and supportive learning environment for students. Our Learning Community programs offer students the chance to:
  • Enhance academic skills
  • Accomplish career or transfer goals
  • Receive the support of a college community/
  • Registration for Learning Communities opens on March 2nd. 
  • Click on this web address for more information: https://www.cabrillo.edu/services/lcc/index.html
Planning Meetings with your Supervising Teacher 
Between now and the end of March please schedule a meeting to discuss a semester plan (draft) for the next school term 2020-2021. 
This is especially important if you are considering dual enrollment at SLV High School or ROP. Waitlists are now happening. 
Charter Homeschool Info Night - Tuesday, March 10
SLV Middle School Library, upstairs 6:00-7:00 pm 
Please invite friends and anyone you know who may be interested in our programs. 
Parent Info Night - VAPE: Hidden in Plain SightPresented by the Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office Wednesday, February 19th in the SLVHS MPR 
ALL SLVUSD FAMILIES ARE WELCOME K-12. Knowledge is the First Step
Parent vape info night; for info contact dwinters@slvusd.org



02/07/2020
Updates:
No school: Monday, February 10
No school: Monday, February 17
Month 7 attendance, Friday, February 28
Meeting of the Tribes, Friday, February 28
Senior Meeting, Friday, February 28 (group picture)
Horticulture Gardens update
A loud shout-out to Erin Walsh, Conner Briscoe, and LaBrandon Lawsha
for all the hours they have put forth in assisting Melanie with the charter program gardens. They are true garden warriors battling gophers, moles, insects, wasps, weeds, wild brush, garbage left behind, broken gate locks or lack of, hauling in and hauling out soil all the while providing a garden backdrop for outdoor education. Next time you see them, please thank them! These three students have enjoyed working alongside all the charter students!
What is happening here at Coast....We removed two native plants from our garden that was in the ground and planted them into pots.  We needed to prune these plants so we discussed the specifics of pruning these two plants.  We clean our pruners and then we pruned the plants.  We also transplanted some peas.  We also noticed a few whole garlic cloves we missed from last Summer's harvest that were growing in clumps.  So we unearthed the cloves, separated them and replanted them individually.
First Grading Period Ends Friday, February 14th
There is No School this Monday, February 10th. Enjoy the time off.
Remember, the first grading period of Semester Two ends on 
Friday, February 14th.
If necessary, take some time over the long weekend to check those grades and get work back to your teachers before eligibility is declared on Thursday, February 20th.
REMINDERS
Attention seniors - your CAP AND GOWN balance of $55.00 will be due soon.
Please make your check out to CRHS.
Attention everyone - YEARBOOK: Attached is a flyer from our yearbook publisher offering you a chance to purchase your 2019-2020 yearbook early AND add your own custom pages that will appear only in your yearbook! 
Please open the attachment!
Last call to everyone ~ please send to Erin Walsh and Kay Mendoza
- Baby photos
- Travel photos, camping, car trips, vacations, etc.
- Dance photos
- Sports, extra-curricular activities, etc.
- Theater
Attention everyone - Shakespeare Oregon trip
I am taking sign-ups and deposits for our annual trip to Ashland Oregon for a week of experiencing live theater and actor workshops in beautiful Ashland, Oregon. 
Please respond to this email to sign-up (first-come-first-served) and plan to attend the parent meeting on Tuesday, February 11 at 6:3pm in room P3 for more information and to leave your deposit. 
Teachers: Kay and Amber
Parent driver/chaperones will be needed to drive students to Ashland as well as chaperone students as needed.
Dates: 4/27-5/1
Monday, April 27 (driving day - to Ashland)
Tuesday, April 28 theater day (The Copper Children and Confederates)
Wednesday, April 29 theater day (Multimedia tour, Peter and the Starcatcher)
Thursday, April 30 theater day (Dramatic essentials, A Midsummer Nights)
Friday, May 1 (driving day - home)
Deposit: $175.00 
Due February 14 (all deposits are non-refundable)
Theater tickets and workshops have been pre-paid
Cost: $400.00 
Balance Due: March 6
*Typically student costs are reduced with volunteer parent drivers, a total number of participants and hotel rooming accommodations of 4 students assigned to each room.
Parent meeting: Tuesday, February 11 - 6:30 pm in room P3

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SLVHS Boys Tennis begins Tuesday, February 11th
Would you please publish and announce that boys tennis will begin on the week of Tuesday, Feb 11 from 3:05-4:35 at the SLV tennis courts. Players who are interested and unable to attend should contact coach O'Brien at mobrien@slvusd.org.  
COMMUNITY SERVICE - Have you completed your 15 hours of service this year? If not the Outdoor Science Schools will offer you service hours for volunteering to be Cabin Leaders.
Semperviron Outdoor Science School
Outdoor Science School
CABRILLO HONORS PROGRAM 
You may make an appointment with a Cabrillo Counselor by calling 
831-479-6274.
Window to apply to the Honors Transfer Program 
as a graduating high school senior:
January 15th, 2020 - March 15th, 2020 at Midnight
Deadline to apply: March 15, 2020 - midnight



01/24/2020
Here are a few reminders to note~
NO MEETING OF "THE TRIBES" IS SCHEDULED FOR JANUARY
Our next Meeting of the Tribes is scheduled for Friday, February 28
- Thursday, January 30 - 2020 Winter Formal held at Roaring Camp. 
  See the details below.
- Thursday, January 30 - Month 6 attendance due - see the details below
Thursday, January 30 - Turn-in pictures for the yearbook!
- Friday, January 31 - No school - Professional Development day for teachers
- Friday, February 7 - Cabrillo College Running Start workshop at SLVHS
- Monday, February 10: NO SCHOOL
- Monday, February 17: NO SCHOOL
- Friday, February 28: Month 7 attendance/paperwork is due
Wednesday/Thursday, January 29/30 is Month 6 attendance day.
Please bring your completed planner sheets (4+ hours noted each day of academic activity) your work samples with name and dates and your month 6 ledger. The new ledgers are attached. If you have turned in the ledgers in advance, thank you!
Sign ups open for Upcoming Cabrillo College Running Start Workshops 
Attention Seniors, if you are interested in attending Cabrillo, sign up now in the counseling office for the next Cabrillo Workshops, which start February 7th so don't delay! This is a requirement in order to receive priority enrollment for Cabrillo classes. See Charlotte in the SLVHS counseling office if you have any questions.
2020 Winter Formal
Winter in Manhattan will be on Thursday, Jan. 30 at Bret Hall, Roaring Camp, from 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM. Tickets can be purchased at the Cougar Lawn each day at lunch now. 
To purchase ticket(s) you must complete the required permission slip from your supervising teacher, signed by your parent/guardian, and returned to your teacher for their signature. Once you have completed this step you will take your permission slip to the table on the Cougar lawn at lunch to purchase your ticket. The ASB staff will collect your permission slip. Tickets are $25. 
While the word "Formal" is in the title, please know that "formal" attire is NOT required or expected. Just come and have fun!
CRHS YEARBOOK
Your yearbook committee is waiting patiently for your personal photo's in the areas noted below. We love to fill the yearbook with lots of school and personal memories, so please send them into Erin Walsh or to me!
Hobbies, travels, pets, extra-curricular activities, 4-H activities and projects, photos of you working on your muscle car, dirtbikes, bikes, music instruments, theater, dance, sewing projects, volunteer services, art, and any other photos you would like for us to insert in your yearbook to preserve your memory!
A.P. Parent Information Night at SLVHS will be January 29th at 6:30 pm in the Performing Arts Center (PAC)
CRHS 11th/12th grade students interested in dual enrolling in an SLVHS 
AP course? Please tell your Supervising Teacher so they may place you on the enrollment list and please attend the information night.
On Wednesday, January 29th, 2020 starting at 6:30 pm in the Performing Arts Center we will be holding our Advanced Placement (A.P.) Information Night. 
This evening will be a Q&A with some of our A.P. Teachers on the Advanced Placement courses offered at SLVHS. In order to gauge attendance, if you can just RSVP by clicking here, we would appreciate it.
As an alternative to an AP course, we recommend dual enrolling in an English, math or science course at Cabrillo to begin "banking" your college credits.
Please speak with your supervising teacher about this alternative.
MEDICAL CAREER PANEL 
Lunchtime Medical career panel February 6, in MPR, lunch provided. The Cougar Club and ASB are hosting a panel of parents who work in medical careers and are available to talk about their careers. The panelists include Emergency room nurse, EMT, midwife, flight paramedic, medical assistant, phlebotomist, massage therapist, athletic trainer. 
BOYS VOLLEYBALL UPDATE 
Attention all students interested in playing on the boys volleyball team. Come meet your new coach at lunch on Thursday, Feb 6th in the gym and sign up so you get all the information for the upcoming season.
BOYS GOLF UPDATE 
Attention SLVHS students interested in competing on the boys golf team. There will be a meeting on Monday, January 27th in the gym at 12:15 pm. Come meet the coach and sign up so you get all the information about the upcoming season.



01/17/2020
MARK YOUR CALENDARS:
Monday, January 20: NO SCHOOL - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Get Your Kicks on Route Yellow Bricks
All Charter Play Performance 
January 23-25 AT 7:00 pm
January 26 at 2:00 pm
SLV Performing Arts Center
Tickets $5.00
Thursday, January 30: Month 6 Paperwork Due
Friday, January 31: NO SCHOOL - Professional Development Day
Reminders: 
Please remember to email your teacher(s) when your teen is absent from class. We take roll for our onsite class participation and unexcused absences can figure into their grade. Please email teachers so they may make adjustments the same day.
Attendance ledgers typically don't reflect absences as we are a home school program and students only need to "crack" a book, or watch an educational documentary and/or program, read, write, practice their music, etc. 
Using this year's numerals 2020: 
This is a new challenge for all of us! Remember to write out 2020 on all of your paperwork, school/college documents, checks, legal documents, etc. There are reports of personal checks and legal documents with date changes on them when dating a check 1/17/20. Write 2020 (full year numerals) and stay safe!
Need to complete your Community Service hours?
Santa Cruz Outdoor Science School needs students for Cabin Leader positions. Earn 60 (all your required hours completed in 4 days!) by being a cabin leader by participating for 3 nights and 4 days. The flyer and application are attached to this email.
For more information contact:
Maria "SQUID" Restivo
Pronouns: She, Her, Hers
Cabin Leader Coordinator, Outdoor Science School
Santa Cruz County Office of Education
400 Encinal St. Santa Cruz CA 95060
Call/text: 831-291-3997
cabinleaderinfo@santacruzcoe.org
www.osp.santacruz.k12.ca.us
Sign-ups open for Upcoming Cabrillo College Running Start Workshops 
Attention Seniors, if you are interested in attending Cabrillo, sign up now in the counseling office for the next Cabrillo Workshops, which start 
February 7th so don't delay! This is a requirement in order to receive priority enrollment for Cabrillo classes. See Charlotte in the SLV Counseling Office if you have any questions.
SAT Workshop on January 25th! Attention Juniors, There will be an SAT Prep workshop on Saturday, January 25th from 9 to 1 pm. Cost is $10 and to sign up, see Annina in the SLVHS Admin Office! The last day to sign up is January 21st
A.P. Parent Information Night at SLVHS will be January 29th at 6:30 pm in the Performing Arts Center (PAC)
On Wednesday, January 29th, 2020 starting at 6:30 pm in the Performing Arts Center we will be holding our Advanced Placement (A.P.) Information Night. 
This evening will be a Q&A with some of our A.P. Teachers on the Advanced Placement courses offered at SLVHS. 
In order to gauge attendance, if you can just RSVP by clicking here, we would appreciate it. Additionally, students can attend lunchtime informational meetings on specific Advanced Placement classes, click here for the lunchtime schedule. 
College Board has more information on A.P. Courses that can be found here.
Track and Field Parent Meeting
The Parent Meeting for Track and Field will be Wednesday, January 22nd at 6:00 pm in the SLVHS Multi-Purpose Room
Boys Volleyball Update
Attention SLVHS students interested in playing on the boy's volleyball team. Come meet you, new coach, at lunch on Thursday, Feb 6th in the gym and sign up so you get all the information for the upcoming season.
Swimming & Diving Update
Come meet the aquatics coaches on Wednesday, January 22nd at lunch on the pool deck. Everyone interested should at least stop by and put their name on the roster so they receive all the info about the upcoming season.
Boys Golf Update
Attention students interested in competing on the boys golf team. There will be a meeting on Monday, January 27th in the gym at 12:50. Come meet the coach and sign up so you get all the information about the upcoming season.



01/10/2020
Welcome back and happy new year!
Students are off and running this week as they return to their classes both onsite and independent. Now it's time for students to get back to perfecting their organizational skills, course pacing, course unit completion, and attendance.
Questions - please contact your supervising teacher. Please do not sit on your questions before it gets too late!
Seniors held their first graduation meeting this morning and Mary imparted sound advice regarding Cabrillo's Running Start. Please make an appointment with Mary to touch base with her your post-high school plans.
TRACK & FIELD UPDATE Anyone interested in track & field, coaches are starting "voluntary workouts" after school now. Meet on the track after school. The Parent Meeting for Track and Field will be Wednesday, January 22nd at 6:00 pm in the SLVHS Multi-Purpose Room
SWIMMING & DIVING UPDATE Attention students interested in Swimming and Diving. Come meet the aquatics coaches on Tuesday, January 22nd at lunch on the pool deck. Everyone interested should at least stop by and put their name on the roster so they receive all the info about the upcoming season.
Guest Permission Slips for Winter Formal the Winter Formal is coming up on Thursday, Jan. 30 (there's no school the day after!). It will be at Roaring Camp from 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM. Tickets will go on sale starting Tuesday, Jan. 21. 
Charter students are required to have a permission slip that must be completed, signed, also signed-off by your supervising teacher and turned in to the SLVHS admin office by Wednesday, Jan. 29 at lunch. Check with your supervising teacher for the permission slip.

       Charter Theater presents
Wizard of Oz the Musical
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Wizard of Oz Musical
January 23-25 at 7:00pm
SLV Performing Arts Center - all tickets $5.00
Original rock musical by Janinne Chadwick
Directed and Choreographed by Amber Walker


12/19/2019 
Congratulations everyone for a job well done!
It has been an amazing first semester with so many students engaged in onsite classes mixing their schedules with independent study courses, employment, and Cabrillo.
A special "thank you"  to Melanie Burgess for all she does with our high school horticulture interns and with our all charter Master Junior Gardeners. Students have accomplished so much in each of the charter program gardens with the help of our high school horticulture interns making the charter gardens mysterious, enchanting and full of organic herbs and food! Your teens are amazing, talented and we are blessed to be their teachers.
Please open the links to bring you to the CRHS web page for detailed information or click below
Coast Redwood website: http://crhs.charter.slvusd.org/



NEW SCHOLARSHIP OFFERING
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County
What: Twelve academic scholarship funds will generate at least 16 awards ranging from $1,000 - $5,000, including one-time awards and renewable scholarships to support four years of academics.
Who: Santa Cruz County students need only to submit one online application to be considered for all scholarships for which they are eligible.
How: Visit the Foundation’s website for more information on how to apply: www.cfscc.org/scholarships
When: The application deadline is Thursday, February 6th at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Standard Time.
*New* DeBord Scholarship for a Santa Lorenzo Valley High School graduating senior who has participated in varsity or junior varsity team sports at San Lorenzo Valley High School.  More details about this generous new scholarship fund are available on our website.
*Unique* Simunovich Family Agricultural Scholarship for students interested in pursuing a 4-year agricultural degree.
Questions? Our Scholarship Program is now administered by International Scholarship and Tuition Services, Inc. (ISTS). They can be reached Monday – Friday from 6 a.m. - 3 p.m. Pacific Standard Time via email at ContactUs@applyISTS.com (please include “CFSCC” in the subject line of your e-mail), or by calling 1-855-670-4787. If you are having difficulty reaching ISTS with your question, please feel free to contact Foundation staff at grants@cfscc.org.

YEARBOOK

While we are a small school, we wish to produce a GIANT and impressive yearbook filled with fond memories, thrilling highlights and funny high school moments that will be remembered forever!
Your 2019-20 yearbook committee is requesting pictures from the areas listed below of our students. Here is how you may help build this year's yearbook. 
Please help your yearbook committee and submit to Kay Mendoza or Erin Walsh (20ewalsh@slvusd.org) a few of the suggested photo opportunities noted below. Thank you!
- Students travels
- Your loving and adorable pets
- Sports
- Candid Shots (not necessarily at school)
- Baby pictures
- Art
- Theater
- Drama
- Cooking at home
- Crazy experiments at home
- Holidays, birthdays, special events such as Boy Scouts, 4-H, etc.
IMPORTANT DATE REMINDERS:
Friday, December 20: NO SCHOOL
12/23-1/3: Winter Break
January 6 - classes resume
January 6 - Ashland trip sign-ups begin (dates: April 20-24 - minimum 10 students and 2 drivers) 
Tuesday, January 7: SLVHS sports eligibility declared
Friday, January 10:  Mandatory 12th grade (senior) meeting 10:00 am        
Monday, January 20: NO SCHOOL - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Monday, January 27: Senior Cap and Gown orders begin
Tuesday, January 28: Turn in Month 6 Paperwork
Thursday, January 30: Meeting of the Tribes and Attendance (10:00-12:00)
Friday, January 31: NO SCHOOL - Professional Development Day
Monday, February 3 - SLVHS Spring Sports Begin
Monday, February 10: NO SCHOOL
Monday, February 17: NO SCHOOL
Tuesday, February 18: Grades freeze/progress reporting period and sports/theater eligibility declared
Friday, February 28: Month 7 Paperwork Due
Friday, February 28: Meeting of the Tribes and Attendance
*QH Homeschool Play Performance Week: 3/30-4/1
       


12/6/2019  
With only 9 days left of the first semester please note the following:
1. Month 4 due today/Monday at the very latest
2. Month 5 due Friday, Dec 13 by 2:00 pm 
    (last week of onsite and IS classes)
3  Homeschool week Monday, Dec 16-Thursday, Dec 19
4. Winter break starting Friday, Dec 20-Jan 3
5. First day back (Monday, January 6)
Wednesday, December 11 - Hiking with Tim Corcoran (Headwaters)
Gazos Creek Coastal Access Point State Park with Tim, Brian, and Wade
16 spaces open (van spots sign-up now)
$25.00 each participant
Permission slip attached to this email and scholarships available.
DUE: Monday to Wade or Brian
Reminders:
Cabrillo grades - please screenshot your Web Advisor grades to include the course title, units awarded and grade. Please send it to your ST as soon as possible.
English 9 (class) students - return your novel next week: To Kill a Mockingbird
Cabrillo Advisory with Mary - seniors, if you need help with registration to Cabrillo or need other college/career guidance, Mary is taking appointments for Friday, Dec 13
Second-semester schedules: Your ST is building your schedule. If you DO NOT need any changes, your schedule will stay the same.
Tips for completing your first semester:

Prioritize Assignments that Matter the Most

It's a mistake to consider all of your assignments equal if you do better in one subject than another. Some students think that they should commit equal time to study for each assignment. Commit the time where you need it most.

Study Guides are your Friends

Learn to take notes in class

Learn how YOU study Best

Everyone learns differently. Just because your friend makes color-coded outlines, it doesn't mean that's the best way for you to study. Use Mnemonics. Make Flashcards. Study the way that works best for you.

Remove Distractions

Music may help you study, so turn it on if that’s what works for you.  But turn off the TV and TURN OFF YOUR PHONE!  If you can’t live without it for more than an hour, turn it off and check it when you take a break.  Remove yourself from other humans, unless they are studying with you. Don’t study with another human who is distracting or doesn’t take studying as seriously as you do. That isn't studying, it's wasting your precious time.

Multi-Tasking is a Myth

If you think you can study while also doing other things, you can't. Research shows that multi-tasking is truly a myth. Doing two things at once doesn't save time. It just makes you less successful at both things. If you are more interested in learning this sad fact that many people cannot accept, you can read about it here: Multi-tasking is a Myth.

Take Breaks

When you study, your brain consumes glucose. Take a five-minute break every hour to let your body produce more fuel for your studying. Take a walk, have a healthy snack and stretch. Taking breaks will actually improve your studying.

Know when to Stop Studying

The likelihood is much higher that you're going to stress yourself out and confuse yourself.

Get Some Sleep and Eat Breakfast.

Eight hours is an ideal sleep period for teens. It may be tempting to stay up late, but remember that you are going to need energy and focus for your class/assignments. So Sleep and then Eat.  Bonus: these are two of everybody’s favorite things to do.

Energize yourself Naturally in the Morning

Do something stimulating the morning of school: Make pancakes, take your dog for a walk, or get some exercise. Do something that's going to make you feel alive and positive and will build up your energy level and confidence.

Be Careful with Caffeine and Avoid Energy Drinks the Morning of school

The biggest mistake people make before school. Overstimulation will make your hands shake, your brain rattle, and your attention span disappears. And there is a good chance you will simply crash in the middle of the morning.

Relax and Breathe!

Inhale through your nose and picture that breath going to the top of your head.  Exhale through your mouth and picture that breath coming out your belly button.

It may be a little weird, but it works!

Tis the Season - for the FLU!

Below is a message from our District Nurse Sarah Dahlen regarding Cold and Flu season. There is a detailed letter regarding influenza and its dangers attached to this email.

We do want all students at school when they can be here, but if someone has the flu, they need to stay home and be properly cared for.


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Coping With Stress Workshops

Lidiando Con El Estres attached - also on our website






11/18/2019
No School Next Week  (11/25-11/29)
I hope your family has a happy and peaceful week together. Thanksgiving or Harvest Week 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 TWO weeks of actual class time left before Semester One ends at CRHS - Remember, grades count so Get 'er Done!
IMPORTANT DATES
Monday, December 2 - we return to school 
Friday, December 6 - Meeting of The Tribes (all students: 10-12:00)
Friday, December 6 - Month 4 attendance due
Friday, December 6 - Winter Craft Fair at the Quail Hollow campus (10-2:00 pm)
Friday, December 13 - all first-semester course work including completion of all Independent Study course work turned in for grades and credits
Friday, December 13 - Month 5 attendance due
Classroom closed Monday, December 16 - 19 for grading and scheduling
Winter break begins Friday, December 20 through January 5
The second semester begins Monday, January 6
Theater and Sports eligibility declared January 7
SENIORS

Senior Class Graduation Information Meeting Friday, January 10 from 10-12 pm

The Senior Class will have a meeting to get information about ordering Caps and Gowns for graduation, as well as other issues related to Graduation.   Yes, it is slowly becoming real!  Graduation will be here before you know. 

Presidential Inauguration 2021

SLVHS and CRHS students will be joining thousands of students nationwide to participate in the Close Up Foundation’s week-long Presidential Inauguration program in Washington, DC.  Students will be attending the program on January 16-22, 2021.  The cost is $2,865.

Past CRHS participants have had a great time joining their peers from SLVHS for this travel adventure. Please contact SLVHS history teacher Cindy Martinez. Her contact is below.

Your student will have the opportunity to:

  • Witness the Presidential Inauguration on the national mall and attend a student Inaugural Ball.
  • Meet students from all over the country and make new friends
  • Experience D.C: monuments, memorials, museums, neighborhoods, and some hidden gems.
  • Participate in simulation and debates on key issues
  • Visit Capitol Hill for Walking Workshop

If you are interested, please contact Cindy Martinez at cmartinez@slvusd.org for more information. And visit closeup.org 

From our counselor Mary......

UC and CSU application deadline is November 30th.  Do not wait until November 30th to submit!
UC and CSU application support: Cabrillo is offering application support this Saturday, November 23rd.  Please see the website for more information.  It will be listed as a transfer workshop but first-time freshmen are welcome to attend.  No appointment is necessary.
Cabrillo College:  To participate in Running Start, complete the application and orientation by the end of December.  Mary Zilge will be available from 9:00-10 before our next Tribes (12/6) and after our Tribes meeting if you have any questions about the Cabrillo application.
Cabrillo Honors Program- the application for Cabrillo Honors opens on January 15 and closes at midnight on March 15.  Minimum 3.5 GPA, enrollment in ENGL 1A, one letter of recommendation, a copy of a transcript, and a 250-word essay are required to apply.
Dual Enrollment- Spring 2020 class schedule should be posted.
Registration is December 5th.
FAFSA- the technical deadline is March 2nd, 2020 but it is really wise to submit before the end of the year.  Remember to save your log-on information as you will have to do this every year you are attending a post-secondary program.  
Scholarships: check out our CRHS scholarship web page for local scholarship opportunities. SCHOLARSHIP PAGE
YEARBOOK
While we are a small school, we wish to produce a GIANT and impressive yearbook filled with fond memories, thrilling highlights and funny high school moments that will be remembered forever!
Your 2019-20 yearbook committee is requesting pictures from the areas listed below of our students. Here is how you may help build this year's yearbook. 
Please send pictures if you have yet to do so (preferably in a google doc and shared with all of the four people listed below)
Kay Mendoza kmendoza@slvusd.org
Erin Walsh <20ewalsh@slvusd.org>
Autumn Gombatz <20agombatz@slvusd.org>
Kaitlyn McMurry <20kmcmurry@slvusd.org>
DUE December 2-10. We have deadlines!
ALL STUDENTS
- Students travels
- Your loving and adorable pets
- Sports
- Candid Shots (not necessarily at school)
- Baby pictures
- Art
- Theater
- Drama
- Cooking at home
- Crazy experiments at home
- Holidays, birthdays, special events such as Boy Scouts, 4-H, etc.
SENIORS: Mandatory Request - Due December 9
Baby pictures
senior quotes 
senior portrait
senior (headshot) pictures for the senior page if you missed having a school photo taken. 



11/20/2019
Important Dates: Mark your calendars
NOV 25-29: No school - Happy Harvest Week (Thanksgiving) Nov 25-29
- DEC 6: Winter Holiday Craft Fair on Friday, Dec 6 at Quail Hollow
- DEC 6: Month 4 attendance Friday, Dec 6
- DEC 13: Last week of onsite classes - ends Friday, Dec 13
- DEC 13: Month 5 attendance Friday, Dec 13
- DEC 13: Turn in all of the first-semester volunteer hours to Mrs. Kay, Dec 13
- Classroom closed for counseling and grading-December16-19
DEC 19: End of the first semester, Thursday, December 19
Need Someone to Talk to? California Launches Mental Health Hotline for Calls or Instant Messaging

California residents in need of non-emergency emotional help can now call or instant message people at a hotline that debuted statewide Monday, just ahead of World Mental Health Day. The California Peer-Run Warm Line, available at 

1-855-845-7415 will be staffed for most of the day to start. It's deliberately called a "warm line" because it's supposed to arrange for help before the situation raises to a "hotline" level. 

The free service offers non-emergency emotional support and referrals to anyone who calls or messages the number 1-855-845-7415. It will be staffed from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Saturdays, and 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Sundays. The goal is to have 24/7 service by the end of the year.




11/12/2019
Important Dates: Mark your calendars
No school on Monday, Nov 11 - Veteran's Day
- NOV 12: Picture retakes Tuesday, Nov 12 at Fall Creek 9:00 AM-10:30 AM
- NOV 25-29: No school - Happy Harvest Week (Thanksgiving) Nov 25-29
- DEC 6: Winter Holiday Craft Fair on Friday, Dec 6 at Quail Hollow
- DEC 6: Month 4 attendance Friday, Dec 6
- DEC 13: Last week of onsite classes - ends Friday, Dec 13
- DEC 13: Month 5 attendance Friday, Dec 13
- DEC 13: Turn in all of the first-semester volunteer hours to Mrs. Kay, Dec 13
- Classroom closed for counseling and grading-December16-19
- DEC 19: End of the first semester, Thursday, December 19
PICTURE MAKE-UP / RETAKES
Picture makeups are this coming Tuesday, Nov. 12th in the Fall Creek Charter office from 9 am-10:30 am. 
If families took pictures but were not happy with them and need to do retakes they need to bring the picture packet they received back, and give it to the photographer when they come for the retake.
2nd Grading Period Ends Today

The second grading period ends today, Friday, November 8. 

Did you remember to turn in your Month 3 Attendance?

Eligibility for upcoming sports and drama productions will be declared based on this second Progress Report Grade. 

CAREER SPEAKER

Our career speaker all students enjoyed today - ask them about it! Jamaican immigrant, Winston George Whittaker, fluent in 9 languages, world traveler, master and instructor in Okinaujan Shorin-ryn Karate-Jutsu, an engineer, an artist, a building designer, and illustrator, came to speak to our students about his profession as an accomplished and industry-recognized commercial and residential architect. A true renaissance individual. It was an amazing experience for all of our students

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Sports Update:
WRESTLING UPDATE This week the wrestling season has begun. Anyone interested in joining the team come to the wrestling room at 4 pm.
GRAD Night 
Each year the SLV community (parents) of graduated seniors put on a wonderful and entertaining Grad Night after graduation. This event is a clean and sober event and a final gathering for our seniors filled with games, food, and entertainment. The Grad Night committee also puts on fundraisers to fund this incredible evening. I have attached several flyers for you to open and look at and if they fit your schedule, please attend and note SLV Grad Night!
Pizza Night in November and a really nice Wine and Chocolate event at Scopazzi's Restaurant in February. Open the flyers and mark your calendars!
The next Grad Night meeting is Monday, November 11, 6:30 pm-8:00 p.m. in SLVMS room #7.
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Need Someone to Talk to? California Launches Mental Health Hotline for Calls or Instant Messaging

California residents in need of non-emergency emotional help can now call or instant message people at a hotline that debuted statewide Monday, just ahead of World Mental Health Day. The California Peer-Run Warm Line, available at 1-855-845-7415 will be staffed for most of the day to start. It's deliberately called a "warm line" because it's supposed to arrange for help before the situation raises to a "hotline" level. 

The free service offers non-emergency emotional support and referrals to anyone who calls or messages the number 1-855-845-7415. It will be staffed from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Saturdays, and 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Sundays. The goal is to have 24/7 service by the end of the year.



11/1/2019        

Reminders:

Friday, November 1 - non-school day

11/4/19-11/8/19 - 12-week progress reporting period Please check your student grades in PowerSchool or contact your supervising teacher and request a grade print-out be sent to you in an email. f your teen is falling behind in their classes it is important for you to contact your supervising teacher and make a  conference date for next week to resolve challenges your teen might be experiencing in order to get back on track towards successfully completing this first semester of high school. The first semester ends mid-December (4 weeks away)

IMPORTANT DATES
- Winter sports start on Monday, November 4
- Meeting of the Tribes on Friday, November 8
- Attendance Month 3 due Friday, November 8
- Yearbook pictures - please send your pictures to Kay (Nov 8)
- Monday, November 11 - Holiday
- Sports and Theater eligibility declared Wednesday, November 13
- Picture retakes Tuesday, November 12 (TBA) at Fall Creek
- Monday, November 25- Friday, November 29 - Holiday
- Pickup your Concurrent Enrollment Form to attend Cabrillo during your 
  second semester

PARENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE

IMPORTANT PARENT INVOLVEMENT: NEW MEETING DAY AND TIME!! 10 am on Tuesday, November 5 at the Fall Creek Charter office Topics will include CRHS relocation possibilities, Charter renewal awareness, and a potential district bond.

Thank you to the parents who attended the last meeting.  When we met, all parents agreed that meeting on Tuesday at 10 am would be best for them and they are hoping other parents can join at this time too!

These meetings are designed to ensure we have parent input and representation from EACH of the charter programs.

Yearly this committee gives input to our Local Control Accountability Plan (includes our school goals and funding) School Safety Plan,  Annual Parent Survey, as well as our 5-year Charter Petition Renewal and Accreditation review.

The Coast Redwood High School staff is reaching out to parents to join the parent committee to support our impending move. It will be important for

parents to speak with their supervising teachers to received correct and current information as well as teacher and family concerns and needs to take back to the committee for discussion.

Winter Holiday Craft Faire

It's time to start planning your ideas for our All Charter...Winter Holiday Craft Faire, Friday, December 6, 2019!

Please email Amber Walker at awalker@slvusd.org if you would like to participate and have a space to sell your wares (It will be a shared tablespace, approx. 3ft. X 3ft.) 

The deadline to reserve a table is Monday, November 18, 2019.

When: Friday: December 6, 2019     Time: 10:00am to 2:00pm

Where: Multipurpose Room at the Quail Hollow Campus (up by the charter office, next to the QHIA classrooms.)

YEARBOOK

While we are a small school, we wish to produce a GIANT and impressive yearbook filled with fond memories, thrilling highlights and funny high school moments that you will remember forever!
Your 2019-20 yearbook committee is requesting from you the following pictures in the areas listed below. Here is how you may help build this year's yearbook. 
Please send pictures to Kay Mendoza (kmendoza@slvusd.org
DUE November 8 - 15. We have deadlines!
ALL STUDENTS
- Students travels
- Your loving and adorable pets
- Sports
- Candid Shots (not necessarily at school)
- Baby pictures
- Art
- Theater
- Drama
- Cooking at home
- Crazy experiments at home
SENIORS: Mandatory Request - Due November 8
Baby pictures
senior quotes 
senior portrait
senior (headshot) pictures for the senior page if you missed having a school photo taken. Get it taken on Tuesday, November 12 (picture retake day) 
10/29/2019
POWER ALERT: From the Superintendent
All SLV schools will be in session on Wednesday, October 30
10/28/19
POWER ALERT: From the Superintendent
The SLV schools will be in session on Tuesday, Oct. 29. PG&E is expected to shut down power again sometime (specifics not provided by PG&E) on Tuesday, but school will be in session on 10/29/19.
Please accept our apologies to the inconvenience of late communication
                       


                                  CRHS FaceBook Page



In response to 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. CRHS has parents and/or students with respiratory issues who can have negative reactions to fragrances.




                                                                                                                                                             

Coast Redwood High School



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Oct 19, 2019, 4:25 PM
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Kay Mendoza,
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