*Coast Redwood Calendar located at the bottom of this page



Open House 
for prospective students

ROP turn in request sheet to Kay. Spaces are filling up

Seniors come in and pick up your cap and gown

End of the
3rd qt
Grades freeze

Month 6 attendance due

Drug/Alcohol Education

WASC committee visit

Seniors: Pick up your cap and gowns 

WASC committee visit

Seniors: Pick up your cap and gowns 

Drug/Alcohol Education
10-12 Senior Class group picture in cap and gowns at Fall Creek 11:00

"Screenagers: Growing up in the Digital Age" on March 7 
at 7 pm
 in the PAC. Suggested contribution $5-10 per person.


Coast Redwood High School will host open school nights from 5:30-7:30 pm on the following dates on 
Tuesdays: Feb 20, April 24 and May 22

All prospective students and their families are invited to attend to learn about our campus community, visit our classrooms, and our outdoor horticulture classroom. Families will receive information about the many individualized opportunities high school students have to earn their diplomas, participate in athletics, theater productions, adventure field trips, clubs as well as courses at community colleges and courses through CTEP (formally ROP/regional occupation programs)

Location: 7105 Highway 9 (room P-3, off the main SLVHS campus) in Felton 
Questions? Email Kay Mendoza at kmendoza@slvusd.org or Holly Thomas at hthomas@slvusd.org. Contact: 831-336-5167 or 831-335-0932 for enrollment forms.

February 16, 2018




The Yearbook staff needs you! Please send one of the yearbook staff your baby photos, sports, extracurricular activities, photos of art, and senior portraits with quotes. waxup@slvusd.org


Details coming next week


The SLVHS Cougar Club and SLV Charter School will be showing "Screenagers: Growing up in the Digital Age" on March 7 at 7 pm in the PAC. Movie (68 min.) will be followed by short discussion. Tickets can be purchased at the door or online here. Suggested contribution $5-10 per person. 

Movie Trailer: https://www.screenagersmovie.com/trailer/

fashionTEENS – Local Fashion Design and Creation Competition

fashionTEENS will once again take place at the Civic Auditorium on April 20, 2018. This year, we are partnering with the Santa Cruz County Office of Education to help support the program. Last year we gave away over $1000 in cash prizes to students. The 120 participating students came from 16 Middle and High Schools in Santa Cruz County.

Fashion Teen Website: https://fashionteensantacruz.com/

Fashion Teen Application: Fashion Teen Application

Kay Mendoza is your contact

All 9th and 10th grade CR students are required to attend 2/23, 3/2.

We are pleased to inform you that your child will have the opportunity to participate in our Lifelong Wellness Drug and Alcohol Education as part of the students' physical education curriculum.

The focus will be on:

  • investigating: What is addiction?

  • personal resilience, what it is and how to build it

  • the effects of alcohol, short and long-term

  • the types of drugs and their risks and effects in the short and long-term

  • navigating issues like negative social influence and peer pressure

  • developing strategies and positive peer pressure to resist drugs and alcohol

Get your GRAD NIGHT tickets online now! The graduation celebration is far from over once the seniors receive their diplomas and the tassels are turned.  Friday, June 15, the high school campus is transformed into an EXTREMELY AMAZING safe and sober senior only party.

Buy your ticket ($80) – Purchase your Grad ticket here

June 2 and 3rd at Roaring Camp

The Mountain Faire provides for our high school to fundraise money for our Adventure Field Trips coming up next year. The staff can use your help! Each year parents have donated their time in short 4-hour shifts to help with tickets, games and check-in. The added bonus is you get to stay once your shift is over and enough the day!

This year the Faire Committee would like to fill 20 shifts. Last year Quail Hollow made $400 by committing to 4-6 shifts!

Are you available to help? We hope so! Our Adventures will soon begin once we start our yearly fundraising! 

Please send Kay Mendoza an email of which day or both days, and how many shifts you will commit to. Please do this soon. The funds depend on how well the Faire does and the Faire does well with lots of volunteers! And of course, our CRHS fundraising bucket gets filled too!

Everyone who attended the 2017 Faire helped to raise $47,000 for local non-profits and service organizations. Since the Faire's return in 2010, the Faire committee has raised over $285,000 total. 



This link is to a page on Common Sense Media that addresses frequently asked questions regarding parent concerns with all aspects of our kids being online. Social media, screen time, cyberbullying, internet safety, cells phones, etc. Some of the articles skew younger than high school, but many of the links to articles are about high school age students or have an option to choose which age group you are asking about.  This page links to literally hundreds of articles about many different topics in the area of parenting teens in the digital age.  Definitely worth a look.




Cayenne's daughter will be graduating in June and she is looking for a few volunteers for next year to take over for her. She gets to graduate too!

Our Sunshine Committee provides your teachers with a once a month luncheon like a taco bar, salad bar, soup, etc, to enjoy while the staff meets to review the month, activities and plan for the following month.

Another aspect of our Sunshine Committee, coordinated by the staff, sets-up "food trains" for charter families who are surprised by life's unexpected challenges. When we rally together we can do great things!

If you are interested in participating in the Sunshine Committee please email Cayenne at mothertravel@gmail.com

United States President's Volunteer Service Award Program

This is a nationally-recognized program that rewards students who volunteer in our community.  Open to all CRHS High School students, more information can be found here: (see Kay for info and registration)

Award Levels for Hours Re-start August 21, 2017 through April 27, 2018

Age Bronze Silver Gold
Teens (11-15) 50-74 Hours 75-99 Hours 100+ Hours
Young Adult (16-19) 100-174 Hours 175-249 Hours 250+ Hours


CRHS Community Service Requirements = 15+ hours each school year

 Don't Wait. Hours must be completed by the end of April 2018 and submitted with your memoir/portfolio!

Outdoor Science School, Santa Cruz County

Be a Cabin Leader

The Santa Cruz County Outdoor Science School is seeking energetic and responsible high school volunteers throughout the school year to serve as Cabin Leaders to small groups of 5th and 6th grade students. Each Cabin Leader is paired with a Naturalist who they assist on trail and during field studies. Cabin Leaders help ensure the student safety during daily activities and overnight in the cabins. All Cabin Leaders participate in Training the first and second day of the program before students arrive. Cabin Leaders arrive at 4pm the first day of the program week and are dismissed at 12:00pm on the final day program.

  • Earn Community Service hours in one week (One week will complete your CRHS 15 hours of Community Service)
  • OPTION: Earn 3 college credits by enrolling in ED80, an Education & Service Learning class at Cabrillo College. The course is free for high school students and can be taken in person or online.
  • Gain skills in Leadership and Risk Management during Cabin Leader Training
  • Have fun working with 5th and 6th grade students at the Outdoor Science School

Apply Today - First, speak with your Supervising Teacher to determine a week that will work for you.

  1. Find a week that works for you and your school.
  2. Download the Cabin Leader Application
  3. Complete each section of the application before moving on to the next.
  4. Complete Applicant Information and Questions.
  5. Have a teacher, administrator, coach, or employer who is not a family member write a brief Reference Letter.
  6. Have your Parent/Guardian complete the Service Learning Permission Form.
  7. Have your teachers and school administrators sign the Service Learning Permission Form.
  8. Email or fax your completed application to the Cabin Leader Coordinator.

Accepted applicants will receive an email with a Registration Packet. You must reply to this email confirming you will attend in order to reserve your place. The Registration Packet must be completed and returned via email or fax at least two weeks prior to the program. 

How to Earn 3 College Credits from Cabrillo College

Students receive 2 college credits for EDUC 80, and 1 credit for EDUC 80L during which students volunteer for one week as a Cabin Leader.

EDUC 80 is a lecture course that provides a general introduction to educational theory and practice. The course can be taken at Cabrillo College in Aptos or online. The on-campus lecture is 2 hours a week, and the online class is organized by modules. This class is worth 2 college units.
EDUC 80L is the Service Learning component to EDUC 80. High school students satisfy the 56 volunteer hours during one week of service as a Cabin Leader at the Santa Cruz County Outdoor Science School. This class is worth 1 college unit.

High school students must enroll in EDUC 80 before their service week as a Cabin Leader, to receive credit. To apply, students need to complete a Concurrent Enrollment application and return it to Cabrillo College Admissions by email at webreg@cabrillo.edu. The deadline to enroll is October 1st and the course will begin mid-October. Questions regarding EDUC 80 can be directed to the course instructor, Professor Mary Soltis by email at masoltis@cabrillo.edu. The course is free for high school students, however students will pay a small registration fee. More information about EDUC 80 can be found here.

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. 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 slvfoundation.org

*Coast Redwood High School *Nature Academy *Music Boosters *Art Boosters   *Drama Boosters *SLV High School Cougar Club *High School Stadium Lights *Patron of the Arts *Middle School Panther Club   *BCE parent club   *SLVE Bobcat Club

Pick your favorite or help them all!

If you or someone you know are energetic, hard-working, and committed to the idea that our students deserve the absolute best opportunity to excel that our community can provide, then please consider joining as a leader of the SLV Education Foundation. Questions – contact George Wylie, 338-0578 or georgewylie@yahoo.com.

Fund Education / Charter Programs

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

Kay Mendoza,
Sep 16, 2016, 7:37 PM