*Coast Redwood Calendar located at the bottom of this page

COUNTDOWN: 16 days until graduation / 20 days until the last day of school

  M-F (5/21-6/1)

 Conference Weeks 

 Tues (5/22)

Information Night for new prospective families
5:30-7:00pm - P3

  Wed (5/23)

How Do I Apply For and Pay for College?
Wednesday, May 23, 3:00 pm in 
 Mon (528)

 Sat-Sun (6/2-6/3)

Redwood Mountain Faire

see detail below
 Friday (June 8)

2018 Senior Graduation
12:30 pm at the Fall Creek
Outdoor Amphitheater

Stay connected by visiting our Coast Redwood High School Facebook page

Our 10th, 11th, and 12th grade English class Mystery Writers have completed their mystery short stories! Over 1000 pages of mystery and intrigue. Next year, our creative writers will continue their quest of solving mysteries and dabble in film/literature and fantasy/science fiction writing.

Final class culmination for our mystery writers at Sarah Winchester's Mystery House

We all decided that Sarah and her architect may have had a little MC Escher inspiration.

Here is students learned on their visit ~

The Winchester Mystery House has 160 rooms including 40 bedrooms, 40 staircases, 13 bathrooms, 6 kitchens, 10,000 window panes, 2,000 doors, 52 skylights, 47 fireplaces, three elevators, two basements and just one shower. Yes, you read that right. One shower.

If there are 47 fireplaces in the house, you'd think that there'd be 47 chimneys right? Wrong. There are only 17. Some of the fireplaces were wood-burning, gas, or coal.

Mrs. Winchester was OBSESSED with the number 13, and you can tell just by looking around her house.

There are 13 hooks in some closets, 13 blue and amber stones in a special window she designed, 13 ceiling panels in the Entrance Hallway, 13 windows in the 13th bathroom and even more.

One that stuck out in our minds was the room with no floor or ceiling that is tucked between her bedroom and the undeniably spooky Seance room.

Students admired the outside garden areas which is home to some curious things as well, including a $20,000 English Yew tree that towers over 12,000 boxwood hedges, 1,500 major plants, shrubs, trees -- and even greenery called Monkey Puzzle, which is native to Chile.


Hello Coast Redwood families!  Though we just had our Yearbook Release Party this past Wednesday, you can still order the 2017-18 yearbook. They will arrive later at whatever address you provide and have shipping included in the purchase.  Be aware, though the yearbook is still the original price ($31.35), ordering now will incur some tax and shipping costs.

To purchase, go to www.treering.com/validate a
nd enter our school's passcode: 1014438124483657.

Senior Exit Portfolios Due May 24th
Senior Exit Portfolios are due to their ST on May 24.

Memoir Portfolio (Grades 9-11)

Grades 9-11 Memoir Portfolio Due Between May 24-30 or sooner!

Exit Memoir Portfolio (grades 9-11) are due to their Supervising Teacher on May 24 or sooner!

The class of 2018 may be a small class, but they are mighty! We are very proud of each and every senior. Come join in celebrating their graduation from Coast Redwood High School on Friday, June 8 at 12:30 pm at the Fall Creek Outdoor Amphitheater.

Congratulations to our seniors as we wish them well as they move towards their new academic destinations ~

Brynna Beddell - Paul Mitchell Cosmetology College

Jacob Burgess - Cabrillo College

Jason Erwin - Cabrillo College

Justin Erwin - Cabrillo College

Daniel Halberstadt - Willamette University

Bella Hayes - Sonoma State University

Cassie Heron - Cabrillo College

Myles Laurin - College of the Siskiyous

Ben Murphy - Cabrillo College

Harmony Perna - College of the Siskiyous

Portia Simmons - Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Cameron Snider - Cabrillo College

This is our Big Fundraiser

Redwood Mountain Faire 🌲
June 2 and 3
Mark your calendars for the super awesome Redwood Mountain Faire coming up June 2nd & 3rd at Roaring Camp. This year our charter once again was granted a spot as a beneficiary! These volunteer positions are highly sought after and all proceeds from this local music festival go to the beneficiaries. This is an amazing event completely run by volunteers! So please plan on giving 4 hours of your time to make our school some money. It is fun and you will see all the community come together to enjoy music, play, and support local nonprofits.

Plus, every volunteer gets to stay the rest of the day for free. For more info visit: https://www.redwoodmountainfaire.com/
And if you are on facebook be sure to like their page and share their posts with your friends and family. The more people that attend the faire the better! 

Headwaters Outdoor School Trip
Brian and Wade will be taking 15-26 of our Coast Redwood High School students to Headwaters on Monday, September 24 through Friday, September 28.

What is Headwaters? Headwaters Outdoor School website

At Headwaters Outdoor School in Northern California, near Mt Shasta, where the staff teaches primitive skills Earth People have used throughout time to survive in kinship with the Earth. Skills include Wilderness Survival, Tracking, Edible and Medicinal Plants, Nature Awareness, Earth Philosophy and many others.

We are excited to bring our students to Headwaters in the fall and make it an annual tradition. Marcy's program at the CR Middle School has taken a journey to Headwaters as well as the Nature Academy whose 6th-grade students make an annual trip with their teacher.

Students who are interested will be required to attend 3 Friday "conditioning workshops" on Friday, September 7, 14 and 21st. Brian and Wade will be taking students to Castle Rock, and two other parks nearby in order to prepare them for Mt Shasta's environment.

Parent Chaperons are welcome and we may need drivers!

Sign-up being taken right now. Contact your teacher for a sign-up form.

Cost: $375.00 per student includes transportation and all meals
Fundraising: Immediately in the fall we will begin our Toyota Drive for School (September) and volunteers for the Redwood Mt Faire (June)
Transportation: Vans and cars
Deposit: $150.00 due June 1st (or sooner)
Balance due: August 17

Shakespeare Festival in Ashland Oregon Trip
Kay and Amber are bringing back our annual trek up to Ashland Oregon to enjoy 3 nights and 4 days in Ashland, Oregon. Students will stay at a local hotel and enjoy 6-8 plays and workshops over three days. A visit to Southern Oregon University will be on our itinerary where we will visit their theater program and explore the campus.

Parent Chaperones are welcome and we may need drivers!

Sign-up being taken right now. Contact your teacher for a sign-up form.

When: May 2019
Cost: dependent on our transportation arrangments but plan on raising $450.00 per student.
Typically this trips' costs come down to around $350.00 dependent on transportation costs.
Hotel: students are arranged four to a room to keep cost down.
Transportation: Vans and cars. If we have enough students attending we will look into a charter bus.
Deposit: $150.00 due in late September.
Fundraising: Immediately in the fall we will begin our Toyota Drive for School (September)and volunteers for the
Redwood Mt Faire (June)
Pre-requisite: Enrollment in "Chill with Will" one semester class prior to the trip


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.



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 the 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 4 pm the first day of the program week and are dismissed at 12:00 pm 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