Weekly Bulletin 1/30/17 - 2/03/17

SENIOR GRAD NIGHT Seniors, buy your Grad Night bids as soon as possible! They cost $75 dollars. If you need financial help, please contact your supervising teacher.

CAP & GOWN ORDERS The deadline to order a cap and gown is coming up next week. Please bring your order sheet and money to Kay next week so we can place a group order.

BOY'S VOLLEYBALL All boys interested in playing volleyball for SLVHS, tryouts will be Tuesday, January 31st from 4:30 to 6:30 and Wednesday, February 1st from 8:30 to 10:30 in the high school gym.

GIRLS SOFTBALL Will hold tryouts beginning Monday, January 30th on the Softball field. Student-athletes not participating in Winter sports should be ready to practice at 3:15.

GREASE AUDITIONS Grease Auditions Monday-Friday 1/30-2/3 Vocal Auditions Monday 1/30 in the HS Band Room 3:00 Bring your Sheet Music from the 1950's and be prepared to Rock N Roll!


Thank you for meeting with your teachers. These important meetings set-up students for another 18 weeks of school. Once again, the strongest message(s) sent to all of our students and parents is to stay organized, check your emails, check the web page, open Schoology 3 times a week, check PowerSchool on a weekly basis, be on time with attendance and assignments, ask questions, and not dig a hole early when it comes to grades. 


SLV High School Students and Coast Redwood High School students with Social Studies teacher, Cindy Martinez, meet our new US Senator from California, Kamala Harris, while on their trip to Washington, D.C. last week. During their visit, students were able to tour the Capitol and attend both the Presidential Inauguration and the Women’s March last weekend.  It was a great opportunity and an amazing time for our students.
Our very own Quinn Becker standing next to Senator Kamala Harris!

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Semester Two is Underway

Assignments are being given.  Assessments are being taken.  Points are accumulating. Don’t Get Behind!

A good start is the first step toward success. Spend some time this weekend working on everything you have been assigned so far that you haven’t turned in yet and get organized. It's been said that just showing up is a big part of being successful. So is keeping up.



This SLVHS sponsored dance will be held this year at Roaring Camp-Bret Harte Hall. Permission slips required. Please pick one up from Kay or from your supervising teacher. Be sure to get on our DANCE LIST located in P3. Your name and quest must be recorded on the dance list.

Tickets will be sold this week at lunch on Tuesday and Thursday on the Cougar Lawn. Tickets are $30.00 and include a free drink and snack. Please purchase tickets before the dance because they WILL NOT be sold at the dance.

When: Friday, February 3

Time: 7:00-10:00pm

Cost: $30.00

Where: Roaring Camp-Bret Harte Hall, 5401 Graham Hill Road. Felton

Dress is Fancy but not too Fancy! Tuxedos and Ball Gowns not required.


Please be sure to pick-up your cap and gown order sheet from Kay Mendoza. Orders are due January 30.


If you are interested in playing on the SLV high school golf team please come meet the coach and learn about the program at lunch on Tuesday, January 24th in the gym. Fore!


SCREENAGERS!  Share this information/trailer with family and friends!

YouTube Video


Coast Redwood students will have the opportunity to view this film for FREE on Thursday, February 2 from 10:00am-12:00noon. If there is interest, teachers will take a group of interested students to the PAC to view this film. Parents will have the opportunity to view the film the following week.


Wednesday, February 8

7-9 pm. at the Performing Arts Center on the high school campus

7105 Highway 9, Felton, 95018

Tickets will be a suggested donation of $10.

(There is a cost to host this film, though we don’t want to turn anyone away, we would appreciate anyone who is able to pay the suggested amount.)  

Please note: If there are extra tickets after Charter parents have a week to purchase, we will be opening up the ticket sales to families of the other schools in the District as of Monday, January 23rd, so please buy your tickets right away!

There are only 210 seats available.

Tickets and trailer for the film available at this link:  


You will receive a confirmation back from impact flow, which we ask you to bring with you to the event.  We will be sending out a parent guide closer to the date of the event for parents to use at home with their students after the screening. We will also have hard copies at the event.


United States Presidential 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)

The last day we will accept Community Service Hours is on April 28, 2017 in order to count towards an award.

Award Levels for Hours Completed (hours completed between August 14, 2016-April 28, 2017)

Teens (11-15)50-74 Hours75-99 Hours100+ Hours
Young Adult (16-19)100-174 Hours175-249 Hours250+ Hours

Why Should I participate?

  • All students that complete the required amount of hours will receive:
    • The official President’s Volunteer Service Award lapel pin
    • A personalized certificate of achievement
    • A congratulatory letter from the President of the United States
  • With this achievement, you can add this to your future college applications and resumes


Our After-School Academic Support Program will start up again the Week of January 23, and run every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday in the Library from 2:50-3:50 pm. Students who are struggling academically at that point may be assigned to attend.  However, any student who wishes to take advantage of the opportunity is also welcome to attend.

SENIORSThe Yearbook Committee wishes for a copy of a baby picture or two of you, for your senior page in the yearbook. 
Also needed are a CURRENT senior picture and a special quote. Senior pictures may be a head-shot or a picture of you at the beach or in the forest. Please send a <jpeg> of the picture or send in the original (you'll get it back) so the Yearbook Committee may begin their project!

Contact: Keidi Lewis and Shane Hackman 

Fridays 10:00-12:00pm
Mark your calendars today
- March 17
- April 28

Grease Vocal Auditions are January 30

SLVHS Drama will be performing Grease as our spring musical.

Vocal Auditions for Grease will be after school in the PAC on January 30.

Attached to this email is a sheet with three lists: female singers, male singers, and bands. These were considered the top singers and groups of their time. Please select your audition song from one of these artists. There are 17 roles with several chorus and ensemble songs. This show is going to Rock!

Instructions for Vocal Auditions:

YES, you should have sheet music.  

1-- Sing a song from the list of 1950s artists. Rock song - not from a musical.

2-- The list of artists is attached to this email

3-- Bring music for the song for me to play from; if you can't find music for it, bring music to another song from that list that you are prepared to sing

4-- Have sheet music taped, glued or printed so it is double-sided (staples are NEVER acceptable), and put in a 3-ring binder.  If possible and you know how, mark where their 32 bars are to begin and end.  If you don't know how we can help with that or look on Musicnotes.com or Sheetmusicplus.com



READS & DANCE: WEDS-THUR, 2/1 & 2/2 3:00-6:00 BAND ROOM



We are most excited and anticipate many SLV students will audition and encourage all to audition from those with experience to those auditioning for their first musical. Please prepare by doing your homework….take some time to research the show and characters.


Please request an unofficial transcript from Cabrillo. Spring concurrent release forms may not be handed to your students

until a fall transcript has been handed to your supervising teacher. Speak with your supervising teacher - ASAP


Win $1,500 for school!

Apply for Bay Federal Credit Union’s 2017 Education Scholarship

Submission Deadline: Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Bay Federal Credit Union’s Education Scholarship is for students who are pursuing educational and career training opportunities after high school. Up to three individual winners will be awarded $1,500 to pay for expenses directly related to their continuing education.

Those who wish to be considered for an award must meet all eligibility requirements listed in the application and submit a completed 2017 Education Scholarship Application and all required materials described on the application by no later than 11:59 PM Pacific Time on Tuesday, January 31, 2017.

Winners will be notified by no later than Tuesday, February 28, 2017. Winners and their family members will be invited to receive their scholarship awards at Bay Federal Credit Union’s Annual Meeting on Tuesday, March 28, 2017.

For complete details, eligibility requirements, application instructions and rules, see pages 3-5 of the 2017 Education Scholarship Application.

Questions? Contact Tiffany Zachmeier at 831.477.8414 or emailscholarship@bayfed.com.

To Get an Account

1. Go to Schoology.com at


2. Click on the Blue “K-12” box at the bottom

3. Click on “Sign Up” on the Top Right

4. Click on the grey “Parent Button” at the bottom

5. Enter the Access Code you received from the school

If you do not have a code or forgot your code, please email your Supervising Teacher and they will email you back your code.

6. Sign up for an account: Name, email, password

7. Now you ARE IN!

8. Click on Student Name in Upper Right

9. Take the Tour if you want to do so

10. Browse

Beginning January students will have limited use of our classroom Chromebooks. Please send your child to school with
their own device. Our recommendation is a Chromebook or a laptop. 

Amazon has great deals on Chromebooks for the month of December. We recommend not to spend over $200.00 for a 

Our current Chromebooks were purchased expressly for testing (all grades in the charter) however, we have been blessed to be able to
hold onto the ones we have, but we are now moving into a Chromebook reserve status. Please speak with your supervising teacher
about your options.

Jennifer Kelly will be driving 10 students to Cabrillo College to take the readiness assessments in math and English. 
The results of these two assessments determine which classes a student is eligible to enroll in, in the fall.

WHEN: Friday March 3, 2016
Assessment Time: 9:30
Leaving CRHS at 8:00

SPACE: room for only 8 students. Sign-ups in P3 on the whiteboard

IMPORTANT: All students must bring a photo ID to take the assessment. NO ID? Bring a copy of your birth certificate or have a picture 
taken at home (headshot) bring it to Kay and she will write a letter of verification.

Prior to taking the assessment test all Cabrillo bound students must have completed the online Application and Orientation. 

A handout for applying to Cabrillo College is available in P3, and P4. All Cabrillo bound students should start working on this.


Senior Trip Update

The Senior Class held several fundraisers during the month of December and raised approximately $800. Thanks to all students who helped with dodgeball, senior elves and candy cane grams. A second vote was taken in Senior gov/econ classes to determine what students wanted to do for their senior trip based on projected costs after the fundraisers.

The majority of SLVHS senior students voted for a Senior Trip to Great America and Dave and Busters with an estimated cost of $40-$50 per Charter student as our students are not involved with fundraising. Transportation, lunch, dinner and game tokens will be provided.

PLEASE discuss this trip with your Supervising Teacher first. There are several requirements and eligibility guidelines to consider.


Grad Night Meetings and Fundraisers

We meet on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month at 6:30 pm in Room D6 at SLV High School. Don't like meetings, no problem.  Here are other ways you can help:

1.  Buy your bid.

It's the ticket which allows your student into Grad Night. It makes a great stocking-stuffer and helps us plan the best Grad Night we can. We need to start paying deposits in 4 weeks. -  http://hs.slvusd.org/grad-night/

2. Save the date for our Wine and Chocolate Tastings on March 4th, 2017 at Zayante Fire station.

3. Get on the mailing list. Send an email to: solomonzoo@comcast.net to request being on the list.

4. Visit the SLV Grad Night 2017 Facebook page for up-to-date information.


Links: SLV Grad Night Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/482718165110009/

SignUp Genius: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0945AFAD22A4F85-goodwill

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1832145553731945/


CRHS Community Service Requirements = 15+ hours each school year

 Don't Wait. Hours must be completed by April 28, 2017 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.eduThe 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 Athletic Boosters is a nonprofit organization for SLV parents and alumni who are interested in supporting athletic programs at San Lorenzo Valley High School. Boosters have financially supported high school athletics for over 35 years. In the 2015/2016 school year,  Boosters contributed over $67,000.00 to SLVHS sports programs and facilities. SLV is the only district in Santa Cruz County that is a NO PAY TO PLAY for sports due to the Booster and District Office support and cooperation.


Seniors check out the scholarship board in the SLVHS Counseling Office. Please check our COUNSELING link in the header of this webpage for detailed college and career information, as well as other scholarship opportunities.

Parents must finish their online registration piece in order to access Power School. Please finish if you haven't already.

Please - Let’s get this done!  It doesn’t take very long.  Instructions are below. 

If it doesn’t work for you, there is also information below on how to contact someone who can walk you through it.

Log into PowerSchool and click on the link for PowerSchool Registration.  If you do not see any forms available to you, then you have done an update. If, however, there are links to your child’s online form, then your registration has not been updated.  

If you need assistance setting up or accessing your parent PowerSchool account, you can come into your school office and the Registrar can assist you in creating your account. Or, you can email Gail Heagerty at gheagerty@slvusd.org for assistance.

Needed: Several parents to sit on our CRHS Parent Advisory Committee ~

We are seeking several parent volunteers to meet (1 hour/1x month) on our Parent Advisory Site Committee. This year is particularly important as we conclude our WASC accreditation steps. Your guidance and input is very important to us. Please email Rhonda Schlosser for details: rschlosser@slvusd.org 

Grad Night Meeting Information for Senior Parents

Attention Senior Parents:

Please come to a Grad Night meeting to help plan an awesome night for your Senior to remember. We are meeting on the first and third Wednesday of each month in room D6 at 6:30 pm. It takes many hands to put on this event and we could really use some extra help. Bring a friend.

As we gear up this week, the sniffles and sneezes are guaranteed to start. How can you help? Teachers could use some supplies in their rooms to fight the good fight.  If you can donate Kleenex, Wipes, or Hand Sanitizer, we would greatly appreciate it.  Anything you can bring may be dropped off in your child's classroom. Thank you!


We encourage students to drink lots of water while at school. The teachers have water coolers in their classroom available for students to get the occasional cup of water and our teachers would appreciate donations of gallon containers of water filled at a water station or at the Scotts Valley Water Store. Small size works well.

We also strongly encourage our students to bring their own water bottle container, but please put a name or initials on the water bottle. We end up throwing away many containers each semester!


Earlier submission of FAFSA!

Students attending college after July 1, 2017 will be able to file a FAFSA as early as October 1, 2016 rather than on January 1, 2017. The earlier submission date will be a permanent change, enabling students to complete and submit a FAFSA as early as October 1 every year.

Students will also report income information from an earlier tax year

For example, students (and parents, as appropriate) will report their 2015 income information, rather than their 2016 income information if they are attending college from July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018

Click here for more information from the Federal Student Aid

2016-2017 SAT Suite of Assessments - 


 SAT Date
 SAT Subject Tests
 Registration Deadline
 Late Registration Deadline
 Deadline for changes

Nov 05, 2016



Oct 07, 2016 

Oct 18, 2016 (for mailed registrations)

Oct 25, 2016 (for registrations made online or by phone)

   Oct 25, 2016

Dec 03, 2016




Nov 03, 2016

Nov 15, 2016 (for mailed registrations)

Nov 22, 2016 (for registrations made online or by phone)


Nov 22, 2016

Jan 21, 2017




Dec 21, 2016

Jan 03, 2017 (for mailed registrations)

Jan 10, 2017 (for registrations made online or by phone)


Jan 10, 2017

Mar 11, 2017



SAT Subject Tests not offered on this date 

Feb 10, 2017

Feb 21, 2017 (for mailed registrations)

Feb 28, 2017 (for registrations made online or by phone)


Feb 28, 2017

May 06, 2017



Apr 07, 2017

Apr 18, 2017 (for mailed registrations)

Apr 25, 2017 (for registrations made online or by phone)


Apr 25, 2017

Jun 03, 2017



May 09, 2017

May 16, 2017 (for mailed registrations)

May 24, 2017 (for registrations made online or by phone)


May 24, 2017

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Test Date
Registration Deadline(Late Fee Required)
December 10, 2016

November 4, 2016November 5-18, 2016
February 11, 2017*

January 13, 2017January 14-20, 2017
April 8, 2017

March 3, 2017March 4-17, 2017
June 10, 2017

May 5, 2017May 6-19, 2017


     You do NOT need to take the Cabrillo Assessment if you provide Admissions and Records with official documentation        of your California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) results.   

     Also known as the 11TH Grade The Smarter Balanced Assessment (formerly EAP/STAR test):

  •     (click) HERE 
  •                                     - English Language/Literacy:  "standard exceeded" - overall score of 2682 and above = placement into English 1A
  •                                        - Mathematics: "standard exceeded" - overall score of 2718 and above = placement into transfer level math courses These tests are offered through CA high schools in grade 11. CAASPP results are valid for two years (your senior year and the year following graduation)

As part of the Student Success & Support Program Services, all first time college students are required to assess before registering for classes and in order to maintain priority registration date. 

For Math and English Assessment: First come, first served. Seating capacity is limited to the first 35 students in line per scheduled session.  No appointments or pre-registrations taken. We request that students be in line 30 minutes early for check-in and seating. There is no late seating, no exceptions.

For assessment with accommodations: appointment and Accommodation Form required Do you have a learning difference, a 504 or IEP? We can provide assessment testing with accommodations (more time and limited distractions): - please note - we cannot provide accommodations during a regular assessment session.  Please call our office for more information and to make arrangements. 831.479.6165

New - SLVUSD Emergency Information Web Page

There is a new webpage from the SLV District Office for parents and students to go to for information during an emergency situation at school or in our valley.

The page is filled with information and instructions in case of emergency. In the event of an actual emergency, this page is where the district office will post updates on what is happening.  In an emergency, this is the place to go online for facts and updates.  Hopefully, this will allow parents and students to be informed and to remain as calm as possible.


Class of 2016

Congratulations to each of our seniors and to their individual accomplishments.

Distinguished recognition: The Golden State Seal Merit Awards (9 students awarded), 4-year College Scholarship, Alumni Scholarship, GPA Honors, Honors Portfolio, ROP Awards, 400+ Community Service Hours, Community Recognized Special Projects and Artistic Talents, and tireless dedication through their high school years at CRHS in preparation for college and their future.

Where a few have committed to attending ~

Sara Castagnetto – Humbolt State University

Ruth Miler – Pacific University, Oregon

Gabriel Wooden – Southern Oregon State University

Jonah Shabry - University Hawaii @ Hilo

Alec Adamson, Jodie Blair, Sara Castagnetto, Zoey Gillean, Andy Hayward, Katie King, Carly Merritt, Mason Miller, Ruth Miller, Nijah NewTree, Spencer Nuckles, Katelyn Praly, Mariela ReyesDominque Rice, Nicole Roth, Jonah Shabry, Mariel Waldon, Gabe Wooden and Jessica Young

It was a celebratory day under the redwood trees in our official Coast Redwood High School Graduation Cove. 
Best of luck to all of you and please keep in touch!

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.

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Coast Redwood High School Garden       

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.


Please click on the following link to view a variety of opportunities for your child(ren) that are offered throughout the valley and Santa Cruz areas by various organizations, such as Boy/Girl Scouts, Sports, Arts-Drama-Theater, Local Events, Community Service, Quest/YMCA (before/after-school child care), etc.

Link here: https://sites.google.com/a/slvusd.org/community-link/

This link is provided as a courtesy for parents & students, by the San Lorenzo Valley Unified School District, to receive information of current local events and opportunities.  The San Lorenzo Valley Unified School District does not sponsor or endorse any of the organizations or events that are located here.