Weekly Bulletin 02/27/17- 03/03/17
Month 7 Attendance - March 3
Feb 6-March 3
Sports and Theater Eligibility - March 1
Grades freeze Friday, February 24. Contact your Supervising Teacher and classroom teacher as needed
Homeschool Charter Information Night - Tuesday, March 14, 6:00-7:00pm, being held at the SLVMS Library
Highlights: pathway additions at CRHS! Please send friends to pick-up applications and enrollment forms and listen to what is happening in our middle school programs including the integrated arts program for grades 6-8 and what our plans are for CRHS.
3rd Quarter Writing Benchmark - Due March 31
Writing prompt will be issued through your Supervising/Guidance teachers
SLVHS AP CONTRACTS Given the storm days SLV Counseling Department is extending the last day to be Wednesday 3/1 for getting your AP Contracts turned into Jeannette in the SLV HS Counseling building.
Here we are approaching the second semester 6-week mark. Our continued message to our students and to their Learning Coaches (parents) is to stay organized, check your emails, check the web page, open Schoology several times a week, check PowerSchool on a weekly basis, be on time with attendance and assignments, ask questions.
An article from WebMD on mistakes we sometimes make when parenting our teens. (SLVHS Cougar News)
WebMD Feature - By Joanne Barker
Your child isn't a little kid anymore. He or she is a teen and it's time to tweak your parenting skills to keep up with them. Yes, they're probably moodier now than when they were young. And you have new things to think about, like curfews, dating, new drivers, and friends who make you raise your eyebrows. No doubt about it: Your teen will test your limits... and your patience. But they're still your children. And, though they won't admit it, they still need you! The key is knowing which efforts are worth it, and which ones tend to backfire.
1. Expecting the Worst
Teenagers get a bad rap, says Richard Lerner, Ph.D., director of the Institute for Applied Research in Youth Development at Tufts University. Many parents approach raising teenagers as an ordeal, believing they can only watch helplessly as their lovable children transform into unpredictable monsters. But that sets you -- and your teen -- up for several unhappy, unsatisfying years together.
2. Reading Too Many Parenting Books
Rather than trusting their instincts, many parents turn to outside experts for advice on how to raise teens. “Parents can tie themselves into knots trying to follow the advice they read in books,” says Robert Evans, EdD, author of Family Matters: How Schools Can Cope with the Crisis in Child Rearing. It's not that parenting books are bad. “Books become a problem when parents use them to replace their own innate skills,” Evans says. “If the recommendations and their personal style don’t fit, parents wind up more anxious and less confident with their own children.” Use books to get perspective on confusing behavior -- and then put the book down and trust that you've learned what you need to learn. Get clear about what matters most to you and your family.
3. Sweating the Small Stuff
Maybe you don't like your teen daughter's haircut or choice of clothes. Or perhaps she didn't get the part in the play you know she deserves. But before you step in, look at the big picture. If it's not putting your child at risk, give her the leeway to make age-appropriate decisions and learn from the consequences of her choices.“A lot of parents don't want growing up to involve any pain, disappointment, or failure,” Evans says. But protecting your child from the realities of life takes away valuable learning opportunities -- before they're out on their own. Of course, you'll still be there for guidance and comfort -- you're still the parent. But challenge yourself to step back and let your child know you're there for them.
4. Ignoring the Big Stuff
If you suspect your child is using alcohol or drugs, do not look the other way. Even if it's "just" alcohol or marijuana -- or even if it reminds you of your own youth -- you must take action now, before it becomes a bigger problem. “The years when kids are between 13 and 18 years old are an essential time for parents to stay involved,” Amelia M. Arria, Ph.D., tells WebMD. She is director of the University of Maryland's Center on Young Adult Health and Development. Parents might consider teen drinking a rite of passage because they drank when they were that age. “But the stakes are higher now,” Arria says. Watch for unexplained changes in your teen’s behavior, appearance, academic performance, and friends. And remember, it's not just illicit drugs that are abused now -- prescription drugs and even cough medicines and household products are also in the mix. If you find empty cough medicine packaging in your child’s trash or backpack, if bottles of medicine go missing from your cabinet, or if you find unfamiliar pills, pipes, rolling papers, or matches, your child could be abusing drugs. Take these signs seriously and get involved. Safeguard all the medicines you have: Know which products are in your home and how much medication is in each package or bottle.
5. Too Much, or Too Little, Discipline
Some parents, sensing a loss of control over their teens' behavior, crack down every time their child steps out of line. Others avoid all conflict for fear their teens will push them away. You don't have to do either of those things. It's about finding a balance between obedience and freedom. If you put too much emphasis on obedience, you may be able to make your teen fall into line -- but at what price? Teens raised in rigid environments miss out on the chance to develop problem-solving or leadership skills -- because you're making the decisions for them. Yet too little discipline doesn't help, either. Teens need clear structure and rules to live by as they start to explore the world outside. As their parent, it's up to you to set your family's core values and communicate them through your words and actions. That's being an authoritative parent, an approach that "helps children develop the skills they need to govern themselves in appropriate ways," Lerner says.
Remember, your influence runs deeper than you may think. Most teens say they want to spend more time with their parents. Keep making time for your child throughout the teen years. Even when it doesn’t show, you provide the solid ground they know they can always come home to.
62nd Annual High School Art Show
April 28 – May 21, 2017
- All high school students in Santa Cruz County (public, private, alternative & home schools)
- Art work must be original and have been completed in this school year.
- Acceptance to the show is not juried. We expect the students will submit their best work with the help of the instructor.
- All mediums are accepted.
Please attach the label on the front of the piece if possible. This will help us when putting wall labels on. Inventory sheet /labels will be done online this year. Make a copy to use as labels. Instructions will come later. See Kay for instructions when they arrive from the Art League
Seniors may have 2 pieces in different mediums.
All other grades may only have 1 piece.
All art must be “Exhibition Ready!” The art will hang in the main gallery. Please make sure wires, hangers, supports, and frames are
adequate for the piece.
All watercolors and photos must be covered with glass or plastic for protection.
All pieces must hang for the entire show (unless previously approved).
Exhibition: Fri., April 28– Sun., May 21 (Gallery Hours: Wed.-Sat. 12-5, Sun. 12-4)
Reception: Sat., May 6, 3-5 pm.
Tues. & Weds. April 18 & 19 from 3-6 pm @ (Santa Cruz Art League, 526 Broadway)
Ceramics may come in as late as Mon. April 24th from 3-6.
Pick-Up: One day only! Weds. May 24, 3-6 pm
Any questions? Phone SCAL Weds. - Fri. to speak to Doreen (831) 426-5787.
Santa Cruz Art League, 526 Broadway Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Note: The Santa Cruz Art League may be a source for “community service hours or extra credit.”
CRHS will accept their offer for participants!
STUDENT VOLUNTEER UPDATES
Horticulture students and volunteers working hard to move mulch into the swampy areas of our compound. Well done everyone! You made a HUGE difference yesterday and again today keeping our outdoor classroom clean of mold and bacteria!
On Tuesday, March 7, 2017, Coast Redwood Charter High School is hosting our very own Coast Con. Every student is invited to dress up as their favorite, book, movie or anime character. Superheroes are welcome! Please make sure that all costumes are school appropriate. This includes no fake weapons or normally inappropriate clothing. We will be giving prizes to students who participate. Everyone is encouraged to participate and have fun! Questions? Emily and Bella are ready to answer your questions!
SENIORS: FIELD TRIP TO CABRILLO COLLEGE TO TAKE THE ENGLISH (ELA) AND MATH ASSESSMENTS
Jennifer has emailed all our seniors with permission slips to fill-out and prepare for the field trip to Cabrillo College. She 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. **Extra bonus points on your senior exit portfolio will be granted for attending and completing the assessment test(s)\
WHEN: Friday, March 3, 2016
Assessment Time: 9:30
Leaving CRHS at 8:00 sharp!
Thank you, Cassie, Cayenne, and Nadia this month for the wonderful once-a-month teacher appreciation lunch! It is always a special treat to take a break and enjoy a ready homemade lunch! Cayenne is always looking for added support. If you are interested in helping Cayenne with teacher treats once-a-month, please contact her at email@example.com
There's still room to join us for our summer trip to Peru! If you're interested please email Ms. Osenga or stop by her room, H-202, for more information. You do not have to be in a Spanish class to attend. The enrollment deadline is March 3.
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.
TRACK AND FIELD
Track season has started! Anyone interested in participating should come to the track on Tuesday
DIVE TEAM & SWIM TEAM
Anyone interested in joining the dive team, come to the pool deck after school
Tryouts will be on Tuesday, February 21st and Wednesday February 22nd. Meet at Highlands Park Tennis Courts at 3:00.
Report to the gym
CONGRATULATION TO LILLIAN BUSNARDO
Lilly reached 6th place in Saturday's quarterfinals at the CCS Girls Wrestling Championship in San Jose.
SENIOR TRIP Hey Seniors! Buy your Senior Trip tickets as soon as possible! Tickets cost $45 but will go up in April. If you need a scholarship please see your Supervising Teacher.
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.
COAST REDWOOD HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION - Save this date and join the families and students of the class 2017 in celebrating their graduation at the Fall Creek Amphitheater on Friday, June 2 at 12:30p.m.
This year's graduation also marks the 20th year Coast Redwood HS has been an education choice for hundreds of students!
SENIORS: The 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
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.
Santa Cruz County Mosquito and Vector Control collected 118 adult western black-legged ticks from the disc golf area and the fire road behind the aquaponics workshop at SLVHS. Two of the ticks collected tested positive for Borrelia sp. – a bacteria that could make people sick. While these areas are not on our campus, the district is working with the agency to limit exposure to these ticks. We are also posting information given to us by Santa Cruz County Mosquito and Vector Control that they felt would be helpful. (SLVHS Cougar News)
Information on District WiFi Access during School Hours
The staff have had a few emails and student inquiries asking about the change in WiFi policy regarding phones during school hours. Student use of phones during class for non-academic purposes was taking up a large amount of bandwidth and slowing down and disrupting internet use for class activities. During class, students should only be using the internet for teacher-directed activities on the laptop or Chromebook they bring from home or the device they have checked out from the HS library for the year. Those devices will connect to District Wifi during school hours.
During school hours, students may still choose to use their phones outside of the classroom by connecting to their own cellular service for personal calls, texts, or internet use.
It is important to know that District WiFi will still be available to students on their phones before school, after-school, and all times other than actual school hours.
I hope this helps to better explain this new policy.
2017-18 SLV School District Calendar
Next year’s district calendar has been approved.
Here is a link to a copy you can print for yourself: 2017-18 School Calendar
School starts next year on August 28th.
Please check our SCHOLARSHIPS link OR click on the SCHOLARSHIP tab in the header of this webpage for detailed college and career information, as well as other scholarship opportunities.
SENIORS - GET THIS MONEY!!! 27 NEW SCHOLARSHIPS THIS WEEK!!!
If you are planning on going to college next year… Any College!! Public, Private, 2-year, 4-year, CSU, UC, JC… Take some money from home with you!!! There is a tremendous amount of money offered below by people who want to give it to you. If you apply, you may earn yourself a nice chunk of change to take to college with you. You can’t win if you don’t apply. You would be surprised how many scholarships go unclaimed because NOBODY APPLIES. Take that money. Go ahead… Take it!
Due: February 28th, 2017
Due: February 28th, 2017 by 3pm
Note: Must have played SLV Varsity Football and be Graduating this year
Due: February 29th, 2017
Due: March 1st, 2017
Criteria: Portuguese descent, 3.50 GPA, participated in 3 extracurricular activities
Due: March 15, 2017 (Must be postmarked by this date)
Due: March 15th, 2017
Note: Must be of Italian Descent and Roman Catholic, but do not need to be a part of the Italian Catholic Federation.
Due: March 15th, 2017
Note: Must be going into a horticulture-related field
Due: March 27th, 2017
Note: Must be a resident of San Lorenzo Valley, Open to Women & Men, must be going to Cabrillo College.
Due: March 27th, 2017
Note: Must be a woman who will major in an STEM-related field
Due: March 31st, 2017
Due: March 31st, 2017
Due: March 31st, 2017
Note: Must show proof of admission to San Jose State University
Due: April 1st, 2017
Note: Preference will be given to students who are either: (1) students who are pursuing a military career, (2) or have a parent, grandparent or sibling serving in the military,(3) or are closely related to a MOAA Santa Cruz Chapter member.
Due: April 3rd, 2017
Note: Student Must be of Italian Heritage or related to a member of the Son's of Italy Lodge 2016
Due: April 5th, 2017
Note: For students who have contributed to an Asian Community and have at least a 2.5 GPA, must create an account to apply.
Due: April 14th, 2017
Due: April 15th, 2017
Note: Must be enrolled/accepted in an Industrial Arts program in a College or Trade School for the following year.
Deadline: April 15th, 2017
Note: Must plan to go into any field of visual performing or media arts.
Due: April 27th, 2017
Due: April 28th, 2017
Note: You can Apply for Six Scholarships with ONE application (Please Read Instructions carefully).
Scholarships you can apply for:
Due: April 28th, 2017
Due: April 28th, 2017
Note: Download the Word File to easily put in your Service Hours
Due: April 28th, 2017
Due: April 28th, 2017
Note: For graduating seniors who have played a varsity sport
Due: April 30th, 2017
Note: A minimum 3.0 high school GPA, have track & field or cross country high school running experience and plans to continue participation one of these sports at a four-year college or university.
Due: April 30th, 2017
Note: Applicants must reside in Santa Cruz County, have participated in track & field or cross country, and have been accepted into a two or four-year institution of higher learning and have a commitment to lifetime fitness.
Due: April 30th, 2017
Due: May 1st, 2017
Note: Must be a graduating SLV varsity athlete
Due: May 3rd, 2017
Note: For students who have done Community Service
THE INAUGURATION TRIP 2017
SLV High School students and Coast Redwood High School students with Social Studies teacher, Cindy Martinez, met with our new US Senator from California, Kamala Harris, while on their trip to Washington, D.C. last month. 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!
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 June 11, 2016-April 28, 2017)
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
BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE (BYOD)
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 yearDon't Wait. Hours must be completed by April 28, 2017 and submitted with your memoir/portfolio!
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.
Apply Today - First, speak with your Supervising Teacher to determine a week that will work for you.
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.
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.
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: email@example.com
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!
NEW COLLEGE UPDATES
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
2016-2017 SAT Suite of Assessments -
IT PAYS OFF TO DO WELL ON YOUR 11TH GRADE CAASPP TEST!
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):
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.
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 Reyes, Dominque 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.