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Weekly Bulletin 05/15/17-05/19/17

Month 10 Attendance - Due Friday, May 26, 2017

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.

We are nearing the last several weeks of our onsite classes. Please keep the learning spirit moving all the way to the end! 

Our onsite classes end the week of May 15. 
All students will have homeschool projects to complete at home through June 5, last day to turn in work and receive credit.

Student and parent conferences will begin soon. Watch for an email from your Supervising Teacher to set-up dates and times.


A Letter from the SLVUSD Director of Student Services

May 11, 2017

Dear SLV Parents and Guardians,

Recently we have become aware of a new Netflix series called Thirteen Reasons Why. We understand that many students, from elementary to high school, are watching and talking about this series, which includes graphic and sensitive issues such as suicide, rape and bullying. Some people feel this series ‘romanticizes’ the act of suicide which might prove additionally harmful to vulnerable teenagers. We are concerned about the thoughts, feelings and questions this series may raise with students, especially if they are watching it unsupervised.

We want you to be aware of resources available to you to help you have a conversation with your child if your child has watched, or is watching the series.

Parent guidelines:

1.     School and District staff are not encouraging anyone to watch or not watch the series, however, we strongly urge you to talk with your student, if he or she

is watching it.

2.     Ask your child if he or she has heard of or seen the series Thirteen Reasons Why. If they are watching it already, tell them you want to watch it with them

and discuss their thoughts and feelings.

3.     If your child exhibits any of the warning signs below, seek help from a private, school-employed, or community-based mental health professional:

·  Suicide threats, both direct (“I am going to kill myself.” “I need life to stop.”), and indirect (“I need it to stop.” “I wish I could fall asleep and never wake up.”).

·  Threats either verbal or written (they are often found in online postings).

·  Giving away prized possessions.

·  Preoccupation with death in conversation, writing, drawing, and/or social media.

·  Changes in behavior, appearance/hygiene, thoughts, and/or feelings. This can include a child who is typically sad who suddenly becomes extremely


·  Emotional distress.

Suggested Resources:

·   Read these helpful points from SAVE.org and the JED Foundation to further understand how Thirteen Reasons Why dramatizes situations and the

realities of suicide.

·  Common Sense Media: 5 Conversations and their TV Series Review

·  See Save a Friend: Tips for Teens to Prevent Suicide  for additional information.

·  See Preventing Youth Suicide Brief Facts and Preventing Youth Suicide: Tips for Parents and Educators for additional information.

I hope this information and the links will help you to have a meaningful dialog about this important topic. Please feel free to contact your school principal who will direct you to school resources available for assistance. If a situation seems critical, don’t wait. Contact a mental health professional right away.

Thank you for joining with us to ensure all of our students remain safe.


Sandi Reimer

Calling all acts for our All Charter Talent Show, to be performed at the SLV Performing Arts Center (PAC) on Thursday, May 25, at 6:30 pm. In addition, there is a mandatory Dress Rehearsal from 3-6pm on Wednesday, May 24. *Please speak directly with Amber if there is a conflict with this date. There are a few exceptions to the mandatory Dress Rehearsal attendance, but it must be discussed prior to then to be determined.

Acts should be no longer than approximately 3-4 minutes in length. Solo dancers, group dancers, solo musical artists, 
bands, monologues, stop motion videos, short films...any and all visual and performing artists are welcome!

Please email Amber Walker at awalker@slvusd.org with the following info by Friday, May 5:

1)  Name and age/grade of student
2)  Contact information of parent or responsible adult: email address and phone number
3)  Charter Program they are enrolled in
4)  What kind of performance or visual art will be presented
5)  Staging needs-such as mats, microphones, piano, extension cords, backing musical track, chairs, etc.

Thanks so much! I am looking forward to another year of amazing talent.
Amber Walker
Teacher/Quail Hollow Integrated Arts

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Summer School Registration has Begun!

Summer School at SLVHS will run from  June 13 - July 11

Monday through Thursday -No Friday, No 4th of July.

Summer School runs from 8:00 a.m. - 12 Noon.

If you need to make up courses see the Information/Registration Sheets that are available from your Supervising Teachers. 

Registration Sheets must be returned to the SLVHS Counseling Office, not the Charter Office.

Congratulations to Amber Walker and all the charter students who participated in the all charter play of the 
Little Mermaid: A Westside Story


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Congratulations to all of our charter student-athletes this year. We hope you enjoyed playing sports as much as we enjoyed watching you!

Spring Athletics Physicals at SLVHS coming Wednesday, May 24

Attention all incoming freshmen and returning high school student athletes. The governing body of high school athletics in the state of California, the CIF, requires that all athletes participating in after school athletics have a current physical (not more than 12 months old) on file with their high school to be eligible to practice and compete.

On Wednesday, May 24th beginning at 3:30 pm SLVHS will offer the opportunity for all incoming freshmen and returning student athletes to satisfy this requirement for the 2017-2018 school year. There is a suggested $20.00 cash or check donation for the service (checks made out to SLVHS)

In order to participate in the Spring Physical Event, please go to the link below and print and completely fill out all the forms listed under the Student Athlete Packet PRIOR TO ARRIVING AT 3:30 ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 24TH.

Note that on the CIF Physical Form you are to complete page one (History Form) and the emergency information section of page three (Clearance Form). Football players don't forget the Football Specific Zero Tolerance Policy form.


Coaches will be on hand to discuss the upcoming season and tryout/practice schedules.

Please email SLVHS AD Chris Coulson if you have any questions (ccoulson@slvusd.org).


Beginning September 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. We recommend not to spend over $200.00 for a Chromebook. 

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.


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 12:30 p.m.

20th year anniversary that Coast Redwood High School has been an education choice for hundreds of students!


Modern society tells us to do well in school, work as hard as we can, and eventually teach our kids to do the same. It’s an endless cycle that doesn’t exactly leave much room for creativity. This short film is encouraging people to look at things differently, and is striking a cord.

Alike, a Pixar-like affair by Madrid-based animators Daniel Martínez Lara and Rafa Cano Méndez, is a 7-minute lesson on what happens to your life when creativity is drowned out by the daily grind. It’s also about parenthood, and the importance of letting kids to forge their own journeys. The critically-acclaimed short was made entirely with Blender, an open-source 3D rendering program, and is dedicated “to our families, for helping us not to lose our colour.”

As Canadian journalist Graydon Carter once said, “it’s a rare moment when we take a break from the tribulations of the daily rat race to reflect on assumptions and values that we casually accept as gospel.” Take one of these moments for yourself, and give Alike a go.


Thank you Cassie, Cayenne, Donna and Nadia for this months' wonderful teacher appreciation luncheon! 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 mothertravel@gmail.com


SENIOR GRAD NIGHT Seniors, buy your Grad Night bids as soon as possible! They cost $80 dollars. 


Senior Trip Update

The majority of SLVHS senior students voted for a Senior Trip to Great America and Dave and Busters with an estimated cost of $70.00 per Charter student, as our students were 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.

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 and registration)

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

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

Meeting of Tribes - will return in September!



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

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 - 


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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June 10, 2017

May 5, 2017
May 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):

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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 ~

Humbolt State University

Pacific University, Oregon

Southern Oregon State University

University Hawaii @ Hilo

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.

Fund Education / Charter Programs