Weekly Bulletin
Week of August 29 through September 2
(Holiday Monday, September 5)

This is the first year we have come into the school year full. With enrollment at an all time high, we have discovered many students are needing to make critical choices in the class schedules.

With the addition of bringing back Spanish 1 (M,W class / Friday home school), we discovered conflicts with our Horticulture 1
Garden Lab class. Here is the adjustment for you to make to your students' schedule.

Environmental Horticulture 1 class - Tuesdays from 12:40-2:00
Horticulture 1 Garden Lab - Thursdays 12:40-2:00

You will begin to receive emails from your teachers inviting you to log into your class Schoology account. Please open your teachers emails. Thanks!


FIRST MEETING OF "THE TRIBES" (September 16 which is also attendance day. Starting at 10:00-12:00)
Our Meeting of the Tribes meets quarterly and is a mandatory meeting for all of our students. At these "fun days," both Jen Kelly and  Jen Simms, and the CRHS staff impart important information to the students such as ROP announcements, second semester class scheduling, field trips, clubs, and lots more. Staff teaches confidence building through fun activities, many of which will be orchestrated by our new Leadership class. During this time, there will be County contest announcements, scholarship announcements, Cabrillo College Running Start registration, collection of attendance from the students, issuance of progress reports, and collectively building upon our CRHS community. Weather permitting, we hike to Fall Creek and enjoy the stage at the outdoor amphitheater.
In other words, 2 hours of important information and fun! The grade level (Tribe) with the greatest participation is awarded a pizza lunch
or burrito lunch! This is a great time for our students to show their spirit and make new friends in our home school community!

Meeting of The Tribes meeting dates: 10:00-12:00
September 16
November 4
January 13
March 17
April 28

Month 1 Attendance: Friday, September 16. Bring with to your "Meeting of the Tribes"

 https://sites.google.com/a/slvusd.org/slvusd-charter-school-coast-redwood-high-school/Home/free-clip-art-children-reading-books-0511-0811-1117-5943_Kid_Sitting_in_an_Armchair_Reading_a_Big_Book_clipart_image.png           OUTSIDE READING ASSIGNMENT

    All CRHS students are required to participate in our 
    outside reading assignments throughout the school year.
    These assignments are over and beyond any
    academic class required reading
. Lots of reading lends
    itself to further developing a teens brain.

                 "Strength in Pages!"

Why? Teen readers develop through reading, finely-tuned brains and improve their minds both psychologically and cognitively. Reading, overtime, will strengthen the teens attention span and increase higher-levels of vocabulary use in everyday life, improves their memory and reduces stress!
Students are required to read a minimum of 1100, 1200, 1300 up to 1500 pages
over the
course of
the school year.
Now is the time to get started and log pages and hours.
Reading Lists and Reading Logs with direct
                               Download and print


It’s NEVER too early to start thinking about GRAD NIGHT!
Our "go-to" committee representative is Laurie Becker! Thank you Laurie!

Laurie will be seeking parent volunteers from the 11th grade class as well as from the 12th grade class.

Please watch for important information on how you can support this fantastic celebration!


Santa Cruz County Sheriff School Resource Officer at SLV

The San Lorenzo Valley Unified School District and SLV High School is thrilled to welcome back the School Resource Officer program to our schools this year.

Deputy Kris Koenig will be the SLVUSD School Resource Officer for the 2016-17 school year. Housed on the SLV High School campus, Deputy Koenig will work full-time every day with all of the schools in our district to help keep our campuses (CRHS too!) and our children more safe and better prepared for emergency situations. Our staffs also welcome Deputy Koenig as a new partner in educating our students about and preventing them from using drugs and alcohol, or becoming involved in other destructive behaviors and activities that can negatively affect their lives.

A 1999 graduate of SLV High School, Deputy Koenig is excited to be working in his own community with our staffs, students, and parents.  Along with his daily duties as our School Resource Officer, Deputy Koenig has also volunteered to help coach our Junior Varsity football team this season as a way to become more involved with our schools.

Santa Cruz Metro Restores School Routes in the San Lorenzo Valley

Two morning and three afternoon School Term “ST” Metro Routes have been restored and/or modified to operate this Fall for        San Lorenzo Valley Unified School District Students to and from San Lorenzo Valley High School. The information is below.

Departing from Country Club
7:00 arriving at SLVHS @ 7:24
7:03 arriving at SLVHS @ 7:30 – “ST”
(8:00 arriving at SLVHS @ 8:24)

Departing from Bear Creek Rd & Deerwood Rd
7:08 arriving at SLVHS @ 7:29 – “ST"

Departing from Mountain Store
7:30 arriving at SLVHS @ 7:57

Departing from Hwy 9 & Lomond
7:10 arriving at SLVHS @ 7:24
7:15 arriving at SLVHS @ 7:29
7:16 arriving at SLVHS @ 7:30
7:43 arriving at SLVHS @ 7:57

Departing from Hwy 9 & Main
7:17 arriving at SLVHS @ 7:24
7:22 arriving at SLVHS @ 7:29
7:23 arriving at SLVHS @ 7:30
7:50 arriving at SLVHS @ 7:57

Departing from Hwy 9 & Highlands Park
7:25 arriving at SLVHS @ 7:30
7:52 arriving at SLVHS @ 7:57

Departing from Glen Arbor & Quail Hollow
7:19 arriving at SLVHS @ 7:24
7:24 arriving at SLVHS @ 7:29

For more Santa Cruz Metro information, please click on this link: www.scmtd.com

SLVUSD sends a BIG “Thank You” to Santa Cruz Metro

TAP Back to School Kits are Back_
Good News!
TAP Back to School Kits are BACK!

We are excited to announce that our suppliers have come through and we now have our highly anticipated teacher kits in store!

Stop by and show us your TAP card for your FREE gift today!

No card? No problem, we can get you a new one in-store.

TAP Member Exclusive:
Enter to win a $100 gift certificate to spend at Palace!

Visit the Downtown or Capitola Store and fill out this form to enter!

Enter to Win a _100 Shopping Spree_

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Print or present this coupon on your next trip to Palace!

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Palace Art _ Office Supply _ Every day is a canvas.


Portia Simmons had a BLAST!


College rule notebooks (6) with perforated tear-out paper (not spiral, unless paper is perforated within the spiral)
A couple of 3-ring binders
   1 for English (2 inch)
   1 for your Memoir project (2 inch)
   1 for all other subjects (2 inch)
Subject dividers for three+ binders
Binder paper (college rule)
Graph paper
Calculator (TI/Texas Instruments) - see below
Calculator batteries
Copy paper for your printer
Printer ink for your home computer
White Out
Highlighter pens
White erasers
Colored pencils
A couple of sharpie pens
Laptop computer (see expectation below)

You may wish to enhance your math supplies with a good graphing calculator. You'll use this in future math courses at the higher levels and in college so we recommend spending $$$ on this item.

Here is a resource to decide from:

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San Lorenzo Valley Unified School District
District Expectations Regarding

Bring Your Own Device Initiative

  • - Devices should have at least a 6 hour battery life, wireless, and a real, non-screen, keyboard.

  • - A Cell Phone is not considered to be an adequate device for school purposes.

  • - Please label the device with the student’s first and last name.


  • - Bring your device to school each day.

  • - Loaner devices will also be available at school.

  • - Devices need to be fully charged at home each night so they will last the school day.

  • - Devices will be used only on a table or desk, not on a lap or on the ground. (Middle School)

  • - Devices will be used in classrooms when instructed by staff to do so.

  • - Devices will be put away, either turned off or in a sleep mode, when instructed by staff to do so.

  • - Devices may be used before school, at break, at lunch, and after school in designated areas. (Middle School)


  • - During class, devices will only be used for school-related activities as instructed by the teacher.

  • - Outside of class, students must follow all rules of Acceptable Use Policy and School Discipline Policy when using their device.

  • - Students should not touch or use another student’s device without permission from the owner.

  • - Vandalism, misuse, or theft of another student’s device will follow School Discipline Policy and may be reported to law enforcement.


  • - It is recommended to have protection for your device. This could include a sleeve, a hard shell case, a backpack with a padded sleeve, or all of these together, to provide as much protection as possible.

  • - Never put a pencil or other object on a laptop as closing the lid will damage the screen.

  •  - It is recommended that a student never leave his or her device unattended at school.

  • - The care and safety of the device is the responsibility of the student. The school and the district are not responsible for lost, damaged, or stolen devices.

  • - During team sports activities, student must lock their devices, along with their other valuables, in their P.E. lockers or in one of our classrooms. However CRHS classrooms close at 3:30.

  • - Food and Drink are not allowed anywhere near any device at any time ever.

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

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 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!

The SLV Education Foundation is an active 501c3 non-profit organization in need of revitalization, new energy and new leadership. 

Serving all SLV students primarily through various community and fundraising efforts, the Foundation has in the past helped fund such student

programs as class-size reduction. The Foundation is now looking for volunteer leaders interested in finding ways to help improve and fund classroom improvement, teacher assistance and after-school/summer activity programs; and even a program to ensure that all students are provided technology and instruction on its use as a part of their education.

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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