Weekly Bulletin
Week of Tuesday, September 6 - September 9, 2016
(Holiday Monday, September 5)

All students will receive an email from Kay Mendoza over the weekend, to all students enrolled English at CRHS. Starting on Tuesday, when we return, please register in Schoology, if you haven't already, and insert the class access code. Be sure to have your parents do the same. Directions will be in the email.

Those students who are enrolled in an English class at Cabrillo, will need to pay attention to the messages as they will also outline information as to how to complete the Memoir and 12th grade Senior Exit portfolio, a Coast Redwood HS requirement.



(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," 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 Santa Cruz 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 an important time for our students to show their spirit, make new friends in their new home school community, and receive academic support as well as moral support!

Meeting of the Tribes Agenda - All Grades - 10:00am-12:00pm - meet in the CRHS Garden - September 16
- Ice Breakers and muffins! - thank you Leadership team for orchestrating!
- Business/Announcements - Turn-in Month 1 attendance, check-in with your supervising teacher
- Schoology/email/powerschool questions and help
- Enrichment Activity - class agreements, support for learning
- Coast Redwood Culture - what is that?
- Student self-evaluation and 3 goals this semester

Meeting of The Tribes meeting dates.
Please mark these dates in your calendar
September 16
November 4
January 13
March 17
April 28

MONTH 1 ATTENDANCE DUE:  Friday, September 16. Bring with to your "Meeting of the Tribes"

Attendance Policies

As we finish up the second week of school, the CRHS staff wishes to emphasize the importance of school attendance. 

California Education Code recognizes only the following reasons as excused absences: personal illness, religious holidays, medical or dental services, serious family emergencies, and/or school suspension. All other absences must be recorded by the school as unexcused. This is not Charter School policy.  It is state law.  In addition to truancy due to absences, our state education code also defines a student who has missed more than 30 minutes on three days without valid excuse in one school year as truant.

As we outlined for you at Orientation, there are no "sick days" in home school/independent study, with exception of the excused absence markers noted above, however, in home school/independent studies, the state also notes that a student "cracking a book" accounts for home school attendance.

Our district practice is that we may require verification of absences due to illness if your child has missed school for three or more consecutive days if noted on their attendance ledger and on their planning sheets. If you are unsure, please contact your teacher ASAP. They will guide you.

As referenced above in what is an excused absence, it is important to remember that family vacations and trips out of town ARE NOT excused absences. Teachers are not required to accept missed work nor meet to reteach material to students who have missed school due to an unexcused absence. We offer a Travel Explorer Contract form click here: Travel Explorer Form to avoid situations that may hinder a students attendance. Please consult your Supervising Teacher when you plan to leave the area and consult how to complete the contract.

SLVHS Policy for Athletics, Dances and Theater Performances
Many of our home school students participate on SLVHS athletic teams, theater and enjoy attending the SLV dances/prom. Our Charter policy is a student must be eligible to attend another schools activities. Whether that be at SLVHS, SVHS or Santa Cruz HS,
charter students must be current with their school work, attendance ledgers, and grades.

If a student is absent from the school day (meaning missed their CRHS class) that student may not participate in any extracurricular school activity that day, including sporting events, musical or dramatic performances, and dances.

While some of this may come across as negative, the intent is to work together to create a positive outcome for our students. CRHS technically sits off of the SLVHS campus, and we are viewed as guests. In other words, Charter does not own the dirt our classrooms sit on. Charter students are not enrolled at SLVHS, they are enrolled in a separate high school. With that, our charter students have always shown the comprehensive high school respect, and understanding. We don't loiter on another high school campus, and they gratefully appreciate our students for their outstanding respect for following the policies.

Boundaries and Charter Student Responsibilities

With such agreements tags along other policies our charter students need to be aware of such as, CRHS follows the comprehensive bell schedule, well,sort of...read on.....

1. Once SLVHS bells rings all students must vacate the campus grounds/cars and be in a classroom. Our classes are close in the timing of the bells, but please hang out in our compound until our classes start.

2. No loitering, at any time on the comprehensive campus or in town.

3. Go have a break at brunch and lunch on the comprehensive school campus. Your friends are welcome to hang in our compound as well.

4. Please be aware that there is a bank of classrooms with windows facing Coast Redwood. Your voices magnify when sitting at the top of the ramp. Please wait for your rides while sitting in our garden area or at the bus stop on Highway 9.

5. Castelli's Deli (this is a big one....) The supervisors/administrators from SLVHS will be moving ALL students out of the Deli when the bells ring. This is in support of preventing tardies. There is no way to differentiate between a charter student and a SLVHS student.
Once you receive your student charter ID card, this will help identify you as a Charter student, understanding that our schedule is slightly different than SLVHS.

The Deli is NOT a study hall gathering place
. In previous years, the owners found this act to be abusive and obstructive to their business. Castelli's will report to us of students hanging out at their picnic tables.

6. Fall Creek is out-of-bounds! Once your classes have finished, you are required seek a ride to go home, go to work, or study at the library or prep for after school sports.

We are here to work with you to ensure that your child receives the best education possible in the best comfortable learning environment available. To provide your child with that outstanding education, excellent attendance is a necessary piece of the equation.

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

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

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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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