Week of Monday: 10/03/16 - 10/07/16
Month 2 Attendance Due Friday, October 14
Meeting of The Tribes Meeting Dates: Fridays 10:00-12:00pm
Mark your calendars today!
- November 4
- January 13
- March 17- April 28
Wednesday was Club Day at the comprehensive high school and the turn-out was amazing. Several Charter students jumped right in and showed interest in several after-school clubs. It is not too late to join a club! Here is a list of club opportunities.
SLVHS Homecoming football game and dance Saturday, October 7th.
Games: (JV 11:00AM and Varsity 2:00PM)
Homecoming Dance Ticket Sales:
Tickets will go on sale Tuesday at lunch on the Cougar Lawn.
The cost is $15.00. Guest Permission slips (CRHS students) are required in order to purchase your ticket.
Permission slips can be picked up from your Supervising Teacher on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday, and need to be signed by parent(s) and Supervising Teacher. No permission slips nor signatures will be issued to students on Friday.
A dance list will be provided at the door of the names of our CRHS students who have turned-in their permissions for a ticket. No permission slips will be signed on Friday, so pick it up on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday! Don't wait!
SENIOR INTERNSHIP HAS OPENINGS
The Senior Internship Class has openings for seniors. Seniors will be mentoring Fall Creek students 1x month, participate in being an Outdoor Science School (5/6th grade science camp) cabin leader, and develop a year-long project that will be viewed by the community. We meet on Fridays with a reserved block of time of 10-12:00. Email Kay: email@example.com if interested!
PSAT (Practice Scholastic Achievement Test) is scheduled for Wednesday, October 19 at SLVHS.
Registration typically starts the first week of October. Please watch for our Bulletins. Charter students will register at the SLVHS counseling office.
Space is limited, so please watch for the first date to register. Cost $20.00-$25.00 payable to SLVHS or cash.
The PSAT is held in the SLVHS gym and students must arrive at 7:30am to check-in. The doors close at 8:00am and the exam begins. The exam is 4 hours long.
How is the PSAT scored? Remember this is a practice exam.
The Critical Reading, Math, and Writing raw scores are converted to scaled scores ranging between 20 and 80 (80 is the highest possible score). A student's total PSAT score, or Selection Index, is the sum of the three scaled scores and can range between 60 and 240 (240 is the highest possible score).
You many take this practice exam as many times as you like in order to get a feel for the SAT. It offered one time a year at SLVHS. Students NOT planning to apply to a 4-year school as a 12th grader, need NOT take this exam. This practice test is in place for students wishing to take the SAT as a Junior/Senior with plans to apply to UC's, CSU's or sometimes private colleges.
Most of our charter students have taken the PSAT during their sophomore year. However, it is only the scores from the PSAT taken in their junior year that are considered for the National Merit Scholarship competition.
Do I need to take the SAT if I am planning to attend a 2-year college? No, you don't take this exam. However, 2-year colleges have their assessment placement tests for students to register for. Learn more by attending Cabrillo College Information Night coming soon!
Click here to read about the PSAT, and scholarship programs: PSAT Test
Creative Writing Club, - Santa Cruz Mountain School Surf Team, - Video Game Production Club, Environmental Club, - Fashion Club, - Makers Club, - Gender and Sexuality Awareness (GSA) Club,- Book Club, - Badminton Club, - Future Business Leaders of America, - Ultimate Frisbee Club, - The Anime Society, - Marine Life Matters Club, - SLV Fishing Club, - ACA Cougars (Acappella group), - Ukelele Club, NCBI, - Interact Club, - Key Club, - Psychology Club, - and Ham Radio Club.
Interested in joining a Club? Ask your Supervising Teacher to assist you with contacting the club lead teacher/supervisor.
Buy Drive For Schools Tickets to Support the CRHS Leadership Class
Keidi has plenty of books to hand out to our Leadership class and anyone else who would like to support our Leadership Student Team.
Once again this year the Boardwalk and Capitola Auto Mall have teamed up and are offering the opportunity for schools to raise money by selling tickets to win over a hundred prizes including ten $1,000 cash prizes and one Grand Prize: a brand new Toyota Prius or Subaru Outback or $25,000 cash!
This year’s prizes also include Golden State Warriors tickets as well as Santa Cruz Warrior tickets and much more. For a complete list of prizes click here: https://beachboardwalk.com/Drive-For-Schools/Prizes
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Attention Parent Volunteers ~
For many years parent volunteers have been an important part of the education system in San Lorenzo Valley Unified School District. In SLVUSD, we believe that parents, teachers, and the community all have a part in raising the children. In an effort to keep all students safe, SLVUSD will be implementing two changes to the District Volunteer practices.
The following changes will take effect November 1, 2016:
In order to make this process as easy as possible for our volunteers, our District School Nurse will be available on designated Volunteer Sign-Up Days in September and October to conduct free TB risk assessment screenings.
Representatives from our HR Department will also be available on these days to process Live Scan fingerprint forms for you to take to the County Office of Education. Please bring your state-issued photo ID to Volunteer Sign-Up Days.
Volunteer Sign-Up Days
Tri-Campus (SLVE, SLVMS, SLVHS, CRMS, CRHS): September 28 from 1:00-3:00 pm in the cafeteria and October 12 from 8:15-9:45 in the cafeteria. Get there early!
District Office (Quail Hollow campus) : October 11 from 10:00 am to noon in the HR Office
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)
Calculator (TI/Texas Instruments) - see below
Copy paper for your printer
Printer ink for your home computer
A couple of sharpie pensLaptop 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:
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.
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!
UC/CSU COLLEGE ADMISSIONS TESTS & CABRILLO COLLEGE PLACEMENT TESTS
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
Concerned about the Cost of College?
Presentation for Parents and Students on September 29
If you are looking for ways to make college more affordable, join other parents and students on Thursday, September 29 at 6:30 pm in the SLV High MPR for a special presentation by Steve Shapiro entitled, "How Will You Pay for College?"
Steve is a CPA and Certified Financial Planner who has been helping families in Santa Cruz County with college tuition planning for over 10 years. He speaks to parents at many local high schools every year.
The presentation will cover:
1. The basics of how to get financial aid: who should file; how the system works; who gets the money.
2. Strategies to reduce your cost: approaches for low income families and high income families.
3. Why recent changes in the financial aid process make it more important than ever to begin early.
4. The steps you need to take to reduce costs
This presentation is not just about financial aid. Reducing the impact of college costs depends on planning ahead and doing your homework. Even high-income families can reduce the impact.
Please mark your calendar and attend this important meeting. Time to be announced. Please stay tuned! Students in all grades and their parents will benefit. If you want to reduce college costs, do not procrastinate, now is the time to take action.
ATTENTION SENIOR CLASS OF 2017
It’s NEVER too early to start thinking about GRAD NIGHT!
Our "go-to" committee representative is Laurie Becker! Thank you Laurie!
Grad Night Meeting Information for Senior Parents
Attention Senior Parents:
Our first 2017 Grad Night Dine Out Night at The Red Pearl was a great success.
We earned $514 in donations from the Red Pearl.
Thanks to all of you who ate out and supported Grad Night! What else can you do to help?
Purchase Jamba Juice BOGO cards AND See's candy bars
Now available for purchase in the SLVHS Administration Office at lunch and after school until
3:30 pm - see Katie Amos - and thank her for helping out.
Jamba Juice Cards - Cost $10, and 50% of the profit goes to Grad Night.
Six buy 1 get 1 free purchases, valued up to $35, never expire,
can be used on any smoothie, can be used at most U.S. Jamba Juice stores.
The See's candy bars are $2.50 each.
We have dark chocolate with almonds, milk chocolate and milk chocolate with toffee.
We are also selling lollipops for 1$ each.
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.
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
*SLV Charter School Booster Club *Nature Academy *Music Boosters *Art Boosters *Drama Boosters *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 email@example.com.