Weekly Bulletin
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

SLVHS Homecoming
SLVHS Homecoming football game and dance Saturday, October 7th.
Games: (JV 11:00AM and Varsity 2:00PM)
Dance: 7:00pm-10:00pm

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.

Eligibility applies as does the dress code! Be sure you are current with all of your assignments!

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!

  • October 20th:Coast Redwood High School (time TBD)

  • No picture taken - no student ID. No need to purchase photo packages.
  • Please be sure to have your picture taken this year so you receive a Student ID card/No picture ID card makeups

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:  kmendoza@slvusd.org  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


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.

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: rschlosser@slvusd.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:

  • 1. Volunteers   who   transport    students   for   school   events,   field   trips,   or   athletic competitions will be required  to  be fingerprinted. Additionally, volunteers  who  work outside of the classroom with students not under the direct supervision of a school employee will need to be fingerprinted. This fingerprinting will be paid for by SLVUSD.

  • 2.  Volunteers  who  work  regularly  (ten  times  or  more  during  the  school year)  in close proximity to children in  the classroom will be required to provide a negative TB screening or test. The SLVUSD School Nurse will be available at designated times to conduct  screenings at no cost, or a volunteer may choose to get one from their personal physician at their own cost

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)
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:

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!


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 -

 SAT Date
 SAT Subject Tests
 Registration Deadline
 Late Registration Deadline
 Deadline for changes

Nov 05, 2016



Oct 07, 2016

Oct 18, 2016 (for mailed registrations)

Oct 25, 2016 (for registrations made online or by phone)

   Oct 25, 2016


Dec 03, 2016




Nov 03, 2016

Nov 15, 2016 (for mailed registrations)

Nov 22, 2016 (for registrations made online or by phone)


Nov 22, 2016

Jan 21, 2017




Dec 21, 2016

Jan 03, 2017 (for mailed registrations)

Jan 10, 2017 (for registrations made online or by phone)


Jan 10, 2017

Mar 11, 2017



SAT Subject Tests not offered on this date

Feb 10, 2017

Feb 21, 2017 (for mailed registrations)

Feb 28, 2017 (for registrations made online or by phone)


Feb 28, 2017

May 06, 2017



Apr 07, 2017


Apr 18, 2017 (for mailed registrations)

Apr 25, 2017 (for registrations made online or by phone)


Apr 25, 2017


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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Test Date
Registration Deadline (Late Fee Required)
December 10, 2016

November 4, 2016 November 5-18, 2016
February 11, 2017*

January 13, 2017 January 14-20, 2017
April 8, 2017

March 3, 2017 March 4-17, 2017
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):

  •     (click) HERE
  •                           English Language/Literacy:  "standard exceeded" - overall score of 2682 and above = placement into English1A
  •                                    Mathematics: "standard exceeded" - overall score of 2718 and above = placement into transfer level math courses

  •                                   These tests are offered through CA high schools in grade 11. CAASPP results are valid for two years.
  •                                   (your senior year and the year following graduation)

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.


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.

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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.

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!

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 georgewylie@yahoo.com.

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