Weekly Bulletin 10/10/17-10/14/16
Month 2 Attendance Due Friday, October 14
THERE IS NO SCHOOL ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 10!
Teacher Professional Development Day - Enjoy the Day Off
Meeting of The Tribes Meeting Dates: Fridays 10:00-12:00pm
Mark your calendars today!
- November 4
- January 13
- March 17- April 28
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!
The staff has recognized that not all parents are logging into Schoology or Power School to view their students schedule and assignments.
These are two very important pieces to home schooling.
The staff will be emailing parents on Monday their own code to insert in Schoology for their teens course access.
Schoology Log-In - click here: SCHOOLOGY
click on PARENT
enter code *you will receive this code in an email on Monday
Parents must finish their online registration piece in order to access Power School. Please finish if you haven't already.
Access codes are in the registration information. Wade can change passwords only.
First Grading Period
Grades for the first Progress Report will be finalized this week and handed to students on Friday, October 14 when they turn-in their month 2 attendance.
These grades will count for eligibility in sports and other extra-curricular activities. Eligibility will be declared on Wednesday and take effect Thursday.
You may receive an email from your teacher noting Thursday and Friday will be an "intervention" study hall day for students who need to make-up various assignments in order to include in their Month 2 attendance and receive credit for the month.
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
GATE Parent Advisory Meeting
MONDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2016 6:00 - 7:00 pm
San Lorenzo Valley High School Multi-Purpose Room
Please join us in a conversation about the site programs that support and nurture our GATE students and resources for parents. This is an evening specifically designed to address the needs of GATE students in grades 6-12, both academically and socio-emotionally. District administrators and site staff will be on hand to address the parents.
Please RSVP by sending an email to Julie Walker at email@example.com by October 17.
Scotts Valley Police Explorer Program
The Scotts Valley Police Department is now accepting applications for the Police Explorer program. (Ask Portia about the program!) We will be hosting an Open House on October 19 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Scotts Valley Police Department. At the Open House, we will present a detailed explanation and demonstration of how our program works, give applications and answer questions. Parents are encouraged to attend.
Being a Police Explorer provides an opportunity to educate and involve young adults in police work. Many law enforcement agencies utilize Explorers to assist with crime prevention, traffic control, telecommunications, and community policing projects. These activities are performed under the supervision of police department personnel which demonstrates that being an Explorer can not only provide young adults with insight on a career in law enforcement but it also gives them a lesson in community involvement and service.
In order to qualify to be a candidate, you must be 14-20 years of age and be presently enrolled in school with at least a C average.
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.
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:
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
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
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.