In the News This Week

November 24-25
SLVHS Schedule:
E - O
SLV High School link


Holiday Schedule - Week of the 24th: 
Monday - Spanish, History and Math classes
Tuesday - English (grades 11/12) Biology, Math, and Horticulture.

Thanksgiving Break: November 26, 27 and 28th (no school Wed, Thurs, and Fri)

Holiday Craft Faire: December 12This is an opportunity to share our creative talents, and support each others artistic endeavors by selling and purchasing each others crafts and/or food. Students and parents are encouraged to make and sell their craft items! A raffle will be held with proceeds going to FUND, our parent group, who will also have a table set up selling food.

Please email Cindy Laurin at mlavery96@yahoo.com 
if you would like to participate and have a shared table space to sell your wares (It will be approx. 3ft. X 3ft.).  
The deadline to reserve a table is Friday, Dec. 3

Our First CRHS Holiday Fundraiser 
Our horticulture/gardening students have been working hard in our outdoor classroom since September. If you haven't noticed as you have arrived for your conferences, our garden is filling up with new winter plantings that includes a variety of lettuces, root vegetables, fruit trees, sweet peas, and lots more. Students are also getting first-hand experiences in tracking the various animals, amphibians and birds that have found homes in our garden! Our resident frogs, who are in, under and around P-3 are exploding! Our students are learning and practicing new skills in cultivation, composting, pruning, and harvesting foods for our garden-to-table spring celebration. 

Right now, our students are working on designing and planting these wonderful succulent plant gifts to sell starting December 1st. Pre-orders may be taken on December 1 as well. Please email Melanie, our horticulture/gardening expert, for more information and orders. All proceeds will return to the CRHS gardening project. 
Melanie at  Broken Heart Ridge

More pictures at the bottom of this page. These make beautiful holiday gifts for family, co-workers, and friends! 
Place your order soon!

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New Algebra / Math 1 Tutor

Appointments may be made to set a time with our math tutors. Sign-up sheet in Mr. Paine's room P-5
Please welcome Karen Ta, our new Algebra and Math 1 tutor. Karen comes to us from UCSC and will be assisting students in the Math1 class on Tuesdays and Thursdays only. 

Math 2 / Math 3 Tutor - Thursdays from 12:45-3:00 in rooms P-3 or P-4

Tutor Online Resource: 


In collaboration with West Arts Theater staff from Santa Cruz, charter students from Coast Redwood High School, Fall Creek Homeschool, and SLV Homeschool have been working and playing hard together during weekly rehearsals to bring you this wonderful production!

When: Wednesday, Dec. 3 at 8pm

Where: Boulder Creek Rec Hall (13333 Middleton Ave.~corner of HWY 9 and Middleton, just after the stop sign on the right)

Cost: FREE to the public!

Charter Booster Club CHARTER BOOSTERS

The purpose of the Booster Club is to support and enhance the educational programs at SLVUSD Charter School.  The money they raise goes directly to the needs of our classrooms, and school functions.  Booster Club parent volunteers work with our faculty and administrators to help enrich the educational experience of all students.

The objective of the Booster Club shall be to promote parent-school communication, working to build community, to facilitate a parent network, to provide enriching opportunities for the students, and programs, and fundraise to benefit the SLVUSD Charter both socially and financially.

SLV Booster Clubs 
Charter students who are involved in Athletics, Theater, The Arts, and/or Drama, and seniors who are graduating in June 2015,
here are your important links. These booster clubs and committee's wish for your input, and support.

Powerschool is now up and running for parents to access grades and attendance online. 

You should have received your access code, password, and instructions on how to use the Powerschool Parent Portal in the mail.

You can access the PowerSchool Parent Portal at: https://grades.slvusd.org/public

If you are experiencing difficulties accessing your child’s information please contact Roberta at 335-0932


Did you know that the HS Library is open Monday through Friday from 7AM to 5PM? It's a great place to study, get HW completed, read your novel, write your essay, CHECK PowerSchool, or collaborate on a group project. Take advantage of one of the nicest libraries in Santa Cruz County.  The library staff has extended library hours for YOU!

SAT is offered on December 6, January 24, May 2 and June 6

ACT is offered on February 7, April 18, and June 13


SLVUSD Charter 25 School has an agreement with the athletic organizations to include; the Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League, Central Coast Section, and the California Interscholastic Federation for our charter students, who are actively enrolled in this school district, to participate on established competitive sports teams, in the district of their school. In partnership, these organizations and the SLV Athletic Department enable our charter high school students to try-out and compete on SLV athletic teams since 1998. 

Just as every student-athlete who attends SLV High School, our charter school students are held to the highest degree of integrity, code of conduct, sportsmanship and eligibility. 
Coast Redwood High School athletic eligibility standards are SEPARATE from SLV High School. As students who are not enrolled at SLV High School, but enrolled in a separate high school (CRHS), our strict eligibility policies require our students to hold grades above a C-. The Supervising Teachers work with their students to encourage them to work hard in school and to keep open communication regarding grades and GPA at all times. We value the athletic and theater/club experiences, as well as work experience, yet we hold academic success and balance, as top priorities for our students. Check-out the new Sports & Clubs tab at the top of this page. There you will find all the links and information you need to get started.

Winter Sports (November)
Girls Basketball
Boys Basketball
Girls Soccer
Boys Soccer

Spring Sports (February)
Boys Golf
Boys Tennis
Boys Volleyball

Santa Cruz Mountains Composite (SCMC) 

This is a cycling team consisting of High School age riders from a variety of schools in our area. SLV is clearly represented by 10 students for the 2014 season. You may check out the club website at SCMC


Please click on the following link to view a variety of opportunities for your child(ren) that are offered throughout the valley and Santa Cruz areas by various organizations, such as Boy/Girl Scouts, Sports, Arts-Drama-Theater, Local Events, Community Service, Quest/YMCA (before/after-school child care), etc.

Link here: https://sites.google.com/a/slvusd.org/community-link/

This link is provided as a courtesy for parents & students, by the San Lorenzo Valley Unified School District, to receive information of current local events and opportunities.  The San Lorenzo Valley Unified School District does not sponsor or endorse any of the organizations or events that are located here.

Official Dates & Holidays for 2014-2015
August 26, 2014 - First Day of School
September 1, 2014 - Labor Day Holiday
October 31, 2014 - Non-Instructional Day
November 11, 2014 - Veteran's Day Holiday
November 26-28, 2014 - Thanksgiving Holiday Break
December 20, 2014 - January 2, 2015 - Winter Holiday Break
January 19, 2015 - Non-Instructional Day
January 20, 2015 - Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday
February 9, 2015 - Lincoln's Birthday Holiday
February 16, 2015 - President's Day Holiday
March 30-April 3, 2015 - Spring Break Holiday
April 6, 2015 - Non-Instructional Day
May 25, 2015 - Memorial Day Holiday
June 11, 2015 - Last Student Day

SLVUSD Charter School 

Parenting and Teaching Tips

At Coast Redwood High School, teachers practice what is referred to in education, as "self-directed learning," or SDL. Challenging students to excel. The essential elements of SDL are five fundamental principles. Take a look at each principle, and see how these can be applied and reinforced at home, school and work. (more next week)

1. Student control over as much of the learning experience as possible. This represents a shift from outer control (teacher/parent) to inner control. which separates childhood dependencies.

2. Skill development. Inner control is aimless unless students learn to focus and apply their talents and energies intensely.

3. Students' learning to challenge themselves to their best possible performance. Self-direction is dormant without challenge.

4. Student self-management, that is, management of themselves and their learning enterprises. In SDL, choices and freedoms are matched by self-control and responsibilities.

5. Self-motivation and self assessment. By setting important goals for themselves, arranging for feedback on their work, and achieving success, they learn to inspire their own efforts.


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