8/21/15

This Week in the News

                   
                     First Day of School is Monday, August 24



Friday's ORIENTATION
- SUCCESS! Thank you everyone for coming and participating. We hope you enjoyed Brian's demonstration and the academic relevance of the message you heard today. Remember to begin your writing benchmark assignment.

Grades 10, 11 and 12

Friday, August 21  9:00am-12:00pm - room P3

Students in grades 10, (who have a morning class at SLVHS) and grades 11 and 12 will be introduced to teachers and to pick-up; planners, information packet(s), books, writing assessment, math assessment, participate in a group activity, sign-up for onsite courses, powerschool access, and first semester conference, and gather for lunch to catch-up with friends.


ORIENTATION
Grades 9-10

Monday, August 24  9:00am-12:00pm - room P3

Students in grades 9 and 10 will be introduced to teachers, and pick-up; planners, information packet(s), books, writing assessment, participate in a group activity, sign-up for onsite courses, sign-up for your first semester conference, and gather for lunch to catch-up with friends.
                                
WELCOME
Welcome our newest additions to our Charter staff
Please welcome Brian Heery and Julie Walker. Brian is our newest CRHS math teacher
, as well as teaching math at the Nature Academy, and Julie
Walker is filling the position of Administrative Assistant to Rhonda Schlosser. In addition, please welcome Melanie Burgess, our Master Gardener, who will be co-teaching with Wade and Kay, expanding our college-prep Environmental/Horticultures Studies course. And of course, welcome back Kristen Rivers and her Artemis Club! 

NEW THIS YEAR
We are introducing students to Community Service. We have a lot of ideas and spirit to get students involved in the community or right here in out own backyard. More on Community Service under the tab STUDENT LIFE at the top of this page. Community Service hours will be prorated accordingly for students in the 10th through 12th grades. We are also adding Yearbook to our elective list. We haven't had a yearbook in several years, so we all are looking forward to this course and the production of a book of memories!


THERE ARE CALENDAR CHANGES IN SEVERAL COURSES- SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE FOR OUR CALENDAR.
Math 2 will be scheduled for Mondays from 12:30-2:30 - starts the week of 9/8
Math 1 is scheduled for Tuesdays and Thursdays 12:30-2:30 - starts the week of 9/6
Spanish, US History, and Yearbook will begin the same week as the English classes, the week of 9/8


ONSITE CRHS COURSES
Please scroll to the bottom of this page and access our CRHS calendar for courses, attendance due dates, and lots more. Click on the course title to view times and locations. This is your connection to what is happening at CRHS. We also have calendars for (All Charter) events, the master (District calendar) and the (SLVHS calendar and their bell schedule), all under the tab at the top of this page titled CALENDARS. All the resources students and parents/guardians need are here in this webpage. As soon as we receive our Attendance Ledger forms, they too will be added under the tab SCHOOL FORMS.

In looking ahead, we are blessed with a dynamic group of teachers, support staff and students and wonderful supportive parents, who together will make 2015-16 CRHS a fun, engaging, and creative year!





BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT FOR STUDENTS AND PARENTS
Thursday, September 10
6:00-7:30pm
Room P3
Come and join us as we introduce new staff and enjoy the bounty of our garden! We will be available to you to discuss our courses, our club Artemis, Community Service, graduation, and lots more. We also have available Parent Committee sign-ups. 11th grade and 12th grade parents are needed to organize and build a memorable 2016 graduation, our Charter is looking for a CRHS parent representative for our WASC visit and coordination, and as always, we are looking for a fundraising volunteer and/or a Charter Booster (high school) representative.





2015-16 BYOD LAPTOP INITIATIVE NEWSLETTER

As the 2015-16 school year quickly approaches, we are excited about our implementation of our 1:1 BYOD initiative for grades 6-12. This initiative will allow students to be more personally involved in their learning, gaining 21st century skills with technology as an essential learning tool. We understand that technology is a tool and not a replacement for textbooks and other traditional tools.  Usage of laptops in the classroom will be at the discretion of the teacher. Laptops will be available at school for students who do not own their own laptop to use during class time. If you need financial assistance in purchasing a laptop please contact the SLVUSD District Office at 831-336-9672.  For more information, please see the BYOD informational webpage.

Student Owned Laptops

Students who bring their personal laptop to school are responsible for the safety and care of their belongings. This personal property is the responsibility of students and they should consider the following:

  • Label the laptop with the student’s first & last name

  • Keep the laptop with you at all times

  • When in a backpack or case, handle with care

  • Please store passwords and log-in information in a secure location

  • Charge your laptops each day before


SLVUSD District Expectations Regarding “Bring Your Own Device Initiative”

What:

  • 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.

When:

  • 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. (MS)

  • 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. (MS)

How:

  • 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.

Safety:

  • 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 Physical Education classes or participating in TEAM SPORTS, student must lock their devices, along with their other valuables, in their P.E. lockers or lock your device in your car trunk.

  • Food and Drink are not allowed anywhere near any device at any time ever.








FIRST COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY FOR STUDENTS (4 Hours!)
Students, remember to take your community service log sheet with you! Look under School Forms for your sheet to have signed-off.

We are having a

Member and Volunteer Appreciation ...
PARTY!
 We need volunteers to help serve and help in the kitchen.
If you have students that want Community Service hours please have them contact me.
Doreen Davis at doreen@scal.org
 

Sunday, September 13, 2-6pm


Food! Live Music! Drawing! 
No Host Bar!
Seabright Jazz Band - Dan Phillips

 

 

Moose Lodge
2470 El Rancho Dr.
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
                                                        (Off the Mt. Hermon turnoff on Hwy 17)








STUDIO ART CLASSES THIS FALL
(drawing and sketching classes using watercolor, colored pencils, acrylics, pastels, pen & ink, and graphite)

Begin or continue your Art Portfolio this fall by taking this opportunity, and plan now, to enroll in Peg Edwards' Natural Science Illustration, Celtic Illustration, Botanical Illustration, Zoological Illustration or Natural Science Illustration for veteran illustrators.

**This course is independent to this Charter School, but is an community independent Studio Art opportunity. Because of the professionalism, advanced education and outcomes, we endorse this course for academic credits upon Peg Edwards recommendations.

Classes start September 14 and will meet for 12 weeks and meets at Peg Edwards Art Studio in Scotts Valley.

NATURAL SCIENCE ILL

CELTIC ILL

NATURAL SCIENCE ILL FOR VETERAN ILLUSTRATORS



There is a  $100 non-refundable advance deposit to hold your student's place in class.
Please send a check for $100  to Peggy Edwards – Sierra Nature Prints, P.O. Box 66644, Scotts Valley, CA 95067 OR pay by PayPal to pegedwards@sierranaturepritns.com

Class balance due first day of classes.
The cost per 10-week session is $325  (materials included.) Siblings and family members will receive a 10% discount.

*Please notify your supervising teacher if you are enrolled first semester in any of these teacher-led (Art Studio) course opportunities.
The course "Art Studio" will be added to your fall schedule.


Mondays 4:00-6:00 - Natural Science Illustration for Teens: A weekly class exploring the wonders of nature through applied art.  We will draw insects, Arachnids, water drops, mammals, seashells, bones, feathers, fur, fungi and flowers using a variety of techniques including pen & ink, scratchboard, watercolor, acrylics and graphite.  Students will also learn about various artists and be gently guided in the art of critique.  Important: Students should come with come experience in art and be able to focus for two hours.

Tuesdays 4:00-6:00 - Natural Science Illustration for Veteran Illustrators: A weekly course for Veteran students with natural science illustration experience & skills. We will be exploring and applying previously learned technigues to illustrate such topics as: Camouflage, Art Deco landscapes, Life cycles, Classification, and In-depth species studies; plus the use of hand lenses and the dissecting microscope for detailed illustration.


Wednesdays 1:00-3:00 - Celtic Art: A weekly afternoon class focusing on Celtic Art from the Bronze Age to the Early Middle Ages (including  the Pictish Art of Scotland).  Topics covered will include: Ogham  script; Mythological beings; Celtic Knots, Illumination (Book of Kells); Pictish Art and Symbols; and Megalithic structures. Important: Students should come with come experience in art and be able to focus for two hours.

 

JUST ADDED BACK INTO THE LINE-UP OF AWARD WINNING ART CLASSES~


Wednesdays 4:00-6:00 - Botanical Illustration: Using herbaria, live specimens and reference material, students will draw flowering plants, trees, and fungi using a variety of techniques including pen & ink, scratchboard, watercolor, and colored pencils. The course will include an emphasis on plant classification and the use of the dissecting microscope. Important: Students should come with some experience in art and/or natural science illustration.


      Thursdays 4:00-6:00 - Zoological Illustration: Using scratchboard, watercolor, pastels, pen & ink, graphite and colored pencil, students will produce several zoological illustrations of mammals, insects, reptiles & amphibians, fish,  arachnids, and various invertibrates addressing topics such as form & function, behavior, habitat and status. Animals classification will be emphasized. Important: Students should come with experience in art and be able to focus for two hours.


FLYERS WITH IMPORTANT COURSE INFORMATION FOR ALL CLASSES ARE BELOW IN THE FILE SECTION (PDF'S) UNDER THE CALENDAR IF YOU ARE  UNABLE TO OPEN LINKS ABOVE.






GRADUATION 2015
What a fantastic day we had celebrating our seniors under the canopy of beautiful redwood trees. It did get a bit chilly with a breeze shooting through the trees, but the staff felt the warmth beaming from our seniors and their families and friends!

Congratulations Everyone

Aly Benton, Sabrina Burke, Erica Costella, Tryston Cruz, Cody Esser, Amanda Hampson, Kayla Hudec, Ryan Kalske-McCormack, Hannah Miller, Marley Morrison, Julian Norelius, Adriana Ortega, Fern Quinn, Jessie Senko, Caleb Smith, Grace Winnick, Sam Wylie, and Zac Zachau

Special Honoree Graduate: Roberta Gutierrez!
Happy Retirement Roberta!


SENIORS & DIPLOMAS
You may pick-up your diplomas on Wednesday directly from your Supervising Teacher in their classrooms before 1:00pm.


SENIORS: KEEP A POST HIGH SCHOOL FILE
It is VERY important for students to start building their college file box. Keep all future enrollment papers, make copies of everything and keep them safe, keep extra (unopened/sealed) transcripts for future use (you will need at least 4 sealed high school transcripts on hand over the next 6 years), make copies of your High School Diploma (don't loose this important document. Many employers, organizations and private colleges ask for a copy) save all financial aid correspondence. Once you begin acquiring college transcripts, keep these in your file box. There is a cost for replacements. It is wise for parents to have a duplicate file box if the student is moving away. Boxes tend to get lost in big moves! These are materials that you will need easy access to, from the time you graduate from high school, register for college, or until you become fully employed.


MOVING? TRANSFERRING?
I
f your student will not be returning to CRHS for the 2015-16 school year, start now filling out your transcript request form, noting where you wish for your teen's transcript should be mailed to. Request two copies. One for your records and one sealed to the next school.






SAN LORENZO VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL 2015-16 NEW BELL SCHEDULE


The SLVHS teachers and administration have agreed to adopt the following Bell Schedule for the 2015-16 school year while they spend next semester reviewing the most optimal block schedule with the additional instructional minutes for 2016-17 and beyond.


You will notice several minutes have been added to each day.

  
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COLLEGE QUESTIONS & ANSWERS START HERE
The following links are reference materials for students planning to apply for four-year State Universities and UC.

Community Colleges such as Cabrillo College, do not require the SAT/ACT, however admissions does require course placement tests in English and in Math. For additional information, please refer to our links/tabs noted above under GUIDANCE and  ALTERNATIVE PATHWAYS TO COLLEGE






When's the Best Time to Take the SAT?

The SAT and other College Board tests are offered several times a year. Most students take the SAT for the first time during the spring of their junior year and a second time during the fall of their senior year.

Create a test-taking schedule based on your college application plan.




SAT SIGN-UPS -
SAT College Admissions Exam

ACT SIGN-UPS - The ACT Exam




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In response to students and members of our community who are highly allergic to fragrances and scents, the SLVUSD Board of Trustees adopted a California School Board Association policy to make all district classrooms and offices fragrant neutral.

CRHS has parents and/or students with respiratory issues who can have negative reactions to fragrances.







COMMUNITY OPPORTUNITY LINK

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.



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