*Coast Redwood Calendar located at the bottom of this page

3/11: (S)

Daylight Saving Time

Spring Forward!
 3/12: (M)

Non-student day
3/13: (T)

Charter Information Night

5:30-7: 00 pm 
at the SLVMS Library
3/14: (W)

PI Day during
3/16: (F)

11/12th-grade Drug 
& Alcohol workshop


PE Testing
12:00 noon

Girls 8-12th-grade Clothing Exchange
12:45-2:00 / P3
3/23: (F)

Castle Rock 
field trip.

Permission slips available from Keidi

Month 7 attendance due before 2:30 pm

3/30: (F)

10:00-12:00 with Rory McKee.

starting at 12:30-1:00
See the blurb below for details!

Tuesday, March 13 at the SLVMS library (upstairs) starting at 5:30 pm ending at 7:00 pm


Coast Redwood High School will host open school nights from 5:30-7:00 pm on the following dates on 
Tuesdays April 24 and May 22

All prospective students and their families are invited to attend to learn about our campus community, visit our classrooms, and our outdoor horticulture classroom. Families will receive information about the many individualized opportunities high school students have to earn their diplomas, participate in athletics, theater productions, adventure field trips, clubs as well as courses at community colleges and courses through CTEP (formally ROP/regional occupation programs)

Location: 7105 Highway 9 (room P-3, off the main SLVHS campus) in Felton 
Questions? Email Kay Mendoza at kmendoza@slvusd.org or Holly Thomas at hthomas@slvusd.org. Contact: 831-336-5167 or 831-335-0932 for enrollment forms.

Next week teens will be receiving information regarding their schedule for the 2018-2019 school year. Families will also receive an attachment to one of our emails outlining all the possibilities. One significant change will be the structure of the week for your teen.

Our weekly (Monday-Thursday) schedule will become a shortened day schedule with core classes in the mornings (9:00-12:00 M-TH) and AP online courses and electives in the afternoons after lunch (12:45-2:30). Fridays will remain as an Advisory Day for 9th graders and study hall.

We believe condensing the schedule will open up more options for students to accelerate their academics and explore the greater community such as enrolling in a course at Cabrillo, enrolling in special interest courses such as music lessons, starting work, volunteering, or other activities when a teens schedule is consistently ending at the same time 4-days a week. 


This past week your teen was given a Charter "Intent To Return: form. These forms are extremely important to us as they give us a good idea of the enrollment patterns for next year.

If you are not sure at this time, please fill out the form to save-a-spot for your teen. Commitments (Master Agreements) will be signed in May knowing changes may happen over the summer months. Please return your form to your ST next week.

Headwater in the fall and Shakespeare Ashland Oregon in the Spring!
Your teen will be coming home with important information regarding these two extensive trips.
Headwaters - September 2018
Shakespeare Ashland Oregon - May 2019


Thank you, Autumn and teacher Amber, for your time and an extended thank you to the other 25 volunteers from our charter programs!

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fashionTEENS – Local Fashion Design and Creation Competition

fashionTEENS will once again take place at the Civic Auditorium on April 20, 2018. This year, we are partnering with the Santa Cruz County Office of Education to help support the program. Last year we gave away over $1000 in cash prizes to students. The 120 participating students came from 16 Middle and High Schools in Santa Cruz County.

Fashion Teen Website: https://fashionteensantacruz.com/

Fashion Teen Application: Fashion Teen Application

Kay Mendoza is your contact

3rd Annual Clothing Exchange for teen girls grades 8-12
Friday, March 16
12:00-1:00 - room P3

Time to clean out your closets and bring your gently used clothes to exchange with other girls. Snacks, chocolate, music, and laughter!

Bring your clothes in a bag on Thursday before the swap on Friday!

Pi Day is an annual celebration of the mathematical constant π.

Pi Day is observed on Wednesday, March 14 since 3, 1, and 4 are the first three significant digits of π. In 2009, the United States House of Representatives supported the designation of Pi Day.

Pi Day is celebrated on March 14th (3/14) around the world.
Pi (Greek letter “π”) is the symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant — the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter — which is approximately 3.14159.

Come join us in the garden for some pie, and a pie throwing contest!

Locally: Santa Cruz, Aptos, Capitola, and Scotts Valley

                  INTERNSHIP LISTINGS

Celebrated at CRHS

March 30
12:00-1:00 in the garden area
Bring sunglasses and wear tee shirts

Facts: Holi marks the passing of winter and beginning of spring and is celebrated each year around the vernal equinox, the first day of the new season on the astronomical calendar. Generally, it falls between February and March.

The festival signifies the victory of good over evil, the arrival of spring, end of winter, and for many a festive day to meet others, play and laugh, forget and forgive, and repair broken relationships.
DISCLAIMERS: The colors are not dangerous, but we strongly advise that for protection you can wear something to protect your eyes or cover your mouth, such as a T-shirt. And just to note - most of the guests come in white clothes to make the effect of the colors more visible.

Only certified gulal powder will be offered. You may purchase your own from Amazon. And don't worry - color comes out from your skin and hair. In rare cases, the colorant may adhere to bleached or previously damaged hair, but we advise that if you find color residue in your hair it's not a dye, rather small color particles that adhere to the hair - and they will disappear with repeated washing with normal shampoo.

Get your GRAD NIGHT tickets online now! The graduation celebration is far from over once the seniors receive their diplomas and the tassels are turned.  Friday, June 15, the high school campus is transformed into an EXTREMELY AMAZING safe and sober senior only party.

Buy your ticket ($80) – Purchase your Grad ticket here

June 2 and 3rd at Roaring Camp

The Mountain Faire provides for our high school to fundraise money for our Adventure Field Trips coming up next year. The staff can use your help! Each year parents have donated their time in short 4-hour shifts to help with tickets, games and check-in. The added bonus is you get to stay once your shift is over and enough the day!

This year the Faire Committee would like to fill 20 shifts. Last year Quail Hollow made $400 by committing to 4-6 shifts!

Are you available to help? We hope so! Our Adventures will soon begin once we start our yearly fundraising! 

Please send Kay Mendoza an email of which day or both days, and how many shifts you will commit to. Please do this soon. The funds depend on how well the Faire does and the Faire does well with lots of volunteers! And of course, our CRHS fundraising bucket gets filled too!

Everyone who attended the 2017 Faire helped to raise $47,000 for local non-profits and service organizations. Since the Faire's return in 2010, the Faire committee has raised over $285,000 total. 



This link is to a page on Common Sense Media that addresses frequently asked questions regarding parent concerns with all aspects of our kids being online. Social media, screen time, cyberbullying, internet safety, cells phones, etc. Some of the articles skew younger than high school, but many of the links to articles are about high school age students or have an option to choose which age group you are asking about.  This page links to literally hundreds of articles about many different topics in the area of parenting teens in the digital age.  Definitely worth a look.




Cayenne's daughter will be graduating in June and she is looking for a few volunteers for next year to take over for her. She gets to graduate too!

Our Sunshine Committee provides your teachers with a once a month luncheon like a taco bar, salad bar, soup, etc, to enjoy while the staff meets to review the month, activities and plan for the following month.

Another aspect of our Sunshine Committee, coordinated by the staff, sets-up "food trains" for charter families who are surprised by life's unexpected challenges. When we rally together we can do great things!

If you are interested in participating in the Sunshine Committee please email Cayenne at mothertravel@gmail.com

United States President's Volunteer Service Award Program

This is a nationally-recognized program that rewards students who volunteer in our community.  Open to all CRHS High School students, more information can be found here: (see Kay for info and registration)

Award Levels for Hours Re-start August 21, 2017 through April 27, 2018

Age Bronze Silver Gold
Teens (11-15) 50-74 Hours 75-99 Hours 100+ Hours
Young Adult (16-19) 100-174 Hours 175-249 Hours 250+ Hours


CRHS Community Service Requirements = 15+ hours each school year

 Don't Wait. Hours must be completed by the end of April 2018 and submitted with your memoir/portfolio!

Outdoor Science School, Santa Cruz County

Be a Cabin Leader

The Santa Cruz County Outdoor Science School is seeking energetic and responsible high school volunteers throughout the school year to serve as Cabin Leaders to small groups of 5th and 6th-grade students. Each Cabin Leader is paired with a Naturalist who they assist on the trail and during field studies. Cabin Leaders help ensure the student safety during daily activities and overnight in the cabins. All Cabin Leaders participate in Training the first and second day of the program before students arrive. Cabin Leaders arrive at 4 pm the first day of the program week and are dismissed at 12:00 pm on the final day program.

  • Earn Community Service hours in one week (One week will complete your CRHS 15 hours of Community Service)
  • OPTION: Earn 3 college credits by enrolling in ED80, an Education & Service Learning class at Cabrillo College. The course is free for high school students and can be taken in person or online.
  • Gain skills in Leadership and Risk Management during Cabin Leader Training
  • Have fun working with 5th and 6th-grade students at the Outdoor Science School

Apply Today - First, speak with your Supervising Teacher to determine a week that will work for you.

  1. Find a week that works for you and your school.
  2. Download the Cabin Leader Application
  3. Complete each section of the application before moving on to the next.
  4. Complete Applicant Information and Questions.
  5. Have a teacher, administrator, coach, or employer who is not a family member write a brief Reference Letter.
  6. Have your Parent/Guardian complete the Service Learning Permission Form.
  7. Have your teachers and school administrators sign the Service Learning Permission Form.
  8. Email or fax your completed application to the Cabin Leader Coordinator.

Accepted applicants will receive an email with a Registration Packet. You must reply to this email confirming you will attend in order to reserve your place. The Registration Packet must be completed and returned via email or fax at least two weeks prior to the program. 

How to Earn 3 College Credits from Cabrillo College

Students receive 2 college credits for EDUC 80, and 1 credit for EDUC 80L during which students volunteer for one week as a Cabin Leader.

EDUC 80 is a lecture course that provides a general introduction to educational theory and practice. The course can be taken at Cabrillo College in Aptos or online. The on-campus lecture is 2 hours a week, and the online class is organized by modules. This class is worth 2 college units.
EDUC 80L is the Service Learning component to EDUC 80. High school students satisfy the 56 volunteer hours during one week of service as a Cabin Leader at the Santa Cruz County Outdoor Science School. This class is worth 1 college unit.

High school students must enroll in EDUC 80 before their service week as a Cabin Leader, to receive credit. To apply, students need to complete a Concurrent Enrollment application and return it to Cabrillo College Admissions by email at webreg@cabrillo.edu. The deadline to enroll is October 1st and the course will begin mid-October. Questions regarding EDUC 80 can be directed to the course instructor, Professor Mary Soltis by email at masoltis@cabrillo.edu. The course is free for high school students, however, students will pay a small registration fee. More information about EDUC 80 can be found here.

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

*Coast Redwood High School *Nature Academy *Music Boosters *Art Boosters   *Drama Boosters *SLV 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.

Fund Education / Charter Programs

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.



Coast Redwood High School

Kay Mendoza,
Sep 16, 2016, 7:37 PM