On Tuesday, March 7, 2017, Coast Redwood Charter High School is hosting our very own Coast Con. Every student is invited to dress up as their favorite, book, movie or anime character. Superheroes are welcome! Please make sure that all costumes are school appropriate. This includes no fake weapons or normally inappropriate clothing. We will be giving prizes to students who participate. Everyone is encouraged to participate and have fun! Questions? Emily and Bella are ready to answer your questions!
ROTARY YOUTH LEADERSHIP AWARDS INFORMATION SESSION
Are you (9-11) interested in participating in a week-long Leadership Training over the summer? Find out more about the Rotary Youth Leadership Award next Tuesday, February 21st at lunchtime In room I103 (Mr. Sofranko’s Room). Learn the application process and about this amazing summer opportunity! Those who are selected will receive a scholarship to a week-long local leadership camp where they learn skills about how to become better leaders, build better friendships, and how to actively apply what they have learned at camp to their lives, schools, and communities.
AP COURSE CONTRACTS & COMMITMENT FORMS
CRHS Students who are planning to enroll on a seat availability basis in an AP class at SLV High School, and who have attended ALL AP meetings offered last month, must turn in all AP forms by Friday, February 17th to Jeannette in the SLVHS Counseling Office.
PLEASE be reminded that turning in your AP forms does not necessarily mean you are automatically enrolled. CRHS Students are still placed on a seat availability basis. We will do our best to work with the high school administration to secure spots in AP classes for students who attended the meetings. If you have any questions/concerns please check with your Supervising Teacher.
Our After-School Academic Support Program will start up again the Week of January 23, and run every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday in the Library from 2:50-3:50 pm. Students who are struggling academically at that point may be assigned to attend.However, any student who wishes to take advantage of the opportunity is also welcome to attend.
TRACK AND FIELD
Track season has started! Anyone interested in participating should come to the track on Tuesday
Tryouts will be on Tuesday, February 21st and Wednesday February 22nd. Meet at Highlands Park Tennis Courts at 3:00.
SENIOR TRIP Hey Seniors! Buy your Senior Trip tickets as soon as possible! Tickets cost $45 but will go up in April. If you need a scholarship please see your Supervising Teacher.
SENIOR GRAD NIGHT Seniors, buy your Grad Night bids as soon as possible! They cost $75 dollars. If you need financial help, please contact your supervising teacher.
Also needed are a CURRENT senior picture and a special quote. Senior pictures may be a head-shot or a picture of you at the beach or in the forest. Please send a <jpeg> of the picture or send in the original (you'll get it back) so the Yearbook Committee may begin their project!
Senior Trip Update
The Senior Class held several fundraisers during the month of December and raised approximately $800. Thanks to all students who helped with dodgeball, senior elves and candy cane grams. A second vote was taken in Senior gov/econ classes to determine what students wanted to do for their senior trip based on projected costs after the fundraisers.
The majority of SLVHS senior students voted for a Senior Trip to Great America and Dave and Busters with an estimated cost of $40-$50 per Charter student as our students are not involved with fundraising. Transportation, lunch, dinner and game tokens will be provided.
Information on District WiFi Access during School Hours
The staff have had a few emails and student inquiries asking about the change in WiFi policy regarding phones during school hours. Student use of phones during class for non-academic purposes was taking up a large amount of bandwidth and slowing down and disrupting internet use for class activities. During class, students should only be using the internet for teacher-directed activities on the laptop or Chromebook they bring from home or the device they have checked out from the HS library for the year. Those devices will connect to District Wifi during school hours.
During school hours, students may still choose to use their phones outside of the classroom by connecting to their own cellular service for personal calls, texts, or internet use.
It is important to know that District WiFi will still be available to students on their phones before school, after-school, and all times other than actual school hours.
I hope this helps to better explain this new policy.
2017-18 SLV School District Calendar
Next year’s district calendar has been approved.
Here is a link to a copy you can print for yourself: 2017-18 School Calendar
School starts next year on August 28th.
Please check our SCHOLARSHIPS link OR click on the SCHOLARSHIP tab in the header of this webpage for detailed college and career information, as well as other scholarship opportunities.
SLV High School students and Coast Redwood High School students with Social Studies teacher, Cindy Martinez, met with our new US Senator from California, Kamala Harris, while on their trip to Washington, D.C. last month. During their visit, students were able to tour the Capitol and attend both the Presidential Inauguration and the Women’s March last weekend. It was a great opportunity and an amazing time for our students.
Our very own Quinn Becker standing next to Senator Kamala Harris!
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)
The last day we will accept Community Service Hours is on April 28, 2017 in order to count towards an award.
Award Levels for Hours Completed (hours completed between June 11, 2016-April 28, 2017)
|Teens (11-15)||50-74 Hours||75-99 Hours||100+ Hours|
|Young Adult (16-19)||100-174 Hours||175-249 Hours||250+ Hours|
- All students that complete the required amount of hours will receive:
- The official President’s Volunteer Service Award lapel pin
- A personalized certificate of achievement
- A congratulatory letter from the President of the United States
- With this achievement, you can add this to your future college applications and resumes
To Get an Account
1. Go to Schoology.com at
2. Click on the Blue “K-12” box at the bottom
3. Click on “Sign Up” on the Top Right
4. Click on the grey “Parent Button” at the bottom
5. Enter the Access Code you received from the school
If you do not have a code or forgot your code, please email your Supervising Teacher and they will email you back your code.
6. Sign up for an account: Name, email, password
7. Now you ARE IN!
8. Click on Student Name in Upper Right
9. Take the Tour if you want to do so
Grad Night Meetings and Fundraisers
We meet on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month at 6:30 pm in Room D6 at SLV High School. Don't like meetings, no problem. Here are other ways you can help:
1. Buy your bid.
It's the ticket which allows your student into Grad Night. It makes a great stocking-stuffer and helps us plan the best Grad Night we can. We need to start paying deposits in 4 weeks. - http://hs.slvusd.org/grad-night/
2. Save the date for our Wine and Chocolate Tastings on March 4th, 2017 at Zayante Fire station.
3. Get on the mailing list. Send an email to: email@example.com to request being on the list.
4. Visit the SLV Grad Night 2017 Facebook page for up-to-date information.
Links: SLV Grad Night Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/482718165110009/
SignUp Genius: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0945AFAD22A4F85-goodwill
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1832145553731945/
CRHS Community Service Requirements = 15+ hours each school yearDon't Wait. Hours must be completed by April 28, 2017 and submitted with your memoir/portfolio!
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 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 4pm the first day of the program week and are dismissed at 12:00pm 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.
- Find a week that works for you and your school.
- Download the Cabin Leader Application
- Complete each section of the application before moving on to the next.
- Complete Applicant Information and Questions.
- Have a teacher, administrator, coach, or employer who is not a family member write a brief Reference Letter.
- Have your Parent/Guardian complete the Service Learning Permission Form.
- Have your teachers and school administrators sign the Service Learning Permission Form.
- 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com. 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.
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
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!
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 -
| 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
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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
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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
|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|
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):
- (click) HERE
- - English Language/Literacy: "standard exceeded" - overall score of 2682 and above = placement into English 1A
- - 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
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.
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
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
*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 email@example.com.
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.
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.
DISTRICT CALENDAR FOR THE SCHOOL TERM: 2016-2017