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Established 1948

Principal's Message

Your Child’s Grades can be E-mailed Directly to you Each Week

Did you know that Powerschool will automatically email your child’s grades to you on a weekly basis?

Go here to sign in to your parent account:

1. Click Email Notification from the navigation menu.

2. The Email Notifications page appears.

3. Choose the information you want emailed to you and how often you want to receive it.

4. Choose whether or not to send to additional email addresses or to only have grades sent to the email currently associated with your parent account.

5. Click Submit. A confirmation message appears

6. Select the checkbox to receive the selected information immediately.

For visual learners and/or techies - Here is a link to a one-minute YouTube video that shows exactly how to set this up:

SLVMS Spelling Bee Winners on to County Spelling Bee

Before Winter Break, the finalists for the SLVMS Spelling Bee took the qualifying exam to determine which students would represent SLVMS at the 

Santa Cruz County Spelling Bee.  

Congratulations to our grade-level champions:

6th Grade: Cadie Peters and Jordan King

7th Grade: Dylan Keane

8th Grade: Jade Hilberath

All three will be moving on to compete at the Santa Cruz County Spelling Bee on the UCSC campus, Saturday, January 31 from 12:00 pm to 3:30 pm.  

Way to Go Panthers!

Yearbooks are available online now for $44!  

Order forms will be going home soon, as well, if you’d like to order by check or cash.

Mountain Community Resources Core Programs

Moutain Community Resources offers several core programs to help members of our community.  Those programs include: Community Advocacy, Latino Advocacy, Together in the Park, Parent Education, Emergency Preparations, and a Food Distribution Program.  For more information call 335-6600.

Food Distribution is EVERY Thursday from 11:00 to noon at 6134 Highway 9 in Felton.  (except 11/26, 12/24, and 12/31).  

Bring an ID to the 2nd Tuesday of each month.  Food distributions include produce, staples, protein rich foods and canned foods.  

For more information email or call 335-6608.

SLVMS Information

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Girls Volleyball Tryouts

Full Girls Volleyball Schedule Available on the SLVMS Athletics Webpage at:

All athletes must meet minimum eligibility of a 2.0 GPA with no grades of F on the Quarter Two Report Card in order to participate in athletics at SLVMS.

Students who become ineligible cannot resume eligibility until next eligibility grades

Wrestling Practice

Full Girls Volleyball Schedule Available on the SLVMS Athletics Webpage at:

All athletes must meet minimum eligibility of a 2.0 GPA with no grades of F on the Quarter Two Report Card in order to participate in athletics at SLVMS.

Students who become ineligible cannot resume eligibility until next eligibility grades


2014-15 SLV Middle School Online Calendar

The SLVMS Calendar is always online at:

There you can find the daily bell schedule (AOE) as well as a calendar of events.

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:

There is also a link to the Parent Portal on the SLVMS Website.

If you are experiencing difficulties accessing your child’s information please contact System Administrator, Gail Heagerty, at or call 335-4425 ext 117.

All Adults Coming on Campus Must Check in at the SLVMS Office - EVERY TIME

We welcome parents and family to a be a part of daily life here at school,  but we must require that you follow a few safety procedures:

ALL ADULTS who do not work for the school MUST sign in at the office before coming on campus and then wear a visitor sticker.  EVERY TIME. Even if you are regularly in a room, or your child is part of a different school such as the Nature Academy Charter School or Charter Homeschool, you must sign in EVERY time you come on campus. This is a SAFETY ISSUE and there are no exceptions. 

The inconvenience of signing in each time you arrive on campus is far outweighed by the school’s ability to keep the campus safe. We do not know every parent by sight and while you are welcome here, for the safety of our children, please sign in every time you come on campus.

Thank you for adherence to our safety procedures.

Just a quick reminder about medications at school as we hit cold and flu season.

School employees are not permitted to dispense any type of medication to students without a signed physician's note.  This includes all over the counter drugs such as Ibuprofen and Benadryl. A parent can come to school and give a child medication, but school employees cannot.

Please be aware that ALL District sites are considered CLOSED between Sunset and Sunrise.  Unauthorized personnel are NOT permitted on District school sites between Sunset and Sunrise. This will be enforced by District Security as well as the local Sheriff's Department. Please share this information with all of the members in your household.  This is to ensure the security of our facilities and the safety of our staff and students.  Thank you for your assistance.  

The SLV Education Foundation is an active 501c3 non-profit organization in need of revitalization, new energy and new leadership. 

Serving all SLV students primarily through various community and fundraising efforts, the Foundation has in the past helped fund such student programs as class-size reduction. The Foundation is now looking for volunteer leaders interested in finding ways to help improve and fund classroom improvement, teacher assistance and after-school/summer activity programs; and even a program to ensure that all students are provided technology and instruction on its use as a part of their education.

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.com1-

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.

SLVMS has parents and/or students with respiratory issues who can have negative reactions to fragrances. Please take care to follow the policy while on campus.  The announcement is below.

Staff and students shall refrain from bringing furred or feathered animals, stuffed toys that may collect dust mites, scented candles, incense or air fresheners and from using perfume or cologne, scented hair spray, nail polish or nail polish remover that are not fragrance-free in classrooms or other enclosed areas or buildings. The public shall be made aware that there is a growing number of people with fragrance allergies or sensitivities that can have mild to severe health consequences, including asthmatic attacks and other respiratory issues.15

Schedule for the Week of January 19 - 23

 Monday    January 19
No School - MLK Day
 Tuesday January 20
No School - Teacher Professional Development
 Wednesday  January 21A
 Thursday January 22O
 Friday  January 23E

Helpful Links for SLVMS Families

Join the Panther Club!
All parents and guardians of our middle school students are welcomed as members of our nonprofit parent/teacher organization. Our members work closely with teachers, staff and students to help provide the highest educational experience, both academically and socially for SLVMS students.

Visit the Panther Club webpage
to learn how we support our students and staff
—and find out how you can help.
And please, join our email list!

Next Panther Club Meeting
To Be Announced

in the Staff Lounge! Come join us! 


 We welcome parents and family to a be a part of daily life here at school.
If you are interested in volunteering for lunch supervision or want to visit your child's classroom, 
we must ask that you follow a few safety procedures. All visitors must come to the main office to sign in, receive a visitors pass, and/or set up a classroom visit.
Click on the Link Below to view SLVMS Adult Safety Rules


Online Student Registration/InfoSnap

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Click on the icon to go to 
Parent & Student Powerschool login


DON'T FORGET to call the attendance line 
when your child will be absent.
SLVMS Attendance Line: 335-3812


A free and easy way to raise money for SLVMS

Click here to Sign Up



Teachers and Parents - links to online practice test to prepare students for State testing

Just click the link then hit Sign In - as a guest - no codes needed