For Planning Purposes:  
2016-2017 SLVUSD District Calendar

05/02/2016 - 05/06/2016
In the News This Week

Hello Families,
The month May has arrived which signals us to begin wrapping-up the school term, focus on our 16th Annual Graduation and begin drafting what our school year will look like upon your return. Please note the following events below, check the calendar at the bottom of this page, and mark your calendars.

Math Testing for ALL 11th grade students - Monday!
Monday, May 2, from 12:30-2:30 is the FINAL CST test of the year for all 11th grade students. Please report to room P5 (across from Wade and Keidi's room) starting at 12:20. This is the computer based assessment that all 11th graders are required to attend and participate. We understand the dilemma if you are concurrently enrolled at SLVHS, however, you need to fulfill your (school of record) requirements first and foremost.


Cap and Gowns are on their way. They will be delivered to Room P3 (CRHS)

Friday, May 6 in room P3 at 12:30

Bring your Cap and Gown for group senior pictures #1 at Fall Creek

Friday, May 13 in room P3 at 12:30

Senior class pictures #2 for the graduation program at Fall Creek if not all seniors attend on May 6.

Yearbook release with a Great Gatsby Party room P4 (11-1:00pm)

Thursday, May 19 in room P3 at 12:15

Speeches and music finalized, discussions, flower pots

Friday, May 20 - Santa Cruz Fun Day-details coming (all CRHS students)

Friday, May 27 at the Fall Creek Amphitheater at 12:15

Practice, practice, practice. Speeches and music are included

Thursday, June 2 at the Fall Creek Amphitheater at 11:00 - FULL PRACTICE

A thorough walk through with music and speeches.We are practicing until you get it right!

Friday, June 3 - Grad set up and run through, 10:30. Plan to come at 10:30 and stay through...Graduation at 12:30

​*June 5th-9th: Check out with your teacher of record. All books, fines, etc. should already be taken care of, but just any last business needs to be officially ended this week.

We will also give you your official diploma, and one last hug. :)

CRHS YEARBOOK - Releases May 13th
May 13th is our Yearbook Release Day and we will celebrate with a Great Gatsby Party! Dress-up if you like!
Starts at 11:00 and ends at 1:00. Seniors will be walking up to the Fall Creek Amphitheater to take their senior group photo at 12:30.

High School Sports Physicals Night

Save the date, Monday, May 16th at 5:30pm at SLVHS

Local doctors and athletic trainers will be volunteering their time to help us orchestrate an evening for our student-athletes to get their mandatory sports physical so that all will be eligible for athletic participation during the 2016-2017 School year.  Cost is $20 per student.  If you have any questions, please contact Athletic Director Mark Mercer for info:  See you there!


During the weeks of May 16 through June 3, the CRHS staff will be conferencing with your teen. Topics discussed:

1. Completion of 2015-16 classes

2. Credits

3. Transcripts

4. Schedule for the fall

5. Cabrillo College Concurrent Enrollment


Incoming 9th grade Orientation is scheduled for August 19th (10:00am-12:00)

10,11, and 12th grade Orientation: Monday, August 22

Have you ordered your transcripts?

Please fill out your transcript request form (under school forms or the link below) and indicate where your final high school transcript should be sent. Do not procrastinate. The consequence of not sending your final official transcript to your college may delay your ability to register for classes and solidify your college enrollment. Please fill the form out and return it to Holly Thomas, Charter Registrar this coming week.

Complete Transcript Request Form

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Please continue working on your Senior Exit Portfolio. Here is the link to your directions, outline and forms.

(No SEP, no Prom) Bring your Portfolio to your Supervising Teacher when completed

Portfolio due date extended to this coming week, final due date: May 6
Remember, you may come in Fridays to P3 between 12:45 and 2:00 to get advice and instruction.


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Suggested Courses for Concurrent High School Students


Cabrillo College is excited to offer an open entry/open exit Physical Education class for students starting in January 2016! Students enroll in KIN 22L-Strength Training or KIN 24L-Lifetime Fitness. Once enrolled, students will have access to the state-of-the-art Cabrillo Wellness Education Center during open business hours.  Students will log in & out each time they work out and receive transferable physical education units.

Students may enroll in the one unit classes up until the 12th week of the semester.  Students may register for 1.5-3 unit sections up until the 5th week of the semester.

Visit our Wellness Education Center webpage for more information:

Cabrillo High School Release Form

Cabrillo's new Concurrent Enrollment Form is now available on our website! The old form will still be accepted but please do NOT fill out section numbers unless you are using them to restrict the student's hours of attendance at Cabrillo. If section numbers are listed on the form those will be the only sections the student will be able to register for. In general we will be approving the student at the course level so that they can register in any available section through WebAdvisor on or after their priority date and time. This will also allow them to add/drop sections of approved courses through WebAdvisor.

Another change is that, since we are not actually registering the student, the student does not have to be present for us to process the form. Someone else can now bring the form to Admissions and Records for the student, we will process it at the window and return it to the person who brought it in. Forms may also be emailed to with the subject "Concurrent Registration" and will be processed within two working days. We can not accept faxes since we need the ability to respond to the student if the form is incomplete, or we have not received their current semester application to the college. If there is a problem we will respond to emails via the email address from which the form was received.

Please note that parent/guardian signatures are required for ALL high school students, even those age 18 and over.

Quick Peeks

2016 Grad Night Info - View pictures of last years "Circus" Grad Night - Contact: Kristen Praly

Art Gallery - Student art gallery is building!

Creating Community Solutions for Student Success - Valuable resources for children in grades Kinder through College.

Homeschoolers of the San Lorenzo Valley Facebook Page - Get in touch with many more home school families and friends

Growing Up Santa Cruz - Facebook page - Get in touch with more home school families and activities in Santa Cruz

Math Tutoring Resources
- Meet Aaron Shaw

Mondays from 12-3:30
in portable P5 with teacher Brian Heery; primarily to support students in Math 1 & 2

Student Services and Resources - Student and Family Counselor, Jennifer Simms
Referral Form Counseling Referral Form
Consent for Counseling
Consent for Counseling



College, Career, Technical Education Section


1.     Plan for Colleges

2.     Explore Campuses

3.     Apply Online

Summer Resources for GATE (and all) Students

·      Cabrillo College Summer Institute:

·      Santa Cruz City Parks and Recreation:

·      Scotts Valley Parks and Recreation:

·      EPGY (Education Program for Gifted Youth):

·      LPRT—Little People’s Repertory Theater (Ben Lomond):

·      Tech Museum (San Jose)

·      Bookshop Santa Cruz (Young Writer’s Contest):

·      Stanford Summer Programs (Stanford High School Summer College):

·      2015 Siemens Competition in Math: Science: Technology (

·      Summer Outdoor Leadership Training with BAWT (Bay Area Wilderness Training):

·      RAILS (Research, Advocacy, Identification, Leadership and Stewardship): Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society:

·      Hooked on Theater (Felton):

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 (June 4) -

Regular Registration Deadline: May 5, 2016

Late Registration Deadline: May 20, 2016

Late Registration Deadline, Online & Phone: May 25, 2016

ACT SIGN-UPS (June 11) -

Regular Registration Deadline: May 6, 2016

Late Registration Deadline: May 7-20, 2016

Photo Upload Deadline: June 3

Community Resources


Click on RESOURCES for flyers

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Coast Redwood High School Garden       

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.


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:

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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