*Coast Redwood Calendar located at the bottom of this page

4/23 (M-F)

Regular week

 4/24 (T)

Info Night for new families
5:30-7:00 pm in room P3
4/25 (W)

Grades Freeze - Progress Reports emailed out to families
 4/25 (W)

All Charter Talent Show applications emailed to Amber Walker

see details below

College-Career Student Panel at the MPR at 5:00pm
Extra credit awarded
  4/26 (TH)

West Side Story opens
7:00 pm in the PAC

see details below
4/27 (F)

SLV Prom Night
7:00 pm
Seascape Country Club

See details below

PE Make-Up Test after 9th and 10th grade Advisory.

11th and 12th grade Advisory topic: Drug and Alcohol Education/Speaker: Alcohol Anonymous at 10:00am

Looking Ahead to Summer... This is our Big Fundraiser!!!
Redwood Mountain Faire 🌲
June 2 and 3
Mark your calendars for the super awesome Redwood Mountain Faire coming up June 2nd & 3rd at Roaring Camp. This year our charter once again was granted a spot as a beneficiary! These volunteer positions are highly sought after and all proceeds from this local music festival go to the beneficiaries. This is an amazing event completely run by volunteers! So please plan on giving 4 hours of your time to make CRHS some money. It is fun and you will see all the community come together to enjoy music, play, and support local nonprofits. Plus, every volunteer gets to stay the rest of the day for free. For more info visit: https://www.redwoodmountainfaire.com/

And if you are on facebook be sure to like their page and share their posts with your friends and family. The more people that attend the faire the better! 


Coast Redwood High School will host an information night from 5:30-7:00 pm on 
Tuesday, April 24 

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.

SLVHS Great Gatsby Prom

SLVHS PROM 2018!!  Tickets for prom are on sale NOW at lunch in front of the counseling office. 

When:  Friday, April 27 from 7 PM - 10 PM. 
Where: Seascape Golf Club, 610 Clubhouse Drive, Aptos, CA 95003.  
Tickets: $80
Only SLVHS and CRHS juniors and seniors may purchase tickets for prom. CRHS permission slips avialble from your teacher.
Students bringing guests from other schools must submit a completed guest permission slip before tickets are purchased.  

SLVHS Summer School Registration


San Lorenzo Valley High School  -  June 19 – July 18, 2018

8:00 am - NoonMonday- Thursday (No school on July 4 and July 5)

It's time to start looking at summer school possibilities. An information flyer is available from your teacher.


Registration Information

  • The summer school/credit recovery program is available to eligible students who need to recover credits towards graduation or to stay on track for UC/CSU eligibility.
  • Priority will be given to students who have failed a previous course with an "F" or “D” grade.
  • Please see your student's guidance counselor for additional information about the summer credit recovery program.
  • The deadline for submitting registration requests will be Friday, May 20 to your counselor.
  • Credit Recovery classes are not open to out of district students or incoming 9th grade students.
  • PE Course 1 (one semester) is available to eligible 8th graders.
  • Each class is worth 5 semester credits.  4 weeks = 1 semester course.

Course Information

The following courses will be offered in the Credit Recovery program this summer:

  • Math 1: Topics will include linear equations, one and two variables, graphing techniques for linear equations, systems of linear equations, exponential functions and graphing, geometry transformations. (May count for either semester 1 or 2)
  • Math 2: Topics will include triangle congruence and similarity, trigonometry, surface area and volume, and quadratic equations.  May count for semester 1 or 2
  • Biology: Topics may include ecology, basic chemistry, cell structure, genetics, evolution and plant/animal anatomy and physiology. (May count for semester 1 or 2)
  • On-line Credit Recovery (On-line curriculum--*Counselor will work with student in selecting course)

12th grade Science Schedule
This year, SENIORS will pilot a State Test in Science.
Monday, April 30 and as needed, Thursday, May 3 both days starting at 9:00 am and ending by 11:40.

11th grade Math Schedule
11th grade 
Math Testing - Monday, May 7, 8 and 9th starting at 9:00 AM.

9th grade+ Physical Fitness Test Make-up Schedule
Current 9th graders and all new students as well as students who missed the test in previous years are required to take the PFT until they pass.

Friday, April 27 starting at 12:00 noon following Advisory, meet in P4
Bring or wear running shoes and comfortable clothing.

**To qualify to play on SLV athletic teams (including Cheer) in the 10th grade, students need to pass the PFT. Students who don't pass are required to take PE each year until they pass.

Second Grading Period of Semester Two Ends Friday, April 20

The second grading period of the second semester ends Friday, April 20

Grades will be frozen and Eligibility declared on Wednesday the 25th

Progress Reports will be handed out to students and/or emailed. Keep checking-in your

Power School account for course assignments and grades!

Senior Exit Portfolios Due May 24th
Exit Portfolios for Seniors are due to their ST on May 24.

Memoir Portfolio (Grades 9-11)

Grades 9-11 Memoir Portfolio Due Between May 24-30 or sooner!

Exit Memoir Porfolio for grades 9-11 are due to their Supervising Teacher on May 24 or sooner!

Portfolio's are applied to the students' English credits.

What Really Happens After CRHS
Wed, April 25, 5:00 pm in the HS Multipurpose Room
Want to know what you can expect after high school? 
A panel of students who recently graduated from SLVHS will share their experiences about going to college or working. 
They will talk about why they made the choices they did. Bring questions that you want to ask them. 
Recommended for seniors and juniors. Co-sponsored by the Cougar Club and ASB. 


Cabrillo College American Sign Language Coming to SLVHS

      ASL 1 - Projected to be Tuesday & Thursday Evenings Fall 2018

      ASL 2- Projected to be Tuesday & Thursday Evenings Spring 201

      Earn college AND high school credit

      Completion of ASL 1 fulfills the high school world language requirement

      Completion of ASL 2 fulfills the minimum requirement for 4- year college admission

Click here for an application and registration - due May 21/ Cost $75.00

Cabrillo College Math Coming to SLVHS

Complete a College Math Requirement at SLVHS next Year
  • SLVHS will be offering a year-long math course that will allow you to complete a college math requirement while still in high school.
  • Juniors interested in taking this special Math series next year should speak to their ST ASAP.
  • Click Here for the Handouts for more information and for what to turn in to the SLVHS Counseling Office.

Headwaters Outdoor School Trip
Brian and Wade will be taking 15-26 of our Coast Redwood High School students to Headwaters on Monday, September 24 through Friday, September 28.

What is Headwaters? Headwaters Outdoor School website

At Headwaters Outdoor School in Northern California, near Mt Shasta, where the staff teaches primitive skills Earth People have used throughout time to survive in kinship with the Earth. Skills include Wilderness Survival, Tracking, Edible and Medicinal Plants, Nature Awareness, Earth Philosophy and many others.

We are excited to bring our students to Headwaters in the fall and make it an annual tradition. Marcy's program at the CR Middle School has taken a journey to Headwaters as well as the Nature Academy whose 6th-grade students make an annual trip with their teacher.

Students who are interested will be required to attend 3 Friday "conditioning workshops" on Friday, September 7, 14 and 21st. Brian and Wade will be taking students to Castle Rock, and two other parks nearby in order to prepare them for Mt Shasta's environment.

Parent Chaperons are welcome and we may need drivers!

Sign-up being taken right now. Contact your teacher for a sign-up form.

Cost: $375.00 per student includes transportation and all meals
Fundraising: Immediately in the fall we will begin our Toyota Drive for School (September) and volunteers for the Redwood Mt Faire (June)
Transportation: Vans and cars
Deposit: $150.00 due June 1st (or sooner)
Balance due: August 17

Shakespeare Festival in Ashland Oregon Trip
Kay and Amber are bringing back our annual trek up to Ashland Oregon to enjoy 3 nights and 4 days in Ashland, Oregon. Students will stay at a local hotel and enjoy 6-8 plays and workshops over three days. A visit to Southern Oregon University will be on our itinerary where we will visit their theater program and explore the campus.

Parent Chaperones are welcome and we may need drivers!

Sign-up being taken right now. Contact your teacher for a sign-up form.

When: May 2019
Cost: dependent on our transportation arrangments but plan on raising $450.00 per student.
Typically this trips' costs come down to around $350.00 dependent on transportation costs.
Hotel: students are arranged four to a room to keep cost down.
Transportation: Vans and cars. If we have enough students attending we will look into a charter bus.
Deposit: $150.00 due in late September.
Fundraising: Immediately in the fall we will begin our Toyota Drive for School (September)and volunteers for the
Redwood Mt Faire (June)
Pre-requisite: Enrollment in "Chill with Will" one semester class prior to the trip


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.

Come out and be entertained weekends starting April 26 through May 6

Drama production of West Side Story
Many of our charter students are actively involved, so come on out and support your friends!

Cabrillo College will be holding a job & internship fair on their campus next Thursday. We strongly encourage students to check it out if you're able. Here are the details:

Date: Thursday, April 19
Time: 10:30am–1:30pm
Place: Cabrillo College Upper Quad (in the cafeteria if it's raining)

The Cabrillo Job & Internship Fair will be held April 19 from 10:30am-1:30 pm. It is an opportunity for students and alumni to meet with local employers about part-time positions, internships, and full-time career opportunities. In Spring of 2017, we had 56 local employers participate and approximately 250 students and alumni attend. 

Thursday, May 10th
SLV PAC  7:00pm
Calling all acts for our All Charter Talent Show, to be performed at the SLV Performing Arts Center (PAC) on Thursday, May 10, at 7:00pm.
Acts should be no longer than approximately 3-4 minutes in length. Solo dancers, group dancers, solo musical artists, bands, monologues, magicians, 
stop-motion videos, short films...any and all visual and performing artists are welcome! 

Student/parent collaborations are also highly encouraged!

We will display 2D and 3D artwork in the lobby of the PAC.

Please respond to Amber Walker: awalker@slvusd.org with the following info by Wednesday, April 25:

1) Name and age/grade of student

2) Contact information of parent or responsible adult: email address and phone number

3) Charter program they are enrolled in (CRHS)

4) What kind of performance or visual art will be presented

5) Staging needs-such as mats, microphones, piano, extension cords, backing musical track, chairs, etc.

Thanks so much! We had to cancel last year due to a small number of sign-ups. We have so many talented students, let's create a wonderful show this year! Please email Amber (awalker@slvusd.org)  with any questions you may have.

SLV High School Band Takes Manhattan!

The SLV High School Band spent three days in New York City this week, competing in a national band competition.
Here they are visiting the Lincoln Center and warming up for their competition at the Riverside Church.

Can you identify our CRHS students?

SLV Surf Team takes Second Place in Santa Cruz Scholastic Surf League

Congratulations to the SLV Surf Team for finishing second in the SC Scholastic Surf League. 
Here are a few pics of Apple Hart and Cade Martin-Hansen in action.  Way to Go, Cougars!

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


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