For Planning Purposes:  

2016-2017 SLVUSD District Calendar

Weekly Bulletin 11/28/16-12/02/16

Due Friday, December 9

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Eligibility declared on Wednesday, November 30
Grades freeze on Friday, December 2. 

PLEASE check PowerSchool this week for your teen's grades.

Final first semester grades/transcript will be posted December 16

Begin January 9 through January 20

Fridays 10:00-12:00pm
Mark your calendars today!
- January 9 - NEW date, please note.
- March 17
- April 28


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)

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


Winter Holiday Craft Fair, Friday, Dec. 2, 2016!

This is an opportunity to share our creative talents and support each others artistic endeavors by selling and purchasing each others crafts and/or food. Students and parents are encouraged to make and sell their craft items! We have had everything from photo cards, friendship bracelets, and earrings made by students, to essential oil blends and exquisite quilts made by parents. It's great fun for the kids to sell their creations and buy from their friends, bartering is always on hand as well : )

Please email Amber Walker at ( if you would like to participate and have a space to sell your wares (It will be a shared table space, approx. 3ft. X 3ft.)  The deadline to reserve a table is Monday, November 28, 2016.

When: Friday: December 2

Time: 10:00am to 2:00pm

Where: Rooms 14, 15, and 16 (and maybe 17) at the Quail Hollow Campus

In addition, please respond to this email if you would like to volunteer to help set up and/or take down tables and clean up after the event.

Time to get crafting!


2017 Grad Night Gift Wrap Fundraiser

Please sign up to volunteer a two-hour time slot for our Gift Wrap Fundraiser. There are Friday, Saturday, and Sunday slots each weekend from November 25 through December 24.  We will be wrapping gifts in the KMart parking lot in Scotts Valley to raise money for the Class of 2017 Grad Night.

Sign up for time slots at the link below. Bring a friend-the more the merrier.

Seniors Buy Your Grad Night Bid!

Bids are $75. Purchase them from Jeanette in the SLVHS Counseling Office or visit:

to purchase yours online via PayPal.


Today was our first Open Mic Session at lunchtime.  Students have a chance to show off their musical talents

for the chance to perform on the Cougar Lawn and be part of SLVHS New Music Album, to be recorded later this year


CRHS Community Service Requirements = 15+ hours each school year

 Don't Wait. Hours must be completed by April 28, 2017 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 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.

  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 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 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


Dear Families and Teachers:
This winter I will be offering classes on Mondays through Fridays (January 2 - February 24) and would like to have your input on which classes you'd like to see offered.

Here is a list of classes I've taught in the past.  Please let me know which class(es) you're interested in having your student take, AND what times and days of the week are best.

Thank-you for your input!

1. Natural Science Illustration for Teens: A class exploring the wonders of nature through applied art.  We will draw insects, Arachnids, water drops, animals, seashells, bones, feathers, fur, fungi and flowers
using a variety of techniques including pen & ink, scratchboard, watercolor, acrylics and graphite.  Students will also learn about various artists and be gently guided in the art of critique. 

2. Natural Science Illustration for Veteran Illustrators: A class for experienced Veteran students whose pieces may take three or more sessions to complete.

3. Let’s Draw Dragons: A class covering the depiction of European dragons, Chinese dragons, & sea serpents; their appearance, behavior, mythology, & biological theories of origin.


4. Celtic Art: Celtic Calligraphy, Celtic Knots, Illumination, Mythological beings; Pictish Art & Ogham, Celtic Plants.

5. Zoological Illustration:
A class presenting an overview of the animal kingdom through discussion of selected taxonomic groups, as well as techniques for representing dimension, texture, and detail of various types of animals.

6. Botanical Illustration:
With herbaria and live specimens for reference, students will produce botanical images in watercolor, graphite, watercolor and pen & ink. Topics will include plant parts, dissection, studies, and Fibonacci forms.

7. Natural Science Illustration in Color
: Focus on colored pencil, watercolor, acrylic, pastels, and mixed media. Lessons include: Color wheels and charts; Color terms (hue, tint, shade, etc.); Layering in colored pencil; watercolor.

8. Ancient History through Art:
From Paleolithic cave paintings through Egyptian hieroglyphics, Cuneiform tablets and Sumi-e, to the Roman Empire, we will explore and emulate the finest of early human art. 

9. Colored Pencil: 
Using Prismacolor pencils, we will explore the tools, terminology, and techniques of the art form.  While learning the tricks and secrets of creating colored pencil illustrations, students will be taught layering, combining
and complimenting colors and be introduced to shading and blending methods.  Students will use several types of surfaces such as Bristol, colored paper and drafting film, and rise to the challenge of drawing water drops. 

10. Pen & Ink and Scratchboard Art:
A class is for both the beginner and experienced artist covering basic and advanced pen & ink and scratchboard techniques, tools use and colored inks.


11. Classical Fantasy Illustration: Using a variety of techniques we will draw castles & dragons, kelpies & selkies, fairies & elves, knights & ladies, unicorns, orcs, goblins, and wizards & witches. We will also explore ancient scripts and discuss artists such as Maxfield Parrish and N.C. Wyeth.

SLVHS Coach Wally Brondstatter wins KSBW Golden Whistle Award
KSBW news visited San Lorenzo Valley High School on Tuesday, November 16 to present their Golden Whistle Award to SLV water polo and swim coach Wally Brondstatter.  The Golden Whistle Award is given to a coach who has had a major impact on his or her school and students.  Coaches are nominated for this prestigious award by players, parents, and school staff.  It was a wonderful moment shared by students, parents, and family who came to watch Wally be surprised by and presented with this honor.  Congratulations to Wally for this much-deserved recognition.


SLV Athletic Boosters is a nonprofit organization for SLV parents and alumni who are interested in supporting athletic programs at San Lorenzo Valley High School. Boosters have financially supported high school athletics for over 35 years. In the 2015/2016 school year,  Boosters contributed over $67,000.00 to SLVHS sports programs and facilities. SLV is the only district in Santa Cruz County that is a NO PAY TO PLAY for sports due to the Booster and District Office support and cooperation.


Seniors check out the scholarship board in the SLVHS Counseling Office. Please check our COUNSELING link in the header of this webpage for detailed college and career information, as well as other scholarship opportunities.

The staff has recognized that not all parents are logging into Schoology or Power School to view their students schedule and assignments.
These are two very important pieces to home schooling.

The staff will be emailing parents on Monday their own code to insert in Schoology for their teens course access.

Schoology Log-In - click here: SCHOOLOGY
click on PARENT
enter code *you have been sent this code in an email last week. Ask your teacher!

Parents must finish their online registration piece in order to access Power School. Please finish if you haven't already.

Please - Let’s get this done!  It doesn’t take very long.  Instructions are below. 

If it doesn’t work for you, there is also information below on how to contact someone who can walk you through it.

Log into PowerSchool and click on the link for PowerSchool Registration.  If you do not see any forms available to you, then you have done an update. If, however, there are links to your child’s online form, then your registration has not been updated.  

If you need assistance setting up or accessing your parent PowerSchool account, you can come into your school office and the Registrar can assist you in creating your account. Or, you can email Gail Heagerty at for assistance.

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:


Seniors Buy Your Grad Night Bid!

Bids are $75. This makes a wonderful and memorable xmas gift for your teen!

Purchase them from Jeanette in the SLV HS Counseling Office or visit: to purchase yours online via PayPal.

Grad Night Spaghetti Feed Fundraiser Saturday Evening

Why cook dinner yourself? Join us after the last home football game and before the Drama Showcase. Dine in or take out. Saturday, November 5 at the SLVHS Cafeteria. Includes spaghetti, salad, garlic bread, dessert, and drinks.

$15 for adults, $7 for children 12 and under, and $40 per family (2 adults, 2 children).

Goodwill Fundraiser

Start cleaning out your closet, bring your old stuff and get it ready to donate to Goodwill Trailers parked at SLVHS campus on Saturday and Sunday, November 12 & 13. Every trailer we fill will raise $1,000 for Grad Night.

Please share this as a Facebook Event

Grad Night Meeting Information for Senior Parents

Attention Senior Parents:

Please come to a Grad Night meeting to help plan an awesome night for your Senior to remember. We are meeting on the first and third Wednesday of each month in room D6 at 6:30 pm. It takes many hands to put on this event and we could really use some extra help. Bring a friend.

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!


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

Click here for more information from the Federal Student Aid

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




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




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

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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


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 English1A
  •                                    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.

Class of 2016

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

It was a celebratory day under the redwood trees in our official Coast Redwood High School Graduation Cove.
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

*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

Fund Education / Charter Programs

Find us on Facebook
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.



2016-2017 school year

Coast Redwood High School

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