For Planning Purposes:  

2016-2017 SLVUSD District Calendar

August Bulletin

Welcome back!

Your teachers are in the beginning stages of setting up first semester conferences with their students. Please watch for their emails and respond accordingly.

Time to get ready and get your groove on....this year is going to super fantastic!

Conference Weeks:
Tuesday, August 21 through September 2

Math Classes:
Math 1A, Math 1B and Math 2 classes begin Monday, August 29, 2016

Monday, September 5 - holiday - no school

Onsite Classes:
All other onsite classes noted on the schedule attachment below, begin Monday, September 12


                            OUTSIDE READING ASSIGNMENT

    All CRHS students are required to participate in our 
    outside reading assignments throughout the school year.
    These assignments are over and beyond any
    academic class required reading
. Lots of reading lends
    itself to further developing a teens brain.

                 "Strength in Pages!"

Why? Teen readers develop through reading, finely-tuned brains and improve their minds both psychologically and cognitively. Reading, overtime, will strengthen the teens attention span and increase higher-levels of vocabulary use in everyday life, improves their memory and reduces stress!
Students are required to read a minimum of 1100, 1200, 1300 up to 1500 pages
over the
course of
the school year.
Now is the time to get started and log pages and hours.
Reading Lists and Reading Logs with direct
                               Download and print

Santa Cruz Metro Restores School Routes in the San Lorenzo Valley

Two morning and three afternoon School Term “ST” Metro Routes have been restored and/or modified to operate this Fall for        San Lorenzo Valley Unified School District Students to and from San Lorenzo Valley High School. The information is below.

Departing from Country Club
7:00 arriving at SLVHS @ 7:24
7:03 arriving at SLVHS @ 7:30 – “ST”
(8:00 arriving at SLVHS @ 8:24)

Departing from Bear Creek Rd & Deerwood Rd
7:08 arriving at SLVHS @ 7:29 – “ST"

Departing from Mountain Store
7:30 arriving at SLVHS @ 7:57

Departing from Hwy 9 & Lomond
7:10 arriving at SLVHS @ 7:24
7:15 arriving at SLVHS @ 7:29
7:16 arriving at SLVHS @ 7:30
7:43 arriving at SLVHS @ 7:57

Departing from Hwy 9 & Main
7:17 arriving at SLVHS @ 7:24
7:22 arriving at SLVHS @ 7:29
7:23 arriving at SLVHS @ 7:30
7:50 arriving at SLVHS @ 7:57

Departing from Hwy 9 & Highlands Park
7:25 arriving at SLVHS @ 7:30
7:52 arriving at SLVHS @ 7:57

Departing from Glen Arbor & Quail Hollow
7:19 arriving at SLVHS @ 7:24
7:24 arriving at SLVHS @ 7:29

For more Santa Cruz Metro information, please click on this link:

SLVUSD sends a BIG “Thank You” to Santa Cruz Metro

TAP Back to School Kits are Back_
Good News!
TAP Back to School Kits are BACK!

We are excited to announce that our suppliers have come through and we now have our highly anticipated teacher kits in store!

Stop by and show us your TAP card for your FREE gift today!

No card? No problem, we can get you a new one in-store.

TAP Member Exclusive:
Enter to win a $100 gift certificate to spend at Palace!

Visit the Downtown or Capitola Store and fill out this form to enter!

Enter to Win a _100 Shopping Spree_

Spend More, Save More

Print or present this coupon on your next trip to Palace!

_10 Off any purchase of _40 or more including SALE items_

Santa Cruz
1407 Pacific Avenue
open daily

1501-K 41st Avenue
open daily
Palace Art _ Office Supply _ Every day is a canvas.


Portia Simmons had a BLAST!


College rule notebooks (6) with perforated tear-out paper (not spiral, unless paper is perforated within the spiral)
A couple of 3-ring binders
   1 for English (2 inch)
   1 for your Memoir project (2 inch)
   1 for all other subjects (2 inch)
Subject dividers for three+ binders
Binder paper (college rule)
Graph paper
Calculator (TI/Texas Instruments) - see below
Calculator batteries
Copy paper for your printer
Printer ink for your home computer
White Out
Highlighter pens
White erasers
Colored pencils
A couple of sharpie pens
Laptop computer

You may wish to enhance your math supplies with a good graphing calculator. You'll use this in future math courses at the higher levels and in college so we recommend spending $$$ on this item.

Here is a resource to decide from:

October 24 to December 22, 2016
Contact (831) 566-8471 or write

ART LOG SHEETS - also located under (SCHOOL FORMS) at the top of this page.

Art/Painting/Drawing Log Sheet

Natural Science Illustration -Teens: 4:00-6:00 Mondays, Oct. 24 to Dec. 19 – 9 classes -$315

Botanical Illustration: 4:00-6:00 Tuesdays, Oct. 25 to Dec. 20 – 9 classes -$315

Natural Science Illustration - Teens: 4:00-6:00 Wednesdays Oct. 26 to Dec. 21 – 9 classes -$315

Portraits in Graphite: 4:00-6:00 Thursdays Oct. 27 to Dec. 22 – 8 classes - $280 (No class Nov. 24)


Course descriptions: These courses may count as a students Fine Art/Drawing and Painting class. Credits are based on progress and hours. Student will be given a Fine Art log sheet designed for these classes. Please pick one up from your Supervising Teacher.

NATURAL SCIENCE ILLUSTRATION - TEENS: A weekly class exploring the wonders of nature through applied art.  We will be drawing insects, arachnids, mammals, seashells, bones, feathers, fur, fungi and flowers using a variety of techniques including pen & ink, scratchboard, watercolor, and graphite.

BOTANICAL ILLUSTRATION: Ages 17- adult. Using herbaria, live specimens and reference material, students will learn botanical illustration techniques through drawing and painting flowering plants, trees, fruits, vegetables and fungi; in addition to learning basic plant form, function and classification. A variety of media will be used including pen & ink, scratchboard, graphite, watercolor, and colored pencils.

PORTRAITS IN GRAPHITE: Teens. Using graphite (6B to 6H), charcoal and pastels pencils, students will be learning to draw the human face: eyes, noses, lips, hair, facial expressions, bone structure, front and side profiles.

All courses will emphasize natural history and classification. Students will also learn about various artists and be gently guided in the art of critique. Instruction takes place in a round table setting. Students should come with some experience with basic shading and sketching either in a formal setting or independent practice- and be able to focus for two and a half hours. Materials (and popcorn!) are provided in class.


To hold your student’s place in a class please send a $100 non-refundable deposit (or full payment) to: Peggy Edwards – Sierra Nature Prints, P.O. Box 66644, Scotts Valley, CA 95067 OR pay by PayPal to - Also please fill in the attached registration form and bring it to the first class. Class balance due first day of class. Family members and those attending more than one class will receive a 10% discount.

Instructor: Peggy Edwards, Natural Science Illustrator & Credentialed Teacher K-12.  B.S. – University of California, Berkeley & Graduate Certificate - Natural Science Illustration – University of California, Santa Cruz. Owner of Sierra Nature Prints

Where: Sierra Nature Prints Studio, 1600 Mount Hermon Road, Scotts Valley



Families of 9th - 11th grade students should have received an email from Gail Heagerty, our Student Information System and Database Specialist, with instructions for completing the annual student registration through their Parent Portal in PowerSchool.

If you have not received these instructions, or have questions about completing the online registration, our systems specialists will be available to assist you at our Orientation on Friday August 19 (11/12th grade families) and Monday, August 22 (9/10th grade families). Students will also receive assistance setting up their school emails and Power School access during Orientation.

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

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!

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

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,
Jul 27, 2016, 1:55 PM