In the News This Week

March 2, 2015 - March 6, 2015
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THIS WEEK IN THE NEWS:

This is a very busy month with a theater production underway, a WASC visit, a conference week, "Meeting of the Tribes" student counseling meeting, writing assessment assignments, CAHSEE, and month 7 attendance. Please read and note dates on your calendar/planner and assist your teen in their organization and completion this month.



"Thoroughly Modern Millie"
Come out and enjoy the latest production of "Thoroughly Modern Millie" starring very our own Charter student, Quinn Becker, in the lead role,
at the SLV Performing Arts Center on the SLV High School campus!

$15.00 General Admission
$10.00 Student / Senior citizen
Tickets available in advance online: MILLIE TICKETS

Thursday, March 5 at 7:00pm
Friday, March 6 at 7:00pm
Saturday, March 7 at 8:00pm
Sunday, March 8 at 2:00pm.
Wednesday, March 11 at 7:00pm
Thursday, March 12 at 7:00pm
Final Performance - Saturday, March 14 at 8:00pm




WASC VISIT
The WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges) Accrediting Commission for School's selected team, will be dropping by on Monday, March 9 and Tuesday, March 10 to visit Coast Redwood High School. We are excited to show-off our student work, and classrooms, in order to educate the team about your charter school. SLVUSD Charter School is not your typical Charter, in that we are home school, yet we offer a diverse menu of academic delivery, onsite and off-site education, and curriculum to our families, while maintaining academic rigor for our school population (9-12), in order to hold true to our philosophy, purpose and ideal of Personalized Education.




CONFERENCE WEEK COMING UP - MARCH 16-20
Please mark your calendars for our mid-semester conference week scheduled for March 16-20
"Meeting of the Tribes" is scheduled for Monday, March 16. This is a 2x a year mandatory meeting for students to receive information regarding grades, progress reports, eligibility, and student counseling for projected 2015-2016 courses, with schedule planning for the fall.
 
Monday, March 16
9:30am - all 9th graders  (Projected Fall schedule for 10th grade courses, eligibility, electives, math choices, CAHSEE, and second semester writing assessment)

10:30am - all 10th graders   (Projected Fall schedule for 11th grade courses, eligibility, ROP requests, a-g selections, electives, math & science choices, CAHSEE, Smarter Balance Testing (former STAT/CST test), college projections, SAT's, college portfolio, and second semester writing assessment.)

11:30am - all 11th graders  (Projected Fall schedule for 12th grade classes, eligibility, ROP requests, a-g selections, electives, math & science choices, college projections, SAT's, college portfolio, college applications due in the fall, and second semester writing assessment.)

12:30pm - all 12th graders  (Graduation meeting and planning, progress reports, finalizing all graduation requirements have been met, letters of recommendations, college projections, applications, Cabrillo assessments, and registration, and second semester writing assessment.)

Teachers will be setting up their appointments for the rest of the week, with each student on Monday, March 16 after each "Tribe" meeting.


This is a home school week, where students are required to continue to work on their studies at home independently. Math 1 class will be the ONLY class that will be scheduled that week, as well as SLVHS classes, and Cabrillo.


Students enrolled in "onsite" classes, such as Digital Storytelling, Work Experience, English, History, Biology, Environmental Science, Spanish, etc., will be given assignments to complete at home during conference week. This is NOT a week off of school!


Artemis may be cancelled or held off site on Wednesday, March 18. This will be announced this coming week in Artemis.




CAHSEE (California High School Exit Exam) is scheduled during conference week too! Students will be given notice by their teachers, if they need to make-up a session/section. Successful completion is required for a high school diploma.
Dates:
Tuesday, March 17 - Language Arts
Wednesday, March 18 - Mathematics




MONTH 7 ATTENDANCE
Month 7 attendance will conclude at the end of the conference week on Friday, March 20. Planner sheets and work samples must be represented by work completed during our conference week. Inclusive dates: February 23 through March 20.




ART DROP-IN OPPORTUNITY ON MONDAYS
Digital Storytelling with Art - 10:00am in room P3. Be sure to notify your supervising teacher you are adding art to your schedule. Sketching, computer generated art, Zentangles, and more. Come and enjoy a morning of fine tuning your art/media.





MATH 1, MATH 2, and MATH 3 TUTORING AVAILABILITY - FREE!
Adriana is available to you, if you email her ONE WEEK ahead of your desired appointment, to set-up your math tutoring slot.  aguevar2ucsc.edu  and/or aguevara.94@gmail.com

Your math teacher(s), supervising teachers, and Adriana prefer for students to set-up a "standing appt" with Adriana, so students are receiving consistent help on a weekly basis. Students are to bring their homework to work on with Adriana.

Tuesdays -    2:15-3:30 in room P5
Wednesdays - 1:30-3:30 by appointment only (no drop-in) in room P5
Thursdays -  12:00-2:00 in room P3






RECOMMENDATION LETTERS
The staff is happy to assist students with a letter of recommendation, however, this process can take up to 4 weeks to complete. Please anticipate your needs for letters and schedule a time to meet with your supervising teacher to map-out due dates of Recommendation Letters.




Parenting and Teaching Tips

At Coast Redwood High School, teachers practice what is referred to in education, as "self-directed learning," or SDL. Challenging students to excel.

The key to self-direction is encouraging teens to design and accomplish their own learning tasks and then motivating them to motivate themselves to learn. SDL is designed to motivate. It offers a transition from control by others to control of oneself. Freedom is given as responsibility is taken. Teens learn to find and pursue their interests, to struggle and achieve, and to demonstrate their achievements and reap the rewards. They learn about themselves by finding out what they can do and become. They learn about others, find companionship,
and see themselves as they are seen by the many individuals and groups they experience. From participation in team sports, drama/theater, clubs, classes, volunteerism, employment, and community service, teen's learn about the world and how to move through it competently.

As teens take control of their education and their lives, they wish to be guided by these factors noted by professor emeritus Maurice Gibbons, author of Challenging Adolescent Students to Excel.

1. Motivation
2. Finding and support while pursuing their passion
3. Translating interests into clear and compelling goals
4. Connections with family, mentors and employers
5. Receiving positive feedback
6. Challenge appropriately by teaching them to challenge themselves
7. Understanding a "problem" and work collectively towards a solution






CABRILLO NEWS

All Seniors Interested in considering Cabrillo as either their definite plan for next year or their back up plan should follow the necessary steps to be part of "Running Start"- Cabrillo's priority registration for graduating high school seniors in Santa Cruz County. Please go to the website and start the process as soon as possible:  


Required Steps to Participate in Running Start to be completed by April 17, 2015

1.  Complete Cabrillo College Application - Application

Within 5 days you will receive a student ID via email. You will need this to complete all following steps!


2.   Submit the Online Running Start Intent Form
- Running Start Intent Form
At least 2 weeks before you take the Assessment test


3.    Apply for Financial Aid -  even if you think you don’t qualify! Financial Aid


4.   Complete Online Orientation - Online Orientation

Print Certificate of Completion or take a screen shot on your smart phone and bring with you to Assessment testing.


5.   Take the Assessment Test - Check with your Cabrillo counselor for assessment days and times. If you have an IEP or 504 plan, please contact your high school counselor if extra test taking time or other accommodations are needed.


6.   Attend an Education Plan Workshop - Plan your Fall 2015 classes! Workshop schedules can be found here: Workshops

If you need to speak with a counselor, call 831.479.6275 or 479.6385 in Aptos, or 786.4734 in Watsonville.









PAMF Doctors Offer $25,000 Scholarship

The physicians of the Palo Alto Medical Foundation offer a $25,000 scholarship to a highly qualified graduating senior in Santa Cruz County who plans to pursue a career as a physician. The winning applicant will have a GPA in the top 20% of his/her class, financial need and a strong commitment to studying medicine and serving the community. Information: PAMF pre-med scholar






2015 SPRING ACCESS2EMPLOYMENT JOB FAIR

The Access to Employment A2E is eager to invite high school seniors and community members  to attend the 2015 Spring Access2Employment Job Fair from 4-7:30 p.m. Cocoanut Grove Events Center located at the boardwalk on 400 Beach Street in Santa Cruz on Wednesday, March 25. Attendees will have a chance to meet with potential employers for both seasonal and full-time employment.  Professionals will be on-hand to review resumes from 4-6:30 p.m.  Also, a workshop on job-hunting tips will be provided.





Boardwalk - Whitings Foods Taking applications now through March 15th. Opening start day before April 1st (this means assigned an orientation/start date, not necessarily before April 1st) Applicants will go into our drawing in April for $500!

Apply Today! Santa Cruz Boardwalk Employment




MECHANICS TRAINING PROGRAM

This is for students who are interested in automobiles, race cars, or the motorsports industry in general. Our program serves to provide our students valuable hands-on experience repairing and maintaining our fleet of open-wheel race cars alongside our team of professional technicians, many of which have come to us from all forms and levels of professional motorsports. For young people looking for an entry level position in a professional racing organization, relevant experience is hard to come by. Our program can help with that and we have multitudes of graduates who have used our program as a gateway into a professional motorsports career.


Please check out their website https://simracewaydrivingschool.com/programs-experiences/mechanics-training-program/.




ACADEMIC SUPPORT LINKS

FREE After School Tutoring -  2:30 PM - 4:00pm, Monday - Thursday in the high school library.


SLV LIBRARY HOURS

Did you know that the HS Library is open Monday through Friday from 7AM to 5PM? It's a great place to study, get HW completed, read your novel, write your essay, CHECK PowerSchool, or collaborate on a group project. Take advantage of one of the nicest libraries in Santa Cruz County.  The library staff has extended library hours for YOU!






COLLEGE QUESTIONS & ANSWERS START HERE
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 -
SAT College Admissions Exam
SAT is offered on March 14, May 2 and June 6

MARCH 14 test date:

Regular Registration Deadline: February 13

Late Registration Deadline: February 27

Late Registration Deadline; Online & Phone: March 3, 2015



MAY 2 test date:

Subjects Test

Regular Registration Deadline: April 6

Late Registration Deadline: April 17

Late Registration Deadline; Online & Phone: April 21, 2015



JUNE 6 test date:

Subjects Test

Regular Registration Deadline: May 8

Late Registration Deadline: May 22

Late Registration Deadline; Online & Phone: May 27






ACT SIGN-UPS - The ACT Exam
ACT is offered on April 18, and June 13

APRIL 18 test date:

Regular Registration Deadline: March 13

Late Registration Deadline: March 14-27

Photo Upload Deadline: Check website for dates.


JUNE 13 test date:

Regular Registration Deadline: May 8

Late Registration Deadline: May 9-22

Photo Upload Deadline: Check website for dates.




SLV ATHLETICS NEED YOUR HELP!

Did you know that nearly 1 out every 8 students in the charter participates in at least one athletic program? Did you know that 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?


Charter students are currently participating on almost every sport team offered in the district.

Soccer, Cross-Country, Track, Swimming, Diving, Water-Polo, Golf, Volleyball, Baseball, Softball, and Football.


How does SLV School District pay for sports?

The District Office, Athletic Boosters and Individual Team Sports ASB accounts pay for the SLV High School athletic program.


What do the Boosters pay for?

  • Team Uniforms  


  • Sports Equipment


  • Conference fees                                                 


  • Sports Facility Repair and  Improvements


  • Team Awards


Bingo Bingo is the Athletic Boosters’ main source of revenue. It raises approximately $10,000 a month that goes to both our Boosters’ general fund and to individual sports.  Bingo is played every Monday night of the year in the Portuguese Hall which is located in Santa Cruz between Costco and Harvey West Park.  Bingo raises money for sports in two ways.  The first is through a dedicated core team of parents that volunteer one Monday each month to run bingo.  They generate money for the Boosters general fund. The second way is by giving money directly to a sport.  Every sport gets assigned bingo night(s).  Four parents from that sport are asked to work bingo for one night. The Boosters then deposits $500.00 into that sport’s ASB account for each bingo night worked.  



SUPPORT YOUR COACH BY VOLUNTEERING WHEN ASKED TO WORK BINGO.  THIS IS HOW YOU CAN SUPPORT YOUR TEAM PLAYER(S)!


***WANTED*** Our Bingo core team needs parents! (commitment: one Monday evening a month).  Also needed, one to three people to take over the operation of Bingo.  Currently most of our core team and operational manager are parents whose children have graduated. Remember, Bingo raises the most money for SLVHS sports.


Our parents and community members do so much to support our students, and I urge you to help out if you have been "meaning to" but have not quite yet jumped into something.  Thanks for your help!



DEAR PARENTS OF 2015 GRADUATING SENIORS:


The Grad Night Committee has been hard at work fundraising in order to make June 12th a night our kids won't forget, but we need your help with two of our main sources of funding:


It's time to buy your child's bid to attend Grad Night! Send in a check for $75 made payable to Grad Night 2015, give it to Jeannette Lange in the SLV Counseling Office. Please don't delay paying for your child's ticket to Grad Night: we depend on ticket sales in order to pay deposits on entertainment for the event and we don't want to start cutting items from our budget due to lack of funds.


Mark your calendars now for Saturday, February 28 to attend "Indulgences: Wine, Chocolate & More" our fabulous day of wine tasting, fine chocolates, live music and a Silent Auction where you can bid on weekend get-aways, sporting event tickets, products to pamper yourself and other indulgences! This amazing event will take place at Felton Community Hall from 2:00-5:00 PM


Other ways you can help:

If you work at a company that may be interested in donating an item (teen-friendly for Grad Night or adult-friendly for the Silent Auction) or cash, please take the letter just under this article to your employer. . . or give it to a friend, family member or neighbor!


Attend one of our on-going Dinner Nights Out, where a local restaurant donates a percentage of the proceeds to Grad Night. Upcoming dates & locations:

Tuesday, January 27 at Boulder Creek Brewery

Monday, March 2 at Boulder Creek Pizza & Pub

Coming Soon: Red Pearl and Taqueria Vallarta


Thank You,

Grad Night 2015 Committee




Grad Night 2015

Promoting a "Safe & Sober" Graduation Celebration

The SLV "Grad Night Class of 2015" Committee is fundraising for this year's Grad Night. Nationwide, the Senior Prom and graduation nights have the highest fatality rates of any night for teenagers. This is why the parents and community in the San Lorenzo Valley have continued for nearly 30 years, put on a "Safe and Sober" Grad Night celebration for the graduating senior.

It isn't enough to just put on a Grad Night. We take pride in providing a thrilling, unique event which transforms the SLV campus into a world of carnival rides, casinos, and other entertainments. The success of this event has enabled us to maintain a 90% attendance rate, keeping graduates safe while having a great time.

Any business or person who donates to any of our events will have their name or business listed on a large sign that will be out up at every fundraising event and Grad Night itself, thanking them for supporting our youth. This will give you maximum exposure for your business.

How can you help?

Host a Dinner Out and contribute % of proceeds to Grad Night 2015

Donate an item of "Indulgences" the Wine and Chocolate Tasting Fundraiser and Silent Auction (gift certificate, gift item, gift basket, etc)

Donate food or drink, or other item for Grad Night on June 12, 2015

Send a Tax Deductible donation (non-profit tax ID #946002633)

CONTACT: SLV Grade Night Class of 2015, P.O. Box 44  Felton, CA 95018





COMMUNITY OPPORTUNITY LINK

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: https://sites.google.com/a/slvusd.org/community-link/

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.




Official Dates & Holidays for 2014-2015
August 26, 2014 - First Day of School
September 1, 2014 - Labor Day Holiday
October 31, 2014 - Non-Instructional Day
November 11, 2014 - Veteran's Day Holiday
November 26-28, 2014 - Thanksgiving Holiday Break
December 20, 2014 - January 2, 2015 - Winter Holiday Break
January 5, 2015 - Semester break day (no school)
January 19, 2015 - Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday
January 20, 2015 - Non-Student Day (teacher workday)
February 9, 2015 - Lincoln's Birthday Holiday
February 16, 2015 - President's Day Holiday
March 30-April 3, 2015 - Spring Break Holiday
April 6, 2015 - Non-Instructional Day
May 25, 2015 - Memorial Day Holiday
June 11, 2015 - Last Student Day




Parenting and Teaching Tips

At Coast Redwood High School, teachers practice what is referred to in education, as "self-directed learning," or SDL. Challenging students to excel.

The key to self-direction is encouraging teens to design and accomplish their own learning tasks and then motivating them to motivate themselves to learn. SDL is designed to motivate. It offers a transition from control by others to control of oneself. Freedom is given as responsibility is taken. Teens learn to find and pursue their interests, to struggle and achieve, and to demonstrate their achievements and reap the rewards. They learn about themselves by finding out what they can do and become. They learn about others, find companionship,
and see themselves as they are seen by the many individuals and groups they experience. From participation in team sports, drama/theater, clubs, classes, volunteerism, employment, and community service, teen's learn about the world and how to move through it competently.

As teens take control of their education and their lives, they wish to be guided by these factor noted below:

1. Motivation
2. Finding and support while pursuing their passion
3. Translating interests into clear and compelling goals
4. Connections with family, mentors and employers
5. Receiving positive feedback
6. Challenge appropriately by teaching them to challenge themselves
7. Understanding a "problem" and work collectively towards a solution



Past:
The essential elements of SDL are five fundamental principles. Take a look at each principle, and see how these can be applied and reinforced at home, school and work.

1. Student control over as much of the learning experience as possible. This represents a shift from outer control (teacher/parent) to inner control. which separates childhood dependencies.

2. Skill development. Inner control is aimless unless students learn to focus and apply their talents and energies intensely.

3. Students' learning to challenge themselves to their best possible performance. Self-direction is dormant without challenge.

4. Student self-management, that is, management of themselves and their learning enterprises. In SDL, choices and freedoms are matched by self-control and responsibilities.

5. Self-motivation and self assessment. By setting important goals for themselves, arranging for feedback on their work, and achieving success, they learn to inspire their own efforts.
                                                                                                                                                              

DISTRICT CALENDAR FOR THE SCHOOL TERM: 2014-2015

2014-2015 District School Calendar

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