March 2, 2015 - March 6, 2015
SLV High School Schedule: A (collaboration) O, E, O, E
Thursday, March 5 at 7:00pm
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!
Tuesday, March 17 - Language Arts
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.
Parenting and Teaching Tips
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
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
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
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
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
Regular Registration Deadline: February 13
Late Registration Deadline: February 27
Late Registration Deadline; Online & Phone: March 3, 2015
MAY 2 test date:
Regular Registration Deadline: April 6
Late Registration Deadline: April 17
Late Registration Deadline; Online & Phone: April 21, 2015
JUNE 6 test date:
Regular Registration Deadline: May 8
Late Registration Deadline: May 22
Late Registration Deadline; Online & Phone: May 27
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?
Sports Facility Repair and Improvements
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
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.
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.
Parenting and Teaching Tips
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.
DISTRICT CALENDAR FOR THE SCHOOL TERM: 2014-2015