*Coast Redwood Calendar located at the bottom of this page

Dear CRHS Parents,

The CRHS Staff is reaching out to you to consider joining our new educational booster club at CRHS. This club would sponsor many important programs for the students at Coast Redwood High School including college preparation and career readiness programs, college field trips, enrichment workshops educational and community building field trips and of course our two big adventure trips to Headwaters at Mt. Shasta and Ashland Oregon to the Shakespeare Festival. The CRHS Booster Club also funds equipment and classroom supplies.

To keep these valuable adventures and opportunities active we need your support. We know how busy you and we are. So rather than doing time-consuming fundraisers or asking you to buy things you don’t need, we are reaching out to you to consider a one-time donation or monthly donations in order to reach our $8000.00 annual goal. We are writing to ask you to donate this year. Donations are tax deductible.

Our current successful fundraisers include volunteering at the Redwood Mountain Faire in late spring, and our current Toyota Drive for Schools where we are requesting each student to sell one book (6 tickets) or more. All proceeds (100%) come directly back to CRHS. Each book is $25.00. We have lots of books left to distribute if your student needs more. Deadline October 18 - bring $$ and tickets to Kay Mendoza. 

New this year our student leadership team and the Environmental Horticulture class are organizing a community fall Harvest Festival in late October where students will be selling crafts, food and lots more. Proceeds will return to our Garden and Horticulture program. But we need to do a lot more. Please consider joining our booster club soon. We will meet 1x month and may do so electronically as necessary. Email Kay Mendoza if you can join our team!

Coast Redwood High School "Go-Fund-Me" for the Ashland Shakespeare trip.  

Toyota Drive For Schools Fundraiser💰 
Tickets are here!  You could win a car, $25,000 or many other great prizes.  Our program retains 100% of the money from
the ticket sales!  Pick tickets up from Kay or Wade. Our goal is for each family to sell at least one book of tickets:
1 book = 6 tickets for $25 (or $5 individual ticket price)
Tickets and money are due back to Kay by Thursday, October 18

Juniors! Don't forget to Register for the PSAT

The PSAT is coming! Juniors need to sign up with Annina in the SLVHS Admin office, the cost is $20 and you receive a study guide once you register. The test is on October 10th so do not delay!

Students in the 9th and 10th grade may also take the PSAT. Register soon!

How will you Pay for College?! Workshop

College might be a ways off, but planning how you are going to pay for it starts now! Sign Up in the SLVHS Counseling Office to attend the How to Pay for College Workshop on September 26th at 6:30 pm at the MPR at SLVHS


Below is a list of After School Performing Arts opportunities available to All students in every program of our charter. If you have any questions about any of these dates, feel free to email Amber Walker  awalker@slvusd.org.  

Thrill the World! 2018 (Michael Jackson's "Thriller" Event)
When: Thursdays: Oct.4 and Oct. 18 and Fridays Oct. 12 and Oct. 26 from 3-4:30 pm
Where: Multipurpose Room on the Quail Hollow Campus (up by the Charter Office)
No need to sign up ahead of time. Just show up.

This event was founded in 2006 in Toronto and has now spread to six continents. Every October people in cities around the world dance to "Thriller" at exactly the same time.  Preparation and counting down worldwide is part of the fun, but the feeling of being connected to others and dancing together as one is a Thrill like no other!  Celebrating the truly inspirational genius of Michael Jackson in a living and moving way is what keeps people coming back year after year.  

This year the event will be held in Santa Cruz on Saturday, October 27, 2018, at the Louden Nelson Center lawn at 3:00 pm sharp. There is also an option to perform in a flash mob on Halloween in Ben Lomond.

All Charter Musical: Into the Well!: An original rock musical
Last year we had a great turnout with 64 students from each and every program in our charter participating.

Amber will have an informational meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 9 at 3:00 pm for students and parents. The meeting will be held in the multipurpose room at the Quail Hollow Campus.
You will get a synopsis of the script, hear about characters and musical numbers, and get detailed info on the rehearsal schedule/requirements.

This year the play will be, "Into the Well". Once again, it will be an original script written by Janinne Chadwick, which Amber directed and choreographed in 2008 with LPRT (Little People's Repertory Theater.) This story incorporates fairy tale characters from many different stories such as Little Red Riding Hood, Snow White, The Frog Prince, Goldilocks, Jack and the Beanstalk, and many more with a Giant singing Bob Dylan tunes, punk-rock huntsman, and runway models gone awry! Music ranges from Motown, funk, pop, punk, and good ole' rock n' roll.
Come to our meeting to find out more details!

Auditions: 3-5:30 pm, Mondays/Tuesdays, Oct. 15, 16, 22, 23 in the multi-purpose room on the Quail Hollow Campus
Rehearsals: 3-5:30 pm, Mondays, and Tuesdays
Performance Week: February 4-9



October 26 27 & 28

November 2, 3 & 4, 2018

SLVHS Performing Arts Center

For additional information contact Nick Payne at 19npayne@slvusd.org or Jennifer Rodriguez at 19jrodriguez@slvusd.org




Begin collecting your EXTRA CREDIT points by attending the College & Career Night.
More to come from your teachers!


Volunteers Needed! Mountain Parks Lobster Feed Clean Up - October 14th
  • WhenSunday, October 14th from 10 am to 1 pm
  • Permission Slip is Needed: Click Here and bring to the SLVHS Counseling Office before Oct. 9th
  • Help out with the aftermath of the Lobster Feed (Which is on Oct. 13th) and gain Volunteer Hours!
  • This is a Volunteer Hours Opportunity! You need to be sure to turn in your hours to Kay Mendoza after the event.


Upcoming College Rep. Lunchtime Visits
On these dates, representatives from specific colleges will be here at Lunch to talk to our students!

  • October 9th - University of Montana
  • November 1st -  Soka University of America

College Application Reminders
  • October 1stCSU, Cabrillo College and FAFSA Applications Open
  • November 1stUC Applications can begin to be submitted
  • November 30th: Deadline for all UC & CSU Applications

     Stay connected by visiting our Coast Redwood High School Facebook page

Sierra Nature Prints Studio – 2018 Fall Classes: 

Need an art class for credits? Here is a local and incredible opportunity

Free GED Preparation

The Watsonville/Aptos/Santa Cruz Adult Education Department will be offering a free GED preparation program at the SLV district office building on 325 Marion Avenue in Ben Lomond throughout the academic school year.  (Please see attached flyer.) This course is for adults, age 18 and older, who want to receive their high school equivalency.

Preparation Program for Students Studying for the GED and the HiSET Equivalency Test.

An individualized course of study based on assessment, schedule, and goals will be designed for each student enabling students to pass the GED exams while improving their skills for college or career training. Courses are offered in teacher-directed classrooms with a blend of online, direct and individualized instruction. Online distance learning may be available in combination with classroom instruction.



CRHS Community Service Requirements = 15+ hours each school year

 Don't Wait. Hours must be completed by the end of April 2019 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 10, 2018, 6:55 PM
Kay Mendoza,
Sep 10, 2018, 6:55 PM
Kay Mendoza,
Sep 10, 2018, 6:55 PM