For Planning Purposes

Coast Redwood High School Updates: 


Hello, Families!

We have enjoyed our time meeting with our new families and with our returning families. Teachers are confirming semester plans, leaving room for change as needed over the next week. Please contact your supervising teacher directly if you see a need for a change in your teen's schedule. 

Thank you to all students and parents who have completed their first Schoology course, "Introduction to High School." It is important to know all the CRHS facts and understand our policies and operation. Developing this Schoology course saved this school a lot of paper and copy costs and provided us yet another perk, students and parents may go back into this course at any time to reread information that may be needed as a refresher later in the school year. 

Today around 20 students participated in the Waddell Creek hike. It was a fantastic and memorable day hiking with new friends and rekindling old friendships all-the-while figuring out the scavenger hunt questions. Everyone arrived back to school smiling and wanting to do more activities! It was delightful seeing our tables and garden filled with students after a long quiet summer stillness that blankets itself over CRHS during the summer months. The hummingbirds, butterflies, bumble bees, lizards, birds, and teens, as well as our resident cat "Kitty," woke-up CRHS today.

Starting Monday, our onsite courses begin and the staff is delighted to get the year moving along. Update for MATH 1A students only:
Our first MATH 1A class will be on Wednesday, September 13th.

We are hearing from several of our families that they are worried and with good reason, about their extended family and friends who live in Oregon (fires), Texas, and now Florida. Your supervising teachers and our counselor Jen Sims are available to listen to our teens should they need to discuss their worries and concerns. Just let us know. We understand what a stressful and anxious time this may be for our youth with relatives living outside of California in the mists of environmental disasters.

What's happening and what do I need to know ~

Writing Benchmark: Keep working on the Writing Benchmark - due 9/22 to your Supervising Teacher

Month 1 Attendance: Due to your supervising teacher on Friday, Sept 22

Cafeteria News:
Breakfast is $2.50 and Lunch $3.50.
CRHS students and their friends (from SLVHS and CRHS) typically come back with their lunch in hand to sit under our sycamore trees, in the garden, or in a classroom. Application for free and reduced lunch can be found on the SLVUSD Nutrition Webpage:

Magic the Gathering:
The first club to get started this year is "Magic the Gathering." Meeting times will be at lunch in room P3 from 12:05-12:30 Mondays and Wednesdays starting on Monday, September 18.

Student Voice Collective:
Students attend a once-a-month staff meeting (Friday morning prior to a Tribes meeting, or an Advisory meeting) to give staff important feedback and recommendations through surveying our students and receiving student feedback. Students in Leadership are encouraged to join. We are asking for 2-3 students per grade level. Students may apply this committee time to their volunteer hours.

First Student Voice Collaborative meeting is Friday, September 22 at 8:30 am (room P3) before the Meeting of the Tribes in room P3. Interested? Please email Kay Mendoza. Kay has a committee description packet for students to read prior to the first meeting.

United States Presidential Volunteer Service Award Program

This is a nationally-recognized program that rewards students who volunteer in our community.
Students must sign-up and submit their community service hours to qualify for an award.
To get registered, send Kay an email today!

Major areas of focus:
Education – Provide services that help children and youth achieve success and increase high school graduation.
Healthy Futures – Provide services such as access to health care, disease prevention and health promotion initiatives and health literacy
Environmental Stewardship – Provide energy efficiencies and other environmental conservation or restoration services, such as the Forestry Project, or the California Conservation Corp (CCC), within the communities.
Veterans and Military Families – Provide services to veterans, members of the armed forces who are in the active duty, and family members of deployed military personnel and/or engage veterans in service.
Economic Opportunity – Provide services related to economic opportunity for economically disadvantaged individuals within communities including financial literacy, housing assistance, job training and nutritional assistance.
Disaster Services – Build the capacity of individuals, organizations, and communities to help prepare for, respond to, recover from and mitigate disasters and increase community resiliency.

Secondary Areas of Focus

In addition to secondary hour accumulations, students may total hours in the areas of adult literacy and education, animal support, arts, and culture, civic and community, justice and legal, family services, international services, senior services, technology, immigrant and refugee services, and several other secondary focus areas.
Sunshine Committee:
If you can help each classroom with snacks/water for students and monthly Friday luncheons for teachers, and snacks for Meeting of The Tribes 4x year, please email Kay and indicate that you can help. A list of volunteers will be passed along to our lead chairperson.

SLV Athletics Booster Club Meeting Wednesday, September 13

The SLV Athletics Boosters will have its first meeting of the school year this Wednesday, September 13 at 6:30 pm in the HS Staff Room.
Please come join us and help raise money for our Athletic Programs and help SLV to remain as the only high school in our County where kids don't have to pay a fee to play a sport.

Parents of 12th Graders - Please consider helping!
Grad Night Meeting Wednesday, September 13
The Grad Night Committee meeting is Wednesday, September 13th at 6:30 p.m. 
Now is the time to get involved and have an impact on this Safe and Sober Graduation event. All graduating CRHS and SLVHS 12th graders are invited to purchase tickets and enjoy a fun-filled night following SLVHS graduation, June 15. At this point, parent supporters are only meeting once a month and do their very best to keep those meetings to one hour.

Interested in Being a School Volunteer?

If you are new to SLVUSD or did not register to be a District volunteer last year, September is the month to complete the process. There are three attachments to this newsletter: Volunteer Information letter, Volunteer Handbook, and Volunteer Agreement form. Download and complete the Volunteer Agreement form. Return your forms to Danelle at the Charter Annex, (Fall Creek office).

Charter Parent Advisory Committee
The Charter’s Parent Advisory Committee is a great way to stay involved in the Charter and to help guide the direction of the programs at the broader level. Parents in this committee learn about and help shape the Charter’s guiding documents such as the Charter Petition, Local Control Accountability Plan, WASC, classroom support, public relations, etc. We would like at least one representative from our CRHS program to have a voice on this committee.The committee will meet the second Thursday of each month throughout the year 
at the Charter Annex (Fall Creek Office.) 
Please come to the 
irst meeting on September 14 from 3-4pm to learn more. This is a great way for the Booster Club representative to share with each other as well! If you have additional questions, please email

Thrill the World! 2017 (Michael Jackson's "Thriller" Event)

When: Thursdays: Oct. 5 and Oct. 12 and Fridays Oct. 20 and Oct. 27 from 3-4:30 pm

Where: Rm. 29 (the dance room) on the Quail Hollow Campus

No need to sign up ahead of time. Just show up.

Amber: for detail information!

All Charter Musical: Cinder-Idol-What the World Needs Now!

Last year we had a great turnout, with 60 students from each and every program in our Charter participating. Amber Walker will have an informational meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 10 at 3 pm for students and parents. The meeting will be held room 17 at the Quail Hollow Campus.

Amber for detail information on rehearsal days and times starting in October through January with the performances scheduled for February 1, 2 and 3rd.

Important dates to mark on your calendar

- Monday, Sept 11 - On-site courses begin

- Wednesday, Sept 13 - Math 1A starts

- Wednesday, Sept 13 - SLV Athletic Booster meeting

- Wednesday, Sept 13 - Grad Night meeting

- Thursday, Sept 14 - Parent Advisory Committee with Rhonda Schlosser (Annex)

- Monday, Sept 18 - Magic the Gathering club begins (lunchtime - P3)

- Friday, Sept 22 - Attendance Month 1, Writing Benchmark, Meeting of The Tribes with brunch,

(first) Student Voice mtg (P3)

- Wednesday, Sept 27 - Information Night for new students interested in enrolling at CRHS (P3)

- Friday, Sept 29 - Advisory 10-12, BBQ lunch for students following Advisory

- Saturday, Sept 30 - SLV Home Coming Dance - permission slips required. Ask your ST

- Saturday, September 30 - SLVHS Homecoming Football Game and Homecoming Dance

- Thursday, Oct 5 - Picture Day at Fall Creek

- Thursday, October 5 and Oct 12 - "Thrill the World" information meeting with

Amber at Quail Hollow

- Friday, Oct 6 - 9th and 10th-grade Free Vision and Hearing test

- Friday, October 6 - Jen's Group (advisory) and brunch

- Tuesday, October 10 - All Charter Musical: "Cinder-Idol-What the World Needs Now!"

Information meeting with Amber at Quail Hollow

- Wednesday, Oct 11 - PSAT - sign-up with Rory first then register at the SLV Counseling office

Fee: 20.00-25.00 dollars - TBD



Cayenne is always looking for added support. If you are interested in helping Cayenne with teacher treats once-a-month, please contact her at

United States President's Volunteer Service Award Program

This is a nationally-recognized program that rewards students who volunteer in our community.  Open to all CRHS High School students, more information can be found here: (see Kay for info and registration)

Award Levels for Hours Re-start August 21, 2017 through April 27, 2018

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




CRHS Community Service Requirements = 15+ hours each school year

 Don't Wait. Hours must be completed by the end of April 2018 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

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

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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:

Th is 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.



Coast Redwood High School

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