For Planning Purposes

CRHS Monthly Calendar at the bottom of this page

Weekly Bulletin 05/01/17 - 05/05/17

Month 10 Attendance - Due Friday, May 26, 2017

Intent to Return Form PLEASE RETURN!
Please remember to return this form to your Supervising Teacher. This form either holds your spot OR releases your spot for someone else to fill. Thank you for your speedy attention to this.

All siblings of CRHS student(s) who are planning to enroll at CRHS need to fill out an application. Please email or attach to an email to Holly Thomas. Thank you!

Holly Thomas: hthomas@slvusd.org 

Sibling Application: 2017-2018 Sibling Application

Our continued message to our students and to their Learning Coaches (parents) is to stay organized, check your emails, check the web page, open Schoology several times a week, check PowerSchool on a weekly basis, be on time with attendance and assignments, ask questions.

We are nearing the last several weeks of our onsite classes. Please keep the learning spirit moving all the way to the end! 

Our onsite classes end the week of May 15. All students will have homeschool projects to complete at home through June 5, last day to turn in work and receive credit.

Student and parent conferences will begin soon. Watch for an email from your Supervising 
Teacher to set-up dates and times.


We are excited to provide our students a unique opportunity on Friday, May 5th, a workshop with self-awareness and communication trainer, Heath Wood. Heath is a trained interpersonal psychologist whose work with students aligns perfectly with our Coast Redwood goals and mission to strive and grow-- ourselves as teachers and our students as outlined in our School Wide Outcomes (character, communication, citizenship, critical and creative thinking).

What: A presentation and facilitated conversation about self-awareness, communication skills, and creating safety for ourselves and others in social and academic situations.

When:  Friday, May 5th, 9th/10th Graders from 9-11am, 11/12th Graders from 12-2pm.

Who: ALL Coast Redwood students and staff

Where: Coast Redwood, P5 (Brian’s room)

Cost: FREE!!! While normally trainings like these are quite pricey, this workshop is free for Coast Redwood students.

Sign-up with your supervising teacher

We have invited Heath to work with us now as preparation for our 2017-2018 school year and to kick off the positive changes we will continue to be making at Coast Redwood. It is so valuable and important to Coast Redwood teachers and the building of our Coast Redwood community that we are asking all of our students to be here, and as an added incentive are considering it an extra credit project for a class of your choice.

Grease is the Word!

The show will run tonight (Friday) and tomorrow night (Saturday) at 7:00 pm with a matinee on Sunday at 2:00 pm.  

Next week, there will again be 7:00 pm showings on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night, and the show closes with another 2:00 pm Sunday matinee.  

All shows are in the SLV High School Performing Arts Center.

Tickets are $13 for students, $15 for seniors, and $18 for general admission.  

Tickets may be purchased in advance at slvhsgrease.brownpapertickets.com or at the box office door before the show.

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The cast of 60 performers, ages 5-17 years old, will perform in this original musical with script and lyrics written by local playwrite, Janinne Chadwick, directed and choreographed by Amber Walker

It is the classic tale with a twist, containing mermaids who are Dancing Queens, working class sharks who sing Bruce Springsteen, a mermaid girl falling for a surfer boy, and so much more! Music ranges from pop, rock n' roll, motown to disco!

Evening Performances: Thursday and Friday, May 11 and 12th, at 6:30 pm

Cost: $5.00 per ticket at the door

Where: SLV Performing Arts Center (PAC)


Save this date and join the families and students of the class 2017 in celebrating their graduation at the Fall Creek Amphitheater on Friday, June 2 at 12:30 p.m.

20th year anniversary that Coast Redwood High School has been an education choice for hundreds of students!

SLVUSD Visual and Performing Arts Showcase

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Saturday, May 6 from Noon to 4:00 pm on the SLV High Campus

The district Visual Arts Performing Arts Committee is holding a showcase on Saturday, May 6 from noon to 4:00 pm on the high school campus!

The event is to designed to highlight all of the wonderful work that is produced by the students in fabulous district programs – Music, Drama, High School Art, Middle School Art, Art Masterpiece, Band, talent from our Charter School, Choir, and much more.

In order for us to successfully host this event we will need lots of helping hands from our generous parents.  We are seeking both volunteers to help out on the day of the event, as well as food and drink donations to be sold to event goers.

The following volunteer opportunities are available:

·   Baked goods and water donations

·   Food/drink servers

·   Set up hanging and arranging artwork

       Set up food/beverage areas, table

·   Clean-up/ break-down

·   Cleaning popcorn maker before event

·   Cleaning popcorn maker after event

If you have any questions about VAPA Volunteer list please email Lani Egbert at eegbert@slvusd.org. If you have any questions about the bake sale list, please email Halley Benjamin at hbenjamin@slvusd.org

Calling all acts for our All Charter Talent Show, to be performed at the SLV Performing Arts

Center (PAC) on Thursday, May 25, at 6:30pm. In addition, there is a mandatory Dress 

Rehearsal from 3-6pm on Wednesday, May 24. *Please speak directly with Amber if there

is a conflict with this date. There are a few exceptions to the mandatory Dress Rehearsal 

attendance, but it must be discussed prior to then to be determined.

Acts should be no longer than approximately 3-4 minutes in length. Solo dancers, group dancers, solo musical artists, 

bands, monologues, stop motion videos, short films...any and all visual and performing artists are welcome!

Please email Amber Walker at awalker@slvusd.org with the following info by Friday, May 5:
1)  Name and age/grade of student
2)  Contact information of parent or responsible adult: email address and phone number
3)  Charter Program they are enrolled in
4)  What kind of performance or visual art will be presented
5)  Staging needs-such as mats, microphones, piano, extension cords, backing musical track, chairs, etc.

Thanks so much! I am looking forward to another year of amazing talent.
Amber Walker
Teacher/Quail Hollow Integrated Arts

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Summer School Registration has Begun!

Summer School at SLVHS will run from  June 13 - July 11

Monday through Thursday -No Friday, No 4th of July.

Summer School runs from 8:00 a.m. - 12 Noon.

If you need to make up courses see the Information/Registration Sheets that are available from your Supervising Teachers. 

Registration Sheets must be returned to the SLVHS Counseling Office, not the Charter Office.


Modern society tells us to do well in school, work as hard as we can, and eventually teach our kids to do the same. It’s an endless cycle that doesn’t exactly leave much room for creativity. This short film is encouraging people to look at things differently, and is striking a cord.

Alike, a Pixar-like affair by Madrid-based animators Daniel Martínez Lara and Rafa Cano Méndez, is a 7-minute lesson on what happens to your life when creativity is drowned out by the daily grind. It’s also about parenthood, and the importance of letting kids to forge their own journeys. The critically-acclaimed short was made entirely with Blender, an open-source 3D rendering program, and is dedicated “to our families, for helping us not to lose our colour.”

As Canadian journalist Graydon Carter once said, “it’s a rare moment when we take a break from the tribulations of the daily rat race to reflect on assumptions and values that we casually accept as gospel.” Take one of these moments for yourself, and give Alike a go.

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  • sudden cardiac arrest is the number one killer of student athletes

  • sudden cardiac arrest is the number two killer of people under age 25

  • one student athlete dies every three days from sudden cardiac arrest

  • 5,000-7,000 youth die every year from sudden cardiac arrest


Testing will be on Wednesday, May 10 from 8:30 am to 8:30 pm by appointment. You must sign up by Sunday, April 30

How do I get an appointment?

Sign up at http://heartstrongscreenings.com/slv-high-school-forms by April 30


Testing will be done in privacy tents set up in the SLVHS gym

Who is it for?

All SLVUSD students age 12 and older. Limited space available for SLVUSD staff and parents of slvusd students made available on a first come first serve basis.

How much does it cost?

No direct cost! Our partner in this event, the not-for- profit American Cardiovascular Group, will bill your insurance but will not bill you for copays or any unpaid portion of the costs - even if your insurance declines 100% of the bill!

What else should i know about cardiovascular screening?

  • tests offered electrocardiogram, echocardiogram and vascular ultrasound if indicated

  • testing process takes about 30 minutes

  • you should wear loose baggy athletic clothing to the test

  • avoid caffeine three hours prior to your test

  • avoid anti inflammatory medications six hours prior to your test

  • avoid wearing lotions and sunscreens


Thank you Cassie, Cayenne, Donna and Nadia for this months' wonderful teacher appreciation luncheon! It is always a special treat to take a break and enjoy a ready homemade lunch!

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


SENIOR GRAD NIGHT Seniors, buy your Grad Night bids as soon as possible! They cost $80 dollars. 


Senior Trip Update

The majority of SLVHS senior students voted for a Senior Trip to Great America and Dave and Busters with an estimated cost of $70.00 per Charter student, as our students were not involved with fundraising. Transportation, lunch, dinner and game tokens will be provided.

PLEASE discuss this trip with your Supervising Teacher first. There are several requirements and eligibility guidelines to consider.

United States Presidential 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)

The last day we will accept Community Service Hours is on April 28, 2017 in order to count towards an award.

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

Teens (11-15)50-74 Hours75-99 Hours100+ Hours
Young Adult (16-19)100-174 Hours175-249 Hours250+ Hours

Meeting of Tribes - will return in September!


Beginning January students will have limited use of our classroom Chromebooks. Please send your child to school with
their own device. Our recommendation is a Chromebook or a laptop. 

Amazon has great deals on Chromebooks. We recommend not to spend over $200.00 for a Chromebook. 

Our current Chromebooks were purchased expressly for testing (all grades in the charter) however, we have been blessed to be able to hold onto the ones we have, but we are now moving into a Chromebook reserve status. Please speak with your supervising teacher about your options.


Grad Night Meetings and Fundraisers

We meet on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month at 6:30 pm in Room D6 at SLV High School. Don't like meetings, no problem.  Here are other ways you can help:

1.  Buy your bid.

It's the ticket which allows your student into Grad Night. It makes a great stocking-stuffer and helps us plan the best Grad Night we can. We need to start paying deposits in 4 weeks. -  http://hs.slvusd.org/grad-night/

Links: SLV Grad Night Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/482718165110009/

SignUp Genius: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0945AFAD22A4F85-goodwill

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1832145553731945/


CRHS Community Service Requirements = 15+ hours each school year

 Don't Wait. Hours must be completed by April 28, 2017 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 webreg@cabrillo.eduThe 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 High School students and Coast Redwood High School students with Social Studies teacher, Cindy Martinez, met with our new US Senator from California, Kamala Harris, while on their trip to Washington, D.C. last month. During their visit, students were able to tour the Capitol and attend both the Presidential Inauguration and the Women’s March last weekend.  It was a great opportunity and an amazing time for our students.

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Needed: Several parents to sit on our CRHS Parent Advisory Committee ~

We are seeking several parent volunteers to meet (1 hour/1x month) on our Parent Advisory Site Committee. This year is particularly important as we conclude our WASC accreditation steps. Your guidance and input is very important to us. Please email Rhonda Schlosser for details: rschlosser@slvusd.org 

As we gear up this week, the sniffles and sneezes are guaranteed to start. How can you help? Teachers could use some supplies in their rooms to fight the good fight.  If you can donate Kleenex, Wipes, or Hand Sanitizer, we would greatly appreciate it.  Anything you can bring may be dropped off in your child's classroom. Thank you!


We encourage students to drink lots of water while at school. The teachers have water coolers in their classroom available for students to get the occasional cup of water and our teachers would appreciate donations of gallon containers of water filled at a water station or at the Scotts Valley Water Store. Small size works well.

We also strongly encourage our students to bring their own water bottle container, but please put a name or initials on the water bottle. We end up throwing away many containers each semester!


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

2016-2017 SAT Suite of Assessments - 


 SAT Date
 SAT Subject Tests
 Registration Deadline
 Late Registration Deadline
 Deadline for changes

Nov 05, 2016



Oct 07, 2016 

Oct 18, 2016 (for mailed registrations)

Oct 25, 2016 (for registrations made online or by phone)

   Oct 25, 2016

Dec 03, 2016




Nov 03, 2016

Nov 15, 2016 (for mailed registrations)

Nov 22, 2016 (for registrations made online or by phone)


Nov 22, 2016

Jan 21, 2017




Dec 21, 2016

Jan 03, 2017 (for mailed registrations)

Jan 10, 2017 (for registrations made online or by phone)


Jan 10, 2017

Mar 11, 2017



SAT Subject Tests not offered on this date 

Feb 10, 2017

Feb 21, 2017 (for mailed registrations)

Feb 28, 2017 (for registrations made online or by phone)


Feb 28, 2017

May 06, 2017



Apr 07, 2017

Apr 18, 2017 (for mailed registrations)

Apr 25, 2017 (for registrations made online or by phone)


Apr 25, 2017

Jun 03, 2017



May 09, 2017

May 16, 2017 (for mailed registrations)

May 24, 2017 (for registrations made online or by phone)


May 24, 2017

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Test Date
Registration Deadline(Late Fee Required)
December 10, 2016

November 4, 2016November 5-18, 2016
February 11, 2017*

January 13, 2017January 14-20, 2017
April 8, 2017

March 3, 2017March 4-17, 2017
June 10, 2017

May 5, 2017May 6-19, 2017


     You do NOT need to take the Cabrillo Assessment if you provide Admissions and Records with official documentation      of your California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) results.   

     Also known as the 11TH Grade The Smarter Balanced Assessment (formerly EAP/STAR test):

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  • English Language/Literacy:  "standard exceeded" - overall score of 2682 and above = placement into English 1A
  • - Mathematics: "standard exceeded" - overall score of 2718 and above = placement into transfer level math courses These tests are offered   through CA high schools in grade 11. CAASPP results are valid for two years (your senior year and the year following graduation)

As part of the Student Success & Support Program Services, all first time college students are required to assess before registering for classes and in order to maintain priority registration date. 

For Math and English Assessment: First come, first served. Seating capacity is limited to the first 35 students in line per scheduled session.  No appointments or pre-registrations taken. We request that students be in line 30 minutes early for check-in and seating. There is no late seating, no exceptions.

For assessment with accommodations: appointment and Accommodation Form required Do you have a learning difference, a 504 or IEP? We can provide assessment testing with accommodations (more time and limited distractions): - please note - we cannot provide accommodations during a regular assessment session.  Please call our office for more information and to make arrangements. 831.479.6165

New - SLVUSD Emergency Information Web Page

There is a new webpage from the SLV District Office for parents and students to go to for information during an emergency situation at school or in our valley.

The page is filled with information and instructions in case of emergency. In the event of an actual emergency, this page is where the district office will post updates on what is happening.  In an emergency, this is the place to go online for facts and updates.  Hopefully, this will allow parents and students to be informed and to remain as calm as possible.


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 ~

Humbolt State University

Pacific University, Oregon

Southern Oregon State University

University Hawaii @ Hilo

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!

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