Month 11 Attendance - Due Monday, June 5, 2017

                           CONGRATULATIONS 2017 GRADUATES  

Golden State Seal Merit Diploma Award
 The Golden State Seal Merit Diploma (GSSMD) insignia is awarded jointly by the State Board of Education and the  State Superintendent of Public Instruction to recognize students who have demonstrated mastery of the high school  curriculum in at least six subject areas.

 Senior Mimi Chappelear for winning 2nd place in the Santa Cruz Art League Art Show.

 Freshman Gwyneth Jones and her dog, who won numerous awards in Dog Agility Competitions throughout the State.

 Senior Katie Ussat placed all four years in the SLV Fashion Shows with her clothing line, participation in the County Science Fair and an ROP  Award for Graphic Design/Arts. 

 Sophomore Ruby Howard granted into a Santa Clara University summer program in an environmental science program and earned a  President's Volunteer Service Silver Award for her hours and commitment to saving and releasing wild sea turtles in Mexico.

 Freshman Nadia Kvamme earned her Black Belt this year and was named 4-H Member of the Year.

 Junior Cameron Snider earned "First Class" rank in Boy Scouts, and won a gold medal in racing.

 Senior Jack Chatoff earned the highest rank in Boy Scouts, his Eagle Scout Award this year.

 Freshman Carrie Lawood earned many ribbons for her horsemanship and art, as well as taught a professional horse clinic with Pat Parelli.

 Junior Portia Simmons earned the President's Community Service Gold Award, promoted to Chief Master Sergeant in her                                  Youth Police Academy, and earned top-rated Outdoor Science Counselor for her commitment of volunteering 3 times this year.

 Sophomore Brandel Salinas earned several medals in Archery.

 Freshman Jamie Repetski earned the President's Community Service Gold Award.

 Sophomore Natalie Harris earned a certificate in Graphic Design

 Freshman Autumn Gombatz accomplished playing piano for 9 years!

 Senior Congratulations Quinn Becker for his music accomplishments and sharing them with us!
 You may keep informed with Quinn's music endeavors by signing-up at: quinnbecker.rocks 

 Congratulations to all the students who earned Memoir and Senior Exit Portfolio HONORS.

 Congratulations to all of our students who successfully completed their course(s) at Cabrillo College this school year.

 Congratulations to all of the students who participated in sports, theater, and clubs this year. 
Lily Busnardo, Brennen Walker, Ethan Slaven, Logan Cruz, Nick Pasternak, Steven Dowdy, Gravey Gordan, Andrew Vela, Dylan Keane, Gracen Arndt, Gabe  Enns, John Reed, Alex Stevensen, Aylssa Vela, Emily Dowdy, Alexander Roberts, Portia Simmons, Hannah Rogers, 
Kate Ussat, Quinn Becker, Iris Jones, Claire Hendricks, Bella Hayes, Myles Laurin, Viviana Cristallo, McKinley Postman, Gwyneth Jones, 
and anyone else I may have inadvertently not listed, our apologies!

 Please share with us awards you received this past year so we may add your name to our Shout-Outs!

SLVUSD Charter School receives Honor Roll Award

Our school was chosen by Educational Results Partnership (ERP) and the Campaign for Business and Education Excellence (CBEE) as a 2016 California Honor Roll recipient!

“The California Honor Roll is part of a national effort known for its extensive and rigorous analysis of student achievement in public schools. Our school stood above other schools in the state because of success in getting students to grade level achievement and beyond.

This year, the Honor Roll includes 1,866 public K-8 and high schools that are recognized for demonstrating consistently high levels of student academic achievement, improvement in achievement over time, and reduction in achievement gaps.

We did not apply for this award (they found us!) and it is a great honor to have been chosen. We will be featured on the Honor Roll website and a banner has been designed for us to hang proudly at our school.”

More Wonderful News.....

WASC Accreditation: Let’s celebrate our WASC Accreditation. We have officially received our WASC Accreditation through June 30, 2021

Below is the BIG list of year-end important dates of events

June 5 (Mon) Final day to turn in assignments to teachers

June 6 (Tues) Month 11 attendance due or earlier no later than 12:00pm
Sports/Theater eligibility declared
Grades freeze
Last day to obtain a Cabrillo concurrent form for the fall
Last day to obtain a summer work permit (permits will be available at the SLV district office over the summer)

June 8 (Thurs)     Last Day of School

June 9 (Fri)         Senior Graduate Grad Night – 8:30 PM – 5:00 AM (Must have purchased a grad ticket)


The SLVUSD Charter School uses PowerSchool Registration, an online platform for completing student registration. We have outlined below the requirements for our Returning students, as well as when to access the web-link to complete the online registration process.

RETURNING STUDENTS: We need your most current information in the event of an emergency! You will be required to complete your annual registration (information update and Parent Permissions) before you can attend classes.

School Registration Window & Parent Portal:

The PowerSchool Parent Portal will open on Saturday, August 5

You may access PowerSchool Registration through the Parent Portal URL:  https://grades.slvusd.org/public

Once you have created your PowerSchool Parent account, you will then complete your student’s on-line registration by clicking on the “PowerSchool Registration” link. Students are not considered enrolled until the on-line registration has been completed. 

PLEASE NOTE: Students will need to be fully enrolled before they begin classes next year. CRHS Orientation is scheduled for Monday, August 28. Please watch for details starting in early August.

Beginning September 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 bank of Chromebooks were purchased expressly for testing (sharing with all grades (K-8) in the charter) 

This year, all four English classes were highly impacted due to our "sharing status" during testing weeks in May. Only those students who brought their own device were able to work on their papers and presentations in class. Please speak with your supervising teacher about your options.

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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.


Congratulations to Amber Walker and all the charter students who participated in the all charter play of the 
Little Mermaid: A Westside Story


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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.


Thank you Cassie, Cayenne, Donna and Nadia for your wonderful lunches and brunches! It is always a special treat to take a break and enjoy a ready homemade brunch/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

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

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 with Heath Wood!



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

2016-2017 SAT Suite of Assessments - 


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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June 10, 2017

May 5, 2017
May 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):

  •     (click) HERE                  

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

  SLV Cougar Newsletter 5/2017