Coast Redwood High School Updates:

This coming week all teachers will continue to meet with their families and hopefully, the weather will have tamed down to reasonable temperatures for our students to hang-out before or after their conferences or meet up for lunch.

First field trip of the school year is this Friday, starting with a hike to Waddell Creek. Permission slips are available in Keidi's room (P4). Please sign the form, cut-off the top section that has information regarding time and place, and return the bottom portion with your signature to Keidi.

Waddell Creek Trivia:
William Waddell of Kentucky came to California in 1851. The first American settler of the area (for whom the creek and valley are named), he built a sawmill on the creek in 1862 above the Waddell Forks and conducted an extensive timber harvesting operation in the area, a lumber-hauling tramway from the mill to the beach, and to the municipal wharf. Waddell was killed by a grizzly bear in 1875.

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

Onsite class begin on Monday, September 11

Independent Study Courses/Physical Education/Cabrillo College
Students who have signed up for CRHS Independent Study/Contract courses or Cabrillo College started on the first day of school, August 28. Be sure you are writing down your assignments, time, and other information in your planner books as well as filling out your PE logs and noting those hours in your planner books. Back log your planner books as necessary if you have not conferenced with your teacher this past week. Include you Introduction to High School course in your planner book as well as your Writing Benchmark.

Students enrolled in a course at Cabrillo College need to bring a copy of their course syllabus and any other information the professor may have given you for your CRHS student file. Speak with your Supervising Teacher about these important details.

"Introduction To High School" Schoology Course: 
Please get started if you have not signed-in. Students may not begin their on-site CRHS courses until they have completed the Introduction To High School course in Schoology. Contact your Supervising Teacher for assistance.

SLV Student Directed Play:
Auditions for the Fall 2017's student-directed play will be held on Tuesday, September 5th and Wednesday, September 6th in the MPR starting at 3:00 pm. Callbacks will be announced if necessary. Bring an (ONE MINUTE) DRAMATIC OR COMEDIC MONOLOGUE. Preferably off-book. For more information contact Sampson Miller or Rowan Nicolett-Ray.

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: http://slvusdcafe.com/

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 will attend once-a-month staff meetings (Friday morning) to give staff important feedback and suggestions. 
First staff meeting Friday, September 22 at 8:30 am before the Meeting of the Tribes and Advisory in room P3. Interested? Please email Kay Mendoza

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.

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.

This committee meets the second Thursday of each month throughout the school year. Please come to the first 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: rschloser@slvusd.org
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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: awalker@slvusd.org 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 Walker: awalker@slvusd.org 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

- Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept 5-6 - SLV Play Auditions (SLVHS MPR)

- Friday, Sept 8 - Waddell Creek hike (P4)

- Monday, Sept 11 - On-site courses begin

- Thursday, September 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, Student Voice mtg (P3)

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

- Thursday, October 5 and Oct 12 - "Thrill the World" information meeting with Amber at Quail Hollow

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

Information meeting with Amber at Quail Hollow



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



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 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