December 22, 2014 - January 2, 2015
SLVHS Schedule:
Monday (semester break day-no classes)
Tuesday A - A - O - E
SLV High School link

SLVUSD Charter School 

Cabrillo College high school release forms. The older "high school release forms" will not be accepted by Cabrillo College for winter and spring sessions. Please request your NEW high school release from from your supervising teachers.

The Cabrillo College Division of Visual, Applied, and Performing Arts is thrilled to announce a major new initiative for high school students, interested in concurrently enrolling in Cabrillo College visual and performing arts courses at the College’s Watsonville Center this coming spring term, 2015!

In addition to an exciting new expanded menu of nine arts courses in a wide variety of disciplines (see attached list of courses/descriptions and faculty e-mail addresses for more info), Cabrillo College is waiving tuition fees for all high school students starting in spring 2015!

Registration for HS students is open from Jan 5th through Jan 23rd, and classes start January 26th!

Benefits of this new program for high school students:

·  Affordable! All tuition fees waived!

·  HS students earn 3.33 high school units for every 1 college unit taken!

·  Earn college credit and accumulate units transferrable to CSUs and UCs while still in HS!

·  Students will develop creative skill sets that are in high demand by employers in the new creative economy!

·  Students will have fun, learn, and get “hooked” on college while still in HS!

Steps students need to take for Concurrent Enrollment:

·         Complete the online application

·         Complete online orientation, if needed*

·         Complete assessment, if needed*

·         Submit enrollment form to Admissions & Records on assigned registration day and time.

·         Tuition will be waived for .25 to 11 units, but students must pay the mandatory student fees, typically totaling approximately                       $30-$35.

·         When enrolling in more than 11 units, tuition will be required for all units (no waivers apply).

·         Apply for Board of Governor’s Fee Waiver (BOGW) if taking over 11 units and pay mandatory student fees.

*None of the arts courses require assessment or online orientation, but completing Cabrillo’s online orientation, the assessment for math, English, or ESL, and beginning an education plan in Student Planning (WebAdvisor) -- and having these activities completed by the time registration dates and times are identified by Admissions and Records -- may provide a concurrently enrolled high school student with an earlier registration date.

The most recent versions of the English and Spanish versions of the Concurrent Enrollment Form are attached and available on the forms page of the Cabrillo College Admissions & Records website at this link:  High School Release Form


- Students enrolled in SLVHS classes return to class on Tuesday, January 6
- CRHS Math 1 class return on Tuesday, January 6
- CRHS Horticulture class resumes on Tuesday, January 13
- CRHS English class resumes on Wednesday, January 14

JANUARY at a glance~
- Seniors: January 1st begin filling out your FAFSA - (Free Application for Federal Student Aid):  Log on to www.fafsa.ed.gov
  (DO NOT USE fafsa.com --this site is a scam and charges fees)
- District semester break day (no school) Monday, January 5, 2015
- First semester report cards issued - January 9
- Homeschool second semester conference week - January 6 through January 14
- District Holiday - Monday, January 19
- Non-student day - Tuesday, January 20
- Math and Writing Assessments - January 23
- Month 5 attendance due Friday, January 23

If you are stressed or having trouble sleeping you might want to consider taking on a digital detox.
This three-day digital detox plan is designed to cut the extra time you spend browsing the Internet or playing online games in order to improve your health and help you be more present in your surroundings.

Step 1: Dumb Down Your Smartphone

Turn off all of the extra features on your phone to get it back its original purpose – making calls. This means turning off texting, social media, email, alerts and more.

Step 2: Set a Digital Curfew

Stop using your digital devices after dinner. If you need to charge them, do so outside of the bedroom so they’re less likely to interfere with your sleep schedule.

Step 3: Focus on One Window at a Time

Cut down on the number of windows you have open on your devices to eliminate stress. Try using the Pomodoro Method: work on one program at a time for 25 minutes, then switch to the next program. You can also download free apps such as Self-Control for Mac or Cold Turkey for Windows to block websites.

Step 4: Only Charge Your Tablet or Laptop Once a Week

If you only charge your tablet or laptop once per week you’re more likely to ration out your charge, thus limiting the time you spend on them.


Tuesday, January 13 from 800-3:00pm at SLVHS room E-5

Applications available from your Supervising Teacher and from the SLVUSD website. Forms MUST be turned in no later than Thursday, January 8 to your Supervising Teacher(s). For more information, please call Debbie Ruskin, District Nurse at 831-335-4452 ex: 236. Read the information below for details and qualifications.  Dientes Dental Application

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Math 2 / Math 3 Tutor - Resumes on Thursday, January 8th from 12:00-2:30 in rooms P-3 or P-4

FREE After School Tutoring - It is from 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM, Monday - Thursday in the Library.


Did you know that the HS Library is open Monday through Friday from 7AM to 5PM? It's a great place to study, get HW completed, read your novel, write your essay, CHECK PowerSchool, or collaborate on a group project. Take advantage of one of the nicest libraries in Santa Cruz County.  The library staff has extended library hours for YOU!

Charter Booster Club CHARTER BOOSTERS

The purpose of the Booster Club is to support and enhance the educational programs at SLVUSD Charter School.  The money they raise goes directly to the needs of our classrooms, and school functions.  Booster Club parent volunteers work with our faculty and administrators to help enrich the educational experience of all students.

The objective of the Booster Club shall be to promote parent-school communication, working to build community, to facilitate a parent network, to provide enriching opportunities for the students, and programs, and fundraise to benefit the SLVUSD Charter both socially and financially.

SLV Booster Clubs
Charter students who are involved in Athletics, Theater, The Arts, and/or Drama, and seniors who are graduating in June 2015,
here are your important links. These booster clubs and committee's wish for your input, and support.

Powerschool is now up and running for parents to access grades and attendance online. 

You should have received your access code, password, and instructions on how to use the Powerschool Parent Portal in the mail.

You can access the PowerSchool Parent Portal at: https://grades.slvusd.org/public

If you are experiencing difficulties accessing your child’s information please contact Roberta at 335-0932


Did you know that the HS Library is open Monday through Friday from 7AM to 5PM? It's a great place to study, get HW completed, read your novel, write your essay, CHECK PowerSchool, or collaborate on a group project. Take advantage of one of the nicest libraries in Santa Cruz County.  The library staff has extended library hours for YOU!

SAT is offered on January 24, May 2 and June 6

Regular Registration Deadline: December 29, 2014

Late Registration Deadline: January 9, 2015

Late Registration Deadline, Online & Phone: January 13, 2015

ACT is offered on February 7, April 18, and June 13

Regular Registration Deadline: January 9, 2015

Late Registration Deadline: January 10-16, 2015

Photo Upload Deadline: January 30, 2015


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: https://sites.google.com/a/slvusd.org/community-link/

This 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.

Official Dates & Holidays for 2014-2015
August 26, 2014 - First Day of School
September 1, 2014 - Labor Day Holiday
October 31, 2014 - Non-Instructional Day
November 11, 2014 - Veteran's Day Holiday
November 26-28, 2014 - Thanksgiving Holiday Break
December 20, 2014 - January 2, 2015 - Winter Holiday Break
January 5, 2015 - Semester break day (no school)
January 19, 2015 - Non-Instructional Day
January 20, 2015 - Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday
February 9, 2015 - Lincoln's Birthday Holiday
February 16, 2015 - President's Day Holiday
March 30-April 3, 2015 - Spring Break Holiday
April 6, 2015 - Non-Instructional Day
May 25, 2015 - Memorial Day Holiday
June 11, 2015 - Last Student Day

Parenting and Teaching Tips

At Coast Redwood High School, teachers practice what is referred to in education, as "self-directed learning," or SDL. Challenging students to excel. The essential elements of SDL are five fundamental principles. Take a look at each principle, and see how these can be applied and reinforced at home, school and work. (more next week)

1. Student control over as much of the learning experience as possible. This represents a shift from outer control (teacher/parent) to inner control. which separates childhood dependencies.

2. Skill development. Inner control is aimless unless students learn to focus and apply their talents and energies intensely.

3. Students' learning to challenge themselves to their best possible performance. Self-direction is dormant without challenge.

4. Student self-management, that is, management of themselves and their learning enterprises. In SDL, choices and freedoms are matched by self-control and responsibilities.

5. Self-motivation and self assessment. By setting important goals for themselves, arranging for feedback on their work, and achieving success, they learn to inspire their own efforts.