Summer School will be held from June 13 through July 12, 2017 at San Lorenzo Valley High School. Hours for Summer School at 8:00am to noon Monday through Thursday. No Summer School on Fridays or on July 3 or July 4. For more information, please click on the information below.
The Science Symposium will take place on June 1st at 6:30pm in the SLVHS MP Room. It is sure to be a wonderful event that you will not want to miss. See the poster below for more detailed information.
Why is early childhood education so important to children from all backgrounds? Educational research supports preschool education for all students. Early education programs establish patterns of behavior and set the foundation for future learning for students. Experiences with other students and interactions with teachers build confidence in students that assists in their social, emotional development and helps facilitate lifelong learning. Children who attend preschool and prekinder programs do better in school than children who do not have early school experiences.
The San Lorenzo Valley Unified School District (SLVUSD) is now enrolling Kindergarten students for the 2017-2018 school year (students turning 5 before September 1, 2017).
Transitional Kindergarten (TK) and Extended Transitional Kindergarten (ETK) students now have the opportunity to attend a prekinder program that supports learning in school. This academic program helps to prepare students for success in later years. TK and ETK classes are now available for eligible four-year-old students. Priority will be given in filling seats for TK to four year olds who will turn five between September 2nd – December 2nd. Then based on enrollment, ETK eligible students who will turn five in December will be enrolled, followed by those who turn five in January, and finally those who turn five in February.
TK and ETK students will be on the same school calendar and hours as the elementary Kindergarten program. If you are interested in having your child attend Kindergarten, TK or ETK at San Lorenzo Valley Elementary School or Boulder Creek Elementary School, please contact the school office for registration.
The District Office for the San Lorenzo Valley Unified School District is located at 325 Marion Avenue in Ben Lomond. The regular office hours are Monday – Friday from 7:30am to 4:30pm.
The District Office will be CLOSED on all Fridays beginning Friday, June 16th and ending on Friday, August 11th for the Summer Adjusted Schedule.
In addition, the District Office is CLOSED on the following dates for District Holidays for the 2017-18 School Year:
Tuesday, July 4th
Monday, September 4th
Friday, November 10th
Thursday, November 23rd
Friday, November 24th
Friday, December 22nd
Monday, December 25th
Monday, January 1st
Tuesday, January 2nd
Monday, January 15th
Monday, February 12th
Monday, February 19th
Monday, April 2nd
Monday, May 28th
Dear SLV Families,
Please see the attached letter than explains the preliminary roll-out of the California School Dashboard, the new accountability system in California. In addition, the California Department of Education has prepared a wealth of resources for parents you can explore. This is a very early version of the tool and we are all learning together, so please stay tuned for future updates.
Dr. Laurie Bruton, Superintendent, will be holding two meetings to present the District LCAP and to collect parent feedback. Please mark your calendar for one of these dates and plan to attend!
The District is also collecting feedback from parents using Survey Monkey – Link for Parent Survey
The San Lorenzo Valley Unified School District thanks you for your thoughtful input.
On February 7th SLVHS took 50 Sophomore’s to visit Santa Clara University where they were able to hear directly from current students, take a tour and get a first-hand view of college life. It was a great day as seen below!
On Wednesday, February 15, 2017, SLV Rotary held the Richard D. King Annual Speech Contest at Casa Nostra in Ben Lomond.
SLV students had to submit a registration form and then create a 5-minute speech with the theme, “Rotary Serving Humanity”, and the speech was also required to include a reference to at least one principle of “The 4-Way Test” (below). The picture below shows our three SLV student winners and Mr. Calden, SLVHS Principal. (From left to right: Mr. Jeff Calden, SLVHS Principal, Connor Froling (3rd Place), Jasmine Brack (2nd Place), and Jenna Solomon (1st Place).
The First Place winner received $200, the Second Place winner received $100, and the Third Place winner received $50. All of these SLV students did an exemplary job with their speeches.
Jenna Solomon will move on to the County competition held March 16 at the Seascape Golf Club in Aptos.
The 4-Way Test
Of the things we think, say or do:
- Is it the TRUTH?
- Is it FAIR to all concerned?
- Will it build GOODWILL and better FRIENDSHIPS?
- Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
With the information that the District has received at this time, all SLV schools will be OPEN tomorrow, Friday, February 10th. Please listen to your local news for updates.
If conditions change making it necessary to close schools, you will receive another all call letting you know.
We are looking forward to having all of the children back to school tomorrow! Stay SAFE!
We have been in touch with the Santa Cruz County Office of Education and National Weather Service, regarding weather and road conditions in our area. Every morning (during storm season) Erik Slaughter, Director of Maintenance & Facilities, is out on the San Lorenzo Valley roads at 4:30am to determine the safety of holding school. The Transportation Supervisor, Sherri Lust, drives the routes in South Felton, Zayante, and Lompico to determine if roads are passable. The information is then passed along at approximately 4:45-5:00am for Dr. Laurie Bruton, SLVUSD Superintendent, and Assistant Superintendent, Mr. Christopher Schiermeyer to consider the following:
1) Can our buses run safely (road conditions conducive for safe transport)?
2) Can our parents get there without risking public or personal safety?
3) Is our staff able to get to school?
4) Is power on and can we serve students (sewer system-pump is electric, lunches for students, heat-depending on temps, and lights).
5) What do the experts in the fields of weather, roads, and safety say about expected and current weather patterns?
We consult the National Weather Service, local Fire Department, Sheriff’s Department, Public Works, and often contact Caltrans directly to get current road information. Then we make a decision and ask ourselves, if these were our own kids, would we trust that it is safe to send them to school on the bus, car, and/or walking. We are teachers, administrators and most importantly, mom’s and dad’s, most of the time it is YES, a little rain, but roads are clear – “You all need to be in school.” However, SOMETIMES, the answer is NO, it is not safe on the roads and it would be better to keep kids, and families off of the roads.
It is not always a popular decision, and we never want to put an unnecessary burden or inconvenience on families. In every instance we have our kids’ best interest at heart. Each day is a new opportunity to serve students and families in San Lorenzo Valley. We take that responsibility very seriously and we are honored to do so.
-Laurie Bruton, Superintendent
FROM: THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
|…A potent cold front will bring widespread, locally heavy rainfall and gusty winds to the region on Thursday with a heightened potential for flooding and rock/mud slides…|
- This is the first dedicated briefing for Thursday’sstorm system.
- Overnight: Rainfall will generally remain for the remainder of the day and into the overnight hours, mainly focused on the North Bay and along the coastal ranges.
- Thursday :A cold front will push through the region bringing an additional 0.25″ to 1.25″ of rainfall to urban areas with 2.00″ to 4.00″ across the North Bay and along the coastal ranges. Isolated higher amounts will be possible. (Please see attached graphics for rainfall amounts and timing of heaviest rainfall.)
o Widespread flooding concerns on area creeks, streams and rivers.
o Heightened potential for rock/mudslides and shallow landslides.
o Wet roadways likely to result in hazardous driving conditions.
o Reduced visibilities and ponding on roadways during periods of moderate to heavy rainfall.
o Clogged storm drains and rain gutters will likely result in localized urban flooding.
o Keep in mind that minor coastal flooding will be possible due to excessive runoff during high tides.
- Southerly winds will increase overnight and become breezy to gusty Thursdaymorning and afternoon. Wind speeds of 15 to 30 MPH will be common across portions of the region with gust of 40 to 45 MPH likely in lower elevations near the cost. Higher elevations, especially along the coastal ranges from the Santa Cruz Mountains northward can expect wind gusts around 50 MPH. The strongest winds are likely to occur ahead of and along the frontal passage from Thursday morning into the afternoon hours.
o Winds this strong will likely result in downed trees and localized power outages.
o Difficult driving conditions are also likely in the higher elevations, especially for high profile vehicles and those pulling trailers/campers.
- Flash Flood Watchin effect for portions of the region.
- Wind Advisoryin effect for portions of the region.
- For all current watch/warning/advisories: http://1.usa.gov/1boSTTW
- Moderate to High on timing of system, rainfall amounts and wind speeds.
In wake of the atmospheric river that impacted the region earlier this week; a potent cold front will sweep through the region on Thursday. Rain will increase in coverage and intensity earlyThursday morning across the North Bay and then spread inland/southward across the entire region during the remainder of the day. The heaviest rain and strongest winds will occur just ahead of and along the frontal boundary with the highest rainfall totals likely across the North Bay and along the coastal ranges. Showers are then likely into Friday in wake of the frontal passage with drying conditions returning by the upcoming weekend.
- We are interested in what actions you may take as a result of this approaching storm system.
- We also request information on storm damage caused this system or issues related to flooding.
- Please send reports and photos by replying to this email message or by calling our office.
We here at the NWS will continue to provide email updates as the forecast changes.
For 24×7 information and support please contact:
Emergency Managers: (831) 656-1717 (unlisted)
Media: (831) 656-1724
*Please note these are unlisted phone numbers — for partner use only.*