The following letter was sent out in the SLVHS Newsletter containing information regarding the “Walk Out” activity planned (nationally) for April 20:
San Lorenzo Valley Unified School District is once again offering the Summer School / Credit Recovery Program to eligible students at the SLV High School. This is for students who need to recover credits towards graduation or to stay on track for UC/CSU eligibility. Priority will be given to students who failed a previous course with an “F” or “D” grade. The deadline for submitting registration requests will be FRIDAY, MAY 20th (to your student’s counselor).
The registration form is posted below for your convenience. If you need additional information regarding Summer School, please contact your student’s guidance counselor, Aron Conger or Randy Darr at 831-335-4425 or send them an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
The 2018-19 school calendar is finally here… we appreciate everyone’s patience!
To view the school calendar, please click HERE
This week is VAPA Awareness Week at San Lorenzo Valley High School. Although the high school music events have already happened (March 8th and 9th), there are still many activities and events planned for this week!
Check out the details for this week’s events and activities here.
Kindergarten registration for Fall 2018 is open. Visit the BCE office to pick up a registration packet and sign up for a spot to attend one of our three Kindergarten orientations and tours. Tours will take place at 9 am on March 22, April 24 and May 18. To begin the registration process, please plan on bringing your child’s Birth Certificate, Immunization Record and Proof of Residency with you.
Children must be five years old by September 1 in order to enroll in Kindergarten. If your student has a September, October or November birthday you might be interested in our Transitional Kindergarten (TK) program. For more information, please call the BCE office at 831-338-6413.
We’re looking forward to your student joining our BCE learning community!
If you missed the SLVE TK/Kindergarten round-up registration, don’t worry! We’re happy to provide you with all of the information that you need. To be eligible for Kindergarten, your children must be 5 by September 1, 2018. To be eligible for Transitional Kindergarten, children must turn 5 years old between September 2, & December 2, 2018. You can pick up a registration packet in the SLVE office at 7155 Highway 9, Felton between the hours of 8:00am -4:00pm.
Bring the following required documents to the SLVE office ASAP: Registration Packet, a copy of your child’s birth certificate, immunization records, and proof of residency. Please call SLVE at 335-4475 for more information or check out their website at www.sle.slvusd.org
Re: March 14 – SLV Rally for Peace, #enough
Following the tragic shooting in Parkland, Florida on February 14, students across the country have been speaking out regarding school safety and violence on school campuses. The SLVHS students and staff have been working together to create a positive and productive way for students to acknowledge the tragedy in Parkland and to build awareness of school safety.
Together, the SLVHS student leadership and staff, will hold a “Rally for Peace,” that will recognize the students who have lost their lives to school violence. This seventeen-minute event will be adjacent to brunch and will be supervised by school staff. Optional lunch time activities will include: open music performances from students, the opportunity to register to vote for eighteen year olds, letter writing to Parkland students, and positive affirmation writing stations for notes to other SLVHS students and staff.
We recognize that some students may not want to participate in this “Rally for Peace.” Those students will have the option to attend a teacher-supervised study hall. It is our intention that all students feel safe and respected, no matter what they choose to do.
SLVMS students and staff will observe “17 Seconds of Silence for 17 Lives” as a way of showing respect for their fellow students. In addition, social studies teachers will discuss, in the coming weeks, ways that students can advocate their positions to government officials and make their voices heard, regardless of their beliefs. Staff and students will remain on the regular class schedule and in class.
SLVE and BCE will discuss school safety as appropriate to the age and grade of the students, but there will be no formal activities.
Building positive relationships with adults and other students, and creating inclusive, tolerant, respectful school learning environments is essential for all learners. Together we can make a positive difference and tell our community, and beyond that, “We are SLV,” and communicate that “Never Again,” should students lose friends and loved ones to violence at school. It is “enough.” “Not one more child.”
Thank you for your consideration and support of staff and students in SLV.
Dr. Laurie Bruton
A picture from SLVHS – 17 Minutes of Silence
Seven very enthusiastic SLV students gathered inside the Multi-Use Room at San Lorenzo Valley High School early in the morning on Wednesday, February 14th. One by one they courageously stepped up to the podium to give their speech and to be judged for the Richard D. King Annual Youth Speech Contest hosted by the SLV Rotary Club.
Each student was able to choose any topic of interest, as long as the content of the speech related to the theme, “Rotary Making a Difference” and included a reference to at least one principle of the 4-Way Test. The 4-Way Test of the things we think, say or do is as follows:
1 – Is it the TRUTH?
2 – Is it FAIR to all concerned?
3 – Will it build GOODWILL and better FRIENDSHIPS?
4 – Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
It was a tough decision for the judges as all of the students did an exceptional job delivering their speeches, and at one point, there seemed to be a 3-way tie. After some additional scoring, the results were as follows:
FIRST PLACE was awarded to Paris Shewfelt (11th grade) — also received $200
SECOND PLACE was awarded to Callie Solberg (10th grade) — also received $100
THIRD PLACE was awarded to Tasina Westberg (10th grade) — also received $50
HONORABLE MENTIONS were awarded to the following:
McKenna Cox (9th grade), Isaac Wallace Menge (10th grade), Kayla Penny (10th grade), and Narayan Wilder (10th grade).
Paris Shewfelt – FIRST PLACE WINNER
First, Second, and Third Place Winners!
All seven SLV students that participated in the SLV Rotary Speech Contest.
The District recently learned about allegations made on social media regarding one of its bus drivers. The following is intended to address those allegations and provide information for students, parents and District faculty who have questions about the nature of the allegations.
(Please read the entire Press Release below)
Dear Parent / Guardians,
School safety is a top priority in SLVUSD. Our hearts and minds are with the students, parents, and staff in Parkland, Florida. Terrifying incidents such as the one that occurred in Florida are important reminders that our safety protocols are important and that our training is relevant. In SLV numerous measures have been taken to maintain safety, train staff, and maintain order on our campuses. (Please read the entire letter below. Also available in Spanish.)