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August 11, 2022

SLV Charter Info Nights Upcoming

SLV Charter
It’s known as Charter 25 because San Lorenzo Valley Charter School was the 25th charter school to be approved after California introduced the educational option in 1992. But unlike in some communities, where independent charters have raised questions among some parents who worry about the...

Former SLVUSD teacher won’t have to register as sex offender after guilty plea

Michael Henderson
A former San Lorenzo Valley Unified School District middle and high school teacher who was accused of abusing a 10-year-old girl during private after-school lessons pleaded guilty to a felony assault count in Santa Cruz County Superior Court Wednesday. Judge Paul Burdick ordered Michael Henderson...

Scotts Valley High seniors return to campus March 23

Scotts Valley High School
The Scotts Valley Unified School District plans to bring back all primary and secondary grade levels by the end of March, according to Scotts Valley Unified School District (SVUSD) Superintendent Tanya Krause. That would make it the first school district in the county to do...

Lynn Beebe College & Career Counseling Scholarship awards $10K to SVHS seniors

The Lynn Beebe College & Career Counseling Scholarship (LBCCCS) announced Monday that it awarded $2,500 each to four Scotts Valley High School (SVHS) seniors.  The four students demonstrated not only remarkable involvement in their school and community, but also boasted exceptional grades during their high...

SLVHS grad reflects on tough year

SLVHS graduation
The morning of June 4 found San Lorenzo Valley High School Principal Jeff Calden back on the mic as he led the Class of 2021 through their graduation ceremony. After a year of hits and misses, Calden was thrilled to watch his charges stride...

SLVUSD Parents Enrolled Fewer Kindergartners Than Expected

On the first day of school in the San Lorenzo Valley Unified School District this year, total enrollment stood at around 50 students below what was projected. “I’m not overly alarmed at this point,” said Superintendent Christopher Schiermeyer. “We have some families we’re still following...

Scotts Valley High’s new, virtual play opens today

Scotts Valley High School play
After months of hard work, Scotts Valley High School’s (SVHS) new production “Almost, Maine” is available to stream online until March 7.  SVHS drama teacher Kendra Kannegaard describes the plot as “a collection of short vignettes on love, set in snowy Maine.” The play was...

School Mask Mandates to End After March 11

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Students throughout Santa Cruz County will no longer be required to wear masks while at school after March 11. The announcement, signed by the County’s 11 school superintendents, came Monday after California Gov. Gavin Newsom, along with Oregon Gov. Kate Brown and Washington Gov. Jay...

Falling case rates could mean return to class for valley’s young students

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Santa Cruz County’s adjusted case rate recently fell below the state’s threshold (28 per 100,000 per day) needed to reopen in-class instruction for grades K-6, health officials announced at a press conference on Feb. 4. That means local school districts could start applying to the...

SLVUSD board appoints new superintendent

SLVUSD
Get ready, San Lorenzo Valley Unified School District. A new superintendent has been selected, and he’s ready to lead the district to great heights. On June 9, after 24 years with the district, including stints as a teacher, school site principal, director of secondary education,...

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Ukrainian Festival Supports Refugees Through Cultural Education

On Tuesday, Morgan Hill-based woodworking business California Craft House had to pull out of Sunday’s fundraiser for Ukrainian refugees set to be held in...