Art Education 

San Lorenzo Valley Elementary Campus Improvements

The schoolyear at San Lorenzo Valley Elementary got off to a colorful start in August with new murals and playground equipment. By Julie Horner San Lorenzo Valley Elementary School students have enjoyed an engaging school year so far with their captivating new mural, enchanting sensory path, and state-of-the art playground equipment at the tri-campus in Felton. Inspiring kids, parents, and… Read More
Cabrillo College Education Local News 

Felton Meeting: Cabrillo College Name Change

Cabrillo College is nearing the end of its name-changing process and they’re looking for input from north county residents. The Name Exploration Subcommittee will host a meeting at the Felton Branch Library this Wednesday, July 12 at 6 pm at 6121 Gushee Street, Felton. The options have been whittled down to five candidates:  Costa Vista CollegeSpanish for “coast view,” although… Read More
Education Local News 

Cabrillo College Trustees Vote to Change Name

By Mary Andersen After a two-year process, Cabrillo’s governing board voted Monday, November 14 to accept the recommendation of students, faculty, staff, and an exploration committee to change the name of the college. A new name will be selected by August 2023 and implemented at the beginning of the 2024-2025 school year.  The movement was launched in 2020 by advocates… Read More
San Lorenzo Valley Charter Schools Education Local News 

Charter School Information Nights with SLVUSD

The San Lorenzo Valley Unified School District announces its Charter Information Nights. Parents who wish to learn about all programs within the Charter program for grades K through 12, can attend theAll Homeschool-Hybrid Programs Information Night on March 8, 2022, from 5:30 to 6:30 pm. Arrive at earlier at 5:00 pm to tour the campus. Nature Academy’s Information Night for… Read More
classroom Commentary Education Local News 

Commentary: A Day in the Life of a Public School Teacher in Santa Cruz County During COVID – The New Normal

Dear Old Normal, I miss the comfort you brought me knowing my days would follow a usual schedule in a predictable fashion. And while I know change is the only certain thing, I did appreciate all the stability, predictability, and consistent planning you allowed me as a teacher when times were normal.  I understand we may not be seeing you… Read More
San Lorenzo Valley High School Education Local News 

SLVUSD Back in Session

By Nancy Martinez New SLVUSD superintendent Christopher Schiermeyer provided an update on the start of the 2021/22 school year. The district’s 2,412 students have returned to in-person learning. The district is following California Department of Public Health (CDHP) guidelines which you can view at In a statement, Schiermeyer said, “Visiting the campuses and being inside the classrooms this week,… Read More
Santa Cruz County Office of Education Education Local News 

County Board of Education Addresses Governor Newsom’s Safe Schools for All Plan

The county's collective district superintendents released a press statement this week providing an update on their alignment with Governor Gavin Newsom's Safe Schools for All Plan. Takeaways include support for financial incentives for elementary schools to open in hybrid format and a stance that Newsom's requirement for weekly testing would be neither feasible nor necessary in Santa Cruz County. Read More