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 https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/K-12-Guidance-2021-22-School-Year.aspx. 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
CA Coastal Commission Art & Poetry Contest Art Education Local News 

CA Coastal Commission Art & Poetry Contest

Students in grades K through 12 are invited to submit their original art and poetry to the California Coastal Commission’s Coastal Art & Poetry Contest. All entries must have a California ocean or coastal theme. Last day to enter is January 31 2021. Review contest guidelines at https://www.coastal.ca.gov/art-poetry/#guidelines. The event is sponsored by Acorn Naturalists. For more information, or to… Read More
SLV high GoFundMe Education Fire Local News 

Cougar Club GoFundMe for SLV High Families

Good cause: The SLV Cougar Club is raising funds for SLV High School families affected by the CZU August Lightning Complex Fire. 100% of proceeds will go directly to meeting the immediate needs of San Lorenzo Valley High School students and teachers. Donations are tax deductible. Support the effort at https://www.gofundme.com/f/helping-our-SLVHS-community-after-czu-fires Read More
Meg Mulcaster virtual learning Columns Education 

Navigating School Contingencies

In May and June, when COVID numbers were declining because of two months of shelter-in-place orders, it seemed feasible to envision a fall where case numbers were low enough that students could return safely to campuses with safeguards in place and modified schedules. But as case numbers have soared across the state, and wait-times for COVID test results can stretch... Read More