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Charter News May 22, 2015

posted May 24, 2015, 5:57 PM by Rhonda Schlosser   [ updated May 25, 2015, 9:03 PM ]

We must always change, renew, rejuvenate ourselves; otherwise, we harden.  -Goethe

Dear Charter Families,

Our annual Charter parent survey is now open. Please take a moment to complete it for us. The questions focus on the areas of academics, school climate, and communication. We take the data we receive seriously.   Your input helps us to determine where we need to make adjustments in supporting your children.  Please click on the link to take the survey.


2015-16 Enrollment

SLV Charter School is accepting registration for the 2015-16 School Year. Program preference is given to:

1)  Current students who submitted their 2015-16 Intent to Return form by April 17th

2)  Incoming siblings  who have applied to the Charter  for 2015-16

3)  New families on the 2015-16 wait list.  

LCAP Update

All schools in California are required to develop, adopt, and annually update a three-year Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP), beginning on July 1, 2014, using a template adopted by the California State Board of Education (SBE). The LCAP is required to identify annual goals, specific actions, and measure progress for student subgroups across multiple performance indicators.  

These goals include 1. student academic achievement, 2. student access to a broad curriculum, 3. Students preparation for college and career opportunities, 4. school climate, and 5. parent engagement.   The academic priorities must be aligned to the district’s spending plan.  The Charter’s supplemental LCAP funding has increased to $30,000 next year, which means we will be able to increase support in many of the areas that were suggested by parents and teachers at our meetings and via emails. The plan will be completed and available on our website by mid June.

Testing update:

Students who, for various reasons didn’t finish their tests, will have time to complete them the first week of June: Monday June 1, and Tuesday, June 3 from 9:00-2:00 at the Annex.  

CONGRATULATIONS! The SLV "Team Tigershark" (composed of Travis Loik, Rowan Garties, Skylar Berggren and Connor Bisby of Nature Academy, along with Austin Neal of SLVMS) placed 8th out of 31 teams at last Saturday's Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) Remotely Operated Vehicle competition at Aptos High School!   Pretty awesome given that this was their first time competing, and that some of the schools have been competing for multiple years!  In addition to manouvers in the pool, the team had to make a poster describing their robot, and present a "sales presentation" to judges.

What’s Going on in Our Charter School?  ..little snippets of some of our programs.

End of year events are in full swing.  End of year conferences are in preparation.  Look for your programs end of year survey if you have not seen it yet.

BC Homeschool: Their  last field trip to the Mill Street Park, with a walk to the Ben Lomond Baking company was this week.  Their end of year celebration and advancement ceremony will be next week, June 4.

FC Homeschool: Their advancement celebration was this Thursday, May 21. The day was designed by the students themselves and included teacher Lisa reading from the Jar of Good Deeds, sharing the students Animoto videos, and a heartfelt honoring of all the students moving on. Their annual yearbook, put together by the kids is a great tribute to the year.

SLV Homeschool: Their annual talent share was this Friday, May 22 at the B.C. Rec Hall.  The talent included the Glee class performing a couple of the songs, as well as many other solo and group performers,

Nature Academy: Mr. Kiersted’s 6th grade class just came back from their annual week at the Headwaters outdoor school in Mt. Shasta. The assignment was to deepen their connection with the natural world, challenge themselves to go outside of their comfort zones and to be open to learning and trying new things.

Next week, May 27-29 the Nature Academy 7/8 is going to Coloma for their first whitewater rafting trip on the south fork of the American River. A big shout out to Karin for her organization in making this trip a go! The trip includes: • Tour of the Marshall Gold Discovery site  • Nature hike  • Fishing  • Movie night at the historic Grange • Service project with the BLM

CRMS: The kids did a great job painting their silk herb squares, and thanks to mom, April Sembrat, the project is completed in a truly artful and the beautiful quilt is displayed on their wall.

CRHS: 11th graders completed the SBAC testing this week.  Now they are completing their end of year coursework, with the seniors getting excited about their graduation.  

Mountain IS:  Just came back from their trip to Yosemite.  Their end-of-year gathering will be on June 4th from 11-2

DATES TO REMEMBER:   (Please refer to your program’s newsletter for greater detail regarding dates and details specific to your program’s Field Trips and class events.)

  • May 25th:  No School-- Memorial Day

  • May 19: 6th grade O’Neill Field Trip

  • June 3:  SLV Homeschool graduation/pool party Camp Hammer

  • June 4:  BC Homeschool advancement: Quail Hollow

  • June 4:   Mountain IS end-of-year gathering

  • June 5:  CRHS graduation

  • June 6: Mountain IS 6th grade advancement celebration

  • June 10: Nature Academy advancement ceremony & celebration. Santa Cruz

  • June 11: CRMS advancement ceremony & celebration, Bonny Doon

  • June 11: Last Student Day

Redwood Mt. Faire Fundraiser

The Charter Family Booster Club will be working at the The Redwood Mt. Faire Fundraiser again this year. Please come out and join us. May 30 & 31 at Roaring Camp.

Community events and opportunities:

Want to know what’s going on that might be interesting to you and your family?  Check out our community links page for information on all kinds of things.  The page is updated regularly, so bookmark it as a resource.

This link is provided as a courtesy for parents and students by the San Lorenzo Valley Unified School District, to receive information of current local events and opportunities.  The San Lorenzo Valley Unified School District does not sponsor or endorse any of the organizations or events that are located on this website.