Charter News • April 2, 2021

On vacation, I totally unplug. I don't bring a laptop with me   -Will Wright

Dear families,


It has been so joyous to see our students back on campus!  I saw so many smiles on the teachers’ and students’ faces throughout the time they were together.  We look forward to seeing even more of you on campus after the Spring Break, April 12.  Continue to read Dr. Bruton’s and my emails about our reopening plans in the case that changes develop.

This is a short newsletter with a few reminders that are pertinent to the week that we get back regarding our meal service, the superintendent search, our lotteries for QHIA and Nature Academy, and our Parent Advisory Committee meeting.  

Please remember that we are still working to maintain and lower the outbreak of the COVIC pandemic.  Continue to stay safe, wear masks, be conscious social distancing, and.. remember that if you go out of the State, the requirement is that you quarantine for 10 days afterward.

We all wish you the very best Spring Break with your family and loved ones. Stay safe, stay active, keep positive, enjoy the weather, share laughter, and perhaps try something new together. :)

All the Best,    


Parent Advisory Committee: Next Meeting Date: Tuesday, April 13th at 10:30am.

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We will continue to focus on our LCAP; Local Control and Accountability Plan as well as plans for supporting the outside area of our Quail Hollow school site and Library needs.  It is important that our Charter parents are informed of the reports and processes that our Charter is held accountable to.  Please attend this meeting if you are wanting to step up for a more active role in the growth of your student’s Charter school.

Everyone is welcome to attend these meetings, however, please remember that it is important to have a consistent group of parents to represent each program in the Charter.  This Committee helps advise on various Charter annual activities, reports, including the budget and Charter renewal.  They then report out in their various program parent meetings and gather additional information from the parents in the programs


                SLVUSD is conducting a Superintendent Search through Leadership Associates, an Executive Search Firm. 

The Board of Trustees will be gathering input from identified “Stakeholder Groups” through zoom meetings from 8:30am – 5pm on April 13 and 14 by invitation only. Community Open Forum zoom meetings are also scheduled for April 13 and 14 between 5 and 6pm. The zoom link for the Open Forum meetings will be published on the Superintendent’s Search webpage. In the event you are unable to attend the scheduled zoom meetings, all stakeholders are encouraged to complete the Superintendent Search Online Survey.

Zoom opportunity: Reflections on Homeschooling. 10:30 am Every 1st and 3rd. 

Wednesday, April 14th

Our last session had to be canceled due to the evacuation and lack of power.  Please attend our next one, this Wednesday, February 3.  Last time we met the discussion was more about the writing process.  This time, I’d like to share more around math..unless there is another topic that others would prefer. 

This will be a time to discuss critical questions on your minds and various learning strategies for all age groups.  The idea may have been initiated for those new to the homeschool process,  but based on my 30 + years of experience, I know that this forum will be a great opportunity for more veteran homeschoolers as well.  I’d love to hear the voices of old and new on these Wednesday Zoom times.  

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Reflections on Homeschooling: 10:30 Every other Wed of each Month

Robin’s Consistent Meetings: In addition to classroom support and 1-1 sessions, Robin is holding regular group support meetings. For more information, contact Robin Bates,LMFT

  • 2x times monthly - R & R coffee parent meeting

  • Thursdays at 12 - support group for parents with CZU home loss

  • Thursdays at 3 - support group for highschool students - "The Unwind"

Parents' Support Group for Home Loss

Thursdays at noon

Hi families. I'm learning first-hand that losing a home is a major major loss. The experience of grief can be unexpected and overwhelming at times. I created this group for us to come together to support each other, share our struggles and successes in hope that we don't feel alone in this long process of healing.

Coast Redwood High School Students, you are invited to...

The Unwind

45-minute zoom group with Robin Bates

Join any week! Thursdays at 3 pm

We will take some time to check in, explore mental health topics, 

support and unwind together in a weekly group for 6 weeks. This is not a psychotherapy group, but simply a place to check in, unwind, learn and connect with the counselor and your peers. I hope to see you all there!


In Case of Immediate Emergency Dial 9-1-1

Santa Cruz County 24-Hour Suicide Crisis Line- 1-877-663-5433 (ONE LIFE)

Santa Cruz County 24-Hour Crisis Line- 1-800-952-2335. Immediate crisis support to assess for hospitalization in a psychiatric crisis.

NAMI Santa Cruz County Help Line- 831-427-8020 x7 For individuals and family members affected by mental illness interested in learning more about local resources and navigating the mental health care system. Leave a message and receive a call back within 24 hours.

National 24-Hour Disaster Distress Helpline- 1-800-985-5990 Free counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters (COVID-19 included).

Santa Cruz County 24-Hour Domestic Violence Hotline- 1-888-900-4232

Santa Cruz County 24-Hour Child Abuse and Neglect Report Line-1-877-505-3299

Suicide Prevention Services of the Central Coast  831-459-9373

Crisis Text Line-Text 741-741 for 24/7 Mental Health Crisis Support


What to do in a Mental Health Crisis

If you are thinking about harming yourself or attempting suicide, tell someone who can help right away: Call your doctor’s office, 911 for emergency services, or go to the nearest hospital emergency room. Call the toll-free, 24-hour hotline of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255) to be connected to a trained counselor at a suicide crisis center nearest you.

Ask a family member or friend to help you make these calls or take you to the hospital. If You Have a Family Member or Friend in a Crisis: If you have a family member or friend who is suicidal, do not leave him or her alone. Try to get the person to seek help immediately from an emergency room, physician, or mental health professional. Take seriously any comments about suicide or wishing to die.

Even if you do not believe your family member or friend will actually attempt suicide, the person is clearly in distress and can benefit from your help in receiving mental health treatment. If you are not in imminent danger but need immediate crisis support call: (800) 952-2335 / (24-hours a day for Santa Cruz County residents to assess for hospitalization in a psychiatric crisis.)

Charter Office Contact Information: The Charter office is open Monday through Friday from 8am-4pm. To reduce COVID19 exposure we ask that parents call or email the office before physically coming to the office in order to make arrangements to make contact with us in person. We will have a pick up/drop off box outside our office for parents to pick up/drop off items that need to be returned to office staff. Our office phone numbers are 335-0932 or 336-5167. You may also email us at or 

We appreciate everyone’s cooperation in helping us keep office staff healthy and safe during this time so that we can continue to support our families.

Attendance:  We need to know when your student is sick.

The Charter registrar needs to know when your student is sick and not participating in any schoolwork for the day.  If your student is enrolled in the Nature Academy, please call in to the registrar attendance line; 831-336-8527.  If you are in one of our Homeschool programs, you do not need to call in, but you do need to mark your absence in your attendance ledger as well as on your planning sheet.  If your student has symptoms of COVID, please have them tested.  If they (or you) test positive, we would like to know.  While you are not obligated to tell us, we are requesting you to contact the Charter Administrator.  The request is to support the broader awareness of the span of the outbreak in our district and community. Any information regarding positive cases is private and confidential. 


What’s Happening in Charter: 

Coast Redwood Middle School In preparation for designing our yearbook, last week the kids characterized Coast Redwood Middle School in single words and in a sentence.
Links to words collaborative board:

Link to sentences collaborative board:

Dates to Remember:

  • April 16, Friday: Quail Hollow Integrated Arts Lottery

  • April 23, Friday: Nature Academy Lottery

  • May 31, Monday: No School; Holiday

  • June 3, Thursday: Last Student Day


Administrator: Rhonda Schlosser:

Administrative Assistant: Danelle Matteson:

Registrar: Janet Hendricks

Mental Health Counselor: Robin Bates

HS Academic Counselor: Mary Zilge

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