- UCSC 7th Grade Experience- is the first of an annual experince, bringing 7th graders from across the county to experience what life is like as a slug. Watch the video
- High school wins yearbook design award The latest edition of the San Lorenzo Valley High School yearbook, “Sempervirens,” was recognized for excellence and featured in the “2013 Gotcha Covered Look Book, Volume 11,” which recognizes the best in yearbook design. The winning yearbook was created by the 2012-13 San Lorenzo Valley High School yearbook staff under the direction of Dave Poetzinger, their adviser. The yearbook was one of 400 yearbooks selected by a panel of educators from about 3,000 submissions. Criteria include creative themes, cover design, relevant coverage, photography and storytelling copy. Poetzinger and the yearbook staff were surprised with a copy of the “Look Book” during class Tuesday, April 16, by Principal Karen van Putten, Harry Dong of Larry’s Photography and Melissa Pfeiffer, a Jostens yearbook representative. Poetzinger has advised the yearbook staff for 23 years. Students will receive yearbooks later this spring. Read the PressBanner article here.
- SLV Middle School celebrates "Schools to Watch" designation.
- Cabrillo Youth Summer Institute
- DUI offender takes his message to SLV students, read the Sentinel article
- Science teacher Jane Orbuch is recognized for her commitment to setting up diverse environmental monitoring projects for many SLVHS students over the years. This passion for supporting students in science research and education has certainly paid off in Monday night's Santa Cruz County Science Fair at the Civic Center where many of our students earned some of the highest honors.
- KSBW News featured Doug Morris as the second recipient of their KSBW Golden Whistle Coaching Award. You can view that view here
- Derek Poetzinger and Robby Biagiotti were honored by the Lions Club of Santa Cruz County and the National Football Foundation as being two of the National Football Foundation scholar-athletes of Santa Cruz County.
- Congratulations to senior Devon Northcott who has been selected as a finalist by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. This is an honor that is only earned by 1% of the high school students in the United States. Devon will proceed to the scholarship round where he will earn a financial scholarship to apply to his collegiate studies and we wish Devon all the best in his future endeavors. Way to represent SLVHS!
- Five students from San Lorenzo Valley High School are headed to San Francisco next month for the WorldAffairs 2013 conference. Read the S.C. Sentinel article
- High School students collect air pollution data for the district, read the PressBanner article
- Doug Morris era ends at SLV: winningest football coach in SCCAL history.
- SLV players and alumni pay tribute to Doug Morris on his 25th coaching anniversary.
- The School Quality Snapshot for BCE, SLE, SLVMS, SLVHS or SLV Charter, displays a broad series of data that can be used to help inform parents and policy leaders about the success of each school. This broader view of accountability includes not only state assessment data, but other important types of information demonstrating school performance.
- District Boundaries Map
- Santa Cruz County Office of Education Redistricting Task Force maps
- Parent letter for new immunization required for 7-12 grade students for the 2011*12 school year. English form | Spanish Form
- Interdistrict transfer instructions and application
Flyer Approval Process
- Community Opportunities Link
- New flyer approval process effective October 22, 2012 Instructions | Form
Attendance and Truancy Information
Measure O is a bond issue that was recently passed. Improvements to be made are: a new library, classrooms for SLE and BCE, improvements for the PAC and security and playground renovations. To view the measure and its progress in more detail click here
San Lorenzo Valley Unified School District has a long history in the beautiful redwoods of the Santa Cruz Mountains above the blue expanse of the Monterey Bay Marine Sanctuary. The area served by the district is one of forested mountains adjacent to the San Lorenzo River which meanders through our valley. The District extends 17 miles north of Santa Cruz, south of Los Gatos, east of Bonny Doon and west of Scotts Valley. The schools of the San Lorenzo Valley Unified School District serve as focal points of the communities along the river. The three main, but small, towns of Felton, Ben Lomond and Boulder Creek consist of small business areas surrounded by residential areas.
Students attend their local elementary school through fifth grade at either San Lorenzo Valley Elementary or Boulder Creek Elementary. Secondary years are spent at SLV Middle School and SLV High School. In addition, students have the choice of attending our SLVUSD Charter School.