Working Together to Ensure All Students Learn
Established 1948

Principal's Message


Middle School Office Opens on Monday, August 11th

Tdap Booster Needed to start 7th Grade Next Year

Many of next year's 7th grade SLVMS students do not have TDAP proof turned in yet!

Students entering, advancing or transferring into 7th grade will need proof of an adolescent whooping cough booster immunization called Tdap

The new requirement was signed into law in 2010. 

Students without proof of immunization will NOT be allowed to attend school on the first day of school on August 26th.  

Please be sure to bring proof from your doctor to the middle school office when it reopens on Monday, August 11th.

SLVMS Information

Online Student Registration/InfoSnap:



2014-15 SLV Unified School District Calendar

The School Calendar for next year is online at:

The Big List Of Ways To Get Involved Next Year!

The Panther Pantry: If you would like to support SLVMS next year as a team parent coordinating the Panther Pantry snack bar for your child’s sporting events, please contact Adrienne McConnell at  Each team needs a team parent to work with the Panther Pantry coordinators in order to have the snack bar open at their events.  We are also looking for a couple people who are interested in helping out as Co-coordinators for the Panther Pantry next year.  

The Panther Pantry is the snack bar program sponsored by Panther Club to support “no-pay-to-play athletics” at SLVMS.

e-Scrip Coordinator: We are looking for someone to take on leadership of our e-Scrip program.  Most of the work takes place two times per year.  This job is not very time consuming, taking most people less than 30 minutes a week for the first couple of weeks then tapering off to very little for most of the year.  

If you are interested, please contact Adrienne at or Melissa Avilla

Fundraising Coordinator OR specifically, Drive For School Fundraiser Coordinator (Fall):  We are looking for someone to coordinate/oversee all fundraising for Panther Club but would be thrilled if we managed to get a volunteer to take on a large fundraiser for the Panther Club using the Drive For Schools ticket sales offered in the Fall by The Capitola Auto Mall and Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.  If you can help, please contact Melissa Avilla at

Ink Cartridge Program: We need a volunteer to run our ink cartridge recycling program.  Please contact Melissa Avilla

Fill out and return the Panther Club volunteer form that will be sent home with the Middle School forms over the summer.  

This form list the many other ways you can become involved during the school year.


Do you shop If you haven’t already visited and shopped through the SLVMS amazon store, now’s the time to check it out.  It’s easy and SLVMS will receive a 2% to 4.25% commission on every purchase made. To shop amazon.comthrough the SLVMS amazon store and earn money for our school, you only need two extra mouse clicks.  Start at The Panther Club web site, , find the “SHOP NOW” button on the right side of the page and click it to enter the SLVMS amazon store.  From there, Just click on ANY part of the multiple AMAZON logos throughout the SLVMS amazon page and you will be taken directly

As you will see, your information is secure. AMAZON Shopping Cart is used to process orders.  They offer an encrypted, secure Shopping Cart for all on-line transactions. No registration needed! Thank you for supporting SLVMS

In response to students and members of our community who are highly allergic to fragrances and scents, the SLVUSD Board of Trustees adopted a California School Board Association policy to make all district classrooms and offices fragrant neutral.

SLVMS has parents and/or students with respiratory issues who can have negative reactions to fragrances. Please take care to follow the policy while on campus.  The announcement is below.

Staff and students shall refrain from bringing furred or feathered animals, stuffed toys that may collect dust mites, scented candles, incense or air fresheners and from using perfume or cologne, scented hair spray, nail polish or nail polish remover that are not fragrance-free in classrooms or other enclosed areas or buildings. The public shall be made aware that there is a growing number of people with fragrance allergies or sensitivities that can have mild to severe health consequences, including asthmatic attacks and other respiratory issues.

Just a quick reminder about medications at school as we hit cold and flu season.

School employees are not permitted to dispense any type of medication to students without a signed physician's note.  This includes all over the counter drugs such as Ibuprofen and Benadryl. A parent can come to school and give a child medication, but school employees cannot.

Please be aware that ALL District sites are considered CLOSED between Sunset and Sunrise.  Unauthorized personnel are NOT permitted on District school sites between Sunset and Sunrise. This will be enforced by District Security as well as the local Sheriff's Department. Please share this information with all of the members in your household.  This is to ensure the security of our facilities and the safety of our staff and students.  Thank you for your assistance.  

The SLV Education Foundation is an active 501c3 non-profit organization in need of revitalization, new energy and new leadership. 

Serving all SLV students primarily through various community and fundraising efforts, the Foundation has in the past helped fund such student programs as class-size reduction. The Foundation is now looking for volunteer leaders interested in finding ways to help improve and fund classroom improvement, teacher assistance and after-school/summer activity programs; and even a program to ensure that all students are provided technology and instruction on its use as a part of their education.

If you or someone you know are energetic, hard-working, and committed to the idea that our students deserve the absolute best opportunity to excel that our community can provide, then please consider joining as a leader of the SLV Education Foundation. 

Questions – contact George Wylie, 338-0578 or georgewylie@yahoo.com1-15

Important Dates in August

 Monday    August 11   Middle School Office Opens
 Tuesday   August 19  6th Grade WEB Day: 8:00 - Noon at SLVMS gym
 Tuesday   August 26  First Day of School: A Day School Begins at 8:00 am

Helpful Links for SLVMS Families

Join the Panther Club!
All parents and guardians of our middle school students are welcomed as members of our nonprofit parent/teacher organization. Our members work closely with teachers, staff and students to help provide the highest educational experience, both academically and socially for SLVMS students.

Visit the Panther Club webpage
to learn how we support our students and staff
—and find out how you can help.
And please, join our email list!

Next Panther Club Meeting
To Be Announced

in the Staff Lounge! Come join us! 


 We welcome parents and family to a be a part of daily life here at school.
If you are interested in volunteering for lunch supervision or want to visit your child's classroom, 
we must ask that you follow a few safety procedures. All visitors must come to the main office to sign in, receive a visitors pass, and/or set up a classroom visit.
Click on the Link Below to view SLVMS Adult Safety Rules


Click on the Daily Bulletin Chalkboard for the SLVMS Daily bulletin


Click on the icon to go to Parent & Student Powerschool login

Click  to access PowerSchool Parent Portal User Guide


DON'T FORGET to call the attendance line 
when your child will be absent.
SLVMS Attendance Line: 335-3812


A free and easy way to raise money for SLVMS

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