Principal's message


Greetings Panther Families,

I want to start by expressing a sincere thank you to all of the people who have been supporting our families during this time.  It is yet another reminder of how the San Lorenzo Valley community works together for the common good.  This week we begin meeting with students on a regular schedule.  We understand that some families are still in transition and our teachers are prepared to accommodate their needs.  The first week we will not have afternoon section meetings for the students.  Those will start the following week.  Also during the following week (9/21 - 9/25), we will start the Monday Special Lessons.  These lessons are rotations that include the topics of Social Emotional Learning, Health and Wellness, and Digital Citizenship.  It is important to note that while our students are seeking some sense of normalcy and routine by being back doing schoolwork, they will also need ongoing additional support.  Please feel free to reach out to the school with any of your needs and concerns.  

We remain, SLV STRNG

Terry Redfern


Materials Pickup


Any student who did not pick up their materials from 9/8 - 9/11 can come to the school during library hours. Throughout our time in distance learning, there may be additional items to pick up.  These will be picked up from the library during the regular library hours of Monday from 9am - noon and Friday from 1pm - 4pm.


Upcoming Schoology Training Sessions for Parents


SLVMS Schoology Parent Support Hours – San Lorenzo Valley Middle School uses the Schoology Learning Management System to organize instructional delivery to our students.  To help navigate Schoology from a parent perspective, we have scheduled Zoom meetings for parents to find out more how to track their student’s progress in Schoology.  Please join us either Tuesday 9/15 5- 6PM  or Tuesday 9/29 5-6PM at this Zoom link for support, and Question and Answer opportunities.


Links from the Last Trainings.   Student Schoology Introduction. (you must be logged into your school account to view this video)

                                                  Parent Schoology Introduction - you can view this from any email, but will probably need to download it.


Food Services Update




FREE meals for any child 18 years or younger

One meal pick up per student (Bus or Site)


Meal Pick Up

Tuesday AND Thursday


Bus Stop pick up 7:30-8:30am

(Starts September 22)

Sign up at


Tri-Campus Cafeteria 11:30am-1:30pm

Boulder Creek Elementary 11:30am-1:30pm

(Starts September 15)


Student Nutrition Services

If you have any questions or concerns, please email or give us a call (831) 335-5384. 


Visit our website 




Student Photos 

Photos for Students will be taken at the Middle School from Oct. 6 - 8 from 1 - 4 pm on each day using the following Schedule:

Oct. 6th - 6th grade students. 1pm - 4pm

Oct. 7th - 7th grade students. 1pm - 4pm

Oct. 8th - 8th grade students. 1pm - 4pm

If you have students in more than one grade, you can bring them all on one day.  The schedule is a guideline to spread the flow of students out.  If you cannot make the day for your grade level, you can come on another day.  The pictures will be taken using Social Distancing protocols.  More information about the photos will be sent out next week. 


A message from your SLVMS Mental Health Counselor: 


To our SLVMS students and families, 

I hope you can all be gentle with yourselves as we begin school next week. This is a delicate time as our community heals from the CZU Fire and we return to distance learning. I loved getting to be a part of the Principal Q&A this week and hear many messages of hope from some of our parents. I have attached one of my favorite inspirational messages "What If...". Please know I am available as a resource for you or your student and that there are great local mental health resources available within our community. Currently, Encompass Community Services is offering 1-3 FREE counseling sessions for anyone impacted by the CZU Fire. Please let me know if you’d like more information about available resources for you or your family or would like to know more about receiving mental health support here at school. 


Thank you, 

Lisa Haney

Mental Health Specialist 






Panther Club News

Make a difference for SLVMS fire victims! 3 volunteers needed asap for Drive 4 Schools which begins September 15. Work from home flex time for just a few hours a week. All proceeds will support SLVMS fire victims.

* 1 co-chair parent from 6th grade 

* 2 parent volunteers to fill out entry forms

Email 831.332.3465


Additional resources for Families


Santa Cruz Relief
This is a local group,, with the goal of supporting those impacted by the CZU Lightning Complex Fire.


Santa Cruz County of Education

SCCOE has a six page Student and Family Resource Guide which lists numerous local, state and federal agencies support programs.



7179 Hacienda Way, Felton, CA.

Phone Numbers:

24 Hour Attendance Line:(831) 335-3812

Office (831) 335-4452  

Fax: (831) 335-7001


SLV Middle School Website


Key Contacts

Terry Redfern - Principal

Renee Rice - Dean of Students

Mary Zilge - Academic Counselor

Claire Hackett - CPO and leadership

Lisa Haney - Mental Health Specialist

Melissa Avilla - Registrar and Attendance Technician

Kelly Arndt - Administrative Assistant



Best Regards,


Terry Redfern

Principal SLVMS