Dear Panther Families,
Two time-related things for next week. The time change is this weekend, make sure to set your clocks as needed. We also have no school on Friday due to professional development, so Monday will be an E Day and students will attend school from 8:00-2:25 (no early release).
It is time for our annual survey about SLV schools. We use this information to inform our practices, make necessary changes and celebrate any positive information that comes through. Beyond having valuable insight into how our families are feeling about the school, we also get a financial benefit for the percentage of our families that participate. Please take a moment to fill out the survey for SLVMS. Thank you to all who have already reached out and shared they have completed the survey.
SLVMS Parent/Guardian Survey
We are planning ahead for next school year and are excited to have more elective options on the horizon. We are looking for VAPA (Visual and Performing Arts) and Computer Science teachers, along with an ELA teacher for 6th grade and an RSP teacher. If you are interested or know someone who might be interested, please contact us or check EdJoin for open positions. 
Ms. Heninger and the students who completed the first round of math games club at lunch are starting a new session this coming Wednesday. Anyone who wants to join the next three-week session can sign up here-Math Games Club Sign Up
The Community Advisory Committee (CAC) is an advisory committee to the North Santa Cruz County SELPA Director and Governance Council. The CAC provides input regarding the Local Plan, assisting in parent education, recruiting, information sharing, and parent awareness. Voting members are appointed and approved by the school board of each district. The majority of the voting membership must be comprised of parents/guardians of children with disabilities. If you are interested or want more information please see the attached information.
Our Panther Club needs adult participation. Panther Club pays for many of our athletics to happen (ref and ump fees are very high), they help with dances, planning events, and supporting our school community. If you have a 6th or 7th grader, please attend the next meeting and consider joining in an official capacity. One additional way to help si to attend the Dine Out Nights they arrange. For March our Dine Out will be held at the Sawmill, on March 21st.



8th Grade Students: 

Interested in Joining the SLVHS Cheer Team for the 2023-24 Season?

Mark your calendar for the Parent & Athlete meetings:
Monday March 20th OR Wednesday March 22nd (MUST attend one)
6:30-7:30 pm
Mandatory In-Person Tryout Dates are:
Monday, March 27th AND Wednesday, March 29th
5-7:45 pm
Uniform Fittings:
Friday, March 31st
3 pm-5:30 pm
(all above dates will be held in the SLV Cafeteria)
Any further questions, please contact the coaches at:
[email protected]



Dates to remember:

March 15th: Board Meeting 6 p.m.

March 17th: Professional Development-no school for students

March 20th: Spring Picture Day

April 3rd-7th:  No School-- Spring Break

April 25th: Middle School Spring Concert

April 27th:  Open House **note the date change**

May 17th: SLV Music and Art Fest

May 29th:  No School-- Memorial Day