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Our Mission and Vision

Scotts Valley Unified School District will provide each student with quality educational opportunities by maximizing the use of all of our resources.

Our students will achieve their personal best, and will be socially responsible, contributing members of their communities.

School Snippets (new 11/6)

Vine Hill Bear Bytes:

We had our first Kindness Assembly on October 25th.  The fourth grade team, under the direction of their teachers and Mr. Andrews performed for us. Many parents were present to support their children and honor them. We awarded over 100 students, TK through 5th grade who had received 10 kindness tickets during the first few months of school. These students each then chose an organization to donate $1 to their cause. Organizations included Santa Cruz SPCA, Jacobs’s Heart, Vine Hill Beautification, Rebele Family Shelter, and Vine Hill Beautification. I am so proud of all our Vine Hill Bears!

From the Eagle’s Roost:

-The 4th Grade class enjoyed a special assembly called “Kids on the Block”.  It is a very powerful and interactive assembly that helps kids understand their peers with differences.

-The Fall Festival was a HUGE success!  There was well over 1000 people in attendance!  Great food, amazing games, and lots of fun!  Thank you to all of the volunteers who helped make this event a pumpkin smashing success!

-Many seniors in Santa Rosa were forced to evacuate and were moved to Brookdale Scotts Valley, a senior living center.  Several of the classes at Brook Knoll created artwork, letters, and cards to help welcome the evacuees to Scotts Valley.  Thank you to all the students who gave their time to help bring some brightness and joy to a tragic situation.

-The Literary Figure Parade will be on Oct. 31st at BK.

-Cardboard World in Ms. Thornley’s class was amazing!  If you can think of it, the kids built it out of cardboard!

The Dolphin’s Dish:

For SVMS, the biggest news is our recent charitable efforts to support the fire victims up North. I am so proud of our students, staff and family.  Under the enthusiastic direction of our teacher, Tarin Gambello, students collected and donated items to donate to fire victims.  With over 5000 items donated and over $1000 in gift cards, one of our amazing volunteer moms, Teri Goldwasser, and our students loaded up a Uhaul and drove it up North.  Teri took along her son, our 7th grader, Asher Hildebrand, who helped with the unload once up there. We are grateful to Ms. Gambello, Asher, his mom Teri and all the students, staff and family that supported this effort.

From the Falcon’s Nest:

Scotts Valley High School pulls off record breaking Haunted House!

Congratulations to our teacher, Mr. Eric Wyner, and his student leader, Cassidy O'Brien-Kerr.  They have lead another successful SVHS Haunted House this October which brought in over $15,000, a new school record.  Proceeds from this event go to the Leukemia Society.  Student participation is as high as ever with about 1/3 of the student body involved in the production.  Students earn community service hours for their efforts and also build their collaboration and creativity skills.  If you have never been through the Haunted House there is always next year, if you dare.


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Scotts Valley Unified School District

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Scotts Valley USD Superintendent, Tanya Krause


Tanya Krause


SVMS Construction- The View from Above!


We are excited to share these aerial photos of the construction site!


Tanya Krause

SVUSD Superintendent




Congratulations, Mary Lonhart, Principal of Scotts Valley Middle School!



Congratulations, Philip Goodrich, Senior at Scotts Valley High School!


Excellence in Education

Scotts Valley Unified schools are ranked as some of the highest performing public schools in Santa Cruz County. We are proud of the high quality education we provide to approximately 2500 students year after year.

Please look around to see what we do so well here at SVUSD. Be sure to visit the individual school web sites to see what's happening at our two elementary schools, middle school, high school, and Independent Study program.

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