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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

Vine Hill Bear Bytes:

Our students, the Vine Hill Bears, are settled in now and doing a wonderful job following our BEARS Motto: Be Respectful, Eager to Learn, Always Prepared, Responsible, and Solve Problems. When I began to think about items to share in our first Bear Bytes, I wanted to showcase a key component of Vine Hill that contributes to our success. The strong volunteer partnership we have with our parent community, Scotts Valley High School, and our retired employees provide daily assistance to our school.

From the Eagle’s Roost:

Brook Knoll celebrated Character Day on September 13th.  Schools in over 150 countries, with over 133,000 different Character Day events, focused on building positive character traits in our students.

The Banana Slug String Band paid a visit to Brook Knoll by performing a free assembly for all grade levels in order to share their musical talents and their passion for the wonders of our planet.

Upcoming Spirit Days:  Oct. 31st is Book/Movie Character Day

Halloween is on a school day this year – please check with your student’s teacher for details about activities and stipulations regarding costumes.

Picture Make-Up Day is Oct. 4th

5th Grade Science Camp Parent Night is Oct. 16

Parent Teacher Conferences begin Nov. 6th.

Music, Computer Lab, and Library are all open now.  Code Naturally will be working with the 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students until Winter Break.

Last Monday, the 5th grade classes led Monday Morning Assembly (with the help of Dirk Andrews) in a song about empathy, asking students to walk in someone else’s shoes.

The Dolphin Dish:

SVMS is pleased to share that our English Language Development (ELD) students were able to participate in a supplemental summer program.  Under the dedicated guidance of teachers Alexie Neall and Kathy Peterson, students were able to practice essential skills.  Students participated in a variety of activities to make this short-term program enriching and fun.  With multiple field trips, including a hard hat tour of the SVMS construction site, students were able to practice their ELD skills and have fun while doing it. 

From the Falcon’s Nest:

Scotts Valley HS students team up with NOAA to tackle plastic pollution in the Monterey Bay

Beginning in 2016 students from SVHS Marine Biology and Environmental science classes began working with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.  The students participated in 2 days of plastic debris collections on local beaches which included cataloging their findings for analysis by NOAA scientists.  Currently several of these students are being filmed in a documentary by NOAA for the purpose of promoting the program to schools in coastal communities around the world.  This work has been funded by grants from NOAA and from the SV Rotary Club.

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Scotts Valley Unified School District

     Message From the Superintendent     

Scotts Valley USD Superintendent, Tanya Krause


Tanya Krause


SVMS Construction is Moving Along!

Here are pictures that show the progress of the Science Building construction. This building is located on the corner of Scotts Valley Drive and Bean Creek Road. Please feel free to drive by and check it out - you will be amazed!


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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Congratulations to all of these amazing Seniors who were voted into the Homecoming Court by their peers!


Today: 10/22/17



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