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    Update from the Superintendent - October 1st

    Welcome to the month of October!

    As I imagine you have heard, we have received a few updates this week regarding COVID regulations. The indoor mask mandate for Santa Cruz County was lifted, however this is still a requirement for schools in all indoor settings. Today, Governor Newsom made an announcement regarding the requirement of vaccinations for students 12 and over who are not yet vaccinated, as well as all staff being required to be vaccinated as a condition of employment. As more information is released on this subject, we will provide the details to our community.  Please read this week’s letter from the County Superintendents.

    We have received some questions regarding our COVID dashboard.  Based on these questions and suggestions, we have updated the dashboard  to include the antigen testing and self-reporting data through September 5, and we have added a second dashboard for our PCR testing.  The PCR testing information is primarily through Inspire Diagnostics, but also includes confirmed positive tests provided to us by families. We are updating that dashboard weekly, and you will find the link on the front page of the district website.

    We are experiencing some confirmed positive cases at our schools, and also encouraging eligible students to obtain the vaccine. When the vaccine for students 5 through 11 years old is approved, it is our intention to host a vaccination clinic at one of the school sites. We will share more information on this when it is available.

    In addition to all things COVID, we are excited to see students participating in school and in extracurricular events. We are pleased to be able to continue providing on-site testing, monitoring safety protocols, and having students and staff participate in various activities safely.

    I have been able to get out to a variety of district events and am so pleased to see students excited and joyful to be back participating in school activities.

    Enjoy your weekend,

    Tanya Krause, Superintendent


    mission, Vision, and core values/guiding principles

    Mission:  Scotts Valley Unified School District will provide each student with quality educational and social opportunities needed to thrive in a modern world.

    Vision:  Our students will be socially responsible, pursuing their full potential in intellectual, social, and physical development, and be engaged, ethical and effective citizens. 

    Core Values and Guiding Principles:  

    • Our role is to develop academically capable, culturally attuned and socially responsible students.
    • There is strength and value in diversity of thought and experience.
    • District decisions, at all levels, should be thoughtful, equitable and transparent.
    • We value commitment and collaboration from our engaged students, families and the community.
    • We value trust, respect and teamwork from our highly skilled and dedicated team.
    • We are accountable to our public for setting clear expectations and optimizing resources to meet our goals.
    SVUSD Calendar
    drive through covid-19 testing
    flyer for drive through covid-19 testing
    staff timesheets

    All staff timesheets for the October 2021 pay period are posted on the Business Department webpage under:

    Payroll Timesheets

    SVUSD Student & Staff Tech Support

    Visit the district’s Help Desk page for resources and weekly drop-in support hours.  In addition, our District’s SVUSD Website has a live online Chat with an SVUSD Tech. 

    School Board Information:

    Note:  Until further notice, SVUSD school board meetings will be remote (access the public agenda page below for the link to the current meeting).

    Measure A Exemption Form 

    (for Senior/SSI parcel tax exemptions) 

    Measure A Exemption Application

    This form is for the 2022-23 tax year.  Please complete the form and submit the form and requested documentation to the District (contact information is on the form).  

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    School Snippets

    About Us

    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 Brook Knoll Elementary School, Vine Hill Elementary School, Scotts Valley Middle School and Scotts Valley High School.

    District Office

    Fast Facts

    Schools in our District


    State average per pupil funding


    School Accountability Report Cards

    Student Enrollment


    District Area

    23 Sq Miles


    Tanya Krause

    Number of Employees


    Schools' Awards

    Governing Board