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    Update from the Superintendent - December 6th

    Hello Scotts Valley Community,

    As we are moving into the winter months, similar to last year, CDPH and local Public Health have added more restrictions and mandates, especially for indoor activities. 
    Recently, CDPH put out updated guidance and requirements specifically related to indoor extracurricular activities, including youth sports.  Please know that school districts are being mandated to adhere to these requirements, and we are also held responsible for doing so.  Complaining to me or the site administrators, unfortunately, does not change the CDPH mandates that we are held responsible to uphold.  School Districts in Santa Cruz County continue to try and work with our local Public Health Department on these issues and concerns.  
    Please read the attached letter from the Santa Cruz County Superintendents on this most recent update.
    Thank you,
    Tanya Krause, Superintendent


    Kinder and Transitional kinder information flyer for December 9th event
    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
    drive through testing flyer - English
    covid-19 testing flyer - Spanish

    Please use this link for more information on the COVID-19 testing program for the school community in Santa Cruz County:

    COVID-19 Testing Locations and Hours

    staff timesheets

    All staff timesheets for the December 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).  

    Quick Resources

    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