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Scotts Valley Unified School District

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


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

    SVUSD 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 Years of Service Awards

    (service through June 2018)


    CalFresh Logo

    Need help buying groceries? Apply for CalFresh!

    May is CalFresh Awareness Month

    It can be hard to eat healthy, nutritious food when money is tight. CalFresh, formerly known as food stamps, is a nutrition benefit program that helps struggling families pay for food year-round.   Families that cook together, eat together, talk together, make mealtime a family time.    

    In 2018, approximately 25,516 Santa Cruz County residents participated each month in the CalFresh Program.  While many families in our community utilize CalFresh to help put food on the table, creating a healthy start for children and fostering healthy eating habits during these critical formative years, many more are eligible but don’t realize it. 

    Who may qualify?

    • Families with children, single adults, couples, and individuals who are homeless may receive CalFresh if they meet income and residence requirements.
    • Effective Summer of 2019 Supplemental Security Income recipients, if they meet other eligibility requirements
    • Adults may still be eligible for CalFresh even when they have a job, a home, or a retirement account.

    Easy to use

    Eligible households receive monthly payments on an Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card that looks and works just like a debit card, to purchase the food your family needs. 

    Help you can count on

    • CalFresh benefits can be used to purchase food from participating grocery stores, restaurants, and farmers markets.
    • Any money left on your EBT card at the end of the month rolls over for use the following month.

    Click, Call or Come in…

    Apply online at:  or

    By phone at: 1-888-421-8080

    Or in person at a County Customer Service Center: 1020 Emeline Avenue, Santa Cruz and 18 W. Beach Street, Watsonville

    There are many activities planned for CalFresh Awareness Month in May.  Please visit the Human Services Department website for a calendar of events. 

    SVUSD - Energy Champions!

    Elisabeth Bertrand from the The Associaton of Monterey Bay Area Governments (AMBAG) Energy Watch attended the March 26th meeting of the Board of Trustees to present SVUSD with the 2019 Energy Champion Award.  Our energy savings efforts are reducing 202 metric tons of carbon dioxide annually!

    Roger Snyder, Tanya Krause, Elisabeth Bertrand

    Elisabeth Bertrand presented the award to Board President Roger Snyder, and Superintendent Tanya Krause.

    Measure A Exemption Form 

    (for Senior/SSI parcel tax exemptions) 

    Please download, print and complete the form.  Once completed, return the form in person, by fax, by email, or by mail along with the requested documentation.  For assistance,  call the number listed on the form.  

    School Board Information:

    SVMS Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Lynn Beebe Memorial Gymnasium Dedication


    SVMS Cutting the Ribbon!

    The Ribbon is Cut!
    Dignitaries who attended the ceremony

    Congresswoman  Eshoo presents Congressional Flag
    Congresswoman Eshoo at history table

    New Gymnasium

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    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