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    Town Hall Meeting - August 12th

    Dear Parents, 

    In response to community need, SVUSD is offering a Town Hall focused on Reopening Schools for 2020-21. Superintendent Tanya Krause, and Assistant Superintendent Michelle Stewart will be providing an overview of school schedules, changes in instructional delivery and expectations, and answering questions from the community. Additionally, SVUSD will be sharing a document for the Reopening of Schools on Wednesday morning, August 12th, available on the District’s webpage.   

    The Town Hall is scheduled for Wednesday, August 12, 2020  5:30-6:30 p.m. via ZOOM webinar:  Zoom Webinar link for 8/12/2020

    We encourage the community to submit questions in advance, in order to make the time we have together efficient and organized. Please use this form to submit questions.  Although there will be an opportunity to submit questions during the webinar, we will have prepared talking points in advance.  (Please note, participants who “call in” will not be able to submit questions live.)  All comments and questions will be monitored and collected, and we will follow up with additional resources as needed and update FAQs on the website.  We have created a web page devoted to distance learning.

    The Town Hall meeting will be recorded and can be accessed after the meeting is over on the distance learning webpage.

    Sincerely,

    Superintendent Krause and Assistant Superintendent Stewart

    Updated Communication from Superintendent - August 4th

     

    SVUSD Parent Community,

    I have received some feedback and concerns regarding the August letter recently sent out.  Please know that more specific information will be coming out.  This letter was primarily intended for the registration packet and the beginning of August update.  As stated in the letter, "As a reminder, the first student day is Monday, August 24th, and you will be receiving more information as that date draws near. Teachers are returning on August 19 and will engage in professional development and collaboration time in preparation for the start of remote instruction."

    My intention was to send an updated communication with more details in the near future.  Site Principals will be sending out school schedules with specifics for instructional expectations by the end of the week.  We are in negotiations with teachers regarding some of these final details.

    Next week, Assistant Superintendent Stewart and I will hold open forums for district staff at the beginning of the week, and plan to hold a Town Hall meeting Wednesday, August 12th, at 5:30 pm.  Again, by then, you should have received school schedules and our Reopening of Schools document.  The Zoom meeting link for the Town Hall meeting will be posted on the SVUSD website homepage by Monday, August 10th: https://www.scottsvalleyusd.org/ 

    As a reminder, all other Santa Cruz County Schools are starting their school year with students between August 12 - 17th.  I acknowledge that other districts have sent information out already, as their school year starts up to 12 days before ours. 

    Our first student day is August 24th.  The later start date has fortunately provided us additional time for planning and negotiations.

    I know folks are frustrated, fearful, and/or just sick of this.  I apologize if it was not clear in the August 3rd letter that there would be additional information forthcoming.  

    We are working to communicate the information that you need as quickly as possible.  SVUSD students are, as always, our first priority, and we are looking forward to a successful start of school.  Thank you for your patience.

    Sincerely,

    Tanya Krause

    Welcome to the 2020-21 School Year

    Please read the welcome letter from Superintendent Krause: Welcome to the 2020-21 School Year!

    SVUSD Registration Information 2020-21

    In preparation for the 2020-21 school year we are sending the registration instruction letter so that you can complete the necessary forms prior to the various school registration days (REagle Days-BK, Bear Den Days-VH, WEB/Reg-SVMS, SOAR- SVHS). 

    Please note that after you complete the district forms, you will be directed to the school website(s) for the school-specific forms.

    Any questions can be directed to the school offices:

    Brook Knoll Elementary School – 831-423-2454

    Vine Hill Elementary School – 831-438-1090

    Scotts Valley Middle School – 831-438-0610

    Scotts Valley High School 831-439-9555

    SVUSD 

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    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. 

    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.
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    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for Parents for COVID-19

    Frequently Asked Questions

    distance learning resources from SCCOE

    The Santa Cruz County Office of Education (SCCOE) has compiled a webpage specifically for Distance Learning Resources.  

    staff timesheets

    All staff timesheets for the August 2020 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. 

    Measure A Exemption Form 

    (for Senior/SSI parcel tax exemptions) 

    Measure A Exemption Application

    This form is for the 2021-22 tax year.  Please complete the form and submit the form and requested documentation to the District (contact information is on the form).  

    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).

    SVUSD Local Control and Accountability Plan 2019-20:

    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.

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    Fast Facts

    Schools in our District

    4

    State average per pupil funding

    $8,383

    School Accountability Report Cards

    Student Enrollment

    2,475

    District Area

    23 Sq Miles

    Superintendent

    Tanya Krause

    Number of Employees

    226

    Schools' Awards

    Governing Board