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    Welcome to July SVUSD Community!



    Welcome to July Scotts Valley Community,

    I want to provide you with a brief update as of July 1. We are very excited that we are going to be able to acknowledge our seniors in a graduation parade ceremony tomorrow morning at Scotts Valley High School.  Because we are still being required to adhere to social distancing which prohibits large gatherings, we will be abiding by those requirements. Only seniors and their families will be participating in the parade, and I believe the community is going to be showing their support along the way. Congratulations to the Senior Class of 2020!

    I know many of you are wondering what the reopening of schools will look like in August. Please know that our administrative team worked for the last few weeks of June to develop draft plans for high to medium restrictions and medium to low restrictions for all sites, and site administrators are working with teachers to receive input on those draft schedules. Recently, however, the Governor signed the state budget which made additional changes to the requirements for reopening schools, and also final determinations on the state budget. We will be working over the course of the next two weeks to modify the draft plans that have been put in place to comply with the latest regulations. We are making every effort to bring students back to school within the social distancing parameters that we are allowed. While I understand some parents have concerns about returning students to school, we are asking Public Health for clarification in that area, as well as reviewing our possibilities. Over the course of the summer, the County’s Superintendents will continue to meet weekly with the Department of Public Health to receive updates on these requirements and the areas for flexibility.

    Toward the end of July, you will be receiving a communication from me sharing the instructional schedules that we will be providing to TK-12 students and detailed plans for the reopening of schools. You can understand, the guidelines continue to change. We will be providing parents with specific information regarding these schedules before school begins.  Please stay tuned. 

    These past few months have been a tumultuous time for so many reasons and for so many people. There’s so much change happening in the world. I encourage people to embrace positive change and be kind to all because everyone deserves it. Change is not always easy, but working together collaboratively and positively tends to bring us together as a collective.This is true for so many things.

    Please be patient with us as we continue to pivot and adjust to the ongoing changes and requirements that regularly come our way.  We will be in communication later in July.

    Have a safe 4th of July weekend.


    Tanya Krause


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


    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.
    SVUSD Calendar
    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.  

    quick links to important information
    staff timesheets

    All staff timesheets for the July 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:

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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.

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    Fast Facts

    Schools in our District


    State average per pupil funding


    School Accountability Report Cards

    Student Enrollment


    District Area

    23 Sq Miles


    Tanya Krause

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    Schools' Awards

    Governing Board