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    Free Crisis Support Resources - Summer 2019


    School Based

    Please feel free to reach out to your School Counselor by email for support and referral information. Both Ms. Stevens and Ms. Danner will be on call through out summer.

    SVMS School Counselor - Abbie Stevens, MA, PPS

    SVHS School Counselor - Christie Danner, MA, PPS

    Community Based

    Hospice of Scotts Valley Amy Marlo, Youth Grief Support Program Manager Hospice of Scotts Valley 831-430-3040

    Maaliea Wilbur, LMFT

    Therapy Works, Executive Director

    TherapyWorks Intake Department -


    Maaliea and her compassionate team of therapists welcome those in need of emotional support to receive a complimentary and confidential counseling session.

    MERT - The Mobile Emergency Response Team is the Santa Cruz County Behavioral Health Crisis Intervention and Evaluation service team for youth and families living in SC County regardless of insurance coverage. MERT provides crisis intervention, stabilization and field-based response to acute crisis situations.

    (800) 952-2335


    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 - 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.

    Graduation and Promotions!

    It's officially SUMMER!  The Class of 2019 graduated June 6th, 2019 at an impressive SVHS ceremony.  Brook Knoll and Vine Hill 5th graders were promoted to 6th grade and events were held for their departure to SVMS.  SVMS promotion ceremony occurred on June 7th, 2019 and the 8th graders are ready for SVHS.

    More slides of events to come!

    SVUSD Stars in the Santa Cruz County Annual Math Contest!

    Brook Knoll Elementary School took home 1st and 3rd place for the 5th-grade team competition, as well as taking 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in the individual competition!

    Scotts Valley Middle School took 1st place for the 6th-grade team award, 3rd place for the 7th-grade team award, and 2nd place for the 8th-grade team award.

    County Winners!BK Math Winners
    SVMS Math Winners7th Grade Winners

    SVMS Student Owen mercer Returns to nationals 

    Owen Mercer
    Owen Mercer



    Owen, the regional spelling champion in his division, returns to compete in the National Spelling Bee competition May 27-30, 2019.  


    Svhs drama students perform for the school board

    The Scotts Valley High School Drama students IMPRESSED the Trustees and Audience with their rendition of 'Luck Be A Lady', from the Musical Guys and Dolls.

    Places everyone!

    guys and dolls performance

    Measure A Exemption Form 

    (for Senior/SSI parcel tax exemptions) 

    The deadline for the exemption forms for the 2019-20 tax year was June 30, 2019.   The form for the 2020-21 tax year will be posted here on or before August 1, 2019.


    School Board Information:

    SVUSD Local Control and Accountability Plan 2019-20:

    Best of Luck to our 2019 retirees!
    svusd leadership team

    Leadership Team

    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

    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