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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.

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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. 

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School Snippets (3/6)

VH Bear Byte:

February 20-23rd was a very eventful week for us. The second grade students had a fantastic experience writing and performing their songs they co-wrote with Kid Pan Alley and our very own Mr. Andrews. The culmination of this event, a joint performance with the Brook Knoll 3rd graders was well attended. Thank you to Beth Hollenbeck for her coordination and to Universal Audio for sponsoring this experience.

The PTA held their auction on February 24th at Pasatiempo. It was a sold out event and the parent community support helped made our fundraising goal of netting $85 K to support our student programs. The entire Vine Hill staff is so appreciative of the community support the school receives that helps us continue so many quality programs.

From the Eagle’s Roost:

-The Kid Pan Alley was a smashing success!  Thank you to the Kid Pan Alley staff for their time and talent, and thank you to Universal Audio for their financial support.  The 3rd graders performed to a packed Student Union and the songs were amazing!

-Mr. Wahl will be hosting group tours of the Brook Knoll campus.  If interested, please call Brook Knoll’s front office to sign up for one of the tours.

-Do you DARE to be drug free and make healthy life choices?  Well, the kids at BK do thanks to our DARE program!  Thank you to the SVPD and Officer Hohmann for your dedication to our students.


The Dolphin’s Dish:

6th Grade Adventure in Yosemite:  Under the experienced leadership of teacher Renae Fish, over 80 6th graders enjoyed an educational, snowy adventure in Yosemite.  With a wonderful cadre of supportive parent and teacher chaperones, students hiked and climbed all over the Yosemite Valley and returned with lifelong memories.

Campus Move/Community Open House:  We are looking forward to moving into the twelve new classrooms and the gorgeous, new library on the lower campus in early March.  Please join us for a Community Open House to walk through this new section of campus on April 19, 2018.  More details will be provided as the date approaches.

Site Council Survey: We appreciate your feedback!  During March 5-9, our Site Council Parent Survey will be live on the school website.  Please take a few moments to provide us with the valuable feedback that helps to guide the work of our School Site Council.  Thank you!

From the Falcon’s Nest:

On February 22, Ms. Christie Danner, our school counselor, and three juniors attended the Watermark Conference for Women at the San Jose Convention Center.  The young women were selected based on their leadership potential and represented a diverse cross section of the student body.  The conference included inspirational keynote addresses from prominent woman leaders including human rights attorney Amal Clooney.  Our students participated in multiple breakout sessions designed to raise awareness around women's rights and develop leadership skills.

Today: 3/21/18

Scotts Valley Unified School District

"Miss Representation" to be Screened at the 1440 Multiversity

Please help us spread the word!  Purchase your tickets now - the dinner/movie ticket sales will end on 3/14.  See the official flyer  on our Facebook page for more information.

     Message From the Superintendent     

Scotts Valley USD Superintendent, Tanya Krause


Tanya Krause


SVMS Construction

If you have driven by the Middle School recently, then you have seen the fantastic progress on the classroom buildings at the corner of Scotts Valley Drive and Bean Creek Road.  Here is a recent aerial view that also shows the beautiful library.  The lower picture reflects that the monumental gymnasium is taking shape!



Our Students Continue to Impress and Amaze Us!

Jarrett Bare, an eleventh grader at Scotts Valley High School, has already successfully developed and launched six apps, among other business ventures!  He is pictured below with Superintendent Krause at the 17th Annual Your Future is our Business Education/Business Luncheon, where he demonstrated his newest App, LitQuote.  According to Jarrett, “LitQuote helps revolutionize the way we write essays and allows students to find perfect quotes to write about through searching our immense database with easy to use filters.”  Congratulations, Jarrett – you make us proud!


News from the Elementary Schools

Brook Knoll and Vine Hill are enjoying the benefits of their new permanent shade structures!  To view the pictures please go to our Facebook Page.

Excellence in Education

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 our two elementary schools, middle school, high school, and Independent Study program.

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  • 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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