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Scotts Valley Unified School District

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    Update from the Superintendent - April 1st

    Hello Scotts Valley Community,

    Well, this message certainly comes far sooner than we had anticipated and no, it is not an April Fool’s joke.  I am not quite certain of the reasoning for the timing of this decision; however, school districts throughout the State of California are announcing that they will not resume in classroom instruction for the remainder of the school year based on the statement made by the state Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tony Thurmond.  Please read the attached letter that the Superintendents drafted in the last 12 hours.

    As I have mentioned before, upon the return from spring break we will be making necessary adjustments to how we complete the last few months of the school year via online learning. Additionally, we will need to continue to adhere to these social distancing regulations put into place. If those change prior to the beginning of June, we will review our parameters.
    I acknowledge that this generates many questions. I too have many questions and we are working on obtaining answers to the best of our ability. We too are experiencing the majority of our district employees working under the shelter in place order, which slows down some of our operational abilities. Please know we are working very hard to do our best – this is a very new and unique situation not only to public education, but worldwide.
    Frankly, I am so saddened by this on so many levels. I am especially sad for our students, who are missing their friends and their social activities.  While I understand taking an abundance of caution, the impacts are multi-faceted, and we are working hard to address those that are in our control. I want you to know we acknowledge this is a challenge for families, and we will do our best to adjust and support accordingly.

    For those that have requested activities for students during spring break, please refer to the SVUSD websites and also explore the resources that Santa Cruz County Office of Education has compiled:    
    We will figure this out, we will respond to the best of our ability, and we will return after a much-needed spring break, on April 13th. You will hear from us soon.

    Please take good care and adhere to the updated restrictions recently set forth for Shelter in Place.

    Kind Regards,

    Tanya Krause, Superintendent

    Scotts Valley Unified School District

    Friendly reminder: Census 2020 April 1st

    Dear Scotts Valley Community,

    While many activities are canceled, postponed, or rescheduled, the 2020 Census is still on and it can be done from home!

    We are being asked to remind folks to please complete the Census as this is important information.  If you have not done so already, please take a moment to complete the online survey.  We should all have received a pin in the postal mail.

    We appreciate your continued partnership through school closures to ensure that Census outreach continues in a way that protects the health and safety of all Californians. That includes shifting toward virtual platforms where we can continue to give our state’s hard-to-reach communities the information and the support they need to participate in the Census with confidence. Most importantly, we want to continue to highlight that the Census survey can be completed online at and by phone.  

    Thank you!

    Tanya Krause, Superintendent

    Bear Resources


    Welcome Bears

    In our student's quest for personal growth and development, social responsibility, knowledge, and life long learning skills, Vine Hill School strives to promote: development of self-esteem and integrity, respect for the environment, appreciation for the world's interrelated cultures and involvement in a rapidly changing and culturally diverse society.


    Safety Concerns and Behavior

    We're here to help!  Let us know about cases of bullying, academic dishonesty, mental health issues, or other concerns you may have about the safety and/or well-being of our students.  If you see something, say something.



    Bear Paw
    B = Be Respectful

    E = Eager to Learn

    A = Always Prepare

    R = Responsibility

    S = Solve Problems

    Find out more . . . 

    Bear Happenings

    Scotts Valley Unified School District will provide breakfast and lunch meals to school-age students 

    Monday through Friday, through April 3, 2020.  

    Drive-through pickup will be at Scotts Valley High School, in the circle in front of the gym, between 10:00 am and 12:00 pm.  

    Kindergarten Registration is Open
    Kinder Registration 2021
    Thank You Jack Suter for our NEW Mural!

    Fridays are Spirit Days!

    Crazy Hair Day
    Crazy Spirit Day
    Friday spirit
    Girls for Spirit
    Parent Friday Flag
    Calendar of Events
    Vine Hill Bears 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. 

    School Tours

    All upcoming school tours are cancelled until further notice.  Thank you for your understanding during this unprecedented time.  School Tours with Apple


    parents on patrol

    POPEveryone looks good in Yellow!  Do you have 30 minutes to spare at drop off?  We need help.  Parents on Patrol needs MORE parents to help with m

    April SIGN UP

    May SIGN UP

    Tax Id Number 94-6002633
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    Principal Neilse

    Bear Buddies

    Buddy Bench