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Scotts Valley Unified School District

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    Update from the Superintendent - January 8th

    Happy New Year, Scotts Valley Community!

    Well, we have been back in session for our first week of 2021 with online instruction, and all has gone reasonably well. I have received some questions about the Governor’s latest proposal as well as the district’s intent to return to hybrid instruction and I want to address those items. 

    First, we are not returning to in-person hybrid instruction in the immediate future. As a reminder, we have agreements with our teachers for full distance instruction, small group in-person support, and in-person hybrid instruction. I announced in December that we would not return to in-person instruction until Santa Cruz County had been in the red tier for three consecutive weeks. We want to ensure that we are fully prepared when we are able to move to in-person hybrid instruction, so we will be transitioning elementary students to the new schedules beginning January 19th. Site administrators will continue to communicate with you about this transition. 

    On December 30, Governor Newsom provided new proposals specific to returning students in grades TK - 2 initially and then grades 3 - 6 depending on the elementary configurations. We are still unpacking the language proposal of the Governor as to what it requires and what it entails. In the meantime, we will continue with our online instruction and return to small group in-person support soon. Until further notice or legislative change, Scotts Valley Unified School District has plans to return to in-person hybrid instruction after three consecutive weeks into the red tier. The Governor’s new proposal considers waivers for the elementary grade levels and Santa Cruz County Superintendents are looking into the specifics of this proposal. Linked here is the Santa Cruz County Superintendent’s letter.

    I know there are a lot of emotions, opinions, and varied feelings about the topic of returning students and staff to a modified in-person instructional model. I am receiving arguments from all sides. We are attempting to provide the options being requested within our resource and facility abilities. Although I understand that not everyone is in agreement with the options we are offering, I believe it is important to do our best to honor the requests of our community and our staff and keep the focus on the various needs of the students.

    We plan to stay consistent with what we announced in December, and we will continue to monitor the status of Santa Cruz County and make changes based on that status.  It is my understanding that in the very near future we will be hearing about the likelihood of an extension to the stay at home order for the Bay Area which includes Santa Cruz County.  

    On a happier note, we are very proud of our SVUSD Chamber of Commerce Award winners this year:  

    Man of The Year, Mr. Michael Hanson, SVHS Principal

    Educator of the Year, Erik Wyner, SVHS Teacher

    Youth of the Year, Anika Mistry, SVHS Senior

    Please stay safe and take care out there,

    Tanya Krause

    SVUSD Superintendent

    Letter from the Santa Cruz County Superintendents - January 7th

    This letter is being sent on behalf of all of the Superintendents in Santa Cruz County:  SC County Superintendents' Letter 1/7/2021

    Bear Resources

    Welcome

    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.

    GO BEARS!

    Bear Happenings

    Science Fair 2020-2021 is back!February 6th 

    Lunch

    Pick up "hot lunch" at svhs during distance learning.  It is free for all students

     Meals are available for pickup at Scotts Valley High School for ALL SVUSD Students between 10:00am - 1:00pm daily.

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    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. 

    BEARS

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    B = Be Respectful

    E = Eager to Learn

    A = Always Prepare

    R = Responsibility

    S = Solve Problems

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    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.

     

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    Principal Neilse

    Bear Buddies

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