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Vine Hill Elementary School

Scotts Valley Unified School District

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    Update from the Superintendent - October 18th

    Dear SVUSD Families,

    We had a successful Professional Development day at all of our school sites last Friday!  Sites focused on student data and assessments, PBIS reinforcements, Social Emotional Learning curriculum, and also discussed implementation of our Cultural Responsiveness Committee initiatives. It was a great opportunity for our staff to be in person together and deepen their practice, and collaborate on plans for upcoming report cards and assessments. It's beginning to feel closer to normal!

    We continue to monitor our COVID testing results and continue with our required protocols.  We update our COVID Dashboard weekly on the SVUSD website.  

    Here is the most recent letter from the Santa Cruz County Superintendents.


    Tanya Krause, Superintendent

    Update from the Superintendent - October 1st

    Welcome to the month of October!

    As I imagine you have heard, we have received a few updates this week regarding COVID regulations. The indoor mask mandate for Santa Cruz County was lifted, however this is still a requirement for schools in all indoor settings. Today, Governor Newsom made an announcement regarding the requirement of vaccinations for students 12 and over who are not yet vaccinated, as well as all staff being required to be vaccinated as a condition of employment. As more information is released on this subject, we will provide the details to our community.  Please read this week’s letter from the County Superintendents.

    We have received some questions regarding our COVID dashboard.  Based on these questions and suggestions, we have updated the dashboard  to include the antigen testing and self-reporting data through September 5, and we have added a second dashboard for our PCR testing.  The PCR testing information is primarily through Inspire Diagnostics, but also includes confirmed positive tests provided to us by families. We are updating that dashboard weekly, and you will find the link on the front page of the district website.

    We are experiencing some confirmed positive cases at our schools, and also encouraging eligible students to obtain the vaccine. When the vaccine for students 5 through 11 years old is approved, it is our intention to host a vaccination clinic at one of the school sites. We will share more information on this when it is available.

    In addition to all things COVID, we are excited to see students participating in school and in extracurricular events. We are pleased to be able to continue providing on-site testing, monitoring safety protocols, and having students and staff participate in various activities safely.

    I have been able to get out to a variety of district events and am so pleased to see students excited and joyful to be back participating in school activities.

    Enjoy your weekend,

    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.



     Meals are FREE this school year to ALL SVUSD students.

    All  LONG TERM Independent Study students are eligible to pick up weekly meals on Mondays between 7:30-9:00am at the high school.

    School Year Contact: 

    Bear Happenings

    PTCParent/Teacher Conferences  11/8 - 11/10 and 11/12 

    During Parent/Teacher Conferences students will be released early.  

    ALL TK students will be Early Bears - dismissal 11:30 am

    Kindergarten - dismissal 11:30 am

    1st - 3rd students - dismissal 11:40 am

    4th - 5th students - dismissal 11:55 am

    Vine Hill School Tour

    Click below to enjoy the slide show.
    Welcome BTS


    Bear Paw
    B = Be Respectful

    E = Eager to Learn

    A = Always Prepare

    R = Responsibility

    S = Solve Problems

    Find out more . . . 

    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. 

    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

    We care at vine Hill!