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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


    Student Support

    School Office Hours:

    Monday - Friday
    7:30 am - 3:30 pm

    General Questions:
    Front Office (831) 439-9555 

    To Report an absence:
    Attendance (831) 439-9526





    Click Here for SVHS RIC/PBIS Program Guide

    Sweater/Blanket DRive

    blanket drive

    Bell Schedule
    School Calendar
    Rally Schedule (1/29/21)

    1:  8-8:35

    3:  8:40-9:45 (3rd period teachers show the pre-recorded rally)

    Rally:  9:45-10:00

    5:  10:10-11:15

    7:  11:25-12:30


    ASB Events
    • SVHS Talent Show: acts will be pre-recorded and pieced together by SVHS Media team, the show will be presented the evening of 1/22 at 6pm
    • Winter Rally celebrating our clubs and sports, presented during 3rd period, 1/29
    • SVHS See's Candy Fundraiser for Valentine's Day, order soon to guarantee delivery before February 14th!!
    Semester Book Exchange

    If you have or need books for any of the following courses, please return/pick them up at the Library this week.
    Jan 4-7, 10am -3pm Monday through Thursday

    • US Government
    • Health
    • All English course - novels only


    SVHS Choir

    Download and Listen to the SVHS Choir!



    School Award Logos
    In an Emergency

    In the event of a crisis situation we may not be able to answer calls or receive visitors on campus.  In these circumstances, information & instructions will be posted on the District's Website

    When we are not able to answer our telephones or are unreachable, additional news may be heard by tuning to KSCO am1080 or via local television news stations.

    SVUSD Food Services

    Curbside meal service not available during break; resumes Jan 4th.

    FREE meals are back.  The USDA waivers have been extended.  Meals are available for pickup at Scotts Valley High School between 10:00am and 1:00pm daily. 

    Safety or Behavior Concerns?

    Student Support TipLine

    We're here to help, let us know about cases of bullying, academic dishonesty, mental health issues, drug abuse, etc.