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    Update from the Superintendent - February 26th

    Dear Scotts Valley Community,

    Things are moving very quickly now so I want to make sure that you have the most recent information (at least for today!).

    The COVID-19 Safety Plan for SVUSD has been submitted and approved by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH).  The California Safe School For All, District Reopening Map, reflects that SVUSD has been approved to reopen for elementary hybrid instruction. The map can be viewed here.  Given this information, the elementary schools have announced a phased return to in-person hybrid instruction during the month of March, with all grades returning in the hybrid model prior to Spring Break.   The elementary Principals sent this letter to their parents on February 19th:  Letter to Elementary Parents 2/19/2021  

    I want to reiterate that those families who have already requested an independent study program in the elementary grades will be able to maintain that program for the remainder of this year, and those families that have already requested full-time distance instruction will also be accommodated.

    Scotts Valley Middle School is prepared to begin hybrid instruction after the County has moved into the Red Tier for two consecutive weeks, and based on current numbers, this shift may occur in March before Spring Break. SVMS families have already had the opportunity to indicate if they would like to return to campus for in-person. However, families who selected online distance instruction and would like to switch to in-person instruction will have the opportunity to change their request after Spring Break, pending space availability within the classrooms. SVMS will follow the hybrid plan that was released in November 2020 and will continue to provide in-person afternoon interventions as needed. The middle school already has plans to bring back 6th graders at the beginning of March. If in fact, we are moving sooner into the Red Tier, we may postpone that plan in order to bring back the sixth, seventh, and eighth graders into hybrid instruction. We are closely watching the potential changes of the improved COVID ratings.

    Scotts Valley High School is prepared to begin their hybrid schedule after the county is in the Red Tier for 2 consecutive weeks.  Current estimates suggest this may occur in March before Spring Break.  Upon entering the Red Tier, the school will again survey parents and students to know if students will return to campus for in-person hybrid instruction, or choose to access their classes only through distance instruction. However, families who selected online distance instruction and would like to switch to in-person instruction will have the opportunity to change their request after Spring Break, pending space availability within the classrooms.  Additionally, school staff are reviewing the hybrid schedule released in December and are considering changes based on new knowledge and current conditions. The school will continue with the after-lunch Tutorial sessions offered to 9th-grade students during distance instruction, and other grade levels may be included in the Tutorial session program if the hybrid start date is pushed out past Spring Break. 

    High School athletics are also beginning to open up, and the District is working with local Public Health, Santa Cruz Athletic League, Athletic Directors, and secondary administration regarding the latest updates for outdoor youth sports.  Next week the football season opens and we will continue with conditioning until certain requirements are adhered to for practice and competition in the Purple and Red Tiers.  We were informed recently by Santa Cruz Public Health that spectators will not be allowed on the campus for these events.

    The good news is that we may be moving into the Red Tier sooner than expected. We will definitely keep you updated on this information, as we will need to be in the Red Tier for two weeks prior to transitioning to in-person hybrid schedules at the middle school and at the high school.

    I am extremely pleased that we have been able to successfully get all of our employees in for their initial vaccination, and that the round one process should be completed by the end of this week. So many people worked around the clock to make this happen and we greatly appreciate these efforts. I specifically want to express my thanks to our County Superintendent, Dr. Faris Sabbah, for his leadership and partnership with Dignity Health and Dominican Hospital that has allowed educators in Santa Cruz County to receive vaccinations for the purpose of reopening school's sooner.

    Last night, Dr. Faris Sabbah, along with the Santa Cruz County Superintendents, hosted a Town Hall Zoom event with special guests from Dignity Health and Dominican Hospital.  The topics included reopening plans, the recent vaccination implementation, other details regarding reopening schools for hybrid instruction, and the session concluded with a question and answer period.  If you missed it, you can view it here:  

    Safely Bringing Students Back to Our Classrooms -  Town Hall Recording from 2-25-2021

    I completely understand that this new phase of our COVID response is creating mixed reactions, and I want to thank you for your patience, perseverance, and kindness as we move forward.  At SVUSD we are all very excited for the opportunity to return to campus!

    Respectfully,

    Tanya Krause, Superintendent

    Update from Superintendent - February 12th

    Dear Scotts Valley Community,

     

    I hope you are enjoying our four day holiday weekend!

    We are very excited that we have been able to continue with the educator vaccination program offered through Dignity Health and we are sending in several of our elementary staff working with our youngest learners as well as other support staff.  We will be working over the weekend to maximize the number of slots allocated to us for this weekend. 

    Please read the attached letter from the superintendents in Santa Cruz County.

     

    Enjoy your Valentine's Day! 

    Tanya Krause

    Superintendent

     

    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

    PBIS
     

    Respect

    Integrity

    Compassion
     

    Click Here for SVHS RIC/PBIS Program Guide

    Spanish Club

    Pulsera

    IB Art Night - Virtual

    IB Art Night

    Bell Schedule
    School Calendar
    Schedule Note

    Monday, March 8th is an ODD Block Schedule Day.  

    Friday, March 12th is a non-student day.

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    ASB Events

    MARCH:

    • Monday March 1st-19thSee's Candy Fundraiser
    • Thursday March 4th:  Battle of the Bands Meeting at lunch, zoom link to be posted on school website under student gov page
    • Friday March 19th:  Battle of the Bands (pre-recorded and posted on school website at 6pm that evening)
    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.
    10am -3pm Monday through Thursday

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

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    SVHS Choir

    Download and Listen to the SVHS Choir!

    Blackbird

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    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.

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