Please ensure that all excused absence have been reported to the school within 72 hours so that non-attendance will not result in a “cut” for your student.

Attendance Secretary:   Kelly Cox
Direct Line: 439-9555 ext. 1 (school hours)

Automated 24/7 Attendance System
Call:  (831) 439-9526  (message only)


If your student has an excused tardy, i.e., illness, or medical appointment, please send them to school with a note, advising us of the situation.

Students must sign-in when they arrive and receive a “re-admit slip” to present to their teacher.

Please be aware that according to the State of California, the only situations which are excused include: illness, medical, dental, and court appointments.


1.  Unexcused tardies will be noted.
2.  A teacher may refer a student to the office for consequences after receiving 3 or more tardies in a class. Students will receive after school detention for 1 hour.
3.  Repeated referrals will result in longer or additional detention assignments.
4.  Continued tardy issues or failure to attend scheduled detention times will result in being assigned to Saturday School.
SARB (School Attendance Review Board) Process begins for students with excessive absences and/or

Attendance Details and Saturday School


The office does not deliver messages to students unless it is an absolute emergency.

If your student forgot their lunch or homework you may bring it to school and leave it in the office. When the lunch bell rings we will page your student to come to the office. This is for homework or lunches only ~ NOT personal messages.


Call SVHS and report all illnesses right away: 
(831) 439-9555 x1 /  (831) 439-9526

If you leave a voicemail be sure to include:

  • Students full name

  • All Symptoms

  • Date of onset of illness

  • Call back number

Student must have a negative COVID PCR test before returning to campus (see Test Off-Campus for locations and times) 

Results should be brought in upon return or emailed to Kelly Cox.             

COVID Information


We may not be able to answer our telephones or we may be unreachable during a crisis such as a lockdown situation.

Please visit the Scotts Valley Unified School District or contact them at 831-438-1820.

Additional news may be heard by tuning to radio station KSCO am 1080 or via local television news stations. 

Resources and information may also be found on the Santa Cruz County Office of Education's website.