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Scotts Valley Unified School District

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    Town Hall Meeting - August 12th

    Dear Parents, 

    In response to community need, SVUSD is offering a Town Hall focused on Reopening Schools for 2020-21. Superintendent Tanya Krause, and Assistant Superintendent Michelle Stewart will be providing an overview of school schedules, changes in instructional delivery and expectations, and answering questions from the community. Additionally, SVUSD will be sharing a document for the Reopening of Schools on Wednesday morning, August 12th, available on the District’s webpage.   

    The Town Hall is scheduled for Wednesday, August 12, 2020  5:30-6:30 p.m. via ZOOM webinar:  Zoom Webinar link for 8/12/2020

    We encourage the community to submit questions in advance, in order to make the time we have together efficient and organized. Please use this form to submit questions.  Although there will be an opportunity to submit questions during the webinar, we will have prepared talking points in advance.  (Please note, participants who “call in” will not be able to submit questions live.)  All comments and questions will be monitored and collected, and we will follow up with additional resources as needed and update FAQs on the website.  We have created a web page devoted to distance learning.

    The Town Hall meeting will be recorded and can be accessed after the meeting is over on the distance learning webpage.


    Superintendent Krause and Assistant Superintendent Stewart

    Updated Communication from Superintendent - August 4th


    SVUSD Parent Community,

    I have received some feedback and concerns regarding the August letter recently sent out.  Please know that more specific information will be coming out.  This letter was primarily intended for the registration packet and the beginning of August update.  As stated in the letter, "As a reminder, the first student day is Monday, August 24th, and you will be receiving more information as that date draws near. Teachers are returning on August 19 and will engage in professional development and collaboration time in preparation for the start of remote instruction."

    My intention was to send an updated communication with more details in the near future.  Site Principals will be sending out school schedules with specifics for instructional expectations by the end of the week.  We are in negotiations with teachers regarding some of these final details.

    Next week, Assistant Superintendent Stewart and I will hold open forums for district staff at the beginning of the week, and plan to hold a Town Hall meeting Wednesday, August 12th, at 5:30 pm.  Again, by then, you should have received school schedules and our Reopening of Schools document.  The Zoom meeting link for the Town Hall meeting will be posted on the SVUSD website homepage by Monday, August 10th: 

    As a reminder, all other Santa Cruz County Schools are starting their school year with students between August 12 - 17th.  I acknowledge that other districts have sent information out already, as their school year starts up to 12 days before ours. 

    Our first student day is August 24th.  The later start date has fortunately provided us additional time for planning and negotiations.

    I know folks are frustrated, fearful, and/or just sick of this.  I apologize if it was not clear in the August 3rd letter that there would be additional information forthcoming.  

    We are working to communicate the information that you need as quickly as possible.  SVUSD students are, as always, our first priority, and we are looking forward to a successful start of school.  Thank you for your patience.


    Tanya Krause

    Welcome to the 2020-21 School Year

    Please read the welcome letter from Superintendent Krause: Welcome to the 2020-21 School Year!

    SVUSD Registration Information 2020-21

    In preparation for the 2020-21 school year we are sending the registration instruction letter so that you can complete the necessary forms prior to the various school registration days (REagle Days-BK, Bear Den Days-VH, WEB/Reg-SVMS, SOAR- SVHS). 

    Please note that after you complete the district forms, you will be directed to the school website(s) for the school-specific forms.

    Any questions can be directed to the school offices:

    Brook Knoll Elementary School – 831-423-2454

    Vine Hill Elementary School – 831-438-1090

    Scotts Valley Middle School – 831-438-0610

    Scotts Valley High School 831-439-9555

    Bear Resources

    Thank You Jack Suter for our NEW Mural!
    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.


    Bear Happenings

    Important Dates and InfoMark your calendars now...  

    • August 10th - August 13th:  Bear Den Days!  
      • Turn in your RETURNING registration packet
      • Opportunity to check out a chrome book (if needed)
      • Material pick up from last year (if applicable)
    • August 10th - August 14th:  Your child's grade level teachers will be reaching out to introduce themselves and welcome your child into the new year!
    • August 17th:  Early Bear and Late Bear Announcements will be emailed to families (TK-Kinder)
    • August 19th: Teacher placements will be emailed to families.  If you don't receive the email by August 20th please email Maria Gauthier at
    • August 21st:  Virtual Meet and Greet with your child's teacher
    • August 24th:  FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

    We miss you vine Hill bears!


    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.


    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. 


    Bear Paw
    B = Be Respectful

    E = Eager to Learn

    A = Always Prepare

    R = Responsibility

    S = Solve Problems

    Find out more . . . 

    Tax Id Number 94-6002633
    Tax Id


    Principal Neilse

    Bear Buddies

    Buddy Bench