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Brook Knoll Elementary School

Scotts Valley Unified School District

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    Update from the Superintendent - April 1st

    Hello Scotts Valley Community,

    Well, this message certainly comes far sooner than we had anticipated and no, it is not an April Fool’s joke.  I am not quite certain of the reasoning for the timing of this decision; however, school districts throughout the State of California are announcing that they will not resume in classroom instruction for the remainder of the school year based on the statement made by the state Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tony Thurmond.  Please read the attached letter that the Superintendents drafted in the last 12 hours.

    As I have mentioned before, upon the return from spring break we will be making necessary adjustments to how we complete the last few months of the school year via online learning. Additionally, we will need to continue to adhere to these social distancing regulations put into place. If those change prior to the beginning of June, we will review our parameters.
    I acknowledge that this generates many questions. I too have many questions and we are working on obtaining answers to the best of our ability. We too are experiencing the majority of our district employees working under the shelter in place order, which slows down some of our operational abilities. Please know we are working very hard to do our best – this is a very new and unique situation not only to public education, but worldwide.
    Frankly, I am so saddened by this on so many levels. I am especially sad for our students, who are missing their friends and their social activities.  While I understand taking an abundance of caution, the impacts are multi-faceted, and we are working hard to address those that are in our control. I want you to know we acknowledge this is a challenge for families, and we will do our best to adjust and support accordingly.

    For those that have requested activities for students during spring break, please refer to the SVUSD websites and also explore the resources that Santa Cruz County Office of Education has compiled:    
    We will figure this out, we will respond to the best of our ability, and we will return after a much-needed spring break, on April 13th. You will hear from us soon.

    Please take good care and adhere to the updated restrictions recently set forth for Shelter in Place.

    Kind Regards,

    Tanya Krause, Superintendent

    Scotts Valley Unified School District

    Friendly reminder: Census 2020 April 1st

    Dear Scotts Valley Community,

    While many activities are canceled, postponed, or rescheduled, the 2020 Census is still on and it can be done from home!

    We are being asked to remind folks to please complete the Census as this is important information.  If you have not done so already, please take a moment to complete the online survey.  We should all have received a pin in the postal mail.

    We appreciate your continued partnership through school closures to ensure that Census outreach continues in a way that protects the health and safety of all Californians. That includes shifting toward virtual platforms where we can continue to give our state’s hard-to-reach communities the information and the support they need to participate in the Census with confidence. Most importantly, we want to continue to highlight that the Census survey can be completed online at and by phone.  

    Thank you!

    Tanya Krause, Superintendent


    NEW Student Registration

    If you are new to the area and have a student to register, please read below and come to our campus with all the proper documents.  Please call with any questions and we'll be happy to help you.

    You must bring four documents in order to register:

    1) Original-Certified Birth Certificate or Passport

    2) Current Immunization Record

    3) Two forms of Address Verification (one must be utility bill and one other bill/statement that is delivered to your address)

    Please visit our Kinder/TK/New Student Registration page for more information.

    Facility Use Forms

    Instructions, Rules, Fee Schedules and Forms to use any of the school site facilities can be found on the SVUSD website.

    Facility Use Forms


    BKE 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

    Upcoming School Dates

    (mark your calendars)

    March 13th - NO SCHOOL - Professional Development Day

    March 16th - April 3rd - NO SCHOOL - Santa Cruz County Public Schools Closure

    March 16th - 22nd - Online Auction Fundraiser for the PTO

    April 6th - 10th - NO SCHOOL - Spring Break

    May 4th - 15th - Read-a-Thon Fundraiser for the PTO

    May 20th - Open House

    May 25th - NO SCHOOL - Memorial Day

    June 4th - Last Day of School

    Kindergarten Registration is ComingTransitional Kindergarten & Kindergarten Registration For the 2020-2021 School Year is NOW OPEN.

    Please visit the New Student Registration link to the left to learn more about registering your student, the upcoming Parent Information Night for currently registered families, and our scheduled tour dates for prospective parents.

    Scotts Valley Unified School District

    Distinguished     Gold Ribbon     National Award


    Our students will be socially responsible, pursuing their full potential in intellectual, social, and physical development, and be engaged, ethical and effective citizens. 


    Scotts Valley Unified School District will provide each student with quality educational and social opportunities needed to thrive in a modern world.


    Our role is to develop academically capable, culturally attuned and socially responsible students.

    • There is strength and value in diversity of thought and experience.
    • District decisions, at all levels, should be thoughtful, equitable and transparent.
    • We value commitment and collaboration from our engaged students, families and the community.
    • We value trust, respect and teamwork from our highly skilled and dedicated team.
    • We are accountable to our public for setting clear expectations and optimizing resources to meet our goals.
    School Rules

    *Be Kind

    *Be Respectful

    *Be Responsible



    Safety/Behavior Concerns

    We're here to help so 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.

    Student Safety/Behavior Reporting Form


    Brook Knoll School

    About Us

    Brook Knoll Elementary School, a California Distinguished School and Gold Ribbon Award winner, was constructed and opened its doors in 1964 as part of the Scotts Valley Unified School District.  The school is located in a quiet, family-oriented community located approximately 30 miles southwest of San Jose near the coastal resort of the Santa Cruz Mountains, where its inhabitants enjoy a mild climate and a safe, tight-knit community.  Our Pre-K through 5th grade student enrollment numbers approximately 550.

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