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Scotts Valley Unified School District

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    Update from the Superintendent - April 28th

    Greetings Scotts Valley Unified Community,

    We’ve been back from spring break a few weeks now and heading into May - the last month of our school year! Our COVID positivity rates have been minimal, which has allowed more activities and events to occur. Student activities, field trips, athletics, and extracurricular events are in full swing.  School sites are also participating in CAASPP state testing district-wide.

    This Sunday, May 1st from 12:00 to 3:00 PM, Scotts Valley Unified School District will be hosting our inaugural Multicultural Fair to be held at Vine Hill School. The committee for this event has been very busy planning for the festivities. There will be several booths to represent many countries around the world, displays of student art, a variety of entertainment, crafts, and many other goodies. I hope to see you there!

    Also, this weekend is the last showing of the Scotts Valley High School play, Urinetown. I was able to attend the play last week and I thought the students did an amazing job. 

    This next week, we will be recognizing National Teacher Appreciation Week and Day of the Teacher on Tuesday, May 3rd. A HUGE shout out to our teachers for their dedication and hard work, especially over the last few years.

    Also next week, Brook Knoll and Scotts Valley Middle School are holding their Open Houses on May 4th and 5th respectively, and Vine Hill is holding their Open House the following week on May 12th.

    On Friday, May 6th, Scotts Valley Chamber of Commerce is hosting their Community Awards Gala where Scotts Valley Unified‘s Educator of the Year, Kathy Peterson, will be honored. Also, Jeremy Kain, a senior at Scotts Valley High School will be honored as the Youth of the Year. Both of these wonderful individuals represent our district very well!

    Good news - US News just came out with school rankings both local and statewide.  SVHS ranked second for local high schools.  Best High Schools in Santa Cruz, CA Area - US News 

    On behalf of the Scotts Valley Educational Foundation, they are looking for a Treasurer and VP of fundraising. If you are interested or willing to learn more, please let me know and I will connect you with our Foundation leaders.

    There are several culminating events and activities occurring across the district in the month of May concluding with fifth-grade promotion ceremonies on May 26, Scotts Valley High School graduation that same afternoon and the Scotts Valley Middle School promotion on Friday the 27th. Schools will be sending out specific information to each of their respective sites.

    We are excited to be able to offer a summer program at Scotts Valley Middle School for students in grades TK through eighth. This program is provided by an outside agency, Champions, with whom we are also contracting for the before and after school childcare in the fall. If you’re interested in learning more about this opportunity for your students, you can find information on our website at https://www.scottsvalleyusd.org/childcare.

    In response to growing interest, we are redesigning our Independent Study program to increase access for families who are seeking alternative options to meet student and family needs. Scotts Valley Unified School District is pleased to offer an Independent Study program for students in Kindergarten through eighth grade. This program will combine both in-person and online teaching, to maximize student learning and support families seeking different education options. Our high school program is also expanding Independent Study offerings to include full remote learning for students who prefer a home-based learning program. These programs offer the benefit of independent study with the option to participate in afterschool sports and activities. You can find more information about our program offerings and how to sign up on our website: https://www.scottsvalleyusd.org/independentstudy 

    Our school sites are in the process of sending out parent surveys. Please take a few minutes to respond - we do appreciate your feedback.  

    While this school year has provided its own unique challenges, we have persevered through it and held strong as an educational community to provide in-person education all year long and adhere to CDPH safety measures in order to keep our schools open.  We want to finish out this school year as safe and ‘normal’ as possible as our kids deserve to have all of their expected events.  Let’s all do our best to stay safe and healthy finishing out this year

    Thank you,

    Tanya Krause

    Superintendent

    Resources

    February 1st - 1:15pm

    February 25th (TK/K) - 9am

    March 7th (TK/K) - 9am

    March 7th - 1:15pm

    March 22nd - 1:15pm

    March 30th (TK/K) - 9am

    April 12th - 1:15pm

    April 14th - 1:15pm

    May 9th (TK/K) - 9am

    May 17th - 1:15pm

    Please contact the Brook Knoll School office to schedule or inquire about a school tour.

    LSeldon@scottsvalleyusd.org

    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

    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

    NSCC SELPA 

     

    Happenings

    Please visit the New Student Registration link to the left to learn more about registering your student.

    Upcoming School Dates

    (mark your calendars)

    May 11 & 12 - Brook Knoll Spring Sing (details to follow)

    May 20 - Spirit Day - Beach/Tropical Day

    May 26 - Last Student Day (Minimum Day)

                     TK-3rd: 11:40am Dismissal

                     4th & 5th: 11:55 Dismissal

    August 3-5 - REagle Days

    August 11 - 1st Student Day

    Elementary Safety and Site Protocol can be viewed here.

    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

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    Scotts Valley Unified School District

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    VISION

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

    MISSION

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

    SVUSD CORE VALUES AND GUIDING PRINCIPLES

    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.
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    Student Yearbooks for the 2021/2022 school year are available for pre-order.

    Please use this link to access Treering and enter the following details:

    School Passcode: 101378489466921

    Deadline: 4/5/21

    Price: $28.65 *Does not include sales tax, if applicable

    NOTE REGARDING CLASS PHOTOS:  Classroom photos are being finalized.  We appreciate your patience and the opportunity to include students who have joined us after picture day.  

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    Spotlight

    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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