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Vine Hill Elementary School

Scotts Valley Unified School District

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    Update from the Superintendent - September 21st

    Dear SVUSD Community,

    Recently, updated guidance came out from Public Health related to Sports and Extracurricular Activity Requirements  - please see the letter from the Santa Cruz County Superintendents related to that information.  Please note that we are required to follow the guidelines published by Public Health.  We know that not all parents are in agreement with these requirements, but sending out mean-spirited emails or threats to our staff will not change the requirements that we are expected to uphold.

    Additionally, SVUSD has posted our COVID Dashboard data on the District's website.  The Dashboard will be updated weekly, and can be found on the District website homepage at the top of the right-hand column.

    We continue to implement regular bi-weekly PCR testing at all of our school sites, and we encourage you to have your students participate. 

    Thank you for helping us keep students and staff as safe as we can on our campuses.  We understand that this is a collaborative effort and we appreciate your participation.

    Best regards,

    Tanya Krause, Superintendent

    Drive Through COVID-19 Testing Locations

    Please see this flyer for information on free drive through COVID-19 testing (symptomatic and asymptomatic PCR testing):  COVID-19 testing flyer

    Letter from the Santa Cruz County Superintendents - September 1st

    Dear SVUSD Community,

    Our educational community has suffered a very sad loss.  

    The Santa Cruz County Superintendents gathered together in unity to send this communication in support, and in response, to this tragic event.  We are collectively assisting Aptos High School and want to remind everyone how important it is to check in with kids about these serious kinds of events.  

    Our collective letter is attached.

    Most sincerely,

    Tanya Krause

    Update from the Superintendent - August 27th

    Hello Scotts Valley Community,

    We’re a little over two weeks into this new school year and while we are excited to see students back on campus, our site teams have spent a significant amount of time focusing on being trained to administer site-based COVID testing, being trained on the multiple required communications and data entry for CDPH, and unfortunately, not able to spend as much time focusing on how we normally kick off the school year.

    In the past two weeks, there have been many changes starting on the first day of school with the Public Health Order, and CDPH continuing to make alterations and changes to processes and procedures with requirements for schools. I have asked the site administrators to be in more direct communication with their school communities as situations differ from site to site.

    Please know that it is our intent to be communicative, but we have been focusing on addressing the new regulations, doing our very best to keep students and staff safe, and adhering to the new requirements.  Please read the letter from the County Superintendents.

    We are pleased to see students participating in school, athletics, drama, and outdoor activities.

    All school sites will be holding their back-to-school nights in the near future and you will be hearing more from them about the specific details.

    The staff has been working hard to learn and transition to the new student information system and we continue to work out the kinks. This year our district is focusing on common assessments to support teaching and intervention. Teachers across the district are currently working to assess students and determine how to best support them in content areas. Middle and High School teachers are using various assessment tools to monitor student progress on standards. Elementary teachers are assessing students’ reading, writing, and math, to determine how best to shore up areas of need and support students’ academic growth. Additionally, our elementary teachers recently participated in a refresher on literacy assessments.

    Thank you for your ongoing support, flexibility, and patience as we continue to experience new ways of doing things.


    Tanya Krause, Superintendent


    Bear Resources


    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.



     Meals are FREE this school year to ALL SVUSD students.

    All  LONG TERM Independent Study students are eligible to pick up weekly meals on Mondays between 7:30-9:00am at the high school.

    School Year Contact: 

    Bear Happenings

    Vine Hill School Tour

    Click below to enjoy the slide show.
    Welcome BTS


    Bear Paw
    B = Be Respectful

    E = Eager to Learn

    A = Always Prepare

    R = Responsibility

    S = Solve Problems

    Find out more . . . 

    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. 

    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.


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    Principal Neilse

    We care at vine Hill!