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Notice of Election

On November 8, 2016, the Santa Cruz Valley Unified School District No. 35 will hold an election for the purpose of permitting the qualified electors to vote on a budget override question. For more information, please see the notice of election, available in both English and Spanish.


 
2016-2017 School Hours

School hours for the 2016-2017 school year are as follows. Read more >>>


 
Attention Parents

The Café Club Rewards Program is our way of saying thank you for making the school café a special part of your day. Read more >>>


 
Reimbursable Meals Parent Letter

Sodexo is proud to partner with the district for the 2015-2016 school year and to continue providing the SBP and NSLP reimbursable meals for breakfast and lunch at no charge to the students. Read more >>>


 
Notice of Election

On November 8, 2016, the Santa Cruz Valley Unified School District No. 35 will hold an election for the purpose of permitting the qualified electors to vote on a budget override question. For more information, please see the notice of election, available in both English and Spanish.


 
2016-2017 School Hours

School hours for the 2016-2017 school year are as follows. Read more >>>


 
Attention Parents

The Café Club Rewards Program is our way of saying thank you for making the school café a special part of your day. Read more >>>


 
Reimbursable Meals Parent Letter

Sodexo is proud to partner with the district for the 2015-2016 school year and to continue providing the SBP and NSLP reimbursable meals for breakfast and lunch at no charge to the students. Read more >>>


 
Notice of Election

On November 8, 2016, the Santa Cruz Valley Unified School District No. 35 will hold an election for the purpose of permitting the qualified electors to vote on a budget override question. For more information, please see the notice of election, available in both English and Spanish.


 
2016-2017 School Hours

School hours for the 2016-2017 school year are as follows. Read more >>>


 
Attention Parents

The Café Club Rewards Program is our way of saying thank you for making the school café a special part of your day. Read more >>>


 
Reimbursable Meals Parent Letter

Sodexo is proud to partner with the district for the 2015-2016 school year and to continue providing the SBP and NSLP reimbursable meals for breakfast and lunch at no charge to the students. Read more >>>


 
Notice of Election

On November 8, 2016, the Santa Cruz Valley Unified School District No. 35 will hold an election for the purpose of permitting the qualified electors to vote on a budget override question. For more information, please see the notice of election, available in both English and Spanish.


 
2016-2017 School Hours

School hours for the 2016-2017 school year are as follows. Read more >>>


 
Attention Parents

The Café Club Rewards Program is our way of saying thank you for making the school café a special part of your day. Read more >>>


 
Reimbursable Meals Parent Letter

Sodexo is proud to partner with the district for the 2015-2016 school year and to continue providing the SBP and NSLP reimbursable meals for breakfast and lunch at no charge to the students. Read more >>>


 
Notice of Election

On November 8, 2016, the Santa Cruz Valley Unified School District No. 35 will hold an election for the purpose of permitting the qualified electors to vote on a budget override question. For more information, please see the notice of election, available in both English and Spanish.


 
2016-2017 School Hours

School hours for the 2016-2017 school year are as follows. Read more >>>


 
Attention Parents

The Café Club Rewards Program is our way of saying thank you for making the school café a special part of your day. Read more >>>


 
Reimbursable Meals Parent Letter

Sodexo is proud to partner with the district for the 2015-2016 school year and to continue providing the SBP and NSLP reimbursable meals for breakfast and lunch at no charge to the students. Read more >>>


 
Welcome to Santa Cruz Valley

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Welcome to the online home of Santa Cruz Valley Unified School District! Nestled among the beautiful San Cayetano Mountains in southern Arizona, we are a high performing school district serving six rural communities. We boast small class sizes, excellent faculty and staff members, and a commitment to providing the best in education for students from preschool through 12th grade.

Please take some time to browse our website to learn more about our district. If you’re new to the area, we encourage you to visit our Welcome Center page, where you’ll find forms and information to help you get started in the enrollment process.


Notice of Election

On November 8, 2016, the Santa Cruz Valley Unified School District No. 35 will hold an election for the purpose of permitting the qualified electors to vote on a budget override question. For more information, please see the notice of election, available in both English and Spanish.

Request for Arguments For/Against Election

The deadline to submit arguments for/against the election is Friday, August 12, 2016, at 5:00 p.m. 

Santa Cruz Valley Unified School District No. 35 of Santa Cruz County, Arizona (the "District"), will hold a special 7% maintenance and operation budget override election on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. Please view our informational flyer for more information.

Housing

Please contact Angie Alvarez at 520-375-8287 if your family lives in any of the following situations: (a) in a shelter, motel, vehicle, or campground; (b) on the street; (c) in an abandoned building, trailer, or other inadequate accommodations; (d) doubled up with friends or relatives because you cannot find or afford housing. Read more here>>>

Si su familia vive bajo una de las siguientes condiciones: (a) en un albergue, motel, vehículo, o parque para acampar; (b) en la calle o al aire libre; (c) en un edificio abandonado, remolque-residencia (trailer) u otro alojamiento inadecuado; (d) comparatiendo una vivienda con otra familia o algún pariente a causa de no poder encontrar alojamiento o por falta de recursos económicos.   Para mas informacion comuniquese con Angie Alvarez al 520-375-8287 y ver el volante.


A Message from our Superintendent

Dear Parents and Community Members:

Welcome to the Santa Cruz Valley Unified School District website. The 2015-16 school year has been a good one for us. Some of the highlights include:

  • We had a smooth opening in the fall, especially with our newest school, Calabasas School. This is our only prek-8 school, which we created by consolidating Peña Blanca Elementary and Calabasas Middle School.  
  • Our student enrollment is up by 100 students from the previous year, bringing our student enrollment over 3,400.
  • We celebrated the accomplishments of San Cayetano Elementary and Coatimundi Middle Schools. They are two of 26 Arizona public schools to earn the A+ School of Excellence™ award for the 2014-2015 school year. They join Calabasas School in holding this distinction for the next three years.  
  • U.S. News & World Report once again recognized Rio Rico High School as a Silver Best High School in their Best High Schools 2015 rankings.
  • San Cayetano won the Lowe’s National Writing Competition thanks to its fifth grade student, Sophie Renteria, who penned the winning entry. Lowe's awarded the school $25,000 to build a shade structure for the school playground.
  • Rio Rico High School was one of two Arizona high schools chosen to receive a new athletic field through the Neighborhood Heroes program sponsored by the Arizona Cardinals and Walmart. Proposed renovations include field irrigation, new grass, and possibly a new scoreboard.  

In October, our schools received their test results from the first administration of the Arizona’s Measurement of Educational Readiness to Inform Teaching (AzMERIT) test in March 2015. AzMERIT measures Arizona’s newest standards, created in 2010, replacing the Arizona’s Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) test. We intend to use these results as our baseline information from which we will chart our improved student performance in subsequent years. The next administration of this test is in March 2016.

This year we learned the following from AzMERIT:

  • In English-language arts, the percentage of  Santa Cruz Valley Unified School District (SCVUSD) students passing in each grade (grades 3-11) ranged from 16 to 33 percent, compared to statewide results of 30 to 42 percent. SCVUSD grades 3, 4, and 8 performed highest, with passing rates at 32, 33, and 31 percent respectively. 
  • In mathematics, the percentage of students passing in each grade (grades 3-11) ranged from 3 to 48 percent, compared to statewide results of 30 to 42 percent. SCVUSD grades 3, 4, and 5 performed highest, with passing rates at 36, 39, and 48 percent respectively. 

I am pleased that we are holding the bar higher with these new standards. That is to say, we are expecting more of our students. In turn, we will be providing more to our students. Our teachers and staff are already using these results and working together to make positive changes for our students. I am optimistic that everyone will win in this environment.

My hope is that with the continued support from our parents and community members, our students’ achievements will soar to new heights. 

Sincerely,

David Y. Verdugo

David Y. Verdugo
SCVUSD No. 35 Superintendent