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Back to School Blitz

Please do not miss our Sixth Annual Back to School Blitz on July 25. Read more >>>


 
Summer Newsletter

The new edition of our district newsletter is available. Please take a few moments to read the many exciting articles and important district information.


 
Welcome Center Moved

The SCVUSD Welcome Center moved to its new location. Read more >>>


 
Back to School Blitz

Please do not miss our Sixth Annual Back to School Blitz on July 25. Read more >>>


 
Summer Newsletter

The new edition of our district newsletter is available. Please take a few moments to read the many exciting articles and important district information.


 
Welcome Center Moved

The SCVUSD Welcome Center moved to its new location. Read more >>>


 
Back to School Blitz

Please do not miss our Sixth Annual Back to School Blitz on July 25. Read more >>>


 
Summer Newsletter

The new edition of our district newsletter is available. Please take a few moments to read the many exciting articles and important district information.


 
Welcome Center Moved

The SCVUSD Welcome Center moved to its new location. Read more >>>


 
Back to School Blitz

Please do not miss our Sixth Annual Back to School Blitz on July 25. Read more >>>


 
Summer Newsletter

The new edition of our district newsletter is available. Please take a few moments to read the many exciting articles and important district information.


 
Welcome Center Moved

The SCVUSD Welcome Center moved to its new location. Read more >>>


 
Back to School Blitz

Please do not miss our Sixth Annual Back to School Blitz on July 25. Read more >>>


 
Summer Newsletter

The new edition of our district newsletter is available. Please take a few moments to read the many exciting articles and important district information.


 
Welcome Center Moved

The SCVUSD Welcome Center moved to its new location. Read more >>>


 
Welcome to Santa Cruz Valley

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.

Safe Schools Hotline – (520) 375-8293

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.


Deadline to Submit Arguments For/Against the Election is Friday, August 7, 2015 at 5:00 p.m.

Request for Arguments "For" or "Against" the Special Budget Override Election Santa Cruz Valley Unified School District No. 35

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 3, 2015. The total 7% budget override amount for the first year of the proposed override is estimated to be $1,179,744 and would be funded in that year by an estimated $0.85 tax rate per $100 of net assessed valuation used for secondary property tax purposes. The Santa Cruz County School Superintendent will be preparing an informational pamphlet that will be mailed to households containing one or more registered electors within the district. Any persons wishing to submit an argument "for" or "against" the proposed 7% budget override (not to exceed 200 words) may do so by mail or hand delivery of the argument to the Santa Cruz County School Superintendent's office, 2150 N. Congress Drive, Nogales, AZ 85621; telephone:  (520) 375-7940.

To be included in the informational pamphlet, such argument must be received in the office of the Santa Cruz County School Superintendent on or before 5:00 p.m., August 7, 2015. Such argument must be signed and include the name of the district, the author's name, the name of any entity submitting an argument, address and telephone number. The entity and author's name will be printed in the informational pamphlet. The last day to register to vote in order to be eligible to vote in this election is Monday, October 5, 2015. For more information concerning the election, please contact the Santa Cruz Valley Unified School District No. 35, 1374 W. Frontage Road, Rio Rico, AZ 85648, telephone:  (520) 281-8282.

Solicitud para Argumentos "A Favor" o "En Contra" de la Elección Especial Concerniente al Sobrepaseo del Presupuesto Distrito Escolar Unificado Número 35 de Santa Cruz Valley 

El Distrito Escolar Unificado Número 35 de Santa Cruz Valley del Condado de Santa Cruz, Arizona (el "distrito"), celebrará una elección especial concerniente al sobrepaso del presupuesto de mantenimiento y manejo 7% el martes, el 3 de noviembre de 2015. Se estima que la cantidad total para sobrepasar el presupuesto 7% para el primer año del sobrepaso propuesto será $1,179,744 y sería financiado en ese año por una tasa de impuestos estimada de $0.85 por $100 de valor tasado neto usado para los propósitos de los impuestos secundarios sobre la propiedad. El Superintendente de Escuelas del Condado de Santa Cruz estará preparando un folleto informativo que será enviado a los domicilios que contienen un elector o más inscritos para votar dentro del distrito. Cualesquier personas que deseen entregar un  argumento "a favor" o "en contra" de la cuestión del sobrepaso del presupuesto 7% (no exceder 200 palabras) pueden hacerlo por correo o por entregar el argumento personalmente a la oficina del Superintendente de Escuelas del Condado de Santa Cruz, 2150 N. Congress Drive, Nogales, AZ 85621; teléfono:  (520) 375-7940.

 Para ser incluido en el folleto informativo, tal argumento debe estar en la oficina del Superintendente de Escuelas del Condado de Santa Cruz a las 5:00 de la tarde o antes, el 7 de Agosto de 2015. Se tiene que firmar el argumento e incluir el nombre del distrito, el nombre del autor, el nombre de cualquier entidad entregando un argumento, dirección y número de teléfono. La entidad y el nombre del autor serán incluidos en el folleto informativo. El último día para inscribirse a votar para poder votar en esta elección es el lunes, el 5 de octubre de 2015. Para más información sobre la elección, favor de comunicarse con el Distrito Escolar Unificado Número 35 de Santa Cruz Valley, 1374 W. Frontage Road, Rio Rico, AZ 85648, teléfono:  (520) 281-8282.


A Message from our Superintendent

Dear Parents and Community Members:

The recent AZLearns letter grades for SCVUSD No 35, issued by the Arizona Department of Education, confirm that our foundation for curriculum and instruction are solid. San Cayetano Elementary was rated an "A" while both Coatimundi and Calabasas Middle Schools missed the "A" rating by only one point. With three out of our six schools achieving this level of recognition, our commitment to a curriculum that is aligned to state standards while monitoring specific instructional strategies that meet our students’ language needs appears justified. 

District 35 has been converting our curriculum to the Arizona College and Career Readiness Standards over the past two years. This work is now completed, meaning that teachers are able to move forward with confidence that they are providing their students with the information they need to be successful on state assessments. In other words, our curriculum is "aligned" with the state assessment. 

For over ten years, District 35 has remained steadfast in our commitment to help our second language learners be equally successful on those same assessments. Long ago we combined research with frequent discussions and analysis and identified the Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP) as the best means for delivering instruction in a manner that our students could understand. These same teaching strategies have proven beneficial for all students and so we continue to support our teachers, from the first-year novice to the 20-year veteran, on their effective implementation of these strategies. 

While not all of our schools have yet to receive an "A" rating from the Arizona Department of Education, that singular achievement remains our primary goal. With the foundations we have in place, and the recently-released school ratings, we feel we are on solid ground and half way there. 

Thank you for your support.

Sincerely,

David Y. Verdugo

David Y. Verdugo
SCVUSD No. 35 Superintendent

Stephen Schadler

Stephen Schadler
Assistant Superintendent