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Is Your Child’s Snack Healthy?

Use the new “Smart Snacks” calculator. The Alliance for a Healthier Generation created an important new tool to assist you in determining whether a snack is “healthy.”  Read more >>>

SCVUSD No. 35 Proposes Reduction to Overall Tax Rate for 2014-15

At the July 8 special meeting, the SCVUSD No. 35 Governing Board adopted a $20.1 million budget for 2014-15. Read more >>>

Become a School Board Member

Are you interested in becoming a school board member? Learn more about the duties and responsibilities of the position from the Arizona School Board Association.

Getting Ready for the New School Year

We are gearing up for the 2014-2015 school year. Be sure to mark your calendars for all of the events we have set up to get you ready for the first day of school! Read more >>>

New School Times in 2014-2015

Beginning the first day of the 2014-2015 school year, August 4, SCVUSD middle schools and high school will implement new starting and ending times. Read more >>>

Back to School Blitz

Join us for the 5th Annual Back to School Blitz, July 26, 2014, from 9:00 a.m. to noon, at Peña Blanca Elementary and Calabasas Middle School. 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


Please contact Gracie Romero 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 Gracie Romero al 520-375-8287 y ver el volante.

A Message from our Superintendent

Dear Parents and Community Members:

It is an honor to be working with you as your new superintendent.

I am pleased to announce that the new principal at Calabasas Middle School is Mr. Chris Jackson, former CMS dean of students. Having worked with Mr. Jackson for two years, I have the utmost confidence that he will lead the Calabasas team to new heights.

As for the SCVUSD team, I look forward to working with principals, teachers, students, parents, and community members as we begin the new school year focused on providing the best possible education for our students.

Thank you for your support.


David Y. Verdugo
David Y. Verdugo
SCVUSD No. 35 Superintendent