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Latest News
David Verdugo Selected as SCVUSD No. 35 Superintendent

A six-month search to replace retiring Superintendent Rod Rich was completed April 8 when the district governing board announced that David Y. Verdugo, Principal of SCVUSD’s Calabasas Middle School, was selected as new superintendent. Read more >>>

Fee-based Preschool Program

Effective March 5, 2014, the SCVUSD Governing Board is implementing a fee-based structure for the district’s preschool programs.
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Pulling for Kids

One of the many benefits of our performance contract agreement with MidState Energy Inc. is that we are able to provide a valuable online resource, Pulling for Kids, to the community.  Read more >>>

Safe School Hotline

We’re committed to providing a safe environment for our students. Learn how you can help. 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, Students and Friends,

Welcome to SCVUSD No. 35 for the 2013-14 school year. We were busy this summer focusing on two major areas of improvement: the learning environment and our curriculum.

Through a performance contracting agreement with MidState Energy, we implemented $4.2 million in equipment upgrades and improvements throughout the district, none of which will create an additional cost burden to the district or taxpayers. Guaranteed by MidState Energy, our loan will be repaid through our energy savings.

Some of the major improvements include:

  • New heating and cooling systems at Mountain View Elementary, San Cayetano Elementary, and Rio Rico High School
  • Interior and exterior lighting upgrades at all schools
  • Restored wells at San Cayetano Elementary
  • New equipment creating water efficiencies at Rio Rico High School

Our second area of focus was preparing all grades for the new Common Core Standards. This is a state initiative designed to be robust and relevant to the real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills that our young people need for success in college and careers. This summer, our teachers wrapped up 18 months of preparation to ensure a smooth transition to this exciting new curriculum.

Finally, we are also pleased to announce that beginning this year, we will be offering the Cambridge International Examination Program, our advanced curriculum, in grades 6 through 10. We offered it for the first time last year to our freshmen class, and because of its success, we are offering it at both of our middle schools, Coatimundi and Calabasas Middle Schools.

Cambridge International Examinations is the world’s largest provider of international education programs and qualifications for 5 to 19 year olds. Over 9000 schools in more than 160 countries around the world offer Cambridge qualifications. SCVUSD No. 35 is the only district in southern Arizona to offer it in the middle schools.

Welcome to the new school year.

Yours in Education,

Rodney Rich, Superintendent

Mr. Rodney Rich