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Santa Cruz Valley District News

With so many outstanding faculty members and students, not to mention great school events and activities, it’s no wonder that we have plenty of news to share. Check this page regularly to learn about the latest district happenings and achievements.  We’ll also post articles of interest that will help your family make the most of the educational experience, so be sure to visit often!

For questions regarding district news, please contact Communications Specialist Carol Cullen, PhD at (520) 375-8285 or by e-mail.


June 12-June 20, 2017, Calabasas School and SCVUSD Welcome Center Closed for Construction Upgrades

Please be advised that Calabasas School and SCVUSD35 Welcome Center, located at 131 Camino Maricopa, Rio Rico, AZ 85648, will be closed June 12 through June 20, 2017. This closure is due to the installation of new AC units requiring heavy construction equipment and a helicopter to move units.

Student registrations, normally processed at the Welcome Center, will be accepted at the district transportation offices, located at 1417 W. Frontage Road (Peck Canyon Road exit), during this period.

For questions, contact 520.375.8281.


Summer Food Service Program For Kids

Santa Cruz Valley Unified School District announces the sponsorship of the Summer Food Service Program for children. Meals will be provided to all children, ages 18 and under, without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. Meals will be provided at the sites and times as follows:

  • Rio Rico High School: Monday-Friday, May 31-June 13, June 15-June 28. Breakfast 7:45-8:00 a.m., Lunch 11:15-11:45 a.m. (590 Camino Lito Galindo, Rio Rico, AZ 85648)
  • Mountain View Elementary: Monday-Thursday, June 5-June 22. Breakfast 7:30-7:55 a.m., Lunch 11:45 a.m.–12:30 p.m. (580 Camino Lito Galindo, Rio Rico, AZ 85648)
  • Tubac Center of the Arts: Tuesday-Thursday, June 6-June 29. Lunch 12:25-1:20 p.m. (9 Plaza Road, Tubac, AZ 85646)

Congratulations To Rio Rico High School

The Arizona Education Foundation recently announced that Rio Rico High School (RRHS) is one of 39 exemplary Arizona schools receiving its A+ School of Excellence™ designation for the 2016-17 academic year. 

Applicant schools are evaluated in the areas of student focus and support, school culture, active teaching and learning, curriculum, leadership, community and parent involvement, and assessment data.

“Our success is due to our dedicated teachers and staff who work tirelessly to make this a great school, and to our students who truly care about their school,” said RRHS Principal Shelly Vroegh. “Together we’ve earned this remarkable A+ distinction for our community.”

With this award, Rio Rico High School now becomes the fourth of five Santa Cruz Valley Unified School District No. 35 schools holding this title, joining San Cayetano Elementary, Coatimundi Middle, and Calabasas Schools.


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. Just present your Café Club card to the cashier every time you purchase a meal for a special stamp that will get you on your way to a free meal. For every six meals you purchase, you will receive a seventh meal absolutely free! For more information, please see our flyer and the News and Information section on the Food Services page.


The Press Room

We've posted our press releases from the current school year below:

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To view our press releases from past school years, please visit our Archived Press Releases page.



District Newsletter

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