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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 email.

Request for Arguments For or Against the Special Budget Override Election

Santa Cruz Valley Unified School District No. 35 of Santa Cruz County, Arizona (the district) will hold a special nine percent maintenance and operation budget override election on Tuesday, November 5, 2019. The total nine percent budget override amount for the first year of the proposed continuation and increase is estimated to be $1,852,135 and would fund in that year by an estimated $1.20 tax rate per $100 of net assessed valuation used for secondary property tax purposes. 

Arguments are due to the office of the Santa Cruz County School superintendent on or before 5:00 p.m. on Friday, August 9, 2019. Please see our request for arguments for more information.

Important Changes for San Cayetano Elementary School and Coatimundi Middle School

Please note the new addresses and phone numbers for San Cayetano Elementary School and Coatimundi Middle School.

  • San Cayetano Elementary School
    490 Avenida Coatimundi
    Rio Rico, AZ 85648
    Phone: (520) 375.8800
    Fax: (520) 281.7973
    Mimi Renteria, Principal: (520) 375.8802
    Roxanna Leyva, Secretary: (520) 375.8801
  • Coatimundi Middle School
    1412 W. Frontage Road
    Rio Rico, AZ 85648
    Phone: (520) 375.8300
    Fax: (520) 281.5986
    Rebekah Cabrera, Principal: (520) 375.8302
    Rosemary Valdez, Secretary: (520) 375.8301

Back-to-School Blitz

Please join us for our annual back-to-school blitz on Saturday, July 27 from 8:00 to 11:00 a.m. at Calabasas School. There will be school supplies, sports physicals, uniforms, and more! Don't miss this opportunity to get all of your back-to-school needs in one place. Please see our back-to-school blitz flyer for more information.

Rio Rico High School Graduation

Congratulations to the class of 2019! To relive all the great moments from our graduation ceremony, feel free to check out the link below.

Summer School Transportation

If your child needs transportation to summer school, please check out our Transportation page for the bus routes and times.

Rio Rico High School Graduation

You can now view the graduation for the Rio Rico High School class of 2019, which took place on Thursday, May 23. You can watch the full recorded ceremony. Congratulations, graduates!

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:

To view our press releases from past school years, please visit our press release archives.

District Newsletter

To read up on district news, choose from the list of newsletters below:

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