Santa Cruz Valley Students
McKinney-Vento Homeless Program

Did you know that your school-aged children may qualify for certain rights and protections under the federal McKinney-Vento Act? Please review this information for more details.

 What is McKinney-Vento?

What is McKinney-Vento? The McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act is a homeless assistance program, and federal law, that ensures immediate enrollment and educational stability for homeless children and youth. McKinney-Vento provides federal funding to states for the purpose of supporting district programs that serve homeless students. For more detailed information on the National Center for Homeless Education and McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, visit the National Center for Homeless Education website.

If you or anyone you know is living in one of the following situations, please contact a parent liaison for assistance.

  • In a shelter, motel, or campground due to the lack of an alternative adequate accommodation 
  • In a car, park, abandoned building, bus, or train station 
  • Doubled-up with a parent, relative, or friend due to loss of housing or economic hardship 
  • Housing that is substandard or considered inadequate

Eligible students have the right to:

  • Go to school — no matter where or how long they have lived in the area 
  • Be given the same access to public education as other students — including pre-k 
  • Continue their education in school of origin or residence 
  • Be transported to their original school if living outside of their school's attendance borders 
  • Attend and participate in programs at their school with other students 
  • Enroll in school without having a permanent address 
  • Attend classes immediately while the school arranges for required enrollment documents (immunization records, etc.) 
  • Participate in the same special programs and services provided to all other students in the same programs 
  • Receive Title I services — including free breakfast and lunch all school year, and 30 days into the next school year 

Services provided:

  • Clothing, uniforms, undergarments, and shoes 
  • Backpacks and school supplies 
  • General basic needs/toiletries 
  • Transportation 
  • Other services as needed


Parent Liaisons

District Office - Angie Alvarez, District Liaison, (520) 375-8287 

Calabasas K-8 School - Irma Velez, Parent Liaison, (520) 375-8549  

Coatimundi Middle School - Yara Sanchez, Parent Liaison, (520) 375-8811  

Mountain View Elementary - Adriana Aguilar, Parent Liaison, (520) 375-8417 

Rio Rico High School - Yolanda Felix, Parent Liaison, (520) 375-8717 

San Cayetano Elementary - Roxie Leyva, Parent Liaison, (520) 375-8312 

parents in classroom


All SCVUSD35 schools will be closed Thursday, April 26 and Friday, April 27.


Despite our best efforts to keep our schools operational, we have learned today that we will not have sufficient staffing to safely supervise all students.  Regretfully, we will close schools for these dates.


We will continue to provide food service to any SCVUSD35 student at the following locations:


Calabasas School

131 Camino Maricopa


Coatimundi Middle School

490 E. Avenida Coatimundi


Rio Rico High School

590 Camino Lito Galindo


Meals will be provided at the following times:  Breakfast:  7:00-8:00 a.m., Lunch: 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.


No student ID will be required.  Unfortunately, no transportation will be available. Adult meals will be available for $2.25 (Breakfast) and $3.25 (Lunch).


Middle and high school scheduled athletic games will continue as scheduled, as will high school field trips.  Details regarding field trips will be provided by instructors.


The District Office and Welcome Center will remain open during regular business hours:  7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.



Estimados padres: Este es el Distrito Escolar Unificado del Valle de Santa Cruz. Todas las escuelas del Distrito Escolar No. 35  estarán cerradas el jueves, 26 de abril y el viernes, 27 de abril. A pesar de nuestros mejores esfuerzos para mantener operativas nuestras escuelas, hoy hemos aprendido que no contaremos con personal suficiente para supervisar de manera segura a todos los estudiantes. Lamentablemente, cerraremos las escuelas para estas fechas.

 Continuaremos brindando servicio de alimentos a cualquier estudiante del Distrito Escolar No. 35 en las siguientes ubicaciones: Escuela Calabasas 131 Camino Maricopa Escuela secundaria de Coatimundi 490 E. Avenida Coatimundi y en  Rio Rico High School 590 Camino Lito Galindo.  Las comidas se proporcionarán en los siguientes horarios: Desayuno: de 7:00 a 8:00 a.m., almuerzo: de 11:00 a.m. a 12:00 p.m. No se requiere identificación de estudiante. Lamentablemente, no habrá transporte disponible. Las comidas para adultos estarán disponibles por $ 2.25 (desayuno) y $ 3.25 (almuerzo).

Los juegos atléticos programados para la escuela secundaria y preparatoria continuarán según lo programado, al igual que los viajes extra curriculares de la escuela secundaria. Los instructores proporcionarán detalles sobre los viajes extra curriculares.

 La Oficina de Distrito y el Centro de Bienvenida permanecerán abiertos durante el horario de atención habitual: de 7:30 a.m. a 4:00 p.m.