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 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 will find forms and information to help get you started in the enrollment process. __________________________________________________________________________

A Message from our Superintendent

Dear families and community members, The end of the 19-20 school year was challenging for students, families, and school staff.  I am proud of the efforts put forth by the staff in our district, from our teachers and students to our technology and food service teams.  It took a lot of preparation, flexibility and thinking outside of the box.   It is because of the lessons we learned at the end of the year that will make us stronger and better equipped as we face similar challenges in the new year. 

We would like to share with you, the plan to reopen while providing a safe and healthy work environment for students and staff, but most importantly provides learning structures for students that allow them to advance academically.  We ask that parents review all of the information provided on our Reopening Plan page.  We have outlined all of the options available to students, as well as address as many questions and concerns as possible.  Once you have reviewed the options we ask that you make your selection by July 10th.  

We thank you for your trust in us.  We look forward to working through this next phase of transition together.

Sincerely, David Y. Verdugo

SCVUSD No. 35 Superintendent

Superintendent David Verdugo

David Y. Verdugo, Superintendent


Recent News


By Appointment Only

All sites will be open beginning June 1st, 2020 by appointment only.  Please call your site to set up a time.

Grab & Go Meals

Meal pick up and delivery program will continue through July 24th, 2020.  

New Websites

All school site website are under construction.  Families will be notified when they are complete.   Click here for school site contact information.