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SCV35 Weekly Update
09/10/2021
Catch up on the latest news with the SCV35 Weekly Update with Superintendent Dave Verdugo. Updated every Friday
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Calendar Change
Calendar Update
09/03/2021
SCV35 adds an early release to family conferences.
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SCV35 Mobile App
SCV35 Launches New Mobile App
08/12/2021
Santa Cruz Valley Unified School District No.35 has launched a new mobile app featuring news, calendar of events, staff/school directories, and more.
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Mark Dittmar
Dittmar Named SCC Teacher of the Year
08/09/2021
SCV35 is proud to announce the Santa Cruz County Teacher of the year, Mr. Mark Dittmar. Mr. Dittmar, an art teacher for Mountain View Elementary was chosen as this year's teacher of the year from among 20 nominees from schools across the county.
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Protocols Update
07/29/2021
SCV35 recently announced that face coverings were no longer required for staff or students on school premises based on recent legislation.
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back to school update
Back to School Update
07/14/2021
Superintendent Verdugo will review the learning model options and discuss the protocols for the 2021-2022 school year. Families may submit questions and comments to communications@scv35.org.
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John Fanning
Fanning named Community Outreach Coordinator
06/14/2021
The Santa Cruz Valley Unified School District No. 35 (SCV35) is pleased to announce Mr. John Fanning has been selected as the new District Community Outreach/Co-Curricular Coordinator. The position was created to serve as a community liaison for the district and support community use of new facilities being constructed as part of the $22.5 million bond program approved in 2019. “This position will allow us to expand and strengthen our relationships with the SCV35 community. It is our goal to make SCV35 the center of our community by providing a first class education, but also providing amenities that build our community,” explained Superintendent David Verdugo.
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Molly Johnson accepts the Bronze Award and the District Walking challenge at the Governing Board Meeting
Two SCV35 Schools Recognized as Healthy Schools
05/12/2021
Santa Cruz Valley Unified School District No.35 proudly announces Rio Rico High School and Calabasas School as winners of the Bronze Apple of Distinction Award by The Core Purpose Education Consulting Group (CPC)
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2021 RRHS Top 5%
Top 5 Percent of RRHS 2021 Graduating Class Honored
05/07/2021
The top 5% of the Rio Rico High School 2021 graduating seniors and their invited special educators were honored at the 10th Annual Excellence in Education Banquet sponsored by the Santa Cruz Valley Unified School District No. 35 Education Foundation. The event was held at the Tubac Golf Resort.
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Mr. McPherson and FFA students
RRHS AgriScience Teacher Receives Award for Incorporating Community Service into Program
05/07/2021
Mr. McPherson (far left) with Rio Rico FFA members after the Fresh Produce Distribution of 40,000 pounds of fresh produce at the Tucson Rodeo Grounds.
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SCV35 Mask Policy Remains In Place
04/21/2021
On April 19th, Governor Ducey issued an Executive Order which rescinded the requirement that face coverings be worn in schools. The Executive Order also states that school districts maintain the right to continue their adopted mitigation strategies, including the use of face coverings
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Kinder Readiness Flyer announcment
Kinder Readiness Fair
04/09/2021
Students who would like to attend must be enrolled.
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2020 Senior Tribute Parade
RRHS Graduation Update
04/08/2021
After consideration of current COVID-19 benchmarks, the availability of the vaccine and consultation with the Pima County Community Health Department, students, families and staff, SCVUSD No. 35 administration approved a senior parade and an in-person prom and graduation ceremonies.
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RRHS Principal Hector Estrada
RRHS Principal Honored by GCU and NSHSS
02/22/2021
SCV35 is proud to announce that Hector Estrada, the second year principal at Rio Rico High School earned two student driven honors in the first month of 2021.
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Calabasas Preschool Celebrates
Calabasas Earns National NAEYC Accreditation
Calabasas Preschool Earns National NAEYC Accreditation Program recognized among the top in the nation by earning accreditation
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RRHS Theatre Director Joseph Ellison with his students
RRHS Ellison named AZ Thespians Teacher of the Year
RRHS teacher and Hawk Theatre Director Joseph Ellison has been awarded the Arizona Thespians Teacher of the Year Award for the south region.
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Juliana Espinosa
Mad Girls Swing
RRHS senior Juliana Espinosa featured in 'all girls Jazz video project'
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District health aides
SCV35 Partners with Mariposa Community Health Center to provide Telemedicine Program for Students
SCV35 in partnership with Mariposa Community Health Center (MCHC) will begin a pilot program to offer students and nurses access to physicians at the school site.
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Cadet Baely Ahumada, 2017 RRHS graduate
RRHS Graduate affirms at West Point
Baely Ahumada, Rio Rico native and 2017 graduate of Rio Rico High School was recently affirmed at the United States Military Academy, West Point.
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