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Brook Knoll Elementary School

Scotts Valley Unified School District

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    Update from the Superintendent - November 20th

     

     

    Dear Scotts Valley Community,

    As we are closing out November and heading into our Thanksgiving week break, I would like to express my thanks and gratitude to our educational community. Over these past months, our educational community has expanded as parents are needing to provide more assistance for their children learning at home. Our teachers have had to learn new ways to instruct, and students have had to navigate new ways to learn. This year, 2020, has certainly been a challenging year, which makes it even more important for us to focus on the things for which we are thankful. It is unfortunate that this pandemic continues to keep us distanced from each other and our loved ones, but we will keep moving toward that light at the end of the tunnel.  Here’s hoping for a short tunnel!  

    As you may already know, the Governor has issued a travel advisory as well as a gathering guidance. CDPH Travel Advisory and CDPH Guidance for Gatherings

    The CDC has also put out a recommendation against travel for Thanksgiving in hopes of helping to contain the rapid spread of this pandemic.

    I hope each of you has a safe and healthy holiday break.  Please take care of yourselves, your older relatives, and especially, your kids.  They need us all.

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    With gratitude, Tanya Krause

    Update from the Superintendent - November 16th

     

     

    Hello Scotts Valley Community,

    As you are aware, Santa Cruz County was identified to move into the purple tier today which may change our timeline for hybrid instruction. However, even in the purple tier, we are able to continue with small group in-person support. As many of you know, we are in discussions with our teachers and we are preparing the hybrid schedules for when we are able to transition to that type of  instruction. Additionally, site administration will be sending out parent surveys, or have recently done so, and we ask that you complete those surveys with the assumption that we would be in a colored tier that allows us to implement a hybrid schedule.

    I acknowledge this continual change is exhausting for all of our families as well as for our staff. We will continue to stay on our current course up to winter break, unless directed to change this course by local and state officials.

    I sincerely hope our community adheres to the safety precautions that are advised, which will help us move back to fewer restrictions.

    Here is the County Superintendents’ letter as well as the Press Release from the Santa Cruz County Health Services Agency.

    Thank you for continuing to support your children.

    Sincerely,

    Tanya Krause

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    Safety/Behavior Concerns

    We're here to help so let us know about cases of bullying, academic dishonesty, mental health issues, or other concerns you may have about the safety and/or well-being of our students.  If you see something, say something.

    Student Safety/Behavior Reporting Form

    Facility Use Forms

    Instructions, Rules, Fee Schedules and Forms to use any of the school site facilities can be found on the SVUSD website.

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     FREE MEALS ARE back.  The usda waivers have been extended until December 31, 2020.meals are available for pick up at scotts valley high school between 10:00 am and 1:00 pm daily. 

    Families who wish to borrow a chrome book for the 2020-2021 school year may do so by visiting the Brook Knoll front office Mon-Fri between 9a-3p

    Transitional Kindergarten & Kindergarten Registration For the 2020-2021 School Year is ONGOING.

    Please visit the New Student Registration link to the left to learn more about registering your student.

    ***Please Note***

    Due to the school closures related to COVID-19, anyone wishing to register a new student for the 2020-2021 school year (in any grade level), must first visit the New Student Registration link and then contact our registrar at JKannegaard@scottsvalleyusd.org for additional information and instructions.

    Upcoming School Dates

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    November 20  -  SPIRIT DAY: Crazy Hair Day

    November 23 -27  -  Thanksgiving Break

    December 4  -  SPIRIT DAY:  Crazy Sock Day

    December 18  -  SPIRIT DAY: Winter Holiday Dress Up Day

    Dec. 21 - Jan. 1 -  Winter Break

    January 18  -  M.L. King Day

    Elementary Safety and Site Protocol can be viewed here.

    BKE Student & Staff Tech Support

    Visit the district’s Help Desk page for resources and weekly drop-in support hours.  In addition, our District’s SVUSD Website has a live online Chat with an SVUSD Tech

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    Our students will be socially responsible, pursuing their full potential in intellectual, social, and physical development, and be engaged, ethical and effective citizens. 

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    Scotts Valley Unified School District will provide each student with quality educational and social opportunities needed to thrive in a modern world.

    SVUSD CORE VALUES AND GUIDING PRINCIPLES

    Our role is to develop academically capable, culturally attuned and socially responsible students.

    • There is strength and value in diversity of thought and experience.
    • District decisions, at all levels, should be thoughtful, equitable and transparent.
    • We value commitment and collaboration from our engaged students, families and the community.
    • We value trust, respect and teamwork from our highly skilled and dedicated team.
    • We are accountable to our public for setting clear expectations and optimizing resources to meet our goals.
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    Brook Knoll School

    About Us

    Brook Knoll Elementary School, a California Distinguished School and Gold Ribbon Award winner, was constructed and opened its doors in 1964 as part of the Scotts Valley Unified School District.  The school is located in a quiet, family-oriented community located approximately 30 miles southwest of San Jose near the coastal resort of the Santa Cruz Mountains, where its inhabitants enjoy a mild climate and a safe, tight-knit community.  Our Pre-K through 5th grade student enrollment numbers approximately 550.

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