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As you know children and youth are using technology more and more. It is so important that parents/guardians understand their role in its use. PVUSD hopes to provide parents with the needed information and tools so they can monitor their child’s on line activity to keep them safe. The 2 Cyber Safety sessions, organized by the Educational Services Department, will cover the following:

  • How do kids connect to the internet?
  • Electronic devices and uses
  • Social Media & your kids as publishers
  • Digital Reputation, digital footprint
  • Cyber Activity
  • Responsibilities of:
    • Parents
    • School
    • Students
  • Law Enforcement (we will have Officer Chavarria, WPD, present to offer information and answer questions)
  • Taking action 

The attached flyer contains additional details.  We look forward to welcoming you!



Como saben, los niños y jóvenes usan la tecnología cada vez más. Es tan importante que los padres / tutores entiendan su papel en su uso. PVUSD espera brindarles a los padres la información y las herramientas necesarias para que puedan monitorear la actividad de sus hijos en el Internet para mantenerlos seguros. Las 2 sesiones de Seguridad Cibernética, organizadas por el Departamento de Servicios Educacionales, cubrirán lo siguiente:

  • ¿Cómo se conectan los niños al internet?
  • Dispositivos electrónicos y sus usos
  • Las redes sociales y sus hijos como editores
  • Reputación digital, huella digital
  • Actividad cibernética
  • Responsabilidades de:
    • Padres
    • Escuela
    • Estudiantes
  • Aplicación de la ley (tendremos al Oficial Chavarría, del Departamento de Policía de Watsonville, presente para ofrecer información y responder preguntas)
  • Tomando acción

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Watsonville, CA – March 14, 2018.  All of Pajaro Valley Unified School District secondary students had the opportunity to participate in a respectful and powerful manner in today’s National School Walkout Day.  School administration and staff worked with students to create educational settings in which students could express their viewpoints. The families of those closely affected by the Parkland school tragedy in Florida, as well as the families of other student shooting victims, were in the minds and hearts of participating students. 


The event, scheduled to last 17 minutes in honor of the 17 victims, started a 10 AM.  Student Board Trustee, Perla I. Pineda, an active participant in the event, recognizes that this is a valuable way for students to advocate for safety around schools. Students organized events that ranged fro m showing solidarity by surrounding the school throughout the 17 minutes, to writing letters to affected families, to activities that encourage reflection.


Dr. Michelle Rodriguez, Superintendent, said, “Today, the majority of our secondary students participated in March 14th events.  I am proud of the meaningful student-led activities that they created that allowed them to share in productive and safe engagement.  We are supporting not just the leaders of the future but the leaders of today.” 


All administration, campus supervisors, classified staff, counselors and teachers were available to supervise students at all times, whether they participated in the walkout activities or remained in class.  Board President, Leslie DeRose, stated, “We are 100 percent supportive of our students exercising their right to free speech.  We wanted to create an opportunity for them to learn about civic engagement through planned activities. The students and staff did a wonderful job today.  I am deeply impressed.”  Indeed, today was a testimony of the caring and dedicated students and employees of our district.  




Watsonville, CA - 14 de marzo de 2018. Todos los estudiantes de secundaria del Distrito Escolar Unificado del Valle de Pajaro tuvieron la oportunidad de participar de manera respetuosa y poderosa en el Día Nacional de la Marcha Escolar. La administración escolar y el personal trabajaron con los estudiantes para crear entornos educativos en los que los estudiantes pudieran expresar sus puntos de vista. Las familias de aquellos afectados por la tragedia de la escuela Parkland en Florida, así como las familias de otras víctimas estudiantiles balaceadas, estaban en la mente y el corazón de los estudiantes participantes.


El evento, programado para durar 17 minutos en honor a las 17 víctimas, comenzó a las 10 de la mañana. La represente estudiantil de la Mesa Directiva, Perla I. Pineda Leon, una participante activa en el evento, reconoce que esta es una valiosa forma para que los estudiantes aboguen por la seguridad en las escuelas. Los estudiantes organizaron eventos que incluyen desde mostrar solidaridad al rodear la escuela a lo largo de los 17 minutos, a escribir cartas a las familias afectadas, a actividades que fomentan la reflexión.


La Dra. Michelle Rodríguez, Superintendente, dijo: "Hoy, la mayoría de nuestros estudiantes de secundaria participaron en los eventos del 14 de marzo. Estoy orgulloso de las actividades significativas que crearon y dirigidas por los estudiantes que les permitieron compartir un compromiso productivo y seguro. Apoyamos no solo a los líderes del futuro, sino a los líderes de hoy ".


Toda la administración, supervisores escolares, personal clasificado, consejeros y maestros estaban disponibles para supervisar a los estudiantes en todo momento, ya sea que participaran en las actividades o permanecieran en clase. La presidenta de la Mesa Directiva, Leslie DeRose, declaró: "Apoyamos en un 100 por ciento a nuestros estudiantes que ejercen su derecho a la libertad de expresión. Queríamos crear una oportunidad para que aprendieran acerca del compromiso cívico a través de actividades planeadas. Los estudiantes y el personal hicieron un trabajo maravilloso hoy. Estoy profundamente impresionada". De hecho, hoy fue un testimonio de la dedicación y compasión de los estudiantes y empleados de nuestro distrito.



Many of our talented PVHS students are performing in this Spring’s musical production of AVENUE Q in collaboration with WHS, directed by David Scott. It opens tonight at the Mello Center at 7PM and runs two weeks!


It will for sure make you smile! Come out and support WHS and PVHS Drama!





Avenue Q School Edition


March 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, and 17 at 7pm; March 11 and 18 at 2pm.

Henry J. Mello Center for the Performing Arts

250 East Beach St. Watsonville



Tickets are $7 for students, senior citizens and educators; $10 for general admission.  Tickets are available at the door or online.  


All Watsonville High School students may enter the play for no cost.  All students need to do is bring your id to the ticket window and their Academy or SLC will pay for your ticket! Thank you Academies!


Part flesh, part felt, and packed with heart!


In a collaboration between the talented students of both schools, WHS and PVHS students will work together to present the side splitting hit musical comedy, Avenue Q School Edition. This Broadway hit, with equal parts puppetry, comedy and a great musical score, has been adapted for the school stage from the original production, which won the Tony "Triple Crown" for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book. Avenue Q School Edition is a laugh-out loud musical that tells the timeless story of a recent college grad named Princeton who moves into a shabby New York apartment all the way out on Avenue Q. He soon discovers that although the residents seem nice, it is clear that this is not your ordinary neighborhood. Together, Princeton and his new-found friends struggle to find jobs, dates, and their ever-elusive purpose in life.

Filled with gut-busting humor and a delightfully catchy score, not to mention puppets, Avenue Q is a truly unique show that has quickly become a favorite for audiences everywhere.


Like real life, but funnier!


Directed by David Scott with choreography by Gabriel Robledo and Janet Johns, and vocal direction by Meri Pezzoni, the show features music and lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx, with book by Jeff Whitty, based on an original concept by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx. Avenue Q School Edition features human characters and puppets who interact, much like on Sesame Street, as if human. Student actors operate the puppets in full view, using both their hands while singing, acting and dancing at the same time.


Because the original Avenue Q has some content elements that have previously made it a difficult choice for some high school productions, MTI worked with the Avenue Q authors to create an adaptation that maintains the dramatic (and comedic) intention and integrity of the piece, while editing it to make it more appropriate for high school audiences and performers.


This production is rated pg-13 and parents should be cautioned that some material may be inappropriate for young children.




The Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) and the law firm of Fagen Firedman & Fulfrost published a 2-page fact sheet regarding ...more

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The Pajaro Valley Unified School District (Local Educational Agency) has adopted a policy that prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived ancestry, age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation , or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. The policy includes the following: a) A statement that it applies to all acts related to school activity or school attendance within a school under the jurisdiction of the superintendent of the school district. b) Requirement that school personnel take immediate steps to intervene when safe to do so when he or she witnesses an act of discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying.
(Ed. Code (EC) §§ 200, 220, 221.5, 234.1, and 260; Gov. Code (GC) § 11135; Pen. Code (PC) § 422.55; Cal. Code of Regs., Title 5 (5 CCR) §§ 4900, 4902, and 4960)

Complaints alleging noncompliance with this policy of discrimination should be directed to: 

  • The following person is designated as District Coordinator for Nondiscrimination and Title IX Coordinator – Assistant Superintendent in charge of Human Resources, Chona Killeen.   Contact information is:  Email – chona_killeen@pvusd.net Phone – 831 786-2145  
  • District 504 Coordination – Director of Special Education, Heather Gorman.  Contact information is:  Email – Heather_Gorman@pvusd.net.   Phone – 831 786-2130
  • A copy of the district’s Uniform Complaint Policy is available at our website in Board Policy and Regulation 1312.3, (PDF Policy; PDF Regulation)  Nondiscrimination 4030 (PDF Policy) Sexual Harassment Board Policy 4119.11(a) (PDF Policy; PDF Regulation), It is also found in our Parents Rights and Responsibilities Handbook on page 13. (PDF click here)  For the Spanish version, click here


You may register for the free Paso a Paso app (Footsteps2Brilliance) at www.myf2b.com/register/pvusd in one of two ways:

  1. As a parent of a PVUSD student if you have a child in 3rd grade or lower
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