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HSSC Committee

Vision: We seek to improve the health of children and their families through a broad network of partners throughout Santa Cruz and Monterey Counties. We develop collaborative systems and links among participants, facilitate communication, and focus our attention on data and outcomes.
Mission: We share PVUSD’S goal of improving academic achievement through
1) Improved health;
2) Increased access to health and social services; and
3) Creation of safety nets and support structures for at-risk
students and families.

LCAP Goals

  • Create a culture where all adults provide a safe, supportive and positive school environment that encourages positive behavior and increases students' sense of connectedness, engagement and hope

  • Increase parent involvement in their children's education through a variety of opportunities that promote greater parent capacity and empowerment 

School based Health clinic -Salud para la gente

Phone: 831-728-0222

Cesar Chavez Middle School 

Pajaro Middle School

Pajaro Valley High School

Starlight Elementary

More information; SPLG

Healthy Start Program

 Healthy Start Logo

Pajaro Valley Unified School District through the Healthy Start Program has five school based Resource Centers where Students in Transition, Foster Youth and their families receive a variety of support services. Once referred or identified, students, and often their parents or caregivers, may be directed to local agencies working cooperatively with Healthy Start. 

Students receive the following services; school enrollment (Pre-Kinder—12th), health insurance enrollment,
CalFresh enrollment, assistance with completing forms, free breakfast & lunch at school, transportation and
in-depth case-management. Information & Referrals to medical, dental, counseling, housing, educational programs and food.

Students in Transition are children, youth and families that find themselves homeless. Healthy Start performs at length interviews to identify families who lack adequate housing, i.e. share the housing of others due to financial hardship (doubled, tripled-up in a home), living in a car, shelter, hotel or motel.

All students are referred and encourage to participate in the After School Program. 

Healthy Start Program Referral

Students in Transition (Brochure of Services): English / Spanish


Healthy Start Program - District Office - 294 Green Valley Rd, Watsonville, CA 95076

Gregory Fry, Coordinator Student Services

Yunuen Sanchez, Administrative Secretary III

19-20 Healthy Start Program Resource Center's & Assigned Schools

Children's Resource Center (CRC)


440 Arthur Rd, Watsonville, CA 95076

Phone (831) 761-6125     *     Fax (831) 761-6130

Monday through Friday: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm 

Monica Torres, Registration Technician 

Schools Served: Cesar Chavez Middle, Amesti Elementary, MacQuiddy Elementary, Mintie White Elementary, Watsonville Charter School of the Arts


Daisy Brooks, Registration Technician 

Schools Served: Starlight Elementary, Ann Soldo Elementary, Aptos High, Aptos JR High, H. A. Hyde Elementary, Rio Del Mar Elementary

Pajaro Family Resource Center (PFRC)


250 Salinas Road, Portable 1 - Behind the gym, Watsonville, CA 95076

Phone (831) 761-6633     *     Fax (831) 761-6042

Monday through Friday: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm 

Cecilia Garcia, Registration Technician 

Schools Served: Pajaro Middle, Alianza Charter, Hall District Elementary, New School, Ohlone Elementary, Salsipuedes State Preschool

Sonia Heredia, Coordinator Program Operation/ Child Development 

Pajaro Valley High Resource Center (PVHRC)


500 Harkins Slough Road, Building A, Watsonville, CA 95076

Phone (831) 728-7892

Monday through Friday: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm 

Claudia N. Garcia, Registration Technician 

Schools Served: Pajaro Valley High, Bradley Elementary, Bradley State Preschool, Landmark Elementary, Landmark State Preschool, Mar Vista Elementary, Radcliff Elementary, Valencia Elementary 

Rolling hills resource center (rhrc)


130 Herman Avenue (Room # 11), Watsonville, CA 95076

Phone (831) 728-6341 ext. 4811     *     Fax (831) 728-6288

Monday through Friday: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm 

Maria C. Hernandez, Registration Technician 

Schools Served: Rolling Hills Middle, Rolling Hills State Preschool, Calabasas Elementary, Calabasas State Preschool, Duncan Holbert, Freedom Elementary, Freedom Children's Center, Pacific Coast Charter

teen resource center (trc)


250 East Beach Street (Room #54), Watsonville, CA 95076

Phone (831) 761-6131     *     Fax (831) 761-6247

Monday through Friday: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm 

Ruth Leon, Registration Technician 

Schools Served: Watsonville High, Diamond Technology Institute, E. A. Hall Middle, Lakeview Middle, Linscott State Preschool, Renaissance High, Watsonville State Preschool, Watsonville Children's Center

Guadalupe Velasco, School Office Assistant