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    Dougherty Valley High School

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    Students Drop-In Tutoring Request

    Need Help?  Want Tutoring?

    Sign up for drop in tutoring on Wednesday and Thursday @ Acces in Room 1205

    CC Crisis Center

    Contra Costa Crisis Center:
    Available  24/7
    Crisis & Suicide:  
    800-833-2900
    or text HOPE to 20121
    Grief: 
    800-837-1818
    Homeless: 
    800-808-6444

    Student parking permits

    Street Smarts

    A new permit must be purchased each school year in order to park in any of the school’s parking lots.  Purchasing the permit requires 3 steps: 

    1.  Completion of the free two-hour California Highway Patrol Start Smart traffic safety class by student and their parent/guardian.

    2.  Complete and submit the Parking Permit form.

    3.  Purchase the permit in the Webstore.  Cost for the 2019-2020 permit is $100.

    The Start Smart presentations will start in August for parking pass eligibility in the 2019/20 school year and beyond. At this class, officers from the California Highway Patrol will discuss traffic avoidance techniques, collision causing factors, driver/parent responsibilities and seat belt usage. All SRVUSD comprehensive high schools will offer 2-3 free classes each year that are open to anyone. The class must only be taken once during a student’s high school career and must be taken at a SRVUSD High School location.  Reservations are required.  

    Parents BAck to School Night Presentation

    If you were unable to attend the August 28 Parents Back to School Night, please see the opening information presented by Principal Dave Kravitz.

    WASC Self Study

    Click HERE to read the DVHS WASC Self-Study Report. 

    Senior portraits

    Seniors and families of seniors, appointments with Studio One Photography are filling up quickly well into the fall.  Seniors who do not have their portrait taken by October 31 risk not having their senior portrait included in the 2019-2020 yearbook.  So, do not delay! Call right away and check with your friends to make sure they too have made their appointment. Call Studio One Photography at 925-361-0430 and arrange for your portrait session by October 31. More information is available at the Studio One website.  Call today to ensure that your portrait will be included in the 2019-2020 yearbook!

    studio one photography

    Basketball season is underway!

    Thanks for supporting the DVHS basketball program!  Please help us by observing these rules during basketball season:  no backpacks or outside food or beverage are allowed at the games; no playing on the court during time outs or halftime; all students are required to have their student IDs.

    Note that middle and elementary school students are welcome to attend DVHS games, but must be accompanied by and supervised by a parent or guardian.

    Sister school toy drive

    DVHS PTSA and DVHS Student Leadership are pleased to host the Annual Sister School Toy Drive. Please help us support our Sister School, Community United Elementary in Oakland, by bringing new, unwrapped toys for boys and girls grades 1-5 and bring a warm smile to children less fortunate. Drop off bins are located at the DVHS Office.  CSF points may be available as well.

    Toys might include puzzles, dolls, art supplies, science activities, board games, action figures, sports equipment, books, etc.

    Students - consider participating directly -- shop with your parent or on your own, or just let your parents know what this worthy cause and suggest a toy or gift! The positive feeling provided by making someone else's wish come true can be the best part of the holiday season!

    Correction to DVHS student planner

    The DVHS student planner has incorrect dates listed for December finals week.  The correct schedule is linked here.  The last day of school before winter break is Friday, December 20.

    SRVUSD Athletic Physical Education information

    Athletic Physical Education (APE) is offered by the San Ramon Valley Unified School District for students who are wanting to receive 10 Physical Education credits on their high school transcript for their participation on their high school athletic/sports teams.  In order to be eligible for 10 credits of PE through APE, students must complete the request form and include the requested signatures of the student-athlete, parent/guardian, and coach.  The request form must be turned in to the student-athlete's high school Athletic Director prior to the end of the regular athletic season for which the student is wanting to earn PE credit.  Upon verification of athletic season completion, the student-athlete will receive 10 credits for PE on their high school transcript.

    Visitor/volunteer sign-in

    This year, all SRUVSD schools are implementing a new computerized visitor pass system to improve security as it relates to visitors on our campus. Operated by our volunteer management system, “Be A Mentor,” the new “Sentry, Visitor Pass ID System” will mean that all visitors, including volunteers, must slide a photo ID card into the system to be registered as a visitor before being issued a guest or volunteer pass to go onto our campus. As they have in the past, volunteers need to go the Be A Mentor website and register, then when they swipe their ID at the school site, they will show up as approved in the system. 

    Visitors who are not cleared through the Be A Mentor website must sign in with DVHS personnel at the front desk to receive a visitor sticker/pass.

    If you missed the DVHS Counseling Department grade-specific presentations about scheduling, academic planning, and other counseling related topics, their presentation is available on the left side of the Counseling home page.

    If you have arranged a doctor's appointment or other meeting for your student, the attendance office requires your help so that you may pick up your child with no disturbance to the classroom they are leaving.  In order to assist parents who are picking up their student during the school day, we must insist that the parents call the attendance line with their request no later than 9 a.m. the day of pickup.  Please avoid coming into the office with no advance warning, asking to immediately pick up your child.  It is disruptive to the teacher and other students to call into classrooms and have an unprepared student scramble to gather their belongings to leave.

    Your cooperation in furnishing the information in a timely manner is vital, because your student must come to the front office to obtain an off-campus pass based on the information you leave on the attendance line.  Also, please inform your child ahead of time that you are planning to pick them up early and that they need to come to the front office to obtain an OFF CAMPUS PASS before school, between classes, at brunch, or lunch. To arrange an early pick-up, call the attendance line before 9 a.m. to provide pick-up information as follows: 

    • student’s legal name (please spell it out) -- no nicknames, please
    • student’s ID #
    • grade
    •  reason for absence
    • date(s) of absence
    • the time you will pick up your student
    • your name and relationship

    Your student will show their pass to the classroom teacher, exit the class at the designated time, and come sign out in the front office.  They cannot leave their classroom without a pass.  If a student leaves campus without signing out in the front office, it is considered a cut and disciplinary action will be taken.  Parents cannot clear these absences after the fact – NO EXCEPTIONS.

    Dear Dougherty Valley High School Families,

    As our community grows, our goals are to continue positive "Safety Efforts" and to adhere to civic codes.  Please Review the following Safety Rules:

    BY-LAW:  Fire Lanes Must Be Clear At All Times.  Not to be used for pick-up or drop-off.  This is considered a civil code violation.

    BICYCLIST 

    • MUST WALK THEIR BIKES while on campus.
    • Bicyclists should not ride on sidewalks, or weave in between cars.  Bicycles must be locked up in the designated bike rack areas.

    SKATEBOARDS

    • Are not to be ridden on campus.
    • Skateboard Racks are available in the Bike Corral located behind the Career Tech.
    • If not utilizing the skateboard rack, SKATEBOARDS MUST BE KEPT IN LOCKERS ALL DAY OR THEY CAN BE LEFT IN THE CAMPUS SUPERVISORS OFFICE. 

    *NEED TO KNOW TRAFFIC TIPS:

    • We have closed off the parking lot under the solar panels to all drop-off traffic. ONLY VEHICLES DISPLAYING A CURRENT PARKING PASS, or those individuals needing to park and visit the office will be allowed to enter this area.
    • Visitor spots are located in the 3rd row of the lot.
    • If you are DROPPING A STUDENT OFF and not parking, please enter the school at the driveway marked with a "D" in the diagram below.  All drop-off traffic will be routed to the drop-off loop, which has been designed to handle a large volume of vehicles in a short amount of time.  Vehicles that are dropping off a student must be in the far right lane of the drop-off loop.  Students may not exit vehicles that are in the center or left lanes of the drop-off loop
    • Students and others who are parking should enter the school at the signal at the intersection of Albion Way and Arrowfield Way, which is marked with a "P" in the diagram.
    • Additionally, parents and students should not be using the fire lane along side the Performing Arts Center.  This fire lane is meant for emergency vehicles and staff vehicles to access the rear parking lot.  Please refrain from entering the fire lane designated with an "S" in the diagram below.

    *Please see parking lot diagram below.

    Key to diagram:  V=visitor  P=parking  S=students  D=direction

    REMINDERS:

    • Pedestrians should always use a crosswalk to cross streets and driveways.
    • Students should remove headphones and listen and look both ways before crossing streets.
    • Vehicles should follow all posted traffic rules, including speed limits, no cell phones, and turning prohibitions.  PEDESTRIANS Always have the right of way.
    • U-Turns are illegal on Albion Way.  The San Ramon Police Department has assured the school that they will be patrolling this area more heavily as we implement these changes.
    • NO PARKING, NO DROP-OFF OR PICK-UP IN FRONT OF THE MAIN GYM.
    • NO PARKING at VENTURE.
    • PLEASE KEEP THE INTERSECTIONS AND ROADWAYS ON AND OFF CAMPUS CLEAR SO TRAFFIC FLOWS SMOOTHLY.
    • Pedestrians ALWAYS need to wait when you SEE THE "RED HAND" Flashing.

    Our main goal is to ensure safe travel for students to school each day whether that be on foot, by car or via bicycle.  THANK YOU for your attention to these details as you visit Dougherty Valley High School.  Have a wonderful day and Happy New Year!

    Dear Wildcat Families,

    Welcome to a new school year and to our unique community of collaboration between parents, administrators, teachers and students.  Our high school is not only one of the top high schools in California but also ranked in the top 50 high schools in the United States!!

    These accolades don’t just happen by themselves.  Not only is this tremendous success due to the extraordinary work by the administration, teachers, staff and students, but also the continued support of you, the DVHS community.  We have a long tradition within the Dougherty Valley of supporting our schools by donating to our school education funds.  This continued support at DVHS is one of the reasons that our school is continually recognized as one of the best.

    The DVHS Education Fund has three main purposes:

    •    Reduce Class Sizes:  First, we reduce core academic class sizes (english, math, science) for all grades by paying for additional class sections — more classes = less students in a classroom.

    •    Classroom Supplies:  Second, we will, once again, cover the cost of all donated classroom supplies for every student.  To put it simply, you will not be asked at registration or receive a letter from your student’s teachers asking for a check to cover the cost of needed classroom supplies.

    •    Large Capital Purchases:  Third, this is our 10th year anniversary of Dougherty Valley High School, we want to support the school and students even more.  Goals include:

    •    Increasing donations to make large capital expenditures to replace aging equipment.

    •    Bolstering the engineering and science departments by providing new equipment and technology,

    •    Growing the fine arts department by providing additional equipment and supplies.

    To succeed, we are asking every family to contribute $425 per student or $600 per family.  If you’re able to give more, additional contributions are always welcome, but contributions of ANY amount are gratefully received.  As the DVHS Education Fund benefits every student, we urge every family to give something - even if you presently are not able to give the full amount. 

    SPECIAL RAFFLE!!!!

    For those parents who donate the full amount they will automatically get enrolled in a special raffle with awesome prizes!!

    1)   APPLE WATCH Series 2  - 1 winner

    2)   4 Reserved Front row seats for senior graduation day– 2 winners.

    You can make your annual donation several ways:

    1.      Go to DVHigh.net and in the “quick links” section in the upper left hand corner, click on “webstore” and then select “wildcat days registration”.  Choose one of the Education Fund options depending on the amount of your donation.

    2.     Pay your donation via credit card at the DVHS Ed Fund table during Wildcat Days Registration (we gladly accept Visa, MasterCard, AmEx and Discover cards)

    3.     Pay via check (made payable to DVHS Education Fund) at the DVHS Ed Fund table during Wildcat Days Registration

    Mindful of the demands on your time and your wallet, the annual donation drive during the Wildcat Days registration is the ONLY fundraiser we hold. We do not hold an auction, car wash, cookie dough sale or any other fundraisers during the year.  So your support at registration is critical to fulfilling our goals.

    Thank you so much for your continued support.  I am looking forward to another amazing school year.

    Sincerely,

    Dharmesh Mistry

    President, DVHS Education Fund

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    About Us

    goldWascGold RibbonWelcome to Dougherty Valley High School (DVHS) , where we are in our twelfth  year of traditions in excellence.  School construction of this newest high school in the district was funded by Shapell Industries of Northern California, and Windemere BLC, the two home builders involved in development of the Dougherty Valley area of San Ramon.

    We opened our school in 2007 with grades 9 and 10 and transitioned to a comprehensive, 4-year high school with an enrollment of approximately 3,300. Dougherty Valley High School offers students a challenging and rigorous standards-based curriculum and high expectations. Students and parents are encouraged to participate in the excellent program opportunities available.