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    DVHS Virtual wellness center

    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

    Need a work permit?

    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 in-person California Highway Patrol Start Smart traffic safety class by student and their parent/guardian.  See more details below regarding this requirement.

    2.  Complete and submit the Parking Permit form.

    3.  Purchase the permit in the Webstore.  Cost for the 2021-2022 second semester is $75.00.

    The next class will be offered on Tuesday, May 10 from 7-9 p.m. at the San Ramon Valley High Theater in Danville.  Check the SRVUSD Start Smart page for the registration link.

    Certificates for session completion will not be issued.  Instead, please log into your Infinite Campus portal, click "more", click the release tab, which will show the student's eligibility for a parking pass.

    At least one parent must view the webinar with their teen.  Note:  The presentation contains graphic "accident" images, which are unsuitable for children under 15 years old.  

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    WASC Self Study

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

    Senior portraits

    Call Studio One Photography at 925-361-0430 and arrange for your senior portrait session. More information is available at the Studio One website.  

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    Class of 2021 Grad links

    Click here to watch the DVHS 10:30 graduation ceremony.

    Click here to watch the DVHS 6:00 p.m. ceremony.

    Click here to view the printed program of the DVHS 2021 Commencement Exercises.

    DVHS Class of '22 Graduation ceremony

    The graduation ceremony will be held in the DVHS stadium. The gates to the stadium will open at 4:00 p.m., no tickets required. We will have seats available in the bleachers (both sides - home and visitor), on the track, and on the field. The graduation stage will be in the south end zone, closest to the pool. Individuals needing accommodated seats will have access to those on both sides of the bleachers.  Please bring no signage, umbrellas, coolers, etc. that will block other spectators’ access and views.

    Printed graduation programs will be given to seniors when they receive their diplomas.  A QR code will be posted to enable spectators’ access to a digital program. 

    Chromebook turn-in for Graduating seniors and non-returning students

    Seniors and any other student who will not be returning next year to DVHS must turn in their District-issued Chromebooks before the end of the school year. Bring your student ID or know your student ID number.  Collections will be made in the lobby of the DV Performing Arts Center (across from the administrative office) according to this schedule:

    • Friday, May 27, 7:30 - 9:30 a.m.     -     Last names A - E
    • Friday, May 27, 1:45 - 3:45 p.m.     -     Last names F - L
    • Tuesday, May 31, 1:30 - 4:00 p.m.     -     Last names M - R
    • Wed., June 1, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.     -     Last names S - Z     

    Parents of students with medications at school

    Please be advised that all medications must be picked up by a parent or parent designee on the last day of school, June 2nd.  The school staff will not give any medication(s) to a student to take home, and unclaimed medications will be discarded.

    If your student needs medication on campus next year, please have your health care provider complete the required Medication at School form. All medications at school, including over-the-counter medicines (OTC), require a health care provider's signature.

    Please check the form for completeness, including all signatures, before turning it into the office. You should submit the medication at school form and the medication to your school site together. In addition, please do not send any expired medicines to school. 

    For students attending summer school: 

    Medication must be retrieved from the student's home school and brought to the summer school site. School staff will not transfer medication to a different school. 

    Medication at School Forms 

    Life-Threatening Allergies - Medication at School Form (FORM A: Allergies

    Use this form for mild to severe food allergies or other allergies, such as bee stings or other environmental allergens. A new form is required yearly or whenever there is a change in the information provided. You do not also need to submit the generic Medication at School form. 

    Medication at School Form (FORM B: General Form)

     Use this form for all medication at school, including prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) medications. A new form is required each school year or whenever there is a change in the information provided. 

    Revised bell schedule for 2022-2023

    2022-2023 bell schedule

    Class of 2023 Senior portrait appointments

    It might seem like it is early to be thinking about senior portraits for next school year, but it is almost time to set up your appointment with Studio One Photography to take your senior portrait during this summer.

    Studio One Photography is opening up their studio for the DVHS class of 2023to take senior portraits between June 20 and July 15. We are asking all juniors to please make appointments and get senior portraits taken by July 15. Waiting for the fall has proven problematic the past few years as appointments fill up and become difficult to get, ultimately delaying portraits and making it more difficult for the yearbook. Keep in mind, the portrait studio is taking photographs of seniors from many high schools, so when we return in the fall, all of their appointments will likely be filled up through the first few months of the school year. That is why taking your senior portrait during the summer is so important. If the summer will not work, it is very important for you to call in early June to set up an appointment for August or September before those appointments are all filled up.

    SRVUSD respects your privacy, so they do not provide Studio One Photography with your contact information. This form serves the purpose of allowing you the opportunity to provide Studio One Photography with your contact information. Doing so will allow them to contact you regarding scheduling, viewing, and ordering senior portraits, and will also allow you to easily schedule and manage your appointment through their online portal. This cannot be done if they do not have your contact information. This form is optional, but completing it and voluntarily providing Studio One Photography with your contact information will help make your senior portrait process easier and will make sure you are informed along the way.

    If you have any questions about senior portraits, please contact Mr. Silverman, the DVHS Yearbook advisor at jsilverman@srvusd.net.

    Thank you completing this form and for getting your senior portrait taken by July 15!

    2020-2021 yearbooks now available for pickup

    Distribution will take place outside the main gym on Wednesday, April 13 from 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.  Beginning Thursday, April 14, current DVHS students may pick up their copy from Mr. Silverman in room 4212 during non-class times -- bring your student ID to prove purchase. 

    Also beginning Thursday, April 14, 2021 grads and/or their family members will be able to pick up their copy (upon showing either their student's ID or their ID as a parent/guardian or a signed note or email showing they have been authorized to pick up a book on behalf of a graduate) from the bookkeepers in our administrative office between 8 am - 3:30 pm.  If you know any 2021 graduates or their families, please share this information with them

    Covid-19 info for families

    Please check the SRVUSD home page "News" section (on the lower right side of page) for the latest information relating to COVID attendance, testing, etc. policies and procedures.  The "Illness & Quarantine" section on the Covid Health & Safety Information page lists symptoms and guidelines for students and staff.

    weighted classes, wellness, & extracurricular activities survey results

    Over the last few years, we have seen a steady increase in stress and anxiety related to mental health concerns in our students. Our counselors and Wellness Center have received an increased number of student cases, and this school year we are seeing a spike in these warning signs. DVHS is seeing peer and parent pressure as a leading cause of student stress and anxiety. A survey of parents & students was conducted earlier this month and results were presented during the January 18 PTSA meeting.

    Please view the presentation detailing the information we have collected related to wellness, stress, academics, and extracurriculars. Our hope is that the survey provides possible solutions for our school and we can make informed decisions to better support our students

    The schedule below contains both block and regular days, along with 2 student support periods.  Bell schedules for minimum day, rally day schedules and other special schedules can be found here

    Student accounts & password help

    Please click here for help with student accounts and passwords.

    Student medications at school

    If your student requires any medication at school (including over the counter medications) please have the Life Threatening Allergies Medication at School form (linked below) completed by your child's doctor.  The completed form and the medication (if providing a backup for the office) should be brought to the administration office by the first day of school (August 10).  Office hours are 7 am - 4 pm on school days.

    The form must be completed entirely, signed by yourself and your student's doctor and indicate whether or not your student will be carrying their medication. 

    For allergies, please use this form: Life Threatening Allergies Medication at School Form

    For all other medications, please use this form: Medications at School Form

    If you have any concerns, please contact our school nurse, Beth Crook.

    I need to speak with . . . 

    San Ramon Valley Unified School District firmly believes in the concept of site level decision-making and problem-solving. Issues and concerns are best resolved first at the classroom level.

    However, there are times when a resolution cannot be reached at the classroom level, and a parent, caregiver, or community member may need additional support from the school or even District administration.

    In alignment with our Strategic Directions work to build a Culture of Responsiveness, this contact information page provides a clear pathway to be sure that all of our families/caregivers know who to contact for assistance with inquiries and concerns having to do with school sites or the District.

    County connection bus to DVHS

    For information regarding County connection bus routes to DVHS and other SRVUSD schools, please click hereYouth Clipper Cards are now accepted, which saves money vs. the regular cash fare.

    New student enrollment and registration

    If you are a new family in SRVUSD, you can access the enrollment process at the SRVUSD enrollment website.  Please note that you must be a current resident in the SRVUSD school boundaries and provide proof of residency prior to enrollment approval.  Students younger than 18 must have a parent or legal guardian complete the enrollment process.  Please view this checklist to aid in your enrollment process.  

    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, goals that support our school and all students 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 $465 per student or $800 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. 

    You can make your annual donation  by going 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.

    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

    What is your passion? What do you want to do for a career? Do you know what it means to be College and Career Ready? Can you have a successful career without college? Find the answers to all of these questions and more on our district College and Career Readiness webpage. You will also find information on Career Technology Education (CTE) and CollegeConnect programs.

    Visit the College & Career webpages. 

    Resources

    DVHS 2021-2022 ASB & class officers

    Associated Student Body

    • President:  Aliyah Dorado
    • Vice President:  Matt Jao
    • Secretary:  Annesha Dey
    • Treasurer:  Sahithi Malireddy

    Class of 2022

    • President:  Hilary Wong
    • Vice President:  Kylie Cheng
    • Secretary:  Austin Spears
    • Treasurer:  Rio Krauss

    Class of 2023

    • President:  Jamie Lee
    • Vice President:  Kylie De Ala
    • Secretary:  Aniket Dey
    • Treasurer:  Kylie Cabral

    Class of 2024

    • President:  Devin Garia
    • Vice President:  Kaila Peronilla
    • Secretary:  Nimish Jain
    • Treasurer:  Allison Fujikawa
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    About Our School

    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.