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Why Join the DVHS Parent-Teacher-Student Association ("PTSA")?


DVHS PTSA MembershipOn a state and local level, working together, PTA/PTSA promotes the welfare of children and youth in home, school, community, and place of worship; raise the standards of home life; secure adequate laws for the care and protection of children and youth; bring into closer relation the home and the school, that parents and teachers may cooperate intelligently in the education of children and youth; and develop between educators and the general public such united efforts as will secure for all children and youth the highest advantages in physical, mental, social and spiritual education.

DVHS PTSA is proud to invite all DVHS parents, family members, students, teachers, staff, administrators and community supporters to join us as members and be part of the good work we are doing to benefit Dougherty Valley High School students and community!

All of the below examples of what DVHS PTSA does are only possible with an engaging parent community, generous donations and your yearly memberships. 

***While we welcome members to join a committee and attend meetings, members are in no way required to volunteer or attend meetings. Join DVHS PTSA, support the good work we do, stay informed and take advantage as much or as little as suits your needs and schedule!***

Thank you PTSA Members and Supporters! You Make a Difference!

2018-19 DVHS PTSA ExpensesIn 2018-19, DVHS PTSA was able to support the following programs through your generous donations, memberships and participation:

  • Communications: Connect and engage parents, students, teachers and staff by providing a DVHS-comprehensive source of relevant news, deadlines and information through publication of a school-wide e-newsletter and social media updates (e.g., Facebook and Twitter).

  • DVHS Departmental Presentations: Host Principal’s updates, in addition to presentations to showcase programs, inform parents and answer questions, typically at PTSA meetings.

  • Family Engagement/Parent Education: Host presentations, film screenings, expert panels and workshops on relevant topics of interest to our community.

  • Health, Safety and Wellness: Coordinate with DVHS Admin, Staff and Leadership to prioritize information and activities that contribute to student health, safety and wellness. Programs and initiatives, including hosting student education workshops to foster a positive campus climate, advocating with and for students to promote health, safety and wellness, supporting student wellness awareness, including creating a crisis center sticker visible to students, and providing funding that supports a healthy and safe campus, including funding picnic tables for students to have a comfortable place to eat and engage with each other.

  • Hospitality: Coordinate potluck and/or catered meals and snacks for teachers and staff (e.g., welcome back breakfast/lunch, thanksgiving, winter holiday, multicultural, etc.), to recognize the hard work and contribution of our teachers and staff and particularly designed to celebrate our multicultural diversity through nourishing meals;

  • Inclusion and Diversity: Coordinate with DVHS Admin, Staff and Leadership to provide a welcoming and inclusive school community, reflective of our diversity.

  • Legislative Advocacy: Coordinate site-level advocacy efforts as led by the California PTA (or 32nd District or SRV Council of PTAs) to influence, within PTA guidelines, federal, state and local policy makers to pass laws and grant funding which will provide for the improvement and betterment of our public schools in curriculum, facilities, safety, privacy and school funding; encourage high school student voter registration.

  • Red Ribbon Week: Coordinate activities and information around drug prevention and education and empower students in making healthy choices.

  • Reflections Arts Program*: Encourage students to explore their own thoughts, feelings, ideas and develop artistic literacy, express themselves through art, increase confidence and find a love for learning through participation in this National PTA Arts Program.

  • Senior Scholarships*: Award scholarships to graduating seniors, particularly for those who demonstrate leadership, commitment and hard work.

  • Sister School Program: Coordinate drives to support our partner school in a neighboring disadvantaged area of the East Bay.

  • Student Education: Host opportunities to support and contribute to health, wellness, safety and a positive campus climate.

  • Teacher Grants*: Award grants upon application by teachers and staff to support curriculum and meet the needs of students, as identified by teachers and staff.

PTSA One-Time Donation

Help support the DVHS Parent-Teacher-Student Association with a one time donation.Suggested donation $50.

DVHS PTSA Donation Webstore:

DVHS PTSA is a 100% volunteer organization made up of Parents, Teachers, Staff and Students. PTSA supports the above programs only through modest membership dues, donations and with the help of a strong and committed Executive Board and dedicated PTSA membership. A few of our active programs include:

  • Communications

  • Family Engagement/Parent Education

  • Health & Wellness

  • Hospitality

  • Inclusion & Diversity

  • Legislative Advocacy

  • Senior Scholarships

  • Sister School drives

  • Special Needs

  • Teacher Grants

The DVHS PTSA prioritizes parent-family-school connection and engagement. We believe teachers are important partners with parents to educate students. Moreover, we believe students should be active participants in their own education, thus we are a PT--S--A, as students’ voices should be empowered as well.

An important DVHS PTSA goal is to foster mutual respect and understanding between the administration, staff, teachers, parents and students. We work to provide a forum for parents/families to be heard and to receive information and feedback. The DVHS PTSA values our community and school diversity, we advocate for our students’ interests and their wellness and partner with DVHS administration to foster a safe, positive climate for students to learn and grow.


The Dougherty Valley High School Parent-Teacher-Student Association (PTSA) is a non-profit 501(c)(3), volunteer-run organization affiliated with the California State PTA and the National PTA.

DVHS PTSA is a member of the San Ramon Valley Council of PTAs, and the Thirty-Second District PTA. We represent over members and advocate on behalf of all children in our school community. We promote opportunities for parents to address the needs of high school students and we foster a positive partnership between parents, teachers, students and the community.

PTA is the nation's oldest, largest and highest profile volunteer organization working on behalf of public schools, children and families. PTA volunteers work in their schools and communities to improve the education, health and welfare of all children and youth. 

DVHS Calendar

Monthly DVHS PTSA Meetings (2019-20)

DVHS Library, 7-8:30 pm

August  20 - Dave Kravitz, Principal

September 17 

October 15 - Teacher Grant Awards Announced

November 19

December 17

January 21

February 18

March 17 - Elections

April 21

May 19 - Senior Scholarship Announced; Honorary Service Awards

*Tentative schedule. Subject to change.

High School Voter Registration

California State celebrated High School Voter Education during the last two weeks of April. To encourage and support local students and schools, Contra Costa County has created a free, mobile texting tool just for high school students. Using this program, Contra Costa County students 16 and up can preregister and those 18 and older can register to vote.

1-Text your school name to: 2Vote (28683)
2- Receive a reply text with a link to quick, easy voter registration tools.

Additional election-related resources specifically for younger voters (mock elections on youth-oriented topics, poll worker opportunities, HS voter registration drive ideas) can be found on the California Secretary of State website.