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Principal's Message

December 4, 2020

Good Afternoon DVHS Families,

 We are underway with scheduling for the second semester. This is a very complicated process and it will take time to complete. We will continue to communicate with families when changes occur that I believe a family should know about. These include having multiple on-campus classes in The Commons, an A-4th period schedule no longer can happen, or overlap in scheduling singletons and what the options would be. 

 As a reminder, this coming Tuesday, December 8 and Wednesday, December 9 are asynchronous days for all students. This means teachers will assign work to students through Google Classroom or directions given on Monday and students will need to complete the work on their own. Teachers will not be available as staff will be engaging in Professional Development both days, thus there is not a need for students to log in into Zoom or Google Meet. Our Professional Development is focusing on Standards Alignment, Student Engagement and Authentic Assessment. We look forward to the outcomes and preparing for the second semester.

 Our Season 1 Athletic programs have been postponed until January, pending further direction from State CIF. Tryouts for cross county, football, volleyball, cheer, song, and water polo are postponed. DVHS supports student athletic programs and we are hopeful we will be able to offer our student-athletes some sort of season during the second semester. As a reminder, we are given direction by State CIF.

 The SRVUSD Technology department is requiring all students in grades 6-12 to change their password by January 5, 2021.  Here are the instructions (for students to access) on how to use the password site.  Please help remind students to do this before January.


Evan Powell

Traffic & safety rules at DVHS

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:


Fire lanes MUST BE CLEAR AT ALL TIMES and are not to be used for pick- up or drop-off. This is considered a civil code violation.


▪ Bicyclists 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 during the school day.


▪Skateboards are not to be ridden on campus.

▪ Skateboard racks are available in the bike corral located behind the Career Tech Building (next to Library).

▪ If not utilizing the skateboard rack, skateboards must be kept in student locker all day or may be left in the campus monitors’ office.


The parking lot under the solar panels is closed to ALL drop-off traffic. Only vehicles displaying a valid parking permit or those individuals needing to park and visit the office will be allowed to enter this area.

▪ Visitor spots are located in the third row of the lot.

▪ If you are dropping off a student 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.

▪ 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 alongside 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.

Parking Lot

V=Venture School entry, not for DVHS drop-off    

P=parking entry     D=drop off loop entry     S=staff parking and emergency vehicle access



▪ Pedestrians should always use the crosswalk to cross streets and driveways. Wait when the "red hand” signal is flashing.

▪ Students should remove headphones, put away cell phones, 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.

▪ Using neighborhood streets as a drop-off point endangers residents and students and is subject to ticketing by the SRPD.  Please respect and keep our surrounding neighborhoods safe by adhering to all legal speed limits and driving regulations.

▪ NO PARKING, NO DROP-OFF OR PICK-UP in front of the main gym.

▪ NO DVHS PARKING at Venture School.

▪ Please keep the intersections and roadways on and off campus clear so traffic flows smoothly..

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 school year!

Be safe,

DVHS Administration & SRPD Officer Katie Williams (DVHS School Resource Officer)