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SRVEF is pleased to once again be offering Summer Imagineering Classes!  These 3 and 4 day classes will begin the week of June 5, and continue through week of July 24.  There are 20 individual classes to choose from, for various grades from 3rd to 8th.  No long term commitment!  Just choose the class you like, the week you are home!

Imagineering is unique to the San Ramon Valley:

  • The instructors for these classes are ALL SRVUSD employees, and most are certificated teachers!
  • These classes are located on various school sites in the San Ramon Valley
  • All of the profits from Imagineering go directly to funding San Ramon Valley Unified School District programs, initiatives, and grants to support teachers, classes and students

 

See the flyer with a list of classes here.  View the registrations with dates, ages and descriptions here.

 

 

INFORMATION IF LINKS BREAK:

1st link:  Flyer in Constant Contact Library “Summer Imagineering 2017”:  http://files.constantcontact.com/7395da05201/0a0de8e7-96a5-4801-8237-e2e3ecb14610.pdf?ver=1493048772000

 

2ND link:  Registration and descriptions:  http://conta.cc/2pdmjqo

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Posted by: District Admin
Published: 4/25/17




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SRVUSD is administering a homework survey to parents, teachers, site administrators, and middle and high school students. Results from this survey will be used to help identify the best practices for homework and improve the implementation of our homework policy.

 

The survey is anonymous and should take 5-10 minutes to complete and can be completed using a computer, tablet, smartphone or any online device. The links will be live from April 17 until April 28. Below is the link to the parent survey:

 

For Parents:

2016-17 Homework Survey for Parents

 

               

If you have questions or concerns about the Homework Policy or this survey, please check the district’s homework policy page or feel free to contact Jason Reimann, Director of Instructional Services at JReimann@srvusd.net or (925) 552-2916.

 

Thanks again for your help with gathering this important feedback.

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Posted by: District Admin
Published: 4/18/17




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wareMarissa Ware, a second-grade teacher at John Baldwin Elementary School, was selected as a finalist for Contra Costa County Teacher of the Year!

 

“It is such an honor to be representing the teachers of San Ramon Valley Unified School District at this next level,” Ware said in an email interview. “I feel fortunate to be teaching in such a diverse district that provides rich professional development enriching so many dedicated, passionate and knowledgeable teachers.”

 

Marissa started teaching at her childhood campus John Baldwin from 2000-02. She moved to Coyote Creek Elementary from 2002-10 and then returned to John Baldwin in 2010.

 

“I have learned something from every colleague, student and parent that I have encountered over my 18 years of teaching, and I truly feel I am the teacher I am today because of the people I've had the opportunity to work with,” she added. “I hope to represent our district well.”

 

John Baldwin principal Joe Romagna said he was “incredibly proud” of her selection as a county finalist and praised her commitment to enhancing the educational experience of her students and her peers.

 

“Marissa is an exemplary teacher that inspires her second-grade students to do their best while also instilling a love and joy for learning,” he said.

 

“In addition to her role in the classroom, Marissa's colleagues note that she is a tremendous resource at John Baldwin Elementary and other sites as a literacy coach, where she helps teachers grow in their instructional practices in reading and writing,” he added.

 

Marissa and three other educators were chosen by a 13-person committee that reviewed and rated applications for the 22 Teachers of the Year representing public school districts across the county. 

 

The two winners are set to be announced during a banquet in Concord on Sept. 28 that will also honor all 22 district-level Teachers of the Year from throughout the county.

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Posted by: District Admin
Published: 4/14/17




Audience: Homepage, California High School, Del Amigo High School, Dougherty Valley High School, Monte Vista High School and Venture Independent Study

Please join San Ramon Valley Street Smarts on Tuesday, May 9 from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. at San Ramon Valley High School Performing Arts Center in Danville for the FREE California Highway Patrol (CHP) “Start Smart” assembly, sponsored by State Farm Insurance.

 

“Start Smart” is a two-hour driver safety education class delivered by the CHP to new and future teenage drivers and their parents/legal guardians. At the event, CHP officers speak directly to the audience through candid conversations by discussing collision factors associated with teen drivers, collision avoidance techniques, aspects of distracted driving, driver/parent responsibilities and what precautions they all need to stay safe.

 

One parent must attend with their teen. Arrive at 6 p.m. to try the “Texting and Driving” simulator. Register at http://chp-bayarea.eventbrite.com and select San Ramon Valley High School from the list.

 


 

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Posted by: District Admin, District Admin, San Ramon Valley Unified School District
Published: 4/14/17




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On Tuesday, March 21, 2017, the San Ramon Valley Unified School District’s (SRVUSD) Board of Education recognized the District’s 2017 Classified Employee of the Year Patricia (Pat) Carlson as well as 46 other nominees representing SRVUSD schools and departments.

“Pat’s skill and longtime commitment as our District Office Receptionist has had an indelibly positive and far-reaching effect on the many staff, parents and community members of the San Ramon Valley Unified School District,” said SRVUSD Superintendent Rick Schmitt. “Pat strives for excellence in her daily work by treating those with whom she comes into contact with the utmost patience, attention and dignity.”

 

Pat Carlson was hired as the Receptionist at the District Office in January 2006 after a brief stint as a Child Nutrition Assistant in the San Ramon Valley Unified School District.  As the District Office Receptionist, Carlson’s daily customers include classified and certificated staff, substitutes, aspiring employees, vendors, parents and community members who approach Carlson seeking guidance, assistance and a listening ear.  Because she is frequently the first employee whom these individuals come into contact with, she is the “face” of the District in their eyes.

 

To view a list of all the 2017 Classified Employees of the Year, visit the SRVUSD website.

The purpose of the Employee of the Year Program is to recognize the efforts of our outstanding classified employees and their positive contributions to students. Each year each SRVUSD school and division nominates an employee of the year. The final selection for Employee of the Year is based on the following criteria:

 

  • An individual who has made significant contributions to his/her school/community or department;

  • Adopts the attributes of Rigor, Relevance and Relationships in their work; and

  • Strives for excellence in his/her daily work, and promotes a healthy work/learning environment.

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All nominees are recognized by the Board of Education. Pat will also be recognized, along with other district’s Classified School Employees of the Year, at a reception sponsored by the Contra Costa County Office of Education on April 20, 2017.  

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Posted by: District Admin
Published: 3/22/17




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The entire community is welcome to this free “one-stop-shop” event where they can meet face-to-face with various groups that provide summer and fall programs and activities for youth.

 

Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 5:00-7:00pm

Dougherty Valley High School Commons

 

Examples of programs that have participated before are:

  • Sports and Martial Arts Programs
  • Academic Support and Academic Enrichment
  • Music Lessons
  • Day and Overnight Camps
  • Dance Programs
  • Volunteer and Job Opportunities
  • Childcare Opportunities
  • Post High School Programs (before college)
  • Free and Low Cost Activities for Families and Children

 

The San Ramon Valley Community Fair is organized by the Dougherty Valley/San Ramon Rotary Club in partnership with the City of San Ramon, the San Ramon Valley Unified School District, the Town of Danville, and the SRV Council of PTAs. 

 

Organizations that provide summer and/or fall programs for youth ages 0-18 and their families may register to have a table at the Community Fair, using the online Vendor Registration form.  The deadline for vendors to register is March 22, 2017

 


 

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Posted by: District Admin
Published: 3/14/17




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Posted by: District Admin
Published: 2/21/17




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The San Ramon Valley Unified School District is seeking members for its Parcel Tax Oversight Committee.

 

The committee provides oversight for the Board of Education to ensure that the funds are spent as intended by the voters of the parcel tax.  The committee meets at least twice per year and reports on an annual basis to the Board and community on how these funds have been spent.  All meetings are open to the public.

 

Five positions will be appointed by the school board. Parcel Tax committee members serve two-year terms.  They will not be compensated and will serve no more than two consecutive terms.  Members shall reside within the boundaries of the SRVUSD and shall be registered voters.

 

Applications are due no later than 4pm on March 15, 2017.  Recommendations/appointments will be made at the April 18, 2017 Board Meeting.Recommendations/appointments will be made at the April 18, 2017 Board Meeting.

 

For additional information and to download the application visit:  http://srvusd.ca.schoolloop.com/PTOC_members, or contact Sandra Corsetti in the Business Office, at scorsetti@srvusd.net, or (925) 552-2905.

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Posted by: District Admin
Published: 2/15/17




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The Student Recognition Project is an opportunity to recognize high school students in the San Ramon Valley Unified School District for project-based learning with a unique community twist! Students compete in their choice of 25 categories that showcase their skills, both within and outside the curriculum. Project judging is done by professionals with extensive expertise in the various categories. The program is coordinated by  volunteer San Ramon Valley community members and the San Ramon Valley Unified School District. The purpose of the program is to create collaboration among students, educators and the business community in the San Ramon Valley, to promote educational excellence and to prepare students for the business world of the 21st century.

 

Students who want to take part must submit a registration form by February 17, 2017 in each category they wish to enter.   Projects are due by March 2, or in the case of performance projects are scheduled for a specific day and time the week of February 27.  Projects are showcased at the annual Open House at which the honorable mentions and winners are unveiled.

 

The Open House on March 13, 2017 is open to the public and showcases hundreds of student projects representing most of the categories ranging from engineering to community service to fashion design.  While the contest is only open to high school students, students of all ages and their families are encouraged to attend.  It’s inspiring to see what our students can do! 

 

All submitted projects will receive a letter of recognition; honorable mentions will receive a certificate; and winners will receive a prize, an invitation to the awards breakfast, and a chance to connect with the judges. This year, winners of the arts categories will have the chance to have their artwork displayed at the Village Theater in Danville between April 22-May 6, 2017.

 

The program is coordinated by the San Ramon Valley Unified School District and sponsored by Chevron.  The judging and Open House space is provided by Bishop Ranch. The program is a collaboration between students, educators and the business community in the San Ramon Valley. It promotes educational excellence and prepares students for future career possibilities.  More information on the Student Recognition Project may be found at www.studentrecognition.org.

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Posted by: District Admin
Published: 2/13/17




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San Ramon Valley Community Against Substance Abuse and Castro Valley Community Action Network are very excited to announce the opening of registration for the 23rd Annual Youth to Youth Middle School Conference taking place on March 4, 2017. The Youth to Youth High School leaders from San Ramon Valley and Castro Valley can’t wait to inspire your 6th, 7th, & 8th grade students and help them discover the power of their voice. This is an amazing day and an opportunity for young teens to spend with high school leaders who believe in the strength of being drug, alcohol and tobacco free. But this conference is about so much more than drug and alcohol prevention. It’s about leadership, self-confidence and empowering young people to make positive choices that impact their future.

 

Registration Link: http://conta.cc/2hdFSuv

What: 23rd Annual Youth to Youth Middle School Conference
When: March 4, 2017
Where: Castro Valley High School, 19400 Santa Maria Ave., Castro Valley Time: 8:00 A.M. – 10:00 P.M.
Cost: $45 before February 18; $55 after February 18

 

Youth to Youth’s principles are simple:

  • The program is youth driven,
  • Every teen is given the opportunity to take on leadership roles and
  • Each young person is guided in developing assets within themselves.
  • The Youth to Youth model creates opportunities for teens to support each other in decisions
    to be drug free. One of the strongest predictors of adolescent drug use is association with drug using peers. The youth staff simply says that Youth to Youth is about kids helping other kids stay drug free. The conference is an entire day where youth get together, have fun and talk about some really important issues.

 

  • More than 100 high school students will work at the conference, guiding their middle school peers through skits, games, panel discussions and small-group activities. More than 20 workshops will be offered throughout the day. Some of the topics to be covered include building self-esteem, stress reduction, drug and alcohol abuse, positive body image, dating and relationship troubles, self-defense, jazz dancing, art, and communication skills. True stories of teens and substance abuse will be a key element of the conference. There will also be small group discussions, a motivational speaker and a dance at the end of the conference.
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Posted by: District Admin
Published: 1/24/17




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2017-18 TK/Kindergarten Enrollment Timeline

 

New, earlier close to the TK/Kindergarten Enrollment window for the 2017-18 school year:


The TK/Kindergarten enrollment window will be open from January 23 through February 17, 2017. See TK/Kindergarten Specific Information for details.

 

Posted on the TK/Kindergarten Specific Information page of the district website:

  • January 23, 2017: Online Enrollment opens (parents of current TK students do not need to complete the online enrollment application*).
  • January 24-27, 2017: New TK and kindergarten students with siblings at their resident school site - bring your online enrollment application summary and required documents to your resident school site. Current TK students - bring your required documents* to your resident school site (parents of current TK students do not need to complete the online enrollment application).
  • January 30 - February 17, 2017: All new TK and kindergarten students - bring your Online Enrollment summary and required documents to your resident school site. Current TK students - bring your required documents* to your resident school site (parents of current TK students do not need to complete the Online Enrollment application).
  • February 17, 2017Completed enrollment packages must be received and verified by February 17th in order to be included in a lottery should it be necessary at your resident school. Completed enrollment packages are received and verified at your resident school. Enrollment applications received after February 17 are received on a first come first serve basis. 

*Required documents for current TK students:

 

Age Requirements

SRVUSD strictly follows California Education Code on age eligibility for entry to TK and Kindergarten programs.  Please carefully read the age eligibility requirements below.  You must enroll your student in the age appropriate grade level per the guidelines listed below.

 

 

2017-18 School Year

Kindergarten:

Children who turn five years of age on or before September 1, 2017 are eligible to enroll in Kindergarten only. 

Transitional Kindergarten:

If your child turns five years of age on or between September 2, and December 2, 2017, you may only enroll in the TK program.

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Posted by: District Admin
Published: 1/23/17




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parenting conference

The San Ramon Valley Council of PTAs’ annual parent education conference specializes in topics and information related to children in preschool through high school and targets parents, educators and community members. 

 

Saturday, February 25, 2017, 8:00am to 3:00pm

Dougherty Valley High School

 

This year’s conference features a keynote address by Michele Borba, who will be speak on “Empathy: The Best Antidote for Bullying and Lessons for Success in the Digital Age,” and introduce her latest book, UnSelfie, which gives 9 proven and teachable habits to nurture children’s empathy and why developing empathy is key predictor to help kids succeed in our global, digital-driven world. As an expert recognized internationally for her work in bullying prevention and character education, Michele’s work aims to help strengthen children’s character and resilience, build strong families, create compassionate and just school cultures, and reduce peer cruelty. She has appeared on the Today Show, CNN, and The View among others to share her expertise.

 

Your conference registration also includes selection of one morning and one afternoon small-group seminar, continental breakfast and lunch.  Seminar topics include executive functioning, family dynamics, nutrition for healthy sleep and stress reduction, manifesting mindfulness as kindfulness, drug abuse & trends among teens, online safety, raising children with special needs, college planning and funding, tools to guide the gifted child, multicultural parenting, and many others.

 

Conference Event Page   |    Register Now   |     Session Descriptions and Presenter Biographies

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Posted by: District Admin
Published: 1/20/17




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Saturday, January 28th from 9-1:30 p.m.

 

Join us for Imagineering Day as we explore the wonders of STEM! This conference is for students and parents in 4th to 12th grade, and will start with a keynote address from Karen Mendoza, Retail Operations Manager for Nintendo of America, Inc. Breakout sessions include Genes, Animation, Leadership in Social Media, App Development, 3D Printing, Self Driving Cars and much more! For more information, visit: www.srvef.org

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Posted by: District Admin
Published: 1/19/17




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The Human Resources Department publicizes certificated position vacancies through professional organizations, the district’s website, and Ed-Join.  The district participates in numerous teacher recruitment fairs (see below) and will conduct screening interviews during its by-invitation-only "Job Fair" on Saturday, April 15, 2017.

 

Event

Date

Stanislaus State University (Turlock)

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 from 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Contra Costa County Office of Education

Saturday, March 4, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

San Francisco State University

Saturday, March 11, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

University of the Pacific (Stockton)

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Chico State University

Saturday, March 25, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

UC Davis

Saturday, April 1, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Sonoma State University

Friday, April 7, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Alameda County Office of Education

Saturday, May 6, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

 

 

Candidates interested in being considered for available vacancies which occur for the 2017-18 school year must submit an online SRVUSD application through EdJoin with the following attachments:

  • Letter of Intent / Introduction
  • Current Resume
  • Three recent Letters of Recommendation (2 years or less preferred)
  • Copy of valid credential or letter verifying expected completion of program

 

 

SAN RAMON VALLEY UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT JOB FAIR

SATURDAY, April 15, 2017 

Screening interviews will be conducted on Saturday, April 15, 2017 for certificated applicants interested in being considered for positions in the 2017-18 school year.  To be considered for a screening interview, candidates must submit an online application NOW through EdJoin for "Pool" postings for the 2017-18 school year.  Applicants selected to interview will be invited to our job fair by email in late March or early April.

          

Screening Process:

  • Online EdJoin application packet is submitted between Wednesday, February 1, 2017 and Friday, March 17, 2017 to be considered for a screening interview at our Job Fair.
  • Applicants selected for a screening interview will be contacted by Human Resources by email and scheduled for an interview time.  Candidates will be scheduled for interviews between 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Successful applicants will be placed in an eligibility pool and considered as vacancies become available for 2017-18.  Principals will review applications and select candidates from the pool for additional interview(s).
  • Applicants must either be fully credentialed, have completed credential requirements, or be intern eligible before the start of the 2017-18 school year.
  • Applicants must have an authorization to teach English learners or be eligible for such authorization before they commence employment.
  • Applicants must meet NCLB compliance requirements, and if experienced, produce an NCLB compliance certificate before they commence employment.

 

Hiring Process From April Through Fall 2017:

  • Applications will be accepted for vacancies.  Vacancies are posted on the district website and on Ed-Join.
  • Candidates with complete EdJoin applications will be contacted for a position interview.
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Posted by: District Admin
Published: 1/13/17




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The 2017 Student Recognition Project is here! This district-wide competition recognizes and rewards high school students for projects completed outside the normal classroom curriculum. Local community members who are experts in the category fields do all project judging. All projects will receive a letter of recognition, honorable mentions will receive a certificate, and winners will receive a prize, and invitation to the awards breakfast, and a chance to connect with judges.

 

This year, a unique opportunity will be presented to the winners of the arts categories. They will have the chance to have their artwork displayed at the Village Theater in Danville between April 22-May 6, 2016. In addition to that opportunity, the project added three new categories this year: Graphic Design, Leadership, and Engineering. 

 

Register to participate between January 9-February 17 at http://studentrecognition.org/student-entry-registration.


Check out the categories and FAQ’s at www.studentrecognition.org!

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Posted by: District Admin
Published: 1/9/17




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San Ramon Valley Unified School District music programs got a state-of-the-art boost this year thanks to a generous donation from inMusic, Inc., the corporate owner of 13 premiere companies that deliver groundbreaking hardware and software solutions to the music, professional sound and consumer electronics industries.

 

In total, 43 pieces of electronic music equipment have been added to music programs at six middle schools and one high school based on a request for funding through a grant process. The total market value for the equipment is nearly $25,000. The equipment ranges from electronic drum sets, electronic wind instruments, keyboards, DJ equipment and music production equipment. The grant and donations are administered through the San Ramon Valley Education Foundation (SRVEF).

 

The SRVEF and SRVUSD thank the inMusic team and their CEO, Jack O’Donnell who made the donation in honor of Ed and Kathy Chiverton (Jack’s sister).

 

“One of the things that makes the San Ramon Valley Unified School District so special is the support that we receive through the San Ramon Valley Education Foundation, community members and donors.  We thank Mr. O’Donnell and the Chivertons’ for their support and investment in music for our students,” SRVUSD Superintendent Rick Schmitt said.

 

This donation was part of the SRVEF Endowment’s new Music Initiative. In addition to the inMusic grant program, SRVEF funded 17 music instruction grants to enhance the work that is being done at all grade levels.  The SRVEF awarded at least one grant to every school that submitted a grant.

 

The San Ramon Valley Education Foundation is the primary fundraising organization working in partnership with the San Ramon Valley Unified School District to provide financial support and promote public education in our community. Together, with its 33 local school affiliate education and learning fundraising organizations, we collectively raise and donate over $7,000,000 to the SRVUSD each academic year.

 

The SRVEF has relationships with individual donors, local merchants, local service clubs and corporate sponsors and connects their interest in supporting public education with programs that impact children directly among each of the thirty- four elementary, middle and high schools within the SRVUSD.

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Posted by: District Admin
Published: 12/15/16




Audience: Homepage, Alamo Elementary, Bella Vista Elementary School, Bollinger Canyon Elementary, California High School, Charlotte Wood Middle School, Country Club Elementary, Coyote Creek Elementary, Creekside Elementary, Del Amigo High School, Diablo Vista Middle School, Dougherty Valley High School, Gale Ranch Middle School, Golden View Elementary School, Green Valley Elementary, Greenbrook Elementary, Hidden Hills Elementary, Iron Horse Middle School, John Baldwin Elementary, Live Oak Elementary, Los Cerros Middle School, Montair Elementary, Monte Vista High School, Montevideo Elementary, Neil Armstrong Elementary School, Pine Valley Middle School, Quail Run Elementary School, Rancho Romero Elementary, San Ramon Valley High School, Stone Valley Middle School, Sycamore Valley Elementary, Tassajara Hills Elementary School, Twin Creeks Elementary, Venture Independent Study, Vista Grande Elementary School, Walt Disney Elementary School, Windemere Ranch Middle School, ~Demo: Standard School and ~Play San Ramon High School

The Board of Education approved the district's instructional calendar for the 2017-18  school year. Click here to access the calendar. First day of school is Monday, August 14th!

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Published: 12/7/16




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We are excited to announce that San Ramon Valley Unified School District is participating in Speak Up 2016 from November 29th through January 13th! This survey will help us answer questions, such as:

  • How are our students using technology for learning in and out of school?
  • How important are the use of technology to our teachers and parents? What types of technology would our teachers like and how would they use it in the classroom? Do our ideas about technology align with our students’ parents?
  • What are the hot trends in emerging technologies (e.g. mobile devices, online learning, gaming, simulations)?

Speak Up is an online national research project that provides an easy way for students, parents, and educators to participate in our decisions about technology, as well as contribute to the national dialogue about educational technology. Since 2003, Project Tomorrow has collected the viewpoints of over 4 million students, educators and parents – the Speak Up dataset represents the largest collection of authentic feedback from these key educational stakeholders.

As a participant in Speak Up, SRVUSD will receive free, online access to the aggregated results with state and national comparisons, providing us with valuable data that can be used for our strategic planning, professional development and budgeting plans during the school year.

Taking the survey is easy!

Follow these instructions to take the survey:

  1. Visit http://bit.ly/SU16survey.
  2. Select your group (e.g. parents, educators)
  3. Search for your school by entering your zip code or by selecting California and selecting your school’s name from the list.
  4. Read the instructions and begin the survey.

Please note that students in grades 4, 8 and 10 will take the survey in class. Thank you for your participation.

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Posted by: District Admin
Published: 12/1/16




Audience: Homepage, Alamo Elementary, Bella Vista Elementary School, Bollinger Canyon Elementary, California High School, Charlotte Wood Middle School, Country Club Elementary, Coyote Creek Elementary, Creekside Elementary, Del Amigo High School, Diablo Vista Middle School, Dougherty Valley High School, Gale Ranch Middle School, Golden View Elementary School, Green Valley Elementary, Greenbrook Elementary, Hidden Hills Elementary, Iron Horse Middle School, John Baldwin Elementary, Live Oak Elementary, Los Cerros Middle School, Montair Elementary, Monte Vista High School, Montevideo Elementary, Neil Armstrong Elementary School, Pine Valley Middle School, Quail Run Elementary School, Rancho Romero Elementary, San Ramon Valley High School, Stone Valley Middle School, Sycamore Valley Elementary, Tassajara Hills Elementary School, Twin Creeks Elementary, Venture Independent Study, Vista Grande Elementary School, Walt Disney Elementary School, Windemere Ranch Middle School, ~Demo: Standard School and ~Play San Ramon High School

The San Ramon Valley Unified School District (SRVUSD) Board of Education is seeking members for the Facilities Oversight and Advisory Committee (FOAC). Through this committee, the community as a whole is able to participate in the process of reviewing school facilities and of planning for the future. A key priority for the committee will be to provide advice to the Board, the Superintendent, and senior district management on current and future facilities issues affecting SRVUSD and their impact on education.

 

Committee Responsibilities

  1. Provide oversight of Measure D facilities bond projects and expenditures;
  2. Review current and future SRVUSD facilities and master plans and provide recommendations to the Board and district management on the priority of implementation;
  3. Review financial and performance audits and submit an annual report to the Board of Education;
  4. Review and provide recommendations related to district standards and long term maintenance;
  5. Review and provide recommendations on the development of a comprehensive list of facilities priorities that would require additional revenue sources;
  6. Review and recommend solutions for the proper protection of the community’s investment in maintaining school facilities.

FOAC Composition

The FOAC consists of at least seven (7) board-appointed members to serve for a term of at least two (2) years, without compensation, and for no more than three (3) consecutive terms. The membership will reflect the SRVUSD community. Education Code requires that representation on such a committee must include the following:

  • A member who is active in a business organization within the San Ramon Valley Unified School District;
  • A member active in a senior citizen’s organization;
  • A member active in a bona fide taxpayers association;
  • A parent/guardian of a child currently enrolled in SRVUSD and active member of a parent/teacher organization such as PTA or school site council.

Meetings

The FOAC shall meet a minimum of four (4) times each year.

Applications are available HERE or at the School District Office, 699 Old Orchard Drive in Danville.

 

Deadline to submit applications is December 12, 2016.

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Published: 11/17/16




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The San Ramon Valley Education Foundation (SRVEF) announced that they have funded 65 general and 17 music grants totaling nearly $138,000 thanks to the community’s support of the annual Run for Education, the San Ramon Rotary Club’s online auction, the Imagineering Program and the SRVEF Endowment Committee’s Night with the Stars fundraisers.

 

"Our education community continues to raise the bar by incubating new learning approaches and each year SRVEF sees the fruits of their labor through their innovative grant requests," said Colin Zink, President of the San Ramon Valley Education Foundation. "We are pleased to award 25 more grants and a 36 percent investment increase this year, including a new music category funded by our endowment committee."

 

Every San Ramon Valley Unified School District (SRVUSD) school that submitted an application is receiving at least one grant. The Foundation received 162 general and 19 music grant requests totaling nearly $340,000. A committee of SRVEF Board Members read each application and scored them on merit without knowing which school or individual had submitted the requests.

 

Through the grant application process, SRVEF recognized the district-wide interest in computers and tablets and is now working on a possible technology initiative to help meet these needs in a coordinated and equitable way. As a result, grant proposals for computers and tablets were not funded and have been set aside for future consideration. SRVEF’s hope is to work together with district administration and school foundation affiliates to help fund the need for more computer-type devices in SRVUSD schools.

 

Please see the table below for results. Any questions can be directed to grants@srvef.org.

Grant Title

Primary author's name

School affiliation

Grant award

"All Hands On Deck"

Terri Knight

Twin Creeks Elementary

$500.00

"Orff" Tuned Percussion

Sarah Rick

Green Valley Elementary

$2,905.00

Are You Like Me--Am I Like You?

Adrienne Casebeer

Twin Creeks Elementary

$1,800.00

Books for Every Student

Emily Gomes

Country Club Elementary

$1,138.51

Bringing the Roots of American Jazz to SRVUSD

Nancy Raaum

Alamo Elementary School

$1,000.00

Building Communication Between Parents and Toddlers with Special Needs

Naomi Murphy

SRVUSD infant toddler Early Start

$1,000.00

Buying Bottom Brass to Build a Better Balanced Band!

Ben Loomer

Stone Valley Middle School

$1,654.96

Character Counts

Ondi Tricaso

Montair Elementary

$2,000.00

Choldenko Author Visit

Sherri Wright

Hidden Hills Elementary

$1,500.00

Chorus Class at Montevideo

Eileen Hock

Montevideo Elementary

$1591.87

Coding with Robotics

Chris Faidley

Gale Ranch Middle School

$2,500.00

Culinary Arts Program - Stone Valley Middle School

Judith Kerns

Stone Valley Middle School

$1,800.00

Del Amigo 16-17 Get Them Reading

Jon Sawyer

Del Amigo High School

$2,500.00

Delivering Independence

Noralyn Giles

Del Amigo High School

$2,500.00

Digital Data Collection

Hitu Saksena

Diablo Vista Middle School

$2,500.00

District Music Grant

Kellie Hoover

SRVUSD

$10,000.00

Don't Forget the "A" in Steam

Shawn Wells

Bollinger Canyon Elementary

$3,000.00

DVHS Clean Up with Coffee

David Offerman

Dougherty Valley Elementary

$1,000.00

DVMS STEM Club 2016-2017

Regina Yang

Diablo Vista Middle School

$1,800.00

EMC2: Elementary Engineering Minds Collaborating and Creating with LegoWeDo2.0

Ursula M. Sexton

Montevideo Elementary

$2,500.00

Empowered Readers

Debbie Davis

Golden View Elementary

$2,500.00

Engaged World Learners

Cheri Eplin

Greenbrook Elementary

$600.00

Engineering in Elementary

Lisa Sawires

Walt Disney Elementary

$2,200.00

Engineering in Elementary School

Teresa Pierce

John Baldwin Elementary

$2,450.00

Enriching NGSS in the Third Grade Classroom

Sarah Ferlazzo

Golden View Elementary

$2,476.44

Finale Music Writing Software

Cheryl Yee Glass

San Ramon Valley High

$400.00

Flexible Classrooms: Providing the Learning Environment That Kids Need

Eva Kowalewicz

Green Valley & Live Oak elementary schools

$2,500.00

Flexible Seating for First Graders

Christine Hall

Greenbrook Elementary

$840.00

Fourth Graders Love Graphic Novels

Katie Robinson

Green Valley Elementary

$300.00

Full STEAM ahead with Lego Robotics

Rose Tishler

Country Club Elementary

$2,244.32

Funding to Start a FIRST Tech Challenge Team

Chris van Wolbeck

San Ramon Valley High

$2,500.00

Gathering Drum

Suzanne Thomas

Quail Run Elementary

$500.00

Genre Specific Literature Circles

Taylor Mulholland

Pine Valley Middle School

$850.00

Getting AVID With It!

Erin Foley

Charlotte Wood Middle

$750.00

Heckenlively High-Altitude Academy

Kent Heckenlively

Gale Ranch Middle School

$1,200.00

High Interest Non-Fiction Mentor Texts

Kristine Blechman

Charlotte Wood Middle

$100.00

Is Change Possible?

Ruth Dyrness

Diablo Vista Middle School

$1,320.00

It's Massive!

Joell Marchese

Pine Valley Middle School

$2,473.15

Jim Papoulis Student Songwriting Workshop

Nancy Raaum

Alamo Elementary

$1,000.00

Jim Papoulis Student Songwriting Workshop

Mariane Randall

Sycamore Elementary

$1,000.00

Jim Papoulis Student Songwriting Workshop

Alicia Smith

Creekside Elementary

$1,000.00

Jim Papoulis Student Songwriting Workshop

Suzanne Thomas

Quail Run Elementary

$1,000.00

Jim Papoulis Student Songwriting Workshop for Rancho Romero School

Helen Town

Rancho Romero and Walt Disney elementary schools

$1,000.00

Jim Papoulis Student Songwriting Workshop for Walt Disney Elementary School

Helen Town

Walt Disney and Rancho Romero elementary schools

$1,000.00

Jim Papoulis Visit

Sherri Wright

Hidden Hills Elementary

$1,000.00

Kindergarten Playground Equipment

Kim Kraft

Rancho Romero Elementary

$1,500.00

Knock Knock. Who's there? STEAM. STEAM Who?   STEAM me up with Picasso

Lynne Ertola

Tassajara Hills Elementary

$1,900.00

Learning Takes Off with Mini Airborne Drones

Cecilia Brear

Los Cerros Middle School

$1,791.93

Library of Children's books in Spanish

Ana Rea

San Ramon Valley High

$500.00

Literacy in the Kinder Class

Tori Ostrom

Bella Vista Elementary

$1,400.00

Maker Space To Go

Gerri Peterson

Pine Valley Middle School

$1,200.00

Making It in Middle School

Wendy Cunningham

Charlotte Wood Middle

$1,000.00

Math Support for Resource Students

Melanie Mearns

Charlotte Wood Middle

$299.00

Meet All Students Needs

Celeste Granger

Bella Vista Elementary

$724.84

Neil Armstrong Chorus Music Grant

Lorna Monteith

Neil Armstrong Elementary

$3,000.00

Percussion Instruments

Gail Trenerry

Quail Run Elementary

$1,250.00

Portable monitor system

Helen Town

Walt Disney Elementary

$1,500.00

PRINCIPAL'S DISCRETIONARY

 

Iron Horse Middle School

$2,000.00

PRINCIPAL'S DISCRETIONARY

 

Coyote Creek Elementary

$2,000.00

PRINCIPAL'S DISCRETIONARY

 

Vista Grande Elementary

$2,000.00

Programming for Beginners

Allison Adams

Twin Creeks Elementary

$1,450.00

Projector Grant

Mariane Randall

Sycamore Elementary

$2,000.00

Quail Run Students Lead the Way!

Mimi Quan

Quail Run Elementary

$2,460.00

Rising Sea Levels - What's the Big Deal?

Barbara Weisbrod

Diablo Vista Middle School

$2,050.66

RoboPlay to RoboLearn

Rae Anne Crandall

Los Cerros Middle School

$1,927.63

San Ramon Library Teen Collaborative Space

Nicole Blazin

City of San Ramon

$1,500.00

Saving the World - One Design at a Time

Julie Garrahan

Los Cerros Middle School

$375.00

Sensory Room

Jessica Rishwain

Pine Valley Middle School

$1,500.00

Sincerely Yours

Karen Clark

Rancho Romero Elementary

$500.00

Spatial FUN: Families Under the Nightly Sky Planetarium

Ursula M. Sexton

Montevideo Elementary

$2,475.00

STEM in Kindergarten!

Renee Pipitone

Bella Vista Elementary

$1,560.85

String Instruments Needed

Gail Trenerry

Live Oak Elementary

$2,414.00

Tennis for one, Tennis for all!

Michelle McConnell

Creekside Elementary

$1,224.97

The Microscopic World

Valerie Lauer

Montair Elementary

$792.00

Twin Creeks Friendship Circle

Christine Tyshing

Twin Creeks Elementary

$1,500.00

VEX IQ Kits for DVHS Robotics Summer Camp

Vela Rajesh

Dougherty Valley High School

$2,494.85

Virtual Reality in the Classroom

Azine Davoudzadeh

Gale Ranch Elementary

$2,500.00

Vocational Training

Christine Niemoeller

California High School

$2,224.60

Wiggles Are Okay

Monina Salazar

SRVUSD Intervention

$2,500.00

Womens’ Sports

Doug VanderHorst

Dougherty Valley High

$1,500.00

WRMS Drama Microphones

Susan Warner

Windemere Ranch Middle

$2,322.90

Xylophones for 2nd Grade

Shiva Samini

Live Oak Elementary

$500.00

 

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Posted by: Elizabeth Graswich
Published: 11/3/16




Audience: Homepage, Alamo Elementary, Bella Vista Elementary School, Bollinger Canyon Elementary, Country Club Elementary, Coyote Creek Elementary, Creekside Elementary, Golden View Elementary School, Green Valley Elementary, Greenbrook Elementary, Hidden Hills Elementary, John Baldwin Elementary, Live Oak Elementary, Montair Elementary, Montevideo Elementary, Neil Armstrong Elementary School, Quail Run Elementary School, Rancho Romero Elementary, Sycamore Valley Elementary, Tassajara Hills Elementary School, Vista Grande Elementary School and Walt Disney Elementary School

The 13th Annual Storybook Contest is here! Check online at www.street-smarts.com or with your local elementary school, library or community center for official entry form and story.

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Posted by: District Admin, District Admin, San Ramon Valley Unified School District
Published: 10/19/16




Audience: Homepage, Alamo Elementary, Bella Vista Elementary School, Bollinger Canyon Elementary, California High School, Charlotte Wood Middle School, Country Club Elementary, Coyote Creek Elementary, Creekside Elementary, Del Amigo High School, Diablo Vista Middle School, Dougherty Valley High School, Gale Ranch Middle School, Golden View Elementary School, Green Valley Elementary, Greenbrook Elementary, Hidden Hills Elementary, Iron Horse Middle School, John Baldwin Elementary, Live Oak Elementary, Los Cerros Middle School, Montair Elementary, Monte Vista High School, Montevideo Elementary, Neil Armstrong Elementary School, Pine Valley Middle School, Quail Run Elementary School, Rancho Romero Elementary, San Ramon Valley High School, Stone Valley Middle School, Sycamore Valley Elementary, Tassajara Hills Elementary School, Twin Creeks Elementary, Venture Independent Study, Vista Grande Elementary School, Walt Disney Elementary School, Windemere Ranch Middle School, ~Demo: Standard School and ~Play San Ramon High School


 

Register for the San Ramon Valley Education Foundation Run for Education!
 

Register here

 

We need 3,000 more runners to reach our District goal!

 

Can't attend the run? Register as a virtual runner!

 

Support the cause and you will get:

  • Our awesome long sleeve run t-shirt!
  • A medal if you are running the 10k!
  • Credit (money) for your school!

Thank you for your continued support of SRVUSD schools!

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Posted by: District Admin, District Admin, San Ramon Valley Unified School District
Published: 10/10/16




Audience: Homepage



Kindergarten Readiness Information Night 

 

Kindergarten has dramatically changed over the past five years. With the introduction of Common Core Standards, children are being asked to do more academically.  The continuum of language arts, math, science and history/social science standards begin in Kindergarten.  As parents we want you to understand exactly what these expectations are.  Please come to an orientation meeting for parents where a panel of teachers and curriculum experts will discuss the kindergarten curriculum and readiness. All are welcome to attend either session.

 

Age eligibility for Kindergarten:  Your child must be five on or before September 1st 2017.

 

Kindergarten Readiness

For Residents of

Alamo and Danville

Kindergarten Readiness

For Residents of

San Ramon

January 18, 2017

6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

San Ramon Valley High School

Performing Arts Center (PAC)

 

501 Danville Blvd., Danville

 

January 19, 2017

6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

California High School

Theatre

 

9870 Broadmoor Drive, San Ramon

 

 

Transitional Kindergarten Information Night

 

Students born between September 2nd – December 2nd are no longer eligible for Kindergarten.

 Students falling between these dates are Transitional Kindergarten eligible only.

 

We invite you to an informational meeting to discuss the Transitional Kindergarten program for your children. Transitional Kindergarten is the “first of a two-year Kindergarten program” using a modified kindergarten curriculum that is age and developmentally appropriate.  In addition this unique program prepares students for the rigor of the Kindergarten Common Core Curriculum.  Teachers and administrators will discuss the transitional kindergarten curriculum and the benefits of this program.  All are welcome to attend either session.

Transitional Kindergarten Information

Transitional Kindergarten Information

December 15, 2016

6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Green Valley Elementary School

Multi-Purpose Room

 

1001 Diablo Road, Danville

December 14, 2016

6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Coyote Creek Elementary School

Multi-Purpose Room

 

8700 N. Gale Ridge Road, San Ramon

 

Information regarding enrollment can be found at http://www.srvusd.net/edservices/enrollyourchild

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Posted by: District Admin
Published: 10/6/16




Audience: Homepage, Alamo Elementary, Bella Vista Elementary School, Bollinger Canyon Elementary, California High School, Charlotte Wood Middle School, Country Club Elementary, Coyote Creek Elementary, Creekside Elementary, Del Amigo High School, Diablo Vista Middle School, Dougherty Valley High School, Gale Ranch Middle School, Golden View Elementary School, Green Valley Elementary, Greenbrook Elementary, Hidden Hills Elementary, Iron Horse Middle School, John Baldwin Elementary, Live Oak Elementary, Los Cerros Middle School, Montair Elementary, Monte Vista High School, Montevideo Elementary, Neil Armstrong Elementary School, Pine Valley Middle School, Quail Run Elementary School, Rancho Romero Elementary, San Ramon Valley High School, Stone Valley Middle School, Sycamore Valley Elementary, Tassajara Hills Elementary School, Twin Creeks Elementary, Venture Independent Study, Vista Grande Elementary School, Walt Disney Elementary School, Windemere Ranch Middle School, ~Demo: Standard School and ~Play San Ramon High School

Meet San Ramon Valley Unified School District’s new Superintendent Rick Schmitt at our “Coffee with the Superintendent”. At this coffee, the Superintendent will share a little about his priorities, the District’s “Framework for Excellence” and his philosophy.  What Mr. Schmitt most appreciates is hearing from parents and one of his priorities is two-way communication. He always walks away from these meetings having learned new, interesting and important information.

 

The Superintendent will be meeting with every school parent community this fall. If you can’t make this event, check out details of other meetings listed at http://www.srvusd.net/coffeeswithsupt.

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Posted by: District Admin, District Admin, San Ramon Valley Unified School District
Published: 9/29/16




Audience: Homepage

Ask Questions Get Answers

 

San Ramon Valley Unified School District College Night 2016

 

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Dougherty Valley High School 10550 Albion Way, San Ramon, CA 94582

 

College Night is designed to educate you on the many higher education opportunities available to students. Representatives from over 135 colleges, universities, vocational schools and military academies will be on hand to answer questions and distribute literature. All students and parents are invited to attend.

 

We have two special parent presentations to choose from this year:

 

“The Collegiate Athlete” (Library)

 

or

 

“Exploring Community College Options”

Learn about Associate Degrees, Career Technical Education (CTE,)Transfer Options and More (Performing Arts Center)

 

(Each presentation will be from 7-8 p.m.)

 

This 29th Annual College Night is brought to you through the combined efforts of the San Ramon Valley Unified School District and the Academic Boosters from California, Dougherty Valley, Monte Vista and San Ramon Valley High Schools.

Participant RSVP is NOT required.

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For more information contact your high school’s College & Career Center:

 

Students: How to make the most out of attending College Night!!

 

Questions to ask yourself before you attend College Night

Prior to college night, ask yourself “Why do I want to go to college in the first place?” This may sound basic, but you’ll be surprised how difficult this question might be for you to answer in the beginning. Consider sitting down with your parent(s) and discussing some factors or features they might be looking for in a college for you.  Do you have the same thoughts? During this discussion, be sure to talk about budget and location to help understand your options. In addition, think about your skills and interests, and identify potential majors that fit your current personality and lifestyle. Use the tools in Naviance and your College & Career Center to help you start defining your strengths and explore college possibilities. Use Naviance to help build your profiles and college searches.

 

Get a list started

Once you have identified a list of 15 or so “very likely” and “maybe” schools, find out which colleges and universities will be represented at the fair. You can expect to see approximately 135 or so colleges represented at our college fair.

 

Be organized and have a plan in place before you attend. This will make the evening a more pleasant experience for you (and your parent), and will keep you focused. With 135+ colleges it is easy to feel overwhelmed. Planning ahead will keep you sane!

 

Make some labels

Include the following information on a label: Name, Address, Phone number, Date of High School Graduation, Name of High School, Email, Major interest (if you have one), Sport of interest (if you have one), and along with your current GPA and SAT/ACT test scores (if you want). This makes visiting different tables a lot easier when you can have more time to talk to the college representative and just put a sticker on an interest card.

 

Bring a bag

You will be gathering materials of all shapes and sizes and a bag will help.

 

Student driven

Students should guide their parents through the event. Don’t let them lead you!  Stop at college tables that might not be on your list if they look interesting, but try to stay focused so you get the information you need to assist you with the college application/research process.

 

What should you pick up from the table?

Students should try to get the following information: View book, application information, and information on specific majors, financial aid information and the representative’s business card for future reference. Be sure to ask about summer programs for high school students as these are great ways to learn about a college campus.

 

What can your parents do at College Night?

We will be having two speakers: one to talk about “The Collegiate Athlete” and one to talk about the Exploring Community College Options: Learn about Associate Degrees, Certificates, Transfer Options and more”… See flyer for details.

 

What should you do after College Night is over?

In the few days after the event take time to sort through the materials that you gathered from the evening. Save business cards from representatives in case you need to email questions that you might have.  Set up a favorite list within your Naviance account (“Colleges I am thinking about”). You can also watch for when the colleges that you are interested in might be visiting your high school campus and sign up to attend those visits through Naviance (using your school’s procedure).

 

Note for Parents: You can assist your student by encouraging him/her to begin the exploration process EARLY! Be ready to discuss potential college (post high school) options, including finances. Encourage your student to do some self- reflection regarding his/her plans after high school to enable him/her to find a “right fit” college or post high school experience. Rev. 9/1/15

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Posted by: District Admin
Published: 8/26/16




Audience: Homepage

San Ramon Valley Unified School District (SRVUSD) students showed significant increases in both English Language Arts (ELA) and mathematics according to the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) released this week. The scores demonstrate growth at various grades levels but of particular note was the 11th grade results where scores grew by 6 points in mathematics and 5 points in ELA from the previous school year.

 

“We are especially proud of the gains we achieved in math.  When the results of the first CAASPP administration were released, we recognized that there was a significant discrepancy between how our students performed on English Language Arts as opposed to mathematics,” SRVUSD Superintendent Rick Schmitt said. “We made a concerted effort to focus on math in 2015-2016 in terms of professional development for our administrators and our teachers, implementing interventions for our students and providing multiple opportunities for student success.”

 

Last school year, the San Ramon Valley Education Foundation granted a generous donation to supplement professional development in the area of mathematics for all K-12 teachers across the District. This grant will also enable the District to continue its partnership with Silicon Valley Math Initiative and to work with Stanford University Mathematics professor, Jo Boaler.

 

This year marks the second administration of the CAASPP, which replaced the Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) system.  The CAASPP is more rigorous than the STAR and focuses on college and career readiness.  Unlike STAR, CAASPP is a computer-based assessment that measures students’ cognitive skills such as critical thinking and the ability to synthesize information from a variety of sources.  In addition, the CAASPP is aligned with the new SAT and ACT assessments.  Performing well on CAASPP is an indicator of success on the SAT and ACT.

 

“The credit for our District’s continued improvement goes to many stakeholders,” Schmitt said.  “First, our amazing teaching staff has done a remarkable job in transitioning to the new California State Standards.  They have embraced the changes in both curriculum and instructional strategies.  Next, the overwhelming involvement and support we have received from our parent community as we have implemented new standards has been instrumental in the success of our students. Finally, our remarkable students work hard each and every day and take advantage of every opportunity to learn and grow.”

 

California provides a dedicated Web site, http://caaspp.cde.ca.gov, where parents and the public can view and compare aggregated results among schools, districts, and counties along with statewide results.

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Posted by: District Admin
Published: 8/24/16




Audience: Homepage

The deadline for grants to fund programs that support students in the San Ramon Valley is quickly approaching. This year’s San Ramon Valley Education Foundation (SRVEF) grant application window closes on Monday, September 12, 2016.

 

Each year, the SRVEF funds over 50 grants to educators and community members interested in supporting education in the San Ramon Valley Unified School District.  Grants will be funded up to $2,500.  New this year, the San Ramon Valley Education Endowment is offering classroom music grants funded up to $2,500.

 

Those interested in applying for a grant are invited to attend a grant writing workshop on Wednesday, August 31 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Professional Development Center at Los Cerros Middle School (968 Blemer Road, Danville).

 

For more information and the grant application can be found at http://www.srvef.org/OurImpact/Grants.aspx 

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Posted by: District Admin
Published: 8/23/16




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This fall, the San Ramon Valley Unified School District will implement a new curriculum called "Childhelp Speak Up Be Safe” for 1st through 6th grade. This is a research-based, comprehensive child abuse and bullying prevention education curriculum that has been used nationwide to teach students the skills they need to play a significant role in the prevention or interruption of abuse and bullying.  The implementation follows a successful pilot last year at several SRVUSD schools.

 

This new program is part of our ongoing efforts to help ensure the safety of our students. Childhelp Speak Up Be Safe covers topics such as child abuse, bullying/cyber bullying, sexual harassment and technology safety, all at an age-appropriate level.  It is offered through the Child Abuse Prevention Council of Contra Costa County.

 

The curriculum will involve two safety lessons facilitated in each classroom. Follow-up activities are administered by teachers to reinforce the lessons' content. Take-home educational materials are emailed home and distributed to students to share with parents and caregivers and to encourage discussion on these important topics.

 

You will have an opportunity to learn more about this curriculum and speak to the SRVUSD and Child Abuse Prevention Council staff at two meetings in August:

 

August 25

6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Gale Ranch Middle School

6400 Main Branch Road, San Ramon

August 29

6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Charlotte Wood Middle School

600 El Capitan Drive, Danville

             

 

The SUBS curriculum is available for viewing in the district and school offices, and summaries of the lessons can be found at the Child Abuse Prevention Council’s website at https://www.capc-coco.org/childhelp-speak-up-be-safe.html.

 

For more information about the curriculum, please contact Carol Shenon, Child Safety Awareness Coordinator, Child Abuse Prevention Council of Contra Costa County at capccarols@gmail.com .

 

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Posted by: District Admin
Published: 8/11/16




Audience: Homepage

The San Ramon Valley Unified School District wants everyone to get off on the right foot this school year with a reminder about the importance of online reputations -- often referred to as your Digital Footprint. This term is used because every time you click in the Internet you are leaving a permanent and public trace, trail or footprint online.

 

In today’s digital world, all of us our creating a digital footprint whether we are posting images on social media, commenting on online news stories, register for something, watch an online video or send an email.

 

Over the next year, the SRVUSD Digital Citizenship Committee will work with staff, students and parents through newsletter articles, social media, the classroom and other communications to help everyone learn how to leave behind a positive footprint rather than a negative one.

 

Stay tuned for updates and don’t forget to “Think Before You Click.”


More information can be found at www.digitalsrvusd.net.

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Posted by: District Admin
Published: 8/11/16




Audience: Homepage

On Tuesday, June 28, 2016, the SRVUSD Board of Education adopted the 2016-2019 Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP).

 

The District has done significant work to engage stakeholders in the LCAP process beginning with a survey of parents, staff, students and community.  The LCAP Stakeholder Committee comprised of teachers, classified staff, bargaining unit representatives, parents, Board members, and site and District administrators met repeatedly from fall 2015 through spring 2016 to analyze the existing LCAP and all available data.  This effort culminated in recommended LCAP adjustments which were reviewed with multiple Parent Advisory Committees and other stakeholder groups through various meetings and presentations.  The revised LCAP was then posted on the District website and public review and comments were solicited.

 

Through the analysis of data and robust conversations with stakeholders, the 2016-2019 LCAP was developed to build upon the successful work outlined in previous LCAPs. For the 2016-2017 school year and the following two years, the changes put in place further develop the initiatives that have been successful at advancing student outcomes

 

To find out more about the process and view the LCAP click here.

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Posted by: Elizabeth Graswich
Published: 6/29/16




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

As you head into the summer, get an early start on the upcoming school year by enrolling in or updating your volunteer status through the San Ramon Valley Unified’s online Volunteer Management system.

Need to change schools, add a school, or a volunteer activity? It’s easy!  Just take the following steps:

  1. Login to your VMS account at https://www.beamentor.org/login
  2. Select the “My Activities” tab on the left hand side of the screen.
  3. Follow the instructions at the top of the page in the blue box.
  4. Deactivate activities from your previous school.

Haven’t signed up yet? Learn more about the three levels of clearance at http://www.srvusd.net/volunteers and sign-up by clicking here.

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Posted by: District Admin
Published: 6/22/16




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Each fall, San Ramon Valley Unified parents are asked to complete an online “Annual Update” to verify household and emergency contact information and complete the annual release acknowledgement and permission requirements.

 

For the 2016-2017 school year, to assist the online program in running smoothly, the parent portal will open on a different day in August for each high school and its feeder middle and elementary schools. Please note: parents do not need to fill out the annual update on the day that the portal opens. Parents will have until September 30, 2016, to fill out the information.

 

Parents will receive a message in their Parent Portal “In Box” with a link to begin the Annual Update process on the following dates:

 

Tuesday, August 2: Monte Vista High School, Los Cerros Middle School, Diablo Vista Middle School, Vista Grande Elementary, Green Valley Elementary, Sycamore Elementary School, Tassajara Hills Elementary, Creekside Elementary

 

Wednesday, August 3: San Ramon Valley High School,  Del Amigo High School, Venture School, Stone Valley Middle School, Charlotte Wood Middle School, Alamo Elementary, Rancho Romero Elementary, Montair Elementary, John Baldwin Elementary and Greenbrook Elementary

 

Thursday, August 4: Dougherty Valley High School, Windemere Ranch Middle School, Gale Ranch Middle School, Bella Vista Elementary, Hidden Hills Elementary, Live Oak Elementary, Quail Run Elementary, Coyote Creek Elementary

 

Friday, August 5: California High School, Iron Horse Middle School, Pine Valley Middle School, Golden View Elementary, Twin Creeks Elementary, Bollinger Canyon Elementary, Montevideo Elementary, Walt Disney Elementary, Neil Armstrong Elementary and Country Club Elementary

 

For more information, please check out our FAQ.

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Posted by: District Admin
Published: 6/3/16




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The San Ramon Valley Education Foundation is expanding its highly popular Imagineering enrichment classes with summer offerings!

 

Imagineering classes offer students hands-on opportunities to be introduced to engaging STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) lessons that introduce students to 21st century science, math and technology disciplines. It is also the only multi-disciplined program taught entirely by San Ramon Valley Unified School District staff.

 

Class offerings include interesting topics such as forensic science, 3D printing, robotics and biotechnology.

 

The classes range from 4-12 hours and are offered at various SRVUSD schools in June and July. The classes are available for students who will enter 4th through 7th grade in the fall of 2016.

 

To learn more about the classes and register visit http://www.srvef.org/what-we-do/overview.

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Posted by: District Admin
Published: 6/3/16




Audience: Homepage

On Tuesday, May 24, 2016, the San Ramon Valley Unified School District’s (SRVUSD) Board of Education appointed Rick Schmitt as the District’s new superintendent, effective July 1, 2016. Mr. Schmitt will lead the District following Superintendent Mary Shelton’s retirement at the end of June.

“Rick Schmitt brings vision and focus, years of experience and a passion for creating an educational environment in which students and staff can achieve their greatest potential,” SRVUSD Board President Greg Marvel said. “Under Rick’s leadership, our students, staff, parents and community can look forward to the continued educational excellence and visionary leadership that has led to the San Ramon Valley Unified School District’s reputation as an outstanding destination district.”

 

Rick Schmitt .jpgMr. Schmitt was selected as the finalist from an outstanding field of candidates.  The Board and members of the SRVUSD community conducted a site visit to San Dieguito Union High School District on May 2.  Following a positive site visit, the Board took action at their May 3 Board meeting to make an offer of employment to Mr. Schmitt.  On May 24, Board members and Mr. Schmitt signed the contract in open session.

 

“I am humbled, flattered and extremely grateful for this opportunity,” Mr. Schmitt said. “I would like to thank the Board of Education for trusting me to lead this incredible school district. I would also like to give congratulations to San Ramon Valley Unified students, staff and parents for having the Bay Area’s highest graduation rate, according to the latest release from the California Department of Education. July cannot come soon enough for me! I look forward to beginning my work in the San Ramon Valley community.”

 

Mr. Schmitt is currently the Superintendent of the San Dieguito Union High School District (SDUHSD), which covers multiple cities in north-coastal San Diego County.  He began his career teaching history, economics, government, AP Economics, AP Government and AP U.S. History in a variety of schools.  Upon earning his master’s degree and administrative credential, he became a Vice Principal at Granada High School in Livermore, and then later was appointed Principal at East Avenue Middle School in Livermore.

 

Wanting to be closer to his aging parents was the impetus for a move to San Diego where he was Principal of Coronado High School for four years beginning in 1999.  In 2003, he joined the San Dieguito Union High School District as Principal of Torrey Pines High School.  He served as Associate Superintendent of Educational Services for six years providing district-wide leadership in curriculum, instruction, and assessment for the highest performing district in San Diego County, supervising pupil services, Special Education and Technology. In 2012, Mr. Schmitt was promoted to Deputy Superintendent, when his responsibilities were expanded to include district budget and general obligation bond planning and certificated and classified staffing.  In 2013, he became Superintendent.

 

Mr. Schmitt and his wife Lyssa, who owns a home staging business, will relocate to the San Ramon Valley from San Diego.  They have two children – a son 27, who is an engineer for Illumina in San Diego, and a daughter, 25 who is a Project Manager for Forefront in New York City.

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Published: 5/25/16




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The construction of Stone Valley Middle School is officially under way following an official groundbreaking celebration on May 12, 2016. San Ramon Valley Unified School District Board President Greg Marvel and Superintendent Mary Shelton were joined by Contra Costa County Supervisor Candace Andersen and Stone Valley Middle School Principal Jon Campopiano in turning the first shovels of dirt on the construction zone.

 

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“This is a much-needed project that will completely transform the learning environment for Stone Valley Middle School students, teachers and staff,” said SRVUSD Superintendent Mary Shelton. “We are grateful that our voters supported this project through the passage of the Measure D facilities bond.”

 

School board members, community members, students, parents and staff joined in the celebration of a project that will completely transform an aging campus into a 21st century learning environment. The campus includes the complete replacement of the majority of the classrooms with modern science labs, elective class spaces, a music room, access to technology and a commons area where students can gather in a safe environment.

 

“This is community that deserves the best and thanks to the collaborative efforts of San Ramon Valley Unified School District and our community, our students will have a beautiful, innovative and 21st Century Learning Environment,” said SVMS Principal Jon Campopiano. “The Stone Valley Middle School Campus will ensure that all students will have the facilities, technology and support they need to be successful.  Thank you to all who made this happen. Go Pride!"

 

The project is estimated to cost $37.5 million and is funded by the $260 million Measure D Facilities Bond, which was passed by voters in 2012.  During the construction, 24 temporary portable classrooms have been placed on a portion of the playfield. Construction is scheduled to be completed in time for the opening of the 2017-2018 school year.

 

Stone Valley Middle School was originally built as a K-8 school in 1959 on 9.9 acres. Today, the school serves about 600 students in grades 6-8.

 

For more information about all Measure D funded projects visit www.buildsrvschools.org. Community members with questions about this project can email Facilities@srvusd.net.

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Posted by: District Admin
Published: 5/16/16




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On May 3, 2016, the SRVUSD Board of Education approved a revised Board Policy, Administrative Regulation, and fee schedule for Facility Use.  The new fee schedule will become effective on August 15, 2016. The Administrative Regulation has been updated with a "Priority of Use Schedule."  These documents can be found by clicking here.

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Published: 5/13/16




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The San Ramon Valley Unified School District (SRVUSD) is seeking input on the draft 2016-2019 Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP). This three-year plan describes the District’s goals, actions services and expenditures that support student growth based on input from staff, parents and community members.

 

SRVUSD has done significant work to engage stakeholders in the LCAP process. The draft LCAP has been presented to the District Parent Advisory Committee, English Learner Parent Advisory Committee, Principals and the Special Needs Parent Advisory Committee.  The feedback collected during these presentations has been captured, evaluated and responded to in writing. 

 

Through the analysis of data and robust conversations with stakeholders, the 2016-2019 LCAP was developed to build upon the successful work outlined in previous LCAPs. For the 2016-2017 school year and the following two years, the changes put in place further develop the initiatives that have been successful at advancing student outcomes. 

 

To view the 2016-2019 SRVUSD draft LCAP please click here.

 

To learn more about the LCAP and see previous years’ LCAPs, click here.

 

To provide feedback on the draft LCAP, please email LCAP@srvusd.net

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Posted by: District Admin
Published: 5/12/16




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On April 19, 2016, San Ramon Valley Unified School District’s Board of Education unanimously approved staff’s recommendation to modify the Twin Creeks Elementary School boundary by assigning the Park Central residential development to Golden View Elementary School.  The board also approved staff’s recommendation to allow students who reside in the Park Central development, currently attending Twin Creeks Elementary School, be allowed to continue at Twin Creeks.  In addition, siblings of currently enrolled students would also be allowed to attend Twin Creeks.

 

Should you have any questions or concerns regarding this matter please, feel free to contact the Facilities Department directly at (925) 552-2960.

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Posted by: District Admin
Published: 4/27/16




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Following a series of all-day candidate interviews last Friday and Saturday, the San Ramon Valley Unified School District (SRVUSD) Board of Education has selected Rick Schmitt as the finalist to replace retiring Superintendent Mary Shelton.  Mr. Schmitt is currently the Superintendent of the San Dieguito Union High School District (SDUHSD), which covers multiple cities in north-coastal San Diego County.  He served that district for 13 years; three years as Principal of Torrey Pines High School, then six years as Associate Superintendent, followed by one year as Deputy Superintendent, before becoming Superintendent.

 

Mr. Schmitt was selected as the finalist from an outstanding field of candidates.  The Board will conduct a site visit along with other members of the SRVUSD community to San Dieguito Union High School District next week.  Following a positive site visit, the Board expects to take action to make an offer of employment to Mr. Schmitt at its May 3, 2016, regularly scheduled Board meeting.

 

“Rick Schmitt’s experience and personal qualities are exactly what the Board and our community stakeholders wanted to see in the next leader of San Ramon Valley Unified School District,” SRVUSD Board President Greg Marvel said.  “For the past four years, Mary Shelton has led our school district on a path of continuous improvement to become a destination school district.  We look forward to the next chapter under the stewardship of Mr. Schmitt.”

 

“Mr. Schmitt is an educational leader who has a passion for helping each student achieve his or her full potential.  He has been the catalyst for educational reforms in San Deiguito that have made a positive difference in the lives of thousands of children, whether they are college-bound, or interested in immediate career opportunities,” Board President Marvel said.  “The Board found Mr. Schmitt to be the best overall candidate in all areas of school district leadership, including curriculum and instruction, budget development, fiscal oversight, facilities improvement, human resources and special education.  He is well-known and respected as a student-centered leader who is highly visible, approachable, accessible and analytical.”

                 

Mr. Schmitt said, “I am both humbled and extremely grateful to have been selected as the finalist for Superintendent in the San Ramon Valley Unified School District.  I care deeply about each student’s personal and academic growth.  I will accept and honor the work that has already been done to achieve excellence in the San Ramon Valley Unified School District.  At the same time, I will look to staff and the community to examine where they presently stand in the continued pursuit of that excellence, and lead in attaining a future of which the SRVUSD will continue to be proud.  I believe the timing and conditions in SRVUSD fit perfectly with my commitment to high community visibility and partnerships, strong relationships with staff and parents, managing a complex rapidly growing district and proven success in continually improving student achievement while keeping the focus on overall student well-being.  The climate and demographics in SRVUSD are almost identical to the SDUHSD, an educated community with high expectations, active and informed parents and a strong history of student success.  My wife and I look forward to returning to the Bay Area and to meeting the community.”

 

Mr. Schmitt began his career teaching history, economics, government, AP Economics, AP Government and AP U.S. History in a variety of schools.  Upon earning his master’s degree and administrative credential, he became a Vice Principal at Granada High School in Livermore, and then later was appointed Principal at East Avenue Middle School in Livermore.

 

Wanting to be closer to his aging parents was the impetus for a move to San Diego where he was Principal of Coronado High School for four years beginning in 1999.  In 2003, he joined the San Dieguito Union High School District as Principal of Torrey Pines High School.  He served as Associate Superintendent of Educational Services for six years providing district-wide leadership in curriculum, instruction, and assessment for the highest performing district in San Diego County, supervising pupil services, Special Education and Technology. In 2012, Mr. Schmitt was promoted to Deputy Superintendent, when his responsibilities were expanded to include district budget and general obligation bond planning and certificated and classified staffing.  In 2013, he became Superintendent.

 

Rick and his wife Lyssa, who owns a home staging business, will relocate to the San Ramon Valley from San Diego.  They have two children – a son 27, who is an engineer for Illumina in San Diego, and a daughter, 25 who is a Project Manager for Forefront in New York City.

 

For additional information on the Superintendent search process, visit http://bit.ly/1NxOgRg.

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Posted by: District Admin
Published: 4/26/16




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On Tuesday, March 22, 2016, the San Ramon Valley Unified School District’s (SRVUSD) Board of Education recognized the District’s 2016 Classified Employee of the Year Jeri Sutherland as well as 44 other nominees representing SRVUSD schools and departments.

 

Jeri Sutherland, has been selected as the Contra Costa County Classified School Employee of the Year for Support Services and Security.  She is one of six classified county awardees. As such, her application has been forwarded to the CA Department of Education for consideration of recognition at the state level.

 

“Mrs. Sutherland and all the employees honored are to be commended for their dedication to our students, staff and parents,” said SRVUSD Superintendent Mary Shelton. “Our employees of the year are the exemplars of the professionalism that takes place in our schools.”

 

Jeri SutherlaJeri Sutherland.jpgnd has been a Library Media Coordinator with the SRVUSD for 28 years.  She has served in that role at Tassajara Hills Elementary since the school opened in 1997. 

 

“Jeri runs a library that welcomes students and excites them about reading. Through her talents, the library has been transformed into a beautiful, colorful, child-friendly space to read and explore literature,” said Tassajara Hills Principal Ann Dodson. “Jeri knows every child’s name at the school and makes an effort to connect with every student.  She finds the good in children and has a real heart for children who struggle with feeling connected to their peers.”

 

To view a list of all the 2016 Classified Employees of the Year, click here.

 

 

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The purpose of the Employee of the Year Program is to recognize the efforts of our outstanding classified employees and their positive contributions to students. Each year each SRVUSD school and division nominates an employee of the year. The final selection for Employee of the Year is based on the following criteria:

 

  • An individual who has made significant contributions to his/her school/community or department;
  • Adopts the attributes of Rigor, Relevance and Relationships in their work;
  • Strives for excellence in his/her daily work, and promotes a healthy work/learning environment.

All nominees are recognized by the Board of Education.

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Posted by: District Admin
Published: 3/23/16




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On Tuesday, March 8, 2016, the San Ramon Valley Unified School District’s (SRVUSD) Board of Education recognized Rachael Byron and Joyce Rooks as the 2016-2017 Teachers of the Year. Byron is a high school literacy coach and an Advanced Placement English teacher at Dougherty Valley High School (DVHS) in San Ramon. Rooks is a 2nd grade teacher at Creekside Elementary. Byron and Rooks will represent the San Ramon Valley Unified in the Contra Costa County Teacher of the Year Program.

 

“The students in the San Ramon Valley Unified School District are the benefactors of the great teaching that takes place each and every day in our schools. Joyce Rooks and Rachael Byron are exemplars of this commitment to ensuring that all our children receive an excellent education that meets their individual needs. I applaud both of these teachers for the difference that they have made in the lives of hundreds of our students,” said SRVUSD Superintendent Mary Shelton.

 

Byron began her teaching career in 2008 as an English teacher at DVHS. In 2013, she began sharing her knowledge and teaching strategies with colleagues when she was hired as a teacher-on-special assignment focused on literacy.  She continues her work with students by teaching one Advanced Placement English class at DVHS.

 

“Without Rachael’s dedication, incredible work ethic, and intelligent and methodical approach to this project, the DVHS teaching staff would not be as successful as they have been in implementing the new Common Core Standards,” said DVHS Principal Daniel Hillman. “She is relentless in the pursuit of finding new and creative ways to explain the complexities of the new standards to her colleagues. She possesses a true love for lesson design and prides herself in creating exciting and engaging learning opportunities for others.”

 

During her 14 year teaching career, Rooks has worked at multiple schools and in very diverse assignments. She has taught kindergarten, 1st, 2nd and 4th grade at Creekside and Coyote Creek elementary schools. She also spent a number of years as a Computer Applications instructor and Computer Graphic Arts instructor at both California and Dougherty Valley high schools. She currently teaches 2nd grade at Creekside Elementary.

 

“Joyce’s greatest strength is that she cares about her students and their learning at a level that is hard to describe. When one visits her classroom, one can see how hard she works to make her students love learning,” said Creekside Elementary Principal Aaron Tarzian. “She is constantly working to meet the individual needs of her students in her awesome reading and writing workshop lessons, her engaging learning activities and technology projects, and the special way that she circulates about her classroom providing just-in-time compliments and support for students. As a result, in her classroom, students THRIVE! Her goal is to get each one of her students to love school and love learning; making each and every day special for them.

 

Each year all Contra Costa County School Districts select Teachers of the Year. An expert committee, with representatives from education and the community, then chooses one of these candidates to represent Contra Costa County in the State Teacher of the Year Program.

 

Rooks has been named as finalists for the 2016-17 Contra Costa County Teacher of the Year.

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Posted by: District Admin
Published: 3/9/16




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The San Ramon Valley Unified School District Board of Education is conducting a confidential search for the next District superintendent. 

 

As part of this process, the Board is seeking community input about the desired characteristics to be used to develop recruiting criteria and selecting the next superintendent. Sally Frazier, Ed.D, Don Iglesias and Jim Brown of Leadership Associates were selected to advise the Board in this important process. In early March, they met with SRVUSD stakeholders and gathered input from members of the community (parents, employees and others interested in our District). In addition, a survey was conducted to gather further input from the community.

 

If you have questions, please contact Leadership Associates by emailing lhunt@leadershipassociates.org or call (760) 771-4277.

 

 

Superintendent Search Timeline

 

The SRVUSD Board of Education has approved the following timeline for the Superintendent Search.

 

Superintendent Search Process

 

Leadership Associates has conducted over 350 superintendent searches including many school districts, with similar demographics and funding as San Ramon Valley Unified School District. They will recruit candidates from the region, entire state of California, and nationally, to assist the Board in developing a broad field of candidates, so the Board can select the best match for our district. Leadership Associates conducts “confidential searches.” It is their practice that the names of the applicants are not shared publicly during the search process. The reason for the confidential process is to allow the consultants to recruit sitting superintendents, who are highly successful and well respected in their school districts and communities. Many successful superintendents are reluctant or unwilling to apply for positions where their application is publicly announced prior to the Board determining a finalist. The following graphic illustrates the process Leadership Associates will use to assist the Board with recruitment and selection of the new superintendent.

 


 

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Published: 3/1/16