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Thursday Sept. 20th is Picture Day

All students will have their pictures taken and recieve ID cards.  Seniors will also be taking Cap and Gown pictures.

Del Valle Reconnects to Learning

Del Valle Reconnects

Yondr FAQ’s

 

Q – Why Yondr?

 

A – See the following links for a Yondr explanation.  

https://www.overyondr.com/schools/ 

https://youtu.be/JHNlVC8NRuI   

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkOv5rq_Ksg

 

Q - What if I want to reach my student during the school day?

 

A - If at all possible, resist the urge to contact your student during the day.  It is important for students to be able to focus on school while they are here. Even if a student doesn’t answer the text, there is research that shows cognitive processing is disrupted by notifications and even just the presence of a cell phone on a desk.  Learning to schedule activities and plan ahead are skills that our students need to develop.  Of course, sometimes, it can’t be helped.  In most cases, you can contact the main office at 925.606.4709 ext. 0 to relay messages to your student when action needs to be taken during the school day.

 

Q - What if there is an emergency?

 

A - There are many instances when parents need to communicate information to students during the school day.  Most of the time, students are unable to act on these issues until after school.  In these cases, students can just read messages at the end of the day.  If it is crucial that a student respond immediately, students can unlock their pouch in the main office.  In case of an emergency, such as an earthquake, all staff members will have access to an unlocking device.

 

Q – Will my student’s cell phone be safe?

 

A – It will be as safe as before the change, as students are still in possession of their phones all day.  Keeping it home is also an option.

 

Q – What if my student doesn’t bring a phone?

 

A – This is certainly an option.  We have survived for ages without carrying cell phones, but usually when this question is asked, it is because someone doesn’t want to use the pouch system.  If your student forgets their phone, this will be noted by the teacher.  

 

Q – What happens if the student is found using their phone later in the school day?

 

A – The phone will be confiscated by the office and pouched and additional disciplinary action to be determined.

 

Q – What if the pouch gets damaged?

 

A – The pouch is LVJUSD property and, just like textbooks, it is free to use but the student is responsible for any damage or loss that occurs.

 

Articles on the Effects of Cell Phones

 

The mere presence of your smartphone reduces brain power study shows

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/06/170623133039.htm

 

Can cell phones make you feel less connected to your friends and family?

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/08/160817132113.htm

 

Cell phone notifications may be driving you to distraction

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/07/150709133044.htm

 

Frequent Cell phone use linked to anxiety, lower grades, reduced happiness in students

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/12/131206124425.htm

 

Glued to your cell phone? Research suggest it may reduce your physical activity and fitness

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/07/130710142014.htm

 

Cell phone use linked to selfish behavior

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/02/120214122038.htm

 

Cell phone addiction harming academic performance is ‘an increasingly realistic possibility’

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/08/140828184733.htm

 

Costly Cell Phones:  The impact of Cell Phone Rings on Academic Performance

https://psywebserv.psych.colostate.edu/ResearchPool/Article7.pdf

 

How Smartphones Affect Kids at School

https://www.yahoo.com/news/how-smartphones-affect-kids-at-school-119384298537.html

 

Do Smartphones have a place in the classroom?

https://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2016/04/do-smartphones-have-a-place-in-the-classroom/480231/

GRADUATION

Hello Seniors and families,

This is an important message about graduation.  Graduation is Wednesday June 6th at 6:30pm.  You should arrive at 6:00pm and meet in the student union.  The senior breakfast is in the morning of June 6th and begins at 8:30am followed by graduation practice.  All seniors need to have all make-up work in and graded by Tuesday June 5th at 3:00pm if you plan on participating in the graduation ceremony.  If you are interested in being a speaker at graduation or have any questions about graduation, contact Mrs. Pelle at 606-4709 ext. 6270.  Thank you and have a great weekend.

Student Transit Pass Pilot

The Student Transit Pass Pilot is a three-year program sponsored by the Alameda County Transportation Commission, and funded by Measure BB, a countywide sales tax measure.  The Pilot's purpose is to make it easier to travel to and from school and school-related programs, jobs, and other activities, expanding transportation options for Alameda County's middle and high school students.

 

Del Valle High School is one of fifteen schools in Alameda County that are participating in this program during the 2017/2018 school year.  If you are a full time student enrolled at Del Valle for this year, you are eligible to receive a Student Transit Pass as part of this program.  The Student Transit Pass is a Clipper Card that provides unlimited access to LAVTA/Wheels bus services.  It is free.

 

If you are interested in receiving a Pass, you must fill out a registration/consent form available in the office.  Students under 18 must have the signature of a parent or legal guardian.

 

2018-2019 Livermore Reg Form English.pdf

 

2018-2019 Livermore Reg Form Spanish.pdf

Thinkfast Interactive Assembly

Del Valle was privileged to have a presentation on the dangers of distracted driving by Thinkfast Interactive.  Using Audience Response Technology, for an educational interactive experience.  Thanks to a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, and Nissan.

 




 

Thank You Del Valle Volunteers!



 

California Healthy Kids Survey

Parents, your students will be taking the California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS) online this month.  It is an anonymous survey focused on youth resilience and health risk behavior.  The data collected will be used to help improve health and prevention programs offered to students that can promote academic success, well-being, and positive development of our youth.  If you would like to view the content of the survey, you can ask the school office to see a copy of the survey or you can click here:   http://www.livermoreschools.com/curriculum.

Del Valle Graduates 2017

Del Valle Graduates 2017

Safe Routes to School

Please help the Alameda SR2S program bring more effective biking and walking safety programming to your student's school by taking this brief parent survey at  https:www.surverymonkey.com/r/M88ZSZ5 (English) or  http://https:www.surverymonkey.com/r/M8YDLSZ (Spanish)  Your participation in this confidential survey helps the program better understand challenges and barriers to walking or biking to school.  Thank you.

THANK YOU!

 THANK YOU LIVERMORE COMMUNITY FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT OF OUR STUDENTS!

New Student Information

If you are new to Del Valle, there is a mandatory orientation meeting that a parent/guardian and student must attend.  We are located at 2253 Fifth Street in Livermore.  Please call us to set up an appointment time to meet with one of the administrators.  We can be reached at (925) 606-4709.  You cannot begin classes until you have met with the administration.

The main office hours are 8:00AM to 4:00PM.  If you are new to the district and come from a continuation school, please come in to begin the registration process.  If you are coming to us from a comprehensive high school or independent study program, you need to begin the registration process at your home school (Livermore or Granada High School) or the independent study program (Vineyard).  Documents needed to enroll include the following:

 

 

 Documents for enrollment Category 

Bring one document (original and copy) from each of the four categories below 

Proof of Birth Date 

 

▪ Birth Certificate 

▪ Statement by local registrar or county recorder certifying date of birth 

▪ Baptismal record duly attested 

▪ Passport 

 

Parent/Guardian Picture ID 

 

▪ Driver's License 

▪ California Issued ID 

▪ Passport 

 

Proof of Residence 

(one from the list on the right) 

 

▪ Current mortgage statement (escrow papers that show close of sale no later than seven (7) days after the student’s first day of school) 

▪ Grant Deed 

▪ Property Tax Bill 

▪ Lease/Rental Agreement including property address, name of occupants, signatures of both parties and two months of canceled checks 

▪ Bank transfer records with the current school year 

 

Proof of Residence 

(one from the list on the right) 

 

▪ Current PG&E bill with name and address listed 

▪ Current garbage bill with name and address listed 

▪ Current cable bill with name and address listed 

▪ Current water bill with name and address listed 

 

Proof of Immunizations - Please bring original and a copy of the most current immunization record signed or stamped by a doctor. 

 If you have questions regarding enrolling your student, you can call us at Del Valle at (925) 606-4709 or student services at (925) 606-3207.  You can also check the school district website at livermoreschools.com and click on the New Student TK/K-12 Enrollment tab.

Affordable Care Act Information

 

Do you need health coverage?

What ACA means for you.  The Affordable Care Act will affect different people in different ways. Axis Community Health’s Certified Enrollment Specialists are available to answer questions about your specific situation and how to get coverage.

Health exchange.  We can help you enroll through the new healthcare exchange and determine if you are eligible for subsidies to help pay for your insurance coverage.

Call to schedule an appointment with Enrollment Services

925-462-1755

Medi-Cal.  We can help you enroll for coverage through Medi-Cal. U.S. citizens or those legally present with an income less than about

$15,400 for an individual or $32,000 for a family of four may qualify for Medi-Cal.

Enrollment began October 1 and continues until March 31 for people seeking insurance through the health exchange. Depending when you enroll, coverage can start as early as January 1.  For people who now qualify for Medi-Cal, enrollment also began on October 1 and will be ongoing.

 

Que significa para usted ACA. La Ley del Cuidado de Salud Accesible afectara a personas en diferentes maneras. Especialistas certifica- das en inscripción de Axis Community Health están disponibles para contestar sus preguntas acerca de su situación específica y como obtener cobertura médica.

Mercado de los Seguros Médicos. Podemos ayudarle a inscribirse a través del Mercado de los Seguros Médicos y determinar si usted es elegible para los subsidios que ayudaran a pagar su cobertura de seguro medico.

Llame para hacer una cita con Servicios de Inscripción

925-462-1755

Medi-Cal. Podemos ayudarle a inscribirse para cobertura através de Medi-Cal. Estadounidenses o residentes aquí legalmente con ingresos menos de $15,400 para una persona o

$32,000 para una familia de cuatro personas es posible que puedan calificar.

Inscripciones empezaron el 1 de Octubre y continuaran hasta el 31 de Marzo para aquellas personas que buscan seguro a través del Mercado de los Seguros Médicos. Dependiendo en cuando se inscriba, su cobertura puede tomar efecto el 1 de Enero para aquellos que ahorita califican para Medi-Cal, inscripciones también empezaron el 1 de Octubre y estarán en proceso.

 

Safe Schools Alert

Safety is one of our District's top priorities and to help safeguard our school community, we have taken an important step that I want to share with you.

The Livermore Valley joint Unified School District is now using SafeSchools Alert, a tip reporting service that allows students, staff, and parents to submit safety concerns to our administration four different ways:

1.  Phone:  1-855-4ALERT, ext.1180

2.  Text:  Text #1180 @tip+your tip to ALERT1or253781

3.  Email:  1180@alert1.us

4:  Web:  http://1180.alert1.us

You and your child can easily report tips on bullying, harassment, drugs, vandalism or any safety issue you are concerned about through SafeSchools Alert. When you submit a tip, be sure to use our District's identification code: 1180 in your communication.

Every tip SafeSchools Alert receives about our District is immediately logged in the system and our administration is notified so that they can investigate and take appropriate action. A nice function of the program allows tips to be submitted anonymously, if you prefer.

Together, using SafeSchools Alert, we can make our District a safer place to work and learn! Thanks in advance for your support.

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact Scott Vernoy at 925-606-3207

Livermore American Indian Center

The Livermore American Indian Center , serving students of American Indian/Alaskan Native heritage in Livermore Valley and Castro Valley public schools, is searching for students of American Indian/Alaskan Native heritage who are age 4 through grade 12.  When these students are identified and signed up for the Title VII Program, they are eligible for free services including weekly cultural class, tutoring, field trips, scholarships, summer day camp, and parent-sponsored monthly business meetings.

For further information contact The Livermore American Indian Center at (925) 606-4748 ext 3 or email: mputhoff@lvjusd.k12.ca.us

Welcome to Del Valle High School a California Model Continuation High School

Welcome to Del Valle High School.

Housed in the historic ‘Fifth Street Elementary School’ building built in 1876 near downtown Livermore, Del Valle High School is the continuation high school that serves the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District.  The school has occupied the building since the late 1960s and is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

Each Del Valle High School student will graduate with the skills needed to thrive in a challenging and changing world.

We enroll up to 150 general education and resource students in grades 10-12; all students must be at least 16 years old to attend continuation high school.  We are the high school counseling enriched site for the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District.  Our core class offerings include Mathematics (Algebra through Pre-calculus) Social Sciences, Life and Physical Science, and English 9 through English 12.  Our Elective course offerings include Physical Education, Art, Digital Photography and Culinary Arts. The 2017-2018 school year will be the fifth year of our highly successful Culinary Academy.  

Additional supports are available to students with Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) and English Learners that have scored at least intermediate on the most current English Language Proficiency Assessment for California (ELPAC).  We also have several long-standing partnerships with community agencies like AXIS, Horizons and the Hume Center that help us to meet the socio-emotional needs of our students.

We pride ourselves on providing an individualized, small learning environment that supports students to become responsible and capable workers, active community members, resilient individuals, effective communicators and capable thinkers.  

Early Graduates


 

STUDENT HANDBOOK

All Kids Are Our Kids

The Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District affirms its unwavering commitment to support all students. The District mission - Each student will graduate with the skills needed to contribute and thrive in a changing world - is a promise to each student in our District.

 

Read the affirmation, All Kids Are Our Kids: Affirmation of a Safe, Supportive, and Respectful School District  (Spanish version)

 

Read the FAQs about Equal Access and Student Safety  (Spanish version)

Livermore Police Chief's letter to the community on local immigration policy  (Spanish version)