February 2024 Edition

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A Note from Gary Alpert,

President of SRVEF Board of Directors

Our annual Celebrate Innovation in Education luncheon was held on February 7th at the Bay Club Crow Canyon. This event recognizes the ongoing work of the Major Gifts and Endowment Committee to support long-term and innovative education programs within SRVUSD.  

Attendees were treated to a performance by the San Ramon Valley High School Jazz Ensemble, an inspiring State of the District talk, by Superintendent Dr. John Malloy, and updates on some of the initiatives funded by the Endowment Fund.  

This school year the Endowment funded four exciting programs. SRVUSD staff presented three of them at the luncheon.  

Generation Citizen - Generation Citizen provides high school and middle school teachers with the curriculum, training, and support for teaching real-world civics. Students select and work on real issues, gaining valuable experiences in what it takes to effect change. Now in its 4th year, Generation Citizen continues to expand to more middle and high schools.  

Culturally Relevant Music and Professional Development – This initiative continues to create and enhance dialogue and ongoing professional development opportunities for SRVUSD TK-12 music educators in the areas of culturally relevant and responsive music instruction.  

Esports – Through this creative initiative, SRVUSD is implementing a pilot Esports program at California High School. Esports is a growing phenomenon and is not simply playing video games. It is a highly competitive structured program, regulated by the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF). Esports attract students who might have been traditionally underserved.  

Professional Learning – This initiative encourages and supports educators as they engage in professional learning. SRVUSD recently implemented an online platform (alludolearning.com) that provides relevant and timely professional development and stores activities in one place, allowing better tracking and visibility in staff professional learning. 

We welcome your comments and ideas. Please share them by contacting us at info@srvef.org

With gratitude,

Gary Alpert


San Ramon Valley Education Foundation

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Save the date for Night with the Stars! April 24, 2024, at the Blackhawk Country Club. Networking will begin at 5 pm, and the event will start promptly at 6 pm. Registration will open in early April. Check our event webpage for more information!

Registration is Now OPEN for

2024 Summer Imagineering Classes!

The San Ramon Valley Education Foundation is proud to offer Imagineering, a beyond-school enrichment program primarily for SRVUSD students. The goal of Imagineering is to spark student interest in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math).

With weeklong classes running June 17 through July 19, 2024*, for incoming students from 2nd grade through high school, you are certain to find something for your student:

2nd/3rd - 5th

Creative Coding with O-mazing Ozobots! 

Creative Writing and Design

Discover Your Inner Artist

Global Bites: A Culinary Journey - Travel Through Food

Ocean Odyssey: Exploring CA's Marine Wonders in a Marine Biology Adventure

NASA-inspired 3D Printing,Sculpting & Rocket Engineering

Stop Motion Animation: Lights Camera Action

Zoology: Create Your Own Habitat

6th - 9th/12th

Crime Scene Chronicles: Unraveling Mysteries in the CSI Lab

Biotech Explorers: Unraveling Mysteries and Crafting DNA

Global Bites: A Culinary Journey - Travel Through Food

Public Speaking Practice: Become a Confident Speaker

Coding Creations with Raspberry Pi & Python

Ocean Odyssey: Exploring California's Marine Wonders

Advanced Biology Lab

Robo Racers: Unleash Your Inner Engineer with Python and Pi

Plus we will be continuing our Summer Theatre Program with a production of The Addams Family Young@Part®. This program will be five weeks long starting June 17 and ending on July 26 with an evening performance.*



 Based on Characters Created by Charles Addams

Young@Part® Edition Adapted by Marc Tumminelli

Young@Part® Edition originally produced at Broadway Workshop in New York City.

* There will be no classes the week of July 1

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In SRVUSD, e-bikes and scooters have risen in popularity as a method of transportation for students’ to get to-and-from school. You may have seen even more of these out in the community since the holidays. Since these vehicles can travel at higher speeds than traditional bikes, e-bikes and scooters require extra caution, and riders must follow the laws and rules of the road. The district has created new resources for the safety of all student riders, drivers, and pedestrians. We encourage our partners in the SRVEF to help us spread the word about how parents can help the district prioritize student safety.

Local police agencies have partnered with SRVUSD to share the importance of traffic safety. Principal Jeff Osborn of Diablo Vista Middle School recently met with Chief Shields from the Danville Police Department to discuss multiple safety topics, including e-scooters, e-bikes, pedestrian safety, and tips for the safe shared use of the Iron Horse Trail. SRVUSD recorded their conversation and created this E-Bike and Scooter Safety Video.

The new SRVUSD At-a-Glance Summary Safety Chart provides students and parents with important information about bikes, e-bikes, and scooters.

Superintendent Dr. John Malloy wants our entire community to know that the safety and well-being of our students is a top priority. We encourage all parents and students to watch our E-Bike and Scooter Safety video so that all are well-informed, and our entire community - students, riders, pedestrians, and drivers - can stay safe.

All riders under the age of 18 are required to wear a helmet by California law. In addition to helmets, riders must obey traffic signals, stop signs, and other road regulations just as they would when driving a car. Finally, we want to remind our entire community that per the vehicle code, a child must have a permit or driver’s license to be allowed to ride a motorized scooter off private property.

Viewers can skip directly to these sections in the E-Bike and Scooter Safety Video for specific information:

General Safety Tips


Bike Lanes

Rules of the Road


Parking Lot Safety

Pedestrian Safety

Safety Tips for Iron Horse Trail

Tips for Parents

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Thank you for your continuous support of public education in the San Ramon Valley USD!

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