Week of September 13th

Message from the Principal

One Month Anniversary!

Parents and families, we now have been in school for one month! So far so good! With all the worries, challenges, and uncertainties of starting school and what it would look like, we have gotten back to a version of normal. Of course there have been some hiccups, Covid cases, and some staff shortages, but we are doing it! We couldn't have done it without your help. Thank you for being strong and resilient YV community. Every step forward is a step for our students and our community! Together we are building our YV!

Principal Pike



A new COVID testing schedule will begin on Monday, September 13th.

This schedule will allow the testing company to staff more nurses at fewer sites, minimize the disruptions of daily school activities on fewer sites, and address the new requirements of testing for high school athletes and others. As we find lines getting long, we will communicate with the testing company that will provide additional nurses. The MDUSD website will be updated on Friday of each week with the testing schedule for the following week.

The new protocols are as follows:

- testing is ONLY for MDUSD students/staff and athletes will have priority

- preregistration online is no longer required

- for the safety of those on our school campuses, staff/children with notable active symptoms (congestion, fever, vomiting) will be turned away and should be seen by your health provider or at one of the locations noted on the MDUSD website under "Other Testing Locations"

To accommodate parents, other family members, and the community, our partners at PMH Labs will roll out a Saturday walk and drive-up testing center on the Concord High School campus from 8 am to 2 pm beginning Saturday, September 18th. It will be fully staffed with nurses and parking attendants to speed up the process for those needing testing, including those who may be symptomatic with active symptoms.


College Park High School: 3:30 - 6 pm

Northgate High School: 3 - 6 pm

Riverview Middle School: 3 - 6 pm

Willow Creek Center: 10 am - 5 pm

Ygnacio Valley High School: 3 - 6 pm


College Park High School: 3:30 - 6 pm

Mt. Diablo High School: 3 - 6 pm


Concord High School: 3 - 6 pm

Mt. Diablo High School

Willow Creek Center: 10 am - 5 pm

Ygnacio Valley High School: 3:30 - 6 pm


Riverview Middle School: 3 - 6 pm


Northgate High School: 3 - 5 pm


Concord High School - Testing offered by PMH Labs - 8 am - 2 pm

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Attendance Office

We currently are short with staff in our attendance office. We are rotating our attendance duties to several staff members. Please ask for your continued flexibility.

To Report an Absence:

If your child is not feeling well and has any symptoms, it is best to be cautious even if you are unsure. Please have your student remain home. Now more than ever it's important to be cautious. Please call the office at 925 685-8414 extension 3605 so we can monitor and excuse your student. If you do leave a message on our attendance hotline, please make sure to:

  • Say your student's name clearly.
  • Say your student's grade.
  • Say the date of absence.
  • Explain the reason why your student is absent.
  • Say your relationship to the student (students cannot excuse their absences)
  • If COVID-related, please contact our school nurse at 682-8000 extension 3659

If your student will be absent for more days, please make sure to contact the attendance line and we may assist with contacting teachers for any missed assignments.

Permit to Leave Passes

Please contact the office if your student will need to leave campus for any appointments during school hours at 925-685-8414 ext. 3611 or 3610

Thank you for your support and understanding.

Events this Week

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MT. DIABLO C.A.R.E.S. Study Hall

  • Hours: Monday-Friday, 3:45PM-5:30PM
  • Location: Library
  • Free food and snacks are served in the cafeteria right after school
  • Teachers and textbooks are available every day for assistance with homework
  • Tutoring slips are available for proof of attendance

Stop by Room 702 if you have any questions.

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YVHS PTSA Meeting - Monday September 13th: 6:00 - 8:00pm

Join us in our next PTSA meeting via Zoom on Monday, September 13th at 6 - 8 pm and meet our PTSA representatives, our Principal, parent leaders, and YV teacher representative.

There will be much information to be shared. We hope to see you virtually!

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YVHS Band is Ready to Go!

YVHS Pep-Band is ready and open for any YV student to join. We meet every Wednesday and on game days (Friday of home football gamed) right after school in M-2. We plan to play music for the rallies and home football and basketball games.

Let’s play music!

Lifetouch Yearbook Picture- Make up Picture Day: September 20th

Don't miss the opportunity to take your yearbook picture and receive your Student ID on September 20th with Lifetouch. More information to come soon!

( This does not include Senior Portraits).

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Great Website for Parents through the National PTA

See many of the parent guides and resources from the national PTA.

Common Sense Media

For our Spanish speaking families, please check out the website below for Common Sense Digital Citizenship. Everything to support you and your students about use of online tools, phones, and social media. Being informed as a parent helps support your student's educational success in school.

MDUSD CABE Project2Inspire Parent Workshops in Spanish for September 2021

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September Awareness Month: Suicide Prevention Month

Virtual Suicide Prevention Community Forum

Thursday, September 9th


Join Contra Costa Health Services in a virtual conversation on youth & suicide. Learn how to support yourself or a loved one. Register here: http://bit.ly/3jHd6kL If you or someone you know is experiencing an emotional crisis or having thoughts of suicide, call 211, 1-800-833-2900 or text HOPE to 20121

Únase con el Dept de Servicios de Contra costa para una conversación virtual sobre la juventud y el suicidio: http://bit.ly/3jHd6kL Si usted o alguien que usted conoce está experimentando una crisis mental o tiene pensamientos suicidas llame al 211, 800-833-2900 o envíe un mensaje con el texto HOPE al 20121

  • National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255
  • Nacional de Prevención del Suicidio: 1-888-628-9454
  • Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255 or Text: 838255
  • Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990 or Text: 1-800-985-5990
  • Options for Deaf and Hard of Hearing – For TTY Users: Use your preferred relay service or dial 711 then 1-800-273-8255.

PSAT Tests are coming!

Juniors: The PSAT will be held at our school on Wednesday, October 13, 2021.

You can qualify for the National Merit Scholarship as well as other scholarships and recruitment from colleges and Universities. Tickets will be $25 and there is a limited supply of free tickets for students who qualify financially. Tickets will be on sale at the treasurer's office starting next Wednesday, September 8th. Don't miss out as space is limited. Click Here for more information on our Website: College & Career Resources

New COVID Exposure Charts

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We have a new COVID exposure chart from the County. Please see this chart as notifications are sent for COVID cases. Thank you for your support.
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YVHS Parent Resources

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YVHS Bell Schedule 2021-2022

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Jonathan Pike


Ygnacio Valley High School

"Students First, Learning Always"