Del Amigo & Venture Alternative Education School

Principals Message

Hello Alt Ed Community!

The end of the year is fast approaching! So many events going on! I wanted to take this time to recognize and appreciate the dedication and work of all of our amazing teachers during Teacher Appreciation Week THIS WEEK. Thank you to all of the families who came by to show their support of our teachers. We appreciate you!

Before we end our school year we ask that you please fill out the Alternative Schools of Choice Online Survey.

Please select one answer per question that best describes your point of view. These results will be submitted to the CA Department of Education. We appreciate your honest feedback! I am asking that you complete this short survey by Friday May 19th.

If you have any questions, please email Lynsie Castellano, Principal at

Each district operating an alternative school shall annually evaluate such school. The evaluation shall include testing of basic skills for student participants, and must identify the variables which may have affected student academic achievement. The process of evaluation shall also include teacher, parent, and student input from the alternative school itself. These evaluation reports shall be sent to the Superintendent of Public Instruction on or before August 1st of the following year and shall be annually reviewed by persons designated by the superintendent who are not employed by the district operating the alternative school under review.

Thank you!

Lynsie Castellano, Principal


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Important Dates:

May 12 Cap & Gown Pick up 8:30am - 2:30pm

May 15 - 19 Healthy Kids Survey

May 19 Elementary Field Trip Dougherty Station Library 9am-12pm

May 19 5th Grd Promotion Certificates 12:30PM

May 26 Graduation Ceremony ticket pickup 8:30am - 2:30pm

May 29 Memorial Day NO SCHOOL

May 31 EXTRA Graduation Ceremony ticket pickup 8:30am - 2:30pm

May 31 8th Grd Promotion Social 3pm - 4pm

June 1 Mandatory Graduation rehearsal 3pm - 4:30pm

June 2 ALL GRADES: Textbook return 8:30am - 12pm

June 2 Seniors: Chromebook w/charger return 9am - 11am

June 2nd GRADUATION DAY doors open at 1pm, Ceremony starts at 2pm

June 5 ALL GRADES: Text Book return 8:30am - 2pm


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Dear Students and Families -

In order to maintain access to all the work students created at school, they must download and/or transfer any data they wish to keep to a personal account. This must be done before June 1st, which is the last day of school to ensure they will continue to have access to their files and projects after they leave. On the day after Graduation, or otherwise exiting our District, students will no longer have access to these files, including email, Google Drive, Adobe and Microsoft online projects and files. Please see below for the tools available to them to assist with migrating their data they wish to keep after they leave.

For Google Drive and Gmail : Use Google Takeout Transfer - You will need to have a personal google (not a or account) to transfer files to before you begin. To transfer your gmail and Drive files you will want to go to . This will transfer a copy of your files, originals will still be in your school account.

If you have other Google content (other than what is in Drive and Gmail), to download and import into a personal google account, go to and select the items you wish to download from your school account. This site will not automatically transfer your files so you will need to be prepared to import these other files types into your personal account. You can save the files to a USB or locally on a personal computer for import later, however, it does not have to be done at the same time as the download.

Here are a couple of great Video to help Guide you through the Google Data Transfer/Download process

How to Use Google Takeout in 2022

Transfer or download your Google data with Google Takeout

For Adobe Creative Cloud Projects and Items: With Adobe’s Student Asset Migration site, you can easily transfer your Adobe Creative Cloud content and projects from a school account ( to a personal Adobe Account. If you don't already have a free, personal, Adobe account, you will need to create one before you begin the migration process. Using the Migration tool will allow you to have ongoing access to your files and projects you’ve worked so hard creating. These items might include, Adobe Photoshop Images, Illustrator graphics, Spark Pages, Portfolio websites, or Behance Profiles.

To start the migration process for Adobe Creative Cloud go to Please note once the migration process is complete it cannot be undone. This moves the files from your school account to your personal, files will no longer be accessible in your school account after Migration.

Here is more information about using Adobe’s Student Asset Migration tool

For Microsoft OneDrive Files (Office Online Files, and other files you may be backing up to OneDrive): Microsoft, now partnered with Mover allows you to move/transfer your school OneDrive files to a personal OneDrive/Microsoft account. To start transferring your files, you must first have created a personal Microsoft account. Once you create or if you already have a personal Microsoft Account you can go to choose “Sign in with MIcrosoft”

Here is some additional information about using the Microsoft Mover program to move your files

**If you need help backing up or exporting your data, please submit an IT help ticket at or emailing before the last day of school. Please note time to back up this data will depend on the quantity and size of items in these drives/locations. Depending on the amount, take out and transfer times can take several hours to days in some cases. Those requesting additional support, should submit a ticket as soon as possible to ensure support can be provided before account access is no longer available. Access extensions are not available and once accounts are deleted by the District they cannot be recovered.

Thank you,

SRVUSD Parent and Student Tech Support Team


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Counselors Corner


A couple more items to complete for checkout:

1) Graduation Exit Survey

2) Naviance Graduation Survey - If your log in doesn't work, reset your password. If your username doesn't work, reset your username.

3) Schedule a virtual or in person meeting with Ms. Kruse. Calendly link will be a 30-minute meeting, I only need 5 minutes if you've completed steps 1 and 2.

Ms. Barnes and I have been updating the Scholarships Page on our website. We've added links to the scholarship pages from our district high schools since they get a lot of scholarship offerings. Most scholarships don't require a specific school enrollment. APPLY, APPLY, APPLY!!!


Alissa Kruse

Venture/Del Amigo School Counselor

If you have questions, feel free to schedule a meeting with Ms. Kruse through THIS link.


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Dear Parent or Guardian of 5th, 7th, 9th, & 11th Grade Students

Your child is being asked to be a part of our school’s California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS) sponsored by the California Department of Education in class the week of May 15th. This is a very important survey that will help promote better health and wellbeing among our youth, improve the school learning environment and combat problems such as drug abuse and violence.

The survey is anonymous. No names or any other identifying information is connected to the answers except for the name of the school. The survey was developed by WestEd, a public, non-profit educational institution.

If you have any questions about this survey, please reach out to Margrette Wui, Venture AP


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Dear Parent or Guardian of 5th, 7th, 9th, & 11th Grade Students

Your school needs you to complete this online survey to learn more about your opinions about it. This survey is an opportunity to communicate your perceptions about your child’s school. This letter explains the survey and, at the bottom of the page, provides your URL and access instructions. If you have any questions about this survey, contact Margrette Wui, Venture AP at

The purpose of this survey is to obtain parent perceptions about the school.

Your participation is voluntary. It is also very important. The information you provide will help guide district and school efforts to promote safety, enhance learning supports, and improve student achievement.

  • This is an anonymous survey. It is designed so that no one can be identified from the data. You do not have to respond to any questions that you feel could be used to identify you. Simply skip any such questions.

  • All questions apply to this school only.

  • The results are for the use of your district. The California Department of Education and WestEd will preserve data confidentiality and refer any data requests to the district.


If you have more than one child at this school, you will only need to complete one survey for this school. Please fill out just one survey about the school using your oldest child as a reference.

Access the survey using the following URL:


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Alaska Airlines - SFO Aviation Day, May 20, 2023

Alaska Airlines SFO Aviation Day taking place on Saturday, May 20th! Sign-ups are filling up fast due to the overwhelming response from the community and so we have a limited amount of space left. Please sign-up as soon as you can to ensure your students can participate in this experience. We know this is an exciting event & opportunity that your students could certainly benefit from. We’ve included more information below and would like to ask for your help in distributing this to your schools, youth, and other partners who might be interested. This community event is first-come first-serve. Registration is now open HERE !

For the first time ever, Alaska Airlines will be hosting an Aviation Day at SFO. While we have hosted Aviation Day in Seattle and Portland for the last 15 years, this will be the first time we’ll be bringing this event to California! Aviation Day will be an exciting opportunity for our Bay Area youth to enjoy an immersive experience as they explore careers in aviation.



  • 400 youth ages 13-18

  • Due to limited capacity, we are requesting that groups register with 5 youth to 1 chaperone

  • Underserved youth, community group partners


  • Alaska Airlines is bringing together all aspects of the aviation industry to SFO for students to discover and learn more about careers as pilots, flight attendants, air traffic controllers, engineers, mechanics, dispatchers, military and aerobatic pilots, as well as working for the FAA and airport fire and police departments.


  • SFO International Airport

When: Saturday, May 20, 2023

  • Session 1: 9 AM - 12:45 PM (check-in at 8:15 am)

  • Session 2: 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (check-in at 12:30 pm)

Alaska Airlines cares about molding the next generation of pilots, flight attendants, airport first responders and maintenance workers, and wants to introduce young teens to a wide range of aviation careers.

How to sign up:

  • Registration is now open HERE !

For any additional questions, please contact


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8th Grade Promotion Social

Wednesday, May 31st, 3-4pm

10540 Albion Road

San Ramon, CA

Celebrating our 8h graders promoting to High School

Congratulations incoming Freshmen!

RSVPs are enabled for this event.


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ALL STUDENTS: Please return your Textbooks to school on Friday, June 2nd 8:30am - 12pm or Monday, June 5 8:30am - 2pm ONLY

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Seniors! Please return your Chromebook w/Charger to school on Friday, June 2nd 9am - 11am ONLY


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Dear 2022-23 Graduates:

Mandatory Graduation rehearsal

When: Thursday, June 1st

Time: 3PM - 4:30pm SHARP

Where: Dougherty Valley Performing Arts Center Theater

Located on the front facing side of Dougherty Valley High School Campus

Graduation is almost here!

When: Friday, June 2nd

Time graduates arrive: 1:00 PM SHARP

Time theater doors open for parents/guests: 1PM

Time graduation ceremony starts: 2PM

Where: Dougherty Valley Performing Arts Center Theater

Located on the front facing side of Dougherty Valley High School Campus



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