Del Amigo & Venture Alternative Education School

Principals Message

Hello Alt Ed Community!

So many great things happening at both Del Amigo High and Venture School. Multiple staff members and students have been recognized and received various awards from different organizations during this past month. We are super proud that their hard work and dedication was acknowledged and celebrated. See our winners below:

Ms. Kerry Wells- SRVEF 2022-2023 Shining Star

Ms. Alissa Kruse- CCEA 2022-2023 Counselor of the Year

Ms. Kelly Estes- CCEA 2022-2023 Classified Staff Member of the Year

Ms. Becky Forsyth-SRVUSD SELPA CAC Bright Lights Winner

Ms. Marjon Makkink- SRVUSD Classified Staff Member of the Year

Ms. Margarette Wui- ACSA Region 6 Elementary Co-Administrator Winner

Alexandria Fajardo- SRVCPTA Scholarship Award Winner Del Amigo

Evan DeYoe- SRVCPTA Scholarship Award Winner Venture

We have so many End of the Year events planned for our students. We are so excited to celebrate with students and families. Graduating Seniors- please make sure you attend graduation rehearsal so that we are ready for graduation Friday June 2nd at 2 pm. See you soon!

Lynsie Castellano, Principal


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Important Dates:

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.

4) If you need a transcript sent to a school, it needs to be listed in Naviance. We send transcripts to all schools in Naviance.

If these items are not completed when you drop off your books/tech, you will be completing these items at that time.

Thank you,

See you at Graduation

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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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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Lei's for Graduation Pre-Orders

Pre-Order Lei's for Graduation at the front office no later than this Friday, May 26th by 3pm.

CASH ONLY with exact change please! 5 options to choose from. See attached pictures below.

Your completed Lei will be waiting for you to pick up at Graduation rehearsal on

Thursday, June 1st at 3pm.

IG: moneyleisbysandra



Dear Graduates, Parents, and Guardians,

Congratulations Class of 2023! Believe it or not, graduation is right around the corner. With that said, it's time to order your cap and gown, reserve your graduation seat at graduation rehearsal, reserve your seat at your graduation ceremony itself, and to request your family and friends tickets for your graduation ceremony. Deadline to submit your request form is Thursday, March 16th by 3pm. Click here to RSVP and submit your form to all things graduation.


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For Parents Elementary Report Card Information Semester 2 Information

Dear SRVUSD Parents,

Below is the information that you will need to access the Elementary Report Card which will be available for parents to view at 3:00pm on Thursday, June 1, 2023 by logging into the Illuminate System.

  • Report cards will be available on the Illuminate system.

  • All students already have a username and password in Illuminate.

  • Parents will use their student’s username and password to view the report card.

Website for Login:

Login to -> click on Student Applications menu at the bottom of the screen> click on Illuminate Students tile -> login again with username (do not include the and password

  • After login screen, click “Continue to Portal.”

  • Select “Report Cards” on the left navigation bar.

  • Select appropriate report card. You will see RC Grade level report card.

Illuminate Login Screen:

Click “Continue to Portal”

Click “Report Cards” on left navigation bar:

On this page select your appropriate report card. You will see RC Grade level report card.


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Summer Access to Learning Applications in Clever

Applications in the Clever portal this summer will be available via a new platform called Classlink.

Students may use this link to access learning applications over this summer:

Important Dates -

  • Friday, June 2, 2023, End of Clever Access at 5:00 pm

  • Monday, June 12, 2023 Students can access the following learning applications in Classlink -

      • BrainPop (for sites who have purchased)

      • DreamBox

      • Edgenuity (For rostered students only)

      • IXL ((for sites who have purchased)

      • Learning Ally

      • LexiaCore5

      • Lexia English (For EL Students ONLY)

      • Lexia PowerUp (For rostered students ONLY)

      • Naviance

      • Zearn (for sites who have purchased)

  • Summer access to all apps in ClassLink will end on July 25 in order to prepare for the fall opening.


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LGBTQ+ Pride Month

June is LGBTQ+ Pride Month, which is celebrated across SRVUSD. This resolution was passed and adopted on August 16, 2022 by the Board of Education. It is one of the many resolutions adopted by the Board.

SRVUSD celebrates LGBTQ+ Pride Month because:

  • The District is committed to creating a safe and welcoming learning environment for every student and staff member. To accomplish this goal, we are engaged in efforts to create practices and initiatives to support students and staff who identify as LGBTQ+.

  • June is an opportunity to celebrate our LGBTQ+ community, raise awareness of services, and foster dialogue to further our equity goals, to ensure that all students feel safe, welcome and included at school.

  • Progress pride flags will be flown at the District Office and at all school sites for the entire month of June, to recognize the contributions made by members of the LGBTQ+ community and as a representation of our commitment to support our LGBTQ+ students and staff.

Here is a resource from the Contra Costa County Office of Education (CCCOE).


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