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Word's Matter Week

Words Matter Week


Dates will be announced soon....



Each of our schools participated in activities and events that recognized the value and importance of our words during Words Matter Week (February 5-9). The week focuses on the power that words can have to make others feel good about themselves or to bring others down. This is the 4th year SRVUSD celebrated the week.

The hope is that the ongoing dialogue inspires students, staff, and parents to be mindful of the words they choose in day-to-day conversations, not only during this week of awareness, but all year long.

The week was a success thanks to the partnership between the San Ramon Valley Council of PTAs and the District's Climate Committee.

If you are interested in Words Matter Week, see some of the resources below:

SRVUSD Shool Board Approved 2017 Words Matter Week Resolution


SRVUSD Culturally Responsive Speaker Series

As part of SRVUSD's ongoing efforts to support diversity and equity in our schools, the district is proud to present a Culturally Responsive Speaker Series featuring several renowned experts. Education and communication are essential to help foster dialogue around the challenges that divide. The goal is to create a community that values diversity, embraces our differences and builds partnerships based on trust, respect and mutual understanding. Please join fellow parents and community members!


Thursday, 9/7/17 
San Ramon Valley High School PAC
Zaretta Hammond
"Helping Students Become Engaged and Confident Learners"


Thursday, 9/28/17 
Dougherty Valley High School Theater
Dr. Lori Watson
"Setting the stage for Equity & Opportunity: An Introduction to Courageous Conversation"


Thursday, 10/26/17 
California High School Theater
Olivia Higgins 
"LGBTQ Inclusion in School Culture, on Campus & in the Classroom"


Wednesday, 11/15/17
California High School Theater
Ameena Jandali
"Understanding Muslim students: Fostering an Inclusive Environment"


Additional Sessions may be added. Please check the SRVUSD website for updates. All presentations are from 4-5:30 p.m. and are free to attend.