School’s Open at Clayton Valley Charter High School on Friday – Dance & Rally Postponed – Football Game Still Undecided

October 12, 2017 17:22 pm · 42 comments

Clayton Valley Charter High School will be open tomorrow, Friday Oct.13, but the Friday afternoon rally and Saturday night dance will be postponed.

The school is still trying to decide of they will play the Friday night football game.

Pissed Student October 12, 2017 at 5:26 PM

Why are they even gonna try to dye school tommrow no one showed up today and they think people gonna show up, your not even gonna have the dance like wtf CV y’all sus.

Cv student October 12, 2017 at 5:26 PM

The dance and the rally are both indoors – if they don’t think it’s safe to continue with those, then how is going to school at all safe? Half the school was absent today, and it will likely be the same tomorrow. All CV is doing is screwing over students who have to make up work because they stayed home for their own safety.

anon October 12, 2017 at 5:27 PM

You’re telling me the dance and rally which are inside are cancelled, but the football game where there is excessive running and everyone is outdoors for 3 hours or more is “still being decided”?

CV IS LAME October 12, 2017 at 5:28 PM


sideline October 12, 2017 at 5:42 PM

obviously football is a very important thing for Clayton Valley!
Shame on you for making homecoming dance & rally and incidentally student body second place

Mr. Enigma October 12, 2017 at 5:50 PM

Contra Costa County Office of Education is the issuing charter agency for Clayton Valley Charter, I would assume if you feel school actions are risking the health and safety of your children contact them 925.942.3388.

However, I would note MDUSD sent out, “Due to the current conditions, we will keep Mt. Diablo Unified facilities closed on Friday, October 13 in the interest of the health and safety of our students, staff, and visitors. Athletic events and contests will remain canceled until next week.”

Isn’t Clayton Valley School still the physical property of MDUSD, if they have determined their facilities to be unsafe doesn’t that include Clayton Valley Charter’s facility?

Pissed CVCHS Student October 12, 2017 at 5:54 PM


Anon October 12, 2017 at 5:54 PM

Seems to me that since Concord High is part of MDUSD and the scheduled opponent for cv on Friday, the game won’t be played? MDUSD has said all schools are closed Friday and no sports activities.

confused person October 12, 2017 at 5:57 PM

I don’t understand how CV’s football Game Still Undecided. Who are they going to play? Because MDUSD cancelled all of there athletics til next week.

Original G October 12, 2017 at 6:12 PM

Looking at weather and wind flow prediction models a sustained onshore flow pushing smoke out won’t happen until early evening on Monday then there’s possible rain Thursday into Friday. Over 100,000 acres burned so far between 5 fires in Napa and Sonoma Counties.

Would seem cvchs administrators are having difficulty grasping the scope or these fires and reality.

ALF October 12, 2017 at 6:21 PM


Rob October 12, 2017 at 6:25 PM

Playing football in this air quality?

LOL – seriously?

Disappointed October 12, 2017 at 7:12 PM

Interesting that Linzey said at the board meeting on Wednesday night that CVCHS is a “nonprofit first, [school second].”

Disappointed October 12, 2017 at 7:18 PM

Interesting that Linzey said at the board meeting on Wednesday night that CVCHS is a “nonprofit first, [school second].” The school has been repeatedly accused of caring about making a profit more than it does its students and staff. It’s also interesting, then, that they are reluctant to cancel the football game, which will bring in money, or the school day. The school gets money for how many students go to school in a day, meaning if they closed the school they would get no money that day.
As a student, it’s frustrating, exhausting, and insulting to be consistently reminded that the money you bring in is more important than your health, education, or enjoyment of school activities.

CVCHS October 12, 2017 at 8:04 PM
It'sme October 12, 2017 at 8:18 PM

As a CVCHS parent I appreciate this. We do not want to give up any summer days. If you want to keep your children home do it.

M October 12, 2017 at 8:21 PM

Disappointed: very well said

Claytonite October 12, 2017 at 8:30 PM

Guessing they’re looking for a homecoming victory by forfeit?

anon October 12, 2017 at 9:07 PM


You can add to Mr. Linzey’s comment that of Mr. Meriam, who, I was told, referred to CVCHS as being a “corporation” during his comments at that board meeting.

JS October 12, 2017 at 10:08 PM

FYI. CVCHS sent an email saying that if parents felt it was unsafe for their children to attend school due to the air quality then they could have then stay home and all absences would be excused.

Also it isn’t nuclear fallout people. The are more important things to worry about.

TPC October 12, 2017 at 10:12 PM

#6 Clayton Valley is its own entity with its own administration, governing board, bylaws, policies, etc. The only affiliation that remains between them and MDUSD is unpaid rent.

CVCHS mom October 12, 2017 at 10:17 PM

Am I the only parent that thinks it was a good idea for CV to be open today? I’m sure there will be people saying I don’t care about my kid…no need for you to respond to me. Just interested if anyone else thought the air quality today was acceptable for day to day activities.

CV Parent October 12, 2017 at 10:38 PM

They are still planning to have our kids play football tomorrow, of course the kids won’t want to not play as they don’t want to lose their spot on the team but the kids really shouldn’t play it doesn’t seem safe.

CVCHS mom October 12, 2017 at 10:44 PM

I’m sure I’m too old school for this discussion but isn’t homecoming typically tied to a football game for all the festivities? CV doesn’t have control over Concord High. I’m still a bit baffled about MDUSD decision to cancel classes…looked like lots of kids were out and about today. Walnut Creek did not close. All this to say I think people are a bit too quick to judge CV but I’m still trying to be one of those optimistic people.

ClayCord Alumn October 13, 2017 at 6:54 AM

It’s the same old story with this school since the Tim Murphy and Dave Linzey partnership began. A winning football team brings in money or so they believe. Do we forget about the number of players on all levels of football at CV? Who manages to bolster numbers of about 75-80 kids EACH on the freshman, jv, and varsity teams about 5 years in a row? The answer is a charter school who has no residential boundary. This means a student who’s home address is in the college park boundary can attend CV. Of course there’s the registration process and waiting list, but when your a football player you almost never have to go through the process. They move you up the list or they make your parent part of the coaching staff so the student becomes automatically admitted to CV. Is it not a surprise that parents and student’s were given the option to attend school? How do you expect the CV heads to care when half the kids or more on the varsity team take online classes to stay eligible. And considering CV is all about their football team who had a stadium do over, new uniforms every year, and they ride fancy charter buses to away games. So is it a real surprise that a school who’s academic faculty is almost overhauled every school year with teachers who lack credentials and teachers who are athletic coaches going to take it serious? Remember about 2 years ago at the CV graduation a student spoke and said what he learned most at CV was how to Google and copy paste his school work.

jp5air October 13, 2017 at 10:03 AM

According to the Concord Minutemen football Twitter feed, the Varsity CVCHS vs. Concord game has been moved to Monday evening 10/16 at 7PM at CV.

Anita Luttrell October 13, 2017 at 10:19 AM

Dear Clayton Valley Charter High School Community,
This has been quite a week for trying to anticipate the winds and adapting schedules. All week we have worked to balance the educational program with the shifting air quality conditions due to the wild fires in the North Bay. I also want to say that we really appreciate all the patience and understanding exhibited by our parents, students and staff during this difficult period. In addition, CVCHS wants to extend our deepest sympathy and understanding to anybody who has been directly or indirectly impacted by the various natural tragedies that have beset our state and country over the last several weeks.
Here are the latest updates:
CVCHS Football: All games canceled tonight, October 13th
Varsity Football against Concord High is rescheduled for Monday, 10/16 at 7:00 pm
Junior Varsity Football will be rescheduled for a date to be determined.
Freshman Football against Concord is rescheduled for Monday, 10/16 at 4:30 pm
CVCHS Saturday Programs:
Due to the continued poor air quality, the following programs on campus will be cancelled tomorrow, Saturday, October 14th: Credit Recovery Program, Bridge to Success Program, and Saturday School. Your student will not be penalized for tomorrow’s cancellation. Please feel free to contact your child’s program administrator with any questions or concerns. Credit Recovery/Bridge to Success: Ashlee Lung; Saturday School: Gia Bevilacqua
The PSAT is a test dictated by the College Board and dates and times are set and cannot be canceled. Consequently, we will proceed as planned on Saturday, October 14th. Students will stay inside the classrooms and hallways during the two 5 minute breaks. All classrooms and hallways have filtered air conditioning. If you feel it is not a healthy choice for your student to come to the test, please keep them at home and we will have an alternative test date. Below is information for test takers:
• Must bring Photo Student ID or Drivers License
• Arrive at 7:45 am on Saturday, October 14, 2017
• Report to C Hall at Clayton Valley Charter High School
• Bring two #2 Pencils with erasers
• Bring acceptable calculator (
• Test will last approximately from 8:00 am to 12 noon
• PSAT online prep at &
Absence Reporting
If you are keeping your student home from school because of health concerns, it is important to call and clear the absence through the attendance office. 925-682-7474 ext. 3110.
Jeff Anderson

tita October 13, 2017 at 11:26 AM

If there is so much wrong with Clayton Valley High then go somewhere else…apparently some of you aren’t learning how to spell correctly anyway…

Just me October 13, 2017 at 11:29 AM

As a grandfather of three grandkids that have graduated from CVCH, and one still attending, I follow the blog, and comments all the time, that has anything to do with CVCH. I have come to the conclusion, that the same people, complain about everything that goes on there. If you are so disappointed with the school, why don’t you take your child out, and put them in MDSD?

Claytonite October 13, 2017 at 11:47 AM

I did.

CV Parent October 13, 2017 at 12:05 PM

I actually like CV, there are just a few things that as a parent I get frustrated about but that’s mostly other students which “are want to be” bullies (none even live in the CV district of course) but other than this week’s handling of the health hazards and a few extremely misbehaved girls with oblivious parents I am happy with the school.

Vandy October 13, 2017 at 12:13 PM

Football is the greatest focus and priority for CVCHS. The education, health, and well-being of children at this school fall far behind football. The fact that the school continues to remain open with students suffering from the smoke, while the Football game decision was held to only hours before, is evidence of this truth.

ClayCord Alumn October 13, 2017 at 12:55 PM

Clear problem. Academics is secondary. Keep taking those online classes. Star running back from a couple years ago rushed for a lot of yards…and had not 1 single football scholarship offer. WHY? Because he was failing classes, wasn’t attending classes, and most likely was sleeping on a full online schedule. The smoke doesn’t matter with CV because marijuana use is another problem at that school.

Just me October 13, 2017 at 1:07 PM

Since football is always a big complaint about CVCHS, how many of you have a student that plays? Probably don’t have one, and never have. Would you still complain, if your son, was the star quarterback?

The Mamba October 13, 2017 at 1:22 PM

I’m more concerned about the killer clown issue, it needs to be addressed.

Kirkwood October 13, 2017 at 1:39 PM

The last high school football game I attended was in 1957. Just curious, how does the school make money on a football game, except perhaps a concession stand run by students?

Mint October 13, 2017 at 1:41 PM

I was not happy that my kids’ schools were closed yesterday as
the air quality was just fine till the evening, but I understand
it was hard to predict( the air quality was indeed supposed
to get worse).

However I am glad that my kids’ schools are closed today.
It seems like the districts which decided to close are not in up
scaled neighborhood, and many of the kids who go to those
schools tend to walk or tend to take public transportation,
and some may even have asthma.I respect their decisions.

I am so sad to see any school related issues or topics on Claycord
almost always turn into hateful talk between the parents in MDUSD and CVCHS community.

So many people lost their family members, houses and jobs
in North Bay. We need to be kind to each other.

Samie Rae October 13, 2017 at 1:56 PM

“I’m more concerned about the killer clown issue, it needs to be addressed.”
Love this, best comment yet!

On a serious note, quit whining, we are not victims in this area, think about the poor people who have lost everything they own and some their lives. Put down your computer and hate for CV and do something useful with your negative selves.
Our hearts should be with those affected by the wildfires in Solano, Napa, and Sonoma counties as well as other areas affected by disasters.

Rollo Tomasi October 13, 2017 at 4:06 PM

@ Kirkwood #37:

How about charging for admission and a concession stand run by volunteers?

Fact checker October 13, 2017 at 5:22 PM

Kirkwood @37, a winning football program brings in additional students who want to attend a high school that prioritizes sports and is not under the control of a District administration and District school board that puts sports lower in the priority list. Additional students means additional money from the state. As a charter school, CVCHS is free to enroll students from outside its traditional attendance boundaries. Since converting from a traditional MDUSD neighborhood high school to a charter school, Clayton Valley has increased its enrollment by several hundred students. Many come from outside its attendance boundaries and were attracted by its emphasis on sports, particularly its championship football program. So that, in a nutshell, is how CVCHS makes money on football.

Resident October 13, 2017 at 7:18 PM

The game is decidedly on and scheduled to start in about 10 minutes. And this is why I will NEVER support charter schools.

ClayCord Alumn October 13, 2017 at 8:13 PM

The game is against a team in Oakland I believe. And as far as CV being a championship program not 1 title. They loss twice in the state title game. The Championship football team that you should be talking about dawns a simple football field with a Sparta decal on its helmets.

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