San Ramon Valley High School

SRVHS Parent Teacher Student Association

California is a great place to live, but it has its FAULTS!
Three major ones to be exact - The San Andreas, Hayward, and Calaveras.

On October 17, 1989, northern California was violently shaken for about 15 seconds. Many lives were lost, hundreds of people were injured, and 13, 000 people were displaced from their homes. It measured 7.1 on the Richter scale and was centered off the coast of Santa Cruz. The death and destruction in the Bay Area was from the 5.4 shock wave from that great quake. If a great quake hits any of the above fault lines, the strength will be 60 times stronger than which we felt from the 5.4 shock wave.

A major quake in the Bay Area will break electric, gas, water, sewer, and telephone lines. It will topple radio and TV towers, weaken or bring down bridges and overpasses, and block roadways. Airports would be out of commission for days. For a while, foot and bicycle would probably be the only reliable means of transportation. This is why we need to be prepared at all times. It's not a question of whether a great quake will strike, but when and where it will strike.

SRVHS is preparing for a major earthquake so our students will be taken care of until you are able to pick them up. Because of the type of disaster described, it is important that all parents become familiar with the School District Emergency Policies.

The safety of the students and the school staff is of paramount importance. In the event of a major disaster during school hours, school will not be dismissed and all students will remain under the supervision of school authorities. If parents/guardian/designated emergency contacts come to the school and properly identify themselves, their students will be released. For your student's safety, please do not encourage them to leave school and walk home in the event of a major quake.

The administration, the staff, faculty, and PTSA are working on a four-step plan to make our school completely prepared for at least 3 days. Step One - Preparedness and Hazard Reduction. Step Two - Disaster Task Groups. Step Three - Basic Survival Training. And Step Four - Practice Exercises.

More information will be sent home to help you prepare your family at home, work, and school.  For more information contact Karen Schumann at

Thank you for your generous donations at Wolf Pack Days 2013-14!