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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

San Ramon Art And Wind Festival

The San Ramon Art & Wind Festival, the BEST festival in the East Bay, is scheduled for Sunday and Monday May 24th & 25th in San Ramon's Central Park, 12501 Alcosta Blvd. from 10am to 5pm both days.

The festival will feature an early morning hot air balloon launch on Monday, May 25th at 6am. Bring the family for a spectacular close up view of 6 hot air balloons as they lift slowly into the sky.

Shop for handmade items at over 150 arts & crafts booths featuring a wide range of artwork including paintings, sculpture, woodwork, toys, hand painted clothing, stained glass, music, photography and more.

Kites are one of the main attractions of the event. There will be kite flying demonstrations by professionals from all over the country, free kite making workshops for youth, and lots of kites to buy. After purchasing or making your own kite, spend some time enjoying the beautiful San Ramon Central Park and perfect conditions to practice flying a kite.

There will be entertainment on three stages and an expanded interactive kid's activity area with Inflatable Bouncers and Slides, Rides for the little ones, Face Painting, Rock-Climbing Wall, a Train Ride and crafts for kids.

Take a break from all the fun and enjoy great food provided by area non-profit groups. This year we will have 23 food booths operated by local non-profits that raise much needed funds for their organizations. There will be gyros, peach cobbler, caesar salad, tri-tip sandwiches, sausage sandwiches, ice cream, sushi, hot dogs, hamburgers, cotton candy, nachos and more. Last year the non-profit groups who participated collectively earned over $70,000.

The Art & Wind Festival would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors. Special thanks to our presenting sponsor Chevron and our gold level sponsors Windemere and Comcast. Silver sponsors of this year's festival include the San Ramon Regional Medical Center, KKIQ, Contra Costa Times/San Ramon Valley Times, and the San Ramon Marriott Hotels.

More information on the various events and times can be found at the San Ramon website.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

School Re-Opens in San Ramon

Coyote Creek Elementary School to Re-Open WEDNESDAY, MAY 6th

County Health Department no longer advising schools to close due to H1N1 virus 

Attention City of San Ramon Parks & Community Services Afterschool Enrichment Programs:

The City of San Ramon was notified that the Contra Costa County Department of Health has advised the SRVUSD to re-open Coyote Creek Elementary School on Wednesday, May 6th. 


Beginning Wednesday many after school enrichment programs will be resumed at Coyote Creek Elementary School.


Classes that will take place this week:

Tennis, Wednesday

Intro to Mandarin, Thursday
Spanish, Friday 

Classes that will not take place this week:
Origami, makeup will be held on 5/13
Chess, makeup will be held on 5/28
Critters n' Clay, makeup will be scheduled look for further information at your next class meeting!

The District and City of San Ramon are still recommending that any student who may exhibit flu-like symptoms to stay home until they have been symptom-free for at least 24 hours, and advising families to see their physician if members of the household exhibit symptoms. 


If you are enrolled in a class that was cancelled this week you will be receiving notification by Friday if a makeup class is planned, or a credit will be issued for the missed class.  Should you have any questions about City of San Ramon classes, please call 925-973-3200.


 For more information visit the city website:


San Ramon Valley Unified School District


Health Guidance for response to H1N1 Flu modified.  Schools Reopen.

Contra Costa County Department of Public Health is no longer closing schools because of H1N1 (swine flu).  Coyote Creek Elementary was closed on May 1 and will reopen tomorrow, May 6. The District dispatched a sanitizing crew to Coyote Creek on Monday and Tuesday to spend two full days sanitizing and disinfecting the school following the school’s closure due to two “probable” cases of the H1N1 influenza virus.


The decision to reopen the school was made after the Federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued new guidance on Tuesday that schools no longer needed to be closed unless student or staff absences interfere with the school’s ability to operate, because the H1N1 flu appears to be less severe than initially determined.


The following recommendations remain in place:

  • Anyone who is sick (fever with cough or sore throat) should stay home until they are symptom free for 24 hours.
  • Consult your physician or health care provider if symptoms persist.
  • Everyone is encouraged to continue practicing good hand washing and cough etiquette.
  • County health will continue to monitor N1H1 Flu situations.
  • City will continue to work with and cooperate with the county and school district assessments and decisions.

 More information on the new guidance is available on the CCHS website: or the CCHS Health Emergency Information Line at 1-888-959-9911.  

Saturday, May 2, 2009

San Ramon Swine Flu Coyote Creek School Closing

At approximately 7:30 Friday evening, 05/01/09, the Contra Costa County Health Department notified the San Ramon Unified School District that a Coyote Creek Elementary School student has tested positive for the Swine Influenza (H1N1 Virus).

For the safety of all students and staff, Contra Costa County health officials have ordered that Coyote Creek Elementary School, located at 8700 Northgale Ridge Rd., San Ramon, and the attached daycare facility be closed beginning Monday, May 4th. School may resume as early as Monday, May 11th, unless we are advised to extend the closure beyond that date.

As of this evening, there are no other schools in our district with a confirmed case of the H1N1 virus. As of this writing, all other schools in the district will remain open, and will function as normal.

For more information about the H1N1 virus, call your healthcare provider, visit Contra Costa Health Services' website: or call the Health Emergency Information Line: 1-888-959-9911.

The school district will continue to keep you updated as more information becomes available. Please continue to read your emails and visit the district website ( for updated information.

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