Street closures today in Dublin due to high school homecoming parade

Village Parkway closure starts at 2:30 p.m. with parade starting at 3:45

Due to the Dublin High School Homecoming Parade, there will be some street closures and re-routing of traffic this afternoon.

Mayor Tim Sbranti, who is also activities director at Dublin High, said of Village Parkway will be closed in both directions from Amador Valley Boulevard to Davona Drive beginning at 2:30 p.m.

The Homecoming Parade starts at 3:45 p.m. at the Parkway Fellowship Church (formerly Parkway Baptist, located at 7485 Village Parkway next to Los Pericos). The Parade will continue down Village Parkway to the Dublin High parking lot next to the Dublin Swim Center. Class floats, royalty, car show winners, marching bands, cheerleaders, the football team, and representatives from every public school in Dublin will be participating.

Although it is expected that the parade will be over by 4:15 and roads may be re-opened as early as 4:30 p.m., motorists are being asked to plan as if the roads will be closed until at least 4:45 p.m. Members of Fitness 2000 and patrons of businesses in the Village Square Shopping Center will still have full access off of Amador Valley Boulevard during the duration of the street closures.

People planning on attending the parade are being encouraged to access the campus by heading west on Brighton Drive from Amador Valley Boulevard. Attendees are also being encouraged to arrive early. Alternative options for accessing the parade are Tamarack Drive east of Village Parkway (near Frederiksen Elementary) or west of Village Parkway on Brighton Drive (near Kolb Park and the DUSD District Office). Spectators can also park in the Village Square Shopping Center.

Following the parade, Dublin High School will be hosting its annual Homecoming Carnival, which is sponsored by the DHS Student Leadership class and nearly 30 campus clubs and organizations. There will be over 17 inflatables, 40 carnival games and attractions, live entertainment, and 16 food and beverage booths.

The Homecoming Football game against Campolindo will be kicking off at 7:00 p.m.

--Jeb Bing

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Posted by Steamed Parent
a resident of Dublin
on Oct 15, 2010 at 10:58 am

Homecoming at Dublin High is getting completely out of hand. Many of the students are PRESSURED into MULTIPLE activities (building floats, skits, rallies, carnival booths, dance, etc.). The result is a big distraction from academics. Many parents know that their teens grades take a hit, they become sleep deprived, and they miss learning important concepts during this time. This year, a number of students are skipping taking their PSAT tests because of homecoming activities - not a wise choice. Other districts in the Tri-Valley have toned down their homecoming activities, and it is well past time that Dublin High do likewise. Now, we have a Dublin main thoroughfare being close for the parade, inconveniencing many drivers. That action was no doubt due to Mayor Sbranti, a Dublin High teacher that is the main promoter (er, culprit) of this overblown emphasis on homecoming. As Mayor, he needs to demonstrate more responsibility and maturity in his actions - school is about learning, not about how many parties can be held under the guise of "leadership development". Its more like of "lack-of-leadership development".

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Posted by Matt
a resident of Dublin
on Oct 15, 2010 at 1:44 pm

This is one of the reasons I bought a house in Dublin. This city has more character and charm than any of the cities Ive previously lived in. Its great to have a mayor who is involved in both city and school functions. Its great to have the support of the community (save for Steamed Parent) and the Police Department. Keep it up!

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Posted by Not so steamed
a resident of Dublin
on Oct 15, 2010 at 2:10 pm

Our child has not felt the pressure Steamed complains of, nor have I. He participated in some activities, and not others, to balance academics and school spirit.

I think the street closure has happened every year as long as I can remember.

And he's ready for his PSAT.

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