Principal's Newsletters, Videos & Webinars

Principal Lopez's September 10th Newsletter is included below, with a video highlighting upcoming meetings open to our Del Mar community, IB test results, and Homecoming week festivities.
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Student/Parent Informational Newsletter - September 10, 2021
Principal's Message
Good morning Del Mar family,
I have created a little video for this week’s principal’s message.  Please make sure to take a look at it!  

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Here are the main points in the video:
Date/Time Event Who?
Sept. 16  / 2:30pm-4pm Mobile Food Pantry Anyone in need of groceries
Sept. 16  / 2:30pm-4pm School Site Council Anyone can serve on our committee, I need guardians and students. Contact me directly at
September / Tutorial School Climate Survey All students will take during advisory 
October 1/ 2:30pm-4pm Construction Engagement Opportunity For all students, parents and community to give feedback about our admin/library building
Have a great weekend!

Larry Lopez

Del Mar High School Principal

School News

IB Test Results

If you "tested" in an IB class last year and would like a copy of your official results please see Ms. Olamit in Room 60.

Student Activities

We are excited that Homecoming is coming very soon! Homecoming week is September 20-24.

Here is a rundown of all details.

Spirit Days:

Monday - Pajama Day

Tuesday - College Day

Wednesday - Blackout (wear all black)

Thursday - Throwback Thursday

Friday - Class Color Day


Homecoming Rally:

Wednesday, 9/22, during school. 

Homecoming Game:

The Homecoming Game will be on Thursday, 9/23. The JV team plays at 4:00 and the varsity team plays at 7:00. During halftime of the varsity game, we will crown our Homecoming Royalty! Ticket Prices are: $8 general admission, Child under 12: $1, Senior Citizens: $6. Please note that ALL attendees must pay the entry fee, even Del Mar students. 

Homecoming Dance:

The Homecoming Dance will be Friday, 9/24, from 7-10pm in the quad. This is a semi-formal dance. Ticket prices are: $22 (Week of: 9/6-9/10), $24 (Week of 9/13-9/17), $26 (Week of 9/20-9/24), and $30 at the door. Please note that guests are welcome at the dance, but only from CUHSD schools (Leigh, Branham, Prospect, Westmont). Guest passes must be picked up at the student store and fully completed and approved before purchasing a guest ticket. No guest tickets will be sold at the door. 

ID Cards:

Every student, either Del Mar or guest, needs a valid ID to get into the dance. If your Del Mar student needs a replacement ID, they can purchase one for $5 at the student store. This needs to be done before the dance. 

Drop off and Pick Up:

Drop off for the dance should happen on Del Mar Ave, at the date near room 16. No other gates will be open. Students can also drive and park in the student parking lot. Pickup should happen promptly at 10:00 on Del Mar Ave. No students can be picked up in the back parking lot.


Upcoming Events


9.14 - PTSA Meeting 7:00pm 
9.16 - Mobile Food Pantry 
9.16 - School Site Council 
9.20 - Start of Homecoming Week







This week, we have made a video for our weekly newsletter. Thank you to Blanca Diaz, our Community Liaison, for helping with the video.  Following the video, you will find additional information highlighted in the video.  


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1. Please join us Tuesday, October 13th at 8am for a Student/Parent Q and A.  We will send out a zoom link next week for students and families to join.  In attendance will be our Activities Director, Athletic Director, one Counselor, one Assistant Principal and myself.  If you would like to submit a question before the event, please visit


2. If you are a student interested in joining our Student Equity Team, please email our Activities Director Ms. Schembri  This team will begin meeting to look at our handbook and review current structures within Del Mar High School and identify ways in which we can support all students.


3. Don't forget about the tech hotline, please contact if you are in need of a hot spot or are having any tech related issues (408) 558-3080.


Last but not least, I wanted to share voting information that was sent earlier from the Santa Clara County Office of Education.  You can see the full message below.


Due to the pandemic, you may have concerns regarding the November 3rd election. Registering to vote and casting your vote may appear a bit overwhelming. However, during this upcoming election it is actually easier to do both. If you have not yet registered to vote or would like to verify the status of your registration, please visit the California Voter Registration website, at: Please note the deadline to register to vote is Oct 19, 2020, 15 days before Election Day on Nov 3, 2020.  Anyone who is registered to vote will receive a ballot mailed to them automatically. Completed ballots can be returned in the free postage-paid envelope that is provided or can be placed in one of 98 conveniently located drop-boxes throughout the county. 

The Registrar of Voters Office will also be open for early voting beginning on October 5, 2020 through Election Day - access the office online, at: Voters who prefer to vote in person can still do so at any of the more than 100 Vote Centers that will be open throughout Santa Clara County starting October 31, 2020. 

Adhering to COVID-19 protocols, the Vote Centers will offer sanitary, in-person options for a full spectrum of services including language and accessibility assistance. For more information visit or call 866-430-VOTE (8683).  A few dates to keep in mind: 


Have an amazing weekend everyone,


Larry Lopez



Thank you, Students and Parents, for staying informed and submitting your questions regarding the 2020-21 school year. Below you will find video messages from Principal Lopez, as well as recordings for Q&A webinars.
January 22, 2021 - Family Q&A Webinar with Principal Lopez and Ms. Schembri
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October 13, 2020 - Family Q&A Webinar with Principal Lopez and the Admin Team
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October 9, 2020 Video Newsletter with Principal Lopez and Blanca Diaz
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September 14, 2020 - Parent Q&A Webinar with Principal Lopez and Ms. Schembri.
September 11, 2020 - Principal Lopez's Message to Families
August 21, 2020 - Parent Q&A Webinar with Principal Lopez and Ms. Schembri.
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August 14, 2020 - Important Message from Principal Lopez on Social Media Use and Protecting our Del Mar Family
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August 12, 2020 - Discussion with Principal Lopez & Ms. Schembri of Questions Submitted by Students on First Day of School
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August 12, 2020 - First Day Welcome Message from Del Mar High School
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August 6, 2020 - Parent Information Night with Principal Lopez and Ms. Diaz
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July 23, 2020 - Discussion with Principal Lopez and Ms. Durant
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