Course Requests for 2021-2022

Today in their Google Classroom pages, students in grades 9, 10 and 11 received a link they can use to request which courses they wish to take next year!

DVS Career Pathways Courses for 2021-2022

I encourage you to review this summary document with your student and discuss their career pathways interests and course requests with them before they submit the form. Thank you!

COVID vaccines now available for children 12-17

Starting 5/13/21, Los Angeles County vaccination providers begin offering the Pfizer vaccine for 12 to 15-year-olds at vaccination sites that offer the Pfizer vaccine. All eight county run sites will be open and able to vaccinate children 12-17; teens should be accompanied by a parent, guardian or responsible adult, and present a photo ID and verification of age.  For a full list of sites across the county offering Pfizer vaccines, please visit http://bit.ly/PfizerSites . To schedule an appointment, visit www.VaccinateLACounty.com. Walk-ins are welcome at all 8 county-run sites.  Parents or teens with questions about the vaccine should contact their healthcare provider or visit the Public Health website for more information on vaccine safety and efficacy.

POSSE Foundation Scholarship

Hello Juniors!  Are you a future POSSE Scholar?Please join us on Thursday, May 20th from 2pm-3pm to learn more about the Posse Foundation Scholarships.  Each year, DVS nominates Juniors who demonstrate leadership and academic strength to participate in the running to receive a full-tuition scholarship at a Posse Foundation partner university.  Come learn about the nomination process, the scholarship and the Posse affiliated universities.  The Zoom Link will be sent to your DVS email after you registration.  There are 30 spots available for this presentation.  We will create a waitlist once we reach capacity. Please register here.

Class of 2021 Grad Night & Yard Signs

Good afternoon DVS families, we are excited to announce that we will be holding a Senior Grad Night for DVS! Sponsored by the Da Vinci Schools Fund, our Grad Night will be held on Saturday, May 22 from 7:00-11:00 P.M at the Da Vinci Campus.  Covid testing and ticket sales will be on Thursday 5/20 from 11:45am-1:45pm on campus. More info to come!

Also, all Da Vinci Seniors will be able to pick up yard signs next week! We are so proud of our class of 2021!!

Sign up for next SpaceX Lunch + Learn!

Join us for a SpaceX Lunch & Learn 

Monday, May 17th at 1:30pm 

Topic:

Roles at SpaceX – hear from various SpaceX employees about their job

WHEN: Monday, May 17th 1:30pm-2:30pm

MORE INFO: 

  • Will be held via Zoom 
  • Open to all grade levels
  • Interested?  RSVP for the event here by 8am on Friday, May 14th https://forms.gle/kMoULrSchajtVNCd8 and you’ll be sent the Zoom link via the email you share on the form.

Questions or Concerns?  

Contact Natasha Morrison, Director of Real World Learning, at nmorrison@davincischools.org 

Fall 2021 El Camino College Dual Enrollment Class Offering

Who:   Rising Juniors and Seniors from DVC, DVD, and DVS

What: College course at Da Vinci, through El Camino College. Course meets transfer requirements for all Cal State and U.C. campuses, as well as most private colleges and universities.

Child Development (CDEV 103) – Child Growth and Development (Synchronous)

This course is an introduction to child development from conception through adolescence with an emphasis on the interaction between the maturational processes and environmental factors relating to physical, cognitive, and psychosocial growth. While studying developmental theory and investigative research methodologies, students will observe and interview children, evaluate individual differences and analyze characteristics of development at various stages. Also, the effect of cultural influences on development will be studied.

3 units; 3 hours lecture

Transfer CSU, UC

Tuesday & Thursday from 3:00pm – 4:30pm

Start Date: Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Why:   Get a start on your college credits! It looks great on your college applications.

Cost:   Free! The state of California and Da Vinci Schools pick up the costs, including textbook fees. Donations to help cover the cost of the textbooks from families that can are appreciated.

Where: Classes will be held virtually on the El Camino College student portal due to COVID-19.

If you are interested, make sure you apply to El Camino College Fall 2021 term and email the attached completed dual enrollment form with your student ID number and/or the application confirmation number to your school counselor by Tuesday, May 25, 2021 by 3:00pm. Classes start on Tuesday, August 31, 2021. To be eligible to take a dual enrollment class, the student will need to pass all their academic classes, have no credit recovery for a-g classes, and be a rising senior or junior student. Space is limited and we are accepting forms on a first come first serve basis!

For more information click on the following links:

Fall 2021 DVD-DVC-DVS College Cours

Applying to El Camino College

Dual Enrollment Application

Thank You,

Ms. Valle, cvalle@davincischools.org (A-F), Ms. Ruiz, cruiz@davincischools.org (G-M) & Ms. Rodriguez, frodriguez@davincischools.org (N-Z)

Dual Enrollment in High School Partnership Classes

 Applying to El Camino College

All students must have applied for admission to El Camino College.

Never applied?

Previously applied?

  • Your El Camino student account is still in good standing if you submitted an application for admission for Spring 2021 or Winter 2021 – or earlier, if you registered for either a Fall 2020 or Spring 2021 class.
  • Your El Camino College ID # is the same as previous terms and is 7-digits (no letters)

Dual Enrollment Application

All students must submit a separate, completed Dual Enrollment Application for each term they wish to be manually registered for class(es). Students, parents, and authorized high school signers can use Fill & Sign Tools in Adobe Acrobat Reader to fill out the form and draw their signatures:

NOTE: Our Admissions Office cannot accept forms with typed signatures. All signatures need to be drawn using the above methods, either by pen, mouse, or touchscreen. This is the most common reason why a form cannot be processed and students will not be registered.

MyECC 

MyECC is El Camino College’s secure online portal where students view their registered classes, grades, unofficial transcripts, etc. Your MyECC username and password are included in your Welcome Email. You will be prompted to create a new password when you log into MyECC for the first time.

NOTE: El Camino College recently updated the Password Requirements for MyECC. Passwords must include at least 10 characters, 1 Capital letter, 1 number (number cannot be at end or beginning of password), and no repeated/consecutive characters. View Complete Password Complexity Requirements

Canvas

Students will have access to Canvas, our online course management system, only after they are manually registered in an online class. You will need to use your MyECC login information to access Canvas.

Dropping a Class
Registered students who wish to drop the class must perform this action themselves in MyECC by the drop deadlines.

Help is Available!

Dual Enrollment offers Drop-In Help via Zoom every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 4:00-5:00 p.m. to assist students one-on-one with questions they may have about their application for admission or Dual Enrollment Application.

Please join us using the links on this webpage – no sign up necessary!

D.R. Moreland Named as New Wiseburn Da Vinci Athletics Director

We are excited to announce that Donald “D.R.” Moreland has been named Athletics Director of the Wiseburn Da Vinci Athletics Program. D.R. assumed his duties last week.

D.R. has more than 20 years of experience as an administrator, athletics director, and passionate educator specializing in youth development, managing relationships across diverse populations highlighting community involvement, and a commitment to academic and athletic achievement. READ MORE >>>

Week 34 Schedule & Information

It’s been a terrific first week of our new hybrid instruction schedule – our students and teachers have all done a terrific job with all of the change! We are grateful for all of the kind notes, gifts, and delicious food that our DVS families provided for our staff for Teacher Appreciation Week! On behalf of all of us, thank you!!! Next week we continue with our hybrid instruction schedule as shown here.

Our weekly “Parent Office Hours with Steve & Grace” will be cancelled next week due to the special board meeting that will take place on Wednesday at 5pm, and our School Site Council meeting has also been moved from 5/12 to 5/19.

I hope you enjoy a safe and restful weekend!

Sincerely, Steve

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