Hi DVS Families! Here are some of the policies regarding POLs at DVS:
Missed presentations: There will not be any POL makeups allowed. Students who miss a POL with a valid reason* will be excused from the POL. * Valid reasons include urgent doctor’s appointments with doctor’s note and parent confirmation, hospitalization with appropriate documentation, and deaths in the family with appropriate documentation.
Students arriving late to their POL presentation: The timer for each student’s POL will begin at their scheduled time. If a student arrives late, they will be allowed to give their presentation but will only have the time remaining on the timer to do so.
Students not in professional dress and/or missing a script or evidence: Students who are not dressed professionally or who are demonstrating a lack of preparedness will be permitted to present, but will be awarded a presentation preparedness score that reflects their lack of preparedness.
Here is the schedule for the week!
DVS Week 35 Schedule
Please join us for a parent educational workshop titled “Counseling Services 101″ for Da Vinci Innovation Academy and Da Vinci Science families.
This workshop will be presented by Kene Washington – DVIA Counselor & Carolyn Ruiz – DVS Counselor. See more details below.
Where: Collaborative Room (Bungalow between the Forum and DVIA)
When: Wednesday, May 17
Questions? Contact Carolyn Ruiz, firstname.lastname@example.org
Next week is Teacher Appreciation Week! Erin and I will be standing in the parking lot each morning before school with this box to collect any notes of appreciation you might like to write to any of your childrens’ teachers. You can also bring notes and cards in and drop them off any time at our office.
Your words of encouragement mean a great deal to these dedicated professionals who love your kids and who work so hard to help them be successful!
Da Vinci Science will be participating in California’s annual state testing next week. 10th graders will take the California Science Test (CAST) on Monday, May 1st or Tuesday, May 2nd. 11th graders will take the Smarter Balanced Assessments (SBAC) in both mathematics and language arts on Wednesday, May 3rd and Thursday, May 4th. More details about the tests are included in the links below. If you have any questions about your student’s participation in these tests, please contact me Erin D’Souza at email@example.com or (310) 725-5800.
11th Grade SBAC Parent Letter
10th Grade CAST Parent Letter
Here’s the schedule for next week! Tomorrow is a PD day, which means the staff will be working but the students get one more day of break.
Hope to see you at the DVS Y&G fundraiser at Strand Brewing Company in Torrance tomorrow (Monday) from 4-9pm!
DVS Week 31 Schedule
Today we began a new advisory unit, #samefamilynewhome, in which we hope to prepare our DVS family for the move to the new campus. We began by reading an open letter from me to the DVS family and commonly asked questions about our move, which are here for you to read as well:
Open Letter to DVS Family About Our Move
Commonly Asked Questions about our new campus
Thank you for coming out to our final Exhibition Night on Aviation Boulevard! It was great to see such an excellent turnout. If you haven’t yet signed in to get your credit for showing up, please visit this link: www.tinyurl.com/DVSParentParticipation
Since this was a late night for both students and staff, there will not be any office hours tomorrow morning. Please contact your teacher directly if you had made specific arrangements with them as they might want you to come in anyway.
Thanks again for supporting our DVS students!