DVS Partnership with Cal Poly & Northrop Grumman

We now have permission to share publicly the video describing the unique collaborative partnership between DVS, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, and Northrop Grumman. We are extremely grateful to Northrop Grumman and proud of our teachers, students and alumni for the work and growth they have accomplished!
Please feel free to watch and share it!

Cap and Gown Portraits: Last Call

This message is for families of seniors.

This Friday, February 22nd will be the last day that our photographer (Stacee Lianna) will be taking cap and gown photos for the yearbook. She will be set up in the Black Box Theater from 8:30 – 9:45am on Friday, 2/22 for any seniors who have yet to take their cap and gown photo or for any seniors who’d like a retake. This will be the final opportunity to have a cap and gown photograph taken by our photographer. Please email Erin at edsouza@davincischools.org if you have any questions.

Week 24 Schedule

Here is the schedule for week 24! On Wednesday 2/20, at both 7:30am and 3:30pm, I will be hosting a general Q&A time called “Snacks with Steve”. There is no planned agenda for these meetings – the goal is to be available to you to answer any questions and listen to any ideas you have about our program!

Click here for schedule details: DVS week 24 schedule (S10) Week24 - Copy



Parent Workshop on Adolescent Anxiety & Depression

A doctoral student from Pepperdine University will be presenting on adolescent anxiety and depression on Wednesday, March 6, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. in the Black Box Theater. Topics include signs and symptoms of adolescent anxiety and depression as well as different skills and strategies for parents to help ease discomfort related to anxiety and depression.
Here’s a link to a flyer with more info!

11th Grade College Planning Meetings

Hi DVS Families!

This information is for the families of 11th grade students.

It’s time to sign up for your 11th grade College Planning Meeting with your student’s counselor! College Planning Meetings begin on Monday, February 25th. We ask you to please make time to attend this important informational meeting regarding the steps your family will need to take in order to plan for the transition to college. Come with your questions! If you are unable to make any of the dates and times listed, please contact your counselor with your availability. If you’d like to speak to someone in Spanish, please also contact your student’s counselor.

Please sign up at the links below, paying careful attention to sign up only at the link that corresponds with the last name of your student.

Thank you!


Mrs. Corinne Valle (last names A-F) email: cvalle@davincischools.org



Ms. Carolyn Ruiz (last names G-M) email: cruiz@davincischools.org



Mrs. Francisca Rodriguez (last names N-Z) email: frodriguez@davincischools.org




DVS is starting an After-School Study Room

DVS is starting an after-school study/homework room for students next week! This will be an optional opportunity for you to go and work on your homework in a supervised, quiet, distraction-free space. It will be held in Ms. Ichiroku’s room Mondays-Thursdays from 3:40-4:30 and will be supervised by an academic coach. Students don’t need to sign up in advance – they can just come after school and get started on their work! (This is in addition to the after-school tutoring that also takes place in the conference room outside my office.)

PSAT & SAT with Essay on Wednesday, March 27

Hi DVS Families!

The following information is for families of 9th, 10th, and 11th graders.

On Wednesday, March 27th, Da Vinci Science will administer the following tests:

  • PSAT 9 for 9th graders
  • PSAT 10 for 10th graders
  • SAT with Essay for 11th graders

For 9th and 10th graders: Da Vinci Science will pay for the cost of the PSAT for both 9th and 10th grades, so there is no payment required and all students are currently signed up for the test. Also, school will begin at regular time that day – 8:40am. There will not be office hours on this day. If you would like your student to opt-out of this test, please contact Erin D’Souza at edsouza@davincischools.org.

For 11th graders: Students will have the opportunity to take the SAT with Essay here at DVS. This is a special opportunity because students will get to take the test at their own school and in classrooms they’re familiar with on a Wednesday instead of a Saturday. All students will be signed up to take the SAT with Essay here at DVS on this date. Students will complete the registration information during one of their regular classes, so students don’t need to go online or sign up anywhere. The test will begin at 7:40am, so it is important that students make arrangements to get to school before 7:40am on Wednesday, March 27th. If you would like your student to opt-out of this test, please contact Erin D’Souza at edsouza@davincischools.org. The cost of the SAT with Essay is $64.50, and we ask students or parents to pay this amount to Brittany Alvarez at the front office. The best time to pay is between 8:00am and 8:40am Monday through Thursday. Brittany is not available after 3:30pm, so it’s best to pay before school if possible. Brittany will accept cash, checks payable to Da Vinci Schools, or credit cards. Credit card payments incur a 2.75% fee, so the cost of the test will be 2.75% higher if you pay with a credit card. Students who currently receive free or reduced meals are not required to pay for this test. Fee waivers are not required for this administration. Questions regarding payment should be directed to Brittany at balvarez@davincischools.org.

If you have any questions regarding the administration of the PSAT or SAT School Day, please contact Erin at edsouza@davincischools.org.


SAT School Day Information for Parents

SAT School Day Info for Parents (Spanish)

ACT Prep Course Opportunity

DVS is hosting another after-school ACT Prep Course for its students (a $499 value) for only $99 per student!

All classes held on-campus at Da Vinci from 4:15pm to 5:45pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Practice exams are Saturdays on campus from 8am to 1:00pm.

View this flyer for details: DVScience Winter ACT Flyer

Space is limited. Go to www.ivyprepeducation.com/prep-courses and make sure to use the code “dvsfamily” at checkout for the discount.

Scholarships are available to students who are on free & reduced lunch. Please see Steve Wallis for details.

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