School Site Council Meeting tomorrow

Dear DVS Families,

This is a reminder that our second School Site Council meeting will be tomorrow (Wednesday 1/22) from 4:00-5:00pm in the Galileo room at DVS. We will be discussing some of the changes we’ve made for 2ns semester, the results of the fall parent survey, and reviewing our school safety plan. The meeting is open to all and we hope to have a great parent turnout!

As always, thank you for all the ways in which you support our school family!

-Steve

Week 19 Schedule

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We had a terrific first week of the second semester, with students jumping back into their learning together with new projects and activities!

We have a 3-day weekend this weekend in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and we return on Tuesday, January 21st with the following schedule: DVS week 19 schedule (S11)

Next Wednesday, January 22nd, is an especially busy day at DVS, including a college fair for 11th graders during 4th period, our School Site Council meeting at 4:00pm in the Galileo room, and a FAFSA Night for 12th grade families at 5:00pm in the multipurpose room.

Week19 Week19DueDatesI hope you and your families have a restful weekend!

Sincerely,

Steve

 

STEM Goes Red Program

Hello Students and Parents,

The American Heart Association’s STEM Goes Red program application is now open. This program is a free enrichment program available to female high school students at all grade levels.

STEM Goes Red participants will have the opportunity to learn about STEM with an emphasis in science and health. Through this program, participants will be provided experiences and resources such as job shadowing at hospitals and research labs, an online learning portal to learn about how STEM is applied, access and interaction to executive women leaders within the community. We will also have optional ways for the students to also engage over the summer, into the following school year and beyond.

The application is due on Wednesday Jan 30, 2020. You can apply and find more info on the attached flyer.

STEM Goes Red 2020 Student Info

Regional Counselors of California (RACC) College Fair

On January 22nd we will be hosting a Regional Admissions Counselors of California (RACC) College Fair for our 11th grade students.  Representatives from colleges and universities from across the US will be here to meet with our students.  Some of the colleges represented include the University of New Mexico, University of Arizona, Syracuse University and University of Delaware.  11th grade students will have the opportunity to ask specific questions about their institution and admission process.

DVS Counselors

Senior FAFSA Night

Hello Class of 2020 Families,

This is a friendly reminder that a FAFSA workshop will take place Wednesday, January 22nd from 5:00 to 6:30 pm in the Multi-purpose Room.

Please bring 2018 tax returns in order to fill out the FAFSA application. You and your student will also need to have your FSA ID handy so that you can electronically sign your application. Please make sure that this is done prior to attending the workshop https://studentaid.ed.gov/npas/index.htm. Chromebooks will be provided.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you!

Kindest regards,

DVS Counselors

“Autism Goes to College” Screening

Save the Date! Da Vinci has obtained the rights to screen the movie “Autism Goes to College” and we would like to invite our Da Vinci and Wiseburn Families to attend this event on Wednesday, January 29th at 6pm in the Black Box Theater. After the movie, there will be a Q&A session with Director Erik Linthorst. We hope that our families will feel engaged, inspired, and connected through this event. Please RSVP using the following link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/autism-goes-to-college-screening-tickets-88954698899?aff=affiliate1

Thank you!

Steve

DVS Policy Changes for 2nd Semester

We’re having a terrific first day of second semester – it’s great to have all the students back! This morning in advisory we shared with the students several policy changes we developed during our winter PD week, which are explained in the attached photos. Please feel free to discuss them with your child when they get home :)

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As always, please let me know how we can be supporting your student this semester!

Sincerely,

Steve

SAT/ACT Prep Seminar open for 2nd semester

Dear DVS Families,

As we begin the second semester, students have the opportunity to take a new ACT/SAT prep seminar that is run by PJ Test Prep, a professional ACT/SAT test prep company. Taken outside of school, ACT and SAT test prep courses can be very expensive and time consuming – so this is a terrific opportunity for your child to prepare for these critical tests for free, during the school day! This semester, the course will be offered in the Monday/Wednesday seminar period.

If you would like to enroll your child in this seminar, please email me at swallis@davincischools.org. Thank you!

-Steve

Semester 2 begins tomorrow!

Happy New Year, DVS Students and Families!

The DVS staff has been working all week to get ready to welcome you back to school tomorrow morning and we can’t wait to see you again! We will begin our day at 8:30am in advisory, where students will receive their second semester class schedules. To see the detailed schedule for the week, please click on this link: DVS week 18 schedule (S11) Week18 The semester 2 calendar has been updated and can be found by clicking here: Semester 2 DVS 2019-2020 Planning Calendar (rev 1-10-20). Please note that the professional development day that was originally scheduled for March 13th has been moved to March 6th to make room for the First Robotics LA Regional tournament that DV is hosting on March 6-8.

Semester2You are all invited to our next School Site Council meeting which is scheduled for Wednesday, January 22 at 4:00pm. An RSVP isn’t required, but I would appreciate it if you would email me at swallis@davincischools.org if you are able to join us!

As always, thank you for trusting us with your child’s education. It is an honor to play such an important role in your child’s life and we look forward to welcoming them all back tomorrow!

Sincerely,

Steve

 

Spring Sports Update

Welcome back Wolves!

 

Boys Volleyball Tryouts will be held on January 21st, 22nd , and 23rd from 4:00PM-6:00PM

@ Wiseburn + Da Vinci Gymnasium

Have a question? Contact Head Coach Korey Hlaudy at khlaudy@davincischools.org

 

Swim Team Tryouts will be held on January 13th, 14th, and 15th from 4:00PM-5:30PM

@ El Segundo Wiseburn School District Aquatics Center

Have a question? Contact Head Coach Ali Landeros at alanderos@davincischools.org

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