Student Materials Pickup Day is Today

Today (1/25) is our student materials pickup day from 10am-2pm! Students and/or parents may come at any time in that window to pick up class materials, and as part of Da Vinci’s standard COVID safety protocols we ask that each household register this morning using this link prior to coming to campus and be wearing a mask when you arrive.

Thank you!

Week 20 Schedule

Happy Saturday, DVS Families! The first 2 weeks of the second semester have gone well and we are proud of our students for starting off strong!

This coming Monday (1/25) is our student materials pickup day from 10am-2pm. Students and/or parents may come at any time in that window to pick up class materials, and as part of Da Vinci’s standard COVID safety protocols we ask that each household register using this link on Monday prior to coming to campus and be wearing a mask when you arrive.

This Wednesday at 5:00pm is our next School Site Council meeting (in place of our weekly parent office hours), which you can attend using this link (no password is required). At this meeting we will be reviewing our first semester progress toward our annual goals and our school safety plan.

Looking Ahead: DVS School Calendar for Weeks 20-23

I hope you all stay warm, dry, and healthy this weekend!

SoCal College Collab

Calling all students!!!!

Chapman University, Pepperdine University, and the University of San Diego invite you to join our virtual SoCal College Collab on Thursday, February 4 from 5:30 – 7 p.m.!

This is a great opportunity to learn about our institutions, get insight on the application process, and ask questions. You can register here.

Admission representatives and current students from each school will serve as panelists to provide you with an introduction to the unique aspects of each institution, from academics to student life.

Programming will include overviews of each university, current student interviews, and application advice. The last 30 minutes will be a Q & A session with the school of your choice.

We’ll provide a link to access the event after registration. We hope to connect with you there!
If you have any questions, contact us at or (714) 997-6711.

Society of Manufacturing Engineers Scholarships

The SME Education Foundation online scholarship application is now open to graduating seniors for the 2021/2022 academic year. The scholarships are NOT need-based and are open to students with an overall GPA of 2.0 or higher. Annually the SME Education Foundation awards scholarships to graduating high school seniors and undergraduate students pursuing two or four-year degrees in manufacturing engineering, technology or other closely related disciplines. Scholarships range from $1,000 – $40,000 and can be used for tuition, books, course/lab fees. This year the Foundation awarded nearly $600,000 to over 240 students. Visit for more information or begin the online application process. By filling out one application students will be considered for all scholarships for which they are eligible.

Application Deadline: February 1, 2021 Questions? Contact

El Camino College Presents: “College Night”

Hello Seniors!

January 20, 2021

College Night at El Camino College is an open house event showcasing everything ECC has to offer! Come learn about programs and resources at our resource fair, attend workshops, enjoy donuts with the deans, chat with counselors, and take a twilight campus tour.

All prospective students, parents, adult learners, educators, and community members are invited to attend. Click here to be directed to the College Night site.


All activities take place online via zoom. You must register for each session that you wish to attend.

Please note that sessions starting at 6:00 PM and 7:00 PM are concurrent. A recording of each of the sessions will be posted on this page after the event is over.

TimeWorkshopRegistration Link
5:30 – 6:00 PMWelcome SessionSign up for this session

Workshop Session 1
6:00 – 6:50 PMCareer EducationSign up for this session
Dual EnrollmentSign up for this session
ECC Information Sessions & Campus TourSign up for this session

Workshop Session 2
7:00 – 7:50 PMTransfer StrategiesSign up for this session
Financial Aid 101Sign up for this session
Special Resource CenterSign up for this session

Workshop Descriptions

Career Education

Get from Where You Are to Where You Want To Be
Career Education at El Camino College prepares students for employment (Entry Pathway) or for future education (Skilled and Professional Pathways) in a career major or concentration.

Dual Enrollment

Save Time, Money, Explore, and Get Ahead!
This workshop will teach current high school students and parents how they can successfully enroll in courses at El Camino College while still enrolled in high school for free.

Financial Aid 101

What Students and Families Need to Know
This workshop will address why it is important to apply for financial aid and how students can remain in good standing.

Transfer Strategies

This workshop will address the many transfer opportunities that students have when they enroll at El Camino College. It’s never too early to start thinking about the future.

Week 18 Roundup

It was terrific for our DVS staff to welcome our students back from the break and to get started on second semester together!

Monday is a school holiday held in honor of civil rights champion Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who championed the cause of justice, racial equality, and love between people regardless of the color of their skin.

In his acceptance speech of the Nobel Prize in 1964, Dr. King said: “I accept this award today with an abiding faith in America and an audacious faith in the future of mankind…I refuse to accept the idea that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality… I have the audacity to believe that peoples everywhere can have three meals for their bodies, education and culture for their minds, and dignity, equality and freedom for their spirits.”

Particularly in our unprecedented current historical context and the disturbing recent events in our Capitol, Dr. King’s hope and faith in a society committed to driving out the darkness of injustice and racism in our country with the light of justice and love is one we continue to reflect on, teach, and strive to embody with our students.

California Black College Expo 2021

Calling all Seniors!

Black College Expo California

Virtually you can GET:
– Accepted to colleges on The Spot
– College Application Fees Waived
– Scholarships on the Spot
– Informative Seminars and Workshops


Black College Expo

Due to COVID-19 pandemic, Black College Expo will be hosted LIVE virtually until we can continue back to physical events. The Virtual California Black College Expo a 2-Day event is an ONLINE Experience for students to get access to colleges, highlighting HBCUs, historically black colleges and universities, and other educational programs.

Students can get ACCEPTED on the SPOT! College Application FEES Waived, and get SCHOLARSHIPS on the spot! It was developed due the impact COVID-19 pandemic that has affected students and families, especially when it comes to college access. This event will help high school seniors looking for a college home and college transfer students looking to transfer to a four year college.

This event also serves as a bridge to help college recruiters connect with students looking to go to college. It is also an opportunity for future high school seniors to get connected to a college and get their application fees waived.

Black College Expo is helping students with access to higher education for over 20 years. This event truly helps students connect to college, careers & beyond! The event is produced by National College Resources Foundation (NCRF), a 501c3 nonprofit organization. NCRF has helped over 500,000 students get into college, and helped students connect with over 1 billion dollars in scholarships and grants.

Office Hours with Steve & Grace returns tonight @5pm!

Our regular Wednesday evening office hours for parents will be tonight @ 5pm – all are welcome to join for Q&A! You can join using this link – no password is required.

Also, we have scheduled makeup dates for student photos and senior cap & gown photos:

  • Senior Cap & Gown picture retakes: Friday, February 5th from 10am-3pm
  • Makeup picture day: Friday, March 12th from 10am-3pm

More information about these photo makeup days will be coming soon!

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