DVS Season 13 Calendar and Info for the Incoming Class of 2025

In case you missed it earlier, here is a link to the updated calendar for “Season 13”, the 2021-2022 school year, which begins on Monday August 16th.

In addition, here is an FAQ sheet for our incoming freshmen, the DVS Class of 2025! We can’t wait to meet you! If you have not yet signed up for an incoming student screening appointment for next week, please do so using this link. Thank you!

Semester 2 Report Cards Mailed Home Today

Happy first week of summer vacation, DVS Families! Semester 2 report cards have been printed and are being mailed to your homes today, and Powerschool access has also been restored so that you can see your student’s semester 2 grades. Please contact our office if you do not receive your child’s report card in the mail by the end of this week.

Because our teachers are on summer break now, specific questions you may have about your child’s grades in any of their classes will be addressed with the teacher when they return in August.

I hope you and your families have a happy and healthy summer break! We can’t wait to see everyone back on campus for the first day of school on Monday August 16th!

Sincerely, Steve

Final Day of Season 12 at DVS!

We will wrap up Season 12 at DVS today with an all-school Community Dialogue led by our student leadership team at 9:00am at this link, followed by some advisory time to close out the year and say farewell to the seniors! We are proud of our students’ perseverance this year and look forward to beginning Season 13 all together in person on Monday August 16th! You can view/download/print the 2021-2022 school year calendar here.

Teachers will be finishing students’ grades on Thursday 6/10, and then on Friday 6/11 Powerschool access will be restored. Report cards will be printed and mailed home on Monday 6/14.

During summer break (including this evening), we will not be holding our regular Wednesday evening “Parent office hours with Steve & Grace”. Instead, we have scheduled Parent Office Hours meetings at 5:00pm on Monday June 28th and Monday July 19th.

I hope you and your families have a restful, safe and fun summer!

Sign up for a FREE Externship with AT&T!

The AT&T Summer Learning Academy is a free online externship learning program open to all high school and college students. Registration is available now and we get started on July 12th! The program has both short informative self-paced classes and exciting live events featuring well-known dynamic speakers focusing on four key areas: Personal Development, Business, Technology and insights on life at AT&T direct from our leadership and experts in their field. When you complete the program, you will be sent a unique digital badge from Credly.  Speakers include Sal Khan (Khan Academy), Troy Aikman (NFL Hall of Famer), Omar Johnson (Opus United), and Dr. Ellen Ochoa (Nasa Astronaut). 

Register HERE by June 22nd!

MORE INFO: 

·       Open to All High School and College Students

·       Dates: July 12 – August 6, 80 hours to complete for certificate

·       Live Events: July 12 – 23

·       Format: Virtual

·       Content: Web-based training, activities and guest speakers

·       Summer Credit: When you finish the course and receive a Credly certificate: Send Natasha an email with the certification and she can ensure you receive summer school internship credit.

WHAT IS THE COURSE CURRICULUM FOR AT&T SUMMER LEARNING ACADEMY?
There is a set group of courses that cover a variety of areas. An overview of the curriculum can be found here. The full syllabus of curriculum will be sent to all registered students in July. Students will receive a certificate of completion from Credly that is not specific to a particular discipline.


WILL THERE BE LIVE SESSIONS?
We have ~30 live sessions scheduled between July 12 – July 23, but attending events live is not mandatory. If you attend live, you will be able to interact with the presenters and ask questions. Live participants will have the chance to win various prizes and giveaways.


HOW LONG DO STUDENTS HAVE TO COMPLETE THE 80 HOURS WORTH OF WORK?
The program begins on July 12, with live events running from July 12 through July 23. Students will have until August 6th to complete the coursework required to receive the certificate of completion from Credly.

QUESTIONS? Contact Natasha Morrison at nmorrison@davincischools.org

Posse Scholarship Reminder

Attention Class of 2022: Are you a future Posse scholar? Every year, Posse partner institutions award Posse Scholars four-year, full-tuition, merit-based scholarships to top colleges and universities (Bucknell University, Dickinson College, Hobart & Williams Smith Colleges, Kalamazoo College, Middlebury College, Northwestern University, Pepperdine University, Tulane University, University of Wisconsin, Madison).

If you would like DVS to consider you as a nominee for the Posse Scholarship, please complete the Posse Foundation Scholarship Application.  The application is due no later than Friday, June 4 at 3:30 pm. As a note, we are looking for thoughtfulness and meaning in your answers rather than the length of answer. 

We will notify those who are selected for nomination via email by June 8th.

If you have additional questions, please reach out to your respective counselor.

The DVS Counselors

Posse Scholarship Application

Los Angeles Posse Foundation website

Let’s Get Social

We are so excited to officially launch Da Vinci Instagram and Facebook pages to complement our existing Twitter feed so we can get even more connected with our community, a.k.a. YOU!!

Follow us today on any of our official Da Vinci Schools social media accounts to stay connected, engaged and informed. 

Instagram
Follow us: @davincischools_org

Facebook
Like our Page: @dvschools

Twitter 
Follow us: @dvschools

Athletics
We also just launched a new Wiseburn-Da Vinci Athletics blog to communicate directly with our student-athletes, families, and community members! Here you will find everything you need from updates on tryouts, game days, highlights and so much more! Sign up for the latest athletics updates here. Go Wolves!! 

Visit our Athletics blog at athletics.davincischools.org.

We are excited to engage with you!

Anticipated Testing Dates for SAT and ACT

Hello Juniors,

Even though many institutions have chosen to remain Test Optional for the Class of 2022, we want to make sure that you have all information available in order to make an decision that best fits your needs.

The decision to test or not test is yours.  If you have questions or are eligible to receive a fee waiver for the test, please reach out to your counselor.

Anticipated SAT Test Dates – please always confirm changes via the College Board

Test DateRegistration
Deadline
Late
Registration
Score
Release
August 28, 2021 July 30, 2021 August 17, 2021 September 20,
2021
October 2, 2021September 3,
2021
September 21,
2021
October 15,
2021
November 6,
2021
October 6,
2021
October 26, 2021November 19,
2021
December 4,
2021
November 4,
2021
November 23,
2021
December 17,
2021
March 12, 2022February 11,
2022
March 1, 2022March 25, 2021
May 7, 2022April 7, 2022April 26, 2022May 20, 2022
June 4, 2022May 5, 2022May 25, 2022July 13, 2022

ACT anticipated dates for 2021-2022 – please always confirm changes by via the ACT site

Test DateRegistration
Deadline
Late
Registration
Score Release
June 12,
2021
May 7, 2021May 21, 2021June 22-
August 6, 2021
July 17,
2021
June 18, 2021June 25, 2021July 27-
Sept 10, 2021
September 11,
2021
August 6, 2021 August 20,201 Sept 27-
Nov 5, 2021
Oct. 23,
2021
Sept. 17, 2021October 1, 2021November 9-
Dec 30, 2021
Dec. 11, 2021 November 5,
2021
Nov 19,2021 Dec 21, 2021-
Feb 4, 2022
Feb. 12,
2022
January 7,
2022
Jan 21, 2022February 25-
April 7, 2022
April 2,
2022
February 25,
2022
March 11, 2022April 12-
June 23, 2022
June 11,
2022
May 6, 2022May 20, 2022June 21-
August 5, 2022
July 16,
2022
June 17, 2022June 24, 2022July 26-
Sept 9, 2022

-DVS Counseling Team

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