DVS Summer Office Hours with Steve & Grace tomorrow

Hello DVS Families! Tomorrow we continue our “Summer Office Hours with Steve & Grace” that we are holding every Wednesday over summer from 12:00-1:00. In tomorrow’s meeting, we will be asking for your ideas and feedback about what school might look like when we return on August 17th.

The Zoom link to these meetings can be found here and also in the “resources” section of this blog. No password is required to join.

We would love to see you tomorrow at noon!

Sincerely, Steve & Grace

Graduate Cap & Gown Photo Opportunity and Diploma Pick-up

Graduates, we hope you enjoyed the Class of 2020 Graduation Ceremony, and we hope to see you this afternoon from 2-4pm for the Cap & Gown Photo Opportunity! Details for that event can be found at this link.

Graduates may pick up their diplomas and drop off gowns tomorrow (Friday, June 12th ) between the hours of 12 pm – 3 pm. Please place gowns in the clear plastic bag provided during the cap and gown pick up prior to returning them, to ensure everyone’s safety.

That’s a Wrap!

We had a terrific last day of the “Season 11” school year with our students today! We are proud of our entire school family for persevering through this year, and hope that all of you get a well-deserved break this summer! Here is a brief video message from Steve and Grace saying “thank you”.

Report cards will be mailed out next week, and Grace and I will be offering our “office hours” for students and parents on Wednesdays from 12-1pm beginning June 24th. The Zoom link to these meetings can be found in the “resources” section of this blog.

We hope you have a safe, healthy and restful summer!

Sincerely, Steve & Grace

Blood and Convalescent Plasma Drive: June 23rd

Make an Appointment to Donate Blood Today! 

Da Vinci Schools and Rotary District 5280 are hosting a one-day Blood and Convalescent Plasma Drive at our 201 N. campus!

When: Tuesday, June 23rd from 9 am to 2 pm
Where: 201 N. Douglas Street, El Segundo, CA 90245

To ensure appropriate social distancing, we encourage donors to make an appointment in the following ways:   

To donate Convalescent Plasma, please contact Noelle Lai at nlai@mednet.ucla.edu

Wednesday is the last day of the 2019-2020 School Year!

Dear DVS Students and Families, we have finally arrived at the end of this wild 2019-2020 school year! We will finish tomorrow (Wednesday) with Zoom meetings for students in their academic classes before 10:30, grade-level meetings at 10:30, advisory classes at 11:30, and our whole-school community dialogue at 12:30! Links to these meetings will be posted in their Google Classrooms.

Additionally, we are tremendously grateful to DVS parent and Da Vinci Trustee Derrick Boston for recording this video message with wisdom and encouragement for our students, and we encourage all DVS parents to watch it as well.

For our Seniors and their families, the link to watch the Class of 2020 Graduation ceremony will be sent out at 8:30 on Thursday morning so that everyone can watch it together beginning at 9:00am. Then, from 2-4pm, Seniors and their families are invited to the Cap & Gown photo opportunity on our campus. Details for this event can be found here.

Finally, report cards are scheduled to be mailed out next Tuesday, so you can be looking for those in your mailbox at the end of next week!

Sincerely, Steve & Grace

Counseling Corner: Week 38

It’s the last week of school. The final countdown. We can sense your disappointment in not having to log on to Zoom meetings :). We encourage students to continue to LEARN and GROW over the summer and have compiled a list of things to do to avoid summer brain drain including utilizing the Los Angeles Public Library to learn new languages, learn technical skills (ex. Animation, automotive design, film making, game design, etc), and provided a number of suggested books to read.

We hope you have a great summer. -The Counseling Team

Day of Reflection

Thank you for encouraging your children to join with their advisory classes today as we created safe spaces for students to share, listen, and think about how we can stand up against injustice and prejudice in our community and our country. We encourage you to view this slide deck that was designed to help the students in their understanding and conversations about this difficult and sensitive topic, and we hope it is a helpful resource to you as you have these conversations with your children as well.

Sincerely, Steve & Grace

Class of 2020 Cap & Gown Photo Opportunity

On Thursday, June 11th, 2020, our Seniors are invited to come to the parking lot of our campus from 2-4pm during which time members of our school staff will be present to bid them “Farewell!”. The graduates who wish to participate in this event will have an opportunity to have a professional picture taken on a decorated stage wearing their cap and gown.

This event will be in addition to the virtual graduation ceremony that will take place at 9:00am on Thursday 6/11.

In order to keep the risk of exposure to COVID-19 to a minimum and promote the safety of all the participants involved, everyone will be asked to follow the protocol and guidelines that can be found on this document, and we ask that all graduates and families follow the guidelines that are provided there.



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