Archive for July 29, 2015

School starts again on August 18th!

Dear DVS Families, I hope you are having a terrific summer! I’m already excited for the 2015-2016 school year and am looking forward to our students returning on Tuesday, August 18th at 9:00am for the first day of school!

When your students arrive on that morning, there will be boards in the front of the school telling them who their advisor will be, and after they all come in to the back yard of the school, they will go with that advisor for the morning, and then they will receive their class schedules.

A couple reminders for you and for them:

1) As you shop for school clothes, please keep the school Dress Code  in mind. Students may wear any Da Vinci t-shirt instead of a collared shirt on the first day of school 🙂

2) Students can bring their own lunch, or purchase it for $4. You will be receiving a letter in the mail soon explaining the process of creating an account into which you can deposit money for your child’s lunch.

3) We have an on-line process in order to capture vital information need for our student’s files, as well as information need for Da Vinci to qualify for various grants and programs that benefit all students.  The process is simple, just a few steps and will only take a few minutes.  If you do not have computer or Internet access, please come by any of our school’s offices to complete the process in person.

  • If your student will be returning to Da Vinci this coming 2015-16 school year, you are required to complete the on-line enrollment process by August 5, 2015.

Log-on to:  and then click the Continuing Enrollment tab and follow instructions

(If your child is not in attendance on the first day of school, we will assume you have decide to go elsewhere and will give that spot to someone else on the wait list.)

  • If your student is NOT returning to Da Vinci this coming 2015-16 school year, we need you to complete the on-line withdrawal process by August 5, 2015. There is a long wait list of students who are hoping to get in to DVS, so if you have changed your mind and your child will not be attending, please let me know asap so that we can bring in another student on the wait list! Please use the above log-in information for this process.

Completing the official withdrawal process is required to prepare your student’s records for transfer to their new school. Student records cannot be released to the new school if this process is not completed.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call our office at 310-725-5800 or email me at  Thank you!


Free ACT Prep Course at DVS – There is still space left!

This 6-day test prep course is offered for FREE to DVS students ($250 to all others). Last year’s winter test prep was focused on the SAT, and this summer’s test prep will be focused on the ACT.

There will be a morning session from 10:00-12:30, and then an identical afternoon session from 1:15-3:45pm (you can choose whichever one you wish to attend).

The class will take place on 6 successive Saturdays, and students are expected to attend all of them: 8/1, 8//8, 8/15, 8/22, 8/29, and 9/5. On 8/29 students will take a practice full-length ACT, and on 9/5 they will receive their results and go over their mistakes.

The REAL ACT exam will be offered at DVS the following Saturday (9/12), so the timing is perfect for DVS students to do their best!

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to get professional, perfectly-timed ACT prep before the stress of homework and projects heats up!

To sign up, go