Archive for October 30, 2015

Week 12 Schedule & Advisory Plan

Here is the schedule for next week!    DVS week 12 schedule Week12

Don’t forget that, in addition to office hours, students can sign up for free after-school tutoring in the college center at – slots are open Monday-Thursday from 4-5pm.

Our advisory unit on health & wellness will focus on personal safety next week. On Wednesday we will be discussing scenarios involving fire and earthquake safety, and on Thursday we will be discussing awareness and self-defense. Your students will be asked to discuss your family’s emergency plans with you at home on those days! These are the 3 self-defense videos that your kids will be watching, discussing and practicing:

Then, the following week, we will be preparing and practicing for the shooter-on-campus drill with the Hawthorne Police Department that we do each year.

Have a safe weekend!

Halloween Costumes at DVS

Hi Families!

We wanted to let you know that students are permitted to wear their Halloween costumes to school on Friday, October 30th. The guidelines regarding Halloween costumes are as follows:

-costumes that leave your midsection, back, chest, shoulders, or undergarments exposed are not permitted

-shorts or skirts that are excessively short are not permitted

-real and fake weapons (i.e. fake knives, swords, guns, etc.) are not permitted

-masks are only to be worn before school, after school, or during lunch

The principal and the assistant principal have the authority to determine if a costume is inappropriate for school. If a costume is deemed inappropriate, a student may not be permitted to attend class in the costume and he/she may be asked to change his/her clothes.

Please contact me if you have any questions:

Happy Halloween!

Week 10 Schedule

Here is the week 10 schedule! Next Friday is a professional development day and there is no school for the students. DVS week 10 schedule Week10

This Sunday, our partner and neighbor Vistamar High School has once again invited our students to attend their annual Multicultural College Fair from 2-5pm, which will feature top schools from around the country. I encourage you to check it out! Here is the flyer: VM-College-Fair

Week 9 is packed!!

Next week is a big week at DVS! It’s Spirit Week, the PSAT is on Wednesday, sign ups for the boys’ and girls’ basketball teams are Monday & Tuesday, soccer tryouts for boys and girls are Wed-Fri, the girls’ volleyball team has games Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, and DVS atudents are invited to Vistamar’s Multicultural College Fair on Sunday 10/18. See the attached schedule for details about this packed week!

DVS week 9 schedule Week9

Week 8 Schedule

Next week is Student-Led Conference week, followed by spirit week! Here’s the schedule…

DVS week 8 schedule Week8

School pictures are ready and can be purchased online (unless your student just took his or her picture this morning). You can get a digital copy of the picture or order print copies from the following website. You order directly from the website and the photos are mailed to you, but if you have any questions, feel free to call the school.

To purchase photos:

  • Find your student’s Advisory teacher name and click on that picture
  • Enter the Advisory password (students will be given these passwords tomorrow in Advisory)
  • Find your student’s photo and click on it
  • Click “buy photos” to buy digital or print copies

Student-Led Conference Signups

In case your kids didn’t write them down, here are the links to sign up for your Student-Led Conference appointment next week:
9th Grade:
Lodhy’s English students:
Flower’s English students:
10th Grade:
11th Grade:
12th Grade: