Archive for February 28, 2018

Important Message about Emergency Drill Planned for March 1st

As previously announced, Da Vinci Communications, Da Vinci Design and Da Vinci Science will be conducting an armed intruder drill on Thursday, March 1, 2018.  This drill is a normal part of our continued efforts each year to maintain a safe and peaceful school environment. The drill will take approximately 15 minutes to complete and will take place at an unannounced time during the day.  Teachers have been working with students during Advisory classes to prepare for this drill.  The “armed intruder” for the drill will simply be a person with a sign that states “armed intruder drill”.  During the drill, students will have a chance to practice the proper response if such a crisis were to occur. A Resource Officer from the El Segundo Police Department will be observing the drill and providing feedback on processes and procedures.  Students and staff will be debriefing the drill on the following day.

So the schools can remain informed and responsive, parents and students are encouraged to report any concerns or potential threats to the school. If you have any questions regarding this or the drill, please do not hesitate contact the front office of your child’s school. Thank you for your support in maintaining the safety of our students, staff and schools.

Parent Workshop on Adolescent Depression and Anxiety

There will be an interactive, informational presentation to discuss signs, and symptoms of depression and anxiety in your child.  A doctoral student from Pepperdine University will be at the meeting to provide you with different skills and strategies to help you ease your child’s discomfort. The presentation will be free and all Da Vinci parents are welcome to attend! Please RVSP at the link below.

When: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 6:00pm

Where: 201 Douglas in the Multipurpose Room (1st Floor)

RSVP: tinyurl.com/AnxietyParentWorkshop

10th Grade Spring College Planning Meeting Signups are open

10th grade Spring College Planning meetings will begin Monday, March 12th! These expected events for parents are important meetings in which our college counselors will explain where you and your family should be doing and thinking about in preparation for applying to college. If you are the parent of a 10th grade student at DVS, please use the links below to sign up for a meeting time:

https://tinyurl.com/10thgradeSpringL-Z         

https://tinyurl.com/10thgradeSpringA-K 

Thank you!

 

Campus Safety Update: Upcoming Lockdown Drill Notification

Dear DVS Families,

Every year, the Da Vinci Schools work with local law enforcement and fire departments to plan, prepare, and practice our responses to emergency situations, including earthquake, fire, and emergency lockdowns for armed intruders. Since moving into the new building we have been working with El Segundo Police department on these plans. We have an emergency armed intruder drill planned for Thursday, March 1st and schoolwide debrief sessions to follow on Friday, March 2nd. Staff is trained for how to respond to such an event throughout the year and prior to this drill, procedures for students will be reviewed with them. During the drill, students will have a chance to practice the proper response if such a crisis were to occur.

So the schools can remain informed and responsive, parents and students are encouraged to report any concerns or potential threats to the school. If you have any questions regarding this or the drill, please do not hesitate contact the front office of your child’s school. Thank you for your support in maintaining the safety of our students, staff and schools.

Week 23 Schedule

Here is the schedule for next week! Have a terrific weekend – we look forward to starting classes back up on Tuesday!

DVS week 23 schedule Week23

Annual Giving Campaign – Matching Challenge – Donate Today!

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