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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:  

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!

There has never been a better time to support Da Vinci Schools!


Donate or pledge by April 30, 2018 and your contribution will be doubled by our generous industry partners, up to $75,000. All pledge payments must be received by June 30, 2018 to be eligible for the match.

Annual Giving dollars provide unrestricted funds and flexibility that allow us to address urgent needs and take advantage of special opportunities as they arise. They also provide funding for hands-on curriculum, a materials budget for every teacher, and much more.

Donate today and DOUBLE your impact. Every gift makes a difference!

Give online at: or download a pledge card today!

We thank you!

DVS School Site Council Meeting #2: Thursday February 8th

Our second School Site Council meeting will be next Thursday, February 8th!
As a reminder, we have moved the meetings to an earlier time this year, from 4:00-5:30pm, to help us increase student and staff participation. Any interested DVS parents are invited to attend!
The School Site Council approves long term plans for the school, including the Single Plan For Student Achievement and the Local Control and Accountability Plan.
The Meeting Dates for 2017-2018 are: October 19th, February 8th, April 19th, June 7th, all from 4:00-5:30pm.

Week 20 Schedule & Activities

Here is the schedule for this week: DVS week 20 schedule Week20



Students can come learn about the upcoming Spring Musical Review this Wednesday after school in the theater; our program, which will be run by Haven Academy of the Arts, will begin next week with practices after school every Wednesday.

In Athletics news, announcements regarding spring sports as well as the week 20 sports schedule are below:



Happy Holidays from DVS!

Your students’ report cards are on their way to your homes, and it is now time for a well-deserved rest for our entire DVS family!

Our faculty will not be checking their emails over the break, so if you have any questions for them, it is best to wait until we return for second semester.

The first day of second semester for students is Tuesday, January 16th. (Monday 1/15 is the holiday in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.)

Each year Da Vinci Schools rely on gifts to the Annual Giving Campaign to meet the immediate needs of our schools and programs. These gifts play a tremendous role in our ability to provide a real-world, college and career-ready education. You can make a year-end, tax-deductible gift today!!

All gifts and pledges will be matched through April 30, 2018, up to $75,000.

All gifts $1-$365 will support the entire K-14 community. Contribution amounts over $365 may be directed to the school or program of your choice. We ask families and friends to consider a minimum gift of $365 per year (only $1 per day).

Every gift makes a difference!

Student Drop-off during POL week

Dear DVS Families,

As you may have noticed, during scheduled POL days we have experienced more of a backup on Douglas St. and El Segundo Blvd. This is due to all 3 schools having shared start and end times for each POL session.  To help alleviate this, we suggest the following:

  • avoiding the left-hand turn from Douglas into campus and instead approaching on Douglas from the north (for instance, from Imperial) to make a right-hand turn onto campus
  • carpooling
  • dropping off your students earlier in the morning (the MPR and our floor will be open to students at 7:30 the rest of the week)
  • picking up your students later in the day
  • encouraging your students to use public transportation
  • having students walk, ride bikes, skateboards, scooters, etc. to campus

We will also not be marking students tardy until 8:30.


Thank you!

Powerschool Access Disabled

The deadline for students to turn in work for first semester has passed, so Powerschool access will be disabled for the next week while teachers are finishing their grades and comments. Access will be restored when students return for second semester.

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