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Tuesday is Park Day @ DVS!

This morning, all DVS students will come to school from 8am-noon, styarting their day in their advisory class. We will take a walking field trip to Del Aire Park to reflect and celebrate together. Please make sure to sign your child’s permission slip for this event! We will back to campus at 11:30 for dismissal!

Schedule for the last week of school

Happy last week of the “Season 9″ school year!
Today, Monday, is the last day of POLs, when students come either in the morning or the afternoon, depending on their POL time slot.
On Tuesday, all students will come to school from 8am-noon. We will take a walking field trip to Del Aire Park to celebrate together. Please make sure to sign your child’s permission slip for this event! We will back to campus at 11:30 for dismissal.
On Wednesday, the last day of school for DVS, school starts at 8:40 and ends at 1:10. Students will go to all of their classes, ending with “family time” in their advisory to say goodbye and good luck to the seniors!

Summer SAT Prep Course @ Da Vinci – Signups are now open!

We are pleased to announce that this summer, DVS will be offering an SAT Prep Course leading up to the August 25th SAT testing date. The course is a $499 value, but Da Vinci is able to offer it to our students for only $99. Need-based scholarships are also available (please contact me to apply). The course includes 2 full practice tests, 24 hours of instruction, and all materials.
Sign up at:
Use the code “dvsfamily” at checkout for the discount!
Exact dates for the course are below:
Practice Exam #1: 7/22
Week 1: 7/23, 7/25, 7/27
Week 2: 7/30, 8/1, 8/3
Week 3: 8/6
Practice Exam #2: 8/8
Week 3 cont.: 8/10
First Day of School: 8/14
Actual SAT Test Date: 8/25
Classes will take place from 9am to 12pm on campus and the practice exams will takes place from 9am until about 1:30pm (also on campus).
This is a tremendous opportunity for both rising Juniors and Seniors to increase their SAT scores and bolster their college resumes, so don’t miss out!
Any questions not related to scholarships can be sent to Ivy Prep at
Spaces are limited and will fill up, so sign up today!

Week 31 Schedule

This week’s schedule is very different than usual because of PSAT and SAT testing on Tuesday – please see below. Odd periods will meet on Monday and Thursday, and even periods will meet on Wednesday and Friday.

11th graders need to arrive at school by 7:40am on Tuesday. 

DVS week 31 schedule Week31

Friday 4/20

Dear Parents and Guardians of DVS Students,

Tomorrow, Friday 4/20, is both the anniversary of the 1999 Columbine High School shooting, and also a day when many young people make poor decisions regarding marijuana use. For both these reasons, I ask that you have a conversation this evening with your children both about their feelings of safety at school, and to be aware of the specific details of where they will be and who they will be with both before and after school tomorrow.

We encourage all students to “see something, say something” to a DVS staff member if they are aware of something happening that could be harmful to our student safety and/or school community.

Please feel free to contact me at with and questions or concerns.




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