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DVS Week 30 Roundup & Week 31 Preview

We had a fantastic first week back from spring break and were thrilled to have over 300 students join us on campus this week as part of their academic program, reconnecting with their teachers, academic coaches, counselors, and each other!

Our week 31 on-campus schedule can be viewed here – as a reminder, students participating in on-campus activities should arrive 15 minutes before their scheduled start times having already completed this Health Screening Check-in link. All students participating in on-campus activities are invited to take a free “grab & go” lunch and are encouraged to bring a water bottle with them.

Our athletics programs also ramping up and I encourage you to check out and bookmark our athletics website ( and email our interim athletic director Tori Grafeman if you have any questions about our sports program.

Finally, our “Office Hours with Steve & Grace” continue on every Wednesday evening from 5-6 pm at this Zoom link and you are always invited to join us to ask your questions and share your thoughts and ideas!

Week 30 On-Campus Schedule

We are so excited to welcome students back to campus this week! Our on-campus weekly schedule is shown here.

DVS On-Campus Instructional Activities Schedule for Week 30. Students should arrive to campus 15 minutes before the indicated start times, and depart from the campus at the end of their scheduled activity.

For students participating in on-campus activities, please arrive to campus having already completed this Facilitron Health Screening Check-in link. (I recommend you bookmark this link, as you will use this same link every day that you come onto campus from April – June 2021). We will have a Chromebook available for you to use, but we ask that you bring your own Chromebook or laptop and charger with you if you can.

When you arrive, you’ll come to the front door, show us the big green check mark that you’ll receive upon completing the health screening, and have your temperature taken with a scanner prior to coming up to the second floor. We’ll be here waiting to show you where to go!

If you have not already done so, please be sure to watch the video presentation and view the slide deck which include important information about:  

  • Health Checks via Facilitron. Health Checks are only to be completed on days when your student is scheduled to be on campus. >> Detailed instructions
  • Temperature Checks
  • Face Coverings
  • Maps of the 201 Campus and Del Aire Campus (Connect TK-8) showing the drop-off and pick-up routes, and the entrances that students will use to access their school

We can’t wait to begin welcoming our students back!!!

DVS Spring Break & Return to Campus Info

We are all thrilled to be welcoming students back to campus beginning the week of April 12th after a much-needed Spring Break! For DVS, our on-campus weekly schedule beginning April 12th is shown here.

DVS On-Campus Instructional Activities Schedule for Week 30.
Students should arrive to campus 15 minutes before the indicated start times.

Following the professional development day on Monday 4/12, our virtual instruction schedule for week 30 will continue as usual. Families whose students are scheduled for on-campus instructional activities will be receiving an email from the Da Vinci Schools Central Office with all the details regarding our on-campus health and safety procedures and protocols.

On behalf of all the DVS staff, I hope that your families have a restful and safe spring break, and we can’t wait to begin welcoming students back on campus the following week!!

Da Vinci Track & Field Info Night

Interested in participating in track & field? Coach Jackson & Coach Mar are here to answer all your questions about tryouts, the season, and everything else track related. See details below.

What: 2020-21 WDV Track & Field (Parent and Student-Athlete Information Session)
Who: Coach Jackson/Coach Mar
When: Thursday, April 1, 2021 6-7:30 p.m.
Where: Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 966 930 2157

Boys Soccer Conditioning & Tryouts This Week

This week our boys soccer teams are holding workouts and tryouts for the spring! The schedule for the rest of the week is as follows:

  • Conditioning: Wednesday – Del Aire Park (Back Field) 4-6 PM
  • Tryouts Day 1: Thursday – Juan de Anza Elementary 4-6 PM
  • Tryouts Day 2: Friday – Juan de Anza Elementary 4-6 PM

All boys are welcome to come – please bring a water bottle and mask!

DVS Graduation Ceremony Signup

Dear Families of DVS Seniors, the signup for you to select which of the in-person graduation ceremonies you wish to participate in is now live! You can access the signup using this link:

The DVS graduation ceremonies will be held at 10am, 1pm, and 4pm on June 2 and June 3, and graduates will each be able to invite 4 guests.

We can’t wait to celebrate our awesome, resilient Class of 2021!!

DVS Week 28 Roundup

Wow, what a week!

Thank you to all of you who have attended the various virtual meetings and office hours we have held over the last couple weeks and shared your questions and feedback with us. Next week is our last week before spring break, and then the week after spring break we get to begin bringing students back on to campus again! We can’t wait!!

Yesterday I sent emails to all parents who responded to our On-campus Activities Request Form with information about their child’s specific activities schedule. If you think you should have received such an email from me but did not, please email me at swallis@davincischools and let me know.

Have a great weekend!!

Class of 2021 Graduation Ceremony Signup

We are thrilled to be holding our Class of 2021 graduation in person in our gym in June! In order to meet current health and safety guidelines, the graduation will be held in six ceremonies (10am, 1pm, and 4pm) on June 2 and 3. Each graduate will be able to invite 4 guests.

The signup for graduates to select which of the six ceremonies they wish to participate in will be posted via this blog at noon this Saturday (3/27). Parents of graduates, please talk with your child about their preferences between now and then so that you can select your spot as soon as possible.

As always, you can email me at swallis@davincischools if you have any questions!

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