Good Morning Parents,
First of all we would like to thank you for your patience and cooperation this week as you encountered drop-off and pick-up traffic that was much heavier than usual. This was due to several factors, the most significant one being the simple fact that we had a considerable increase in the number of students – that is, those who normally walk, ride their bikes and skateboards, take the Metro, and any other means of transportation – being dropped off at school. In order to continue to promote the safety of our students, staff, and all of you braving the weather to ensure that they get to school in a timely manner, below are a few tips and reminders:
- Never drop off or pick up students on any sidewalk, especially Douglas Avenue
- Avoid making illegal U-turns
- Please follow the instructions of the staff assisting with traffic control
- Stay within the lanes indicated by the cones set out on Douglas Avenue and in the parking lot
- Avoid dropping your students off or picking them up in the parking lots of our neighboring businesses, such as Millennium Space Systems
- Plan for additional time to get in and out of the parking lot
- If you have to wait for your student, park instead of waiting and delaying the pick-up and drop-off lanes
Again, thank you for your patience and cooperation as we all continue to work together to ensure the safety and well-being of all of our students. Have a safe day!
Interested in learning more about the theater? The DV Theater program will focus on performance, culminating in a fully staged production at the end of the semester. Any and all students are welcome. If you’re passionate about performance, or just looking to learn something new and challenge yourself, this is a program for you! Da Vinci Theater will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:00 to 5:30 starting Tuesday, January 22nd.
We are excited for students to present their POLs next week! Please make arrangements to come watch your child’s POL if you can – this is a big accomplishment and a significant milestone for them! You can see the detailed schedule here: DVS week 18 schedule (S10)
We’re excited to announce that there will be a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Open House Celebration at the new Wiseburn Sports Complex on Thursday, December 20.
Ribbon Cutting & Open House Celebration
Thursday, December 20, 2018
5:30-6:00PM – Speeches & Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
6:00-7:00PM – Open House
201 N. Douglas Street
El Segundo, CA
Stop by for a walk-through and take a look at the new facilities! All families, staff and community members are welcome to attend. > READ MORE
Here’s the schedule for next week! Click here for details: DVS week 17 schedule (S10)
It’s the last week before Presentations of Learning, and Friday 12/14 is the last day for students to submit work for 1st semester.
I have also created a survey to ask your opinion about some of the changes we made from last year to this year and how they have impacted your student’s experience at DVS. I would appreciate it if you would spend a couple minutes taking the survey to give me your feedback: https://goo.gl/forms/qVTz7tK2e1CxlgCQ2
Da Vinci is once again offering a winter ACT Prep course to its students through PJ Test Prep, a small Test Prep and Tutoring company based in the south bay. The course, open to students from all DV high schools, will be 5 days over winter break from Monday January 7th to Friday January 11th, 2.5 hours per day. Students can sign up for either the AM session (10:00-12:30) or the PM session (1:15-3:45) and are expected to attend the same session for all 5 days. The cost is only $50 per student (partial scholarships are available, so please don’t let the cost stop you from signing up!)
After signing up here, students pay the $50 course fee to their school’s office. Please make checks out to “Da Vinci Schools” and write “Winter ACT Test Prep” on the memo line.
I hope you all have a happy and restful Thanksgiving break and have the opportunity to spend quality time with family and friends! We are proud of the work our students have done this semester, and thankful for the support they have received from their families. Here are the schedules and due dates for the week we come back… just 3 more weeks until Presentations of Learning!
Here is the detailed week 15 schedule: DVS week 15 schedule (S10)