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9th Grade Counseling Workshop today @ 9:00

This week our counselors will be hosting Counseling Information Workshops for students and parents/guardians!

  • 9th Grade is TODAY (Tuesday 10/27) @ 9:00am at this link
  • 10th Grade will be on Wednesday 10/28 @ 9:00am at this link
  • 11th Grade will be on Thursday 10/29 @ 9:00am at this link
  • (Seniors all had individual meetings with their counselor earlier this month)

We hope you will all tune in to hear this important info from our counselors!

LAX Aviation Career Day Wed 10/28

Is your student interested in a career in flight, aerospace and aviation? Wednesday, October 28th is this year’s virtual LAX Aviation Career Day from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and our students have been invited to join the event!

During the event, students will meet pilots, flight attendants, engineers, aviation law enforcement professionals, construction professionals, as well as representatives from various agencies such as the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), City of Los Angeles, Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and more. Attendees will engage with exhibitors who will share their job knowledge, experiences, education and career paths.

Students interested in attending should FIRST ask their teacher(s) for the classes they have on Wednesday morning for their permission. If they say “yes!”, then on Wednesday morning students can just click on one of the links below:

https://zoom.us/j/99285866020
Passcode: LAXacd2020
-OR-
https://zoom.us/j/98529486620
Passcode: LAXacd2020

Senior Cap & Gown Photos

Dear DVS Families of the Class of 2021,

We are excited to share with you the details of an important way to commemorate this important year: Senior Portraits! We have partnered with Stacee Lianna Photography to provide you the opportunity to get professional cap-and-gown photos to share with family and friends. 

For DVS, the photos will be taken on Friday 11/20 and Saturday 11/21 from 10:00am to 3:30pm at the Da Vinci Campus (201 N. Douglas St.). Please sign up here for your appointment: https://tinyurl.com/DVS2021SeniorPhotos.

The appointment to take the photos is free of charge, and families will have several options to purchase digital or printed images. You will be able to pay for the digital images at the time of the appointment, and you can also purchase printed packages when the photos are available online. For information about pricing, please read this flyer. All senior portraits will be available for purchase at this website: Da Vinci Schools – StaceeLianna

We have scheduled a cap-and-gown pickup for Monday 11/16 from noon-1pm so that every senior can receive their cap and gown prior to their photo appointment. We will be providing you with more details as the date approaches, but please mark your calendars for that date.

To summarize, here are the important dates and next steps:

Senior Cap-and-Gown Pickup for DVS is Monday 11/16 from 12:00 noon-1:00pm.

Senior Portrait appointments are Friday 11/20 and Saturday 11/21; appointment sign-ups now live at https://tinyurl.com/DVS2021SeniorPhotos.

If you have questions regarding the portraits and the packages, please contact Stacee at seniors@staceelianna.com.

Week 11 Preview: College Info Workshops for Parents & Guardians

Thank you to all of you who attended your child’s Student-Led Conference and took the fall DV Parent Survey! Next week, we return to our normal schedule and our counselors will be hosting College Information Workshops for students and parents/guardians.

  • 9th Grade will be on Tuesday 10/27 @ 9:00am at this link
  • 10th Grade will be on Wednesday 10/28 @ 9:00am at this link
  • 11th Grade will be on Thursday 10/29 @ 9:00am at this link
  • (Seniors all had individual meetings with their counselor earlier this month)

I am grateful to all of you for the support you give to our students and hope you have a good and safe weekend!

-Steve

DV Parent Survey – thank you!

Sending an enthusiastic and full-throated “HUZZAH!” to the 202 DVS parents who have completed our parent survey so far! This is an important tool for us to better understand how we can best help and support our students and families. If you haven’t yet taken it (it takes less than 10 minutes!), we would really appreciate it if you would take the time to help us by completing it now!! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/parent_survey_Fall2020

Please and thank you!

-Steve

Week 10 Preview: Student-Led Conferences

Happy Friday, DVS Families! Next week (week 10) is our Student-Led Conference Week! The purpose of student-led conferences is for the school to support our students in leading a conversation with you, their parent/guardian, about their learning strengths and challenges thus far and their goals moving forward. Prior to joining the SLC Zoom appointment, we ask that all parents & guardians listen to their child’s SLC presentation and review their grades in Powerschool.

If you have any questions or need help signing up for your time slot, please contact Liz Diaz-Valle (grades 9 & 12) or Brittany Alvarez (grades 10 & 11).

Finally, we have updated our academic calendar to include tentative dates for 2nd semester. You can view/download the calendar by clicking here or finding it under the “Resources” tab to the right.

Have a restful and safe weekend!

Week 9 & Parent Survey

This week is a shortened week with a professional development day for staff on Friday, so the schedule for all grade levels will be as shown here.
Next week (week 10) is our Student-Led Conference Week, so this week students should be preparing their SLC presentations and parents should be signed up for an SLC time slot. If you have any questions or need help signing up for your time slot, please contact Liz Diaz-Valle (grades 9 & 12) or Brittany Alvarez (grades 10 & 11).

An important thing we do every year is to survey all of our parents and students to better understand how we can best help and support you. This survey will take you about 10 minutes, and we would really appreciate it if you would complete it this week: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/parent_survey_Fall2020

Please and thank you!

Week 9 Preview

Next week is a shortened week with a professional development day for staff on Friday, so the schedule for all grade levels will be as shown here.

The following week (week 10) is our Student-Led Conference Week, so in week 9 students should be preparing their SLC presentations and parents should be signed up for an SLC time slot. If you have any questions or need help signing up for your time slot, please contact Liz Diaz-Valle (grades 9 & 12) or Brittany Alvarez (grades 10 & 11).

The purpose of student-led conferences is for the school to support our students in leading a conversation with you, their parent/guardian, about their learning strengths and challenges thus far and their goals moving forward. Prior to joining the SLC Zoom appointment, we ask that all parents & guardians listen to their child’s SLC presentation and review their grades in Powerschool.

Finally, we have updated our academic calendar to include tentative dates for 2nd semester. You can view/download the calendar by clicking here or finding it under the “Resources” tab to the right.

We hope you have a healthy and safe weekend!

Week 7 Updates

It’s week 7, and your students now have their grades updated for all of their classes in Powerschool – you can login at this link. Students’ usernames and passwords were given in the letter they received at the beginning of the year with their class schedule. If you need help logging in, you can contact Liz Valle (grades 9 & 12) or Brittany Alvarez (grades 10 & 11). We have moved our Student-Led Conferences from week 9 to week 10 (October 19-23), and our college counselors will be holding college information meetings for students and parents during week 11. More info about these will be coming next week – here is an updated DVS academic calendar!

Students have received the info about doing the honors options in their classes, and students who wish to participate are required to have their parent/guardian review and type their name in this DVS Honors Signup Form on or before Friday 10/2 – please make sure to ask your child about it!

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