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Week 28 Preview

Happy Friday, DVS Families! Thank you again to all of you who watched the presentation of our Phase II Re-opening Plan earlier this week, and if you have not yet completed the Return to Campus Activity Response Form we encourage you to do so today (here again are the links to the Presentation Slides and the Presentation Recording).

This coming Thursday (3/25) at 6pm, students in the DVS Biomedical Pathway’s Medical Interventions class will be presenting their “Grand Rounds” at 6pm. I encourage everyone interested in our Biomedical Pathway to watch this terrific event using this link!

There have been several updates regarding athletics posted recently and spring tryouts are happening soon, so we encourage you visit www.davincischools.org/athletics to learn more, and feel free to ask us any questions you have regarding athletics by emailing wdvathletics@davincischools.org.

In continuing with the priority of health and safety for all students, DVS students will be invited and expected to attend two sessions of California Healthy Youth Act (CHYA) Webinars provided by Da Vinci Schools medical professional, Dr. Emily Green. (Please see this letter from Dr. Green with more information: CHYA Parent Letter ) These CHYA webinars will be held on Monday, March 22nd at 10:00am with a makeup session at 12:30pm and Monday, March 27th at 10:00am with a makeup session at 12:30pm. There will also be small group informational sessions throughout the week.

Please contact me at swallis@davincischools.org if you have any questions or would like to talk about how we can best support you. Thank you!

Re-Opening Presentation Info & Resources

Thank you to all of you who attended tonight’s presentation of our Phase II Re-opening Plan! We encourage all of you who were not able to join us to visit the following links:

Please contact me at swallis@davincischools.org if you have any questions or difficulty accessing these resources. Thank you!

DVS Plan for Re-Opening Presentation

Dear DVS Families, this Wednesday (3/17) at 5:00pm during our normal weekly parent office hours, Grace and I will be sharing the specifics of our plans for a phased-in return to campus between April 12-June 9. In order to accommodate more participants, we will be holding the meeting as a webinar at this Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/94338838903
We will be sharing the on-campus programs and activities that will be available to students and there will also be a time for Q&A at the end of the presentation, which will be recorded and made available to you if you are not able to attend the live presentation.

We appreciate your support and we look forward to seeing you this week!

Sincerely, Steve

Week 27: Student-Led Conferences & DVS Reopening Plan Presentation

We are looking forward to meeting with parents during Student-Led Conferences this week (grades 9, 11 and 12) and next week (grade 10)! If you have not yet signed up for an SLC time and/or have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me at swallis@davincischools.org and I will be happy to help you!

This Wednesday (3/17) at 5:00pm during our normal weekly parent office hours, Grace and I will be sharing the specifics of our plans for a phased-in return to campus between April 12-June 9. In order to accommodate more participants, we will be holding the meeting as a webinar at this Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/94338838903
We will be sharing the on-campus programs and activities that will be available to students and there will also be a time for Q&A at the end of the presentation, which will be recorded and made available to you if you are not able to attend the live presentation.

We appreciate your support and we look forward to seeing you this week!

DVS Spring Drive-Thru is Monday!

Next Monday (3/8), DVS will be holding our spring drive-through event for students to come say hello to their teachers and receive a gift from their Advisory teacher! We are asking students to come according to the following times in order to minimize the amount of time you spend waiting in line (but it’s ok to come anytime between 10 and 2):

  • 9th grade: 10:00am-11:00am
  • 10th grade: 11:00am-12:00pm
  • 11th grade: 12:00pm-1:00pm
  • 12th grade: 1:00pm-2:00pm

We can’t wait to see our students again!

The DVS Spring Drive-Through Event is just one week away!

Next Monday (3/8), DVS will be holding another drive-through event for students to come see their teachers and receive a gift from their Advisory teacher! We are asking students to come according to the following times in order to minimize the amount of time you spend waiting in line:

  • 9th grade: 10:00am-11:00am
  • 10th grade: 11:00am-12:00pm
  • 11th grade: 12:00pm-1:00pm
  • 12th grade: 1:00pm-2:00pm

In addition, on Tuesday (3/2) there will be a Virtual Town Hall Meeting for Parents/Community @ 6:30 pm regarding a return to campus. All parents & guardians are encouraged to attend (click link here).

We can’t wait to see our students again!

El Camino College Class Book Pick Up Opportunity

This message is for the families of 11th and 12th grade students enrolled in POLI 1: Governments of the United States and California and BIO 15: Environmental Aspects of Biology through El Camino College. 

You are welcome and encouraged to pick up your books for these classes today (Monday, 3/1) between 2:30pm and 4:00pm. There will be a tent set up in the parking lot for book distribution. Please note that the textbooks for BUS 15: Introduction to Business have not yet arrived. We will notify you when they have arrived. If you are unable to pick up your books at this time, please contact Nancy Banuelos at nbanuelos@davincischools.org to arrange an alternate time.

DV Athletics Update Meeting Tonight @ 5:30pm

Please join us for a virtual Athletics Update & Information Meeting tonight (Thursday, February 25) at 5:30PM at this Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/96739097320 !

This meeting will include updated information, including:

+ Area Placement Change, Impact of Re-leaguing
+ What Spring 2021 (Season 2) will look like
+ Current CIF and L.A. County Department of Public Health Guidelines for Practices, Conditioning and Competition
+ Q&A  

All students, families and community members are welcome. We look forward to seeing you!  

This update will be recorded for future access. 

Student Makeup Photo Opportunity

For any student who missed the opportunity to have their school photo taken last fall or who wish to have their photo re-taken, there will be an opportunity for make-up photos on Friday, March 12th. Here’s the link to sign up for an appointment: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F45AFAF28A64-dvsdvcdvd1

The appointment to take the photos is free of charge, and families will have several options to purchase digital or printed images. As a safety measure due to the COVID pandemic, Da Vinci asks that you be wearing a mask when you arrive to campus.

Thank you!

Final Opportunity: Senior Portrait Makeups

Families of DVS Seniors:

This Saturday, February 13th is the final opportunity for seniors who have yet to take their cap and gown photo as well as seniors who would like a re-take. Please sign up here for an appointment.

The appointment to take the photos is free of charge, and families will have several options to purchase digital or printed images. You are able to pay for the digital images at the time of the appointment, and you are able to purchase printed packages when the photos are available online. All senior portraits will be available for purchase at this website.

Sincerely, Steve

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