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Week 29 Schedule & Information

Here is the schedule and calendar of due dates for next week! Wednesday will be a very busy day, with alternative schedules for all students.

9th grade: In the morning, students will take the PSAT 9, a practice SAT exam designed for 9th grade students. In the afternoon, they will take the California Physical Fitness Test. If you have a 9th grader who cannot participate in the California Physical Fitness Test, please email Erin D’Souza (edsouza@davincischools.org).

10th grade: In the morning, students will take the PSAT 10, a practice SAT exam designed for 10th grade students. In the afternoon, they will be watching a Prescription Drug Awareness Assembly presented by CVS Pharmacy.

11th grade: Juniors will take the SAT exam in the morning, and must arrive by 7:40am. In the afternoon, they will begin preparations for Exhibition Night on Thursday, April 11th.

12th grade: Seniors will have their annual Beach Day & class photo.

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Parents of 12th grade students: DV Extension will be hosting a third family information night on March 28th at 6pm at the 201 campus in the Multi-Purpose Room. Come join us to for an information presentation and Q & A time.

2019-20 Interest Form and online application are now live! You can access by clicking the following links:

DVX Interest Form

if you are considering DVX as one of your college options, please feel free to fill out this form. A DVX staff member will contact you to answer questions and discuss how the program fits your educational and career goals.

DVX Online Application

Once you submit the application, a DVX staff member will contact you to set up an in-person meeting.

10th Grade College Planning Meeting

Parents and students of the 10th grade, please join us for your 10th grade College Planning Meeting on Wednesday, April 3rd at 5:00 pm in the Black Box Theater! Please join us for an informational meeting regarding what students and parents can do to prepare for college. This informational meeting will be held in English, but if you and your family would like to receive this information in Spanish, we encourage you to connect with your respective counselor. No sign-up is necessary and we look forward to seeing you there!

Thank you,

DVS Counseling Team

 

Career Day

Hello Da Vinci Parents,

 

Da Vinci Schools is hosting a Career Day on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 from 10:30am to 12:30pm and we need your help.  We are looking for up to 50 panel speakers to share their careers and work experiences with Da Vinci students.  This is a great opportunity to expose our students to a variety of careers. If you are interested in volunteering as a speaker, please visit the sign up by April 15.

Thank You!

 

Being Good Neighbors – One More Goal for our Students

As we begin this week, we wanted to take this time to thank all of you, the parents and guardians, who came out last week to participate in your children’s Student-Led Conferences (SLC). Our students shared their accomplishments and their goals for improvement along with an action plan to reach those goals. These are a very important part of the education of our students which help to ensure a high level of communication between them, the staff and you.

In light of recent events that occurred with some of our neighbors, in particular the Elevon Campus located on Douglas Street north of the Da Vinci schools, we are asking for your cooperation in adding one more goal for all of our students that includes you too: Being good neighbors.

Last week we were again notified by businesses in the area that some of the actions of our students have been anything but neighborly. Unfortunately, this is not something new, as this was addressed back in November 2018.

Several of our students have been ignoring posted signs (see below) and were caught trespassing in areas that are private property at the Elevon Campus, such as the second story which has no stores or locations open to the public. They were disruptive and rude to several of the employees that work there. We are all in agreement that these students do not represent all of the wonderful students we have attending our schools, but the very public actions of these students reflect poorly on us all. This has been a recurrent problem since late last school year, and the business owners have been extremely patient and cooperative, working with us as much as possible to address this matter. However, because of the level of disruption experienced last week, it has now reached a point where Elevon will be addressing future incidents of students trespassing on private property with us AND the El Segundo Police Department. Students are not allowed to loiter at the Elevon Campus and must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times.

no-trespassingThe message to our students that they need to hear from you is this: Please respect our neighbors in the community and conduct yourselves accordingly; if certain behaviors are inappropriate at home or on campus, those behaviors are also inappropriate off-campus at neighboring businesses.

In addition, Elevon and other surrounding businesses have notified us that some families are still using their parking lots for drop off and pick up of students. As part of the action plan for accomplishing the goal of being a good neighbor, please do NOT use the Elevon Campus or other nearby business parking lots for dropping off or picking up your students and remind them to behave appropriately wherever they may be. This also applies to students using ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft. These incidents are being reported to us and will be addressed with both you and your students as necessary.

We thank those of our students and families who have been respectful of our neighbors; we expect all our students and families to behave appropriately in our community, as we all represent Da Vinci Schools.

Families Connected Youth Wellness Corner

Families Connected Youth Wellness Corner

Yearbook Deadline Approaching

Attention Parents! The yearbook team is working hard to meet its deadline, so that means your window of buying a yearbook ad space for your child is quickly closing. Go to yearbookforever.com now to design and buy your personal ad now. Prices are $25 (quarter of a page), $50 (half a page), and $100 (full page). The deadline is March 15th.

Student-Led Conferences: March 11-14

Student-Led Conferences are two weeks coming up March 11-14. Appointment times are posted below by grade level for you to see when your appointment is. Please contact Liz at evalle@davincischools.org if you need to change your appointment time. These are important conversations with your kids and we hope that you will all make arrangements to come for them!

9th Grade Student-Led Conference Appointment Times (Spring 2019)

10th Grade Student-Led Conference Appointment Times (Spring 2019)

11th Grade Student-Led Conference Appointment Times (Spring 2019)

12th Grade Student-Led Conference Appointment Times (Spring 2019)

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