SLC Week Schedule Reminder

Hello DVS Families,

Just as a reminder, DVS will dismiss at 1:15pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday this week:


DV Communications is dismissing 5 minutes before us, so if you would allow them to get picked up before picking up your kids, that would be much appreciated! Thank you!


Free and Reduced Meal Applications Are Due Now

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Attn: Da Vinci Parents and Guardians,

Many of you have not completed a Meal Application. Our goal is for 100% of families to complete a Meal Application by Oct. 31. For each additional child who is eligible for free/reduced-price meals, Da Vinci receives close to $1,800 in additional funding per student per year. This increased funding supports all of our students!

Please complete a Meal Application today — apply online or download a print application. You will need your student’s ID to submit an online application; no ID is needed for the print application — just turn it into your school office.

If you qualify, the price for your meals will be FREE. **Beginning Oct. 15, Da Vinci will waive all meal costs for reduced students.**

Please note: Your qualification for free/reduced meals is NOT tied to your assets or overall annual income. Rather, it is based on your estimated income at the time that the application is submitted, so you may qualify if you are in between jobs, etc.

Meal applications submitted after the State deadline (early November) results in no additional funds for Da Vinci that could be used to support our academic programs.

 + Federal, local, and private grant funding is based on the number of eligible students who qualify.

+ Federal Law requires families to fill out a new application (one per household) every year. All information is strictly confidential. Applications are accepted all year long but Da Vinci does not receive additional funding after the beginning of November.

+ Da Vinci’s meal program is not associated with the Wiseburn Unified School District. You will need to fill out separate applications if you have students who attend schools in both organizations.

+ Grant and scholarship assistance (SAT/ACT and college applications fee waivers, etc.) may also be available for students who qualify for free and/or reduced-price meals.

+ If the student receives Medicaid benefits, he/she is eligible for free/reduced pricing.

+ For full price students, all meals must be paid in advance. Overdue balances must be paid immediately. As of this school year, a $30 negative balance will be the limit and your account may be interrupted. You can deposit money at any time at or go to any of our school offices and pay by credit card, check or cash.

For more information, please visit our Meals webpage.

If you have any questions, please contact Sara Deulofeu at 310-331-8099 or email at

Week 8 is Student-Led Conference Week!

We’ve had another fantastic week at DVS and are looking forward to week 8!

Next week we have college representatives coming to visit us at lunchtime from Grand Canyon University (Tuesday), Marymount California University (Thursday), and USC (Friday). All students and parents are invited to attend these presentations! No RSVP is needed.

In week 8 we will be holding Student-Led Conferences (SLCs), an opportunity for families and students to formally examine and discuss academic progress, is coming up. This is an expected event for all students and parents, and we ask that you sign up for a time that both can attend. If you have not already done so, please use the links below to sign up for a time:

Grade 9:

Grade 10:

Grade 11:

Grade 12:

For more details about the week 8 Schedule, please click this link: DVS week 8 schedule (S11) Week8Week8DueDates

Have a terrific weekend!


Supporting Students’ Mental Health

Hello DVS Families,

In an effort to be more proactive in supporting students’ mental health, an anxiety screener will be given to all students at Da Vinci Science High School. Results from the screener will be used by the counselors to create interventions to support students’ mental health (ex. anxiety groups, one-on-one check-ins). If you would like to opt-out, please make sure to sign the form that was sent home with your student today ad return it to your student’s respective counselor by Monday, October 7, 2019.

Thank you in advance,

DVS Counseling Team



El Camino College Night 11/13

Hello DVS Families,

College Night at El Camino College is an open house event showcasing everything ECC has to offer! Come learn about programs and resources at our resource fair, attend workshops, enjoy donuts with the deans, chat with counselors, and take a twilight campus tour.

All prospective students, parents, adult learners, educators, and community members are invited to attend.

When: Wednesday Nov 13, 2019 at 5:30 – 8 pm.

For the specific schedule and more info feel free to visit

College Bound Student Athlete Night

Hello DVS families,

On October 17th Brentwood School will be hosting their annual college bound student athlete night panel.  It’s a great night with tons of information to take away irrespective of the sport a student athlete plays.  This is a free event and there is no RSVP to attend.  We encourage student athletes AND their parents to attend.  Attached is a flyer with the events details: College-Night-Flyer-Oct-2019

Senior Portrait Signup Information

This year, seniors have the option of taking cap-and-gown portraits during Student-Led Conference time with our school photographer, Stacee Lianna. The cost for a senior cap-and-gown photo session is $40, which includes the digital copy of the photo.  Senior photo sessions are optional; the school will not be using these photos in any of its publications. Students may sign up for a time slot using the following link: DV Senior Portrait Signup

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